Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Any Occasion card

I'm in need of many thank you cards these days with the death in our family and the many nice things people did before and after his passing.

 For this card, I used an old embellishment to create the center point. The shape is cut by Cricut, Art Philosophy cartridge, with white and a rough purple paper by DCWV. Center flower is felt by Little yellow Bicycle. Flowers on top are old punches by Marvy. Flourish stamp and matching Die by Sizzix. Blue ink by Colorbox. Purple cardstock by Recollections embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. Stamps on the ends by TPC Studio with Hero Arts ink.


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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Christmas 1974 Layout

I did this layout for the pocket page books I'm doing for my in-laws. The pages didn't match up for these to be in pockets so I made a single page regular layout. 

 I always have a bunch of scraps that I never know what to do with until I saw a Jennifer McGuire video using them. Some of them have been stamped on with a variety of my Christmas stamp collection.

Thanks so much for looking and also for being patient with me as I'm experiencing many changes in my life and the lives of my small family. It's hard when my mom doesn't know I'm her daughter or what my name is. Her dementia seems to be getting worse and worse since the loss of her significant other.




Monday, August 21, 2017

Manly Monday Get Whale Soon

These are some Get Whale cards for a guy. The whale and sentiment stamps are by Clearly Besotted.

1st one the cardstock is by Recollections. The background patterned paper is a recycled Kleenex box. The stamped blue lines under the whale is a stamp by TPC Studio. Blue ink by Ranger and grey ink by Hero Arts.
2nd card is nothing special.
3rd card uses an old thank you card for the background.
4th card also uses a Kleenex box for the background. 

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Best Wishes Card

I have a real quick post today. Background  paper is by Creative Memories. The card front image is by American Greetings. The ribbon at the bottom it's by American crafts. The diecut is by Sizzix and using Bazzill paper. The sentiment and charcoal ink is by Hero Arts. 

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Friday, August 11, 2017

For You Card

I use this Lawn Fawn Die a lot and I think it's because it's a universal sentiment that could be a thank you, birthday or whatever. This is another recycled card from American Greetings. Nothing fancy. 
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Who's turning 90?

I borrowed some elements from this American Greetings card to make it smaller to fit one of my card pre-made Recollections cards.




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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

For You

Another recycled card. Sorry I'm not around to talk about the cards more. Maybe as the weeks go on.


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Monday, August 7, 2017

Manly Monday Double Tree Connection

I had a death in the family that has impacted my family in more ways than the death itself. 
Please forgive my absence. Here are two masculine cards I made and wanted to share.
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Friday, July 28, 2017

Pink Get Whale Soon

Today's card uses stamps by Clearly Besotted using Hero Arts shadow inks.
The patterned paper was in two small pieces but I was able to piece them together to look as though it goes together. 


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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Dalia For You

For You card could be and probably will be used for a birthday card but really it could be an encouragement card, thank you, get well and so on. I really like this sentiment a lot. That and best wishes are good cards to keep in your collection. 

The kraft background cardstock is by Oriental Trading Co. There are three layers of  Dalia die cuts by Spellbinders. The outer yellow is dry embossed by a Cuttlebug folder and machine. Then the circle punch in the center is home for a Stampin Up flower stamp with matching punch. 

The sentiment stamp is by Fiskars and I stamped it onto a Sizzix tag die. The shear ribbon is wrapped around the background cardstock. The brad is set into the background paper before taping it to a 4 x 5 1/2 card base.


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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Butterflies want you to Get Well Soon

 I realize that some papers I've been hoarding for years really need to be used. I love this piece small of butterfly pattern paper and decided to let it go.

So for today's card, the patterned papers in my card are by The Paper Studio and Basic Grey. The cardstock is by; Color-Aid, Creative Memories and Provo Craft. The brown is dry embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. The sentiment is by Lawn Fawn.


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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Recovery Cards

The cards today are recycled sentiments from American Greetings cards. The rest of the cards were pulled together with scraps from my stash.


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Monday, July 24, 2017

Manly Monday Camping Life Cards

These ATC's were part of a swap with a camp theme. 

The word camp is a dry embossing folder is by Darice.
I embossed it on blue cardstock and cut the letters out. 
I then outlined each letter with a Creative Memories gel pen.
I inked the bottom with tea dye distress ink and the top with different blue inks.
The fire, dragonflies and tent brads are by Eyelet Outlet.
The second card uses a sticker by Pebbles.
I'm not sure about the patterned paper and different camping type pre-made die cuts.




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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Butterfly Thinking of You

I had all the parts and pieces to this card already made when finally all those pieces landed on my desk at the same time. Background paper by Die Cuts with a View that has been sprayed with Glimmer Mist. The white cardstock has been painted with paint mixed with powdered chalk. Butterfly and matching die by Recollections. I stamped the butterfly with different colors of Colorbox pigment ink. I adhered the body of the butterfly to the sentiment strip of cardstock and then put dimensional adhesive under the wings. Sentiment stamp is by TPC Studio.


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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Glitter Happy Birthday

I made the background for this card like this other birthday card I posted in April.
I used black ink by Versa Color and the gold is by Tsukineko
I inked the edges with white and then black
The black and gold glitter cardstock is by Recollections
The happy die cut is by Clearly Besotted and the birthday by Papertrey Ink



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Friday, July 21, 2017

Bird Sympathy card

This simple card was so nice and easy to put together. It makes me wonder why I don't approach all my cards this way. 

The bird is a K and Co pre-made die cut that I inked the edges with distress ink. I layered it onto a Spellbinders die cut. The sentiment is a Stamping Scraping stamp in brown Stampin Up ink onto a strip of brown cardstock.

The patterned paper is from my stash AKA I don't know the manufacturer-Sorry.


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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sending Warm Thoughts

Pretty in pink card today. Floral paper by Flair Designs and the diagonal stripes paper might be by Recollections. The sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp with Stampin Up ink on off-white cardstock. 

The flower stamps are by Stampin Up. The two light pink flowers have been stamped with Umbrella pink ink and punched out with matching punch. The burgundy flower is the same punch out without being stamped.


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Floral Vase Cards

I made a set of cards using the same Papertrey Ink stamp set. I don't think that the stamp set is still in production. This patterned paper is by Die Cuts with a View. The cardstock is by Recollections. The inks used are by Stampin' Up.


The patterned paper is by The Paper Studio and I inked the edges. The stamped image die cut is called Dahlia by Spellbinders. The other patterned paper is by Creative Memories. The sentiment is by Stamping Scraping on SU cardstock.


This last card is simple. The patterned paper is by Provo Craft and it's very old. The cardstock is by Stampin Up and Recollections.


Here they are all together.


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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Be the Change Card

My card today is for a graduate. The sentiment stamp is by Unity Stamp Co. Stamped onto a 


with black Hero Arts ink. I colored in some circles with Liquid Pearls. The patterned paper may be by Reminisce and the copper sparkle paper is from my stash. Corner rounder by Creative Memories.



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Monday, July 17, 2017

Manly Monday Hockey at the Cottage

This is a simple layout for the cottage calendar. 
Stickers are by Creative Memories.
I'm not sure about any of supplies.


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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Out in the Forest Frame

I made this frame for my niece's 1st birthday present. The colors and die cuts (that I cut with my Cricut) match her room decor. I really liked the way it turned out. I listed some of the supplies. A lot of the cardstock is by Recollections and the dark brown is by Stampin Up.


This wood grain patterned paper is by Bella Blvd. The acorn die cut is from the Autumn Celebrations cartridge.



The below patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye. The white die cut is by Spellbinders.





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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Road Trip cards

ATC's with the theme transportation.
The arrows I cut out with my Cricut.
I painted them in with paint and powdered chalk.
The car stamp by TPC Studio was inked with Colorbox and Versa Color pigment ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
The stamps; road trip, exit  and go! are by Sizzix.
The other words are unknown rub-ons.
I inked the blue and the black edges with distress ink.



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Friday, July 14, 2017

Gina Marie Stencil Happy Card

A new card today using a Gina Marie stencil. I applied black embossing paste to the stencil as well asFx Metallic powder. The card uses some of these supplies:

Gina Marie Designs Chic Style Stencil
Scallop Frames Die
Happy Die
Leaf dies

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

USA Card

I found this flag stamp in a box and thought it was perfect for the red, white and blue theme for the ATC swap this month.

I colored the flag and Lawn Fawn letter stamps in with distress markers before huffing on them and stamping on white cardstock. I did try to do the same thing with the fireworks stamps but it's not very noticeable. What else isn't very noticeable is the dry embossed star background on the white cardstock. Oh well. The corner is blue vellum that I ran through the Xyron sticker maker. The large red circle is a corduroy brad. It's huge, which I love using on ATC's rather than cards or scrapbook layouts.


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Bright Birthday greetings

Here are some very bright and busy birthday cards. For all of them I used a brayer over multiple colored ink set by Tsukineko. The also all have ribbon by May Arts with an Around the Block brad in each one. 


1st and 2nd cards have a square punch (CM) dry embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.
Then I colored in the present with powdered chalk and paint.  
Behind the squares is a purple (Bazzill) die cut by DO Objectives.



Then this last one the Stampemndous butterfly
 was stamped with Tsukneko black ink
 and colored with Copic markers
The die cut behind the butterfly is by Dreamweavers Stencil
the circle behind is Making Memories patterned paper 
that is dry embossed with Darice folder 
all of that is on top of a white Spellbinders die (Beaded circles die)


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