Friday, July 1, 2022
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
It is with GREAT SADNESS that I tell you of the passing of our dear friend Kathy over the weekend. She was able to create her cards for June & July but unfortunately was unable to get back to finish her write up. Here is her beautiful card for June.
Rest in Peace dear friend ... we are sure going to miss you!
Sunday, June 5, 2022
Time for challenge 17 at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog. Here is a fun Mood Board for you. I decided on the picture of the panda bear.
I love this IO bear. I have used it many times and in several colors. Today I used it in black and white to mimic the panda bear. I also used some touches of red like most of the photos have. I used some Tutti Design pine branches a Memory Box sled, and a tutti design twig wreath. The Joy is from PTI.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
(you can use neutrals with your one color
or you can use a neutral AS your one color)
Those of you who have looked at my blog know I am all about flowers so it is really difficult for me to create something for the guys, but that is the challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog this time so I did a male birthday card... no flowers but a pine sprig does appear.
We hope you join us for this masculine challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. It will be a great way to make those Father's Day cards.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
This time we have a monochromatic color scheme at Double D Challenge Blog. The mood board offers lots of options and the team's inspiration at Double D Challenge Blog will give you lots of ideas.
Sunday, May 15, 2022
The sentiment is from Impression Obsession. We hope you join us for this Anything Goes Challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog.
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Birds building nests are always a wonderful sign of spring. We are actually having a spring here in Northern California this year. Sometimes we have a two season climate.... winter to summer and back to winter. What spring we have begins in February when our daffodils bloom and blossoms are seen on the almonds, peaches and plums. Diane has created this wonderful Mood Board for this challenge. I took my inspiration from the bottom left with the blossoms.
I decided to use this Memory Box humming bird for my card. I have had it for quite a while but have not used it before. I paired it with a very old cover plate die from MFT and backed with vellum and the Large Frame Die from IO. The Just a Note die is from Memory box and so is the flower branch.
We hope you will pull out your bird themed stamps and dies and play along with us at Double D Challenge Blog
Sunday, May 1, 2022
It is time for Anything Goes Challenge at Dies R Us. I send a lot of Birthday cards to friends. It is my way of reminding them that I am thinking about them. I had not stenciled for awhile so I pulled out some of my stencils and made several backgrounds that I can use. Hey, when your fingers are inky you may as well keep going. When I get a die I like, I tend to use it frequently. On this card I used three of my very favorite dies. Impression Obsession Large Frame, Poppy Stamps Posh Birthday Mail, and Memory Box Layered Fresh Flowers.
I purchased the leaves when DRU had a special sale on European Dies. They are Creative Expression Laurel Leaves.
We hope you will come and join us for this challenge at Dies R Us.
Thursday, April 21, 2022
It has been a long time since I have joined a challenge, but I just got these new flowers from Memory Box and couldn't wait to make some of them. I looked at both the Memory Box and Poppy Stamp Challenges and realized the card I had in mind fit both challenges.
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Our theme at Double D Challenge Blog is called buildings. Barns, Skyscrapers, castles and sheds are all on the mood board. I had a bit of a problem with this challenge since I don't have many building stamps or dies.
I do have a barn die, but I could not think of a new design to use it. Then I remembered I had a paper pack with some beach front buildings so I decided to frame one of them. I cut a frame from some teil paper and then sponged it with distress oxide inks and a stencil that Dar and Diane sent to me. As you can see ther are different types of buildings in this fun beach paper.
Sunday, April 17, 2022
Friday, April 15, 2022
1. My shape is an oval. I cyt it from paper that I water colored.
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
I had some tulip die cuts from the Greetery that a friend sent me to try out. I decided to use them for this challenge.
Sunday, April 3, 2022
Another fun Mood Board from team leader Diane at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog. I really was not sure of what I wanted to do, but I decided to recycle a card sent by a friend so I chose the horse.
Friday, April 1, 2022
Next, I cut the parts of the hydrangea. You have to cut the flower petals several times, and glue them on separately, which is time consuming, but not hard. I cut them from blue and sponged the edges a bit. Then you glue the flowers to the base piece. Add the stem and some leaves for a finished flower.
Sunday, March 20, 2022
We had so many wonderful entries for the last challenge. We hope you will join us at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog.
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
So this card was simple to make. I used red card stock and cut the heart flourish from the center on a diagonal. Then I embossed that layer. I cut the words and the heart flourish again in white. I inlaid the heart flourish into the red layer and added some hearts and the love you.