Sunday, August 31, 2014

Thinking of You


I made a pile of new stamps I have not used yet and put them on my workspace to use before I pick up any other stamps.  This is the first one, Our Daily Bread: Lighthouse. I know, I have a lot of lighthouses but could not resist this one.  I stamped it with Kaleidacolor Denim, used Graphic 45 paper and labels 4 die cut. It is for our neighbor who had heart valve  surgery almost 2 weeks ago and is still in the hospital. Hope to have him home in the next few days.
 Happy Labor day to all!  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tim Holtz Stencil

 I played with my Tim Holtz Stencil recently and these are the different looks I got.  I thought it made a nice simple masculine card.  My favorite is the red one but I am not sure yet how I want to finish it, any ideas?  I put my stencil down pressed my versa mark pad on the open areas and embossed with a sparkly red embossing powder. I hate to cover it up but I need to at least add some words. 

 I solved my technical difficulties by removing my e-mail from my phone and reloading it!  Nice to be back.

Technical Difficulties, Any Suggestions

Since I changed my e-mail password I can not e-mail pictures I take on my phone to my e-mail.  I've changed it on my phone and computer?  Any ideas?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Stand Up Splatter Card


I saw this card base on Pintrest and it was so easy to duplicate. You just
cut your base die cut twice and score one in the middle and glue it (I  used
extra adhesive to be sure it was well secured) on the bottom of your
card base. I used Xcut Rectangle parenthesis Nesting Dies.
The sweet image is a digi from Meljen Designs "Little
Pocket Puppy" and I used a sponge I've had in my stash forever to
splatter ink on the white cardstock.  Added a button and twine for
a little dimension (and to cover a smudge- opportunity to embellish).
Also used my Wink of Stella to add some sparkle to the pocket stitching
and the swirls around the puppy.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Swing (Flap fold) Card Tutorial


I made my first swing (flap card) for my dear friend Shirley's birthday and it was not near as hard as I expected, it was quite fun.  I used a stamp Friends designed by Maybelle RO and paper pieced the outfits to match my background papers and die cut butterflies to coordinate.  The inside saying is hard to read, it says "Wishing you every stamp you could ever want and then one or two more.  Happy Birthday.

Let me try to give you directions.  Cut your cardstock  to 7 1/2 " x 5 1/5 " (4 1/4" if you prefer, depends on the size of your die  and design)  Scor the  71/2 " length at 2 3/4 " and  3 1/2". 



 Position die of choice (Spellbinders Labels 3)as above and attach with removable tape or Washi tape.  Position cutting board 7 1/2" length ONLY to the 2 34' fold line and roll through your Big Shot or Cuddlebug.  Repeat going from the opposite side to the other score line.  Note you will have a 3/4 " strip not cut as  as in the finished example above.  Fold as below.  For the front flap, cut a colored or pattern piece and a smaller solid piece for your design and a solid piece for the back for your greeting. Embellish with stamping or patterned paper, and other die cuts (Butterfly) or other embellishments of choice.  Enjoy and let me know if you try this so I can see your creations!

Die Cuttin' Diva's 178: Favorite Color Combination
DRS 135: They Say its your Birthday
Scrapbook PhD #14: Three Die Cut & add a little sparkle
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes
The Three Muses Challenge: Friends
Word Art Wednsday 145: Anything Goes

Friday, August 8, 2014

Quirky Elephant

I whipped up four of these cheery little cards in no time
using Doodle Pantry's pre-colored Quirky Elephant digi
set. I used a few punches, fussy cut the peanuts and die
embossed my card base and they are ready to go. Karen
Siefert (also formerly with The Angel Company) sends

Saturday, August 2, 2014

August Work Birthday Cards


These are for the August birthdays at work.  This months card recipients
were much easier to create for, no difficulty coming up with ideas for
their cards. 
The first card is Hero Arts Newspaper Tulips, I like the
embossed white on craft, but it is also so pretty water colored and is
an all around versatile stamp. I used the Nesting eyelet square die.
 I have some anniversary cards with it to post at a later day. 
The second card is Stampendous Narcissus, I usually use my Copics
with this set but my friend Shirley had paper pieced it  so I gave that
a try with Amuse cardstock, fussy cut it, put it on a  Quick Cuts
Nesting Lace Oval  on an on Amuse cardstock that I embossed.
 Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend and week!