Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Pattern paper

I'm always wanting to use my pattern paper but never seem to do it. There are so many fun ways to make a background that I didn't know about when I started stamping and pattern paper was the way to go. So, of course, in the manner of stampers everywhere I accumulated  43,000 sheets of it. That is a rough estimate - there is probably much more than that. I digress. When I saw this paper in my stash I immediately knew the arrows would match the metal arrows I have from Tim Holtz. Talk about a simple card!   The gray hearts are a die from Simon Says Stamp and I glued on the arrow with glue dots and I'm done. I want to send this card to Maj Bill White, a Marine veteran that Darnell told us about. You can find out more on her blog. I thought this was a masculine card that he will enjoy,

Be kind to one another.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Glitter heart

This card is done with a technique Colleen showed us at the October retreat. I used three colors of Copic markers scribbled on a panel. I covered it in Nuvo glitter paste and let dry. Then cut a heart out of another panel and adhered it over the pink heart. The sentiment is Lawn Fawn and it's mounted on a pink card base. It really shines in real life.

Be kind to one another.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Hearts, hearts, hearts

I'm talking about this month's Twofer! It's the 2nd Blogaversary  for Twofer and hearts is the prompt for January. Congratulations Twofer. It is a fun challenge by Darnell  and it makes you think! This is my take on the challenge this month. I used the small heart die from Kat Scrappiness  to make a rainbow of hearts for my thank you card. I added two strips of pattern paper from Lawn Fawn and a thanks die cut from Clearly Besotted.  The second card is the same heart die made into a wreath  and with an added sentiment from Crate Paper. 

Be kind to one another.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Birthday card

I want to give a warm welcome to my newest follower, Nancy Littrell, at You won't be disappointed when you stop by her blog to say hello and see her great cards.

Yesterday was my SIL, Sharon's, birthday. I was going to take her out for dinner last night but she worked until five and we had a winter storm warning coming in so she called and cancelled. It was suppose to start around then so we are going to lunch today. We did get ice but it is raining now and melting it off.

Her is the card I made for her. When I saw this stamp set in the new Stampin' UP catalog I knew I had to make her card with it. She is so good with flowers so this is right up her alley. This is a copy of the card in the catalog because it is so pretty. My kitty is inside and bird on the fence outside. The little gate opens up and when you open the card there is more flower garden inside. I hope she likes it.

Be safe in all the snow and storms moving across the country.

and inside

Be kind to one another.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Moving On

I want to thank you for the wonderful uplifting comments on my meltdown. It had been so long since I got to make a card and I was feeling like I had really forgotten what to do. I know we all have things happen when we are making cards and all have bad days. I'm back on track!  I wanted to enter the

so I got out my Simon Says heart stencil and used DOX spun sugar, worn lipstick and festive berries. Then I went over it with Nuvo glimmer paste for sparkle. The pink heart was cut from craft foam with a Kat Scrappiness heart die and the sentiment is cut from foam with a SSS die. Since I cut the sentiment with a die I didn't stamp anything so I can't enter it. Maybe I'm not quite back on track but my heart was in the right place.

Edited to add: I got a sweet comment from Loll asking me to link up to the challenge. I went back and looked at the rules and realized I only had to use a new stencil (which this is) and I did not have to stamp on it. I had that mixed up with the Mix Up Challenge where you have to have stamping on it. So, I'm linking this card. Whoopee! Thanks Loll.

One more edit: Darnell gave me a heads up for the challenge Just Us Girls so I am off to enter this card there too. Thanks, Darnell.

Be kind to one another.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Still another week!

This week was worst than the previous week and I am pooped. Yesterday I got back in my craft room and almost ended up in tears. I spent the morning thinking, designing, coloring, stenciling and fussy cutting for a new card. I was so pleased at how it was going. I stopped for lunch and came back to finish it. I stamped the greeting and colored in the heart with red Copics.  Then decided to add wink of stella and that's when disaster hit. The very last step! WOS blobbed on the red heart, which of course smeared the red Copic coloring. I tried to soak up the WOS blob, then rubbed it a bit. You do not want to do that. That was the near tears part. I chopped off the top part of the card and walked away. This morning I looked at it with fresh eyes and no anger and started again. That was too much work to give up. I mounted the bottom half on a card front and re-stamped the greeting and colored with a red  Distress Marker. Then added the rick rack to cover the seam. It will do. The second picture is what the top looked like before. ACK! I will catch up with all of you as soon as I can.

Be kind to one another.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

A whole week!

A whole week since I last posted so you know things have been going on. Been to dentist, eye doctor, had to get a new phone, the siding on my house is fixed and the insurance company totaled the car the deer hit. This is all this week! I haven't made a card but I have thought about it.

I don't think I posted the card I made for my son's birthday in October. It was a circle cut and run through an embossing folder to make it look like a golf ball. I stamped and fussy cut a golf club twice and colored them with Copics. I used a green circle to open for the greeting. He got a kick out of it. See you soon.

Be kind to one another.