Monday, May 31, 2021

Poppies Card

"Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it."

– Unknown

Americans don’t typically wear poppies on November 11 (Veterans Day), which honors all living veterans. Instead, they wear the symbolic red flower on Memorial Day—the last Monday in May—to commemorate the sacrifice of so many men and women who have given their lives fighting for their country.   


Sunday, May 30, 2021

Cherry Blossoms Card

My Mom asked me recently to make an Anniversary card.
This is one of severeal I made for her to choose from.

All supplies used on this card came from Stampin' Up!

Cherry Blossoms and Many Medallions dies (trimmed)

I'll add a sentiment when I am ready to send this card
since Mom didn't take this one. 

Thanks for looking =) 


Saturday, May 29, 2021

Swans Anniversary Card

All supplies used came from Stampin' Up!
Swan Lake stamp set
Ornate Borders die
inks, card stocks, dies
aqua painter

rhinestones unknown

Thanks for looking =)  

Friday, May 28, 2021

Rustic Anniversary Card

 All supplies used came from Stampin' Up!:

Bouquet Blossoms and Happy Wishes stamp sets
Pinewood Planks embossing folder
assorted dies
inks, card stocks, brad, black gems

Thanks for looking =) 

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Colorful Anniversary Card

My Mom asked me to make an Anniversary card
for her to send to one of my Aunt and Uncles.
I made several for her to choose from.
This is the one she picked.
Luckily I had an "extra ounce" postage stamp
still so she didn't need to go to the post office.
This card is bumpy and would require the extra postage
since it is non machinable.

Most supplies used came from Stampin' Up!:
Lasting Elegance die (recently retired)
All Year Cheer stamp set (from 2000 or so)
white embossing powder and Versamark ink
Simply Pressed Clay rose element
card stocks

polka dot ribbon scrap, unknown

homemade alcohol ink sprays to create background,
pink and yellow

I'll share a couple more cards soon that I created
with scraps of card stock I used to soak up
the over spray from making this background.

There will be a couple more Anniversary cards, too.

Thanks for looking =) 

I'm linking this card to

 It's been a while since I've 
participated in a challenge,
here or anywhere really.

Retro Rubber was one of my favorites
since nearly all of my stamps are 10-20 years old!

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Hang In There Card

The background on this card was an experiment:
I scraped three colors of acrylic craft paint
onto yellow card stock that I Pressure embossed.

The background was too deep and detailed,
the paint pooled up in it too much so I kept
scraping it out which blended it too much :(

Most supplies used were from Stampin' Up!:
Hanging Garden stamp set
Vine Street embossing folder
Tasteful Labels die
card stocks, inks, embossing powder

Tutorial here
I'll try it again some day with a less detailed background

Thanks for looking =) 


Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Blue Blossoms Card

Southern Serenade stamp set
and other supplies from Stampin' Up!
were used on this card.

The image was water colored with inks
from my ink pads and an aquapainter.

I may add a tiny tag to the bow
when I am ready to send it.

Thanks for looking =) 


Monday, May 24, 2021

Pixie Pink Roses Card

Another extra bright card. 

Imagine a sentiment of some sort 
on the front of this card.
It's blank for the time being. 

Most supplies used came from Stampin' Up!:
First Frost stamps and dies
Lasting Elegance die for the border
inks, card stocks

Patterned paper, unknown


Sunday, May 23, 2021

Graduation Flip Card

Rubber stamp images, inks, papers and flip card die are from Stampin' Up!,
Great Grads stamp set

Glitter ink pen (Office Depot brand) to color in the G

Numeral dies from Michael's/Recollections

I thought I had a few mortarboard stickers leftover from last year, 
but I can't find them. I was going to put one over the "a" after
not stamping that part of the image. I have another week before
I need to send it, so maybe I'll come across them still. 
Or maybe I'm mistaken and there are none left which is why
I am unable to find them?

Thanks for looking =) 

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Cap and Gown Grad Card

Rubber stamp, papers, inks from Stampin' Up!

Embroidery floss for tassel 

Numeral dies from Michael's/Recollections

INSTRUCTIONS found here:

 I altered it by cutting two squares of card stock then sandwiching a piece of lightweight chipboard between them to stiffen the cap. 

Thanks for looking =) 

Friday, May 21, 2021

Graduation Card 1

This is the first of three cards I made for graduates this year.

Supplies used from Stampin' Up! :
Great Grads stamp set
Brocade Blue ink and card stock
Night of Navy, Whisper White and metallic silver card stocks

textured light blue card base, DCWV

numeral stamps, unknown

glitter marker, Office Depot

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Cute New House Card

How adorable is this stamp image?
It's from Stamping Bella , 
Tiny Townie Fairy Garden House,
and was perfect to congratulate new home owners.

The word happy (that I'm not happy about how
it turned out, all splotchy no matter how many times I tried)
was inked with a marker. It was part of a sentiment stamp
from Lawn Fawn. 

I water colored the house with inks from my ink pads
and an aquapainter. I used the colored
image on the stamp packaging as a guide. 

Its mounted onto a textured red
card stock base from DCWV
with a Ballet Blue mat.

I die cut a sweet edge from So Saffron to tuck
under the blue polka dot ribbon.
The die was from Stampin' Up!,
the ribbon was from American Crafts. 

This is the first of many cards I made recently
and will be sharing daily through the rest of the month.

Next up, graduation cards.

Thanks for looking =) 

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Speedy Recovery Card

I cute and cheery card I made for a friend recovering from 
surgery as a result of an injury. 

Lawn Fawn stamp image (On The Mend set)
that I water colored.

Patterned papers, unknown.

Sizzix flip card die.

Here's a super simple version:

Colored the image, die cut circle layers
mounted onto textured card stock base.

Thanks for looking =) 


Sunday, May 9, 2021

Turning Into My Mom Card

This is an image I've had for years and kept forgetting to find it.
Not this year! 

I'm not overly thrilled with this card though. It's a bit too bright.

The design is based off of a sample in an old catalog, using a different
image, colors and embellishments. 

Most supplies used were from Stampin' Up!

Happy Mother's Day !  I'll be baking first thing this morning then picking up my Mom to drive her to my sisters house. This will be the first time we've seen them since the pandemic hit, actually since Christmas 2019!  

Thanks for looking =) 

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Best Mother Ever Card

I used some of my old brass templates by Lasting Impressions for this card.
After embossing the images on the colored papers,
I lightly sanded the raised portions to reveal
a bit of the white core for contrast. 

The rubber stamp image, pink patterned paper and 
card stocks are all from Stampin' Up!

The white core textured green card stock, Close To My Heart.

Black polka dot paper, Die Cuts With A View.

Sequins from my crafts stash.

Thanks for looking =) 


Friday, May 7, 2021

CAS Mother's Day Card

Using up some scraps for a pretty quick card.

Rubber stamp image, unknown

Dies and inks, Stampin' Up!

Card base, DCWV

Thanks for looking =) 


Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Tractor Card


An old image from Stampin' Up! that I water colored.

Kraft card base

Chicken wire background, 
an unknown unmounted stamp

Ribbon, unknown

Thanks for looking =) 

Saturday, May 1, 2021

National Scrapbooking Day

It's National Scrapbooking Day,
 the perfect day to announce that I'll be a 
Guest Creative Team member for 
Designs by Connie Prince
this June and September !!!

I'm looking forward to working with
her terrific kits and team members
to create digital scrapbook pages. 

On a side note somewhat related,
I've been slowly making progress on
the traditional paper crafted scrapbook
album for my dog - 10 years after she passed! 

Image created by myself using 
Memories kit by Connie Prince

Floral Dance Die - pink

Happy May Day!

This card is a work in progress.
I left it at this point and will add something
else to it when I am ready to send it.
I don't have a need for it at the moment.

Maybe I should have stamped or embossed the pink background.
A solid ribbon, not sheer, probably would have been better, too. 
It's kind of "blah" to me.

 The border is die cut with a Diesires die, 
Floral Dance, and colored with chalks.
Rhinestone accents.

Thanks for looking =)