Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Happy Easter

Just a quick post tonight...
So many of the challenge blogs are using "Easter" as their theme right now, I just had to make an Easter card! This one with the cute bunny will be nice for my granddaughter.

My list of ingredients...
Stamps: Stampin Up "A New Little Someone", StampingScrapping "Sentiments"
Dies: Spellbinders "Big Scalloped Circles", FSJ "Journey Circles", Sizzix Embosslits "Beautiful Wings"
Cardstock: Ki Memories "Growing Garden"
Ink: Memento "Tuxedo Black"
Watercolor pencils: Crayola 24
Glitter: Stickles "Icicle"
Twine: Karen Foster "bone"

http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com - #135 March AG/opt. Easter

Two Different Cards Using Same Stamp

The Twofer Card Challenge asks its participants to make 2 different occasion cards using the exact same stamp or die. I thought that sounded like an interesting challenge so I gave it a try. The blue card I posted separately just now (previous post) and now I'll post both cards together.

 The stamp I used for both cards is a Tim Holtz stamp from the "Components Collection - Tattered Sparrow". The list of items used for the blue card is in my previous post. The other items used on the green card: FSJ ink - "Coffee Bean" & "Green Olive", A Stamp in the Hand stamp - "Get Well", a Gina Marie die - "Fern", I Am Roses pink paper flowers, and Basic Grey cardstock "Offbeat".

Challenges I'm entering:
http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com - #135 March (opt: Easter)

Early Spring

The Tuesday Morning Sketches blog has a great sketch this week so I decided to try it! This is one I will store away and use again, I'm sure. Here it is:
The only problem...I wrote down the wrong closing date, so I missed the challenge! Oh well, I still enjoyed using the sketch and like how the card turned out. 

 The ingredients I used:
Dies- Bo Bunny "Ornate Frame", Spellbinders "Valiant Honor"
Stamps- StampingScrapping "Sentiments", Tim Holtz "Tattered Sparrow"
Ink- Memento "London Fog", Stampology "Onyx"
Punch- Martha Stewart "Flower"
Flowers- StampingScrapping "Mini Blossoms"
Adhesives- Scrapbook Adhesives "Thin Squares", Stix2 Anything "1/4x1/4"
Glitter Glue- Ranger Stickles "Crystal", Ranger Liquid Pearls
Misti stamping tool

Challenges entered:

Thanks for stopping in today! In my next post you can see another, different card I made using the same stamp!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Big Blue Daisies

Here is a birthday card I made this morning using a sketch that I thought was kinda difficult. I don't use so many circles usually! The sketch called for 5 circles of various sizes. I used the two large flowers as two of the circles.

Here's the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches:

Flowers- Petaloo "Daisy Layers TK"
Dies- Spellbinders "Rose Creations", "Labels 29", "Standard Circles Lg.";
FSJ "Butterflies"
DP- K&Company "Que Sera Sera", "Citronella"; Imaginesce "Baby Powder"
Embellishments- Buttons from my stash, Ranger Stickles "Crystal"


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

One Flower...for Any Occasion

This evening I'm posting a CAS card, using a sketch from the CAS(E) this Sketch blog. I usually have trouble keeping it simple, but I think I did it this time! 
This card could be used for most any occasion...I didn't even add a sentiment.

Die: Spellbinders "Labels 3"
Punch: Martha Stewart "Rose Leaf"
Flower: StampingScrapping "Color Me"
Cardstock: Jillibean-Soup "Neopolitan BB"
Embellishments: EK Success "Patterned Button Repeats" stickers,
Pizzazz Aplenty orange frosted gems & peridot rhinestones
Twine: Karen Foster "Bone"


Saturday, March 3, 2018

Special Card...Special Lady

This birthday card is for a very special lady so I put a bit more effort into making it pretty. She is known in my church as the Card Lady...because each year she gives every adult in our church a birthday card...and often anniversary & get well cards too, and we have a big church...over 200 adults! She prints them using a Hallmark program. Now it is HER birthday, and she has been having some pretty serious health issues, so she needs some encouragement, appreciation and prayers.

I really enjoyed making this one! Used a ton of different supplies, which I will try to put in a list here:
Dies- Gina Marie "Fronds", Sizzix "Beautiful Wings"
Punches- Martha Stewart "Doily Edge"
Embossing folder- Sizzix "Vine & Berries"
Stamps- Inkadinkado "Birthday", Stampin Up "Painted Harvest",
Our Daily Bread "Scripture Series 3"
Inks- FSJ "Black Licorice", Excelsior "Green"
Cardstock- American Crafts "Dear Lizzy", Paper Studio white base
Flowers- StampingScrapping "Gardenia Pk" & "Micro Rose Open",
I Am Roses "Cherry Blossom, white"
Embellishments- Ranger "Liquid Pearls, Platinum", ribbon from stash

Challenges I'm entering this card in:
https://craft-deebowz.blogspot.com - March Challenge AG w/bow
http://www.cropstop.com/blog - February Challenge AG

 The birthday sentiment was computer generated, and perfect for the situation: birthday, but also health problems. I always like to decorate the inside a bit too...to carry through the "I made this special for you" idea. And an appropriate Bible verse, the ultimate "good cheer"!

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy March!
Spring is just around the corner now!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Welcome Baby Girl

Once again I bought a new die set and HAD to try it out!
This set makes a "spinner" card, i.e. a card with a small element that spins around as the card is tipped different directions. I thought that would be so adorable for kids' cards...something I always need with 13 grandkids!
For my first experiment with making a "spinner" card I decided on a baby girl card. The little teddy bear at the bottom has a penny attached behind it so it tumbles/rolls along the slot easily...and looks quite cute!

Stamps- Milton & Co "Milton with Teddy", Stampin Up "Tiny Teddy" & "Welcome, baby"
Markers- Memento "Lilac Posies", Mepxy "C01"
Ink- FSJ "Coffee Bean"
Glitter- Stickles "Icicle"
Bow- Craft-dee Bows bow-maker with satin ribbon & twine
Die- Die-namics (MFT) "Straight & Circle Spinners"
Punch- EK Success "1 inch"

http://www.cropstop.com/blog - February Challenge

Saturday, February 17, 2018

"Mom" Greetings

After just returning from a trip to Arizona where we visited my mom and brothers I wanted to send a quick "Hello, Mom" note. My mom has Alzheimer's and doesn't remember much of daily life, just details of her growing-up years. But she does like cards and pictures, which she sets out on display and is reminded of people and events...sometimes. Even  if she can't remember who sent her a card, I want her to remember she is loved.

Ingredients used:
Card stock- solids from my stash & patterned are Authentique "Winter"
Stamps- Stampin Up "Mom" & "Hello", Sweet Stamps "Riches in Glory", Simon Says Stamp! "Miracles"
Dies- Spellbinders "Labels15", "Pendants Fleur de Lis", & "Tudor Rose Card Front"; TH/Sizzix "Tattered Flower Garland"
Embellisments- Ranger Liquid Pearls "Platinum", Karen Foster "Charcoal" twine

Challenges entered:
https://craft-deebowz.blogspot.com - Feb. Challenge, AG w/a bow
http://www.cropstop.com/blog - #37 Feb. Challenge, AG
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge - "Take Note" (the little "notes" attached are the simple sentiment)