Thursday, July 6, 2017

A graduation challenge

Been over a month again. Just can't seem to find the time to post, or enter challenges. Hopefully life will slow down a bit now and I can get back to card making and posting.

Today I have the graduation Box card I made for my Grandaughter.


The school colors are red and white-and I just happened to have some red & white patterned papers - a 4x6 pad I purchased at a rummage sale, so I have no idea what the brand is-but it's very nice paper. (the pack had these designs in about 5 different colors!)

When folded flat the card is A2 size, and opens to this cute little box. The sentiment is from Art Impressions-Reach for the Stars. I used various dies, including Sweet & Sassy Congrats Grad (cap & scroll), MFT Lucky Stars and L'il Inkers Balloon and swirl dies. As well as a couple of stickers from my graduation embellishments stash:)

Comments are always welcome. Hope you have a great day!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

A couple graduation cards

It's been a long time since I posted on my blog! I'm challenging myself to get back into the habit of blogging my cards again-maybe even enter a few challenges again. Anyway..............

I had graduation cards left from last year, most of which I have at a little local restaurant for sale. I kept 2 home, just in case! (Didn't think I had any graduates other than my granddaughter and she gets a special card) Well, my daughter used those 2 cards, which meant I had to come up with 2 more quick when I got a couple of late announcements. So these are quick and simple cards.

I used the Impression Obsession "Hats Off to you" die, cut them out in blue and black. The base of both cards is some royal blue cardstock-bazzil, I believe. For the background I used a 4" x 5.25" piece of Cougar 80# white cardstock and the Darice mortarboard embossing folder. I highlighted the hats with a Clear Wink of Stella marker. The sentiment is stamped with Momento Blue Danube ink on Cougar, and die cut. The dies are Spellbinders-just not sure what ones they are!  

Monday, August 24, 2015

Geisha Girl

Well, it's been awhile again since I posted. Busy summer, that's all I can say!

My card today is for the One Layer Simplicity challenge 19-Strip Down-mask a strip down the front of your card and stamp away! Will also enter in the following challenges: Crafty Cardmakers #146-no patterened papers; Get creative challenge #22-no printed papers; Marker Pop challenge #76-Anything goes using markers

I really need to look into a new camera. The one I have just does not do this justice. But it is what it is, right?

I first stamped the geisha girl in momento black, then stamped again on post-it masking tape and cut it out. I placed it over the stamped image on card base and then masked the strip down the front and added Pebbles chalks to form a soft background. I removed the masks and colored the image with Copic markers.  

I added some clear Wink of Stella marker to the flowers on the umbrella and kimono, but my camera doesn't capture it well.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hoot hoot hurray

Back to rain and cold. We seem to be getting summer in little bursts that don't last long. But no severe weather, so I am grateful for that. My heart goes out to those in lower Michigan and elsewhere where they have been getting hit by such severe weather.

Today I have a card that was made with 'scraps' laying on my work table.

The 2 design papers are from the DCWV mat-stack Naturals. It's really hard to see that the designs on the papers are copper metallic. The scraps were from a card I made last week. The owl die-cut (Sizzix die) has been floating around my table since last fall, and he finally found a home :) I highlighted the lines of his wings and neck, and filled in the beak with a Memento brown marker and the center of his eye with a memento black marker. The brown paper he is cut from looks like corduroy-giving him texture. I rubbed some brown chalk on the branch he is standing on. The sentiment is from JustRite stamps 'Owl Be There' stamp set, stamped on SU Very Vanilla cardstock with Brilliance Cosmic Copper ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I punch the sentiment out with SU Decorative label punch, then punched it out of brown paper and cut it in quarters and mounted behind the panel...It's all mounted on a base of dark brown cardstock.  Inside I stamped "It's your birthday'.

Will enter this in the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday #379- Stars and/or stripes, the striped paper
Shopping Our Stash #207 - For the Boys
Seize the Birthday - Nothing but Neutrals

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Miss you

As I mentioned a couple of posts back, I really need a new camera. My best camera broke, and I don't know of any place that fixes them. The one I've been using is quite old, and doesn't catch the colors very well. Or maybe it's my editing program, I don't know- but colors are just not quite right. Hmmmmm....


I will enter this card in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps #107-Bingo (chart above)-Ribbon, die/punch, layers
Crafty Cardmakers #141 for a man or boy
Deep Ocean Challenge #106- Monochrome
The Paper Plunge #48 - He's a manly man
ODBD June OWH Challenge - Missing You

Stamp-Technique Tuesday 'All Aboard'
Papers: DCWV Naturals (the plaid); The Paper Studio (dotted)
Ink: Momento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Verve Sweet Scallop Tag die; Pioneer Letter stickers; K&Co. border sticker; Hot Off the Press Artsy Collage ephmera pad (text image) Copic marker to color edge of distress piece; Inkadinkadoo brown chalk around edge of tag

Comments always welcome!


Finally a bit warmer here today. Not that I'm complaining about the cooler weather-I'm not a fan of heat. It's just been so gloomy lately. Sunshine for at least part of the day today-then more rain. Good time to craft, and that's just what I'm going to do. Our craft group is having an 'overnighter' this Friday-Saturday at our church. Not that we sleep over (too old for sleeping on the floor anymore), we all live close enough to just go home when we get tired and return in the morning.

Today's card used the Challenge over at Addicted to stamps challenge #107-Bingo, using the chart below. I'm using the center vertical-Flowers, stamped image, punches/dies. I am also entering this in the Friday Mash-up #214-using the monocromatic theme part of the challenge; the Pink Gem-Challenge #124-Summertime; and the Deep Ocean Challenge #106-Monocrome. Also the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week is anything goes-showcasing Simon Says Products.

Stamped image is from Sweet N' Sassy 'Flowers in Bloom' set, stamped with Momento Black on Gina K Pure Luxury white cardstock, colored with Copics, then die cut with the matching Flowers in bloom die. One of the coneflowers in my garden I thought'd I'd lost to either the rabbits or the deer, but I see it is coming back-darn critters! But I love to see them, too, so I guess as long as they didn't destroy the plant it's all okay;0.
The DP is from  American Crafts-Everyday paper pad. Sentiment from My Favorite Things 'Essential Sentiments' stamped with Versa Color Raspberry on Canson Iced Gold Shimmer cardstock and cut out with Simon Says Stamp's small folded banners. Background mat is SU Strawberry Slush cardstock. Border is the Canson  gold shimmer punched with MS scalloped border punch. I added some tiny CTMH rhinestones to the center of the border flowers. 

Hope you like! Please leave a comment-I love hearing from you all.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Hello Friend

I thought I posted this card already, but hadn't-good thing I checked!

The theme at One Layer Simplicity this month is 'Round and Round'-use 2 circles only. I don't do clean and simple usually as I don't do it well. But I like how this card turned out. 

I diecut 2 circles overlapped out of a piece of copy paper, then placed it over my card base and sponged Momento Sky Blue ink onto the base. I stamped the Iris image from Penny Black 'Allegro' clear stamp set with Momento Luxe Blue Danube.  The sentiment and dragonfly are from Clear Art Stamps-Wildflowers set. The sentiment stamped in Mom. Black Tuxedo, the dragonfly with Brilliance Galaxy Gold. Border punched the edge of the card with M.S. scalloped border punch. The border stamp (It's either Inkadinkadoo or Fiskars) is stamped in Galaxy Gold.

Will also enter this in the following challenge: Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple