Monday, July 16, 2018

Double Triangle Flip fold Card

This card is to wish DGD well on mid-terms (already) in her summer session at UCSB.  Key designer paper is by American Crafts, "the Color of Memories."  The design is inspired by the SCS Wedesday tutorial by Dawn Olchefske at Splitcoast  The personasl message ios written in the white triangle on the inside of the card.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Little Flip-Out Photo Album

I am so excited about how a little Photo Folio Flip UP Album is turning out.  I am using Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe designer papers for it, and am inspired by the tutorial by Bo Bunny

This picture is looking down from the top at the double flip out construction

And this is inside when the Album is first opened---a waterfall for journaling and images on the right and the first (of a dozen) matted flip pages matted for journaling an image placement

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Greetings from My Happy Place

This cute card is made with distress inks, and hero arts inks, using stamps and dies from Hero Arts My monthly kit June, 2018. The sunburst stencil is a Tim Holtz stencil THS003- Rays. Glitter paper is called String of Pearls from Jo Anns

We are in Astoria Oregon, and today I visited with Cindy at her wonderful scrapbooking and crafts store in downtown here called Young at Heart.  She offers cardmaking classes each Wednesday and carries a very comprehensive line of crafting supples.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

For Our Friend

This card is for our friend who recently had surgery.  It is created with copic colored stamps from the Art Impressions set called Doggy Kisses.  The Inside sentiment is from taylored expressions Plot Twist stampset.  So cute--because " when something goes wrong n your life, just yell 'Plot Twist' and move on! " Wishing you a VERY speedy and as comfortable as possible recovery DM.  Striped designer paper is from stash and created by MME.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Kappa Kappa Gamma 72nd Biennial Convention

This card is for our Granddaughter Georgia, a Kappa Kappa Gamma at UC Santa Barbara this year as she attends her very first Kappa Convention and joins the hundreds and hundreds of actives, and the hundreds of alumnae of the Fraternity who will be attending the  Convention in Denver this year.  Congratulations Georgia on your first Convention.  Have a BALL.....This card is given to Georgia by her Grandpa, and of course, her Grandma made it! Grandpa tucked in a personal note and a little surprise for her special adventure.

Yes, her Grandma will be at the Convention too----Grandma has been to nine of the Biennial Conventions over the 58 years she's been a Kappa.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Congratulations Ryan

What a wonderful way to wrap up your Junior Year in College, Ryan.  Congratulations on your fabulous academic achievements this year.  

We are SO proud of you!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

General_ Fun Fold

This card was inspired by Lyssa Zwolnek tutorial for a fanfold accent on a card.  It is constructed with white cardstock, DP by SU, butterfly embosslits and butterfly thinlits also by SU and Mint Macaron inks.  Accents are with stickles pearls and Wink of Stella shimmer.

The inside sentiment stamp reads "Friends hold each other's hopes in their hearts" from Iris stampset by Memory Box.  On the reverse side when flipped out is Taylored Expressions stamp from Plot Twists that reads: "Do something today that your future self will thank you for."  There is no note yet, or greeting stamped inside the card itself, these are the sentments in the cardfront fanfold stack.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Plot Twist

This card was inspired by Linda Bedinger's tutorial on how to do a twist out fun fold card.  It was so much fun (and so fast) to make.  The Paper is SU designer paper which is worked in their Delightful Dijon inks  The flower and leaves are from the Wplus9  Modern Peonies stampset. embossed in gold EP and worked in watercolor pastels.  The "friends hold each other's hopes within their hearts" sentiment stamp is from Memory Box "Iris" stampset.  The pull open tab is created with the O from SU Occasioins Alphabet. " O is for ONE--of a kind--that's you".  The inside sentiment reads:  "When something goes wrong in your life, just yell "Plot Twist" and move on!"  The way this card twists to open just seemed to fit so perfectly with that fun sentiment of encouragement.  The tiny indicator arror is from Hero Arts Reveal Wheel dieset. Could have used a stamp, but the die seemed to move the eye to the pull tab.

 Here the card is beginning to twist open

When fully open the front artwork it twisted to reveal the inside message 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Shore Do Miss Ya

For a friend--for this summer, this is the Hero Arts Beach Frame with elements from Seas the Day (Gull) stampset.  The background is created in distress and distress oxide inks, and vellum clouds.  The beach frame die is cut with photo paper, and the little shells are on oyster with "blushing bride" ink stamped detail.  Ideas for next time are window frame with inked detail on the fence and shrubbery and the sand in the die with message inside.  This die and stamp combination has limitless possibilities.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Lawn Fawn's Reveal Wheel Fun

Playing with the new "reveal wheel" by Lawn Fawn is really fun---and just SO many things can be done with the idea.  I made two cards this morning, ---such fun.  The top one was made for DD on the occasion of the  FIRST ANNIVERSARY of the opening of her new Beauty Salon and Day Spa  "Elite Images" in Palm Desert California a YEAR AGO TODAY.  

This card also uses stamps from Honey Bee's " Angel Policy stampset.  The bow in the card below is from a Dieset given me by a friend and I don't know whose product it is---part of a Cancer Hope collection of stamps and dies in my stash. The flowers are from SSS and are part of the spring flowers collection. Sequins, glitter pens and stickles gold complete the card which is based on Mint Macaron (SU) and Cracked Pistachio Distress oxide with an AlteNew half-tone Stencil, below and tempting turquoise and watercolor crayons above.