Sunday, May 31, 2020

Anniversary Card

Hi friends!  I hope all  is well with you.  I have been doing a lot of cardmaking during this pandemic.  Here is a card I made for my parents' 68th wedding anniversary.

For this card, I used the Feathered Friends die from Tim Holtz and colored the birds with Distress Ink.  The wreath and flower stems are from Spellbinders and are also colored with Distress Ink.  I used a Sunny Studio embossing folder for the background.  

I really love these sweet little birds and will be using them again soon.  I hope you like them as well.

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by.  I appreciate your sweet comments.  Stay safe and stay healthy.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Anniversary Card Using Tim Holtz Dies

Hi friends!  I hope you are coping well with whatever phase of coronavirus restrictions you are in.  Our area of the state is still in full restrictions and will be for the foreseeable future.  The northwest corner of our state will move to the yellow phase this week as they are a less densely populated area.

In my quest for keeping my mind occupied with positive things these days, I pulled out my Tim Holtz Wildflowers and Scribbly Butterflies dies and came up with this quick and simple card.

Today is my parents' 68th wedding anniversary, so this card is for them.  The background paper is from My Favorite Things paper pad called Watercolor Wash.  I arranged a cluster of the wildflowers into a bouquet of sorts and tied a simple hemp bow at the base.  Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh finished it off. 

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by.  I appreciate each comment left.  Stay safe and stay healthy!

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Creating Happy Mail

Hi friends!  I hope you are coping well with the various restrictions throughout the world due to the coronavirus.  To give myself a distraction, I decided to make some cards to send to family and friends as a way to say thinking of you and perhaps even to brighten their day.  Here is what I have done so far.

I love this stamp set from Dina Wakley called "Good Idea."  How appropriate as I think happy mail/snail mail is always a "good idea."  Various Distress Inks were used to watercolor the images.

Some cards had the stamped image backed with papers from Lemoncraft.  Other images were simply popped up with foam tape.  Sequins were added for a touch of sparkle.  I tried to keep the cards as flat as possible for mailing. 

 My next group of cards were created with a stamp set from Penny Black and an embossing folder from Sunny Studios.  The sentiment used on all cards was heat embossed with Gold embossing powder from Recollections.

Can you believe that Easter, such as it was this year, was only a week ago.  One of the most difficult things to deal with is the social distancing.  Thank goodness for video chats!  We did get to see my son and his family from a distance for a few minutes on Easter Sunday.  We stood on the sidewalk and they stayed in the yard.  I cannot wait to be able to hold my grandson again and spend time as a family all together.  Here is a picture.

Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  Comments are always appreciated especially these days!  Stay safe.  Stay healthy.  Stay home.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

A Flowery Tag to Brighten the Day

Hi friends!  It has been awhile since I posted.  I had high hopes for 2020 to be a better year; but, so far, it isn't working out that way.  I thought I would pop in and share a spring tag I made and hope that it brings a bit of a distraction from current events.

Everything I used was in my stash of supplies.  I do know that the paper and the two fussy cut butterflies are from Prima and the other butterfly is from Reneabouquets.  The pretty foam roses were a gift.  The pink-edged lace tied at the top was a thrift store find. 

My wish for all of us is to be safe from this coronavirus and a speedy recovery for those who have been infected with it.  I pray that this disease somehow gets under control soon.  Stay safe, my friends.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Winter Wreath Card

Hello there!  Just a quick post today.  While most people in the States will be watching the Super Bowl and enjoying yummy foods, I will be partaking in my colonoscopy prep day!  No fun!  But some things have to be done!  lol

Here is my wintry card.  The beautiful papers are from Scrap Boys' Cotton Winter collection.  The wreath was fussy cut from one of the pretty sheets.  The layered poinsettia is made from a Tim Holtz die.  The vintage image is from Pion Design.  I added a few rhinestones to give the wreath some sparkle. 

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by.  I appreciate your kind comments and wish you a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Winter Card (and Christmas)

Hello friends!  Bear with me as I finish up a Christmas card share plus one that could also be for winter.  I'm so late in posting these due to health issues plus the holidays.  I really did not make many Christmas cards this year, so there isn't a lot in that area to show you.

First up is a card I made using the Winter Fox collection by Papertrey Ink.  This fox is so cute!  I used various inks from Papertrey to stamp the images.  I also added some Stickles and Wink of Stella for some sparkle.  A silver snowflake was cut in half and placed behind the oval frame by Tim Holtz.

Next up is another card using stamps from Santa's Sleigh collection, again by Papertrey Ink.  The image and sentiment were heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  I used an embossing folder from Darice for the background.  Gold cardstock from Simon Says Stamp was used for layering.

These cards were so easy and simple to make.  If you don't use foam tape for dimension, these can be flat for mailing. 

Thank you so much for taking time to read this post even though it is Christmas related.  I appreciate the kind comments you leave.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Saturday, January 4, 2020

A New Year and A New Decade

Hi friends!  It has been awhile since I last posted.  The month of December started for me with a trip to the emergency room for diverticulitis.  It took almost the whole month before I was able to eat normally again.  I am hoping this new year will be a more healthy one!

Needless to say, my crafting mojo was gone during December.  Fortunately, I did make a few cards beforehand but not nearly as many as I had planned.  Even though the Christmas holidays are over, I hope you don't mind if I share the cards I made for Christmas now.

Both these cards were made with a Memory Box die.  This die could be used for any winter-
theme card by just changing the sentiment.

For the background behind the tree on this card, I used Distress Ink.  I love how the white area in the sky surrounds the bird.  The frame was cut from glitter cardstock.  I cut the tree again with a green cardstock to layer behind the white for a shadow effect.  I added some tiny pearls to mimic snow.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

The next card is basically the same except that I did not used Distress Ink for the background.  I added a couple more birds also.  The "Peace" die is from Frantic Stamper Inc.

There are a couple more cards to share at another time so as not to make this post too long. 

I want to take time to thank those who reached out to me checking to see how I was and for sending holiday wishes during the busy holiday season.  You really brightened my days.  I was so touched by your kind words.  It means a lot.

Let me take the time to wish each and everyone a most blessed, happy and healthy new year.  For those who celebrate Christmas, I hope it was a wonderful one.  I appreciate you stopping by to visit my blog and for the sweet comments you leave.  Have a wonderful weekend!