Sunday, September 25, 2016

RIP Dear Friend

This was created for the wife of a dear friend who passed away last week.  Wishing you strength and comfort, Judy in knowing others care, and share your loss today.  We will all miss him so! 





Forever in our hearts, Clyde Lee Posey 
12-27-40  9-23-16


This card was created with a Sympathy stamp from the Just Right  Fancy Sentiments stampset, and sentiment stamps from Thoughts and Prayers (SU), with Crumb Cake and Tip Top Taupe papers and matting, and with the artpiece created with The Marianne Designables DS50907 cutting and embossing folder. Journaling cards by  Karen Schulz are backing the cutout and creating the journaling area for the inside of this card. 





Saturday, September 17, 2016

Butterfly Wishes

I love this graphic "Eye Butterfly" by Aurora Wings.    This detailed mask  is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and came out so pretty The inside is a TLC Creations word art that says "May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun, and find your shoulder to light on."  The black top fold card is double mounted and the cut away reveals the I Love You sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Scripty  Sayings stampset.


Art by Miran September Progressive Challenge

This adorable little Miss created by Mir An is colored in Prismacolor Pencils, finished with wink of stella, 3d crystal glaze, and gellyroll glitter pens.  It is a Good Luck  "Z" fold card that opens to say "Take it One Step at a Time.  Our hearts and thoughts are with you." 
 The sentiment stamp is from SU Thoughtful Branches stampset, and the paper is part of SU designer series paper that goes with the Botanical collection as well as mattes from Cajun Craze and So Saffron by SU 
She was created for the Art by Miran Progressive Challenge on Facebook.









Monday, August 29, 2016

Thoughtful Branches

Yesterday I had the best time at a Stampin Up Workshop hosted by Demonstrator Megumi Holland
She had the prettiest projects planned and such nice area ladies came.  I met stampers from Port Townsend and Sequim as we created these cards.  Some of them are not really finished because I have some sentiments to add or other embellishments to do, but it was quite the challenge to be card crafting with adhesive, a glue pen, a knife for a bone folder, and a pair of tweezers for my "supplies!"  But of course I came away with a TON of ideas for the new "Thoughtful  Branches stamps and dies...and had a card-fix in the process!




This card has a vellum overlay over stamped leaves



This card has a vellum underlay under the diecut and copper embossed leaves.  



Monday, August 15, 2016

Mir An_ Classy Cheryl

This card is made for the Miran  August Progressive Challenge.  The adorable Classy Cheryl is drawn by Miran.  She is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and placed inside a Box  Fold Fancy Fold card created with Graphic 45 Botanical Tea double sided designer paper. On the front of the card are three diecut Scribble  Roses Overlays (MFT 744) by Die Namics.  The Sentiment is embossed in white and is from the SU Petite Pairs.  Outside says "Sending a Kiss" and the inside says "To Make it Better."  It was created for my daughter who recently had surgery.  The opaque pearl accents are by Recollections (Michaels) and there is a wink of stella accent here and there.






Thursday, August 4, 2016

Night of Navy Hugs

This card was inspired by Jari of Cardiology by Jari.com.  I used Avery Elle sentiments die, SU petite petals stamp and punch SU Flower  Shop stamp and punch some other punches for the leaces and other flowers.  Rhinestones and Hello Honey bow and ribbon accents finishe the card. Striking card, and striking idea, Jari thank you.


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Scribble Roses Overlays






This card was just SO much fun to make!  I started with tip top taupe, close to cocoa and whisper white paper by SU, and several die cuts from Die-Namics Scribble Roses Overlay (MFT 744).  The overlays were filled with the cutout pieces from the dies and attached to scalloped circles found in one of the Sizzix flip it die set # 659171. These are mounted on a panel of DP from SU that has a random circle pattern on the reverse.  I  chose to mount it so the front showed the woodgrain and the inside of the card has a die cut  that shows the reverse of the paper and contains one of the smaller overlays I finished. The word celebrate is formed by the negative space after I cut out Avery Elle's Celebrate (Sentimental Dies) D-16-01.  I saved all the microscopic letter fill and tacked them onto the sticky side of a post it note waiting for the assembly of the card.  I used a microbrush to put down glue to hold them in place.The gold and white border is a sticker touched with Tim Holtz White enamel accents. A piece of gold cording and a pearl finish this dramatic card.

Watercolor Lift

This autumn card was created with the  Watercolor Lift technique inspired by Wendy Cranford at Splitcoast Stampers.  The stamp is a very old clearstamp that I have, embossed with clear embossing powder.  The colors for the watercolor wash are directly stamped from Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves stamppad onto Bienfang watercolor paper (smoother side).  The accent paper is Old Olive by SU and the Autumn Frame for the Birthday sticker sentiment is a  Spellbinders Decorative Curved  Square (S4-525).  The Copper foil Starform sticker is from Pop Ups  Etc mounted on a "wonky rectangles" cut of the watercolor paper that hasn't been lifted. The card base is lightly burnished with Delicata ink.


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Birthday Z-Fold

This fun fold "z" card is created with Old Olive, and SU  Botanical blooms stamps, dies and designer papers.  The embossed birthday sentiment is from Gina K, the I love you is accented with an epoxy sticker heart and is from the SU Label Flip It Card dieset.  The butterflies are from Butterfly Branch, a Memory Box Die.


Saturday, July 30, 2016

Little Love Birds

For a wedding, for an anniversary, or just for fun, these darling  Elizabeth Craft stickers have been filled with Dazzling Diamonds micro glitter and mica pearl dust.  The textured flowers and swirls behind the birds are touched with  Tim Holtz enamel dots, and are all punches except for the swirls which are by Cheery Lynn.  The card is edged in black lines from Pop Ups Etc. The cardfront is diecut with the beautiful die- embossing folder by Marianne Design Designables (DS0907), and backed with black cardstock on the inside. The card was inspired by Joan Fricker on her Joan's Touch blog 


Off this card goes to Australia to Alyce Keegan and her groom Mr. Clowder for their Wedding Day.  The inside sentiment reads: Wishing you joy, love and happiness on your wedding day and as you begin your new life together.  May the love and happiness your feel today shine through the years   I included a picture of one of the roses that I colored with Prismacolor pencils for her.  Alyce sent the line drawing to her Kit and Clowder students with a color scheme for pencils, copics, or any coloring medium so that friends and students could be a part of the decorations for her special day.   Happiness always, Alyce.  Thank you for all the fun and the skills your have given me.
Font is Adine Kimburg

And on Sept 21, what a sweet and special acknowledgement Alyce posted on Facebook  They made the trip to Oz in perfecct condition.
She said:  Priss Steelman - oh my gosh what a beautiful card!!! you went to so much effort on this, I can tell <3 thank you sooo much I just adore it and I love your beautiful roses as well. Thank you!!! :)