Sunday, January 16, 2022

Dog Sending Happy Mail cards

I stamped the Stampin Up dog stamp on white cardstock and colored him in with colored pencils. I then used a square punch to cut him out and distressed the edges with distress ink.
He is on top of a Spellbinders die cut, on top of a Sizzix die-cut, and then the negative of a Cricut. circle

The pink pack background paper is a Project Life
The triangle around the dog is by Mrs. Grossman's
The sentiment is all by Lawn Fawn

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Grandma LaFrate's 65th Birthday party Scrapbook Layout-

The left page is a pocket sewn onto Creative Memories patterned paper and blue cardstock.
The front of the pull-out page protector is a reprint of the same picture in the front. I reprinted the photo after I annotated everybody's name on their body.
On the backside of the annotated photo is where I used a VERY old title and made a small family tree.
Some other things on the layout:
The Fastener on the left.
Red and blue swirly stickers by CM
Cricut cut-out of a large blue star out of Colorbok patterned paper.
The stamped border (blue lines) at the bottom is a Stampin Up wheel.
At the very bottom is a CM border that was pointy. I took a corner rounder to each point.
The Cricut font is Beef Cakes (lol)

On the right side, I used the same Coredinations cardstock. The patterned paper is by Colorbok. Same border s and star as the other side.
For some reason, I cut the title out of off-white color and I disliked it. So I colored on the tops of every letter with a Copic marker to match the blue on the left. I have a Cricut drawer and I have a baggy of these red diamonds. I was so happy to find them and be able to use one on my layout.






These layouts have been on my table for a while. I finally just sat down and did them. The next layout will be of Paul's mother. That is the last page of that book and the project. The lack of interest to go through a book that I just proudly finished has hurt my feelings. I don't think they don't want to look at what I've done, I think it's those memories of what the home life was like. I'm not sure what to say so I don't push it and I don't have hurt feelings that I once had...before things were revealed to me. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Noel Embossing Paste cards

My fingers are in terrible shape and typing is painful. So here are my cards and I hope to come back and add supplies. Thanks for looking.
Craft Rocket Challenge-Use dies Holly leaves

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

January Calendar layout home 2019

This young lady is amazing. Doctor with Ph.D. She has 4 more years until she will be a pediatric ICU doctor. ANyway. The patterned paper is by Best Creations and the collage was made using Photoscape.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Christmas tree with oval wood Frame card



I used a Tim Holtz stencil with distress ink and oxide for the sunshine rays.
The tree is an upside-down pennant stamp that was heat embossed in that funky color. I added the yellow with Copic marker. Other things I added were a stamped tree trunk, a star sequin, and iridescent small "sequins" for lack of a better word. I've had them forever.

The frame is an oldie that I found from my stash. I painted it and distressed it with an emery board. I was just playing around with it as a prototype for another project but don't ask me what that was.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Peaceful Church Scene card


The Church is a Cricut cut. The scalloped rectangle is by Sizzix and inked with distress ink. The sentiments are the following in order from top to bottom: Close to my Heart, Melissa Frances card with a Stampendous sentiment stamp, Bo Bunny rub-on sentiments for the last two. Check out the annotation on the one picture.
Thank you for stopping by to check out my creation.

Friday, January 7, 2022

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Gold 50th Anniversary Card



I made this card using the sketch from...IDK
Found it.
This sketch was my saving grace for this anniversary card.
The patterned paper is by Anna Griffin. The gold paper is by CM and it's dry embossed with a Crafter's Companion. The 50 is a SU stamp and it was heat embossed with gold glitter embossing powder by Stampendous. I rarely use it because it never seems to give the results I'm looking for. This one out of 5 made the cut making it to the card. The gold twine is from my stash. The black cardstock is popped up on foam adhesive.
Thank you for looking.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

January calendar page from 2019 Cottage

Sledding with black and white snowflakes.
PP- by Colorbox, Color Aid, and MAMBI

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Christmas Tree made of Stars Card


The stamp is by DeNami Designs, circa 1997. It's gold heat embossed. I added the gold Creative Memories paper behind the tree. I have been hoarding that paper because they no longer make it. The presents are from Jolee's. Thanks for looking.

Monday, January 3, 2022

Manly Monday Gingerbread Man Card

Gingerbread man stamp and powdered chalk are by SNP (no longer in business). Perfect pearls for the icing. Spellbinders die-cuts. PP by PinK is by Bazzill and the blue PP is by MME. The word Sweet came from a patterned paper by Recollections and cut out with a Spellbinders die.
Gingerbread man Example
The posts look the same to me but they're not

It is a stretch to make this card Manly Monday but I  just don't have anything else. I'm making calendars and it's time-consuming. Thanks for looking.


Sunday, January 2, 2022

Aqua colored Christmas colored cards

My hands and arms are struggling to type. When my neuropathy flairs up, it feels like pricks of small needles with each touch of each key on the keyboard. I'm not looking for a pity party, I'm just telling you why I haven't been writing much.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

CM Journal cards dry embossed with Season's Greetings

Creative Memories journal cards, embossing folder by Darice and inked with distress ink. The larger card's PP is by K and Co. Thanks for looking.

Friday, December 31, 2021

Floral Friday Holly Trio of Cards Colored in with 3 different green combos

Hmmm...I'm not sure that I have a favorite. Do you? 
They were all colored with Copic markers.
The first card uses very primary colors. (PP by Sunborn)
In the second card, the green is muted, as if it were aged. (PP by K and Co and the rub-on border is by American Crafts))
The third card is bright with a yellow hue to it. (PP from stash. Green from Michael's. Rick Rack from my stash)
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Stencils with Embossing Paste-Holly and Santa Cards-READY

 Christmas cards with embossing paste backgrounds that were made a long time ago. My hands are still not up for typing. So enjoy the photos without me babbling. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

December Calendar Layout with Us by the parent's tree

This ^^^ is from my brother's 2019 calendar.
The background paper is by Scenic Route. The cardstock in the center has been inked. The center embellishment/border is something I cut out of a patterned paper by MME. Flowers by Prima and Oriental Trading Co. The brad is by Making Memories. I can't think of who made the little title but as I go through my things I will find out and add it to the post.

Thanks for looking.
I post a calendar layout every Wednesday. They are from all different years but I post the same month that we are in. Come back to see what January looks like.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Digital Ornament stamp card

The background embossing folder is by Cuttlebug. The green cardstock is from my stash. The journal card is by Theresa Collins. The digital stamp is unknown and I did look for the company for over 30 minutes. I colored it in with Copic markers.

Thanks for looking

Monday, December 27, 2021

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Upcycled Photo Frame Christmas cards

I decided to upcycle the photo frames that people send out with their kid's pictures. The frames aren't used anymore because people can go online and plug their pictures into the different layouts and TADA!! their photo Christmas card is finished. They even get envelopes.
Some 
online services; Shutterfly, Walmart, Walgreens-I've heard that their quality is better than you would expect. 

The trio of trees stamp is by Denami Designs Circa 1998. It was from the lady that went into the nursing home and I received all of her Christmas stamps and stuff. Well, she heat-embossed the tree in gold on vellum and added some glitter to it. I colored the green on the back of the vellum with green Copic Markers. To give the trees a little color.
Thanks for looking.