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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Praying for you...

This is a complete CASE of a lovely card sent to me last year by the talented Heidi of TwoHappyStampers   It was created using Stampin Up My Digital Studio, their 3 heart punch and using Strawberry Slush paper for the hearts.   The corners are rounded but that did not show up in the scan - white on white.   The 'bandaid' is simple rectangles cut from Crumb Cake paper, sponged lightly with brown, and had rounded corners.  A simple card that speaks volumes.  Thanks Heidi.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

DieNamics Daisy Bunch

A friend of mine took me to the Stamp Convention last month, where I spend way too much money on DieNamic dies.  They have some of the greatest designs - too fun!  To create these cards, I used their die - Daisy Bunch.  I ran it through the Big Shot using green, white, and then brown for the flower centers.  I  also ran the patterned paper through to create a negative space.  I used to try to glue all the pieces into the negative space - what a tedious, messy chore.  I saw, on a video, how to use tape on the backside to hold the cut pieces into the negative space.  Much easier and more forgiving to work with.  For some reason, these scanned a little darker.  IRL they are a lighter, brighter yellow.  Think it makes for a cheery spring card.  Enjoy.  Oops - reposting - forgot to attach the picture :)

Miss You

When I saw this image, I knew I had to create this for my special friend who has moved away, after spending hundreds of happy hours stamping with me.  This is MFT Pure Innocence digi image.  Sky & clouds were sponged in using Chalks.  The tree was from Kitties Create A Scene. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

With Sympathy

Unfortunately, I find myself needing a sympathy card and somehow this one just felt right.  The image is called Summer Dovecote, by Flower Soft.  It is watercolored and the Dove is affixed with dimensionals so it stands out.  Flowers on the ground and on the post are covered with Flowersoft which gives it a very soft, warm finish.  An oversize card, it fits in a regular business size envelope.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Graduation Time

Our beloved granddaughter, Jessica, graduates from High School this year.  We had planned on traveling back to Michigan, but will have to send a card instead of us. It doesn't show well in the scan, but there are three layers of the graduation girl, affixed using dimensionals, so that there is real depth to this card.  The entire card was created using an assortment of digi images.  We wish you all the best Jessie.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Tulip Time (and true confessions)

OK - confessions first.  I've been pretty sick for awhile, and to make matters worse my scanner was sick too.  Therefore, I didn't get much creating done and what little I did create was not posted. feeling better and rejoining the race!  Will be more productive and a better sharer.

My dear friend, KellyRae, gave me the most beautiful birthday card.  And of course nothing would do but for me to borrow her supplies and create a dozen myself.  I just finished them today and want to share them with you.  Because they are all just a little different, I want to show you all of them, so hope you don't get bored.

They are all created on a 140 lb cold press watercolor paper.  Using her Joanna Sheen tulip stamp, I put the flowers on with a Sienna Archival ink pad.  With her stencil, Sequin Waste, I sponged the turquoise dots onto the top portion.  Words were stamped lightly onto the bottom portion.  I should have used a dye ink but used archival and it makes a difference.  Everything was colored with Lyra Watercolor Crayons.  I borrowed her words too and stamped them on using Stazon Jet Black and filled in light areas using the Copic pens.  The cards are oversized, 5 x 7.   I had way too much fun and hope you enjoy them.  Thank you so much KellyRae.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Blog Anniversary Candy

Grace is having a terrific give-away, for her 3yr anniversary! 
To qualify for the give-away, all you've got to do is head to Grace's blog "Sugar Cards" and follow the four easy steps! 
It's a pretty amazing giveaway! 
paper smooches - zoo crew stamp set
lawn fawn - you got mail stamp set
the greeting farm - limited edition 80s anya stamp
the greeting farm - retired hope and grace sing stamp
craft concepts - embossing folder - garden swirl
studio g - adhesive foam dots
3 - k & company accessories
michaels - craft tags
over 50 sheets of 6x6 recollections papers (all colours of the rainbow)
and other surprises in the box =)
Prize package is worth over $75