Thursday, March 24, 2016

Easter Trio

It's almost Easter and the bunnies are hopping all over the place.  Instead of doing three separate posts for my Easter cards, I decided to do them all at once and be done with it.  Lazy?  Not really - just easier.  Um......

This first card is done with stamps from Memory Box.  Cute little bunnies, a bit of grass, some sky, and sequins finished this up.  I almost thought that one sequin was an egg hiding in the grass.

Sometimes my mind works in mysterious ways - but for some reason I thought this would look really good on gray cardstock.  I'm having a few seconds thoughts on that now.  Anyway, the original card didn't have the little bunny on it, but then I figured, why not.  I'm still practicing on watercoloring and this was the results on one of my attempts.  The image is from Close to My Heart and the sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers.

The last of the litter for my post.....  This is a stamp from Stampin' Up that a blogging friend was able to get for me.  It was love at first sight on this stamp and this is maybe the second time I've used it.  What can I say?  Another attempt at watercoloring and a very clean and simple design.

Thanks for stopping by........and have a wonderful weekend.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Barbed Wire and Bluebonnets

A very dear friend of mine sent me this stamp from Texana Designs last month and as a thank you, I worked up a card for her.  She's actually the one that got me started on this hobby/addiction several years ago.

Barbed wire and bluebonnets are abundant in Texas and especially right now.  The bluebonnet (a wildflower) is the state flower and they've started covering the fields and sides of the highways all over Texas.  It's so beautiful to be driving down the road and see millions of these gorgeous flowers everywhere.  It's like a sea of blue.  Of course we have barbed wire all the time here since so much of the land is still fenced off with that.

The sentiment is from Kitchen Sink Stamps and I added a little red and white gingham patterned paper and twine.

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Scooting By

Scooting by with a fun card to take everyone into the weekend. 

I finally decided this week that I'm so far behind the times it's pathetic.  What can I say - I'm old!  There's not a single technique used on this other than maybe using Copics,  so it's just a card. 

When I first started making cards it was all about layers.  The more you could pile on, the better.  Then dies appeared everywhere - still a rage.  Next came clean and simple, stencils, and then the watercolor bang hit!  Whoa!  I wonder what's next.  I did use a die on this for the sun and grass, but other than that, it's just a card.  That's it.....bottom line......just a card.

Every time I looked at this AI stamp I'd smile because it appeared the cat was startled by something behind it (or maybe it's mama's driving).  I decided to put a little doxie (from There She Goes) behind the scooter because I can just see that kitty hoping the dog doesn't get too close.  With mama driving though I doubt that will happen.

Anyway, a fun card to take you into the weekend.

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Peek-A-Boo Squared

I know y'all are probably getting tired of seeing this Peek-A-Boo die from MFT, but it was still sitting on my craft table so I used it once again.  (I AM putting it up for a little while now though - maybe!)  I used it a little different on this card mainly because I didn't want to have to cut into that green polka dot paper - and mess it up like I'm inclined to do.  I figured I'd probably cut it crooked and it was my last scrap.  So, I cut the frame and then squared it out.  I'm still undecided if I like it that way though.

Anyway, moving right along......I used a brand new set of stamps from Memory Box (Springtime Bunnies) and a new scalloped frame die from Pretty Pink Posh.  Let's see......I colored the image with Copics, did some sponging, added a LF grass die and a tiny pink heart, and then slapped on some glossy accents and Wink of Stella.  That pretty much sums it up.

I'll enter this in the challenges at Pixie's Crafty Workshop (Snippets) and will also throw my name in the mix over at Darnell's NBUS challenge.   Two fun challenges.

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