Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Spring is in the Air!

Gray, drippy skies today! Kinda cold but still quite lovely...because I know Spring is on its way!
I've been working on this card for a few days...just couldn't get it quite right. I kept trying to put a tiny shape with a sentiment in the center of the die cut, but finally settled on just a flower and no sentiment.


Here's the products I used to make this one-
Dies: Memory Box "Catalina Wreath, Spellbinders "Card Creator Fancy Ribbon Threader", "Medallion Four", "Rose Creations"
Card stock: Paper Studio Heavy Weight- Ivory, Imaginisce "King of the Crib"
Flower: StampingScrapping "Color Me"
Ribbon and rhinestone: from my stash

Challenges-

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Spring Green

Good evening, Blog Friends!
Just did a quick CAS card tonight while enjoying a thunder storm! A lovely Spring rain, but the weatherman did say tonight that we are supposed to have SNOW again soon!
Oh well, its just the adventure of living in Michigan!


The ribbon is a 1/8" black satin, the ink is Memento black and the cardstock is BoBunny.

Challenges:
http://craft-deebowz.blogspot.com - March Anything Goes w/handmade bow
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com - #224-5 Anything Goes

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Think Spring!


Happy Spring!
We have had some lovely warm weather the past couple weeks, but I'm afraid it is "back to reality" today! Cold, gray, rainy...with a possible snow or ice storm tonight! Ahhh, Michigan! Gotta love it!
So my card looks like Spring has arrived anyway! I love to use spring green and lavender together...always makes me think of lilacs! They are definitely a Spring flower!
I made this card for a friend who has a wonderful online craft store: StampingScrapping.com and the leaf stamps* I used are soon to be included in a big Sale she's having. Oh, and the "Color Me" flowers too! The bow was made using my Craft-dee Bows bowmaker.
 Here is the list of what I used in creating this card:

Stamps: *Inkadinkado "Fossil Leaves" (fussy-cut)
Dies: Spellbinders "Valiant Honor", "Fleur de Lis Squares"
Inks: TH Distress "Peeled Paint", Stampabilities "Lime Green"
Flowers: StampingScrapping "Color Me- White"
Cardstock, ribbon & glass beads are from my stash

Challenges I'm entering this card in:
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com - #222-3 Anything Goes
http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com - March Anything Goes
http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.ca - #137 Welcome Spring
http://www.scrapyland-blog.com - #38 Think Green
http://craft-deebowz.blogspot.com - March Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, March 11, 2016

Spring Is In the Air!

Yes, Spring IS in the air! Especially today...the sun is shining and most of the snow has melted and even the mud has calmed down a bit! I took my car through the carwash today and it stayed clean all the way home...even on our gravel road! The neighbor children have been gleefully romping through the woods and the neighborhood. Its great to hear their happy voices again!
The children on my card are gleefully dancing together...I think it is because they, too, are so glad that Spring has arrived!


Ingredients
Spellbinders dies: Valiant Honor Card Creator
Digital image (children): FREE ViNTaGE DiGiTaL STaMPS
Ribbon: FSJ olive satin, and natural twine
Sentiment stamp: Clear Dollar Stamps 
Flower: StampingScrapping 
Cardstock: base- DCWV, green- Graphic 45, & my stash
Embellishments: Liquid Pearls "platinum", doily (my stash)

Challenges
http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.ca - #148 Spring is in the Air

Friday, February 26, 2016

Love that Snow!


I live in Michigan and we do get our fair share of snow here usually. A lot of people complain about it but every time we get a fresh coating of snow on the ground I think it is SO beautiful! I used to ski  when I was younger and you need good snow for that! My grandkids all love to play out in the snow...building snowmen, making trails, constructing forts, snowball fights! So just quit complaing, bundle up and get out there and enjoy it! Yes, I know it makes the roads slippery... slow down and be careful!


This card is made using 3 of my favorite digital images of the most adorable snowmen! They are from The Digi Garden called "Snowman #2, #3, #4 ( the pre-colored versions). And the snowflake paper on the bottom half is another digital image called "Winter Chill- Flakes, Blue" from Daydream Designs. The sentiment is computer-generated. Black twine is from Fun Stampers Journey. The die I used is Spellbinders "Fleur de Lis Squares"...2 layers.

Challenges I'd like to enter this in:
http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.ca - Feb. "Spot & Stripes" (snowmen's scarves!)

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Ready for Valentine's Day!

Well I'm really not ready...this card is not for MY Valentine, just one of about a dozen I'm making to put in a friend's new shop. I made two of the same card at the same time...saves a lot of time!


The "couple" stamp is an old one from SweetStamps; the "I Love You" is one of theirs too.
Spellbinders dies used: Labels 29, Timeless Rectangles, Elegant Ovals, (and the long narrow one that I forgot to label!)
Solid card stock is from my stash, print cs is "Julianne" from K&Co.
Ink: FSJ "Black Licorice"
Markers: MEPXY, and Zig
Stickles "Star Dust"

I am entering this card in a few challenges:
http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com - January/Anything Goes
Wordartwednesday.blogspot.com - #217 Anything Goes
http://craft-deebowz.blogspot.com - January 2016 (w/bow)
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.com - Something Old, Something New
Old = Couple stamp, New = white pearls
http://mojomonday.blogspot.com - Sketch #430 (up side down!)

http://www.cropstop.com/blog/ - #12 Anything Goes

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year ~ 2016

Today I am wishing all my on-line friends a very Happy New Year! May this new year be blessed in every way for you and those you love! 
The past half year has been extremely busy for me but I'm hoping to do a little schedule rearranging and set some new priorities so I can get back to a more "normal" life. I was a "coach"(sales rep) for the Fun Stampers Journey craft company last year but have drop out of that already. Was not a good fit for me...took a lot of time and only produced stress and busyness instead of money. They DO have a lot of very nice products which I will continue to use. But I like to create...NOT sell.
So the past couple weeks I have actually been able to create some special cards in my craft room. I also recently rearranged my craft room...gave myself a bigger work table!
Here is a birthday card I made for my son-in-law. My husband saw it and said he hoped it was for HIS birthday in 2 weeks...so I started another one in different colors.


Here is a  partial list of products I used on this one:
Stamps- "Pine Trees" by D.O.T.S., "Pine" by Stampin' Up, "Greet & Shout" by FSJ
Inks- Huckleberry Fusion, Blue Lagoon, Coffee Bean...
all by Fun Stampers Journey
Die- "Classy Deer" by SweetStamps 
Embellishment-Stickles "Icicle"
All cardstock and glitter paper is from my stash.

Challenges:
http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com - December, Anything Goes

Friday, November 6, 2015

Happy Birthday, Sara!

My dear DIL's birthday was Nov. 3...the same date as her due date for her first baby! Well, now she is overdue! She and my son, Jeff, are so anxious to meet this little one. They purposely did not find out the sex so we'll all be surprised! So if she's not in the hospital tomorrow we are going shopping to find her a birthday present. 


I used both the sketch and the color theme from the Creative Blooms challenge blog!
AND lots of Fun Stampers Journey products (listed below).



FSJ Products used:
Papers- Whip cream, Festive Patterns
Dies- Summer Bloom Minis, Doily
Stamps- Birthday Sketch (sentiment)
Inks- Green Olive, Huckleberry Fusion
Sequins- Blue Skies

Other Products used:
Dies- Spellbinders "Cherry Blossoms" (leaf)
Ink- TH Distress "tea dye"

Challenges:
http://creativebloomsjourney.blogspot.com - Colors and Sketch Challenge #10

Thanks for the nice sketch, Kerry! It was fun and easy to work with!
And thanks everyone for stopping by today!