Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Rudolph Days

Hello my crafty friends! I know I've been MIA for a while now. I have made a few cards but haven't photographed them yet to post them. Of course it is summer and I love being outside and not inside as well too. And this week I am elderly sitting with an 88 year old lady. But while she was at day care, I made a card for Rudolph Days. On the 25th of each month Maureen hosts Rudolph Days (goes until the end of the month) so you can get your stash built up in time for Christmas. My card didn't turn out as I envisioned it would, nothing new there! I should have die cut 3 little hats and turned my card base the other way. Oh well, it is what it is.  But I'm posting it anyway. lol I'm not at home, so might not know the names of the products I used, but will edit when I am at home then. Ok here is my simple card that I'm linking up at Rudolph Days.  Pat inspired my card with her kraft and red color combo on her card. I love kraft cardstock and I love, love gingham, so I used them both on my card. And since I used snippets on my card with the gingham, gold glitter paper and kraft cardstock I'm entering this in Pixie's Snippet Playground. Been a while since I'm been over to the swings on the playground and I've missed playing along some. 

As always thanks for coming by and visiting for a spell, it sure has been hot, but that is where the pool comes in handy for cooling off. Hope you can join me for a dip! Your comments always bring lots of sunshine and happiness to my day, although you are going to have a hard time finding something good to say about this one! lol 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
Gina Marie Scalloped dies
My Creative Time stamps and dies for the label and the sentiment
Can't remember where the little hat came from so will edit when I get home
sequins from my stash
all papers but card base are snippets

Thursday, July 14, 2016

A Peony Birthday

Hello my crafty friends, I hope this Friday finds you all well and ready for a fun weekend. The weeks are zooming by aren't they?! Been warm here, but that makes pool time so much better. At least until the water gets to warm. lol But it loses heat at night, so it is the perfect temp to me. So I plan on enjoying some pool time this week too.

My card for today resulted in just some playing around. I took this Altenew stamp set, Peony Bouquet and practiced stamping some flowers in different colors on to mixed media paper. I got better at getting it lined up, so I have some pretty flowers to use to make cards with. I took this one and decided to try and mask it to add the leaves. Didn't do a great job on the leaves, but decided to just go with it anyway. Didn't care for it with just the leaves, but didn't want to throw it away either, so decided to add a bud. I colored the stem of the bud in with a Zig Clean Color Brush marker so it would be orange. Added a negative cut out snippet to frame it out, I cut out part of the bud and part of the leaf to over hang the frame which I like. Die cut my happy from a snippet of black paper and then stamped "birthday". Mounting the whole thing on a black layer and then on to my card base. Overall I'm pretty happy at how it turned out. 

Thanks for stopping by, you know I always love it when you come and sit a spell with me! Your comments bring so much sunshine into my life and make me smile from ear to ear!! Hope to be by your blog soon.

Entering into the following challenges:
Pixie's Snippet Playground
CAS Mix Up Challenge for July

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
Altenew- Peony Bouquet
Technique Tuesday Die-Happy Butterfly
My Creative Time Stamp set-Happy Everything
sequins from my stash                                                                                     

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Hello my crafty friends, I hope you had a very nice and safe 4th of July. Bret and I went to my brother's house for a cookout on Sunday which was fun. Monday was gloomy and rainy, but they still had the fireworks in town. I didn't go, but Bret went in to get some Buffalo Wild Wings and saw some of them. Just another "first" under my belt. I have to say that these "firsts" are hard. I hope the "second's" won't be as hard. I sure do miss Dwayne and can't believe it is has been 9 months on the 10th of this month that he has been gone. Can't believe I've survived this long either! Ha! Guess I have no choice but to keep moving forward, so moving forward I do but I'm here to tell you it ain't easy!

I have a card for CAS Mix Up Card Challenge. I was making my friend's birthday card and realized that I used stamping, markers-my Zigs, and my choice of another which was die cutting on this card. Yay for me! It still kills me that I'm doing mixed media and don't know it half the time. lol I was at a friends house and used her SU Rose Wonder stamp set and the Rose Garden Thinlits to make my card. I stamped the flower on watercolor paper and colored with my Zig Clean Color Brush markers. Then I die cut the flower from black card stock. Left her house and on the 4th but this card together with the pieces I had. I cut out my stamped image and then placed the black die cut on top of the colored image. Mounted that to my card base and stamped my sentiment, added some sequins and tried to draw a line on the right hand side and top of the card. I used my t-ruler but didn't manage to get the top line straight. I can't even draw a line with a ruler! Oh well, I tried to hide that it wasn't straight with a sequin, hoping it draws the eye from the line not being straight. I think I might put some Wink of Stella on it yet, think that will look pretty.  Anyway that is it. The challenge says we have to stamp, use markers and then something of our choice, and that was die cutting for me. Hope you will be joining in the challenge as well. It's loads of fun and I love seeing what everyone does.

I want to thank you for stopping by and visiting a spell with me. It was a hot one today and I'm sorry the pool deck was off limits while it is getting power washed. Hopefully next visit we can sit out on the pool deck and enjoy some nice breezes and warm pool water! As always your comments bring sunshine to my day and make me smile from ear to ear. Until next time.....Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
SU-Rose Wonder Stamp Set
      Rose Garden Die Set
My Creative Time-Vintage Sentiments
                             You Are Fabulous Sentiments