Monday, April 23, 2018

Graduation Card

Well, the graduation announcements are starting to arrive so I figured I had better start working up a few cards for that occasion. For this card I used stamps from the Sparkle N Sprinkle Stamp Set 435-Graduation.


After I stamped the background and colored it I sponged lightly around the edges with some light turquoise ink. Next I layered it to some Slate colored card stock. I also stamped the center panel and added the words before sponging around the edges of that. I also placed that on a layer of the Slate card stock. All were added to a white card base. I added the diploma which I fussy cut and popped up onto the center sentiment panel. Last I placed some rhinestones onto the center panel.


The pens I used to color the background in were from a set of Sharpie Fine Point pens that I got for Christmas from my daughter. I really like these and know I will be using them a lot for some straight coloring projects.

Well, we are having sunshine and warmer temperatures and it sure makes one feel more energetic and less blah feeling! So that is a great thing. I hope the sun is shining for you as well. Thanks for visiting and until next time take care.

God bless,
Verna

Friday, April 20, 2018

Square Birthday Card

I wanted to enter a card into the Mod Squad Challenge which calls for a birthday theme but the extra rule is that you have to add a balloon to the design. I decided since I had my wreath builder template out I would try to do a card using that method and I ended  up with a very different look then I had anticipated but it is gradually growing on me.


I used images from the Gina K. Designs Scooter Diva set for the balloon and presents. And, the circle frame and the sentiment is from the Wreath Builder stamp set. I die cut the circle frame and the orange layer with Gina K. Designs small and large stitched dies. I colored the balloons and gifts designs with Bic Mark-It pens.

I got this birthday card done yesterday evening and then later on I read a message where we were invited to attend a birthday party for a cousin of Arlin's. So this will be a card for that occasion.

Well, I hope you are having a happy Friday. The weekend arrives too soon each week. And, my Friday will be spent getting ready for company that is arriving Saturday morning. I thank all of you for your visits and comments and I hope your weekend is a great one.

God bless,
Verna

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Springtime Friendship

Today I used up some scraps of card stock and using the Gina K. Designs Wreath Builder template and Wreath Builder stamp set made a square card. Normally, I don't use square cards but this will fit into an A2 size envelope so I decided to make one anyway.


The center circle frame design I die cut with a Cheery Lynn Designs small circle die set. It worked perfectly for that stamped frame. And, the sentiment was made so that it would fit right into that frame as well.

I love the flowers which are always a great reminder to me of Spring. And, the colors were chosen by whatever scraps I found to use. But sometimes that works out quite well and in this case, I think very much so.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Double D's Challenge-Friendship
Dies R Us Challenge #95-Springtime

Thanks for the visit and for the wonderful comment. The latest round of snow missed us so we feel quite blessed about that. And, it sounds like things will be warming up now. That really makes me happy! I hope the weather is improving for all of you as well.

God bless,
Verna

Monday, April 16, 2018

Double Slider Motion Card

I had to laugh. When I told my hubby I was making a double slider he immediately thought of hamburgers. But, no, this is not a hamburger, but instead it is an animation card I made from a new die set and stamp set from Motion Crafts by Uchi's Design. The stamp set I used is called Hello Friend.

Here is the way the card looks closed. I am not saying it is perfect as I think I misaligned some of the dies but I was still able to make it work well enough that I was satisfied.



The next photo shows how it looks when the sliders are pulled out.


And this third photo shows the way I did the inside. All of the images and sentiments are from the Hello Friends stamp set which is so handy. It makes it much easier to design a card with that feature.


The pattern paper I chose is some I had for a long time and it is from a pad by Die Cuts With a View. I really had to search for some pattern paper that was big enough and luckily these pads were 8 x 8 so they worked just fine.

I am entering this in the Dies R Us Challenge #95-Spring Time. I know a lot of the critters are coming out and being more visible in the Springtime. And I loved the Spring Green color in this pattern paper.It goes so well with the navy color. 

Well, that was my afternoon activity. It involved a lot of running back and forth to the computer to view the video showing how it was done. But I think I have a much better idea on how to do it now. 

Thanks so much for your visit. I love to see all the wonderful comments you leave too. Have a great evening now!

God bless,
Verna

Friday, April 13, 2018

April Twofer Challenge #4

Before the newest round of April snowstorms blocks my internet I thought I best get the Twofers posted as no doubt with the predicted 12+ inches of snow it most likely will take care of the internet and TV. Oh, one of the joys of country living. I hope we don't loose electric power too!



Anyway, the theme this time for the Twofer Challenge #4 is Pets.  We have only a dog and lots of barn cats. When I say lots, I mean LOTS! In fact, one of my daughters calls it a Herd of Cats. And, my hubby is usually the one who feeds them in the barn area and if he is not out there when they think he should be they come up the driveway from the barn and sit and wait outside our kitchen door.


For the barn scene I used an old wood mounted stamp from Stampendous for the background. I colored it with a combination of Bic Markers and Copics. Then I  used the cats from Gina K. Designs in the foreground of the scene. I thought this depicted them sitting and waiting for their master to show up and feed them. This will eventually be a birthday card for my hubby!


My next card used one of the same cat images on it and I combined it with some Halloween elements to create a Happy Halloween card. I sure struggled trying to get my cat to look black but still be able to see the features of it. I finally after several attempts settled on this one. And, the pumpkin I made into a Jack O' Lantern. I never was very artistic when it came to hand carving a pumpkin and the face hand drawn on this one looks like a Grumpy Gus. LOL But it is what it is. The cat and pumpkin images are from Gina K. Designs and the sentiment, spider and web are from a set by Rosewood Stamps. I added them all to a wood grain background that I made by taking a score board, added lines and then swiped my ink pad down it until I felt it looked okay.

If you get a chance, I encourage you to join in on the fun of the Twofer Challenge that Darnell Knaus has sponsored. It sure is a fun thing and having a theme to follow is always an incentive to be creative.

Well, the first flakes are falling so I guess the fun will begin with another snow storm. Just in time for the weekend again. But I guess we do need moisture so I won't complain too much as long as we can stay warm and safe inside. I wish all of you a great weekend and I thank you for the visit and wonderful comments.

God bless,
Verna

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Xavier Zebra

I made another simple little scene card using the Gina K. Designs Xavier Zebra stamp set and the masking technique. It reminds me of Spring too with that pretty flower I added. I am entering this into the Mod Squad Challenge-Simply Clean.


I think he is so cute and the first time I saw this set and little cutie I started to smile. He sure makes a cheery card. Once I had my panel stamped and colored with some Bic Markers I then die cut it with a Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Die. I layered it to a panel of black card stock and then onto a white card base.

Well, no snow yet but sounds like in the morning (Sunday) we are to start in again with more Winter type weather. They predict 5-8 inches. I guess time will tell if that will be the case. But we are still having very cold weather yet. Last night the temps got down into the single digits again. I hope wherever you are that you can stay warm and cozy. Thanks for the visit and lovely comments.

God bless,
Verna

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Simply Clean

I just had to join in at the Mod Squad Challenge called Simply Clean. So for that challenge I chose to do a sponged oval design (used a negative die cut) and added some color to it on my card panel. Then I simply stamped the silhouette images in with black ink. I used my MISTI to do this which made it easier on my arm which is gradually getting better each day.


I die cut the stamped panel out with a My Favorite Things die from the Blueprint 29 set. I then layered it to black card stock before placing it on a peach colored card base. The stamps used are from Gina K. Designs Window of Wishes set and the Doodle Sayings set.

This little scene reminds me of all the birds that are slowly returning to our area after being absent this winter. I am so glad you stopped by and I love the comments you leave me.  Have a great day!

God bless,
Verna


Graduation Card

Well, the graduation announcements are starting to arrive so I figured I had better start working up a few cards for that occasion. For this...