Saturday, October 21, 2017

Sat. Oct.21, 2017 Christmas Flowers

I spent a little time on Thursday playing with these new stamps in the Merry and Bright kit from Gina K. Designs. As you can see I cut all the elements out with the dies from the kit.  After coloring with Copics I added some glitter to the flower centers before I popped them up.  Thank you for stopping by today.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Fri. Oct. 20, 2017 For 3 challenges SC667, Double D and MSC

This card works for the SC667 from Split Coast Stampers and the Double D challenge as well as the MSC challenge to make a Sympathy card.  Yes, all three challenges for me!

Oct. 19, 2017 Two cards for you to check out today!

I made two cards this morning to send to some very special people in my life. Using Gina L Design's new StampTV kit for die cuts and stamps, these were fun to create and get into the mail!. 

Thank you for stopping by and I sure will read the comments you leave!

10.19.2017 2 Cards from Tuesday afternoon and the new kit!

My kit was delivered quickly and I just had to start playing!  There are two cards I made on Tuesday afternoon.   Fun times again!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

10.18.2017 My Cats with the Tree

I stamped this with Chris Dayton's set from Gina K. Designs, and used Copic Markers to color the image.  The kitties were colored to look like my two, and those images were fussy cut and the one on the right was popped up with dimensionals.
Thank you for stopping by.  I am off to play with more images from this set. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

10.17.2017 F4A399 A Different kind of Fall

This is for the F4A399 challenge on Splitcoast Stampers showcasing a different kind of Autumn.  This is the one I came up with.      Autumn,  once the leaves have blown away!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

10.14.2017 Are you ready for Halloween 2017

Are you ready for Halloween? The sentiment and the pumpkin are from Theresa Momber's Fanciful Fall stamp set from Gina K. Designs. I colored the pumpkin with Copics and fussy cut it and used dimensional pop dots to add texture, I glittered the leaves pretending sunshine making them glisten! 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

10.12.17 Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

Seize the Birthday-- Anything Goes

I stamped the image from Gina K. Sophie the Pig, by Beth Silaika, and then colored with Copics.

Thank you for visiting.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

10.11.2017 SC666 and MSC Fall

I made this card for two challenges.  The MSC Challenge to make a Fall card and also Splitcoast Stampers SC666 sketch challenge.  

I used die cut Spellbinder leaves which I sponged to give them the Fall colors.  The sentiment is from the Gina K Design stamp set called Fanciful Fall by Theresa Momber.

Thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tues. Oct. 10, 2017 Autumn Blessings

I used a mix of a computer generated tree, pumpkins from Theresa Momber's Fanciful Fall stamp set from Gina K. Designs and another die cut cat with a little piece of a  CB wood grain for the log, that I sponged to look like the bark on a real tree stump! I think the kitty is looking for a bird.  Hahaha

Sending out prayers to the people in California, who are affected by the wild fires.  So scary.

Friday, October 6, 2017

10.06.2017 STVKC#38 Birthday Card

I just love making cards using this little elephant from the Bella Elephant stamp set by Beth Silaika and Gina K. Designs.  After stamping with Memento Ink, I colored with pencils and Copics and popped him up with dimensionals behind his balloon. A rather simple design for this birthday card and it fits for the STVKC#38 challenge!

I am anxious for your comments. Thank you for visiting today.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

10.5.2017 MSC Challenge--Color Me Fall

The MSC Challenge for Mod Squad to to use Rust, Orange and Gold, as the colors. I made a sweet Fall card using stamps from Gina K Designs and coloring some DP from a GKD paper pack.
A touch of gold twine finished off my card. The pumpkins were first stamped with Memento Ink and then colored with Copic markers.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

10.04.2107 The Cat with the Moon

The Cat with moon and stars sure made an interesting 5.5" square card.  Some of the stars are shining with stickles glitter, in their centers!  I love the silhouette look the cat provides against the Moon.

Thank you for looking and be sure to comment , ok?

Sunday, October 1, 2017

10.01.2017 Look at This One, surprise--- another screen door, with animals

I needed a card that a friend
wanted for someone special that owns 3 dogs and a cat.  This is the card I created for her .  Here is the from and the inside of the card for you to see.  I am very happy at the final result!  Hope you enjoy seeing these. Yes, that is her real address number, which personalizes it even further!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 Another end of a Month

Well, things were kinda rough the last few days as my hard drive that was 7 years old, bit the dust.  So lucky to have a wonderful computer guy that came and picked up my computer and in one day got a new hard drive put in and copied everything to the new one, so I am up and running once again.  Yippeee

At least I was able to get a couple of cards made so I could post once again after my pc was good to go. I hope you will have a good weekend, as I plan on doing so.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

9.26.2017 Door with a Hello

Can you tell how pleased I am with this new door die?  Such a fun way to decorate a card! The Hello sentiment was gifted to me, and it is such a nice addition to this card.

I am grateful if you would leave me a comment!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

9.24.2017 Another door, but with Cats this time

I played with the door die and more screening, in addition to a couple of cats, to imitate the front of my house.  I sure hope you enjoy looking at these cards as I have had making them.

Are you enjoying your weekend??

Saturday, September 23, 2017

09-23-2017 Ready for Halloween?

I am really loving the new dies I got from the Joan's Gardens store and I hope you enjoy seeing what I made. I added the pumpkins from a Gina K. Designs set to make this more of a Fall card! I just adore this screen door- fun working with them!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 My cats in the Yard

I just got this cat die and couldn't wait to put it to use!
I made a background trying to replicate my yard for the cats to ,  play in  with trees and background from Gina K. Designs. Very happy that you came to check out this creation.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thurs. 09-21-2017 MOD Squad Challenge

Use leaves on this card!

Stamped some Gina K. stamps and added some die cut Spellbinder ones, that I sponged with Distress inks.  I added some gold twine and and strip of metallic CS along with the Sending Love sentiment.  Finished this CAS card in short order! This is supposed to be Fall related but it is 92 degrees here in Wisconsin today.  I actually had to turn on the A/C today.

Enjoy your day.

Monday, September 18, 2017

9.18.2017 F4A395 Encouraging Words for Splitcoast and STV17MON38.

I made this card for Splitcoast Stampers Challenge for Encouraging Words F4A395, and for STV17MON38- Uplifting Words.   The stamps used were from the Gina K Design sets called Made with Love and Massive Messages. Cool that it worked for both challenges!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

9.12.2017 Vintage F4A394

Oh the 1970's colors- do you remember?  Very vintage and very retro!  I made this for the F4A394 for the Splitcoast Stampers challenge.  Were you old enough to remember this color palette?  My parents had these colors in their kitchen with the appliances to match! I had just graduated from high school. The first stove and dishwasher we bought after my husband and I married was the coppertone ones.

  Ages ago!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sun. Sept.10, 2017 Snowman Love

Here is another Winter card as we are getting ready for a change in the seasons!  I stamped the Gina K. Designs snowman from the Warm Winter Wished set by Carolyn King, This may be a discontinued stamp set but I am not sure.   It does make for some very cute holiday cards, right?

Memento ink was used to stamp the image and then it was colored with some Copic markers finished this little guy--- so easy!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Saturday, Sept. 9. 2017 JUGS Trend Week 410

Water Color Blocks it is and this is my contribution.  After I stamped the water color blocks I added a silhouette bird and greenery to the card front.  Trend Week 410 was the motivation for me after my sweet friend showed me her card this morning.This is for the Just Us Girls 410 Trend Week Challenge.
This is rather different than the cards I usually make, but it was lots of fun making this one.  I added the sentiment to wish a Happy Birthday to the recipient.

Thank you for taking a look!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Fri. 9-8-2017 Getting Christmas Card Motivation

Here are two Christmas cards I made yesterday, using Gina K Design's stamps.  I think we will be seeing snow sooner rather than later!  Not having to shovel yet though! 

I appreciate the comments you leave for me!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Thurs. 9.7.2017 A Christmas Gatefold

I watched a video for inspiration the other day, and since I haven't made a Gatefold Card in a long time, I decided to make a Christmas one.  Fun!

Here is a link to Melanie Muenchinger's video to inspire you as well. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wed. Sept. 6, 2017 A Christmas Inspiration for my Card

I started with a Cuttlebug folder and then fussy cut the image from Claire Brennan at Gina K. Designs,after I stamped it, then added some plaid ribbon across the front and  added CS, layered behind my focal panel.

Have you started making your holiday cards yet?

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tues. 9.5.2017 A thank you for having the End of Summer Party!

My very dear neighbors had a huge party Sunday, with a pig roast, excellent side dishes, a fabulous band, and about 80 people.  I was so glad to be included that I made this thank you for them, that I will mail tomorrow!  It was fabulous to meet new people and once again see so many of my neighbors!

Such a good time!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Mon. 9.4.2017 F4A393 Splitcoast Stampers


Here is my creation for the Splitcoast Challenge F4A393  Free for All.
Copics, Memento, GKD ink, CS were used for this A2 sized card.

Thank you and please leave me a comment.  Hope you had a fantastic weekend!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sunday, 9-3-2017 Embossed Daisies with a Butterfly

Good Morning

French Flair and Daisy Delight- 2 stamp sets from Gina K. Designs spoke to me as I embossed the daisies, then sponged the background and added that colorful butterfly.  Pearls and and an gem finished the sparkle on this card with a grosgrain ribbon!

Have a wonderful Holiday Weekend!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

9.2.2017 For the Less is More Challenge

This is for the Less is More Challenge, using blue and green .

I like this CAS design even though I popped up the cupcake so it will wiggle!

Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 STVKC#37 Happy Fall

I made this card for the Fall Challenge  at Gina K. Designs.  I sure like this plaid DP with all the added leaf die cuts, that I sponged and decorated to make this Autumn card.  This is for STVKC#37.

The sentiment is from the GKD Painted Autumn Stamp Set.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday, 9-1-2017 The 1st day of September, already

 Happy September- and it's a Friday too!

I guess I needed to start thinking about the upcoming Holiday Season, so here is my Christmas card to start things off.

With a Spellbinders Lattice background I added the GKD (Theresa Momber) poinsettia images colored with Copic Markers.  Some glitter for the flower centers added some sparkle to spruce things up a bit.  I die cut the Lattice frame out of white CS but sponged it with Distress ink, for added dimension.  Thank you for stopping by today.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thurs. Aug.31, 2017 Hope you like this one

Well I was playing around today while waiting for the Release party tonight at Gina K. Designs.
Since butterflies always make me happy and I love the look this one sitting on the lattice, this seemed like a winner to me.

  See you tonight at 7:00 pm!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Monday, Aug. 28, 2017 Create a Scene STV17MON35

This is for challenge STV17MON35 over at StampTV.  The scene I created was a "sea"ne, with ocean water and fish from Theresa Momber's Gone Fishing stamp set.  After I fuss cut the fish I coated them with Glossy Accents.  The were mounted on a background that was water-colored and splattered with water to create the spots and bubbles.

Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sun. August 27, 2017 Happiness Harvest

I fussy cut all these images even though I have dies for them.  Since I was watching TV and deciding to put my scissors to use, it seemed like a fun thing to do.

I am not sure why I find this such a relaxing thing to do... but it works for me!

So happy that you stopped by for a peak.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Sat.. Aug. 26, 2017 An Unforgettable Birthday

I made this one yesterday when wanting to create a fun and colorful card.  I used the stamp set from Gina K. Design's,  Beth Silaika's Bella Elephant stamp set.  I stamped the kites with Memento Black and then colored them all with Copics.  I popped up the one in the middle with dimensional foam squares, after I cut that additional kite. A little sponging in the background that looks like the sky before I added the scallop oval with the sentiment from this same set was added to make this a sweet birthday wish!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Fri. Aug.25, 2017 An SC659 Challenge

This was entered for the Split coast Challenge SC659.  I embossed the flower after I stamped it. It is a Gina K. flower from the Sentimental Summer Kit.  The sketch is from Split Coast SC659, to which I used patterned paper found in my Gina K paper packs. The card is A2 size which is easy for mailing.

Thank you for visiting!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thurs. Aug 24, 2017 Inspired by Melanie

I watched Melanie's video post yesterday and wanted to play along with some of the techniques she demonstrated.  Here is what I came up with:  A nice Hello for a friend, with lots of flowers.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

8.22.2017 A card with a Pun

I was playing around after I ran some errands today and made this quick birthday card. I think I will save it for my cousin- the queen of puns!!!

Have a great day!

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