Thursday, June 20, 2024

Trio Window Birthday Card

A very big and loud birthday card. It weighs a lot. I enjoyed doing something different and I enjoyed making it.

I made this card for Craft Roulette #209

Project-A tri-fold card (my card has three folds)

Colors-Sleigh ride (I did mine as in the Nightmare Before Christmas movie)

Element-funny or Joke(s) (The sentiment sticker says, “how old are you now?” That’s kind of funny.)

Random- out of proportion (both of the sentiment stickers have a large word in them and that is out of proportion from the other

Here is a picture as if you were slowly opening the doors. 

Now that I look at this card, the  nonhumanmiddle cake looks like it’s flipping you off. LoL! 

Anyway, Thanks for looking. HAGD! 

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

June Calendar Layout brothers at a Whitecaps game

Patterned paper by MAMBI. Border punch is EK Success. Banner and embellishment-Cricut. Letter stamps are by Stampin UP. Old calendar made DEC 31 2015.
Thanks for looking. HAGD! 

Monday, June 10, 2024

Manly Monday Graduation paper clip Card

The patterned paper is by Karen foster and gold cardstock is by Sizzix. The embossing folder is by Darice. So what I did with this card was run the  I put both the patterned paper and white cardstock into the embossing folder and tan it thru my cuttlebug they would. This way I wouldn’t have to try and line them up together. The white gel pen by Sakura.the golden paper clip is unknown. 

I don’t like top folding cards. I’ve handed out a lot of Christmas cards to the elderly and when they were given a card they would try to open it as a side folded card.

The other thing that I dislike with top folding cards is they don’t seem to stand upright, no matter what the thickness is of the cardstock. When you try to display them I find they do the splits. 

So I put the paper clip in that spot so that they had to take it off and then they would lift it up. I made this card for the Craft Roulettee show on Friday nights. 

The parameters were:

Project: A window, mine is the frame. 

Colors: Bird colors, red, yellow, blue in the patterned paper.

Element: On the pond,the ripples around the word water ripples.

Random:Paper clip

Thanks for looking.


I changed it. 

Thanks for looking. HAGD! 

Saturday, June 08, 2024

Special Day Card in Green and Blue

The striped patterned paper is by Cosmo Cricket. The patterned paper that the sentiment is on is by Recollections. The circular background stamp is by Deep Red Stamps. The green die cut is by Scrapbooking Made Simple. The heart die cut is by Papertrey Ink. The sentiment is by Stampibilities.

Thanks for looking. HAGD 

Friday, June 07, 2024

Floral Friday Upcycled Layered Sunflowers card

I made this card using a store-bought card. I fussy cut the flowers and then layered them onto the card base. The two flowers on the right hand side were attached with dimensional adhesive. The sentiment is from My Stamp Box. The circle punch is by Creative Memories. I put some blue I. The corner to represent the sky.
Thanks for looking. HAGD! 

Thursday, June 06, 2024

Eat Lots of Cake/ no ice cream

I made this card for Craft Roulette #215
Project: Birthday card
Colors: Petting zoo
Element: Scoops
Random: Tabs

This card is such a joy to make that I might make more. For some reason I have a lot of those ice cream stickers. No one will know if I make duplicates of the same card.

Here’s the card with the tag out of the pocket. And then the next picture is the other side of the tag.

Here’s the other side of the tag.
The word stickers are by SRM stickers, the ice cream stickers are by Mrs. Grossman, the heart die cut are from Lawn Fawn, and the yellow circle border on the tag is by Doodlebug. I used a white square punch from Creative Memories to create the grid. The center squares are on dimensionals.
Thanks for looking. HAGD!  

Wednesday, June 05, 2024

June Calendar layout Happy Camper

This layout is from the June cottage calendar 2022. The die cut in the lower right corner is the negative of a frame die cut. It and the Happy Camper die cuts were cut out using my Cricut. I did ink them with distress ink. It gives it a grungy feel. 
The vellum sentiment in the lower right corner is by Creative Memories. The washi tape on the bottom is by Stampin Up and the washi tape by Paul’s head is by We R Memory Keepers.
Thanks for looking. HAGD! 

Tuesday, June 04, 2024

A Duet of Butterfly cards

I have two A2 cards using the same die cut in 2 different colors.

Let me know which one you like by leaving me a comment at the end of this post.

The sentiment die is by Memory Box.
After I glued the butterfly die cut onto the white cardstock, I noticed that my glue had seeped out from underneath the butterflies. 

To fix that I took a soft makeup brush full of Jacquard powder and dusted it all over the card front. 
 I dusted under the butterfly wings so the texture was the same throughout the card. 

Sloppy? I think it looks sloppy. Did this totally fix it? No, not really but I couldn’t throw it away. Consider lesson learned to have a lighter hand when applying the Bearly Art glue.

The patterned paper is by October Afternoon. I stamped, colored and fussy cut a butterfly stamp by Cloud 9. 

 Then I colored on the butterflies of the die cut for a tone on tone look and hoping to add some interest. I did outline one of them with a white gel pen. The sentiment on the inside said, “I’m here for you”. (Idk if anyone will get the symbolism)

So which one do you like better? Comment below. 

Thanks for looking. HAGD! 

Monday, June 03, 2024

Manly Monday Let’s Play Poker cards

The background paper is by Karen Foster. I die cut the hands from two different poker Cricut image sets. The simplest one is from an Old West image set. I had to put black and red cardstock behind the appropriate playing cards. The coin embellishment is from Me and My Big Ideas.

The other card has a more elaborate looking poker hand and it can be found in Cricut Design Space Father’s Day image set. I added a blue and read border sticker by Creative Memories only the width of the patterned paper and a second one below it spanning the entire card width. I needed a sentiment and so I found a sticker sentiment in my stash. I put it in between the two border stickers with a sticker dot in between the two words.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Hello Die cut with `umbre background

The patterned paper is by Cosmo Cricket (how do they come up with these names of companies?) The die cut is by Simply Defined from Scrapbooking Made Simple. I inked the background with three distress inks; Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, and Salty Ocean. Thanks for looking.

Monday, May 27, 2024

Manly Monday Life is Short Mix things up Wobbler card

I made this card for, you guessed Craft Roulette episode 210

The parameters were:

Project: Include action 

Colors: Northern Lights 

Element: Blackboard 

Random: Oval

Here is my card on Craft Roulette’s website.

I dry embossed white cardstock with a Tim Holtz splatter folder. I messed up the embossed Sid so I used the debossed. Then I sprayed the debossed side with Dylusions white Linen Shimmer spray by Ranger and then while it was wet I took a soft bristle paint brush and started brushing the chalk all over it. The spray dried quickly so I had to move fast but still ended up doing it three times. I also dry embossed the top of the mixer die cut and  addd chalk to it too. I wanted it to look like the mixer exploded.

The shimmer paper is by Sizzix. The blackboard paper was a fuzzy texture but not obvious so it worked for me. It’s stamped with chalk ink by Colorbox. I lined the edge of the box with a white gel pen and then smeared it.

 Lastly, the black die cut is by Spellbinders and the white die is by Creative Expression. I forgot to mention that the blender was colored with Copic markers.

Thanks for looking. HAGD! 

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Thinking of You Rusty Colors Card

The sentiment is from the cut and draw feature on my Cricut. The square was a negative of a die cut.  I created the side border swiping my ink pads back and forth. The rest was put together on a Kraft cardstock.

Thanks for looking and HAGD

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

May Calendar layout MemorialDay/Reunion

My in-laws hosted a Memorial Day weekend gathering to celebrate 2 milestone birthdays, a 40 year wedding Anniversary, and to see aunts and uncle along with cousins. It was fun and nice to see people. Paul’s uncle has great stories that I love to listen to. 

Thanks for looking. HAGD! 

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

City girls by Deep Red Stamps

The Deep Red Stamps girls on summer vacation and others are ready to go. I stamped all of them with Memento black in and colored them in Copic markers.

This background was made with powdered chalk mixed with paint in red and in brown. The 4” square patterned paper is by DCWV. The two brown brackets are rub ons.

The girl in party purple has a background from a store bought card. Everything else is cardstock.

I had made a really ugly background with the Milled lavender, Tumbled Glass…and one more distress ink. But it worked well with the way I had colored her a long time ago. The black cardstock behind her is by SMS. The sentiment is by Stampin Up.

The paper used in this card is from a store bought. I put a slit in top left corner to allow the white paper to go through it. Something different so it’s not exactly the same as the store bought one. 
Which card or girl do you like? Leave me a comment below.
Thanks for looking. HAGD! 

Monday, May 20, 2024

Manly Monday Baseball Card

This card came together as I cleaned up my desk. The baseball is an image from an Accord Publishing calendar (circa 2011). The gingham and a red are corners from Creative Memories. The star patterned paper is from DCWV. 

Thanks for looking. HAGD.

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Fancy Fold with Kites card for a co-worker

Card standing upright 

This card was made for the challenge at 
Craft Roulette. The parameters were:
Project-A card for a co-worker (I made this for my cohort. We came up with, 5on5. It’s where we make 5 Christmas cards on the 5th of each month at 5pm)
Colors-kites in the sky (my sky is blue.)
Element- April (I made the same fancy fold for my husband, who’s birthday is in April)
Random-Sparkles (sequins in the bike.)

Card laying down 
All of the patterned paper including the designs happy mail, bicycle and the Unique in the right corner are by My Mind’s Eye 6x6 patterned paper pad. I added yellow sequins by Fun Stampers Journey on the wheels.

This is the card folded up and ready to be mailed.
The happy mail stamp is by Lawn Fawn and is stamped with Hero Arts ink. (The post card is from the paper padlock) The sun is a Cute Clip by Doodlebug Designs (Sunny Skies) and inside of the sun is a clear yellow enamel dot. 

One more photo of it upright at a different angle.
Thanks for looking and HAGD

Friday, May 10, 2024

Floral Friday Yellow n pink Basket Weave Card

The background was weaved together using paper scraps by Provo Craft, Sunborn and Creative Memories. The sentiment dies are from Clearly Besotted. The yellow flower is a stamp and matching die from Stampin Up. The pink flower is a die cut from Gemini and the smaller flower is a punch by Marvy Uchida.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, May 09, 2024

Hapbee mail card

I made this card for Craft Roulette #204. The parameters were 
Project-card with an envelope (I have envelopes stamped in the background).
Colors-outdoor party colors (blue sky and yellow sun).
Element-crown (my crown is on the inside of the card).
Random-3strips of paper (1white, 2 yellow/white and 2 blues).
My background is a Fiskars texture plate. Hapbee mail with a bee pulling the banner. The crown is a Spellbinders die.
Thanks for looking and HAGD.

Tuesday, May 07, 2024

Teacher Appreciation Week Thank You Cards

You never want to hear the words “we had a lockdown today”. Worse yet it was because someone was in the building. That’s when I made these cards the night of the lockdown day. They’re not awesome cards but they were appreciated by the principal and vice principal. I didn’t take many pictures or close ups of them except that one. It was 6am and hubs was leaving for work.

The patterned papers are by Kaiser Crafts. The big Thank you and Grateful stamps are by The Paper Co. The yellow and green patterned papers are oldies by Provo Craft.

Thanks for stopping by. HAGD.

Monday, May 06, 2024

Manly Monday Run like UR Kids R looking for U

I made the background with a Stampendous stamp. It reminde me of the finish line. Then, the shoe was made using my Cricut 

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Sunday, May 05, 2024

Cinco De Mayo Card

A2 card: yup.
Color palette- Ice Cream Shop: I did lime and orange sherbet.
Element: Tasty or Taste. I did Margaritas. This is a piece of patterned paper from a desk calendar from 2004 by Accord Publishing.
Random: Banner. Celebrate sentiment is on a banner. I  individually stamped Lawn Fawn Harold alphas on a Sizzix die cut (Cricut yellow adhesive paper.)
The background is a Stampin Up stamp stamped with SU ink and sprayed with Couture Creations pinky/peachy colored spritz.

I didn’t know what I was going to do with those parameters other than it was a card and then it just came together. Check out Craft Roulette. It really gets your mind thinking in different directions about how to put a card together other than what I would normally do. I look at my products and think what could and does this go together. 

Thanks for looking.

Monday, April 29, 2024

Manly Monday Ride your Pony cards

I made this card using the inside of a return envelope. The pattern reminds me of a Topographic map 
Anyway, I put distress ink everywhere I thought would be water, land or vegetation. 
The horse stamps are by Inkadinkado. The washi tape that’s creating an arrow is by We R Memory Keepers.

This single horse is from the same stamp set. The frame die cut curtesy of my Cricut. The reflective paper is unknown. I used blue Ranger Distress Crayon on the top and bottom of the card 

Same card as before but I screwed up and the Fleur-de-lis downward on tan so I fixed it only to see that the blue ones are wrong in the finished card. Ugh!

Thanks for looking.

Friday, April 26, 2024

Floral Friday Alcohol Inks and Sunflower Card

I made this background with alcohol inks.This lovely sunflower found its way onto my desk and it matched the paper just beautifully. I added Stickles to random areas of the flower to give it some sparkle. I had some rub ons of a straight stitch in the yellow-orange color.
 The last thing I did was glue on the “happy” sentiment die cut by Clearly Besotted and when I was doing that the glue got all over the letters. To fix it, I brushed gold Perfect Pearls over the letters.
The flower stamp is by Stampendous. They went out of business in September of 2022, Please correct me if I’m wrong. 
Why is this important? I’m going to tell you. I purchased the dies  because they were less than a dollar. I was going to look around for the matching stamps. It never occurred to me that the company would go out of business and I wouldn’t be able to get them anymore. Having the dies was a bit pointless until a friend shared with me to color copy the images on the package to use with the dies. I didn’t know you could do that after the company went out of business. Kick butt!
Thanks for looking.