Friday, July 31, 2020

1965 Pocket Page Scrapbooking

I used stamps by Lawn Fawn to label the people
The stickers I used were by Creative Memories (borders on top row and the yellow square punch too)
The border sticker of Christmas lights is by Jolee’s
I can’t remember the number stickers.
The square die-cut I’m the center is the outline of two dies. They are inked with distress ink.
The patterned paper is by Die cuts with a View and Tim Holtz 

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Lawn Fawn Mermaid Cards

I used stamps by Mermaid stamps by Lawn Fawn and the Fintastic set and colored them in with Copic markers
Inks by Memento, Hero Arts and Distress ink
The sentiment stamps are by Lawn Fawn Fintastic stamp set
Dry embossing folders by Cuttlebug
The die-cuts are by Memento, Lawn Fawn n and eBay
Border punch by EK Success
I used old school folders, fun foam and a bunch of scraps for some of the waves
The shell eyelets are by Eyelet Outlet
I also used alcohol inks, a sunray stencill and unknown die cuts for the sentiments

This is a close up of the background. It is a Thank You Hero Arts background stamp stamped with silver pigment ink.
I created the sun rays with a Tim Holtz stencil on top of the background with Distress Oxide.

The next two pictures show the backgrounds that were both made with alcohol inks and dry embossed with the same folder. However, the one was inked with distress ink and distress oxide and the other one wasn't. Interesting comparison.

The Copic marker coloring is not very good for me. I have a hard time coloring these little merpeople. Idk what it is about them. I looked at Pinterest to get ideas and see how others are coloring them and still, I'm not happy with how they turned out. Oh well.

I really don't think the recipient will say, "This mermaid is colored crap." 

And if they do, LOL, I won't know. 

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Random Stamped image with 3 Flowers Card

The patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye
I colored in this random, in my stash, no idea where this stamp came from with Copic markers
I created the scene with distress inks
The sentiment stamp is by MyStamp Box

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Lawn Fawn You're the Cat's Meow! Cards

I made these cards in response to the requests for cards to send to those frontline workers. I used stamps by Lawn Fawn, including the sentiment
I watercolored the cats

First one:
Die cuts by Spellbinders
Border die by Tim Holtz
Patterned paper by Colorbok
I used eyelets by Eyelet Outlet 

Second card:
Metal rim circle by Recollections. Grey die-cut is unknown
Border punch by Fiskars
The patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye

The embossing folder is unknown
The circle die cut is by Sizzix 
and the white pennants by Lawn Fawn
Corners are stickers by Making Memories
Embossed paper is a wallpaper sample and the brown behind that is by K and Co.

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Manly Monday The 10th birthday card that I forgot to send.

I'm in a Facebook group that sends cards to those who request them for someone else. I made this one specifically for a 10-year-old boy's birthday and forgot to send it. Ugh!
I even stamped, "Happy 10th birthday" on the inside. SMH
The sentiment is a stamp by Fiskars
The border dies are by Tim Holtz
I have a square white brad in the lower-left corner

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A side note, I feel as though I should post something of my mother. 
She died one year ago. It's sad that she was gone 6 years before her actual death.
It's hard to remember things about her from before.
But I do know,
She loved everything I made,
and she would think it's funny that I make cards but can't mail them out on time.

I know she is in a much better place and that gives me peace of mind.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

23rd Wedding Anniversary

Yup, you read it correctly, I've been married for 23 years. That means I have had my married name longer than my maiden name. 
I'm sharing some layouts that I have finished in the past month.

These are my in-laws. Stampin' Up paper and border by Martha Stewart

Pocket page on the other side

They put the wedding announcement in multiple papers back in 1961.

I used some October Afternoon patterned paper and borders by Martha Stewart for the pocket page

This next one is my MIL's younger sister.
Patterned paper by Colorbok called Wild Roses
The sewed on the vellum behind the bride which made a pocket for the invitation.
Note to self, don't use vellum as a pocket. It is more likely to rip.
I need to add the date somewhere

The heart brad allows the invite to hinge and show the reception card.

My FIL is the best man at this wedding. The kids called him uncle Paul
Patterned paper from the same as above.
Letter Stamps from Stampin Up
Border punch by EK Success.
Small die-cuts on each said are by Cricut. There is also a brown sticker that covers the seam. The love paper is by Making Memories (I think)
It is the pocket for the invitation.
I laminated the invitation and left a border so I could cut a slit on the top.
I put a die-cut through that slit and folding it in half.
I stamped the "Two Shal Become One" on one side.
Then, I adhered the two halves of the die-cut together making it pull out mechanism.
In time, it will probably rip but it looks cute now.

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

1969 Scrapbooking Pocket Pages and Scrapbook Layout with circles

I used stamps by Lawn Fawn to label the kids and Close to my Heart for the numbers on the second page 
The sentiment, 1969, is a Cricut cut but welded
The circles were made with Creative Memories cutting system 
The patterned paper is by Tim Holtz 
I did ink the pocket page title.

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Same flower Stamp is colored 3 ways

I have 3 cards using the same flower stamp in different colors. I didn't have all three cards made at the same time to post with the one in April.

I used this flower stamp by Inkadinkado and colored it in with Copic markers
The sentiment is by SRM Stickers
The border punch by Fiskars
The patterned paper is by Memory Box
The white rectangle die cut is from eBay and it has a light purple distress ink on it.

This is the third one using this stamp. 
Die-cuts by Spellbinders.
Embossing folder by Sizzix
A few brads from my stash

Quite a different look with the same stamp when looked at side by side.

This last one is a crappy photo but still wanted to see the two cards side by side.

I’m entering this flower card into:

Allsorts challenge -flowers

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Bright Green and Blue Butterfly Card

The butterfly stamp is one of those dollar bin stamps at Michael's
Colored with Copic markers
The sentiment is by Lawn Fawn
The 2 die-cuts are by Sizzix. The larger one has been inked on the inside.
The green paper is dry embossed with an embossing folder by Quickutz
Then I inked the edges with distress oxide ink

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Cards for Medical workers with Heartbeat Cricut die-cuts

I think is the last of the medical worker cards.
Simple cards today. They don't even have a sentiment
The die- cuts are by Spellbinders and hearts by Cricut

This patterned paper is by Cosmo Cricket. This one is my least favorite because it's too busy
The white is dry embossed with a Quickqutz embossing folder

I dry embossed the squares around the cards with a stylus and my Fiskars trimmer.

I only used a background stamp by Mama Elephant on this lung card 

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Here are some other cards for medical workers.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Orange Hello card with a Sizzix Flower Stamp

I used a stamp by Sizzix. It has a matching die but not this time
The sentiment is by Pebbles
The die-cut border punch is by Fiskars
The brad in the center of the flower is by Making Memories 

I’m entering this flower card into:
Allsorts challenge -flowers

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Here are some other cards using the same stamp.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Manly Monday Frog with Textured background Card

I used stamps by Etsy (frog) and Hero Arts (Lily pads)
Colored the above with Copic Markers
The sentiment is by Lawn Fawn
I fussy cut the leaves out
I alcohol inked the background,
Dry embossed it with a Cuttlcebug folder and
went over it with distress inks and oxides

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Here are some other cards using the same stamp.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Yellow flower by Close to My Heart Thinking of you Card

I used stamps by Close to my Heart and
The sentiment is by Hero Arts heat embossed white on a Spellbinders die cut
The scalloped square die- cut is by Spellbinders 
The yellow paper is dry embossed with a Quickutz folder

Patterned paper: The card on the left Crate Paper and on the right Deja Views
Sentiment stamp and matching punches by Stampin Up 
Copper brads in the center.

The border punch is by Tim Holtz

I used a Martha Stewart border punch on each side of a scrap of patterned paper. 
The sentiment sticker is by K and Cottage.
There’s copper brad in the center of the flower.

I’m entering this flower card into:
Allsorts challenge -flowers
Creative fingers-AG

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Here are some other cards using the same stamp.

Friday, July 17, 2020

You've Got this Card

I used stamps by Lawn Fawn
The sentiment is by Cricut
The metal circle die- cut is by Stampin Up 
The border punch by Tim Holtz
The patterned paper is by....I'm not sure
I made this card for a lady that is a recovering alcoholic but needs some encouragement

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Here are some other cards using the same stamp.

I made this one too but didn’t want to make another post now, which is November 4, 2020