Sunday, May 20, 2018

Puddle Duck

I was searching for ideas for making a Father's Day card when I saw the Dies R Us Challenge #97 was Birds so with that in mind I brought out this Cheapo Die called Duck and made a simple little scene with it. I am very happy how it looks too.

I wanted a Teal Duck so I went online to research how to color it and this was similar to what I saw. Of course there are variations but this one seemed to be very beautiful with those colors. So I went with it. I colored the die in with my Copics. And, I used card stock, inks and the sentiment from Gina K. Designs. I used a sponge to add some sandy area around the puddle and also for the sky.

Well, this card went quick and I managed to sneak in a bit of crafting before going to a graduation open house. Happy Sunday to all and I hope your week will be a great one. Thanks for the visit.

God bless,

Friday, May 18, 2018

Another Graduation Card

This weekend one of our local towns is having their high school graduation and we have been invited to a few of the open houses. Since the school colors are maroon and gold I went with that theme on this card design. I used the Kitchen Sink Stamps 3 Step Graduation stamp set to create it.

The pattern paper is from Lawn Fawn. And, the inks used were from Gina K. Designs. They were Ivory, Cranberry Tart, Kraft, Slate,  Dandelion Yellow, Tangerine Twist and Amalgon Jet Black ink. Sometimes I had to stamp off the inks to create a lighter shade but that was no problem.  The enamel dots are from Stampin' Up! I used the Gina K. Designs Small Rectangle Die for the card stock layers.

I am entering this in the Double D's Challenge-Bling It Up. I don't have a lot of bling but I think those enamel dots should qualify as bling. They seemed perfect for this card at any rate.

Well, the weekend is once again upon us. I don't plan much crafting as I have these graduations to attend and also need to clean my house. I am tracking cut up paper scraps all over the place. LOL Thanks for the visit and comments. I'll visit again with you soon.

God bless,

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Bling It Up!

The title of this post is the theme for the Double D's Challenge this time around. I just had to join in with at least one card as I like to add a few rhinestones or pearls now and then. I am not much into glitter as it is so messy but I think adding some rhinestones or sequins is a great way to dress up a card.

I used Gina K. Designs Stippled Flowers set and also the Gina K. Designs Diagonal Striped Background stamp. I stamped the flower images along the edge of my white panel and then colored them with Copics. Next I cut about a 1/4 inch off of the top and bottom and also used a scissors to cut along the flower design edge. This panel was then layered onto the main card base on which I stamped the diagonal stripes background with Gina K. Designs Dusty Rose ink using my MISTI. I really like the striped background showing through which I think really compliments the flowers.Very easy design. The hand cutting around the flowers took as long almost as it did to color the design. But maybe that was due to phone calls that interrupted the process. LOL The last addition was to add a sentiment and some rhinestone bling.

I am not sure what flowers the artist intended these blooms to be but to my way of thinking they remind me of the wonderful peonies that bloom in the Spring. I have some deep red ones which look very similar to these. So I am calling my flowers peonies.

Well, evening is upon us and so I best get busy and think about something for our meal. I hope your evening is going great! Thanks for stopping by.

God bless,

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

May Twofers

I finally got my twofers done for the May Twofer Challenge #5 that Darnell Knauss is hosting. The theme this time was butterfly so these are the cards I made using the same butterfly image.

I used a butterfly from the Gina K. Designs Boho Flowers set. That set also has dies so I used them as well.

Not only did I use the butterfly but I also used a sentiment from another Gina K. Designs set called Butterfly Kisses. The Loopy Oval die is from Gina Marie Designs. And, the lovely background paper is done with a new background stamp from Gina K. Designs called Diagonal Stripes. I placed that big stamp in my MISTI to make the background. I flipped the paper to the other direction and then  stamped it in a different color to make a plaid design.  I finished the card by adding some rhinestones.

My second card also used the butterfly stamped image along with a sentiment and die cuts from Gina K. Designs Boho Flowers set but this time I cut the butterfly apart and proceeded to make a flower with it. The Geometric Cutout circle is a die from Impression Obsession. The butterfly before surgery was stamped onto a piece of alcohol inks glossy card stock panel that I had made years ago and recently found. I thought it would be perfect for this card. I finished the flower by adding some blue rhinestones in the center.

I had a wonderful Mother's Day with family as we all went to Perkins to have lunch together and then later gathered at the home of one of my daughters. And, the highlight of the day for all the adults was taking turns holding Jack. He is doing great and was all dolled up for the day too! He seemed to know he was at a special occasion as he was awake and smiling and cooing all the while we were there. So yes indeed, he was a perfect gentleman. I hope your Sunday was a great day too!

Thanks for the visit, lovely comments and you have a great week too.

God bless,

Friday, May 11, 2018

Tone On Tone

The Gina K. Designs May release was held yesterday and Gina put out the challenge for us to make a tone on tone card design. Well, I love a challenge so I pulled out the Wreath Builder stamp set and template by Gina K. Designs and proceeded to make this card.

Gina has a fabulous array of green inks and card stocks so I decided to make a card with those tones in mind. The only other colors are the white and black.

I started to build the wreath on a 3 3/4 piece of Key Lime card stock. I stamped the images from the Wreath Builder stamp set with Jellybean Green and Lucky Clover inks. The sentiment was stamped in Gina K. Designs Amalgam Jet Black ink. Next I took a white piece of card stock size 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches and placed some green and white polka dot Washi Tape along the bottom and in the middle of that I added some black and white twine. The Key Lime panel was then also layered onto the white above the Washi tape layer. This panel was then placed onto a card base of Lucky Clover card stock. The last thing I added to the card was a white panel inside so that I can add a message.
Well here we are to the weekend already. I hope you have a great one. And, all you mothers or motherly type have a great Mother's Day. Thanks for stopping by.

God bless,

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Stenciled Graduation Card

Just when I thought I was done with getting graduation announcements two more came into my mail box. So I made a quick card today using a stencil and some dies and a sentiment. I really like the look of this one and since this is for a young lady I more or less catered to more feminine colors.

I took a sheet of white card stock and stenciled on the design which is one of Gina K. Designs stencils called Water Droplets. I then added that stenciled panel to a white card stock base. Next I took the sentiment from the Gina K. Designs Lettered and Lovely stamp set and stamped that in black. I added a few droplet looking elements from that same set in various colors around that sentiment before I die cut it with the Gina K. Designs Small Rectangle Double Stitched die. I added this to a die cut rectangle using Gina's Large Single Stitched Rectangle die of Dusty Pink card stock. My jumping young lady graduate is from an Impression Obsession die set. It also has a young man die but I only used the  young lady one. My last addition to the card was to add some black rhinestone bling.

This was a really easy and fun card to do. And, I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment design as that way I could re-stamp the designs if I needed and they would be perfectly aligned.

I am entering this in the Scrapy Land Challenge #89-Anything Goes.

Well, our weather has turned to a more chilly type. And, we are getting rain showers quite often too. Just a few days ago it was in the 80's and now it is highs in the 50's to low 60's. And, windy today too. So I thought it a great time to stay inside.

While I am here I want to send you a reminder that soon the Spring and Summer Coffee Lovers event will be going on. So maybe if you find time you can make a few projects for that event. There are always lots of prizes to be given out so it is worth entering. I know it is a busy time of year but I hope to get a few projects made for it.

You have a great rest of the week. Thanks for the visit and for all your wonderful comments. Until next time, take care.

God bless,

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Blooming Birthday

Here is another stenciled design. I have this wreath builder stencil from Gina K. Designs and even though it is a very open stencil I figured I could still add some sponged inks to it and make a card with it. As an experiment I was not sure what I would end up with but I guess in this case it isn't too bad and certainly will be a card I will send to someone.

I used a 4 inch square of white card stock and added the inks in the center of the stencil by going in one direction only. But for the last color of a lime green that I added I went the opposite direction and that made for even different colors when it all blended together. I think I did goof though when I stamped the images from the Gina K. Designs Bold & Blooming set by placing them upside down  but I guess it still looks fine to me. The sponged design was layered onto Slate card stock and then I cut it down the center and placed one half on top and one half on the bottom of the A2 size   
(4 1/4 x 5 1/2) inch card stock base. I then stamped the sentiment on a white panel and layered that to Slate card stock and placed it over the two split sections. The last step was to add some black gems.

Well, plans today are to do some baking so I don't think I will be stamping much at all. It is okay to take a break. Thanks for visiting and for all the wonderful comments you leave.

God bless,

Puddle Duck

I was searching for ideas for making a Father's Day card when I saw the Dies R Us Challenge #97 was Birds so with that in mind I brough...