Sunday, January 15, 2017

Birthday Flowers

Well, Hi!  I haven't been around (on my blog) for quite awhile.  The holidays and other crafting projects took over and time was not on my side!

Recently, I am engrossed with an album (Project Life) that I'm making for my son's 50th birthday in July of this year.  So much to little time!

I did squeeze in a card and I hope to do that occasionally.....I miss the challenges!

Confession...I colored this Pure Innocence image sometime in 2016, so that gave me a head-start...

Here is the sketch from Splitcoaststampers that I can see the objective is to "hang" the image over the edge...I used an oval instead of a circle and the front of the card folds up, not to the side.

The PI image is from MFT's You're Special stamp set and the sentiment came from MFT's Happy Banner.  My little Miss was colored with Copics and mounted on matching MFT card stock.

Papers: Sweet Celebration paper pad (MFT), Orange Fizz, Tropical Teal, and Lemon Chiffon card stock.
Dies: Stitched Oval STAX (MFT), Pierced Rectangle STAX (MFT) {inside the card}, A2 Card Front Basics (JustRite)

The next picture shows the card sitting upright and looks a little strange, but remember the front panel lifts up, making it look a bit skewed when it is upright.

Here is the inside sentiment...

Three Challenges:
Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes)

God's Blessings!
Monday, November 14, 2016

Roses in Bloom

Hello and Happy Day!

I'm sneaking in to show you a card I created with Word Art Wednesday's beautiful verse in is so appropriate for this month and actually, any month!  Please go to the WAW site to read Karen's lovely devotional on this verse.

The die is a new one for me from MFT called Roses in Bloom...I think it added a special touch and made the card very simple and easy! No coloring!

And only one little "accessory"...some Clear Wink of Stella on the rose and the bud.

The sparkles appear like little white dots, don't they?

Oh! ....and the paper is from a 6x6 paper pad called Secret Garden (Studio 75...made in Poland).

God Bless You and let's be thankful to God...the One who has given us all we have!
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Sending Christmas

Hello!  I have another card for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge...showing off one of the sweet Pure Innocence images by MFT.  I've always been attracted to this little girl because she reminds me of my youngest daughter when she was very young.

In addition...I used the Mojo Monday Challenge #473 for my design/sketch...I did omit the bottom bar of the sketch because my square is so large!

The name of this little cutie is Sending You a Little Christmas (MFT) and she was colored with Copics.   I spritzed on some Peeled Paint with a marker and spritzer, however it did not have quite the effect I expected.  So I added on some droplets of White Opal Liquid Pearls and some sequins.

Another effect I don't really care for (ha! You're probably thinking I should have re-done the card!) was the grey shadow around the images...actually, I've done this before, but this time I used a darker grey...oops!

The designer paper is from Holiday Trimmings (Penny Black).

Framing the image is one of the Stitched Square Frames dies...and the sentiment is stamped on one of the smaller dies from Large and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables (Lawn Fawn).

God Bless you all and thanks for being here!
Friday, November 11, 2016

Trim the Tree

Hi and Good Morning!

Today's card is all about the tree! ... the Christmas tree, that is!  

The Plaid Patterns Merry and Bright 6x6 pad gave me the direction for color so I used MFT's card stock....Sour Apple and Cotton Candy.

The stamps and matching dies are Trim the Tree (Lawn Fawn).  The tree is framed with Large & Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables (Lawn Fawn).

The sentiment (Christmas Vintage Labels Seven...JustRite) was white heat-embossed and die-cut with one of the dies from A2 Card Front Basics (JustRite).   And lots of Stickles were used, even on the sequins.

The Copics (missing from the cup is R83):

I'll be entering this card into :
Perfectly Created Chaos (heat embossing)

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Joy to the World!

Hi!  I'm back with another card for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge (Kathy Racoosin of The Daily Marker).  I'm unable to keep up on a daily basis, however I can tell you I'm coloring more than usual!

I really love wreaths and pictures of wreaths, so this card makes me feel joyful!  The name of the image is A Wish for Peace (Penny Black).  

Paper: Christmas Greetings (Lemoncraft) I love this is so classy and appeals to my vintage-y side!
Accessories: Double Stitched Circles (MFT), metal wreath charm, red ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), white tulle, white gel pen (Sakura), red cording (American Crafts)

Below: Can you find the one curly Q that I failed to outline?  Aaaack!  

This card will be entered in the following challenge:
4 Crafty Chicks (Vintage)

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Christmas Scroll

Good Morning!

My card for today is for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge (Kathy Racoosin at 
the Daily Marker blog).  Because of other commitments, I won't be participating every day, but the challenge really has "upped" my coloring frequency!

The stamps used for the card are from Penny Black's Holly Scroll and the decorative dots are Bokeh Dots (EH Essentials).

I'm not too sure I like the bokeh dots...maybe a bit gaudy?  I suppose I could look at it as being festive!  

I find myself putting sequins on almost all of my cards!  And on many of the sequins, I add on a little squirt of Stickles!

It's not very obvious in the picture, but I popped up the white square (not the frame) on some Fun Foam to add a bit of dimension.

Paper: Christmas Greetings 6x6 (Lemoncraft), Cherry Crisp (MFT)
Additional Accessories:  Stitched Square Scallop Edge Frame dies (MFT), white gel pen (Sakura)

The Copics....

I will be entering this card into these challenges:
*Word Art Wednesday (Anything Goes)

May God Bless You!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


Hi and welcome to my blog!  I haven't posted lately because I was out of town to visit with an old friend.  She lives in a rural area of northern CA so the scenery was quite different than my usual...SoCal!  I really enjoyed looking out the window at cows and was so peaceful and serene.

When I returned,  I jumped into the 30 Day Coloring Challenge (Kathy Racoosin) is the link explaining the challenge.  The basic idea is to try and color every day for 30 days!  There are also groups on Facebook and Instagram, if you like to post on those spots.  What I like is that all I have to do is color...I don't have to make a card every day.  Of course your coloring will eventually add to the creation of a card!

My first coloring and card are all about Fall colors and thanks to God....I like to remember who has given me all I have and that He is the one I'm thanking.  

I fussy-cut the large leaf after coloring with Copics...the leaf is included in a beautiful stamp set (with sentiments of faith) called Give Thanks (Stamp Simply).

The designer paper is from Fall is in the Air (Echo Park) and the die-cut pumpkins came from Autumn Pumpkins (dies and stamps) by PTI.  The frame dies are the Large and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables (Lawn Fawn).

I was especially pleased with the 110# Neenah Desert Storm card base that is stronger than the Desert Storm card stock I've used in the past.

The Copics:

Be sure to tune in to Kathy's blog, The Daily Marker!  I've learned a few things from that gal!

This card will be entered into three challenges:

See you next time and God bless you!


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