Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A Big Apple for Fall

 My post today, a layout  from my nephew's scrapbook,  features a large apple that I cut out with my Cricut. I painted it red and inked the stem with distress ink. The letters stamps are by The Paper studio 

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Manly Monday "Where is the remote?"

 My card for today's Manly Monday post, uses patterned paper by Die Cuts with a View. Stamps and matching dies by Papertray Ink and stamped with Stampin Up ink.  It is kind of busy for a masculine card but I still like it.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Musically inclined cards

These are my ATC cards from last month. The background is a combination of distress ink and gold perfect pearls. I stamped the Music Swirl stamp by Deep Red stamps with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with Ranger's copper embossing powder. Then I adhered small translucent and gold stars with multi medium mat and adhesive. The sentiment stickers are by Creative imaginations.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Patriotic Cards Part 4

 For this first card I used red paper by C gull, blue by Provo Crafts and stripes paper by die cuts with a view. The star die cut in the center is from eBay with letter stamps by Lawn Fawn in red ink. 


 The background paper is Bella Boulevard. The white paper in the center has been inked and sprayed using a star stencil. The sympathy sentiment is by Clearly Besotted and I cut the edges of the red cardstock with stamp pattern decorative scissors. The red chipboard was painted with Plaid paint with a piece of blue card stock behind it. The glitter star is by Making Memories.


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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Patriotic Cards Part 3

More Patriotic cards. On both of cards I used the a flag stamp by Stampin Up that I colored with distress markers. The embossing folder by Provo Craft for the first card and Darcie on the second.  Pattern paper on the first card is by The Paper Studio and the second by Accord publishing. 

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Patriotic cards Part 2

 The embossed background is by Cuttlebug and the star stamp in the center is by Kitchen sink stamps. The thinking of you  sentiment stamp is by Hero arts.  The frame in the center is by Accord Publishing and it is matted on a piece of glitter paper by Recollections.  I inked the edges with Color box chalk ink.  
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Monday, September 11, 2017

Manly Monday Patriotic Cards Part 1

 In the remembrance of 9/11 I have a bunch of patriotic cards to show you throughout the week. I made them for a donation to the families of the military men and  women whose plane ✈️ went down earlier this summer.

 This flag stamp is by Deep Red Stamps.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Graduation Hippo Cards

I have two graduation cards for today that are a little different but you have to try new and different things to see what works and what you like. The hippo stamp is by Fiskars and is colored in with Copic markers. I die cut the image out with a Spellbinders die and inked the inside with distress ink. The bckground cardstock is dry embossed with a Cuttlebug. The sentiment stamp is by Clearly Besotted. The grad cap is a Jolee's sticker.





The stamps are from the same stamps set. This embossing folder is by Darice and the twill on the top and bottom are by Karen Foster.




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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Red, white and blue thinking of you cards


This tag like card base is by Recollections and I've sprayed it with Glimmer mist. The polka dot paper is by The Paper Studio. The sentiment stickers are by Pebbles. I used a China company dies and then a brad by Close to my Heart.



Saturday, September 2, 2017

Making Memories T.O.Y card

This Thinking of you card uses Making Mementos patterned paper along with a Hero Arts sentiment  stamp. The flower stamp and punch are by Stampin Up.
I used Hero Arts shadow ink for the flower and Stampin Up pink for the sentiment. 


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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Purple and Blue Dry Embossed card

"For you" is my favorite sentiment lately and this stamp is by Fiskars with Ranger purple ink.
Stampin Up flower stamp with matching die, blue circle stamp by PTI (polka dot paper too) and both with Colorbox ink.
Purple background die behind flower by Spellbinders
Background dry embossed (?) with circles filled in with powdered chalk mixed with paint.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Path Card

Graduation card using:
Die cut by Cricut and Art philosophy cartridge 
Sentiment Unity Stamps 
Distress ink 
Patterned paper by The Paper Studio 
Corner rounder by Creative memories
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Speedy Life ATC

I made a bunch of ATC's using: 
Clock stamps by Stampin Up 
Borders by Spellbinders 
Stencils by Tim Holtz and The Crafters Workshop 
Distress ink 

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Turning 70 always looks better in purple

I made a 70th birthday tri-fold card with a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 white cardstock. Number dies by Dreamweaver Stencil, images from recycled American Greetings card and some stamps by Inkadinkado.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Flowery and Beautiful A

My friend and I found this wood A at a garage sale. I painted it first with pink Plaid paint and then I just layered the flowers, chipboard odds and ends, buttons, rhinestones, glitter dots and everything in between. Now she wants me to do the rest of the letters in her daughter's name; Adelynn. What did I start? If you missed it, here is a link to the purple crown I did as a test for this A.


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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Soft little Christmas card

I used an American Greetings card for the background and sentiment. Then with a fuzzy thin yarn, I wrapped it around the top of the sentiment. 


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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.