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

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

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.

Friday, June 16, 2023

Floral Friday Sunflower SparKLY Oval Card

I colored in the sunflowers in with Copic Markers. The sentiment is by Stampendous and the ink is by Stampin Up. The black paper is by Die Cuts with a View and the gold paper it by Sizzix. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Hearts on a String Card

This is an upcycled image from grandma’s house. I think there was a distant cousin that made cards and grandma kept all of the cards she received. Awww. The stamped image has been black heat embossed and colored in with markers. Then the red background was dry embossed with a Spellbinders double embossing folder. 

Thanks for looking.

There was some yuck on one of the corners so I added the corner tabs to each of them by using a square punch out the red cardstock and then cut it in half. That will give you the same sized triangles for each corner.

The only explanation why my corners are all different sizes is I was using a small and limited piece of paper and my square punch sizes were different. So I was cutting them in half at different points.

Monday, June 12, 2023

Manly Monday Let’s Bowl, Let’s Bowl, Let’s Rock n Roll

I sang that song ^^^over and over again while I was making this card, 

This is the front of the card. The orange patterned paper is by Imagination Project. The black patterned paper and bowling shirt sticker is by Karen foster designs. The black, patterned paper was a long strip, and I was being lazy. So instead of cutting it to the size of the card I made the card the size according to the height of both patterned paper scraps.

This is the back of the card. You can see where the black patterned paper is making its way to the inside of the card. I made the bowling lane using a ruler, a pencil and distress ink.

Then this is the inside of the card. Tada. The End. Oh no. There’s more…

That arrow, that’s where the goods are stashed. My friend’s son is turning 11 and we tend to give people money denominations same as their age. Soooo, Behind door number one is…

$11. He will like it. And he won’t care that it’s only eleven dollars. 
He will be grateful for any denomination of money that he receives. 

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Black n white houndstooth butterfly card

The patterned paper is by My Mind’s Eye. The border is one I made with Spellbinders border die. The  butterflies are from Dollar Tree stamp set except the one that I colored in with Copic Markers. That’s it. nothing special.
I used THIS CARD as my inspiration. 
Thanks for looking. 

Friday, June 09, 2023

Floral Friday Just A Note Diagonal flowers

The flowers are by Prima. Pink frame by Recollections. The sentiment is by??-i’ll look when I go downstairs. The patterned paper is byFancy Pants.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, June 07, 2023

June calendar layout Dance Recital time

This is from my Mom’s calendar.

And this calendar is from my brother’s calendar.

The big thing about these layouts is the die cut dancers. I cut them out using my Cricut and the Decor and More cartridge.
The rest are stickers or scraps from various manufacturers. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

May Calendar Layout Cousins having fun

May 2021
Cricut font- Boys will be boys. I inked them with distress ink. Brads- Around the Block and We R Memory Keepers. Cricut for the pennants.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

May Calendar Layout Gone Fishing

Products-Oriental Trading Co letter stickers in square punches by Creative Memories. Fishing title by The Paper Loft. Patterned paper by Colorbok. Thanks for looking

Monday, May 15, 2023

Manly Monday graduation cards

Details/Products: The stars tape is by Scotch, the black cardstock from Scrapbook Made Simple, and the cap and diploma are puffy stickers by Paper House Productions. The sentiment is cut out with my Cricut and adhered to vellum. I adhered the vellum to a blue cardstock, which made the vellum look blue. I popped up the sentiment with white foam squares. The two corners were rounded with a CM corner rounder.

Details on my second card: Dry embossing folder by Darice. I inked it with distress ink. I adhered the sentiment to colored vellum that didn't match the school colors. So I colored the back of the vellum with a blue Copic marker before running it through my sticker maker by Xyron. The graduation cap is a sticker by Jolee's Boutique by EK Success. Thanks for looking.

Friday, May 05, 2023

Floral Friday Vellum sentiment card

The flower stamp is by Stampendous. I inked it with different colored ink pads. The border punch is by Fiskars. I made the paper that color with the same ink pad used on the flower. The sentiment is vellum and I think it’s by Creative Memories. I inked the edges with distress ink. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, May 04, 2023

Bright colors make up this Balloon Celebrate card

I recycled the patterned paper from a card. The cardstock is from my stash. The "celebrate" and the "yay" are stickers. The balloon is brad and I added black floss. A busy card but I was happy to use up an old sheet of stickers. 
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, May 03, 2023

May Calendar layout CA family is home

This one is easy:
House die-cut is a Cricut cut.
The patterned paper is by Hambly Studios 
The sentiment sticker is by Creative Memories 
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Hey Chicky card

This little chick and the flowers are stickers. I layered them onto a Making Memories chipboard shape/frame. The background is dry embossed with a Cuttlebug Swiss dot embossing folder. The rhinestones are from Want 2 Scrap. Thanks for looking.

Friday, April 28, 2023

Floral Friday Recycled birthday card

This is a recycled card made by Tammy. The background is dry embossed. The sentiment is a Stampin Up stamp. I added crochet flowers to the centers of each square. 
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Celebrate Cream and Green Hand Stamped background card

 The card base was stamped with a leaf stamp and then if you look closely at the edges there's a straight line with swirls on it. Pretty. It would be nice if I knew who made that and the leaf stamp. The flowers are the cutouts of a border punch from Fiskars. The sentiment is a diecut by Crafter's Companion. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

April Calendar Layout Good Day Sunshine

I like the layered border punches, one by Martha Stewart and the other by EK Success. The title is a Cricut cut and the word “Sunshine” looks like a stamp. This is an oldie but I need to post these calendars too. I get more every year. Thanks for looking. 

Monday, April 24, 2023

Manly Monday Houndstooth Tags

The tags are upcycled from a bank that my mom swooped up from being trash when the bank went computerized and no longer needed them 

My mom worked at a bank for 35 years. In that time she experienced many changes; a name change, staffing changes, location changes, and a change to become computerized. They no longer needed paper tags or plastic bags for checks or these shaped boxes that held specific papers. She helped those things to be recycled and not just thrown away. My Mom swooped up those tags before they made it into the trash bin and rerouted them to my house.

Anyway, I stamped the tags with a houndstooth stamp by Deep Red stamps. The small round circle at the top is a tag by Basic Grey. The background paper is ancient by Provo Crafts . The brad is from my stash. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

April Calendar Layout photos from Chase n Megan's Wedding

The Patterned Papers by Stampin Up and Crate papers. Tag by MAMBI-Soft Spoken. The brad is by Making Memories. This is from the home 2021 calendar. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Butterfly duo cards with a stenciled background

I used a stencil to make the background on the kraft cardstock bases. My friend sent me this beautiful butterfly die cut that was too big for one card so I cut it in half. It turned out pretty. Thanks for looking.
613 Avenue create-Anything goes with a stencil

Friday, April 14, 2023

Floral Friday with pink and orange patterned paper by Bazzill

The background patterned papers are by Bazzill. Idk why they were cut like this but whatever the reason I put them together meaning the paper is double-sided. The heart is a die from eBay. The sentiment is a sticker by Pebbles. Thanks for looking. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

April Calendar Layout with my Great-nephew

This is my nephew and his girlfriend with my Great-nephew. The square of patterned paper in the center is by Making Memories. The leaves are by EK Success. The other stickers are by Me and My Big Ideas. And that's it. Thanks for looking.

Monday, April 10, 2023

Manly Monday Buck die cut with a tag and some upcycling

The background paper is a wood pattern from the The Paper Studio Dendrology paper pad. The tag is by Basic Grey and the brad is from my stash. The birthday sentiment is by Stampin Up. I ripped the edges because they were uneven and it wasn’t worth my time to clean them up. 
So, I had die cut a different buck die cut out of the tag. I thought that the buck would look good in the tag’s patterned paper. Well, it didn’t. 
 I could not let the tag go into the trash/recycle bin so I needed to cover up the mess. I die cut the Spellbinders Label 4 out of a wallpaper sample. I die cut a buck head that was different and smaller than the original and then I adhered them together with Ranger Medium Matte. 

The label die didn’t cover the hole in the tag so I used the previous mistake/flaw to my advantage. I positioned the bottom of  the label die cut into the bottom of the tag which was the antlers of the original buck die cut.
In hindsight, I should have taken a picture of the tag before putting everything together because in 5 years I won’t understand what all of this means. Maybe. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, April 08, 2023

Happy Spring Quad Eggs Card

The background is a stencil 
The border punch is by Martha Stewart
The eggs are Stampin Up stamps with Ranger's distress ink cubes and the sentiment by Lawn Fawn.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, April 05, 2023

April Calendar Easter Blessing

The pattern paper on the left upper corner is by Die cuts with a View. The other corners are by My Mind’s Eye. The eggs and title were cut out with my Cricut. The grass die cut is unknown. Thanks for looking.