Thursday, August 4, 2022

Hummingbird Card

Hello and thanks for stopping by my blog. Today I'm sharing this Hummingbird Card that I made using the colors from the Inky Paws challenge. The colors are: Black, Pink, Green and Gray. To create this card I used three different stamp sets, but the main images are from the Hummingbird stamp set by Newton's Nook. All images were colored with Copic markers and then die cut with the coordinating dies. I ended up using very little black, the images are stamped with black Memento ink. The only coloring with black is the little snail in the bottom corner. Some light gray splatters were stamped in the background and then everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. That's it! Wishing you a wonderful day!  🌸

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Dragonfly Thank You Card

Good day! It's a nice sunny day here in Oklahoma. As I sit by my front window I can watch the dragonflies land on my bushes and wait for their prey. I have several different types of dragonflies, some large and some smaller. So, I decided to get out the Dragonfly Garden stamp set and make a Thank You Card. This stamp set has been in my stash at least two years and hasn't seen the stamping action it deserves. Everything used on this card is by Stampin' Up!. The patterned paper is from the retired Dandy Garden dsp and the splatter stamp is from the retired Timeless Textures stamp set. Current supplies include the Dragonfly Garden stamp set and ink colors in Pool Party and markers in So Saffron and Mango Melody. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Butterfly Thank You Card

A happy hello to you! Over the last few days we have received some much needed rain and I'm very grateful. Our yard was starting to turn brown and my plants were definitely suffering. It's been a dreadfully hot July, so I'm happy to see this month end. 

This Butterfly Thank You Card is simple and easy. The big butterfly makes a wonderful focal impact. It's from the retired Beautiful Day stamp set by Stampin' Up!. It was colored with Copic markers and then fussy-cut. The papers are also retired by Stampin' Up! from the Garden Impressions dsp. Lastly, the Thank You sentiment was stamped and everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. That's it and thanks for stopping by!🦋

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Friday, July 29, 2022

Card for Veterinarian

Hello! Last year we rescued an 11 year cat from the shelter and he ended up being pretty sick. Our veterinarians were key to his recovery. We took him yesterday for his one year check up and he is in great health. I made this card for our veterinarians to thank them for saving his life. I also gave them a candy jar full of Life Savers, it seemed appropriate. 😊 

The image is called Elsie and Butterflies from Wild Rose Studio and was colored with Copic markers. Three different patterned papers were used. The butterfly paper is from the Paige Evans Go the Scenic Route paper pad from American Crafts and the polka dot papers were from my scrap bin. A sentiment from the Adopt Don't Shop stamp set from Whimsy Stamps was added and that's it. Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Thanks Card with Flowers

Good day! One of my friends asked me to make her a few Thank You Cards, so that's what I've been working on. Here is a Thanks Card with Flowers that I made using Pretty Pink Posh Spring Flowers stamp set and a Thanks Scallop Border die from Simon Says Stamp. Copic markers were used to color the flowers and then they were die cut with the coordinating dies. Some black and white polka dot paper provides a good contrast and everything was adhered flat. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day! 🌸

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Life Stinks Card

Well... life doesn't stink all the time, but we all have those days. The new card kit by Stampin' Up! called The Best Remedy Kit is perfect for last minute feel better/encouragement type cards. I don't buy a lot of kits because I like creating my own designs. But, it's nice to have a few on hand for unexpected occasions. For this Life Stinks Card I altered the layout given in the directions. The only thing stamped on this card is the sentiment. The image came colored, so all I really had to do is adhere everything together. Simple and quick. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Ewe Christmas Card

Good day and thanks for stopping by my blog. My parents raised sheep for nearly 30 years. So, when I find cute sheep stamps I tend to add them to my stash. Today I'm sharing this Ewe Christmas Card featuring the Fleece Navidad stamp set from Whimsy Stamps. It's designed by Crissy Armstrong, she creates the cutest stamps. This stamp has been in my stash for many years, but this was the first time I inked it up. Copic markers were used to color the image and then it was adhered to a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock by Stampin' Up!. All the patterned papers are from the Christmas Magic paper pad by Echo Park (2021). That's it! The design is simple and everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. Thanks again for stopping by!🎄

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