Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Thinking of You Card

Good day! The month of May is almost over and I'm dreading the return of hot weather. I'll be a hermit in my house for the months of June-August. Many people enjoy the hot weather, but I'm not one of them. Every summer I'm thankful for central air conditioning! I truly need to move to a cooler climate. 😊

Since the Emerald is the birthstone for May, I wanted to make a card using green to close out the month. The layout is from this weeks sketch at Tuesday Morning sketches. I picked a patterned paper from the Jack and Jill paper pad by Echo Park (2015). A small floral stamp by Altenew called Wonder Clusters was stamped and colored with Copic markers. The coordinating die was used to cut it out. A Thinking of You sentiment by Taylored Expressions was stamped and die cut with a stitched circle die. The final addition was the little yellow butterfly that was in my stash and everything was adhered flat. That's it and thanks for stopping by. This Thinking of You Card is also entered into the anything goes challenge at Use Your stuff. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Masculine 40th Birthday Card

Hello! Today I'm sharing a card I made to help me through a difficult day. This past Saturday would have been my brother's 40th birthday, but he passed away over 3 years ago. Our birthdays were really close together and growing up we usually had a combined birthday party, so my birthday isn't the same without him. I felt like I needed to do something to recognize his special day, so I made this card. 

Almost all the supplies used on this Masculine 40th Birthday Card are from Stampin' Up!. However, most of them are also very retired. The stamp set is called Number of Years and the patterned paper is from the Cupcakes & Carousels paper stack. The Stitched with Whimsy Die is current and used around the edge of the paper. A few silver glitter punched stars for sparkle and everything was adhered flat. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.✨

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

Birthday Card with Flowers

Good day! The month of May is my birthday month, so I always make myself a card. This Birthday Card with Flowers is this years creation. It features my favorite color, purple, and some lovely embossed flowers. The background stencil and floral cut and emboss folder are both by Pink & Main. Distress inks were used to color the flowers and background. The Happy Birthday sentiment and die cut are from Unity Stamps. Everything was adhered flat and that's it. So glad you stopped by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Saturday, May 13, 2023

Birthday Card with Owl

Hello! Today I'm sharing a card I made for my niece's 19th birthday. It features an owl Art Impressions stamp that has been in my stash for ages, but never used. The owl was colored with Copic markers and then fussy-cut. To create the layers I used the Scallops & Rectangles nesting dies from Unity Stamps with some older birthday patterned paper by Echo Park. Three sequins were added for some sparkle and the number 19 for detail. Everything was adhered flat and that's it. Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges entered: C.R.A.F.T. (Happy Birthday), Creative Knockouts (Anything Goes) and The Crafty Addicts ( Anything Goes).

Thursday, May 11, 2023

You're Cool Card

Hello! This afternoon I made this You're Cool Card to give to our veterinarian staff. We had an appointment for Tommy's three month x-rays after his surgery to make sure there were no more tumors growing back. Thankfully his x-rays look good!!! We will do x-rays again in six months, but today I am very relieved.

To create this You're Cool Card I used the challenge colors at Inky Paws. Although my green might be a tad too bright. The stamp set is called Newton's Summer Treats by Newton's Nook and the image was colored with Copic markers. Using Scattered Straw distress ink I created the background using the ink smooshing technique. The layers were cut out using the Frames and Flags die set by Newton's Nook. Everything was adhered flat and three sequins added for a little sparkle. That's it! So glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

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Happy Place Card

Good day! There are only a couple of days left to play along in the current Inky Paws color challenge. The challenge colors are: Royal Blue, Olive Green, Sunshine Yellow and White. It took me awhile to decide what stamp set to use and I finally decided on Newton's Birdhouse. Our cats love to watch the birds and I started feeding birds to attract the American Goldfinch, one of my favorite birds. So, I colored the little birds yellow and the cat was colored to look like my sweet boy Mr. Tommy. The sky and grass background was made using the ink smooshing technique and the layout is one I have used before. I love the sentiment "Find your happy place!" My happy place is with Mr. Tommy, he is such a handsome and good boy, he always puts a smile on my face. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Mr. Tommy