Sunday, December 20, 2020

 Hello!  It's been quite awhile since I last posted.  Has anyone noticed?  I do not seem to get many visitors to this blog anymore.  I haven't been well for almost a month but not from covid-19, thank goodness (and I pray I don't get it).  Long story short, I had to get an infusion of a medication to treat my bones and had some problems with the side effects.  Right now, things have improved but still some discomfort.  I couldn't use my hands very well, which made it difficult to grip things.  Crafting was put on hold for about a month.  

Fortunately, having been making Christmas cards all this year, I had enough on hand to send out.  Today, I am sharing few Christmas cards that were flat enough to mail.  Thanks for stopping by!

This card is for my sweet grandson and it features a stamp from Photoplay and dies from Memory Box and Poppy.

This card uses a stamp and frame die from Impression Obsession as does the next card.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Meowy Christmas Card

 Hi friends!  Just a quick post today.  Still trying to stay positive and safe during this pandemic.  My crafty mojo has been gone but I forced myself to make this card.  I used stamps from the Tim Holtz Stamptember 2020 release from Simon Says Stamp.  

I wanted to make a card flat enough for mailing, so this card has very little dimension.  The plaid paper is from an older Tim Holtz Christmas paper pad.  The tree is by Tim Holtz.  The image was colored with Copic Markers and accented with Distress Ink.  Twine and flat gold beads are from my stash  The string of lights, the cats nose and eyes were highlighted with Glossy Accents.

There it is.  I'm not real thrilled with the card but I tried.  Today is overcast with heavy winds and rain predicted later so I'm off to put on a big pot of homemade chicken noodle soup.  Have a good week ahead, everyone, and stay safe.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Eek! Card

 Happy November!  Anyone out there glad to see this year over?  For me, there are more reasons than one!  I'm a little late in sharing this Halloween card.  Halloween is not big on my list of things but I wanted to make a card for my sweet little grandson that wasn't scary.

This stamp and die set is from Taylored Expressions.  I thought it was just so cute and sweet!  Those of you who know me well know that I am not a spider fan but these ones are not scary!   Copic markers were used to color the images.  Edges were inked with Distress Ink.  Glossy Accents, Stickles and sequins give added sparkle.  

Well, that's all for today.  It's a rainy chilly day here and I'm about to roast a chicken for a  bit of comfort food.  Stay safe and well, everyone.  US citizens, if you haven't yet, please make sure to vote!

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Celebrate Any Day Cards

 Hi friends!  It has been awhile since my last post.  I am still working on my Christmas cards so, hopefully, I will be in good shape come the time to mail them out.  I am so glad to have things I enjoy to pass the time away during this pandemic!  Don't get me wrong--I do have my down days but my hobbies have been a source of needed distraction.

Today, I would like to share two cards I made using a stamp and die set from Pink Fresh Studios/Altenew.  I decided to do a little watercoloring and stamped and embossed the image on both cards.

My first card is done in soft colors using Distress Oxides.  A Sunny Studios embossing folder was used on the background.  The sentiment, which was included with the stamp set, was embossed with Silver Recollections embossing powder on vellum.  Studio Katia clear droplets were used for accent.

My next card was colored with Zig Watercolor Markers.  The same Sunny Studios embossing folder was used as well as a different sentiment from the stamp set.  Studio Katia Iridescent drops were used as accent here.

My goal was to make some cards flat enough for mailing.  Even though the drops are dimensional, I think they can still go through the mail in a flat envelope.

That's about it for me today.  It is a beautiful Fall day here.  Our dog is under the weather so I had to make a trip to the veterinarian for medication.  Hopefully, it will do the trick.  I hope all is well with you and you are staying safe.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your kind comments.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Magnolia Winter Card

 Hello friends!  I hope all is well in your corner of the world.  Things here are still the same.  Covid-19 cases still on the rise as colleges resume and summer is still in full swing.  It is difficult for me not to be fearful.  I pray that we all get through this.

On a lighter note, crafting has been my escape.  I have colored up a lot of images that are now waiting to be made into cards.  Maybe, this year, I won't be behind in my Christmas cardmaking!  

Today, I have a card to share using a sweet stamp and dies from Magnolia.  Since the summer has been so hot and humid, winter cards seemed to be a good idea to try to think cool!

The background paper is from Craft O'Clock.  The snowflake die is from Tim Holtz and the sentiment is from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  As mentioned, the stamp, lamppost and cat are Magnolia.  The flowers and trim are from my stash.  I used Distress Ink to color Tilda and a bit of Stickles to highlight the lamp and candle.  

Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  I do appreciate any comments you leave.  Stay safe!

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Birthday Card for Dad

 Today is my Dad's birthday and this is the card I made for him.  As always, my favorite product line to use for masculine cards is Tim Holtz.

I just love the Feathered Friends die set and used Distress Inks to color up this bird.  The bird is perched on a Funky Wreath die.  The sentiments are cut from the Celebration Words set.  I used the Lumber 3-D embossing folder for the background.  The frame is from Memory Box and the enamel dots are from my stash.

August is a big birthday month for me with family members and friends as well as myself celebrating our birthdays.  Of course, Covid-19 has put a damper on things but we do what we have to do.

Thank you so much for taking time to visit my blog.  I appreciate your sweet comments and hope you are staying safe and healthy.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Good Times Card

Hello friends!  I have been doing fairly well in preparing cards for Christmas.  I have several finished plus a lot of images colored that are waiting to be made into cards.  Hopefully, I won't be making any last minute cards this year!

Today, I am sharing a card using this adorable stamp set from Penny Black called "yummy".  I had so much fun coloring it with Copic Markers.  There was a lot of fussy cutting but was easy to do.  The die used for the background is from Memory Box.

It is difficult to see in the photo but I used a glitter pen on the corn and watermelon.  Glossy accents was used on the little boy's ice cream.

Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  I appreciate your sweet comments.  Please stay safe and healthy.