Friday, August 23, 2019

HBD Dude

I used a brand new-to-me stencil from Altenew, with Pickett Fence brush and Ranger Distress Oxide inks.  The sentiment is from the Stop Drop and Party set (Simon Says Stamp), heat embossed with Brutus Monroe Alabaster White. The embellishments are from my stash of Close To My Heart goodies. The inside says "Happy Birthday Dude."

I am linking this card to two challenges that inspired crafting today:
             Krafty Chicks        and        Watercooler Wednesday


Saturday, August 17, 2019

Daisy Birthdays

My goal this year is to send birthday greetings to all my P.E.O. sisters.  Since our emblem is a star and also daisies, I watch for stamps and dies that feature them.  Another goal is to make some use of the prodigious amount of patterned paper I have collected....I gathered materials today and made a few die cuts with the new tiny "peeking daisy' die from Simon Says.  I'd made two cards already and need a design for more, when I found the Crazy for Challenges sketch!  It was perfect for my two little inlaid die cut circles. The paper is from 'stash' - who knows??! It's been in the file for quite a while.  The sentiment is Close To My Heart - a  wonderful set that has been heavily used for many years. So fun to combine old and new.

These are the two cards I had already made.

Monday, August 12, 2019

AHSC 329 Frog Yoga

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So fun to use my new Stampendous set: Frog Yoga!!
There are 5 frogs in various poses, and 7 fun sentiments to accompany them. My little granddaughter saw this card on my table when she arrived early this morning, and wanted to color some frogs :-)

I colored with Copics, and added some layers of white gel pen to brighten up the eyes. The sentiment is heat embossed.  I have used  Atlantic Hearts sketch 329,  play along with us this week - link here. There is a new sketch posted every Monday, and I love seeing what crafters create each week.
I am also linking my card to this week's color challenge at Paper Players. Black+White+Green

Monday, July 29, 2019

Panda Party

No photo description available.   Just had a blast working with my Simon Says monthly kit this weekend!  Party Like a Panda.  Colored with Copics.  It is the first one I've tried, and I made 7 cards. This one was the last of the evening and my inspiration was the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge # 327. It's a great sketch you can find here, and play along!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

You are Special

A card for two challenges.  Ink misted on block to recreate the photo scene.
Challenge #351 at
Addicted to Stamps and More
Just Us Girls #498


My youngest son and his wife celebrate their 10th anniversary this August. What a beautiful 10 years it has been!  I feel so blessed to have them living close by now - and their two darling children light up my life,  So this card is to celebrate them.  I created a panel of bright colors with alcohol inks, and placed it behind this Simon Says heart cut out.  Card base is a Bazzill textured paper. The front panel is from my stash, and has very subtle shimmery flecks.  Don't know where it came from, but it sure is pretty. It was popped with fun foam.  The die cut sentiment is from the same Simon Says die set.

Linking this to Watercooler Wednesday 231

Friday, July 26, 2019

Thanks a Bushel

Linking my card to CAS(E) This Sketch #332

Vertical panel was done using watercolor distress technique. The image and sentiment are Lawn Fawn, colored with watercolors. I also used Lawn Cuts scalloped +stitched circle dies.