Friday, November 30, 2018

Sugared Paper Pad Cards

Using the paper by Basic Grey called Sugared. The cards have the same design with the blurry square stamp making a block around the center flower on one and leaves on another. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Sugared Paper Pad Card Trio

I made these cards using the same paper pad called Sugared by Basic Grey. I also used the blurry squares stamps by Stampin Up.

This is a mini card with Bazzill pink cardstock with the patterned paper down the center. Each of the squares has an opposite color flower brad. The sentiment in grey Hero Arts in is by Forever in Time

I used the all the same product lines.

Last card, I stamped a butterfly onto the blurry square. I used the Fastenater yellow staple on the left of the card.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

All over Pink Birthday card

Frame by Cricut CM Holiday 5" Marquee 4 Shift accent frame Hero Arts background stamp with pink Umbrella ink from
White cardstock by American Crafts. Pink cardstock by Recollections
Birthday die from Wish
Bright pink background is recycled from another card. 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great rest of your day.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Blurry Square Stamp with Vellum Card

I stamped the background as I try the stamp out with the different colors of ink. I was making sure the leftover ink didn't go where it wasn't supposed to. Well, then it was too pretty to throw away. I did place 3 yellow square under the vellum. The sentiment is a Cricut cut and I have it adhered to the vellum. I adhered the vellum in place with an old tool-The Fastenator-it's a big stapler.

 I'm trying to use things. I liked them at some point in my life. And now is the time to get things out and used.

Have a great day.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Manly Monday Acorn Card

I wanted to get this one out before it's considered winter. Paper in background is from the Sugared paper pad by Basic Grey. Dry embossed with Cuttlebug folder. Stripe paper by Sunborn. Rounded shape in the corners of the striped paper are corner punches that another piece of paper is weaved through them. I put the paper in backwards. Hard to explain and even harder to find an example at this hour. I'll work on that.Acorn and stamp behind it are by Stampin' Up
Thanks for looking

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Mini Cards for Anniversary

Before I start, The next few days I will be posting cards that all have the blurry square stamp. I wanted to use this stamp set in different ways and just use it while it's new to me.

Anyway, This card was easy to pull together because all the die cutting, dry embossing and stamping were done beforehand. I looked on my table and counter and found theses lovely pieces that finally found their way to come together. The golden background is recycled wall paper that I dry embossed. The blurry square is in the center with a heart die cut-glittery paper. The squares came from Wish the happy die by Lawn Fawn is stamped and die cut out with matching die.

I couldn't decide on this bottom picture on weather or not to throw it out or not.

I felt these two cards would go together because the heart paper above is the same paper on here.  The edge where you open the card has been cut with scallop shaped scissors.The center is dry embossed Tim Holtz folder that I covered with distress stickles. Looking at the pictures has made me realize that the bodies of the butterflies are incomplete. I'll need to work on that.

Thanks for coming over to see my creations. Have a fabulous day!

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Big Milestone for my blog

Today is a huge milestone for me because this post is my 3000th post.
Yes, 3000 times!
I've been putting off writing this post, for a few weeks now. Why? Well...Shouldn't such a blog milestone come with a big celebration and showing old projects compared to new ones and lots of giveaways. Right? Sorry but no. Keep reading.

I just don't have time to coordinate such a big yahoo. I'm helping with the Caring Hearts Card Drive and physically putting cards into envelopes hurts my elbow, just like typing does. The surgery that I had last year has helped but if I overuse it, I have to stop and ice it.  (Cubital tunnel and carpal tunnel on my dominate arm).
It has been a great experience being a distributor for the Caring Hearts Card Drive. Here are a few pictures of my basement, before and after talking to Vera. I have more to upload as time permits. I received 7700 cards. Amazing feeling to have 20 packages on the front porch and they were all for me, sort of. It would have been a great time to order something for me. Hubby never would have noticed another box that had my name on it.

When I first started blogging I did so to enter challenges and win prizes. Then it turned into I was blogging to be noticed or to be discovered for design teams. (Yaa...right. SMH)

I've been on a handful of design teams and each taught me valuable lessons. I met wonderful people with so much talent and met some not so nice people. I didn't like the stress I would put on myself to create awesome projects and then to write about them in my blog post. There was so much time involved in all of that and due to medical disabilities, time wasn't always available.

I like posting my creations here but recently I asked myself why? And the first two reasons that came to my head: 
Timeline as to when I made things.
And because of blog  labels, it's easier for me to search my blog and find graduation cards that I made then it is to search my computer.

So with all of that, I wanted to tell you that I have a bunch of cards that will be on the blog this week.
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Dog cards

I made a few cards for either pet sympathy or just for someone that likes dogs. The stamp set is by Paper Smooches. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Heart die cut Christmas

Here are a few Christmas cards using a no name heart die cut with a Peace die by Clearly Besotted and a Merry die by Stampin Up.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Merry and Bright

 The center circle was stamped by an older woman who I inherited stamps from. This  cluster of Holly leaves and berries was within her belongings. so I finished the card with: vellum is by Creative Memories and corner paper by Little Yellow Bicycle. Sentiment stamp by Unity Stamp Co.

Thanks for looking.