Thursday, April 21, 2022

Crafting with my granddaughter


My granddaughter that lives in town likes to spend time with me in my craft
room.  Above is the card she made her daddy (my oldest son) for his birthday.
I went thru a paper pack and she picked out a paper.  Then I brought out my
ready to go die cuts and she picked 3 stars and a burlap heart,  grandma 
guided her to a brown happy birthday.  She did the gluing with a bit
of help.

A few fun challenges:
Snippets playground #426 5/1 -all dies are snippets
Word Art Wednesday 539-540 4/27

Monday, April 18, 2022

JDS-Wedding Magnolias

     It is mid-month at Jan's Digital Stamp Challenge. and as promised I have
a card made with her Wedding Magnolias.  

I made a 5x7 card on a linen paper.  I kept it very simple letting the image
and coloring be my focal point.  I used one of my most used die sets Nesting Lace Ovals
 by Quick Cuts and oval dies by Stampin Up. Simple and elegant.
I hope you will check out the challenge site and see teammates lovely designs 
and join the challenge  at Jan's Digital Stamp Challenge blog -Anything Goes.

A few fun challenges:
A Place to Start #042022: Optional: Keep it Simple 5/1
As you like it Challenge: Favorite(floral or cute) and why-floral-it can be elegant or simple and is fun to color  4/28

Monday, April 4, 2022

JDS-Best Wishes

It's the first Monday of the month so it is new release time at Jan's Digi
Stamp shop and time for a new monthly challenge at Jan's Digital Stamp 

 I adore both of her new releases and played with both as soon as I got them.  
this one is Best Wishes.   I moved the sentiment on to the envelope before
I printed the image.  The stencil is Doily by Deco Art and has been in my
ever growing NBUS (Never Before Used Stuff) pile and I thought it went 
well with this image. I used a yellow gel pen around the flower centers but it 
is difficult to see here.    In two weeks I will show my card made with the other 
new set Wedding Magnolias.  

You can see my teammates beautiful designs and join the challenge

A few fun challenges:
CAS  on Sunday #228 Stencil 4/13
NBUS Challenge #37 (stencil and digi)  5/1

Friday, April 1, 2022

Butterfly Wishes


  I have been saving this piece of beautiful 12 x 12 pattern paper and am now 
using and enjoying more of my patterned paper and specialty cardstock.  I thought
this would be perfect for a latch fold card.  I followed the directions at the
Butterfly Challenge. I added a sentiment from a new set I got from
Unity Stamp company, added gold splatters, added ink to a butterfly and
floral vellum snippet sitting on my desk, a bit of lace anda few sparkly gems 
and Wink of Stella on the outside butterfly and it was complete.
A few fun challenges:
Butterfly Challenge # 168: Latch Fold card +Lake blue+ Pink +Lace+ butterfly 4/5
Word Art Wednesday  Week 537-538  4/13
Scor-pal April  5/10