Wednesday, November 29, 2023

November calendar layout remembering Jodi

Who was Jodi? My Mom called Jodi my brother’s “lady friend”. Jodi passed away on January 10th, 2018 from an accidental overdose. These pictures are representations of her, her dog Chloe, who passed away in 2022 and the sweatshirt with her son’s business on the back. The sweatshirt finally fits my niece
The bone background paper and the strip of patterned paper are and on the right side are unknown. (The Paper Studio-maybe) The yellow borders were from a paper pad by Die Cuts with a View. The butterfly sentiment and wings were made on my Cricut. The little butterfly to the lower right is a Memory Box die cut. RIP stickers and Chloe was stamped. It seemed appropriate to post this on my birthday, I miss her so much. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Christmas Ornaments Card

I fussy cut these ornaments from patterned paper by The Paper Studio at Hobby Lobby. I then added Stickles to their design. I used my sewing machine to quickly sew the lines in to look like they are hanging down. The Hero Arts sentiment stamps were stamped onto cardstock and cut them out to fit the card’s design.

 Thanks for looking.
Here are some other Christmas cards that have sewing on them. Keep in mind that these are OLD cardso
3rd card down (I hand sewed the floss into the holes of the border punch.)

Monday, November 20, 2023

Manly Monday Green Rub on background

Craft roulette

Project- A2
Color: Forest ColorS
Element- Starts with “H”
Random -Postage stamp

The background paper is watercolor paper by Strathmore. The pattern is a sheet of rub ons that I don’t know of any other way to use them. It would be a lot of work and frustration to get a little circle out of the center.
Anyway, I inked the background with green distress ink, sprayed the paper with regular water on it and wiped it off with a paper towel. That made the white stand out in the images. 

The Hero Arts sentiment was white heat embossed onto black cardstock and the layered onto Spellbinders die cut. The little tags were part of a prize and here’s a link to Layle by Mail

That’s it for me. Complaining—>I have so many things to do and not enough healthy days to do them. But, I woke up this morning and that’s a win. Thanks for looking.

Friday, November 17, 2023

Floral Friday black and teal

The leaves are the negative pieces from a die cut by Simply Refinded. The flower stamp in the middle of the circle is by Hampton Arts. The stamp is unknown. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

November Calendar Layout The Last Supper

I started with brown patterned paper by Creative Memories and then added the Making Memories floral paper  on top. The teal paper is unknown. 
The leaves are stickers. The title Grateful by K and Co. is a sticker on top of a Spellbinders die that I inked the inside before taking it out of the die. The flower in the brown square (by K and Co. too) is a sticker layered on top of teal square punch and a bigger brown square punches by Creative Memories.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Cricut patterned background with a Butterfly Card

The background was made with a Cricut. The border punch is by Martha Stewart out of Making Memories and Sunborn patterned paper. The butterfly stamp was from Cloud 9 and I colored it in with Copic markers. Thanks for looking. 

Cricut border with added Christmas trees card

This border is a Cricut cut with a rhinestone in the center. Then I added Christmas tree die cuts. Some of them have been linked with distress ink. Some of them are also a upcycled wallpaper samples. I did add dimensional adhesive behind two of them. Then I cut brown scraps to make the tree trunks. Thanks for looking. 

Monday, November 13, 2023

Manly Monday Recycled Vintage Birthday card

The card above is where I started with this card…6 months ago. I final pulled it out and decided it was time to get it out and make it into a card.    

The background “paper” is the back of a die cut package by K and Co. The left side borders are just paper scraps from Die Cuts with a View and Crete Papers. The sentiment stamp is by Stampibilities from hobby lobby. All done, tada. Thanks for looking

Friday, November 10, 2023

Floral Friday framed with butterflies

Die cuts by Memory box and papers by My Mind’s Eye. Idk about the sentiment stamp. Thanks for looking.    

Wednesday, November 08, 2023

November Calendar Layout Good Times

with the Groh Family

I used patterned paper by K and Co, Fancy Pants Designs as well as Die Cuts with a View.
The die cuts are by Spellbinders.
I wish I could tell you exactly where the heart and the Good times stickers came from but those things are downstairs.

Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Intricate die-cut birthday card in Aqua

The background paper is a Project Life card. The die cut is by Simply Refined from Scrapbooking Made Simple. The cardstock is by Color-Aid. The sentiment stamp is from Michael’s dollar bin many eons ago. That die cut is by Stampendous. There is one more thing that I almost missed. There is a border stamp on cream cardstock at the bottom. It is from the Stampin Up Mosaic stamp set. It’s stamped with Hero Arts ink.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, November 06, 2023

Manly Monday Red and Black Argyle card

The argyle background is a Cricut die cut. The sentiment is by some stamp company in the basement. Hehe.
Thanks for looking and sharing with others.

Monday, October 23, 2023

Manly Monday EEK! GdĂȘ

I really like the way this card came together. The little monster stamps are by Stampendous. I stamped them with black Memento ink and colored them in with Copic markers. I then took the colorless blender and pulled the color out from the monsters to make them appear fuzzy.
The window is a piece of white cardstock stamped with a Just Rite wooden background stampin brown ink. I cut the windows out using my trimmer. It’s a little bit rough but I’m okay with it. I die cut the letters and exclamation point by Sizzix. Underneath the window are three pieces of packaging I used to create my background. 

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

October Calendar Layout Halloween Mickey

 This is my husband’s nephews and their wives and sons. The Mickey head was made with 3 circles of K and I patterned paper. I stamped inside the circles in the pattern. The other two pieces of paper are by Bo Bunny. The brad is by Around the Block. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Cricut Snow Globe Christmas Card

The snow globe is a Cricut draw and cut out of textured cardstock. I colored it in with colored pencils. Tell he background stamp is by Stampin Up. The merry Christmas is a rub on.  The smallest snowflakes are sequins by American Crafts. I added Stickles to the star and snowflake punch. Thanks for looking.

Monday, October 16, 2023

Manly Monday Zombie sending hugs Card

The card above needed something…

So as you can see I started with one card and decided to go with my gut and add a zombie. Whenever in doubt add a zombie. What’s happening with me? Craft Roulette is happening to me. Mary says so many cards would not have been made if it wasn’t for Craft Roulette. The parameters are:
Card for a teacher-card went to a teacher friend that has cat scratch fever.
Spring or fall scene-fall scene
Wrap-the fabric is ironed on and wraps around to the back.

The red pattern is fabric and the yellow paper is old. I don’t have a clue by who. The sentiment is an after market set from Mercari. One of the words is spelled wrong.
Anyway, the fence die cut is unknown. I layered up 3 of the fence die cuts on top of each other for some dimension that I wouldn’t have been able to do with foam tape. This old tree die cut was cut out with my Cricut. It was out of a patterned paper so I inked it brown. I colored it with some Copic markers. The zombie stamp is from Prickly Pear. Thanks for looking. Have a great week.

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Mini Happy Holidays Card for Mom

This card base is an upcycled thank you card from my Mom’s funeral memorial. It sounds morbid but my Mom would have liked that I was using them. The size is smaller 3.5 x 5 and it has dry embossing around the edges that I lightly inked with distress ink. To explain this card I’m going to start with closest layer to the card, which is a Creative Memories journal card. On top of that is blue cardstock followed by a card from a Craft Smith paper pad. I didn’t like the sentiment so I covered it up with a stamped sentiment. I’m happy with how it turned out. I have a few cards using similar products that I have to watermark. Thanks so much for taking a look at my blog.

Sunday, October 08, 2023

Just For You Diagonal design

I colored this image twice and then put them in the drawer.  So this card uses cardstock by Bo Bunny and Scrapbook made Simple (Black). The patterned paper is by My Mind’s Eye. The sentiment is stamped Pebbles but the sentiment stamp is unknown at this time. Thanks for looking.
This card looks like the same card but I know that I just put it together.. Just for you

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Teal and Yellow Butterfly with Rhinestones Card

Rhinestones by Rhinestones unlimited.
Ribbon by Stampin Up.
The patterned paper is by Echo Park.
The stamps are by Stampendous
And the butterfly is by K and Company. 

Friday, September 29, 2023

Floral Friday Dimensional Cricut flower

Like the title says the flower is a Cricut die cut. The sentiment is a die cut by Simply Defined (That’s a guess) I put the card panel on the card base upside down. Ugh! The card base is smaller, 3x5 and has texture with a dry embossed rectangle 1/4” around the edges. I really need to use up the handful of these flowers that I have. It looks so pretty on a card but the sentiment doesn’t match. Better luck next time.Thanks for looking.

Monday, September 18, 2023

Manly Monday sports frame card

So, today is a good day to start posting on my bl blog again.
I like my blog. I like looking back and seeing my creations I that  years ago. So same schedule as before;

Manly Monday 
Calendar Wednesday
Floral Friday

Happy Monday to all. So here is another Craft Roulette challenge card. Ya know what? The show airs on Friday and people have until Sunday at midnight to enter the challenge. That would be 1 AM my time. So of course I wait until 11 to start my project and it takes me the until the very last second. I like the way the card turn out. The parameters are: games, colors-summer vacation, window, checks. I made the sunrise from yellow ink 
And a piece of paper to create the rays. Then I added put Stickles on the rays. I stamped the sports frame by Stampendous colored it in with Copic markers and then cut it out with the matching dies. The grass is made out of regular green ink. Since one of the perimeters was checks I took a green marker and drew checks into the grass. 
I apologize for extra letters or words that are odd. My hands are very jerky today. Also, they say the anesthesia can cause a fog for awhile afterwards. I probably just got over the fog and then had my second surgery. Thanks for looking
Plus, I am on an iPad and sometimes blogger which is a Google platform, don’t play nice in the sandbox

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

August Calendar Layout Niece’s wedding

My niece got married in 2020. Poor thing had to keep moving it back. All I know off hand about this layout it the title is by Cricut. Thank you for looking.

Friday, August 18, 2023

Floral Friday Hello card with Half and Half

This card is one of my faves and there’s nothing to it. Patterned paper is by Making Memories and the word die cut paper is by Colorbok. The main die cut is by Simply Defined by Scrapbooking made Simply. I don’t exactly know where the sentiment die is from. But I do know that it’s in blue and white packaging and it’s a girl’s name. It’s probably in the basement. I can’t go into the basement to look it up because I had surgery in June and my balance is off making me more susceptible to fall. So I’m staying upstairs.Thanks for looking.

Monday, August 14, 2023

Manly Monday Curtains are open for the Nutcracker

The card is for Craft Roulette challenge
Split down the center-curtains made by me. 
Jolly colors-jolly red with blue and green Christmas colors.
 Fruit-nuts are a fruit (nutcracker Cricut draw and cut. Colored with Copic markers)
A Heart-on his hat-die cut by Scrapbooking Made Simple. Thanks for looking.

Monday, August 07, 2023

Manly Monday Weaved Robot Power Card

For my card today, I used patterned papers by: My Little Stamp Box, Carta Bella, and Bazzill. The shiny silver paper is from Sizzix. The robot and the robot power sentiment is by Close to my Heart. The birthday sentiment is from Clearly Besotted. Thanks for looking. 4-11-23

Wednesday, August 02, 2023

August calendar layouts Family in yellow

These are almost the same layouts but were in calendars for different people. The main patterned paper is by Die Cuts with a View and small piece of paper by Provo Craft. There’s a green star with a heart inside it and I can’t remember where those came from. The heart looks like a brad. The title word “Family” is a Cricut cut and it is adhered to two silver circles that is a circle punch by Creative Memories. The silver paper is also by Creative Memories. The heart is a sticker by Sticko/EK Success. 

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Peaceful Kayaking Card

So this card was made for the Simon says stamp Monday challenge which is more like a grunge type challenge and if you saw my post from last week, you’ll see that I’m not the greatest at it. I’m going to keep on trying. 

I made this background with distress inks and water. It doesn’t have as much grunge as others but I did make this card for this challenge. Distress ink and distressed watercolor paper by Tim Holtz for Ranger. The stamp is by Stampibilities. The rub ons are by Making Memories. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Hello with Gold Embossing Paste on a brown circle

My card today was inspired by the designers at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. The vellum sentiment by Natasha. The circle stencil by Anna-Karin and the embossing paste (texture paste) by Lols.

This card was made for the Simon says Stamp circles challenge 

Thanks for looking

Friday, July 07, 2023

Floral Friday My Cousin turns 40th this month

Let’s take  note that this is a slim line card. Some thing I don’t make very often.

My cousin’s birthday is today and this is the card I made for her. I started out with a silver cardstock by Creative Memories. Sadly, they no longer sell this paper. Next is the pink ginghams patterned paper is an oldie by Paper Pizzazz. 
So let’s talk about these flowers. So, Stampin Up, I’m working with 3 different stamp sets. 1 stamp set has a matching die to cut it out. The remaining 2, you stamp the image and then punch it out by using a matching punch. I’ve always had a problem getting them lined up correctly.
The pink flower with the silver flecks is by Prima. The rest of the flowers are Gemini dies.

Warning: this next description is weird and messed up. Everything in this description is not in the same sitting. I mean like years apart. But it was a happy accident that worked out beautifully. 
I die cut a pink paper by Sizzix. 
Then I got new dies by Creative Expression. 
I die cut a new shape out of the old shape and then left it inside of the die for a while. Time goes by until 
I.finally wanted to use my new die, so I used a blending tool with distressed ink before removing the die from the paper. 
Time goes by again. 
I wanted to make a special card for my cousin 
I placed a gray paper behind it, and then found these number stickers and they worked perfectly for this card. I love the way it turned out. I hope she got it on time. Thanks for looking.

 That probably made no sense auto anyone but it was worth a try. After writing up this post for an hour and 15 minutes I’m calling it quits. Thanks for looking.

Monday, July 03, 2023

Manly Monday, black and white sophisticated card

I recently had surgery and cannot see well. Therefore, I can’t tell you what this card is made of.
I wish you all a very good day and I thank you for coming by and looking at my card. 

Monday, June 19, 2023

Manly Monday Astroids Card

This pattern reminds of that old game on Astroids. (I think that’s what it’s called)

I cut this card out using my Cricut and the sentiment is possibly by Clearly Besotted. I need to make a reference sheet with the new sentiment stamps. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Celebrate card for a kid

I entered my 1st card into #CraftRoulette 
The parameters 
Card for a kid
Colors of a citrus farm
A spring scene
Metallic or foil.

The picture below shows the foil on the back of the rhinestones that I added on top of the balloons.

Stamp and ink by Stampin Up 
Distress ink too. I used a water pen by Ranger. 
The card base is a Thank you card from my mom’s funeral.
The clear beads and rhinestones are from my stash. Thanks for looking.