Wednesday, October 20, 2021

October Calendar Layout RIP Oak Dan

That tree fell on our deck

The sentiment is by Tombstone-Cricut with ink around the edges

The die-cut 

The patterned paper is by Creative Memories (brown mat behind the photo and the background paper), Provo Craft (trees), Recollections (green mat under the photo) 



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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Apples made on my Cricut in my fall card

Today’s card was made using inspiration from my Snow White card. I had just been coloring in the images when I found all of the pieces of this card. The pieces were in my room just waiting for each other to come together as one. Ta-Da!

The apple is a Cricut cut. I inked the outside edges with distress oxide inks.
Background stamp by Stampin Up. 
Wood patterned paper by Cosmo Cricket.



Then I hid the bite of the apple with a loving sentiment stamp to use as an anniversary card.


Here are some other apple die cuts.


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Monday, October 18, 2021

Manly Monday Picture Perfect Card.

I made this card with leftover pieces that I found and brought together. The sunshine rays in the background are a stencil. The trees are the negative of a tree die cut by Gina Marie. The frame is a negative of a die cut rectangle. All of those things have been inked with distress ink. The washi tape is by We R Memory Keepers. 



I tried to color the dimensional adhesive foam behind the layers with my Copic markers.

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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Christmas Alphabet letters Cards

The Christmas letter stamps are oldies from Michael's. I stamped them with green ink and colored them in with colored pencils. The square punches from Creative Memories. The patterned paper is by Creative Memories (background paper and journal box) with black paper behind it. The gold paper is by Little Yellow Bicycle.


These pictures have the same letter stamps that are card bound.



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Friday, October 15, 2021

Floral Friday Sunflower Border Cards

The sunflower border is from a friend. I colored it in with regular chalk.
The patterned paper is by Tim Holtz.
The sentiment is by Bo Bunny. I white heat embossed it.


I used the Same pad of Tim Holtz paper for the circle. The background paper and paper behind the border are by Basic Grey 



Entering into the challenge

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Double Polka Dot blue Celebrate Card

There is nothing fancy about this card. I cut the sentiment out with my Cricut.  The blue background paper is dry embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The pattern paper is by Making Memories. The circle uses paper by Provo Craft. I didn’t like the way the sentiment went over the patterned paper on that left side. So I decided to use colored pencils to enhance the letters.


I'm entering this card into the,
Challenge. The theme is birthday cards.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

October Calendar Layout Halloween at GA

 Witchy Woman. 
K and I Memories and DCWV witch paper. 
Cricut- Black frame with a white circle. 
Pumpkin embellishment is by Jolee's


October 2019 Brother's calendar.
My Mom's birthday was yesterday. 
Today is her great-grandson's birthday.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Mom's Pink and Red Fabric in a card

Today is my Mom's birthday. It only seemed right to show a card that I made using her fabric. I die cut the flower in the center out of the fabric's design with a square die. The square and rectangle dies were bought off of eBay



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Monday, October 11, 2021

Manly Monday Cell Phone reminder Band Practice card

Isn't this the cutest phone stamp? Perfect for teens.

The problem with the phone stamp is that it’s upside down on the card. The button should be at the bottom. I didn’t realize it until a month later from sending it to a young man for his birthday. I thought it was so cute and clever to include band practice. It took me a long time to stamp those words in the phone with tiny red rubber alphabet stamps for the sentiment to be personalized for him. Oh well.

The sentiment is made up of alphabets by Lawn Fawn, Oriental Trading Co, and Close to my Heart is by

The music note stickers are unknown
The patterned paper is by Jenni Bowlin. Omgoodness! That paper is old.


This could be a repeat card. I looked on my blog and it wasn't under searches of phone, music, band, or teen. I apologize if it is.
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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Cricut Halloween card

The pumpkin tag is from the cartridge Wrap it Up. The patterned paper is by Die Cuts with a View. The orange paper is by K and Co. I used green washi tape in the center. The Boo sentiment stamp is by Craft Smart.


And I won.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Upcycled Santa stamp and Christmas tree cards

These Santa stamps were part of the things I received from the lady that went into the nursing home. She hand cut out that Santa. It's amazing.


The patterned paper is a paper pad by K and Co. I never thought I would use it and then the image and the paper landed on my desk at the same time. Tada!
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Friday, October 8, 2021

Floral Friday Sunflower Tag card and older SU Sunflower stamp card

The tag for this card is an upcycle. It was made by a family member named Dawn and it was given to Grandma LaFrate in 2016 (I think-SMH. I thought I took a picture of the back so I would be able to reference it. I can't find it.)


So all I did was ink the Provo Craft patterned paper with distress ink,
Heat embossed the sentiment stamp by Forever in Time, inked it, and punched it out. 
The circle underneath is a Recollections journal box. I used a Spellbinders die to cut it out and then inked it. The first time I inked it in Vintage Photo and I did;t like it, I flipped it over and inked it with Peeled Paint.
The sentiment is on Zots 3D dot thingy's that I fought with and won't use them again for a circle punch. I thought that since they were round that would work better than the square dimensional adhesive. Not so much. It looks warped. Oh well.

This next card was also made by Dawn. I took the top of this handmade card and cut off the dirty sides. Then I added the panel onto this store-bought card because it matched so beautifully.
 


The card below uses a very old Stampin Up stamp set and a Close to my Heart sentiment. 


I used perfect pearls on the sunflower. The patterned papers are by Studio G (orange check) and Studio Calico (woodgrain). The die cut behind the sunflower is by Spellbinders.
Here is a link to the other place I used this same stamp.
Dec 2011 Calendar LO

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Life's a Beach with a little up cycling

Here is a lovely beach scene card. The palm trees were cut out using my Cricut and the lm Life’s a Beach cartridge. The rest of card is made with recycled store-bought cards.

Well, the Cricut card is just the palm trees and the white frame around it. (Just like in the book on the bottom row middle picture. I cut off of the back of the card so it was a single piece.)


I needed something to go behind the palm trees and then I found this beach card and it was the perfect size to fit behind the frame.


Then I found this store-bought card that has a sandy background. I love how it came together.


Crazy how things on my table find each other. 

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October Calendar Finally Tattoo Layout

Unknown patterned paper. Cricut title and arrows. Legacy sticker by Sticko (EK Success).


October Home calendar 2019. 
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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Happy Fall Pumpkin

The pumpkin in a barrel stamp is no longer available. Many years ago (2012 is my guess) I colored these images in with paint and powdered chalk.
Happy Fall is unknown.


The patterned papers from Left to Right:
My Little Shoe Box
Provo Craft
K and Co.



For this second card, I stamped the background with some small leaf stamps and Antique Linen Distress ink. Everything was inked with distress ink. The sentiment was white heat embossed. The pumpkin and background stamps and powdered chalk are by a company no longer in business. 


Here are links to other pumpkin cards
Sept 2011

Monday, October 4, 2021

Manly Monday Deep Red Stamps Woodgrain

I made these cards using the Deep ReD stamps 
I heat embossed the weathered wall stamp. I had to stamp it twice to fit on the cardstock. I used my MISTI and I was successful. I used Peerless Watercolors to color in the cornucopia.
They are so messy because I kept falling asleep while painting these. I would wake up and the paintbrush would be in the wrong spot for that color or on the outside of the image. I used paper towels to get rid of the access but it didn't always save the image. Oh well. I think they still look nice...from a distance. lol


The red border and brown border sticker are by Creative Memories and Yellow unknown.


The border die is by Tim Holtz




This is the size of the weathered wall stamp and the size of the cardstock. You can tell that the MISTI really came through for me when it came to perfectly lining up the image. 


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Here are a few previous posts that go along with these two.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Deep Red Stamps Umbrella card

Another fall card using Deep Red Stamps. I would like to use all of my DRS fall-type stamps. I have them, I like them and now I need to use them. This one is called-
I watercolored this image a long time ago...So I do not remember what I used.
Patterned paper by Basic Grey (background) and Tim Holtz (circle)
Brads from Creative Imaginations
The sentiment stamp and die -unknown
I'm entering my card into the challenge 
The theme is fall or autumn using an image

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Saturday, October 2, 2021

World Cardmaking Day with an inspirational quote

This quote has inspired me to send out my lovely cards to others.

Sending a card is a sign of  love with a hope behind it that the recipient will hold that card and for that moment the card will make it better because someone cared a whole awful lot.


I want to share this text message between a friend and I. I asked her what she was doing today and she told me. Then she asked me the same question.


Sending a card to someone is a great way of letting a person know that you thought of them enough to go through all of the steps it takes to mail a card. You know, make the card or pick one out of your stash that will match that person. Stamp a sentiment on the inside. Find an envelope then find their address- both of which can be a challenge. (Our family moves a lot. When I add their addresses into my book, I use pencil and a light hand.) Moving on, gn the card and continue by writing the address on the envelope. Find tape for the back closure-no more licking the envelope shut. Finish up with the return address label that matches the season and a stamp. Walk or run if you’re trying to beat the mail lady, to put the card in the mailbox with a final flip of the flag up saying it’s ready for pick up and There’s a lot that goes into sending a card…but it is worth it.
 True story, 
 I needed a card to go out that day in order for it to be on time. I’m running out to the mailbox to see her drive by. I yelled her name and she backed up and into my driveway. I showed her the card because I didn’t have it put together. I had to run into the house for taping the envelope and again for another stamp because we decided that it needed more postage.

I hope you were able to craft today and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, October 1, 2021

Floral Friday Background Die Cut Cards

The pretty floral die-cut for my cards today is by Sizzix.


For the Best wishes card, I sprayed the white die cut wish Dylusions shimmer spray. The sentiment is a Cricut cut. It has a shadow patterned paper houndstooth. The epoxy stickers are by Cloud 9 (Fiskars).


The second card uses the same die but this time I colored in the pattern with Copic markers. I then added some Stickles, which I don't love but oh well. The stamped sentiment by Fiskars is on a Spellbinders die cut. The oval ring is by Creative Memories.


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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Happy Birthday Border stamp Cards

I have 2 new birthday cards for today.
The border sentiment is by Purple Onion and the rest of the stamps are unknown.


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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

September Cottage Calendar The Dad's are in Charge

Calendar page from the cottage 2020 (I'm guessing on the year)
I just hope it's not a repeat.


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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Christmas Tree Embossing paste card

The brass tree stencil is by Lasting Impressions Circa 1997. I used Dreamweaver Stencils embossing paste and Perfect Pearls. The taped ripped the cardstock when I pulled the stencil up. It was too pretty to toss so I kept it and tada, it made it on a card.

The ribbon is by Michael's and Oriental Trading Company

The die-cut is by Spellbinders

The patterned paper is by Martha Stewart



I'm entering this card using a stencil into:

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