Thursday, July 31, 2014

Redbird Christmas

With each day that passes it's getting a little closer to Christmas.  I'm trying to kick it up a notch on making cards for the holidays and thought I'd use one of my favorite stamps from Rubber Stampede.

I mounted the image, after coloring with Copics, on burlap paper and then sponged Antique Linen not only around the image but all around the edges of the Vanilla paper.  The patterned paper is from Basic Grey and seam binding ribbon and sentiment from SU.  I also added a snip of twine to the ribbon and went over the pine needles with a clear glitter pen.

The sketch I used for this card is for the challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches and so I'll enter it in their challenge.

We're heading to the weekend and I hope everyone has a good one.  I'm going to be busy making FIFTY bridal invitations for my sister in law so may not be around much for the next few days. This is NOT my favorite thing to do!!!  I may be a nut case when all is said and done.  Um.....more so than I probably already am!  LOL!  I'll be checking back in as soon as possible.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Missing the Mark

I don't know about y'all, but when I sit down to make a card I get all these brilliant ideas in my mind.  They seldom look like those bright ideas I had and then Murphy's Law kicks into gear!  If one thing is going to go wrong, all of it will!  This is one of those cards.

I started off with the Stampendous monkeys and vine.  Got the vine stamped in the circle thingy and then stamped the monkeys.  Cut those out and then tried to place them "on the vine".  Oops!  Missed the mark there a little bit but it's got some of the dimensionals on the back and those things will not come loose for any reason.  That one monkey on the right looks more like he's just making a fist and holding onto thin air!  LOL!  Keep going will get better!  Added the clouds and sentiment.  Oops once again.  Smudges!  I never know where those things come from and really think they appear just to aggravate me.  Anyway, added the enamel dots to cover those.  There's a little tiny bit of blue in that patterned paper that I was matching with the blue circle........snapped the photo and that blue in the paper has turned purple!  Where was my mind (or light) when I glued that stuff down because it really IS purple!!  Oh is what it is!

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Monday, July 28, 2014


Still puttering along here - and with another card for today.  It's a little early for Valentine's Day but always a good day to tell someone you love them.

For the Be Inspired Challenge at the Alley Way Stamps I used the inspiration picture to make my card.  The blue/aqua paper is an old scrap that I had from CTMH.  It's got a little rust looking brown in it - or maybe that's just rust looking from age!   All the stamping on here was done with stamp sets from The Alley Way Stamps.  The little car is from the wonderful Mrs. Rogers Neighbor stamp set - and is just chock full of cute images!  The smoke coming out of the back of the car is from the Ka-Pow set, and the sentiment from the Speak Easy set.  The sentiment and smoke were stamped in Versamark Sepia and then clear embossed.  The scallop edging was completed with a SU punch on Kraft card stock and then the twine added.

Jim would probably tell 'ya this looked exactly like me driving - but instead of smoke coming out the back end, it'd be rubber flying everywhere!

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Birthday Fishes

A very clean and simply birthday card for one of the grand children.  Scrap paper, bakers twine,enamel dots done with the Paint Pen, googly eye, stamps from Simon Says Stamps...........that's about it.  Guess this was another one of my git 'er done cards!

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Everyday Happiness

I've been so bad lately and really haven't created anything new.  I need to remedy that pretty quick - if I can even remember how to do it!  Sometimes life just gets in the way of things we love to do.

I created this a couple of weeks ago and since I don't have anything else to put up for "show and tell", I'll thrown this one in.  I used the Summer Afternoon set from SU and colored it in Copics.  The patterned paper is from Doodle Bug.  The ribbon - I have no earthly idea why I added a piece of GREEN ribbon to this!  YIKES!  It's a pretty nice looking green color but doesn't really go with anything else on the card except maybe the grass (what little there is)!  A button, twine, and a little doodling around the tag finished out the card.  The colors on this really do make me happy though.

Thanks for stopping by........and back to the drawing board now!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Get Well Flower

The challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown this week is all about flowers - Handmade Flowers, that is.  We're being sponsored by Flourish with a Bling.  Come on over and enter for your chance to win a wonderful prize package from our sponsor.

I've used a die from MFT to make this flower for my card.  The center was done with an enamel dot and the twine looped behind the flower.  The patterned paper is a scrap that was on my desk and the sentiment from SU.  I did a little splattering with various inks.  Sorry for the poor quality of this photo but for whatever reason it just wasn't coming out the bright white that it is.  The flower did but the rest of the card just refused to cooperate!

Thanks for stopping by..........and be sure and check out the Tuesday Throwdown challenge this week.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Birthdays and Plants

My daughter has a birthday next month and thought this would be a cute card to send her.  She's always saying I spend too much time in the garden!  Little does she know I probably spend more time in the craft room though.  Our gardening season is all over now....all has been canned and put away for the winter.  Can't wait to taste some of those "fresh" veggies in a couple of months.

This is one of the Art Impression stamps from Michael's.  It was just too fun to pass up - and I'm glad I didn't.  I did a little paper piecing and coloring - and fussy cutting.  That's about it but think she'll like the card.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Art Impressions (Birthday).

I'm going to be missing in action for a few days - but will be back Tuesday.  Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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