Monday, May 20, 2024

Flower Power


I was the lucky draw for the prize at Snippet's Playground last time and
was anxious to play with my goodies.  A few are stamped ready to make,
the one above with image from Crafty Roo was the first completed.
The blue background was colored and stenciled in my background box,
I added some stamping to it, colored the flower with dye inks
and splattered with white and pink.  The black border and the black and
white paper, and the butterfly were also snippets. Mixed media is a challenge for
me, but I really enjoyed making this card.

A few fun challenges:
Aud Sentiments #313: Flower and a sentiment 6/1
Butterfly Challenge #196  6/5 Prize 1: Flower, Butterfly, Fuschia, 
Frosty blue, Forest green

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Bouqet for Mom


 Happy Mother's Day to all!

My mom's Mothers Day card. Image is Altenew-a May 2022 set that
comes with stamp, stencils, embossing folder and die, 
stencil is Pink and Main. I like the look of embossing after
stenciling the rose bouquet. I added sparkle with my 
Wink of Stella and used a white gel pen and some gems.

My mom and I at an Mother's Day lunch at her
Assisted Living:

A few fun challenges:

Thursday, May 9, 2024




 I was in a coloring mood the other day ago so stamped and colored
this Stampin Up Birthday Blooms and layered it up for a good friend 
for Mother's Day.  Colored with Copic Markers, dies by Stampin Up.

A few fun challenges:
The Card Concept #206 (April Flowers)  5/13

Friday, May 3, 2024

Butterfly Shaker



I have not been very creative lately so I pulled up several of
my favorite challenges and made a card to fit all of 
them.  I recently bought some Gina K inks and had
a panel I had sitting on my desk (snippet), embossed
it with a Paper Studio butterfly die I had won 
previously from Mrs. A, added another layer of ink
so the butterflies would show up better.  I turned
this into a shaker card, used a pink frame I had in a
box and added an Altenew Happy Birthday that I already had. 
This was fairly quick since everything was already cut
and sitting around!

A few favorite challenges:
Butterfly Challenge - oops, expired but a favorite
Triple B  - Birds, blooms, or butterflies  6/1
Can You Handle the Pressure-Embossing/feminine  5/8
Simon Says Stamp-Wednesday Challenge 5/8

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Butterfly cards



Sharing a couple of CAS butterfly cards. I used up a lot of snippets on these cards.
The top butterfly was sitting on my craft table, the second card I went into
my background box and pulled one out to die cut the butterfly and for
under the layer.  I used a NBUS (never before used stuff) bubble die on both.

A few fun challenges for card 2-pink:
Addicted to CAS #256: Monochrome 4/27

CAS on Sunday #281-Spring  4/23

Friday, April 12, 2024

Happy Anniversary


I have not created or posted for awhile.  Hopefully I am out of
my slump.  For those that have been asking, I am 5 weeks out
from my hip recovery and am doing well.  Each day is a 
an improvement towards normal.

I was inspired yesterday by Jayce Gasper who appeared on a
live with Jennifer McGuire, it can be found here.  He is
a scientist and card maker and I learned so much from
him.  I also did the double embossing on my background.
The rose die is Altenew, I cut the cold layer and the
Happy Anniversary from scraps.  Base layers from
white and colored with distress oxides.  

A few fun challenges:
Addicted to stamps 465: Die cuts/stencil  4/16
Die Cut Diva's April 5/1
The Male Room (embossing) 5/1 

Friday, March 22, 2024

Golden Butterflies


I came across these aqua/gold scraps a few weeks ago and wanted to create 
with them.  I found come gold and vellum snippets to go with them.

I wanted each of them to be unique so browsed my die cuts and picked
out a few.  Did some layering and splattered metallic gold and aqua
paints on them. A few embellishments and I was happy with
my butterfly cards.  I've already mailed several as thank you's
for food and kindness given to me while recuperating from my
hip replacement surgery.    Thank you to my friends/followers
for their good wishes.  I am doing well and have my 3 week 
checkup next week.

A few fun challenges:  
First card:
NBUS #60  -Die on left side of card   4/1
 The Paper Funday -option die cuts  March 4/2