Tuesday, March 21, 2017

HELLO SPRING

Spring is here....

I just heard from the company who opens our pool each year to make an appointment to get it opened in a matter of weeks. We just had 18-20" of snow dumped on us this past week so sometimes it's hard to believe that spring has actually arrived! I have been making a lot of floral cards lately....I must be getting spring fever.
My card base is made with SU's Lovely Lilac, adding a layer of white and some Certainly Celery DP on top. Blueprints #3 by MFT was used to die cut the white center arch that I stamped the flowers on, using an image from a SU set called "So Very Grateful". The small hello greeting is by Hero Arts. I had fun coloring the flowers using various Copics. When it came to the ribbon, I didn't have anything that was the right color to compliment the card, so I used the Copic color YR00 that was used for the peach flower on the card, and colored a piece of 1/2" white ribbon. It worked great and became a perfect matching color!

Happy Spring!
Until next time...

Friday, March 17, 2017

SPRING AND PASTELS

I needed to make a spring card using pastels in one of my card groups this month. One of the things that reminds me of spring is flowers...this is what I came up with for my card swap.

I started out with a white card stock background and used one of the MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edge dies to round off the edge of the card so I could add some MFT Plaid Patterns designer paper to give the card some great pastel colors. These are the other things I used to complete my card.

Fancy Flourish Die-namic - MFT
Gerbera Daisy Die-namic - MFT
Coral Crush card stock - MFT
Sour Apple card stock - MFT
Regal Rose card stock - Stampin' UP
So Saffron card stock - Stampin' UP
Creamy Caramel card stock - Stampin' UP

Hope you enjoy your card, Judy!

Until next time...

Saturday, March 11, 2017

BIRTHDAY WISHES FOR YOU

I recently needed a birthday card for a stamping friend, Regena. I decided to use a Gina K Design stamp that I've had for a long time. She has some really nice framed images and definitely worth checking out her site.



It's a cute and easy card to make. Great for when you realize you need a card but don't have a lot of time to make one. This particular set is called Framed Greetings. You can easily change the words from a birthday greeting to a Thank you, Thinking of You, or a Sorry for your Loss greeting, keeping the same frame. I love this little set!
Here are the other products used to make my card.




Sahara Sand card stock and ink - Stampin' UP!
Lavender Lace card stock - Stampin' UP!
Polka Dot DP - MFT
Prismacolor colored pencils
American Crafts Uptown Purple ribbon

Until next time...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

HAPPY WINTER




One of my favorite winter stamp images. It's from a retired Stampin' UP! set called Winter Wonderland.  Look at all the beautiful snow and ice capped roofs made using Star Dust Stickles!



Until next time...


Thursday, January 19, 2017

CALENDAR 2017

Well, as promised, I am posting the last homemade Christmas gift that I had made for my sister Brenda. It was a fun project and I was pleased with how it came out.
The size of the calendar pages are each 5"x7" and fit perfectly in that size acrylic stand up frame. I'm really glad you liked your gift, Brenda!

Until next time...


Saturday, January 7, 2017

CHRISTMAS HOMEMADE GIFTS 2016






    Happy New Year everyone!  It's the start of a new year again. I wish everyone a happy and healthy new year.  One of my goals for last year was to make everyone on my Christmas list a handmade item. They all still received store bought gifts, but I wanted to give them all something from "me". I hope they all liked what I made them.
Canning Bread & Butter Pickles
and Zucchini Relish
Lots of homemade goodies
put into Christmas tins. 
Heating Pad Rice Bag for Jocelyn

Notepad for my sister Beverly
she LOVES kitties!
 
Bracelets to match outfits bought for Claudia
Hello Kitty fringed blanket for Claudia
Framed, cross stitched snowman
for Kattaleeya

Hand quilted table runner for Jocelyn
made with love in every stitch!
Cross stitched, felt lined, stained box with
a personalized pad of paper for Lily
(she LOVES soccer so this was perfect)!

Cross stitched, felt lined, stained box with
2 bracelets for Lucy

Well, these are the handmade gifts I made for everyone. The guys got mostly canning and homemade goodies. Other homemade goodies were made but no photos taken, I have one sister (Brenda) who I have not exchanged with yet (we do after the holidays) so I will post the gift that I made for her once she has it. :)   Now you can see why my blog posting went to the wayside, I'm back to making and posting cards now....  :)

Until next time...



Thursday, December 29, 2016

CHRISTMAS 2016

WOW.... I've been really bad about posting on my blog lately! I've made several cards that never did get posted here to show you. I guess it's because I've been so busy with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.



These are the two Christmas cards that I made this year. The backgrounds on the first card differed, depending on what I had for supplies. I was happy with how they both came out and hopefully those who received them, liked them as well.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Until next time...

Saturday, October 22, 2016

HELLO FRIEND

I recently joined a new online card swap group. The group is a small one and the only requirements are to join at least one swap a month and make sure that the card you send is quality done..... something you wouldn't mind receiving yourself!  That certainly is fair, don't you think? The swap I joined for October was a swap with something on your card using the letter "B". This is what I came up with...

"B" is for Butterfly
I started out with plans to make a Halloween card with a bat on it.... I'm still not sure how I totally changed to making a soft, pastel, flowery card! But I think it's really pretty.  LOL
These are the supplies I used to make my swap card...

MFT - Grapesicle Cardstock
MFT - Lucky Prints DP
SU - Mellow Moss Cardstock
SU - Lavender Lace
MFT - Oval STAX dies
MFT - Upsy Daisy Die-namics
MFT - Simple Leaf Flouish Die-namics
Gina Marie Designs - Butterfly Die
MFT - Fall Foliage Stamp set
Enamel Dots

Until next time...

Friday, October 7, 2016

CLAUDIA!

It's hard to  believe my youngest grandbaby is going to be 3 years old already. Where does the time go??? This is the card that I made for little Claudia to help celebrate her big day.
Here are the products I used to make her birthday card.

By The Numbers stamp set - MFT
Circle & Circle Scallops - Sizzix
Rectangle & Rectangle Scallops - Sizzix
Blueprints 22 - MFT
By The Numbers Die Namics - MFT
Tempting Turquoise Cardstock -SU
Summer Sun Cardstock - SU
Regal Rose Cardstock - SU
My Girl DP Collection - My Minds Eye
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder - SU
Bakers Twine & Large Flower Brad

HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY CLAUDIA!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

HELLO!

Well, the beautiful weather has been keeping me awfully busy with yardwork lately and out of my craft room. But I was happy to have been able to squeeze in a little time yesterday to get this one made!
I was asked to join 2 challenges this week so decided to make one card that would meet the requirements of both challenges. The first challenge was over at Cardcamp...the challenge was an easy one this week. You had to make your card with flowers and an added butterfly. The second challenge given by Chris, was to use the colors orange, yellow, green, and pink. The card needed to be something making you think of summer. FLOWERS AND BUTTERFLIES!!  I love it when a plan works out...

These are the things I used to make my card...

Orange Fizz card stock - MFT
Country Fair Plaid DP - MFT
Yellow card stock - unknown, found in my paper stash
Regal Rose ink - Stampin' UP!
Certainly Celery ink - Stampin' UP!
Blender Pen
Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX-MFT
Fly By Friends - MFT
Hello! sentiment - My Sentiments Exactly

The butterfly and centers of the flowers has some awesome shimmer to it made using my Wink of Stella brush. Unfortunately, it must be camera shy because it doesn't show up in the picture.

I hope you all have a great weekend!