Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Kit and Clowder Mother's Day Floral Gift

This fun  "shaker card" is created with Watermelon Wonder paper (SU), Embossed with an EF, (Elegant Lines by SU), with a digital stamped image  "Floral"  Blank) These pretty flowers were a Mother's Day Gift coloring page from Kit and Clowder,  Alyce Keegan)  I(t is stamped on Red River Matte Paper and colored with Prismacolor Pencils.Ot os accem=nted with perfectly posh sequins and other sequin clusters found behind the "shaker window."   This will have the sentiment stamped at a 45 degree angle for an anniversary, or birthday when the recipient is chosen going below and above the lower right corner.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Splitcoast Stampers---Card Clutch

This was the Wednesday Tutorial this week at  Splitcoast  Stampers presented by  Dee Slater  The directions are easy to follow and the clutch is a lot of fun to create and share.  I used a magnet closure, and with the specified card size (3 1/2 x 5) cards inserted the magnet is not strong enough to hold all the layers and keep the clutch closed or a bar shaped magnet instead of round washer/magnet combination. So the final application for this project will be separate cards---and coupons in the pockets!  Next clutch I'll use a tie or buckle closure

SU Designer paper, Lost Lagoon color ink, 2014-2016 "In Color Designer Series" paper stack, Eastern Beauty diecuts and stickers, Fancy Sentiments by Just Rite Stamps, Butterfly by Memory Box.  Big Hugs diecut (not sure) Petite Petals, SU, and ribbons and other findings.  
Closeup of the half belly band closur

Cards and envelopes ready for embellishments.  2014-2016 SU In Color Designer Series Papers.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Twisted Popup Card

There are several tutorials in several size cards out there, but my favorite is from Dina at Splitcoast Stampers  I have made quite a few of these Twisted Pop Up cards.  This one is created with papers designed by Karen Schulz (Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen's) kit Harvest Sunset.   I created this card to give to my granddaughter's best friend as they graduate from High School on June 1.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Butterfly Sprite_ Aurora Wings

This little Butterfly Sprite is colored in Prismacolor Pencils, and created for the #49 Aurora  Wings Challenge---"Frame It"    She's finished with winkn of stella, stickles, and enamel dots. She is framed with two  purple frames cut from the Frame and Label Bracket by Sizzix. #658037. The inside edges are  sponged with Delicata Gold ink, and the frames themselves spritzed with Gold Sparkle  The background is handmade paper stitched and starred with gold (from my stash)

The inside sentiment is an Impression Obsession stamp (D14201) stamped in Concord Grape Distress ink.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Splitcoast Stampers Basket Weave Tuck and Fold

I have the paper template from a decade ago in both large  and small folds tuck and folds. And somewhere a die that is for this fancy fold edge.  The dies I have for tuck and folds came from PopUps Etc  ge\o-die collection but I can't find them today, I did this technique with two sided Christmas Paper in 2012.
But it is just as fun and easy technique when you cut with and from the template Kelley provided and ends up with a card with a totally different twist.  I followed the tutorial by Kelley Acheson at Split Coast  Stampers  in her Wednesday Technique Spotlight today. 

The card is created with  SU Basic Gray paper, DP by Echo Park (Off Road) twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and Birthday diecut from Hello You- (SU) and stamp from Petite Pairs stampset.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Picture Perfect CD Photo Album

I used Karen Schulz new Picture Perfect kit to create this CD Album.  It turned out SO pretty.!  A little glitter to dry and a bow or two to finish, and this is ready for memories.  The papers and elements and the colors in the new kit are just wonderful---so many many possibilities.  The creation of the little album follows the steps detailed in the video by  JoAnn at Emerald City Crafting. but all the mats and all the papers are by Snickerdoodle Designs. 



Inside Front :  Walk -
Photomats open (one side)

Look - Stop - Photograph - Smile

Happy Birthday to Snickerdoodle Designs

Wishing you the best birthday Ever Karen.  All the miles and miles of them this year!  Thank you for the use of your gorgeous graphics in so many things I do.  May the next year be filled with good fun, good friends, good times, good health and good luck,
Here's a picture of her birthday card,---her little gift is the Autumn Sunset CD photo album I made for her.

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Laymans Commandments

Text Reads:
Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a "steering wheel" that directs the right path throughout the journey.

So why is a Car's Windshield so large & the RearView Mirror so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, Look Ahead and Move on.

 Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes a few minutes to burn, but it takes years to write.

All things in life are temporary. If going well, enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong, don't worry, they can't last long either.

Old Friends are Gold! New Friends are Diamond! If you get a Diamond, don't forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a Base of Gold!

Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, "Relax, sweetheart, it's just a bend, not the end!”

When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.

A blind person asked St. Anthony: "Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your vision!"

When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.

WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES, it takes away today's PEACE.

This layout is created with Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen's "Spring Spirit" and "Friends Forever" kits.  Edged in Starform border line stickers and matted on black.

Fleta The Unicorn

This adorable graphic was drawn by Zoe at Make it Crafty.   I am going to overlay either  "Believe" or "Dream" or "Believe in Magic" Embossed in sparkle on either vellumor acrylic placed over the rainbow paper with diagonal stripes.  (I created that in Photoshop using the paint brush and the gradient filter and it is printed on glossy metallic photo paper.) The Unicorn is finished in mixed media....Copics, Prismacolor Pencils, Wink of Stella, Posca Pen and 3D Crystal Glaze.  The script Believe is a BEAUTIFUL 2 size word die by Cheery Lynn Dies B612.  I bought the companion B619 which is Imagine.

Inside sentiment is  SU Feel Goods stamp:  "She believed she could...(SU Feels Good)  so she did" Edged in gold glitter, and over a sticker from PopUps Etc.

Sentiment reads "Being a Human is complicated.   Time to become a UNICORN"

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Quick Thank You

These cards are simply SU designer paper and black and white cardstock. The Sentiment is a Die by Impression Obsession (#235-M) and the dragonfly is Technique Tuesday's.  Both cards are enhanced with diamond Stickles.  I needed two very quick cards today---but these MAY get colored with Prismacolor Pencils before I mail them.  They are striking in black and white, but a touch of color would be gorgeous also. 

Nice colored too.   With sequins and Crystal Glaze and Prismacolor Pencil work.

This card below was colored with Chameleon pens and accented with Posca white and green Wink Of Stella.  The artpiece is bordered with black line stickers from popupsetc.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Altenew Perennial Beauty

Here is one card that I made with Altenew's  Perennial Beauty Layering stampset.  The inks I used are a yellow four cube set from Hero Arts.  Accents are Prismacolor pencils, Wink of Stella, dotted ribbon, and butterfly and Happy Birthday Stickers by Starform from PopUps Etc.  Papers are by SU (Pumpkin Pie and black)  The embossing folder is "Weathered" (Taylored Expressions) used with an oval diffuser. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Foil Tarnishing

This project followed the instructions on Split Coast Stampers Wednesday Tutorial:  "Impressions of Tarnished Foil" by Melissa Kerman 
Butterfly is from Collette Butterfly Branch by Memory Box and Tag is cut with Spellbinders Fancy Label Tags4. Black rhinestones and double bow ribbon complete project. EF was Tim Holtz Sizzix Birch Trees Papers were black and Crushed  Curry (SU and the stamps were both from Thoughts and Prayers (SU) stampset.  I used silver cardstock, stazon black ink, versamark with copper and gold embossing powder and wink of stella on the butterfly and tag.

And here's a second one I did.  This technique is SO MUCH FUN (sorry the reflections off the silver are sharing colors in my room and what I'm wearing but just "think" silver ,gold, copper and black! Ribbon is black grosgrain with gold thread. The Butterfly (and "leaves" are cut from gold black and silver glitter paper (SU) from the Memory Box Colette  Butterfly Branch

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Happy Fifty Seventh Anniversary to my Darling NH

This Anniversary card was created with the beautiful Poppy Stamps  Heartland Oval Frame and SU U love you die from the Label Card flip it dieset. Papers are from the DP by  SU that accompanies the Pop of Pinks.  Font on the inside is  Folex Girls and reads:

Happy Anniversary, my darling
Here's to a day that's filled with fun
While we joyously remember when we two
became a one
I love  you for your thoughtfulness,
your understanding way
And for the countless little things
You do for me  each day.
I love your for the hopes and dreams
You've helped to make come true
But most of all I love you
Just for being you!

Here's to our dreams
Our memories
All Our tomorrows

Happy Twentieth Birthday!

Your 20th birthday brings to mind, 
memories of the very best kind, 
countless loving thoughts of you 
and all bright hopes and wishes too!
We hope your birthday’s the happiest yet.
May all your dreams come true!
For happiness is surely meant for a
Grandson great as you,
Happy 20th Birthday 

I used SU's  The Sky's the Limit stampset for this birthday card

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Time to Celebrate

This card uses the SU debossed side of the embossing plate "Celebrate" It is overstamped with vribrant Tangelo Twist, Misty Macaroon, Watermelon Wonder and Crushed  Curry ink (with a distress stamp from the "love notes" set.)  the top of the artpiece is embossed with Tim Holtz clock faces EF.  Watermelon and mint ribbon is from Really  Reasonable Ribbons.  The dragonflies are cut with the Technique Tuesday Dragonfly die and embellished with wink of stella and pearls.


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Little Trina Treats

I created little treat boxes out of die cut scalloped circles (Lifestyle Crafts) with Pink DP (SU) and put in a few tiny Cadbury Creme Easter Eggs for my Cancer Support Group Luncheon today. They were SUCH fun to share, and using the adorable Easter Graphics designed and sold by Trina Clark at BizzyHands were quick and easy and oh so cute.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Whimsical Rose Sprite_Aurora Wings

This Prismacolored pastel Whimsical Rose Sprite was created for the  Aurora  Wings Challenge #47 Pastel Colors   I love the sprites so much and the stories they tell.  I've matted this one on paper I made in Photoshop and is distress edged for texture. She is die cut with a stitched frame die from Lil Inkers, and each rose holds a corresponding color rhinestone. The inked edge roses on organza are from I Am Roses.com

Girl Flower Butterfly_Aurora Wings

This is a five by five card, colored in pastels and worked with Prismacolor Pencils, perforated borders, glimmer paper, and Wink of Stella as well as diamond Stickles.  She is Created for the Aurora  Wings Challenge #47.

Easter Lily Sprite_Aurora Wings

The Easter Lily Sprite

The beautiful Easter Lily has long stood as a symbol of purity, elegance, beauty, hope, innocence and spirituality, and peace.  It is sometimes called the Trumpet Lily, or the  Bermuda Lily.  It is a Biblical flower commonly associated with the resurrection of Christ.
This card was made for the pastels challenge #47 at  Aurora  Wings Challenge Blog

The legend, told  below, comes from dgreetings.com 

"This importance rests even more clearly on a legend that the blood of Jesus, as it fell from the cross, was by a miracle transformed into flowers which filled heaven and earth.The popular Easter lily we use today to celebrate the holiday is referred to as ‘the white-robed apostles of hope.’ These beautiful trumpet shaped white flowers were brought to the United States in 1875 from Japan by an American tourist and named after the florist who made it popular. The flower retells the resurrection story with its life cycle. These snow white flowers symbolize new life and hope. 

The bulb of these flowers buried in the ground represents the tomb of Jesus and the glorious white trumpet-like fragrant flowers which grow from the bulbs symbolize His life after death. The snowy white color stands for the purity of the Divine Savior and the joy of the resurrection while the trumpet shape signifies Gabriel's trumpet call to rebirth and new life."

Magic Moments

I love the triple pocket card for tucking in fairy wishes and little sayings about magical moments. This is monochromatic in black and shades of gray, with the base card DP marble paper from SU.
The Fairies are from the Poppy Stamps faerie collection of dies.

Hang in there --and Get Well soon

Santa Sleigh Ride font, with one of  Sherri B's Besties in Prismacolor pencils

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

May Flowers Framelit

Inspired by a card at a recent Stampin Up workshop,  my demonstrator, Kathleen Legan made, I created this card using the SU May Framelits flower die adhered to glitter paper, the big hugs die from Simon Says Stamp, the triple stamped embossed Alte New stamps from Rose stampset, and the Textured impressions E F "Weathered" Colors are worked in Old Olive paper and ink, black and shiny photo paper.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Stamped Embossing

This card is quite different because it embosses over a stamped image with the die that would cut it out.  I used  Botanical Garden dies and stamps from SU in Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride and three of the SU greens.  The sentiment is embossed in green embossing powder over Blushing Bride paper and comes from the stampset "Sentimental" by Avery Elle

Friday, March 31, 2017

Heartland Oval Frame_Memory Box

Cut from  diamond glitter paper and adhered with scortape embossing technique.  Easy beautiful, and OH the possibilities with this single die.  Paper is Night of Navy and  Ribbon is glitter  ribbon from Michaels. Sentiment will be white on glitter "banner type" greeting adhered to ribbon.  This is the Heartland Oval Frame by Memory Box (#1161) This die is only 3" high so could be used twice very effectively on a single card.

There are NO fingermarks on this card at all but the photo picked up smudges that are just not there!

And this one also uses the SU thinlits label card I love you die, double cut --and all matted on hot pink and pop of pink DP (SU) For  Anniversary card

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Memory Box Butterfly Swell

This card was challenging to create, but it is so beautiful.  I can't wait to send it.

I cut the Butterfly Swell die, new from Memory Box (#9971) three times, once in white glitter paper (top butterfly fussy cut), once through a mat which was a very pale blue paper,  "smooshed" with  SU sky blue ink and dried.  I cut the butterfly swell again through the front of Pacific Point cardstock and then lined up the pale blue layer with the cutout and adhered it. (Ranger multi-media). And the "there's a bit of magic in everything"quotation is stamped in Pacific Point ink. 

Then I adhered the back of the "front" of the card to clear acrylic coverstock  for stability..  I inked  "fairy dust" from Su's A little bit of Magic stampset on the inside of the card through the center window and lined up dark blue/green glimmering holographic butterflies to match the front of the card on the inside.  

I will probably use a vertical sentiment inside the card and emboss it in white--from one of the Lawn Fawn script sentiments sets (when I know the occasion that this greeting will be for.)

The backside of the card is Impression Obsession Happiness Butterfly (D14201) stamped in Pacific Point ink.


This card uses the Daningt Fairy (by Poppy Stamps) diecut with the Butterfly Swell on lavender with lavender ink "smooshed,"  Accents are with glimmer paper and Wink of  Stella and glitter inside the wing of the butterflies..

Monday, March 27, 2017

Clover Shamrock Pixie Elf_ Aurora Wings

This adorable pixie (with freckles) is thinking about you and wishing you luck. She's colored in Prismacolor Pencils, with the centers of the shamrocks and four leaf clovers touched with gold glitter and edged with paper piercing.   The stamp is a Lawn Fawn sentiment stamp and the satin double bow is created with a bow-it-all.  I made this card for the March  "Green" Facebook Challenge