Friday, September 20, 2019

Sunflower Happy Birthday Card

Happy Friday! We have finally received a brief break from the summer heat and that makes me happy. The start to Fall is only a few days away, so I'm hoping for cooler days to come.

This time of year in Oklahoma you can see Sunflowers along the side of the road. I think they are a happy flowers! When Newton's Nook released this Sunflower Days stamp set I knew it was a must have. Copic markers were used to color the image and the coordinating die to cut it out. Last week the lever on my Fiskar's grass punch broke, so I replaced it with the Land Borders Die Set by Newton's Nook. The blue paper strip was made with mixed media paper along with Distress Oxide inks in Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean. Some water was sprayed onto the panel and lifted with a paper towel, then it was then sprayed with white Dylusions ink. The birthday sentiment is from the Newton Loves Cake stamp set by Newton's Nook. That's it! Wishing you a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Trick or Treat Card

Happy Wednesday! We are half way through the week and the month of September. That means I need to make a couple of Halloween cards every week to have enough to send to family and friends. This year my family might be a little shocked to see dogs on my cards instead of cats. It was time to do something different and the Happy Howl-oween image by Newton's Nook is super cute. Copic markers were used to color the image then the coordinating dies were used. The patterned paper is from the Bootiful Night paper pad by American Crafts (2016). For easy shipping everything was adhered flat and that's it! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

Challenges entered: Crafty Creations (Anything Goes) and Inky Paws (Halloween Theme). 🎃

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Heartfelt Sympathy Card - TMS #521

Greetings fellow crafters! It's time again to challenge you to another sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This weeks sketch was designed by Debbie Foster and I think you're really going to like it. To join the fun just create a card using the provided sketch and link it to the challenge by 8 pm EST on Sunday. Click HERE for all the details and design team inspiration. Hope you will play along!

This Heartfelt Sympathy Card will be going to my cousin. Her husband suddenly passed away last week and I know her heart is broken. To make this card I dug through every paper pad I had to find the perfect papers. I finally settled on papers from the So Sophie paper pad by My Mind's Eye (2011). It's one of the first paper pads I bought when I started making cards and I've hoarded it because I love the colors. The yellow butterfly was stamped using one of my retired favorites Watercolor Wings by Stampin' Up! and the sentiment was positioned to extend from the butterfly wings. I know a card can't fix the hurt when a loved one passes, but I hope it helps in some way. Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Green Monochrome Sympathy Card

Hello! Last week the husband of one of my cousins unexpectedly passed away. They are young and had only been married a couple of years. I know her heart is broken and her world has turned upside down. This Green Monochrome Sympathy Card is one I made to send to my Aunt and Uncle who live next door to my cousin. They are all very close and it's been such a shock to all of them. There isn't a lot I can do, but I can make them cards to show my support.

This card was made using various colors of green inks. I started with a piece of white cardstock and used a brayer to add a light green ink all over then added a slightly darker green to the edges. Then the Blossom layering stencil by Tim Holtz was used with Peeled Paint distress ink. The flowers are from the Bloom Brighter stamp set by Verve Stamps and were stamped with Mossy Meadow ink by Stampin' Up!. Three leaf sprigs were stamped from the Lawn Fawn Fab Flowers stamp set using Garden Green ink by Stampin' Up! and the stenciled panel was adhered to a piece of Garden Green cardstock. A butterfly was added for more detail next to the sympathy sentiment from the Forever in Our Hearts stamp set by Verve Stamps. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Autumn Mice Fall Card

Hello! There are 11 days left until the arrival of Fall. That means I need to make a few more cards for my family. This card features the Autumn Mice stamp set by Newton's Nook along with patterned papers from the Fall Market paper pad by Carta Bella. To add more stamped detail I used a Hero Arts stamp with Memento rich cocoa ink to make a background for the little mouse. Copic markers were used to color the images and the coordinating die cuts to cut them out. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Challenges entered: Cardz 4 Galz (Welcome Autumn/Fall), Crafty Gals Corner (Fall Colors), Cute Card Thursday (Autumn!), Southern Girls (Anything Goes) and Watercooler Wednesday (All About Occasions).

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Autumn Critters Card - TMS #520

Happy Tuesday! I hope you're ready to play along with this weeks sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. It has some fun angled panels which I always enjoy. The design team has a variety of inspiration for you this week and we are lucky to have two guest designers joining the fun. Click HERE for our inspirational creations and challenge details. To play along with the challenge you'll need to link your creation by 8 pm on Sunday.  😊

To create this Autumn Critters Card I decided to rotate the sketch. I've had this critter image by Bugaboo Stamps printed for awhile and thought it was a good opportunity to use it. The plaid paper is by Lawn Fawn and the leaves are from the Fall Break paper pad by Carta Bella. To finish off the card nine glimmer stickers were adhered to follow the sketch and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Butterfly Blossoms Card

Good day! Mondays are usually my laundry and errand day. The one good thing about doing laundry is there is some down time to get some crafting done while the washer and dryer do their thing. This Butterfly Blossoms Card is what I made today. I've been wanting to use this butterfly for awhile, it's so pretty. It's from the Butterfly Blossoms stamp set by Reverse Confetti and Copic markers were used to color the image. For the background paper I've used my favorite color purple it provides a nice contrast to the orange butterfly. A little black gingham paper along the side for extra detail and three sequins were added for some sparkle. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

Challenges entered: Dare 2 B Artsy (Favorite Color), Simon Says (Stamp It) and Stamping Sensations (Anything Goes with Flowers).