Thursday, September 20, 2018

Celebrate card

This is such a simple card but it’s pretty and bright. I have a ton of these flowers that I need to use. The patterned paper is by Making Memories. The card base is by K and Company and yellow cardstock by Recollections. The sentiment is a sticker.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Recyled cards

I'll start off by saying, I'm passionate about recycling. Any chance I'm able to recycle a card, it's going to happen. If there isn't time to do it now, I'll keep them into one of the 3 totes waiting for me until there is. Here are some Christmas cards that I put together from other cards received. When I say put together it means I cut off the back, taped them onto new card bases and stamped a sentiment on the inside.
 The brown/pink/blue card was a small square that I backed with Stampin Up patterned paper. The Holy Nights Card, I was only able to save the the image and found these papers that matched. But still, not my cards. I'm donating these cards to different silent auctions that I make baskets for. These are gorgeous cards. Some bidder is really going to be happy when they see these up close.
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Monday, September 17, 2018

Manly Monday Golf games

I've been working on Type 1 diabetes silent auction donations. Gift cards/certificates needed to be displayed at the event and I remembered there were a bunch of frames from my mom's house.

 I put the tickets in a frame with cardstock and then made a sign to better tell what was in the frame. The signs were then taped onto the back of the frame. Do this project gave me a chance to get rid of things like frames and golf paper.

The first picture originally had white letter stickers and they all fell off. So I die cut these new ones using my Quickutz. It was fun to blow the dust off of it.

For some reason I thought the sign that had lost the stickers was this one below and so I made a new one and ended up with....

Two signs with the same places and not the sign I needed. Ugh! 

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Slug Bug Card

The car stamp is by Unity and I colored it in with colored pencils. I used a water pen to blend it in before fussy cutting it out and stamping the license plate with Michael’s dollar bin alphabet stamps. The sentiment is by Hero Arts, peace symbol border is by Creative Imagination and flower brad is by Eyelet Outlet. Tag maybe My Mind’s Eye and I’m not sure about the ribbon and eyelet.

 I made this card for my niece that turned 25 (what!) and the slug bug is a significant part of our relationship. When she graduated from high school she had a hippie themed party.  I’m not sure if hippie is the correct term for it but she had things like peace signs and Volkswagen bus photo prop. The car stamp was used for her the graduation party invitations. We collaborated a lot to get just the look she was going for and then had fun making them with my sister and nephew. Good bonding family time together.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Seasons Greetings palm tree

This palm tree is recycled from another card. I was cleaning up my desk when the palm tree came to the surface. All of the pieces are scraps with the sentiment by Hero Arts.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Hogs and Kisses Card

This one was published in Just Cards. The border punch is by Fiskars. Pig is by Stampendous that I water colored and layered with Spellbinders dies. Sentiment is Cricut die cut.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

God bless America

I don’t think I  remember a day in such detail as I do on this day in 2001. It is definitely one of those days that changed life as we knew it. I can’t believe it’s been 17 years. I don’t love this card and it might be more because of the crappy photo.

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Heartfelt Wishes Card

Not one of my favorite cards and hopefully it has not been posted. Seem to be losing my mind. If you find it I would love to have it back. Doily by Doodlebug, stamp in center circle is old one by SU, There's way too much going on in this card.
But I made it so I'm going to post it and learn from it.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Best Wishes Card Fall Colors

I have a super simple card today. The background paper is really busy but yet pretty. I cut two squares of paper in half and taped them to the left layered on top of one another. I die cut out a Spellbinder circle and stamped the sentiment inside with beown ink...done and I can still see the pretty background paper.

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Anna is turning 1

I had the basics for this card from a card I sent to Paul's grandma. She kept every card I sent her. All I did different is add Anna's name and the 1 is a Cricut cut and the st were stickers by Sticko. Border punch by Martha Stewart. I wonder if this card is on my blog? When I have free time I'll take a look.

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Monday, September 3, 2018

Manly Monday Birthday

Real quick: We R Memory Keepers arrow patterned paper. Die cuts by Dreamweaver Stencils. The stamp and by Hero Arts. I used distress ink on the green and shouldn't have. It made it too dark. Live and learn.

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Party Time Card

This card is dry embossed with the Mosaic embossing folder by Stampin Up. From the stamp set by the same name, I stamped those in a circular pattern. I sprayed it with Glimmer mist and that didn't look the gratest so I covered most of it with the circle. The sentiment sticker Party is by Paperbilities (Westrim Crafts) and the sticker Time is by Bazzill.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Purple Flower Up cycle Card

I fussy cut the flower and leaf from a store bought card. The sentiment "You" is a puffy die cut and the sticker underneath is by Creative Memories.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Manly Monday Deep Red Stamps Truck card

I stamped the Deep Red Stamps Vintage Delivery truck with dark red ink by SU. The art deco die cuts were cut out using the Cricut.

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

You're Sew Lovely

I really hope I haven't posted this before. When I was looking I came across 3 other examples with this stamp set:

Purple Lady
Pink and black
Pink with Flowers

This one I did the paper piecing again  but on a tag. Behind is a piece of decorative vellum. The border on the bottom is a Fiskars punch and paper by OTC. I used other parts of the set on that bottom piece.

Thank you for stopping by to take a look. It was fun to look at old cards to find the ones above. My style hasn't changed that much. Idk..maybe it has.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Butterfly trio Card

I had left over backgrounds with a pink polka dot design that was stamped for a baby shower. The background stamp is by Hero Arts and the ink from Flower and matching die by Sizzix. Butterfly and matching die by Recollections. Pigment ink by Colorbox. Wood grain patterned paper by Pebbles and colored paper under that is by Making Memories.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Hello Card using a Stencil with Embossing Paste

This card started as an anniversary card and I didn't like it. So I ripped off the old pieces and exposed this beautiful embossing paste and stencil background. The hello sentiment by Avery Elle is stamped with black Hero Arts ink and then matted on a darker blue. I love it do much better.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Layered Flower Card

A birthday card using Stampin Up flower and matching dies. Using matching dies looks so good but they are tricky and time consuming for me. 

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Manly Monday arrow birthday card

My card is sort of manly. It’s enough for me to send it to a dude.
The dry embossed arrows are by Cuttlebug and I colored the raised design in with chalk. The bottom paper is by Basic Grey. I think the sentiment stamp is by Stampin Up. Ribbon by Offray.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Celebrate card

I dry embossed a skinny Cuttlebug folder with the flower and then applied distress ink to it to give it some color. The polka dots paper is by Sassafras and pink cardstock by Sunborn. Sentiment is a die cut by Die-Versions. 

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Dance Card

For my card today I stamped Autumn Leaves flourishes with blue pigment ink (Colorbox) and accented with blue rhinestones. The sentiment is a glitter sticker on top of two rectangle die cuts.
Simple but I’m liking the simple look over the way too much stuff on the card look.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Yellow Doily Card

This one is so simple but I like that about it. The yellow cardstock is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. Doily by Doodlebug and sentiment sticker by Pebbles. Stamp in the center is by Stampin Up.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Orange Hello Sunshine Card

I madet this ATC for a trade but didn’t end up duplicating it or trading it until recently. The Recollections orange cardstock was stamped with white pigment ink And once it was dry I stamped it with the leaves stamp (HA) with green dye ink. The white ink shows through the green, which I think it’s called a shadow technique. I might look that one up. The bottom stripe of oranges is patterned paper and the Hello Sunshine sentiment is a sticker from Michael’s.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

L-O-V-E card

Love card makes me think of the L-O-V-E song. 
I made this card at the same time as this Vector Flourish card.
The stamp can be found at this link 

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Manly Monday-Using scraps

I have an over abundance of 2” paper from cutting the 6” patterned paper pads to fit my 4x5.5 cards. I decided to use them side by side but the paper didn’t cover the seam in the middle since I made a 4.5x5.5 card base. I stamped a TPC border stamp with blue Hero Arts ink onto grey cardstock. The center seemed plain so I inked a piece of paper with Ranger distress ink Iced Spruce. The sentiment stamp is by Stampibilities.
The pictures look blurry to me. I hope they don’t look that way to you. I got new glasses but can’t find them. Ugh!

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Border Birthday Card

A simple birthday card using a few border punches by EK Success, old gingham paper by Paper Patch (I think), distress ink and sentiment stamp by tpc studios.
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Monday, July 23, 2018

Manly Monday Celebrate with Flames

My cards today came to from my then SIL. You see, I had made them for nephews birthday and they never sent them out. I was hurt and pissed because of the time and resources that went into these cards. She did give them back when she could have thrown them away.
The first card is the original invite, I cut a bunch of them up and created some new cards.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Happy holidays tag card

The tag and background paper are upcycled and I also used a Die Cuts With a View sentiment, K and Co border and a Cricut tree cut out of Recollections paper. The tree needed something more so I added Stickles.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Framed butterfly ATC's

I used up some frames by Making Memories. The butterflies by Recollections I stamped with Colorbox ink and die cut out with matching dies. The background-Alcohol inks and stamped with a Tim Holtz stamp.

The second one, border punch by Fiskars and the background is patterned paper.

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Peace from our home to yours

I had a bunch of tags I wanted to use on cards. Here’s a link to the TAG.
 For this tag I paired it up with a vintage cardboard picture frame. Check out how the edges of the tag are tucked inside those slots where the edges of a vintage photo would be.

 For the sentiment I took a leftover piece of watercolor paper and stamped it with black ink and a Hero Arts sentiment. I put foam tape behind that sentiment but only in the center.
 The background paper is unknown. Thanks for looking.