Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Smooshing with cling wrap

This months Group of Seven Card Makers are smooshing with cling wrap. I invite you to visit and check out all the beautiful cards they have shown. 

For my cards I chose to use acrylic paints applied with a paint brush. The paper used is Strathmore Mixed Media and the paint went on so smoothly. Then using a piece of cling wrap larger than the cardstock, I smooshed it and crumpled it up in the wet paint to add the texture. Let it dry completely, then remove the cling wrap. The cardstock did curl a bit when it dried. The snowflake is from a friend that I cut in silver mirror cardstock. The tag is from Lexi-Design. I did add ribbon from Stampin' Up and glossy accents to the flame.  The sentiments on both cards are from Penny Black. 

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving isn't for you. 

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Belated Thanksgiving wishes

I'm late saying Happy Thanksgiving but it is no less sincere. I am so far behind with everything due to some health issues. I'm okay but things are moving very slowly for me so I may not always post but I'm always grateful for all of you wonderful blog friends.

Next Sunday there is a shower for my new great grandson due in March. This is the card I made. I don't have many baby stamps so I got this one when my great granddaughter was born. It is from La-La Land Crafts with some adorable images. I colored the baby with Copics, cut out with a Spellbinders die and adhered to a blue checked pattern paper. The sentiment is from the same set.

I heard someone is suing Smart Water for not making them smart. I would like to announce my lawsuit against Thin Mints.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Fall Birthday

This is a birthday card I made for a wonderful friend who lives in an area where leaves change each year like mine do here in my state. I cut two leaves from white cardstock and inked with brushes. Then cut two leaves from gold cardstock and glued them all to a fall embossing folder on a green panel. A few gold sequins finished it. The greeting is inside because I didn't want to squish it on the front.

Welcome to the Karma Cafe. Please be seated. There are no menus. You will be served what you deserve.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Sunflowers #3

I told you I was on a roll with sunflowers. This is the last one. This is a Momenta die I picked up at JoAnn's quite a while back. I cut it from white cardstock,  pale yellow cardstock, then green, inlaid it and fussy cut around the die. I added a bit of brown on the petals and adhered it to a pattern paper from Crafter's Companion. 

I just read about the dangers of drinking that really scared me. That's it. After today there is no more reading.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, November 12, 2023

More sunflowers

Our leaves have turned and I am sharing all the beauty right in my backyard. This is the field to the right of our addition that a policeman owns and he leaves it as a wildlife refuge for foxes, deer and coyotes. We, (the neighbors) believe the coyotes have moved on since they started building on the other side of the field and it was noisy. But, I did see some eyes shining back at me last week when I took Daisy out late at night. I still shine the flashlight all around since we had to check for coyotes.

This card was made with one of the papers from the SSS kit I mentioned in my last post that I die cut with a Lil' Inker rectangle die. I added a sentiment from Penny Black and adhered it to a yellow card base and that was it. Isn't the paper beautiful?

Never yell into a colander. You'll strain your voice.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

On a roll with sunflowers

I want to thank all of you for your great suggestions to get back in the groove. Sometimes we just need a little push. I went back to basics by simple stamping. I used a Cuttlebug embossing autumn folder with yellow cardstock and stamped a greeting on a die cut element from my first ever Simon Says card kit. It was so simple and I love the card. I colored in the pumpkin and leaves with Copics. It got me started and hopefully I'm back on track. I went through a lot of my pattern paper while I was doing nothing and I will be using a lot of it in the future.

I hope the time change hasn't bothered anyone but Daisy is having a hard time with it. She usually eats at five fifteen in the evening and by four fifteen she is jumping up and down for her dinner! I hope she gets adjusted soon or I'll have to give her nerve pills (of course I'm kidding). Here she is taking her predinner nap.

Instructor - "Welcome to salsa class! Who's ready to dance?"
Me - hiding a bag of tortilla chips as I back off. There has been a misunderstanding on my part.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, November 5, 2023

The color purple

I've been in a mood lately and it's not a crafty mood. Now that I feel good I can't seem to get back on track with my normal life routine. No mojo for much and I hope this passes soon. I sit at my desk and try this and try that and it's like I forgot how to make a card. Has this happened to anyone else? 

This card I made yesterday to help me get started again. The paper pad from Paper Rose was a free gift with my last order from Scrapbook.com. As a kid my favorite color was purple but I've gotten away from it and hardly ever use it. This paper called to me and at least got me to make a card. Very simple, used the paper and a cut apart and added some sequins. Maybe simple is what I needed. 

If you have pumpkins still out keep alcohol away from them or they'll get smashed.

Be kind to one another.