Friday, April 04, 2014

SImple Watercoloring

This was fun to make, got the inspiration from Pinterest.  The sandpipers are watercolored on Strathmore Multi-media paper.  This set, Wetlands, from Stampin' Up is great for masculine cards.

stamps:
birds are Stampin' Up (Wetlands set)
happy bday is Club Scrap

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

TV and you!


A fun little card for my sister, she's been doing CrossFit faithfully since July and is doing so well with that and lifestyle changes her doctor said she can go off her RA meds!  WTG  Barb.  So I thought a little card was in order, you can't see it too good but I added some of Ranger's black Gloss Enamels to the dials on the TV to give it some texture.

Stamps are from The Stamps of Life.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Smooshed Ink Blocks

Finally getting around to trying some of the newest techniques from the  Technique Junkie Newsletter.  This was a fun one, and then finding stamps to stamp on top of the background was fun too.  Not thrilled with the white cardstock from CTMH, so thin it bent a wee bit.  grrrr.

stamps - the scene is Artistic Outpost and the saying is from Hero Arts.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Card Sketch

Over at Paper Artists Online my friend Jennifer does a monthly sketch for card making.  Since the month is moving ever closer to the end I thought I better hop to it.  This is made with supplies all in the latest Simon Says Stamp kit.  It's a great little card making kit for the money - stamps, papers, cardstock, some doo-dads.  Just add INK!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Flowers out of Scraps

Great video from OWH on YouTube here showing you several ways to make some flowers for spring using your scraps of paper and some punches.  The roses above were made using the Stampin' Up Bird punch.  Punches can be so versatile, love making something other than their original intention!

Stamp: The Rubbernecker
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Stampin' Up, assorted from stash

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

OWH sketch #216

I was able to squirrel away some creative time this late afternoon and dug out a Simon Says Stamp card kit that has only been used to make one card so far!  yikes.  So I'm on a mission to use it up!

This is another sketch from Operation Write Home, now to try and make a masculine and kid friendly card out of the same sketch!  Challenge on!


Retirement Card

My cousin worked her last day this past Friday.  So I thought I'd make her a special card to celebrate.  She was at her job for 25 years, but does not rule out something else in the future!  I think I might make more cards similar to this - there are many sayings that fit in the sign portion.

I started with the patterned paper and chose colors for the card base and flowers from that.  The flowers are stamped and then die cut using stamps/dies from PTI.  The little sequins are leftovers from a CTMH card kit - I thought they looked fun.

Stamps:
The Stamps of Life (sign & sentiment)
PaperTrey Ink (flowers)

Papers: the stash!

thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

a little scrapping...

Following a sketch, heck that's about the only way I get scrapbooking done!  This is the monthly sketch that Jennifer challenges us with over at PAO and I thought it might work well with the limited photos I got this past holiday.  Papers are from Club Scrap and  stickers are Thickers!

This was actually Friday after Thanksgiving, we traveled down to Reedley to spend it with our daughter and new son-in-law. Their first Thanksgiving since they were just married at the beginning of November.  All of her food turned out spectacular, she's quite a cook!

thanks for dropping by~