Friday, September 15, 2017

HAVE A LOVELY DAY

This card was made as my swap card for Loz, over in Card Camp this month. It was also made for the Aloha Challenge for September over at Kitty Bee Designs.

This sweet image is the Little Flower Fairy from All Dressed Up, one of the sponsors of the Aloha Challenge this month. Here are the other products I used to make my 5" x 5" card.

SU- Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink card stock
Making Memories - DP from the Brooke collection
MFT - In & Out Stitched Rounded Square STAX die-namics
MFT - Stitched Oval Windows die-namics
MFT - Blueprints 3 die-namics
MFT - Fresh Squeezed Stamp Set (sentiment)
Prismacolor Pencils
Copics
SU - Stampin dimensionals to lift the flower up on the card

Until next time...

Sunday, September 3, 2017

LOOK WHO'S TURNING 4

It just doesn't seem possible that my youngest granddaughter, Claudia, will be soon turning 4 years old! Her birthday card this year is made with a delightful little image from Kitty Bee Designs called "Smelling the Flower Kal-Bee Cow". The image can be purchased through the Etsy shop for Kitty Bee Designs.
These are the products used to make Claudia's card...
MFT-Stitched Dome STAX Die-namics
MFT- By the Numbers Die-namics
MFT-Blueprints 20 Die-namics
Spellbinders Circle Dies
MFT-By the Numbers stamp set
MFT- Lucky Prints Collection DP
Green & Black cardstock from the famous "scrap paper bin"  :)
Copics - various colors

I also used some SU Dimensionals to lift the number circle up on the card and finished it off with some matching green sequins.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET CLAUDIA!

Until next time...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

LIFE IS BETTER IN FLIP FLOPS

I just love wearing flip flops and just couldn't resist this sentiment! My card was made for a stamping friend, Lorraine. I wanted it to be a bright, cheerful, fun card.

The following products were used to make my card...

Impression Obsession - Hello Summer stamp set
Gina K Design - Sweet Corn card stock
SU - So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Luck Limeade, Ballet Blue, card stock
DCWV - The Glitter Stack DP
MFT - Stitched Square Scallop Edge Frames die-namics
Taylored Expressions - Flip Flops die
Spellbinders - Classic Circles & Classic Scallops dies
MFT - Chevron Stripes die-namics
Enamel Dots

This is what the inside of the card looks like. I always design the inside of my cards too. It makes the card sturdier and gives them a more finished look.  :)


Until next time...

Friday, August 18, 2017

CELEBRATE YOUR SPECIAL DAY

Hello everyone!  This is my card that was made for the challenge over at Kitty Bee Designs and made as a birthday card for my daughter-in-law, Kattaleeya.
The digital image is called Strawberry Hat Kid, by Lemon Shortbread, who hosted the challenge. Here are the other items used to make my 5"x5" card.

MFT - In & Out Stitched Rounded Square STAX
MFT - Gerbera Daisy Die-namics
SU - Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Ruby Red, Cool Caribbean card stock
Colorbok - Light Bright Connection DP
SU - Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp set
Technique Tuesday - Find Beauty stamp set
SU - dimensionals
Prismacolor Pencils
Gamsol
Various Copics
Wink of Stella Clear

I hope Kat liked her birthday card.

Until next time...

Sunday, August 6, 2017

BASKET OF LOVE

This is the first card I've made as a new design team member for Kitty Bee Designs.  The adorable little image by Kitty Bee Designs is called Basket of Love and you can get it here.
This image reminds me of harvesting all of the veggies from the garden. 


The other products used to make this card were...

MFT - Pierced Circle STAX Die-namics
MFT - Blueprints 3 Die-namics
Impression Obsession - Hello Die
Gina K Designs - Honey Mustard Card stock
Gina K Designs - Grass Green Card stock
DP - Crate Paper and My Minds Eye (Reunion collection)
Copics - various used for coloring
Wink of Stella for a beautiful shimmer on the bunny's hat
White enamel dot - made using Nuvo Crystal Drops (white gloss)

Until next time...

Thursday, July 27, 2017

THINKING OF YOU

Over at Cardcamp we have a Happy Mail swap each month. This month I am sending my card out to Jennie.

It was a rainy day here today, so instead of tending to the gardens, I stayed inside and made my card. I hope Jennie likes it!  Here are the supplies I used.

MFT - Stitched Scallop Basic Edges
MFT - Large Desert  Bouquet Stamp Set
MFT - Fall Florals Stamp Set
Technique Tuesday - Find Beauty Stamp Set
MFT - DP - Proper Pinstripes & Pastels
Gina K - Jelly Bean Green, Honey Mustard, Wild Dandelion, Peach Bellini, Innocent Pink, Sweet Mango inks
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Embellishments

Until next time...

Monday, July 17, 2017

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

This week at Cardcamp it was my turn to pick the challenge using the letter "C". It happened to be perfect for me as I also needed to mail a card to my swap partner in another card group of a snowman, for a "Frosty the Snowman" swap. So for my letter "C" I picked "Christmas in July". It was great being able to use this card for both the challenge and swap!


I loved this snowman and think he's perfect for my Frosty card. Here are the products I used to make it...

Stampin' UP! - Snow Much Fun stamp set
MFT - Zig Zag Stitched Oval STAX Die-namics
Spellbinders - Holiday word dies
Stampin' UP! - Garden Green card stock
Hot Off the Press (Christmas Brights) DP
K&Company (Visions of Christmas) DP
Stampin' UP! - Creamy Caramel ink
Copics - Various markers
Sponge dauber used to soften the bright white center oval card stock

Until next time...

Sunday, July 9, 2017

HELLO THERE

In one of my card groups, Cardcamp, we have a swap each month called "Happy Mail". The group owner assigns us another member who we need to make and send a card to by the middle of the month. This month I need to make a card for Nancy. This is the card I made for her. I really am pleased with how this bright and cheerful card came out...I hope Nancy will like it too!
I really think this image by Fun Stampers Journey called Rain Tweet, is just adorable. I made this little chick some fancy boots and an umbrella using DP from the Lucky Prints collection made by MFT. Here's a list of the rest of the supplies used to make my card.

Various Copic markers for coloring
SU - Daffodil Delight card stock
MFT - Sour Apple card stock
MFT - Plaid Patterns DP
MFT - Upsy Daisy Die-namic
MFT - Blueprints 14
MFT - Blueprints 29
MFT - Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX
MFT - Polar Bear Pals stamp set (the greeting)

Until next time...

Monday, June 26, 2017

KITTY BEE DESIGNS

I have been asked to be on the design team for Kitty Bee Designs! I have accepted my new challenge and will start designing for them beginning in the month of August.
I've never been on a design team before and look forward to being part of the team and designing cards for them using their cute images.

Until next time..... 

Friday, June 23, 2017

HAVE A GREAT DAY!

I bought this die several months ago and had never done anything with it. This month over at CardCamp we were paired up and supposed to make an " anything goes" swap card. I decided to finally use my teacups die.
Using a white base, I added some SU Certainly Celery, Basic Black, and white card stock layers on top. Here are the other products that I used to complete my teacup card.
MFT - DP Dots & Stripes Neutrals Collection
MFT -  Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frame Die-namics
Poppy Stamps - Teacup Stack Die
VIP's - Sentiment Stamp
2 White enamel dots
There you have it..... a finished teacups card!  I am sending it to my stamping friend, Paula.  I really like how it turned out, I hope she likes it too.

Until next time...

Sunday, June 18, 2017

HAPPY FATHERS DAY!

Here's the fathers day card I made for Steven this year. He loves to golf and I thought this image of Gordon Golfer by Art Impressions was perfect for his card.
Here are the other things that were used to make his card...
SU- Wild Wasabi card stock
SU- Night of Navy card stock
SU- Yo Yo Yellow card stock
Designer paper was in my stash bin. Unknown who the manufacturer is
MFT- Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX Die-namics
MFT-Fishtail Flag Frames Die-namics
Copics- various colors
Foam Squares to raise the image up on the card

I also used 3 yellow dots on the card that were made using Nuvo Crystal drops. I used the Dandelion Yellow gloss and I love how they came out. I really like using enamel dots on my cards so being able to make them using Nuvo drops is a great find.  Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there...

Until next time...

Sunday, June 4, 2017

We sometimes forget some of the retired stamp sets we have. They get moved to the back of the closet and the new stuff is what we play with. This card was made with a great stamp set called In Full Bloom by Stampin' UP! that has been retired for a few years now. An oldie but goodie!
Here are the other products that I used to make my card...
MFT - Elf Green Dye Ink
SU - Regal Rose Ink
SU - Crushed Curry Ink
MFT - Watercolor Wash DP
SU - Rose Red Card stock
SU - Garden Green Card stock
Hero Arts Sentiments Stamp Set
Wink of Stella - for the large flower
Blender

Until next time...

Friday, May 26, 2017

IT ALL STARTS WITH US

KINDNESS.....It All Starts with Us. 
I had a sketch challenge that needed to be completed, so I decided to use the theme of kindness with the given sketch. I've been doing more RAK's these days and trying to keep thoughts of always being kind. I think we can all use more kindness.  These are the products that were used to make this card.

MFT - Springtime Blooms Stamp Set
MFT - Kind Words Stamp Set
MFT - Blueprints Die-namics # 14 and #27
Spellbinders - Lacy Circles Dies
MFT - Pierced Circles Die-namics
MFT - Upsy Daisy Die-namics
SU- Green Galore Card Stock
Gina K Designs - Sweet Mango Card Stock
Gina K Designs- Blue Lagoon Card Stock
Gina K Designs - DP from the "Made with Love" collection
Gina K Designs - Blue Lagoon and Honey Mustard inks
SU - Green Galore Ink
Copics B000 & E000
Clear Wink of Stella
SU - Dimensionals to raise the flower image up off the card

Unfortunately, you can't see the nice shine the flower and it's center has. This was really pretty and was done using the clear Wink of Stella.

Until Next Time...

Thursday, May 11, 2017

YOU'RE AWESOME!

Oh my goodness... My precious granddaughter, Lily Clara, is 10 years old today! I remember that little 5 lb bundle coming home from the hospital.....was it REALLY 10 years ago??  My Lily is crazy about soccer so I knew I had to find a soccer image to make her birthday card. Finding an image of a GIRL with a soccer ball, and not a boy, wasn't as easy as I first thought it would be. With the help of a stamping friend, this digital image was found on Etsy.
On one of the soccer teams she is on, she wears a red uniform. She has long blonde hair, and is number 23. That was the criteria I had to meet...

I started out with some Real Red card stock for my card base. Using Basic Black and white card stock for layering, and some Summer Sun card stock for some of the stars. All the card stock used on this card was from Stampin UP!

I decided to add a large soccer ball for my background underneath the image to add to the soccer theme. It was made using the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from SU, then cut with a large Spellbinders Circle Die. Here are additional items that were used to complete Lily's birthday card.
MFT - Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX
MFT - Stitched Banner Numbers Die-namics
MFT - Blueprints #20 Die-namics
MFT - Stacking Stars
MFT - More Essential Sentiments
Various Copic markers

Like this card says, YOU'RE AWESOME! 
I hope you have a wonderful day.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LILY! 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

QUILT CARD FOR BRENDA

It was recently my sister Brenda's birthday. She isn't into making cards, but she is fantastic with a sewing machine! One of the things she likes to do is quilt. What better birthday card for her then a quilted looking one! Here is what I came up with...
I used MFT's Quilt Square Cover-Up die and their Dotted Scallop Border Die-namic to make the card. Other than that, there were only a few other things needed as the quilt pattern takes up most of the card front. These are the other things I used...
My Minds Eye - DP from the Dolled Up Collection
SU - Lucky Limeade card stock
SU - Curly Cute Stamp Set
Button  from my button stash collection was used for the star center

We actually spent her birthday together at a weekend quilt sew. Had lots of fun, and both got going on a new quilt!

Until next time...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAT!

I've really needed a bunch of birthday cards lately...here is the newest one for a stamping friend of mine, Pat.

I started out using a beautiful card stock color from Gina K Designs called Applemint. Next I used a white layer and then a layer of DP from the Little Princess Collection made by Recollections. Using MFT Zig Zag Stitched Oval STAX, I made the center ovals from both Applemint and white card stock. The flower image is one of my very favorite floral images called Rose Garden, made by Fun Stampers Journey. Copic markers YG11, RV10, and R81 were used to color the flowers and leaves. Blueprints 29 die by MFT was used to cut the pieces for my greeting which is from SU's Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  To give my card a little bit of razzle dazzle, I used a couple of Go Green sequins to finish it off.
I hope you liked your card, Pat!

Until next time...







Sunday, April 16, 2017

DIGITAL EASTER IMAGE

Happy Easter everyone!  I stumbled upon an Easter digital image that I've had for a few years and have never used. Digital images are easy....they take up no space, you can just print them off, and there are no stamps to clean afterwards! 

Here are the products I used to make this card:

Lovely Lilac card stock - SU
Tempting Turquoise card stock - SU
Green Galore card stock - SU
Daffodil Yellow card stock - SU
DP - Plaid Patterns - MFT
Blueprints #20 - MFT
Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frames - MFT
Various Copics
Wink of Stella-clear (used for the center of the flower & the eggs)

Until next time...

Monday, April 10, 2017

EASTER 2017

Easter is only a few days away. I made a few different cards this year, but this one was made for my daughter.
I started out using Pretty in Pink card stock by SU for my card base, following with a white panel and some new DP from MFT called Dots & Stripes confection. Here's the list of additional supplies used in making the card.

Daffodil Yellow card stock -SU
Green Galore card stock - SU
Blueprints #3 - MFT
Stitched Dome STAX - MFT
Grassy Edges Die-namic - MFT
Stitched Oval Word Windows - MFT
Various Copic markers for the coloring
Spring Fling Stamp Set - Gina K Designs
Teeny Tiny Wishes - SU

Then to finish off my card, I popped up a little butterfly using a SU dimensional and then added 3 little GO GREEN sequins.

I hope everyone has a great Easter!

Until next time...

Sunday, April 2, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

I made this birthday card for my Aunt Marion who is having her 96th birthday in a few days. She's a great lady who stays busy and even still does some quilting! I hope she likes the card I made for her very special day!
 
 This card was made using the masking technique with the following products...

MFT - Grapesicle, Summer Splash, Peach Bellini ink.
SU - Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie ink.
MFT - Summer Splash card stock.
MFT - Modern Blooms and Large Desert Bouquet stamp sets.
SU - Curly Cute stamp set.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUNT MARION!!

Until next time...

Sunday, March 26, 2017

HAPPY EASTER

Every so often you come across a stamp set that becomes a "must have"for you. I just fell in love with this adorable new set by Gina K Designs called Spring Fling.
I love these cute little images and thought they'd be perfect peeking out of the little windows made with a die from MFT's Blueprints #27. The beautiful green card stock called Applemint, is also by Gina K Designs. The DP is from the Dots & Stripes Sorbet collection from MFT. Various Copic markers were used for color, along with some ribbon and enamel dots from my stash.

Until next time...

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...