Sunday, May 22, 2016

Create-a-card background

I picked up this stamp last week after taking a class with Marcia at a local stamp/needle works store.  We love to take classes there to keep our mojo up and running.  We didn't get to play with this particular stamp, but Kris had some cute samples for us to see.  Marcia, another friend, Julie, and I got together on Friday afternoon and decided to use this stamp to make a couple of cards. 

Gina K Pure Luxury CS
SU's Perfect Plum CS
IO Create a Card - Leaf Flourishes
SSS Circle Sayings stamp set
Wow! EP in a mix of Vintage Peacock & Vintage Amethyst
White EP
PTI's Branching Out die
WPlus 9 Happy Trio Dies

Gina K Pure Luxury White CS
SU's Marina Mist CS
VersaMark ink
 IO Create A Card - Leaf Flourishes
Wow! EP in Verdigris
PTI's Branching Out die
White EP
Wplus 9 A Whole Lotta Happy stamp set

 Of course, I just couldn't put the stamp away and made another card with it today for this week's Color Throwdown #393, using Blush, Rose, Gray and White.

TH's Watercolor panel
SU's Smoky Slate CS
IO's Create A Card Leaf Flourishes
White EP
TH's Distress Inks in Tattered Rose, Festive Berries and Hickory Smoke
Cas-ual Fridays Love Ya Fri-die

I even made a few more card panels with this same stamp for future cards.  Such a fun background stamp. 

Thank you so much for stopping by, I love it when you do.  Have a great week. 

Crazy cats for a birthday

Hi everyone, I based the card on last week's MFT's sketch challenge, MFTWSC280.  I thought I had scheduled this card to post last Monday, but, alas, I forgot to schedule the time for it to post.  Oh well.  

SU's Cajun Craze CS
Gina K's Pure Luxury White CS
TH's Water Color Paper
MFT's Modern Mosaic
TH's Crazy Cats
PTI's Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
SSS Happy Birthday die (SSSD111559)
PTI's inks in Canyon Clay and Terracotta Tile
Alltenew inks in Ruby Red and Crimson
SU's inks in Real Red, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Baked Brown Sugar
Copies in E30, E31, E41, R00 and BG90

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your week.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

MIM #248 - Sending Smiles

This week, Lizzie Jones showed us how to ink blend through a die cut mask.  I decided to use flowers instead of butterflies, even though I was quite tempted.   Here is my take on the technique.  

PTI's Beautiful Blooms, Wet Paint Cuts III and Doodie-do dies 
PTI's shakers and Sprinkles stamp set
PTI's inks in Vintage Jadette,  Amethyst Allure, Hibiscus Burst and Summer Sunshine
Gina K's Pure Luxury CS
Purple card stock (from a local store)

I am also entering this card into Simon Says Wednesday challenge-flowers.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great week.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Peonies for Mother's Day

Wow!  Time is flying by at record speeds now!  I really meant to post this last weekend, but life got in the way.  My baby is graduating from HS later this month so I had to get the invites in the mail and I was already a week late on doing that because I still hadn't ordered wallet prints from Snapshot and of course USPS didn't cooperate either.  I am so far behind the 8-ball that none of this really surprised me. Oh well, the invites should be hitting mailboxes between now and the end of the week.

So here's my Mother's Day cards for two wonderful ladies who have always been our cheerleaders throughout our entire lives and our children's lives.  We are truly blessed to still have them in our lives.  I know Mother's Day and Father's Day are very hard holidays for many.  Please know, I've been praying for everyone who has lost one or both of their parents.

I just had to have Altenew's Peony Bouquet when I saw this card by Tasnim Ahmed.  Utterly beautiful!!!  As I was struggling with making a card, I went back to this one and decided to CASE it.

I never met Al's Grandma Rose, but her peonies were in the front yard of their home and Grandpa Rose was just so proud of those peonies.  I, too, loved them and now wish, I had asked for clippings to replant in my garden before they sold his house.  As they say, hindsight is 20/20.

Grandma Rose's peonies were pink, but I don't have a lot of pink inks that I really like, so I went with yellow, which is both of my moms' favorite color.

Gina K's Pure Luxury White CS
SU's Smoky Slate and Daffodil Delight CS
PTI's Lemon Tart ink
SU's Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Crushed Curry and Smoky Slate inks
Tuxedo Black ink
Altenew's Peonies Bouquet
PTI's Keep It Simple: Mothers Day Stamp Set

As you can see, I couldn't decide if I like the card on the Smoky Slate or Daffodil Delight, so I did one of each.  They didn't turned out as pretty as Tasnim's, but IRL them and our moms did, too, which is what means the most!

5 yrs old
You probably won't hear from me much for the rest of May and into June as we get ready for Tim's graduation and open house.  I'll post when I can.  Here's a few senior pics of my baby!!!

These were taken at our friends (Tim's Godparents' home).  Tim has grown up on their little hobby farm and we thought it would be a perfect setting for his pics.

The cow wanted her pic taken, too!

Our dog had to meet the cows, too!

Thank you so much for stopping by, I love it when you do!  Have a great rest of your week.