Thursday, October 20, 2016

Plaid and Pink

Hello to all!

Today I have a cute little Christmas card that was very easy to make and color.  The image is from the recent Simon Says STAMPtember by Memory Box...Love and Laughter.  

I really don't color very well so the smaller images make it a bit easier for me.  And who can beat those beautiful plaid colors from the 6x6 paper pad by MFT...Merry and Bright Plaid?  One of the many things I love about MFT is that they have a printable sheet matching up their colors with Copics...right up my alley!  And they also provide the names of all the colors in their 6x6 paper pads!

The white card stock was die-cut with Lawn Fawn's Large and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables and the edges of the Gumball Green card stock (MFT) were cut with Stitched Borders 1 by Pretty Pink Posh.

The Copics...

This card will be entered into two Plaid challenges:
...and two Pink challenges:

Have a blessed Friday and weekend!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Falliday Fest

Hi and happy end of the week ....almost!

I've been participating in the Splitcoast Falliday Fest and just a few of the many challenges...there will be 30 in all plus some tutorials with the end result of becoming a crafting Yeti!  That's a cute way of saying "abominable snowman"!  You know card making makes all critters cute!

One of the first challenges was to create a Thanks card that had wheat in it (Lori Craig).  I didn't have any wheat images so I turned to The Graphics Fairy for a digi-image.

The sentiment is from Stamp Simply's Give Thanks.  And Fall is in the Air 6x6 paper (Echo Park) had some wheat paper!  The card stock panels were die-cut with MFT's Wonky Stitch Rectangles.

The next challenge was to add in some holly leaves and berries to a Christmas card (Holly Brown).  

Holly is one of my favorite Christmas decorations, so I have a fairly good selection.  

Stamps: Holly Scroll (Penny Black)
Ink: Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Holly design paper of unknown origin, X-Press It blending card, Neenah 110#
Accessories: Ribbon (RRR), Sequins (Verve), Sparkle Gel pens, Black Glaze pen, Christmas Burlap holly (stash), Labels 28 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), MISTI

Below is a closer look at the leaf sparkle:

And the Copics:

Last for today is a little "pumpkin" box made from the Gift Box PunchBoard (SU)...I followed an SCS tutorial video and came up with this:

One thing I thought was pretty unique was the originator of the tutorial used burlap ribbon to create the stem! thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ...Ephesians 5:20

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Fall Trees

Hello!  Welcome Fall!  

I'm so grateful for the changes in seasons!  In southern CA we don't see radical change, but even a little bit is always refreshing.

Today I'm entering into a new challenge (for me) called Double D Challenges (Darlene and Diane). They are calling for cards with Trees.  My new Birch Tree Window die (SSS) was waiting on my desk to be used!  

I really don't know if birch trees change with the fall season, but I couldn't resist decorating the card with autumn leaves and a few pumpkins.

The fall leaves and metal leaf were a sweet, free gift from the Frilly and Funkie store that came with an order.

Stamps:  Autumn Pumpkins (PTI)
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Fall is in the Air 6x6 (Echo Park), Pumpkin Pie card stock (SU), Neenah 110# card stock
Accessories: Early Espresso embossing powder (SU), Birch Tree Window die (SSS), Pail die (Impression Obsession), Stitched Oval STAX (MFT), Fall leaves with metal leaf (Frilly & Funkie), Pumpkin Patch dies (I.O.), Brown Cord (American Crafts)

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.
1 Peter 2:24
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Over the Waterfall

Happy Day!

Today's card was made for my 4 year old grandson (my youngest!).  He lives in Colorado and I don't get to see him very often, unfortunately.  I just hope he enjoys this little waterfall card...I had never made one before so it was a semi-big deal to learn how...thank heaven for You Tube!  I'll be entering it into one of last week's challenges on Splitcoast which specializes in techniques: TLC602.

The front of the card shows the first panel (there are four).  The others are hidden until the "pull" at the bottom of the card reveals them one by one.  I hope it survives a four year old!

Stamps:  You Make My Tail Wag (MFT), Signature Greetings II (PTI)
Ink: Copics
Paper:  Hello Again 6x6 (Carta Bella), Basic Black (SU), Tropical Teal and Berrylicious (MFT), 
Neenah 110#
Accessories:  Brads, ribbon, staple, black glaze pen (Sakura), 1/16" hand grip hole punch (SU), 1/4" circle punch (SU)

Here are the remaining three panels....very simply stamped, but the fourth is kind of a hoot and also shows the greeting on the "pull".

See you soon, friends!
Monday, September 5, 2016

Pinecone Thanks

Hi and Happy New Week!

We are quickly approaching the season of Thanks...even though every day should reflect thanks to God for his immeasurable blessings.  In spite of the circumstances we don't want in our lives, we must stop and appreciate all the good things.

My card today was made for the Featured Stamper Challenge on honor Marg Mortimer a.k.a. Margscardcrazy.  The card I selected for inspiration was a Christmas card with a pine branch in one corner and I had every intention of making a Christmas card myself!  However, that didn't happen..I ended up with a Fall-ish card and a theme of Thanks.

I found a pinecone die and cut it three times for layering...the pinecone is actually layered four times with the addition of the brown card stock...then I painted the pinecone with glossy accents.

Stamps: Give Thanks (Stamp Simply)
Ink:  Versamark
Paper: Designer Fall paper, Neenah 110#,  Jellybean Green card stock (MFT), Early Espresso card stock (SU)
Accessories:  Vintage Labels Seven die (JustRite), Pinecone and Greenery (Memory Box), Ribbon  (Really Reasonable Ribbon), glossy accents, Early Espresso embossing powder (SU)

"...give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 
1 Thessalonians 5:18

Friday, September 2, 2016

Cards and More Cards #1

Hi and Happy Weekend!
I made some cards when I took a break from my blog awhile back and now I want to show them to you (just a few at a time).  Some were created during the Dirty Dozen challenges on Splitcoaststampers, but not all.  While I was working on the ones for the challenges, I had NO time to post them to the blog.  
Stamps: O Holy Night Background (ODBD)
Paper: Christmas Greetings (Lemoncraft), Classic Cream (Neenah)
Ink: Cucumber Crush (SU), Color Bloom Tea Stain (Prima)
Accessories: Yellow and Red Stickles, Green Tulle, Roses (Wild Orchid Crafts), Lace, Stitched Rectangles (Lawn Fawn), Tree charm

Stamps: Birthday Blessings (Stamp Simply), Pennant Swag Solid Alphabet (ODBD)
Paper: Cherry on Top 6x6 (SU)
Ink: Cucumber Crush (SU)
Accessories: Stitched Borders 3 (PPP), Vintage Tag dies (JustRite), Banner Parade die (Memory Box)

Stamps: Sailing (SSS)
Paper: Nautical (stash), X-Press It Blending Card, Neenah 110#
Ink: Deep Sea (Lawn Fawn), Copics
Accessories: Stitched Scallop Edges dies (MFT), Cloud Trio (MFT), Sequins (PPP), Color Bloom Spray Mist Summer Sky (Prima)
I think three at a time is plenty for now!  I'll be posting some or all to Word Art Wednesday #246-247).
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.   Phillipians 4:6-7
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A Natural Look

Good morning!

I have a "technique" to share with you today from last Monday's technique challenge on Splitcoast...the challenge is to make a "natural impression" on a card or project instead of relying on a stamp for the main image.   The sample given was to pick a flower or leaf, use watercolor paper (for absorption), and use your die-cutting machine to press the natural material onto the paper.  Easy enough!  However my first try looked like a smashed something that was unrecognizable!  One of the suggestions (because I wasn't the only one who experienced this problem) was to place a paper towel under the paper to absorb the moisture.  

This is my attempt to be "natural".

The plant is a small section of Bougainvillea...who would know?  But I think it does make a pretty image and I found some paper that was similar in color...Razzle Berry (MFT) and Razzle Berry Watercolor Wash (6x6 pad)...also MFT.  

Birthday Blessings by Stamp Simply was inked with (what else?) Razzle Berry!  Worn Lipstick (Ranger) was splattered on the paper because I didn't have a refill ink for Razzleberry.

 "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!" Revelation 5:13

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