Monday, June 29, 2020

Pinkfresh Bloom

First time playing with this stamp set, and I'm in love. I used Prismacolor pencils, three shades of pink and two shades of green. Also love the Stampin' Up! Subtle embossing folder. Very elegant! Got my gold Gansai Tambi watercolor out to speckle the background. Wish I would remember to do this more often! Pretty Pink Posh ballerina pink sequins for some added sparkle.

Stamps: Pinkfresh Bloom
Dies: Pinkfresh Bloom
Misc: Stampin' Up! Subtle embossing folder, Pretty Pink Posh ballerina pink sequins. Gansai Tambi gold watercolor 

Thanks for the visit!

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Father's Day Tool Time

I love making Father's Day cards. It's a chance to make something special. 

The MFT Tool Time Die-Namics is amazing! I used wood patterned paper for the saw and hammer handles. Sponging the edges gave the tools some dimension. Aren't the pegboard and pegboard hooks the best? The letters are MFT Little Letters, one of my favorite alphabet dies, just the right size. I triple stacked the pegboard and letters.

Father's Day is a week away, but it's time to get cards in the mail. 

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!


So Sorry

The loss of a pet is so hard which is why it's nice to be able to make a special card when this happens. I have seen the Stampin' Up! cat punch used this way many times on Pinterest; this is the card I cased. Thank you to Karen Titus for the inspiration, and she has several other ideas for the cat punch. Here's my card:

The So Sorry stamp set is one of my favorites. Inside sentiment is, "for the loss of your beloved pet". Very simple, very sweet.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Friday, May 29, 2020

Zoom Coffee Break with Friends

Linking up another card for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop. Have you peeked at all of the fabulous caffeinated goodness? This card linked up at #1332!

Do you Zoom with friends? We have been Zooming every Tuesday evening. So nice to see our friends and share some news. Gave me the idea for my card!

Aren't these Avery Elle critters adorable??? They have little matching paws, meant for peek-a-booing but I used them to hold their coffee mugs. Those sweet mugs and cups are from Denami, just the right size!

Stamps: Avery Elle Polar Peek-A-Boo Pals, Avery Elle Peek-A-Boo Pets, Denami       Espresso set
Dies: Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up, MFT Skinny Strips

Have a super day!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

InKing Royalty Blog Hop: Sunshine

Welcome to InKing Royalty's May Blog Hop! During this year's blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month's projects celebrate Sunshine, so prepare yourself for projects that are filled with sunny images of joy in the great outdoors. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you'll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post. 

If you ever want to send a bit of sunshine, Pineapple Punch is perfect for that. This delightful In Color will be disappearing soon, so let's stock up by June 2nd. Now more than ever we need to send cheery cards. Happy discovery when I saw this tutorial on YouTube. His card really cracked me up, and I thought it was the perfect sentiment! I did change up the mask, using a stitched edging and kept the mask flat for mailing. I sent out about 20 of them! I did put a strip of foam tape under the center.

What do you do when you don't have Pineapple Punch cardstock, but do have the ink pad? I colored white cardstock by gently blending, blending, blending. Do you recognize the stamp used on the mask? The Stamparatus made repeat stamping a breeze. The stamp is from Positive Thoughts. The sentiment is computer generated.

Hang in there, stay safe, and spread a little sunshine!

I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp . There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group - and you don't want to miss it!

If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

Brian King at Stamp with Brian
Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl  <<< You are here
Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations

Friday, May 22, 2020

Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Hop

It's here! If you ever want to see hundreds of wonderful coffee-themed cards, this is the hop for you! Pop on over to the main hop page and join the fun!

I really do! Hope you are all doing well during this stay at home time. Our carefully cultivated craft collection sure did come in handy! That, and a supply of coffee. This card is linked up as card #126.

There are a lot of mask cards out there, but here is the one that cracked me up and inspired me, and his Youtube channel gives measurements and instructions for the mask:  I chose not to puff mine out because I mailed over a dozen out to friends. I did add a little foam tape vertically under the center of the mask. 

The paper for the mask is from my much-hoarded Latte Love by Divinity Designs. I love that paper pad! The sentiment is computer generated. I don't have a lot of my crafty supplies with me, so luckily found some awesome background paper in a Craftsmart 12x12 paper pad (Michael's hot buy).

Thanks for stopping by, and stay safe!

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Masculine Milestone Birthday

We'll have to celebrate this special milestone birthday someday in the future when the pandemic eases up. If I had to be stuck in self-isolation with anyone I'm thankful it's Stan. Easygoing, hard-working, never complains.

Masculine cards can pose a challenge. Thought this one should be in bold colors, black, white, and silver. That shimmery silver Bazzill looks grey in the photo. At first I cut the "celebrate" in black, but thought it was too strong, taking away from the focal "70". The silver balances the card. 

The center circle is stacked 5 thick, only the top circle is black. I would normally have die cut the numbers, but I didn't have access to those dies and the set I wanted was sold out. Purchased a set of number stamps and white heat embossed on the black circle.

Stamps: Recollections Number clear stamps
Dies: Birch Press Design Sun Ray Triangle Layer set, MFT Happy Birthday Circle,     MFT Celebrate, Elizabeth Craft Designs Dashing Circle

Happy Mother's Day to all moms, and all of our moms in heaven.

Stay safe, and thanks for stopping by.