Saturday, February 26, 2022

Fluttering by with thank you wishes


I got quite a bargin at Hobby Lobby the other day ago,  I found a clearance
sale on dies, stamps etc,  I bought 10 dies sets, stamp/die sets, and stamp 
sets and spent $33 dollars -yes $33 dollars.  The Momenta stamp above was
$1.99 and I had to buy it for Mrs. A's Butterfly challenge, and because I liked it!
I embossed it using  black Versaclair ink and clear embossing powder.  I colored
it with Copics.  I added some Wink of Stella,  gold Sakura gel pen and white
gelly roll-these show up more in real life.  Heartfelt Thanks is a sentiment/die
set by Spellbinders.

My mom's neighbor has been very good to them and I wanted to make a card to let 
her know how much we all appreciate her.  She has several beautiful
gardens so I thought this image was perfect for her.

I made this card with the following challenges in mind:
Allsorts Challenge 665: Hand Coloring  3/3
Butterfly Challenge #67-2 colors & butterfly:Bondi blue, Bougain billea  3/16

Monday, February 21, 2022

JDS-Traces of Spring

   Can you believe it is already almost the end of February and mid month

This is Jan's other new digi set this month, Traces of Spring.  I 
colored this up with Copics,  added an ombre patterned paper,
die cut my image and some cute little butterflies, added coordinating 
patterned paper and that was it. Of course, Jan has a 
colored version and sentiments in the set also.

You can view this set and Jan's Digital Stamps here, and my
teammates beautiful designs here.

Thanks for visiting:

A few fun challenges:
Top Picks

Friday, February 18, 2022

Embossed anniversary


I saw a challenge for using embossing folders and have seen video's on
inking your embossing folder and then embossing your card stock and
thought I would try this.  Well, mine did not turn out like in the video's.
I ended up smooshing a piece of card stock and then embossing it.  I added
a stamped Happy Anniversary,  punched some hearts in the corners,
added some layers and this is what I came up with.

Okay, if you insist here are the tries of inking the embossing folders:

I may find a use for these but most likely not.  If you have any tips for 
me feel free to share.


Monday, February 14, 2022

Heart Day

 A couple cards I sent out recently that are fitting for Valentine's Day today.
Both use Lawn Fawn's LoveYou Ton's cute little set and Heart stencil by
Pink & Main,  after I stencilled the first card, I spritzed the stencil
lightly with water and pressed it on another piece of card stock and
got the background on the second card.

Happy Valentine's Day to all!

A few fun challenges:

Friday, February 11, 2022

Sympathy Card

 I sent this sweet little dog card (Impression Obsession) to a friend who recently
lost her dearly loved dog.  I used a heart stencil by Pink & Main and used
rainbow colors since he crossed the rainbow bridge.  I tried to focus on
the love he brought to their lives.


Monday, February 7, 2022

JDS-Spring Tiger Lilies

 Time for a new challenge at  Jan's Digi Stamps.

Jan has two new spring floral sets available!  I colored Spring Tiger Lillies
 with Copics  and then added highlights and shading with Faber-Castell pencils.
 Background strip of paper is Honey Bee Team Tie die attached prior to dry embossing. 
A couple die cuts and a bit of sparkle:

   I will be using Jan's other new set mid month.  Her challenge is Anything 
Goes and you can see what my team mates have created and
join here.
A few fun challenges: 
Die Cut Diva's -angles 3/1




Saturday, February 5, 2022

Valentine ATC's


I had some fun making Valentine ATC's for some special little ones,  it
has been quite awhile since I made ATC's and really enjoyed the process.
Animals from Your Next Stamp and Lawn Fawn, candy hearts are an
old set from Stampin Up, and heart dies are Pink & Main, Crafters
Square (Dollar Tree) and one I made from a die I had.  I have several 
other cards that I can not share yet as we had 12" of snow this week
in Missouri and the mailman has been here for 3 days to pick them
up from the mailbox.  Once they reach the recipients I will
share them.

Have a wonderful weekend!
A few fun challenges:
Die Cut Diva's -angles 3/1