Saturday, July 21, 2018

It seems strange looking back on my crafting life. Before I retired, I made cards, lots and lots of cards! I turned to paper, stamps and inks for a stress reliever from my work life. Then, after I retired, I found that I was crafting less and less often. Almost as though I no longer needed it to calm me. Only recently has the desire and joy in card making returned and it fulfills me once again.

This card is made from the new Hello Lovely stamp set from Concord and 9th and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches Sympathy Sampler set. Love how forgiving this floral set is. Especially for those days when perfection is no where to be found!
It's all about the details:
Stamps: Concord and 9th and Paper Smooches
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White
Patterned Paper: MFT
Ink: Distress Oxide

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What a Wonderful World - Serendipity Stamps and The Twinery Blog Hop

Happy Wednesday and welcome to Day 3 of The Twinery and Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop!

I am so excited to be participating in this amazing Blog Hop as a Serendipity Stamps alumni. Thanks for inviting me Mary! I was super happy to combine my favorite stamps with The Twinery's gorgeous twine for today's project.

The fun began on Monday the 28th so be sure to check out Day 1 and 2 as well.  Like prizes? (and who doesn't)  Be sure to leave comments on the blogs for your chance to win goodies from both companies! You'll find the complete scoop on posters and prizes by visiting the Serendipity Stamps Blog and The Twinery Blog.

If you are following along in the hop, you should have arrived via DoBea's Blog. If not, be sure to go back and check it out. You'll find a complete list of today's participants below.

The Twinery
Serendipity Stamps
Jamie Cripps
Jeanne Jachna
Tobi Crawford
Holly Craft
Denise Hahn
Sue Eldred
DoBea Alberts
Kathie Bailey - That's Me!
Jennifer Cuthbertson
Birgit Edblom

Here's my card that I call "Casual Friday". Please tell me that I am not the only one that nicknames my cards. LOL!

I began with a pocket from an old pair of blue jeans that I had saved. You know, in case it came in handy someday. :) I wrapped the pocket multiple times in Maraschino Solid twine (such a luscious deep red)  and attached it to the card using large glue dots. I then stamped "And I Think to Myself" (I dare you to use this stamp without singing or at least humming the song. Go head, try, it's impossible!) on white cardstock with Memento Nautical Blue ink. The font on this stamp just makes me happy! I cut out the sentiment with Nestabilities and attached it using Midnight Blue Stripe twine. A little heart button embellished with the same twine finished the card.

Thanks for visiting me today! Jennifer Cuthbertson is your next stop on the hop. Have fun and be sure to leave your comments! Remember to visit the Serendipity Stamps and The Twinery blogs for complete details.

Enjoy and thanks again!!

It's all about the details:
Stamps: Serendipity Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey PB&J
Ink: Memento Nautical Blue

Accessories: The Twinery Twine in Maraschino Solid and Midnight Blue Stripe, Button, Red trim
Tools: Nestabilities, Glue Dots

Friday, March 22, 2013

Happy Easter

Hi there! 

What began as a brief break from blogdom turned into an 8 month hiatus! How the heck does that happen? Today I am sharing an Easter card made with Lawn Fawn's super cute and aptly named "Happy Easter" stamp set. Papers are My Mind's Eye and the sentiment was stamped with the eye poppin' neon Hero Arts ink. Love that stuff!

Hope you all have a happy and blessed Easter.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day!

Wishing everyone a Happy and safe 4th of July! Enjoy your family, food and freedom! Sending special prayers to our troops too!

Off to see Mickey Mouse on Friday!

It's all about the details:
Stamps: Stampendous
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Authentique
Ink: Memento

Accessories: Kaisercraft Bling, Dimensionals
Tools: Copic Markers, Nestabilities, Paper Piercer, Star Punch

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sweet 'n Sassy - Part 2

Today I'm going to share two more projects that were made with Sweet 'n Sassy's "Poppies & Greetings" stamp set. The first card was made by stamping the single blossom repeatedly on a white panel and then coloring them with Copic Markers. I added a few pearls and rhinestones to the centers and then I added one of my favorite sentiments from the set. You can never have too many friendship cards on hand!

The second card is a pocket card made from kraft cardstock. I sewed it with my new Brother sewing machine (I am crazy in love with it! So many stitch choices and it sews on card stock like a dream.) and stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The leaves and stems were colored with Copic Markers and the poppies were paper pieced. The die cut on the insert was created on my Silhouette Cameo.

Be sure to visit Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps to see this set along with all their other fantastic stamp sets!

I have one last project to share with you in a day or so.

Hope you had a terrific weekend. I have just four working days this coming week and then I am taking a much needed vacation! We'll be heading to Disneyland with my daughter, son-in-law and the grandbabies! Can't wait!

Have a terrific day!

It's all about the details:
Stamps: Sweet 'n  Sassy
Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey and My Mind's Eye
Ink: Memento

Accessories: SU Ribbon, Bling, Dimensionals
Tools: Copic Markers, Silhouette Cameo, Brother Sewing Machine, Punch

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Friend of Sweet 'n Sassy

Happy Friday everyone! Such sweet words! Today I want to share a card I created with "Sweet n Sassy's" stamp set called "Poppies & Greetings".  A few week's ago I was asked if I would be willing to participate in Sweet 'n Sassy's Friendship program. They asked me to create 3 to 4 projects with a current stamp set they would select and send to me. I couldn't have asked for a better set to work with. I love poppies and this set features so many wonderful sentiments!

This is the first of four cards that I will share with you over the next week or so. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a card base and then added pattered paper from Authentique and Basic Grey. The image was colored with Copic Markers and then cut out with a Nestability die. I added the "Praying for you" sentiment ... just one of nine that come in the set. I love the font used in these sentiments and they are just the perfect size.

Be sure to check back for more Sweet 'n Sassy goodness coming soon.

Have a terrific day!

It's all about the details:
Stamps: Sweet 'n  Sassy
Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey - Konnichiwa and Authentique - Gathering
Ink: Memento

Accessories: Ribbon,  Dimensionals
Tools: Nestabilities, Copic Markers, Silhouette Cameo