Here is to the beginning of a nice holiday weekend. I would like to share a card I created for this weeks Friends with Flair. I have really enjoyed the August KOM, and all of it's beautiful images.
Today, my card uses a sweet corn base and layer, and assorted scraps from the Violet Leaf stack from DCWV. My image, plus sentiment was stamped in Memento Toffee Crunch and colored with Copic markers. The die cut is called Fanciful Flourish from Cheery Lynn, and I added some tiny Got Flowers? w/ pearls. There is also a scrap of Rich Razzleberry framing my sentiment.
Yesterday was the first day of school for many of the kids in my area. Lots of moms are letting go of their babies for the first time. Oh, I remember that feeling! It is filled with very mixed emotions. This week, at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, the theme is back to school.
Here is what I used.
Card stock: Gina K. Designs, Lipstick Red base.
Designer Paper: The green is from American Crafts, The apple is Debbie Mumm, The tags
were cut from a sheet of Crate Paper.
Image: is from Dearie Dolls.
Embellishments: Epoxy letters and stars, Metal school brads, and natural twine bow.
I know a little one who will be starting pre-school soon, so I thought I would send a little ice cream money as a treat.
Update: I had my stitches removed from my hand, yesterday. Dr. said it looks great, but I am out of work for 2 more weeks. After that, I can not lift extra for 4-6 more weeks. I have to admit, this is a little more complicated than I thought. I am however happy I asked questions and found some of things that hurt are all normal. Although the incision is in your hand, the surgery is actually in your wrist. Explains a lot!
Thanks a zillion for stopping by. Tuesday already, phew!
Happy Monday Morning! I decided to enter the Mod Squad Challenge, this week. The theme is Coastal Inspiration. I brought out and older Gina K. Designs set, by Tami Mayberry, called Oh Boy!
To create my card, I started with a Lipstick Red GKD Pure Luxury base. On my white layer I did direct to paper inking. I stamped my images on my background for placement, and then paper pieced all of the elements with scraps of dsp. My little fish punches, were a gift from my friend Carol. She gifted me with a bag of them in confetti colors, and I just love them! I added some diamond Stickles to make my ocean & sky shine, and a hemp bow to resemble rope.
Happy Friday, friends! I feel so bad about missing a post last Friday, but as you know from my previous blathering, I had surgery that day. I am glad it is behind me, and I am praying that things start healing a bit more quickly. The Dr. found lots of inflammation and also tendonitis. The stitches come out on Monday, and although they are healing well, and my fingers are bending, I still can not hold a pen steady or apply pressure to stamp. Okay, enough of this, cause it stinks to be home from work, and unable to be crafty!
I created this card with my Unity KOM for August 2014, before my hand went down. I have a few backups to use. Please be sure to visit the Friends with Flair post over on the Unity Blog
The card is a simple one, with a white base and some great Halloween paper I found at Tuesday Mornings. I believe it is Bazzill, and that cute hounds tooth is on the reverse side. I colored the hat image with colored pencils and applied some fun beads as a band. This new kit has so many fun images, and I can't wait to get into coloring them!
I want to thank everyone for the cards and well wishes, and I am sure I will be up and at it soon.
Here is a card that I created with the July 2014, Unity KOM! I am sharing this for my Friends with Flair post for this week.
I started by stamping my main image with Versamark ink, and embossing with white. I took my VersaMagic chalk ink petals, and did a direct to paper background, and then gently wiping my feather clean with a baby wipe. I thought it still needed some more detail, so I used the swirl stamp that is also in the kit, stamping it randomly. Touches of Copic were added to the blank spaces in the feather, to give it a little more dimension. My purple designer paper is an unknown. The sentiment gave me the most trouble, as I could not find the right color. Black was too harsh, all purple was too dull. I settled on the half and half with some antique linen Distress Ink. For embellishments, I used some American Craft twine, Prima flowers, and Recollection gems. There is also a bit of glitter added to my sentiment.
Hope you have a fantastic weekend, and I thank you for stopping by!
Happy Friday morning. everyone! I am going to make this post a quick one, as I am struggling with fingers that refuse to bend. My surgery to clear up this tunnel business will be Aug 15th. I may be absent for a couple weeks.
Anyway, on to my card! This card is pretty much created with scraps. The base is a half sheet of red that was calling my name from the bin, and I believe it is Gina K. Designs. Next is a cute chevron scrap from Doodlebug Design. My words are stamped from one of those magnetic word sets, and they really come in handy sometimes. The love die cut was a gift from my dear friend Carol, and more snippets of red were used for the insert heart, and the bitty banners. My main image is from the July 2014, Unity Kit of the Month! I just love this flower cluster! Coloring was done with Copics, and I added Stickles, and black sticky dots as accents.
It's that time again! Time to put up a post for Friends with Flair, over on the Unity blog. Angela is also running another fantastic sale this week, so be sure to check that out, also.
Todays card just kind of happened. I used the July KOM, and lots of scraps. The card stock base is Moonlit Fog, from Gina K. Designs. There are also scraps of Cocoa, White, and a designer scrap from Wild Asparagus. My image were stamped in Memento ink, directly onto the designer paper, and then re-stamped on white, with the leaves being cut out and paper pieced. I added tiny white pearls to the centers of the tiny flowers that were made with my SU! itty Bitty shape punch. Color was added with Copic to the edges of the leaves, and then Diamond Stickles were put over it to add sparkle. I also added some Gina K. Designs stitched ribbon. The sentiment was cut with a SB scalloped oval. One last thing... I have wanted a SU! scalloped border punch forever. I was able to score one this past weekend, from a friend who is cleaning up her supplies. That made me so happy!
Since I used lots of bits from my desktop, I would also like to enter this over at Pixie's Snippets Playground, this week. You must go check out all of the fine work done at the playground.
I am staying home from work today, until I can get my Carpel Tunnel surgery scheduled. I had hoped to wait until fall, but that is not going to happen. It is silly to stay in pain if it can be resolved.
Happy Friday! Today's card for Friends with Flair, over on the Unity blog, was done using a past kit of the month. It was the April 2014 KOM, called Botanical Bliss. My card base and designer paper are both out of my scraps. I used Prima flowers, with an assortment of centers including brads and button. There was some sparkle added using a Stardust pen. Coloring was done with Copic markers.
Thanks for the visit, and I appreciate each and every comment.
Since I had to have most things shut down, last night, due to storms in the area, I decided to play at my table with a new die I recently purchased. This card sort of just happened.
I started with a white base, added designer paper from Doodlebug Designs, and an embossed panel of clouds, which I made up during a visit to my DD's craft room. Then came my new airplane die which is a Die-namics from MFT. I decided to cut it out 3x so that I could off set layers and give it a little more dimension with the colors. Next came my little clouds which I popped up on dimensionals. The background and clouds were sponged with Smoky Slate ink.
The next dilemma was who should drive the plane! As I went through my stash of critters, I was so hoping I could insert a Weenie dog, but nope. I came across a Cocoa mouse set from Sweet n Sassy, and decided here was my victim. This Cocoa was from the set called Springtime Cocoa, as is the sentiment. I colored him with Copic markers and planted him in the plane.
When I bought the airplane die, I was surprised at how large it was, when it arrived! Since I work in mostly A2 size, I was not able to fly the banner behind the plane!
Today I have a card to share that is for 2 challenges. The first challenge is the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, and that is where I got the title for my post. It is let's be clear because you are to use some clear or see through on your card. My second challenge is Pixie's Snippets Playground, Week # 133, since I have all kinds of bits to create this card collage. Let me explain.......
Last week, I was trying to make room on my work surface. I came across little ziplocks stuffed with all kinds of printed bits, stamped images, die cuts and little gifts. They had been accumulating for eons, and it's not that they are unloved, but I just don't create fast enough! I tend to box myself in to have things close.
I am going to explain where each thing has come from:
*My card base, camera charm, and swirly clip came as a gift in one of my Unity KOM sets.
*The scrap of designer paper is from Studio Calico.
*My clear panel is from a package of embossing folders, and is run through the CB with the stone wall EF.
*My brads are from Gina K. Designs, and were included in one of their KOM.
*The Sprocket and Feather die cuts were cut with my friend Carol's dies. I also used her SU! oval punches to create the background for my sentiment.
*The sentiment stamp is from Clear Dollar Stamp,
*As for the printed postcard and scene, they were also a gift, and I believe they are Crafty Secrets.
I rubbed down lots of the pieces with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Well, there you have it. By the time I got through putting all the little bags of this and that in a tub I had an 11x14 tub heaped with stuff ready to go on cards. I need to use these goodies!
Here we are heading into another weekend, and I wanted to be sure and get a post in for this weeks Friends with Flair. My new July Kit of the Month has arrived. Unity seems to outdo themselves with each new kit that is released.
For this card I used a white base with Designer paper from Crate Paper's Fourteen collection. I also used a new die from MFT called oval chain border. I swapped out the negative pieces for a different effect. My image and sentiment were stamped in Memento ink and the image was colored in Copic marker. Glossy accents were applied to the heart and shutter. For embellishment, I used a bakers twine bow, and tiny crystal stars from Recollections. The camera was popped with foam mounting tape.
It seems there are a few technical issues with the links over on the Unity Blog, but you can get the direct link from the archives on the side bar.
Have a fantastic July weekend, and thanks for stopping around.