Sunday, August 10, 2014

Happy Birthday, Jeff

Another card from Stephanie Barnard at The Stamps of Life. This candles4birthday set is one of my favorites ever from her. I used the Fancy Edge Flip It die to make the card and decorated it with paper from Authentique. This particular card was made as a birthday card for Mallory's fiance Jeff who is celebrating his birthday today. I hope he likes his card. Thanks for looking. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Unity Friends with Flair

At the recent House Crop, Squirrely Nancy taught me how to create an image that looks like I watercolored it myself but is, in fact, based upon a stamped image. I was tickled to make this card using Nancy's Unity stamp. The adirondack chair image became a birthday card for my SIL back in Cincinnati.  And hey, Squirrels, notice I also used an embossing folder. When's the next Squirrely challenge??? I am posting this over at the Unity Friends with Flair challenge today. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Blow Out the Candles

I just couldn't wait to get busy with the latest stamp set from The Stamps of Life. Candles4birthday is just too darned cute. I'm a member of the Die Hard Club as well and those little candle dies are going to be used quite a lot in my cardmaking. This Fancy Edge Flip It card was decorated with paper from an Authentique 6x6 paper pad along with Stephanie's great stamps. Love it a lot. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

More Popsicles

The Stamps of Life stamp/die set I used last week included a large die to make a card-sized Popsicle. They're so darn cute, I had to make two. The one on the left uses another piece of paper colored with Inktense watercolor pencils based upon a technique learned in Day Two of my watercolor class with Jennifer McGuire and  Onlinecardclasses. The one on the right is a sheet of paper from a 6x6 pad from Amy Tangerine called Sketchbook. So cute. These cards are so simple to make it's embarrassing but I just had to play. Hope you find them as delightful as I do. Thanks for stopping in.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Friends With Flair

It's Friday and time for Friends with Flair over at Unity. Always the multi-tasker, I have used this opportunity to fulfill a couple more Squirrely Challenges from Nancy and Farley. My challenge to the two of them was to start our Christmas in July card project. A day late?  So I have created three Holiday cards using a Unity stamp. I also used an embossing folder which was Farley's challenge. The middle card shows an inking technique on the embossing folder. I used Blueberry ink from The Stamps of Life. The technique I used for the two outer cards was wet gelato gel sticks on the folder. I like both looks a lot and will be using these techniques again soon. Thanks for stopping by. Happy Holidays!!!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Old Skool Easel Card



The Squirrels Nancy, Farley and I have started up our Squirrely Challenges again. We've had a long break but we are back. This time we each challenged the other two to use a technique or make type of card. Nancy challenged us to make an Easel card without utilizing the dies that have come onto the scene. Mine is very simple but I am happy to use some of my stash of supplies. I bought this popsicle set from The Stamps of Life and hadn't even opened it yet. I used several dies from my stash also and whether you can tell or not, the popsicle is watercolored with a technique I learned in my latest Onlinecardclass, Watercolor for Cardmakers. It's a simple card but I'm happy with it. Thanks for looking. Now go take a gander at the wonderful creations from the other Squirrels.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Nature's Beauty


 
Just dipping my toes into the world of stencils. I recently joined the Stencilgirl Club and receive a fabulous set of stencils each month. I haven't used stencils much in my scrapping, even though I continue to buy them. What's up with that??? So I thought I would try out a stencil on this layout. I also used a new tool, received from Farley for my birthday. Tim Holtz Spritzer. I like it although it can be fiddly to use. This time I used one of my Bic Mark-it pens to create a subtle background on the white base pages. All the papers are from BoBunny's Enchanted Garden 6x6 paper pad. The sketch is from Allison Davis. The flower stamps are from Stampin' Up. The photos show our yard in the spring of this year. This first attempt has cured me of my fear of stencils and I think you will be seeing more of them on my pages. Oh, by the way, you probably can't see it, but I did use an embossing folder on both mats on each side of the layout. Thanks for stopping by.