Friday, March 17, 2017

Counting Monments

 Yesterday I saw two robins and the snow melts as fast as it falls.  These are the signs that spring is in the air.

Using distress inks, the background was made.  Then I sprayed distress spray on the Hidden Hearts stencil and pressed it on the paper.  It looked like the delicate veins on a butterfly wing.

Trendy Butterflies 2 was stampped and embossed.  I just love the sentiments with this set.

Counting Monents is linked to
Simon Says
Craft Stamper Magazine


A Two-fer

Wow!  Color one design and get two cards!  

This idea was on Jennifer McGuire Ink.  I had to punt and put together a few flower stamps.  I used a STAMPlorations sentiment and CUTplorations.

The top has clear embossing and the colored image at the bottom.

And then reverse it to get the second card.

A Two-fer is linked to:
Simon Says
Craft Rocket Challenge
DL Art
Word Art Wednesday

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Beauty Is God's Handwriting

Let go and create!  My biggest problem with creating a background is cov ering it up.  A patterned piece of paper, no problem to add your images and embellishments.  A hand created background...which part do you cover?

Colorburst created the first layer of the background.  The butterfly was stampped and embossed.  A flower stencil created the mutted flowers in the background.  Texture paste and a stencil made the circles on the right side.  Versa mark and white embossing powder made the small white dots.  Then distress ink made the edges.

The butterfly stampp is vintage but timeless.

Craft Stamper Magazine
Simon Says
TTCRD March 7 through March 13
Word Art Wednesday
DL Art
heARTful Stamping Challenge

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Chicken Soup For The Soul

Uplifting true stories about ordinary people's lives are what the Chicken Soup For The Soul books are all about.  These short stories leave you with a smile in your soul when you are done reading them.   This card is based on those books.

This Bugaboo image is all tagged out!

Chicken Soup For The Soul is linked to:
Simon Says Wednesday
Simon Says Monday
Catch The Bug
Word Art Wednesday

Friday, March 3, 2017

On The Go

With the unusually warm weather this year, we have seen people out playing on their mopeds and enjoying a splash of fresh air!

While going through the embellishment box, I ran into this wheel button.  When I saw the sketcxh, it worked perfectly into it.

Here is the card based on the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by and join us at STAMPlorations for the monthly Theme and Sketch challenge!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

You Cured Yet?

Going retro with some old stamp sets that are fun and recognizable.  My family has a quarterly card exchange and let me tell you, amazing cards are exchanged.  This quarter the theme was add a  critter.
Who could resist this punny sentiment with the sick little pig.

It seems doilies are my favorite embellishment lately.  I am also trying to thin my stash of paper, so I used what I had enough of on hand to  make ten of  the same card.

You Cured Yet? is linked to:
TTCRD week of Feb  21

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A Little Pickup!

A little pickup note for you!  I love this punny but cute saying that will make anyone smile and let them know you are thinking about them!

What could be better than a little vintage truck loaded with love?

Using color pencils and letting some of the white show through adds to the vintage feel.

Thanks for stopping by.

A Little Pickup is linked to:
Simon Says
Ooh La La Creations
Cards In Envy
TTCRD week of Feb 20
Hiding In My Craft Room embossed background