Saturday, September 16, 2017

Week of 9/10/17

IC615 - an incredible Pintrist board My New House Idea. I found this Image. I needed a masculine birthday card and the pool table was a perfect inspiration for a masculine card.

The image on my card is my own drawing. I hand drew this about a year ago and scanned it to my computer so I could print it out to reuse it for cards. The number is a stamp from a set of numbers so I can change it out for any pool ball. Colored the image with copics and added the sentiment on dimensionals. Finished the card off with Nuvo drops in the corner.

Hand Drawn Pool

WT653 - Lighthouse

This wonderful lighthouse image was sent to me in a Teapot challenge. I colored it with copics and die cut it with an oval stitched die cut from ODBD. The wave die cuts are from Heartfelt Creations and I left them in the die cut and sponged the blue.

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SC662 - today's sketch

Stamped the Unity girls image and colored with copics. I love the girl with blue hair, I colored her hair like my little guy has recently done with his hair.

Stamped the sentiment and layered the card on some DP. Finished off with some black Nuvo drops and ribbon.

Be Beautiful <3 

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Week of 9/3/17

FS552 - the incredible Chris Smith {aka inkpad}

I found this wonderful CARD nad it reminded me of this Gina Marie die I got.

I love doing motorcycle cards for friends and seem to get a lot of requests for them so I just had to get this die cut. I did the flame EF then sponged on red, orange and yellow. Finished off with a birthday sentiment.

Born to Ride Birthday

TLC121, TLC654 - Speedy Cards for Good Causes

These cards are super fast, I cranked out 10 cards in an hour. I make sympathy cards for a friend that has a small mom and pop pet shop. They send cards to their clients who lose pets.Quick card die cut the paper, layered, stamped the sentiment and the paw print is a sticker. These friends are so giving of their community donating time and efforts to many pet organizations and this is my way of giving to them and their efforts.
Sorry for Your Fur Baby Loss 

CAS445 - Go West
TLC654 - Speedy Cards For Good Causes

Super fast card to send to a friend that loves horses who is always there for her friends.

Stamped this horse and colored with copics. Cut the jeans paper and layered with some black & white layers. Die cut the boots and added some sponging. Finished off with some Nuvo drops.

You're The Best Cowgirl

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SC661 - this weeks sketch

CCC17APR - some kind of creature

I am pushing myself to get my Christmas cards done. I am way behind where I should be and will be creating a lot here soon.

This darling Hobby House image comes already stamped. Colored him with pencils and gamsol.

Used a snow EF on the top and tied a ribbon. The sentiment was stamped and popped on dimensionals.

Penguin Holidays

WT652 - Oldie but Goodie

CCC17SEP - trees, Christmas or just snowy trees, and outdoor scenes

I have had this stamp set since 2002 and never used this image on a card - GASP! I could never get a good impression of the image with all the detail until I took it off the block and put it in my Misti. I love how it looks and am so thrilled I did not give up on it and give it away. I had a ton of fun coloring all the detail to bring this to life.

Once colored I added some coordinating Christmas DP and embossed the top finished off with ribbon.

Old Fashion Christmas

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IC614 - the wonderful Design Seeds site where I found these COLORS.

I needed a quick sympathy card and those colors just spoke to me for a neutral sympathy card. I loved the scroll work in the image as well so I used some precut lace paper to incorporate the details and used a detailed die cut for the frame to mount the cross.


FS553 - the super talented Rachel (aka stampinrachel), I found this fantastic Card.

CCC17DEC - Anything goes to get them done

Using the great layout that Rachel used I changed it to Christmas and coffee cups rather than the honey. Popped the image on dimensionals and put the sentiment on dimensionals and a banner.

Holiday Coffee

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Week of 8/27/17

IC613 - Moleskine

I found THIS journal.

Used painters tape to tape off a section on the cards. Then used distress inks to add the colors in the strips. Die cut some fun dogs and cats in black.

I love making pet cards. I have a friend that has a small mom and pop grooming business and I make them cards to send when one of their animals passes that they groom.

Cats & Dogs 
F4A393 - Spread your wings

This stunning angel from Unity was sent to me from my friend Jan (Precious Kitty). I colored her with copics and added some stickles. Die cut the frame with a Gina Marie die cut and left it in the frame to sponge the center. Finished off the image with some twine wrapped flowers.Believe
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WT651 - ways to use threes or thirds

Stamped this super cute Penny Black image and colored with copics. Punched out the balloons and the numbers 3 and 0 from gold DP. Stamped the birthday sentiment and popped it on dimensionals. The image is cut in a square and fussy cut around the flowers.

I have a ton of black die cut circles on my desk and as a fun way to use them I cut one in half and attached them to the photo to make it look like they are holding the photo to the card. The balloons are on dimensionals and bakers twine wrapped around them.

This card is for my nephew. He and his daughter share a birthday. I will make her a card just for her but we are always joking with my nephew that his birthday is no longer about him it is about her which is why I thought this picture was perfect for his card and I colored one of the balloons pink for her. He will love this and the symbolism in the card.

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Birthday Boy or Girl
SC660 - this weeks sketch

MMTPT475 - Kneesaknockin Farmers Market

Stamped the apple image and colored with pencils. cut out of the box and framed with DP. Finished off with a sentiment and sponged leaves.
Fall in Love 
CAS444 - National Bow Tie

These panels with the stamped wheat and sentiment were a RAK sent to me. I die cut them with a Gina Marie die then used a yellow CS as a matting that was run through an EF. Finished them both off with stickles on the wheat and a yellow bow with a gem.
FS551 - Today's featured stamper is Christine Alexander aka calex and she has a wonderful gallery that I really loved viewing. I found this stunning CARD.

Keeping my card CAS I embossed the panel rather than the paste. used this pink dragon fly sent to me by Jan (Precious Kitty) and added some white dash lines. the embossed panel is on dimensionals and I finished the panel with some ribbon with dash marks.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Week of 8/20/17

FS550 - This weeks amazing featured stamper Diane is HappyinMarco. I found this CARD.

My uncle's brother passed away and I needed to make some sympathy cards. Diane's card was a perfect inspiration with the trees.

Stamped the trees on the card stock and layered. Finished off with the sentiment from Heartfelt Creations.

In My Prayers 

Sketch Challenge 659

Stamped the Pink & Main bee and colored with copics. Sponged the blue around and popped on dimensionals. added some DPs and ribbon and finished off with candy dots.

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Beautiful Bee 

WT650 - Rescue Me

This card started out HERE. I was thinking I needed to add something to the front card. It never quite worked for me.

I got this Whipper Snapper military image and thought this flag needed this image in front of it. Stamped the image and fussy cut him. He is colored with pencil and Gamsol. Popped him on dimensionals and finished the card off with some DP stars.

Thank a Soldier

F4A392 - National Day of ? - Well for me it would be a National Day of Shoes. Anyone that knows me knows how much I love shoes.

My friend Tonda Baldwin sent me these great boot images. I fussy cut this one and popped it on dimensionals. The focal layer is sponged with some red to get it to stand out on the card. Used up some scraps for the rest of the card and tied some ribbon over the red lacy border that was die cut with a ODBD die cut. Finished off with some DP flowers and the sentiment from Unity.

Stand Tall

IC612 - Christmas Tree Shops, As soon as I opened the site this IMAGE came up. It reminded me of this scarecrow I got some time ago in a trade.

Colored the image with pencils and used gamsol to move the color around. Layered on dark brown paper and some DP. Finished off with some stitching on one of the layers and added some punched flowers.

Pick O' The Patch 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Week of Ausuts 13 cards

FS549 - the amazing gallery of Sharon (aka shendrian). I have admired her gallery for a very long time. I found this amazing card: HERE.

This cornucopia was sent to me from a friend. Trying to use up stuff that others have given me I thought it would be perfect for the FS inspiration.

Colored the image with pencils and gamsol. Layered on a glitter orange DP and green. Added a ribbon and layered on the textured brown. Added some flags as the FS had a flag on her card and finished off with sequins. The image is on dimensionals.



CAS442 - Monochromatic with a Twist

I used Gold as my neutral. Sponged the clouds in blue. Used a gold DP for the die cut angel. Fussy cut the dress and face layer for the angel and popped her on dimensionals. Heat embossed in white the sentiment.

 Angel in the Sky

SC658 - This Weeks Sketch

CCC17SEP - trees, Christmas or just snowy trees, and outdoor scenes (I am so far behind in Christmas cards so I really need to get moving on them.)

This super cute Hobby House image is from my friend Jan (Precious Kitty). I colored it with pencil and used gamsol. Used two different EFs the bottom pulled from the sweater is an argyle and the second a snow EF.

 Free Snowballs

WT649 - Domestic Inspiration

I tried to get a photo of all three of my girls in one but let me just say they won't sit still that long. This is my Cookie. She is a talker but only talks to me. If I talk to her she talks back and we have complete conversations. She is a cutie. :) This is my living room which I drew inspiration from the colors. My dining room has lace curtains. 

Stamped the lace Doily with versamark and used white embossing powder. The base layer is dark brown and then the velum over the top. Punched a red lace border and stamped the happy birthday. Finished off with pearls

 Birthday Girl

F4A391 - Put a Bow On It

Stamped this house mouse image and colored with copics. Added several DPs to create the fun layout and finished off with the big bow and flowers.

 Smell the Lilacs

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IC611 - Fitbit is the inspiration today. I found this great IMAGE.

This AI image cracks me up. I could so relate to her needing a massage and relaxing. Stamped her and colored her with copics. Cut a Spellbinders edge and added a DP to coordinate with her colors. Finished off with a punched flower and leaf that I punched from left over scraps and added liquid pearls to the center.

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