Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday, 8.18.2017 Formal Birthday Wishes with Gems

   I have a lot of fun creating black and white cards.  The formality makes it a good card for either a male or female.  I think it makes for a striking card, don't you agree? 

Have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thurs.,Aug. 17, 2017 CAS Daisy Birthday

Here is a quick birthday card, using Theresa Momber's Daisy Delight stamp set.  I colored the flowers with a little pale Copic marker, after I stamped the image with Memento black ink.
This card came together quickly so I thought I'd get it posted today.

Sorry that it is late for today's posting!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Double D All White Challenge

This is a new challenge for me but one that seemed like a fun one to enter.  Here is the link to their site

  All White Challenge For Double D

Wed. August 16, 2017 Cupcake Wishes

I did some paper piecing to make this card, as I start with Melanie's Holiday Frame.  The cupcake was from Claire Brennan's 
Sweet Thing set from Gina K. Design's as well.

This can be used for either a male or female, since it is a rather generic image!  Thank you for stopping by today!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 The start of Christmas Cards Creations

These little guys were just sitting on my desk and wanting me to start on Christmas creations.  Even though it is only August, I thought "why not?"

I stamped, colored with Copics, and then fussy cut them so I could stagger them into that circle.  Does this motivate you to start on Holiday cards????

Monday, August 14, 2017

8.14.2017 F4A390 See the Light

The Splitcoast Challenge was to use light somehow on your card.  I decided to make it a CAS card with the sun as my light.  F4A390

Thank you for stopping by!

Mon. August 14, 2017 Watercolor Pencil Shavings

If you haven't seen the tutorial head over to this link and see how Cat taught us to do it.


This was quite an unusual technique, but a lot of fun.  Now my color pencils are all sharp and ready to go.  Try it!  The sentiment is from Gina K's Scripty Sayings 2 stamp set.
 I think I am going to send it to an artist friend of mine!  Hope she will get a kick out of it.

 Give it a try if you want to play along.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sun., August 13, 2017 Some Friendship Twine

Here is a simple card I made for a friend, as I was playing around yesterday and deciding to use items from my craft table. Slightly made it 3 D by using some pop dots.
  I appreciate any comments you leave for me.  I hope your weekend has been as nice as you can make it.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Sat. August 12, 2017 Blessings for a Special Day

Here is a card I made for a Special Day.  I used some Stickles for the flower centers after I stamped the image from The Sending Love stamp set from Gina K. Designs.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Fri. August 11, 2017 A Wise Old Owl

I watched Gina K's video yesterday and decided I would use the owl stamp I already had.  It motivated me to get into the Fall Season mood, even though it is still August! Scoring and rubbing all over with my ink pads for that wood like feeling!

Thank you for visiting.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Thursday, Aug.10, 2017 STV17MON32 Challenge

The challenge was to make a card with a gradient background.  I immediately thought of a sky with hot air balloons floating above the trees. I think this birthday card will make the recipient smile.

The challenge from Gina K. is STV17MON32.

I hope you get a chance to play along. Today is my mother's 87th birthday!  Happy Birthday to you!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wed., Aug. 9, 2017 Patriotic Bear with Flower

I was playing around today and put this together in patriotic colors - go USA.

Copic colored bear holding a flower with a ribbon banner and a little butterfly up high, finished this card.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 Basket of Flowers- Beautiful

I did a little fussy cutting after coloring with Copic markers.  The sentiment was popped up on some dimensionals, just after I backed the sentiment with a piece of CS.
A simple CAS design is so pretty sometimes, right?    Glad you stopped by this morning.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Mon., August 7, 2017 STVKC#36 One Layer

Here is my one layer card for the STVKC#36 Challenge. Actually this was a little difficult for me to make since 3 D cards are my thing usually.  I have to admit this was kind of fun to create using the Sentimental Summer Kit from Gina K. Designs. Two stamps were used in pink and green inks .

Come back tomorrow for another card creation of mine!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017 A One Layer Challenge

I made this one layer card for the STVKC#36 Challenge at Gina K. Designs !  Since I normally make my cards 3 D this was more of a challenge but actually fun to do.

I used Claire Brennan's Fine Feathers stamp set from Gina K. Designs.  It is a set from June, 2016, but it is still a fun set to work with.  Used Kraft, Brown and Warm Cocoa GKS inks.  Thank you for visiting and know I do read all the comments left here!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Saturday, August 5, 2017 So Thankful Owl

I was playing in my studio on Thursday and came up with this cute little owl on a branch.  I decided to use a Cuttlebug branch background and added some silk leaves to show off the Copic colored little owl, which was put on a brown cs circle.

I hope you like this little guy too.  Have a great weekend!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Fri., Aug. 4, 2017 Get Well --In pink and green

I have another card to share with you today, as we gear up for a relaxing weekend!

I used the fishtail tag dies to create a backdrop for my Get Well sentiment from Gina K.'s Scripty Sayings 2 stamp set.  I mounted it against some leaves that I colored with a Copic Marker.  I do like the pink and green combination, to make this wish a happy one!

Thanks for stopping.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Wed.,Aug. 2, 2017 Birthday Wishes Tag Card

Just 1 card for you today, for me to share .  It is a simple CAS one for that can be used for just about anyone. I used some brand new Fishtail dies, which created a nice tag back ground for my sentiment, which was from the Gina K. Design's More Massive set. I put a few silhouette figures on the front for interest.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Tues. August 1, 2017 Watercoloring Challenge

STV17MON31 from StampTV was a fun challenge to play around with today.  It does create a beautiful soft back ground and I even water colored the elephant.
It is a CAS card offering some hugs for a dear friend that just had some surgery. We have been good friends since our freshman high school year. I love her like a sister!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017 Daisy Hello

Wow, it is the last day of July already! This summer has sure progressed quickly. I hope you are enjoying it!

I fussy cut this gorgeous daisy from the Gina K. Design, Fill it with Flowers Stamp Set by 
Melanie Muenchinger from May 2016.  The banner and "hello" are from the Party die set from GKD also.  

I sat and relaxed while cutting out the flower and then I added some Copic colored leaves that I cut from Melanie's set too.  Thank you for stopping by today and taking a look at this simple card on a busy printed piece of designer paper that I have had for a super long time. Enough space was left at the top of the card so I can add the recipient's name just before I send it off.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

July 29, 2017 Get Well - Bike and Flowers

I had this bike already cut out from Gina K. Sentimental Summer kit and it was sitting on my desk so I thought I'd create another Get Well card today.  I colored the image with Copic markers, and did some sponging to create the background. I popped parts up with dimensional and mounted on some lavender CS before I finished my card.

I am very happy to share this card with you and would appreciate any comments you leave for me.

Friday, July 28, 2017

7.28.2017 For an Ink Blending Challenge

The challenge at Gina K's Release Party was to have us blend inks.  Here is mine, adding the Karen Dolphin image and a sun to show off my blending, using GKD inks.
This is for RELEASE0717.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

7.27.2017 Dream Big Elephant

Here is a "Dream Big" Elephant card with a matching envelope.  I stamped the image from a Gina K. Designs image, by Beth Silaika. It was colored with Copics and his banner was fussy cut and slipped behind his ear a bit, which was lifted up a bit.  The image was put on a separate panel and also lifted up with pop dots. 
The bright designer paper mad for a bright background to make you smile! 

The envie was lined with matching paper to make this interesting !

Thank you for visiting today.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Black Magic Technique

Here is the card I made after I re- watching Melanie's video of the Black Magic Technique.  It has been a long time since I did one of these, so I thought I'd give it a go again.

Go to StampTV- Gina K. Designs to find the video and give it a whirl if you have never done this before.  So much fun!

So happy you visited and I am hoping to read any comments you leave for me.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Mon., July 24, 2017 Staying Cool Inside

It is unbelievably hot and humid out today, so it is a great day to stay in my air conditioned craft room- and play. 

This card is one I made to pass the time, use some scraps of paper, ribbon, a button, etc.  I like the fact this would be good for either gender- an all purpose birthday card! Ha

Glad you came by to see what I had for you today. Hope you are staying cool also.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sun., July 23, 2017 For my son, the photographer

I used the Vintage Camera die, with a banner die and Celebrate wish from Theresa Momber's stamp set called French Flair.  I decided to make this card for my son, and hoping he will love this card, as much as I do.  Some stick on brads were added for interest, after I used the wood grain paper in the background.

Have a great day and if it is hot where you live- stay cool!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Sat., July 22, 2017 Time to Dream

I decided to use this Cheery Lynn die to make the banner and added the word Dream from the Gina K. Design's French Flair set by Theresa Momber.  Using a BG of woodgrain printed paper and an added circle to make the sun, after I colored that cottage with Copic markers.  Some additional sponging for the sky and grass finished this card.

Thank you for stopping by to visit.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017 A Colorful HELLO

The Massive sentiment from Gina K. was actually the focal point making this Hello card a bright way to say hi. 

I had a lot of fun putting all the elements together as I hope the recipient will find this one to be a happy message! The die cut flower has been on my desk for years and was so happy to be able to make it work for this card.

The background was made with many strip of CS- did you think it was printed paper? 
I appreciate any comments you wish to leave, letting me know your thoughts about this card.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thurs., July 20, 2017 Wine Anyone?

I was playing yesterday and realized it has been some time since I used Theresa Momber's French Flair Stamp set from Gina K. Designs.  I decided on this card to give to a wine drinking friend of wine.  I hope she will like it.  I was pleased with how it turned out and so glad that I was able to make the wine look liquid.  Ya think? I used both the large and small grape images as well.  The glass of wine was popped up with pop dots to add dimension and would make things more interesting, I hope.

Thank you for taking a peak at my card today.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

7.19.2017 Mod Squad Challenge---Layered Flowers

 The leaves were from a die from Spellbinders to add to these flowers, that were also die cut.  I colored some of the elements with Copics and also Zig watercolors.  The sentiment was from Gina K. Designs "All About You" mini stamp set from about a year ago.
I added some glitter to a few of the flower centers, for sparkle. I made sure there was texture scored into the card base too.  Lots of texture here!

Thank you for visiting!

Wed. 7.19.2017 Sketch STV17MON29

I made this one for the sketch challenge STV17MON29 at Gina K. Designs.The sentiment was from the Scripty Sayings 2 stamp set.  The flower was die cut and I added the gem in the center. The ribbon pulls its color from the designer paper flowers.  Thank you for visiting.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

7.18.2017 A Get Well Square Wish

I have a 5" square card to show you today.  I am waiting for some visitors, and had the time to play in my craft room.  I made the focal point with Gina K. Scripty Sayings 2 to make this Get Well card.
It is always a good idea to have some of these cards, for when the occasion presents itself. I just love the little tiny beads I put on that piece of double stick Sookwang tape across the top of the card, after I lightly sponged it with Distress ink. Some silk flowers with brads, finished this creation!
Enjoy your day!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Mon., July 17, 2017 Whale with a Stencil Background

Here is another fun card using the Whale Image from Gina K. and Designer, Beth Silaika.
 It is a set called Karen Dolphin.  I stenciled the background with the Water Droplets one from Gina K. Designs.

These water themed cards that I have been coming up with are such a relaxing card to look at during these summer months, right? Even though I am no where near an ocean.  Maybe that is why I enjoy making them.

Thank you for taking a peek!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017 Happy Hello in Black and White

A masculine card or actually could be for a lady, if you wanted.  Black and White with an added gem makes this a great HELLO to send along.

I was playing with my latest STV kit, so this is what I came up with, this afternoon.

Thanks for stopping by....

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017 Christmas in July

The STV17MON28 Challenge at STAMPTV was to make something for Christmas in July.

I used the Gina K. Designs Christmas Greenery stamp set as well as the Scripty Sayings set.  Used white embossing powder on the trees, with some Liquid Pearls to make the berries on the trees. Silver card stock for the BG made this sure look wintery. A gem next to the sentiment pulled this design and made it all ready for Christmas now.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Fri., July 14, 2017 Flowers for Hope

I pulled out this Gina K. Designs stamp set that I got back in May 2014. I used a CB folder to create the background texture, colored with Copics and added a few pearls to balance things out.  My image was stamped with dark chocolate Gina K  ink.

So happy you stopped by for a peek at my latest creation.

7.14.2017 Patterned Papers Sketch

Using Karen's sketch at StampTV, and using patterned papers, I came up with this card.  I added some silk flowers and a gem along with other details to create this card. The designer papers are from a few different GKD paper packs.
Karen's sketch is below the card I made, so you can see if I followed her drawing.

7.14.2017 Mod Squad Focal Point Sentiment

Here is another card I made for the Mod Squad Challenge, that shows a Focal Point Sentiment. I stenciled the background and used a sentiment from Gina K. Designs.  A ribbon and a flower tied it all together, for a soft look.

Thank you for visiting!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Thurs., July 13, 2017 Stop and See the Fence

There were sure lots of tiny little flowers and leaves surround this fence image by Claire Brennan and Gina K. Designs, to color.
It was tedious coloring all the blooms, but I was happy with how this turned out. Adding the "Hello " sentiment made this a perfect card to give my new neighbors.

I appreciate you visiting my blog today.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

7.12.2017 MSC Challenge- Focal Point

This is for the Mod Squad Challenge to use the Sentiment as the Focal Point.  I think I did it this time.

July 12, 2017 Splitcoast SC653 Sketch

This card was made for the Splitcoast SC653 Challenge.  I used a stamp set from Gina K. Designs to make this Special Day card.  Copics, and fussy cutting made this a cheerful card, for that Special Day.


Wed. July 12, 2017 Smiles across the Miles

Hope you like seeing this one, that I recently made with Gina K. Designs stamps from the latest release.  The flowers are from Melanie's Stately Flowers 10, and the sentiment is from the Happy Mail set from Stamp TV, as well.

I am having a good time making more cards, just like I used to.  Slowly getting back into the groove.

Thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tues., July 11, 2017 Watercolored Flowers

I stamped with Versamark, and them added white EP, before I colored the flowers with Zig Watercolors.
The image is from Gina K. Designs. I made this a 4" square card, that can still fit in an A2 envelope, for mailing!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Mon. July 10, 2017 STVKC#35 Challenge

The challenge was to use three patterned papers , and I was able to get this card done early on Friday morning.  I added some pearls and the butterfly was fussy cut and popped up on dimensionals!

This turned out to be a soft, any occasion type of card!  I am happy with the result. Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sunday, 7-9-2017 Calla Lily Hello

I love the chosen colors to make this Happy Hello card, don't you?  Gina K. Designs has a wonderful set here, as there are so many ways, that are good for lots of cards.

I am happy to share all my cards with you!

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