Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Life's A Journey Card




All supplies used 
(except the diamond plate embossing folder)
were from Stampin' Up!,
some of which are now retired.

Thanks for looking =) 

Monday, March 30, 2020

Motorcycle Card CAS




All supplies used 
(except the diamond plate embossing folder)
were from Stampin' Up!,
some of which are now retired.

Thanks for looking =) 

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Harley Card



I don't know if this is a real Harley type motorcycle image,
but I used orange and black colors anyway.

All supplies used were from Stampin' Up!,
some of which are now retired.

Thanks for looking =) 

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Friday, March 27, 2020

Welcome, Doggo Card





I made this card to welcome a new
fur baby to the family that 
opened their hearts and home
to this cute, active, three legged dog.

Rubber stamp images are oldies from Stampin' Up!
Inks and papers also from SU!

Sizzix miniature tag die

Lawn Fawn stitched squares dies

 Stamps Of Life stitched rectangle die

Thanks for looking =) 

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Fishing Vest Card


This was an old die cut assemble it yourself kit
I came across at a yard sale last summer.
I had fun putting together the teeny, weeny pieces
and inking some parts to create this card for a 
long time "pen pal" that enjoys fishing.

Thanks for looking =) 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

80th Birthday Box Card







The pop up box card base was cut with a Brother Design N Cut machine
using a pattern from their website.

I didn't add much to this pop up box and it shows, it looks too bare.

The sides were stamped with a road map and old vehicle images.

The flaps were stamped with tools and toolboxes.

Everything used other than the alphabet to spell the name came from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for looking = )

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

CAS Sketched Mustang Card



Most supplies used were from Stampin' Up!, 
some of which are no longer available.

The background stamp was from Hero Arts.


Thanks for looking =) 




Monday, March 23, 2020

Bayou Mustang Card



All supplies used were from Stampin' Up!, 
some of which are no longer available.

Blue Bayou, Black, White, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate inks and card stocks
Geared Up Garage, Highways and Byways stamp sets
Geared Up Garage coordinating dies

I meant to draw a white lines on the black piece to resemble a road.......
too late now, it's already been mailed.

Thanks for looking =) 


This card was a weekly favorite at
Splitcoaststampers.com!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Flaming Truck Card


All supplies used were from Stampin' Up!,
many of which are now retired.

Thanks for looking =) 

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Green Fastback Mustang Card


Supplies:
Rubbernecker Mustang image and die
Other stamps, dies, inks, papers from Stampin' Up!
Darice Diamond Plate embossing folder
homemade screw head brad
green enamel dot and black grosgrain ribbon, unknown

Thanks for looking =)




All nonessential businesses close in my state today.Many were already closed. 
There is now a Stay At Home order, too.
It won't be bothering me much, I'm such a homebody. 

Stay safe and healthy, friends! Best wishes weathering this all.






Friday, March 20, 2020

Teal Chevy Card



All rubber stamp images, dies, papers and inks were from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for looking =) 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Red Vette Card




All rubber stamp images, dies, papers and inks 
were from Stampin' Up!

Darice Diamond Plate embossing folder

Thanks for looking =) 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Nailed It Cards





All supplies used were from Stampin' Up!,
stamp images and dies are no longer available.

Thanks for looking =)

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Leprechaun Owl Card




May good luck be with you wherever you go, 
and your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow.


The paper punch leprechaun owl is not my idea,
but one I've wanted to make for quite some time.

Stamp images are oldies from Stampin' Up!
Inks, card stocks, paper punches are also from SU!
Nestabilities dies

Thanks for looking =) 



Monday, March 16, 2020

I'm So Lucky Card



I'm not going to write about the state of the world right now,
too much of that is going on. We all know it is getting scarier by the day.

I will have brief posts daily for the next month 
to share newly created cards. 
A momentary distraction from all of the news 
for those that follow my little ol' crafty blog.

Hoping that all of you and your loved ones 
stay safe and healthy❤ 


Supplies: Paper punched shamrock
Digital image I made for the greeting
Various dies, button, baker's twine, wide craft ribbon, dimensionals

Thanks for looking =)


This card was a weekly favorite at Splitcoaststampers.com

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Tutu Onesie


My first attempt at making a little tutu onesie.


Supplies:
Images from Technique Tuesday
We R Memory Keepers embossing folder
 inks, card stocks, patterned paper,
border edge punch, mini pearls
are all from Stampin' Up!

scrap of tulle, needle and thread for tutu

Thanks for looking =)



Saturday, March 14, 2020

Star Onesie



This was a fun to make baby card =) 

Images from Technique Tuesday.
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Stampin' Up! inks, card stocks, stitched ribbon
Stamps of Life stitched rectangle die

Thanks for looking =)


All dine in restaurants and bars are now closed in my state.
All schools will be closed next Tuesday.
I know that this is going to be extremely stressful for families,
but perhaps they can also find time for fun, make some memories amidst all of this chaos.
As for me, my kids are now grown and on their own. I do worry about them catching
the virus while at work. I'm fortunate to be at home, so I'll work on various crafty projects
like cards to take to my vendor booth or photo albums.
Stay safe and healthy, friends !

Friday, March 13, 2020

Chevron Baby Banners


Trying to make a bit more "modern" baby card.
Then again, is chevron out now and 
buffalo check is the new "in" ?!

Banner die, patterned paper, card stocks,
embossing folder and bakers twine all from
Stampin' Up!
Alphabet die, unknown

Thanks for looking =) 

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Lime Baby


Whoa, is this a brightly colored baby card !
I was trying to make something not so 
"traditional", pink and blue. 

Banner die, card stocks,
embossing folder all from Stampin' Up!
Alphabet die, unknown, patterned paper
and twin all unknown


Thanks for looking =) 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Blushing Leaves


Another time consuming for me to make card,
but I like the end result (other than my water colored
images; I need to improve my coloring techniques). 

Everything used on this dimensional card
came from Stampin' Up!


Thanks for looking =)

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Yellow Flower Always


Everything used on this card
(other than the ribbon behind the label)
came from Stampin' Up!,
but most are long ago retired.

This card was inspired by a sample in
a demonstrator only magazine.

Thanks for looking =) 

Monday, March 9, 2020

Kraft Navy Wedding


Lots of layers on this card that was 
inspired by a simple sample in a catalog.


Everything used on this card came from
Stampin' Up!, most are now retired.

Thanks for looking =) 


This card was a weekly favorite at
Splitcoaststampers!


Sunday, March 8, 2020

Mint Floral Wedding



Fairly simple card to make compared to others I've made:

patterned paper, unknown

Image, inks, card stock, punches and dies
are all from Stampin' Up! and now retired

rhinestones, organdy ribbon, dimensionals

Thanks for looking =) 

Saturday, March 7, 2020

So Sorry


I tried make a sympathy card that wasn't too "feminine". 

Rubber stamp images, patterned papers
ink and card stocks are from Stampin' Up!

Ribbon, unknown

This is a larger card. 
The entire front panel
is popped up from the card base.

Thanks for looking =) 

Friday, March 6, 2020

Black n White CAS


Easy enough card to make using a couple of 
pre-printed card stock pieces that were meant to be
used for pocket scrapbook pages. 
Three black gemstones and black satin ribbon
finish it off nicely.

The inside has a die cut outline rose image.

Thanks for looking =) 

Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Sky Is The Limit card


Card was inspired by a sample I saw 
created with a different stamp set.

All supplies used came from Stampin' Up!
and are now retired.

Thanks for looking =) 

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Hot Air Balloon cards




A couple of cards created with the 
Lift Me Up stamp set and dies by Stampin' Up!





this card is similar to a Stampin' Up! sample .
I also used different textures stamps on it.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Yellow Pony CARd



Mustang image and die from Rubbernecker
Diamond Plate embossing folder, Darice
happy birthday stamp, tire tracks stampin' wheel,
Chevron border punch , 
inks and card stocks all from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for looking =)



Monday, March 2, 2020

Mini Envelopes


I made 50 of these !

I used various patterned papers
and an envelope punch board.
I don't know how I managed to do it,
but despite starting with the same size
pieces of paper and using the punch board,
I ended up with some varying sizes ;) 

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Card Display




I was accepted to be the card maker for a local boutique!
After much thought, I decided to go ahead and try it.
I know it will NOT be a money maker and
WILL be a lot of work these next six months.
What was I thinking?!?

Since finding out about this potential new endeavor
a couple of weeks ago, I've spent some time working on display ideas





The first is my price sign made from a small shadowbox frame.
I created word art in Photoshop Elements and added a die cut 5.
A piece of striped grosgrain ribbon is hot glued to the back for hanging.







I made this card display piece from an old frame that had broken.
It used to have hooks on it and three openings.
It is actually upside down down now,
the bulkier bottom was the top when it was a hanging piece.
I flipped it to give it a heavier, wider base to stand on.
There is also a scrap of wood screwed into the back for support.

I made some home made chalk paint and put on three coats to 
hide the imperfections of the old white frame.

I "stained" white fabric with acrylic craft paint then
stretched it over foam core I cut to fit.

A piece of twine was strung across the opening to
hang two horizontal cards on.

The side piece is a digital "word art" I created in 
Photoshop Elements then printed onto card stock.
The words were taken from an image of a t shirt I came
across somewhere online some time ago. I saved the image
so I could type up that saying for a decor piece in my 
craft room. Instead, it is perfect for my card display!

I painted a 5x7 frame black and stapled some thin pieces
of metal on the base so it could slide under the card frame.
I was going to use heavy duty glue to adhere it to the 
card frame, then decided against it in case I wanted to 
change out the saying at some point. 

This sits on top of the display with two
baskets for cards on a shelf underneath. 
I made dividers for the types of cards
(wedding, baby, birthday, etc) from chipboard.


Click here to see what the white frame looked like
years ago when I redid it for a contest entry. 

I've also been busy making cards to add to my "inventory"
so those are set up to be posted this month.
I don't plan on making much of anything new for the 
next couple of weeks. I want to see how things go at the 
boutique before investing more time and supplies into creating
additional inventory right away. I have 125 cards there now 
plus a few other things. I really want to get those 642 photos
put into albums!

Thanks for looking =)