Sunday, July 27, 2014

I'm Back and With a Beach Card


From my card, I imagine you can guess that I've been away to the beach. We were in Panama City Beach with my family. We all got a condo together. When we returned, I took some more time off to catch up on some of my duties over on SCS.  This card reminds me of my 4 yr. granddaughter playing in the sand. My card was for two challenges on Splitcoaststampers: CAS-A Day at the Beach and TLC491-And She Scores!

I used die cuts from Impression Obsession for the pail and shells. I love those dies. The paper was PTI white cardstock and Graphic 45/By the Sea Collection...love that paper pad. The sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/Silly Shells.

Would you like to have this folder?  I have a very small giveaway for my wonderful, faithful readers. I've missed all of you.  Just leave a comment by midnight central time Saturday, August 2nd and the winner will be announced next Monday, August 4th. 




I have one of these folders and I think it can be made into a cute card for Christmas.

I'll leave you with a pretty photo of the beach. I don't recall seeing the water ever look prettier.


My little munchkin/s are somewhere in that pool. They had a great time together.





Friday, July 11, 2014

Butterfly Among the Flowers


Whoa! Lots of blue here. I love this big butterfly among the flowers. I did this card for the Queen for the Day challenge on Splitcoaststampers. I cased this gorgeous card belong to Jay_Bee: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2323931?&cat=500&ppuser=132530 I added a flourish at the bottom as she had flourishes on her background.

The card was really easy. I had colored it a while back so all I had to do was pop it on the base and add the sentiment and flourish. It did take a while to color, though.

I have to take off for another week or two. Yep, I know I was just off for a while. I'll be back soon. This will probably be last card for a bit, though.

Recipe:
Stamps-Peddler's Pack/Large Butterfly and Flowers, Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps set/Dogwood Blossoms
Paper-Stampin'Up! Baja Breeze cardstock, PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Wink of Stella/clear (on center of butterfly), Copics

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hollyhocks by the Fence


I made a card today for the DirtySpiesJuly14 challenge on Splitcoaststampers. To enter, you should find a birthday/party card from a Dirty Dozen, current or past. This is the card I cased:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2165342?&si=MakiJ  Her card is beautiful.

I'm using a new hollyhock die, a new fence die, and a grass punch. I stamped clouds in the background. The gingham ribbon is threaded through the die.

I made my card as a side opener which I don't really like to make. But, I was trying to accomodate the tall hollyhocks. I did finally cut some of them off, though.

Recipe:
Stamps-Sweet 'n Sassy/Poppies & Greetings, Stampscapes clouds (cumulus)
Paper-PTI white cs, Stampin'Up! old olive
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black and Bamboo Leaves, VersaMagic Aegean Blue
Accessories-Impression Obsession die/hollyhock, Impression Obsession die/lg fence, Martha Stewart edge punch/grass, Spellbinder Lattice Rectangle and circle die, Copics, red and white gingham ribbon, Copics

Monday, July 7, 2014

Help a Blogging Pal

One of my wonderful blogging pals, Donna, at Creative Smiles asked me if I would post this message on my blog. Donna is one of the most caring people on this earth. I told her I would be glad to post it. It will be here for a few days. Here goes:

A Big Favor - Pretty Please?



Hello, dear blogging friends.

One of our blogging-paper-crafting-friends, Sue Drees, recently shared some sad news.

Her sister fell on June 22, and was diagnosed with a brain tumor. On June 25, the tumor was successfully removed. However, the biopsy brought back devastating news - a fast growing Brain Cancer. Sue's sister is determined to fight this all the way. She began physical rehabilitation on July 4.

Sue and her sister Edith live in the North East (USA). Sue and her husband transport Edith's husband to the hospital each day and check up on changes and quality of care.

While Sue did not ask for help, I've kept in touch with her and asked if Edith would enjoy receiving cards of encouragement and support.

Sue was so grateful that the on-line community might help in this way - it was something she had not considered.

Edith enjoys Quilting and LOVES flowers! Edith's beloved fur child is a little pug, and both miss each other very much.
Will you please consider sending a note, tag, or card (or two or three? LOL) offering encouragement? Edith valiantly fights other illnesses in addition to this new challenge. She is a very courageous soul.

Cards can be sent addressed to Edith c/o Sue and she will take them daily to the hospital.

To obtain the mailing address, please write:
thinkingofyou@tampabay.rr.com

Thank you for making a difference in one person's life, by bringing in a little sunshine.

UPDATES WILL BE POSTED CONTINUALLY AND KEPT IN A TAB AT THE TOP OF MY BLOG. Thanks again.

love,





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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Birthday Weekend Continued


I posted a birthday card for my granddaughter this morning and decided I would make another for my grandson using the same stamp, just changing colors and sentiment. I hope they don't mind getting cards almost alike. I am short on time as their parties are this weekend and I have a lot to do before then. I'm still using the challenge WT486 on Splitcoaststampers for this card.

Recipe:
Stamps-Little Miss Muffett/Monster Balloons, Stampabilities/Greeting Words
Paper-PTI white cardstock, MME/Follow your Heart
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Copics

Birthday Weekend


My 4 yr. old granddaughter and her brother will be celebrating their birthdays this weekend with a party. The WT486 challenge on Splitcoaststampers is to do a card or project with balloons. I made this one for my granddaughter. She loves monsters, though I am seeing her lean toward princesses, lately.  I'm not sure yet what kind of card I'll make for my grandson but I better hurry and get it made.

I hope all my friends in the states have a wonderful July 4th. I know it is not going to be so good, though, with Hurricane Arthur stirring up trouble. Please stay safe.

Recipe:
Stamps-Little Miss Muffett/Monster Balloons
Paper-PTI white cardstock, PTI Bitty Dot Basics
Ink-Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Memory Box alphabet soup letter dies, Copics


Monday, June 30, 2014

Letter Full of Fragrance


Good Monday morning. Hope your weekend was a beautiful one. It was mostly nice and sunny here but seems we have a rain event every day. Looks as if it will be a wet summer.

I made my card a few weeks ago for a challenge on Splitcoaststampers, TLC485. With my card crafting being rather hectic these days, I'm just now getting it blogged. This is another one of the stamps I bought on
my trip to Atlanta. Yes, I've made another CAS card. I've been busy with so many other kinds and you'll see them someday. :-)

I colored with Copics. The flowers were stamped twice and I just cut out a set of the flowers and popped on top of the first stamped ones for dimension. The center of the flower was made with  a Punch Bunch sun punch.

Now, to my giveaway from last week--I'm drawing the winners right now. The winner of the 1st prize listed (bicycle die, thanks die, and embossing folder) is .......................CATHY from CRAFTING CATHY.

The second winner (On The Road die, Ribbon scrap pack and thanks die) is ....................BONNIE at STAMPING WITH KLASS

These are two very faithful readers on my blog and I'll glady send these prizes to them. I wish every one of my friends could have won.

Recipe:
Stamps-Penny Black/Fragrant Letter, Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/You Are Cherished set
Paper-Bazzill black and candy hearts cardstock, PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Punch Bunch sun punch, Copics, pop dots