Sunday, June 28, 2020

Week of 6/27/20 Part 2 Cards

 JUN20VSNKIDS - Shake it Up

I used gold and black paint for my card so I could make another graduation card. Our school is holding an outdoor graduation in July and I am working on making as many graduation cards as I can for this year's seniors. Once the background was dry I layered.

Stamped this Unity image and colored with copics to finish off the card.

Avon Graduate
 IC760 - - HappyWalls Pinterest board here I found this amazing City Wall

JUN20VSNH - Summer in the City

Die cut the city. Used oil pigment and smeared on the background. Added the die cut city and heat embossed the sentiment. Finished with some punched hearts and sequins.

Tho Miles Apart...
 JUN20VSNI - What a Wonderful World/Tic-Tac-Toe

I used (Foam (to elevate images); Dies; Stenciling)

I stamped the image and colored with copics. When I die cut it I left it in the frame and used the frame as a stencil to color the inside of the image.

Stamped the map and cut the layers. Finished with the sentiment.

This will be my son's birthday card this year. He wears this exact hat and plays trumpet and I just had to have this image for him.

Birthday Boy
JUN20VSNJ - Endless Summer: Beach Boys

I took inspiration from Get around and used this motorcycle. This sticker was in my tote of stuff to use up. I embossed some foil and used the sticker. Layered on card stock and finished with the sentiment.

Motorcycle Birthday
JUN20VSNK - Summer of 1968

USEIT2020 - Heartfelt Creations card kit

I chose the song Grazing in the Grass and used this card kit from Heartfelt creations. It came stamped and cut. I colored the images and layered on dimensionals. I finished the images with stickles.

Wooded Birthday
JUN20VSNL - Animals, Marroon 5

My aunt asked me to make a birthday card for her with this image. It was already stamped on my table and perfect for this challenge. Colored with copics and used papers from my stash.

Birthday Fur Babies
JUN20VSNM - My Favorite Things

My sweet Baby is one of my favorite things in the world. I give my friends that own a mom and pop pet shop a yellow kitty card every year for Christmas because they gave me my little Baby.

Stamped the image and colored with copics. Cut the layers and finished with the red and gold ribbon. Popped the image up on dimensionals.

My Baby
JUN20VSNN - Country Line Dancing

This image from DRS Designs is perfect for the challenge. I stamped the image and colored with copics. The flooring was a piece left from another project and perfect for this floor. I did out of the box cutting and added the floor.

Cowboy Boots
JUN20VSNO - A Spoonful of Sugar

Stamped the Heartfelt Creations cupcake and colored with copics. Cut the cupcake base and added Nuvo Drops to the ribbon.

Birthday Cupcake
JUN20VSNP - Crescendo

I learned my nieces sister just graduated from college while working full time and having a young son. I created the ombre' layer using yellow water colors then die cut the graduates. Finished embossing the base layer and punched stars and die cut the sentiment.

Congratulations
JUN20VSNQ - Favorite Christmas Carol

USEIT2020 - Heartfelt Creations card kit

For me, any song in the old clay Christmas movies are my favorite. This image from Heartfelt Creations is perfect for a Frosty the Snowman song. The old Heartfelt Creations card kits came already stamped and cut.

I colored the images and pupped them up on dimensionals. Sponged the card bases and added stickles to Frosty.

Frosty


Friday, June 26, 2020

Week of 6/27/20 Part 1 Cards

 FS698 - The super talented Patti, better known around here as pspapercrafts is today's Featured Stamper. I found this wonderful CARD.

I kept the layout very similar and added the die cut heart beat in the BG rather than a ribbon. Stamped this great sentiment from DRS Designs and cut the layers down. I rounded all the edges and finished with some punched hearts. The hearts have stickles so they really pop on the card.

A Nurse Brings
 CAS591 - Animals with Paws

I needed a few quick congratulations cards for my friends little pet grooming shop. I have been trying to come up with quick cards for them and also having them sell some of my cards to help them during this pandemic. These were super quick and I had 5 different dogs that I could stencil to give them different cards.

Stenciled the dogs and stamped the sentiment.

Congratulations Pup
 MMTPT622 - Pens/Pencils & Decorated envelopes

This daisy is hand drawn then colored with copics. Finished off with stickles and the sentiment.

Hand Drawn Daisy

FS807 - This weeks sketch

I am still working on graduation cards for this year's seniors. They are having graduation in July and I am hard at work trying to make more cards. Today's sketch was perfect for this die cut.

Die cut the gold and white glitter paper with the sunrays die cut from Divinity and switched them out on the 2 cards. Die cut congratulations and the graduates and layered.

Congratulations
 WT798 - Sand and Surf - Texture, Technique or Image, but include both sand and surf

USEIT2020 - Beach Scene

I am working my way through a tote of items trying to use them up by the end of the year and I came across this beach scene.

I cut down the scene then layered over the blue matting. Cut out a frame and die cut some seagulls and cattails to frame. I finished the frame with the sentiment and popped up on dimensionals.

To add more interest to the image I added stickles to the water.

Beach Birthday
 F4A540 - When Words Fail (Music)

USEIT2020 - Die cut music staff & Stickers

I am still working my way through the number of cards I am making for graduating seniors this year. This card is going to one of my son's very best friends. He plays baritone and I could not find a baritone sticker so I cut one on my cricut.

The music staff was a die cut in my stack of items in my tote I am trying to use up and I finished the card with a bunch of music notes and marching band sticker.

Carter 2020
 MIX387 - Color Tic Tac Toe

USEIT2020 - Heartfelt Creations card kit

JUN20VSNA - Classis Rose

When I saw today's Mix challenge I thought of this Heartfelt Creations card kit. I am trying to use them up as they take up space in my craft room and they no longer sell the kits. I used the colors on the bottom row of the tic tac toe board.

I sponged the edges of the layers. Next I sponged the flowers and leaves. Then I shaped the flowers and leaves. Added the layers and popped the panel up on dimensionals. I finished the flowers off with stickles.

Beautiful
 JUN20VSNB - Hats Off!: Country Western

This faux wood was already done on my table and perfect for this western image from DRS Designs.

Stamped the image and sponged the edge with brown and then distressed it. added the die cut barbed wire and the birthday sentiment.

Cowboy Birthday
 JUN20VSNC - Fishin' in the Dark

This great image was sent to me by Jan (Precious Kitty) and I though it would make a couple great Father's Day cards. I am building my stash for next year early.

Sponged the sky and water then cut the layers. Stamped the sentiment and used some die cut sea shells to finish the card off.

Night Fishing
 JUN20VSND - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot

When I saw this challenge I went to my stash of papers I needed to use up and found this bold bright sun looking paper. I needed to make some welcome cards for the little pet shop as they are opening back up and trying to rebuild their business. This is perfect paper for bright cheerful welcome cards.

Cut the paper for a few different cards and trimmed it with coordinating papers. Used a stack of already punched circles from my tote of items I am trying to use up and layered with the white. Used some already die cut dogs and stamped the sentiment.

Welcome
 JUN20VSNE - summer night card

Stamped the owls and colored with copics. cut out the circle and sponged the moon. Popped the layer on dimensionals and added the red hearts and stickles. Heat embossed the sentiment.

Owl Always...
JUN20VSNF - You are the Stamping Queen

These images were sent to me by (peeps321) aka Polly. I colored them with pencils and layered. Added bakers twine and several gems.

For You
JUN20VSNG - Smokin' Hot Jazz: Matchbook Note pad

This cute image was sent to me a while ago in a Teapot Tuesday challenge and I had it colored in a pile needing to get used. I created the Notepad with the green paper and layered purple and the sparkle orange. I finished with the punched yellow stars to match the yellow star on the shoes.

Witches Shoes

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Week of 6/20/20 cards

 FS697 - this weeks incredibly talented featured stamper is Trudy (daisystampinator)

I found this super fun CARD

I loved the layout of Trudy's card. I flipped the layout and rather than a diamond base layer I did plaid using the DRS Designs plaid builder stamp. Then I added the yellow plaid rather than ribbon.

Stamped their new wheel chair buddies image I colored it with copics. Added white gel to his shirt to mirror the plaid background and die cut the layers.

Best Friends

CAS590 - Pop it Up - use pop ups/foam dots

CCC20JUN - Door or Window (I did a window view of woods - not a traditional window but a window to the woods)

Die cut two layers of woods. The base layer of blue is wax resist. Then I put down the base layer of the woods. Then popped the second layer of woods on dimensionals and finished with the sentiment and sequins.

Seasons Greetings
 MMTPT621 - piece that move

The moving part on the card is George. He swings left and right. I used the My Favorite Things swing die.

The George image was a coloring page I printed over 6 years ago and I thought it was time to color him and get him used. Then I fussy cut around him.

The BG is sponged with green distress ink. Then I added that to the tree and the top of the swing so it looks like the tree branch swings with George.

I finished the card with the brown frame and stamped the sentiment.

Hello George
 WT797 - June Symbols Color/Flower/BIrd/Number/Stone

Stamped the Ceartfelt Creations roses and sponged them blue. Sponged the leaves green and shaped the roses and leaves. Die cut the window and sponged the layers green. Added the roses and the sentiment. Finished the roses with silver stickles and added pearls.

Mother's Roses
F4A539 - Create-A-Background

I sponged my BG then added water drops to get splatter.

This great die cut came from Anne (jdmommy). The minute I saw it in her gallery I was in love with it and she was kind enough to send me some. Thank you so much Anne.

I did use one stamp to add the sentiment. I hope that was ok.

Jazz it Up
IC759 - Children's book Illustration board where I fond this cute Birthday Dog illistration

USEIT2020 - Dimensional Dogs

I needed to get these dimensional dogs used from my tote of items I am trying to use up and the birthday dog illustration was perfect inspiration to put these on cards.

I cut down the DP for the top and added black paper to the base. Then put the dog on the card and trimmed him to fit the base. stamped the sentiment and cut to a a banner.

Birthday Dog

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Week of 6/13/20 Cards

 FS696 - The incredibly talented featured stamper, PattyBennett. I found this amazing CARD

I loved the scene on the fence line and took that for my inspiration for today's card.

I stamped this wonderful image from DRS Designs and then masked her. Once masked I stamped the fence. Then I colored the scene with copics and sponged the sky.

I finished off with this wonderful sentiment also from the new DRS Designs series. I will be making a few of these cards as donations.

The Only...

CAS589 - Paper strips

Super quick card for me, stamped the stars in white on the blue panel, cut red and white paper strips and glued to the card base. Stamped the great military image from DRS Designs and popped on dimensionals. Finished with a birthday sentiment for a military friend's birthday.

Military Birthday
 MMTPT620 - Pink and/or Purple flowers

This great floral image was sent to me in a Teapot Tuesday exchange and I thought it would be perfect to send out for a Teapot Challenge.

Colored the image with pencils. Cut the layers and layered. The base layer is left over from the napkin technique I did last week and I loved it so much I thought it would work for this card too.

Finished with the ribbon

Pink & Purple
 WT796 - Unused Stamps

USEIT2020 - Suns & Sunbursts

This challenge is one my mom wanted to see. She wanted to see stamps that I have not used...well, I have a bunch of those stamps but I chose this cute moose image from Unity. I just had to have it and it was time to finally ink it up. I made 3 of them because I am also using up the die cut sun bursts on the BG.

Stamped the moose and colored with copics. Fussy cut them and layered on the sun burst die cuts. Added some already die cut suns from my tote of items I am trying to use up and die cut some clouds using one for the sentiment which was also unused.

Moose Birthday
IC758 - Kawaii Pen Shop where I found this cute Memo Pad

Those colors were perfect for me to create a couple more graduation cards for the class of 2020. Our school is having graduation in July so I still have some time to get a few more cards made.

Die cut the cap and banner pieces and stamped the sentiment. Glued the pieces down. Super quick cards, I might be able to crank out a few more of these. I will also keep this design in mind for next year's cards because I will need more next year with 3 family members graduating. 

Congrats 2020

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Week of 6/6/20 Cards

 FS695 - This weeks incredibly talented Featured Stamper is Chrysi McDonald! Chrysi, better known around here as Knoxville8625. I found this amazing CARD

I loved the flowy skirt on that image but don't own the image. So I used these flowy banners instead. Also the bold Red White and Blue was perfect for this image.

I stamped the images in blue then colored the banners with copics.

I used a stars stamp to create the BG on blue CS.

I popped the image on dimensionals to finish the card.

Stars and Stripes
 CAS588 - Blue & Summer

This great image was sent to me on watercolor paper and I thought she would look great in blue. Water colored her and cut the layers. Added embossing to the right side and finished with some flowers from my table and Nuvo Drops.

Woman
 MMTPT619 - napkins, doilies, and something sweet

Used this great napkin from my stash with the napkin technique. Stamped the Penny Black image and colored with copics. Cut the other layers and added the doily. Finished with some flowers and Nuvo Drops.

Teapot
WT795 - A Clean Start

Heat embossed with black the daisy image from The Ton. Used bleach to clear out the brown card stock color and added dots of bleach to the center of the daisy. Finished with the sentiment.

Daisy Sympathy

IC757 - Design Pool is our inspiration this week and I found this great INSPIRATION

USEIT2020 - Stickers

Seeing the GYM letters on the back wall made me think of all the sticker letters I have from when I use to scrapbook. I have been trying to come up with a way to use them on my cards and I thought that the GYM letters on the back wall were perfect to inspire using a bunch of letters on the card base. I covered the card bases with a bunch of the letters then used various die cuts and other stickers for some fun graduation cards.

Graduation Letters

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Week of 5/30/20 Cards

 FS694 - today incredibly talented featured stamper is Chris aka fargets. I found this fun CARD.

I loved the fairy sparkle and that brought me to looking for a fun way to create sparkle.

I used the letter press tutorial but rather than ink I used gold acrylic paint and black card stock. It came out better than I thought but did take a couple of tries and I did touch up a few spots with some gold gel pen.

Once the card base was dry I heat embossed this great sentiment from DRS Designs and popped on dimensionals.

I finished the card with some gold gems.

Sparkle

CAS587 - Painting

This great SU image was sent to me in a Teapot Tuesday exchange on watercolor paper. I don't get enough opportunities to watercolor so I was thrilled to play with watercolor on this image.

Embossed the white layer and layered on a coordinating DP. Finished with the sentiment on Dimensionals and sequins.

Watercolor Birthday
 MMTPT618 - Red, White, Blue non patriotic

Stamped the image and colored with copics. Stamped the sentiment and cut the banner. Finished off with sequins.

Just Because

WT794 - We Are "Versa"-tile

I am still creating graduation cards for this year's seniors. There are so many in our area that will not have a graduation ceremony or party. So many in our county are working to give cards, encouragement and drop off gifts to surprise them.

These cards were super quick, the Gold is a DP. Cut the layers, die cut the graduates and heat embossed the sentiment.

Congratulations
 JUN20VSNMINI1 - Summertime Blues

I sponged the light blue cloud skyline then I used this dimensional little girl and put some already cut grass under her. Finished off with some already punched flowers, Nuvo drops and the sentiment.

The little girl has dark blue and light blues and the sky is a baby blue.

Summertime Birthday
 JUN20VSNMINI2 - Don't Stand So Close

This cute floral image was sent to me a long time ago in a VSN exchange and I am not sure who makes it. It was already colored on my table and perfect for the sketch. I finished the sketch with some additional butterflies and added stickles to the butterflies.

Summer Flowers
 JUN20VSNMINI3 - Always Be A Rainbow

I used all the colors of the rainbow and cut them all in the same place carefully making sure the cuts were as close as possible with a single circle die cut then moved them around to the different cards. I was able to get 6 cards with the different papers.

Finished with some gems.

Rainbow Birthday Cards
 JUN20VSNMINI4 - Tutti Frutti

USEIT2020 - Heartfelt Creations card kit

I am trying to use up my old Heartfelt Creations card kits and this challenge was perfect to make this card. They came already stamped and cut which is a great time saver.

Colored all the images, sponged the layers. Popped the layers on dimensionals, shaped the images and layered. Finished the images with stickles.

Strawberries
 F4A539 - Sparkle, Shimmer or Shine

I went for Sparkle. I am still working through the many graduation cards I need to get made this year. This card was super quick using stickers.

Cut the layers and used music stickers and a graduation cap sticker.

This card was so quick I think I can crank out about 20 an hour. 

Congrats Grad
IC756 - Nail Art where I found this cute Set of Nails

USEIT2020 - Cherry Sticker

Stamped the cupcakes image and colored with copics. Cut the layers and added this cherry sticker from my tote of items I am trying to use up this year. Finished with the birthday sentiment.

Birthday Cupcakes