Monday, August 13, 2018

I’ve Been Taking a Break

Hello Everyone!
Well, I’ve had a busy summer as I’m sure most of you have.  I took a break since I have been traveling and also working in my garden.  This summer I've  taken classes from Gina and Rina K, traveled to Junkiefest 2018 and Stampaway 2018 then started my canning. 
Pickles, Salsa and Pesto are my three main items that keeps me busy.
My husband has started helping me with the process which has been very nice.  The prep work takes the longest and its always great to have those extra hands to lift the heavy canners.

Just the beginning 

Today I'm back in my craftroom and I want to share a couple of cards I made for special occasions. The first one was for our pastors daughter who got married a few weeks ago.  While attending Junkiefest I had the opportunity to play with the new Brutus Monroe Foilmates and luscious Tide Pool Deco Foil from Thermoweb.

This card was so very hard to photograph.

Here’s a closer look at the foil.  I used Tide Pool foil on the marble foilmates paper.

The next card I made for my sister's birthday.
I used the same foilmates and Tide Pool foil then added a copper accent strip along with highlighting the purple and teal colors that pop out of the foil.  
I also added the Fresh Picked Flowers diecut from Memory Box, along with some Lucy's Gems for accent.

Thanks for stopping by today and check back later this week for the August Altenew release.  
I'm excited to be a part of the blog hop this month.


Thursday, May 31, 2018

Mega Succulents

Playing a little with the Altenew Mega Succulent Stamp, I decided to pick a few Zig Clean Color markers and color this image.  

I stamped the image on watercolor paper and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Using purples and greens I colored with my Zig markers.    
I wanted the image to be the focal point of my card, so I used the MFT Stitched Mod Rectangle Die to make the front panel.  

Not wanting to cover the image I selected vellum for my sentiment panel.
The 'Dream Big" can be found in the Altenew More Than Words set.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Monday, May 28, 2018

Two more Graduation Cards

Finished 2 more graduation cards for the weekend.  Very basic and I just used a few special school papers and extra stickers that I keep for this time of year.  
The first card is for a girl and I kept it simple since I really had no school colors or theme. Using generic graduation stickers and then gold Stickles on the stars for a little bling.  Interesting when I arrived at the party the colors were blue and gold, so this worked out well.

This next card is for our pastors son and he's runs track/cross country, so this '2018' die cut with a letterman sport look was perfect. I added a small strip of paper that has his high school name and then accented with school colors.

I have 2 more cards to make for next weekend, so I'll let you know how they turn out.

Hope you had a great weekend and Memorial Day!


Thursday, May 24, 2018

I'm Obsessed with this Techniuque

For the past couple of months I've been obsessed with stamping images on my cards to create a background.  I select florals, leaves and even sentiments.  Using a very light color of ink or even the second generation stamping method, i stamp the image all over the card front panel.

Here's a short video to show my process.

 I received my personalized stamp set from Altenew that celebrates their 4th anniversary gift to customers, so I used that and other Altenew products for this project.

Thanks for Stopping by today


Monday, May 21, 2018

The Joy of Grandson's

So my Grandson Jasper, is finishing up his year at preschool.  We never know what will come out of his mouth and recently during his school programs he has been known to steal the show.  
This picture is before his Christmas program where at the end of his performance and before he left the stage he yells out......

"hey mom, how'd I do???"

Got to Love him!

Tomorrow he has a graduation program so I made this card.  I love the MFT lip balm pouches and have seen many cards with money in the pouch.  
This is perfect for my congratulations to this crazy boy.
Stay tuned for my next post to see all the exciting details.  

Jasper also turns '5' this week so many more celebrations to follow.

Have a great day.


Monday, May 14, 2018

Mother's Day Cards

I want to share a couple of Mother's Day Cards from this year.  This is a little late but couldn't share since certain people follow my blog.

This card was for my sister
(mother's day is on the inside of card)
Camellia Build-A-Flower

This card was from my sister-in-law

Sweet Rose Bouquet

This card was for my Niece
Stunning Cosmos

I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day.


Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Birthday

I want to share a simple, quick and fun birthday card that I made for my husband.  I always love these air dancers or tall blow-up men and so I decided to try this stamp set out.
It's the Congrats set from Altenew
I pulled some papers from my stash and colored a couple of these guys up with   Copic Markers.

Using the Altenew Birthday Builder set for my sentiment that basically finished the card.
Now if I could just figure out a good way to make these guys move, that would be the best.

Have a Great Day