Wednesday, October 23, 2019

For my Nephew and his Lovely Love

 Have a super fun Halloween Heather and Stuart

Raspberry Road Designs October Magic Cluster 3 and Snickerdoodle Designs Trick or Treat.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Dear Friend Birthday


This little squirrel sprite was created by Mitzi Sato Wiuff (Aurora Wings) in her Fall Sprite Release and colored with prismacolor pencils.  The card is created using Hero Arts stitching dies and rectangles, inspired by Jennifer McGuire String Art designs with ecru embroidery floss.  Little punched leaves are leaves mounted and framed on close to cocoa, whisper white, and ecru papers.  The Happy Birthday sticker is from Pop-Ups etc. 

Friday, September 27, 2019

Sweet Friend Love Bug--Sliding Window

Created with SU Designer paper in Mint Macaron, using Just Rite Sentiment Stamp, and Lady Bugs from Stamper's Journey (Bug Love SS-0535)  Interactive card inspired by tutorial by Jennifer McGuire  Made in Minutes Sliding Window Card  
Black Frame is from the framset Pretty Frames 2 found at pinkfreshstudio.com

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Simplified Step Cards


Flat and easeled---friendship  Fall Card using G ina K fall leaves stamp tv kit leaves embossed with glitter gold EP.  I have made literally dozens of these quick and easy modified step cards. I want to Thank Scrappin Mommy for the ideas, and the excellent technique video. 

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Paper Roses

Crafters from the Papers N Pixels Club at Sun City created some beautiful gift boxes, and some large paper roses. These are created with diecuts from Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Bigz dies. The workshop was taught by Clareene Forbes, PnP President.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Magical Mail Keep



This box on a pedestal is a Mail-Keep with one white envelope in it.  So often I'll finish my projects and then lose them on the desk before I get them into envelopes to mail.  Now the Mail Keep will keep them safe and ready to go.  The overall finished project is about 7 1/2" tall by 4 1/2" wide including the pedestal.
The front of this pedestal box is created with the cardfront of an absolutely spectacular alcohol inked background with the Hero Arts DI585 Fairy Window Fancy Die 
Paper is SU Bermuda Bay and Basic Black, embossed with 3d Leaves EF by SU.  These are matted over silver cardstock on the sides and back of the card.  Tiny butterflies are punch outs from a Martha Stewart Edge punch.  Findings on the front include various types of sequins and jewels silk flowers and vellum cuts (actually from a snowflake for the filigree I wanted)- all from my stash).  The little feet on the box are by Darice Craftwood (JoAnns)The other fairies on the box are from Poppy Stamps and include Dancing Fairies Posing Fairy, River Fairy and Thoughtful Fairy.  The way to achieve such a beautiful Alcohol Inked background paper can be found on my friend Sandi MacIver's UTube Channel.   Check out her Simple Alcohol Techniques #1 video to see this EXACT cardfront that I used on this project.   Thank you Sandi, I will treasure this thoughtful card you sent me, and enjoy creating stunning backgrounds like yours for future projects.

The Second Magical Fairy Mailkeep


 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Hallowe'en


Black cardstock frames a shaker window created with Spellbinders Pierced Rectangles (SCD-012) The Shaker items are "jumbo Glitter"  from Jo- Ann (Maker's Halloween Construction item) The witch and cats are Sizzix 662368  Witchcraft dies.  The Sentiment reads.
" A woman drew her long black hair out tight,
 And fiddled whisper music on those strings. 
And bats with baby faces in the violet light, 
Whistled, and beat their wings.
 And crawled head downward down a blackened wall." ~ T.S.Eliott~

 This silhouette of the Sizzix witch and cat is mounted on an alcohol ink background (Yupo paper) edged in gold sticker lines from Pop Ups Etc, mounted then on black and placed on a cream cardbase. The gold metallic in the alcohol ink background is very bright and glistening.

Happy 32nd Birthday RR



This Z-Fold card was created with the Autumn Leaves Turnabout stamp by Concord & 9th, worked with Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves ink.  The large gold maple leaf was cut with Concord & 9ths Thankful Leaves dieset.  Inside is a stitche mapleleaf, a gift from Taylored Expressions.The card base is Crumb Cake (SU) And the inside sentiment stamp is from SU Delightful Dozen stampset.  The Happy Birthday on the gift card envelope is the negative space from the Happy  Birthday Background Die by Poppy  Stamps.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Christmas Florals

This card is matted on super shiny Christmas Green foil cardstock.  It is the Christmas Florals stamp embossed on Caslon watercolor paper in black and watercolored with Artesa (and other) watercolor pencils, and Nova, Wink of Stella and stickles accents.  The Letters are cut again from the green foil and adhered on top of (and slightly offset) of the black embossed letters on the stamp.  This card doesn't photography very well, but it is a spectacular stampset and dieset to use this Holiday Season.  Thank you Concord & 9th for them.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Christmas Cactus Sprite

The Christmas Cactus Sprite was drawn by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff (Aurora Wings) and is colored with with prismacolor pencils, touched with Nuvo Glimmer on the petals. The Merry Christmas Sentiment is from Just Rite Stamps in the Elegant Christmas Swirls collection.  The background is created with Concord&9th's new turnabout stamp, Holly Berry using a combination of inks. Matting is with SU Rich Razzleberry paper.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

SURVIVOR CONGRATULATIONS

This twist and pop card is for our Nephew who yesterday got the word that after almost a year battle with Cancer, he is declared in remission and  Cancer Free---the best news an Aunt and Uncle could ever hear.    Almost every night, through feeling well or awful, through being happy or at his saddest, he posted a picture of the sunset to his FB feed.

When your world moves too fast, and you lose yourself in the chaos, 
introduce yourself to each color in the sunset.
 I I used Karen Schulz Sunset Harvest digital scrapbooking kit for this twist and pop card.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Ornaments


This was the July 2018 Ornament Girls Club ornament.  I'm beginning to get caught up with my ornaments, and haven't posted an ornament for about 10 months. Thank you Stacey Ann for this cute one and different folds. Enjoyed making it.  


 This beautiful "petal" ornament worked in luxurious black white and silver fabrics was the Sept 2018 Ornament Girls Club Ornament.  This turned out SO pretty. I'm finishing quite a few of these for our upcoming Craft Fair. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Wishing you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY JR

 I've used the gorgeous Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Pressed Foliage (CMs396) stamps which are inked with kaleidacolor (autumn leaves ink) and clear heat embossed.  The large openwork leaf is diecut from copper foil Concord&9th Thankful leaves dies.  The outline die is mounted to gold vellum paper. The card is touched with copper Nuvo Drops with a Birthday sentiment from Just  Rite Stamps Grand Sentiments stampset copper heat embossed on chocolate chip paper (also used for the matting.  The font on the inside greeting is the fun "Crackin" fontset.

Note to self---it sure helps if you put the zip code on a card you send. This card came back to ME on HIS birthday because I didn't! 

OUCH




Each of these cards is made with the Band-Aids dieset from My Favorite things.  The letters are stacked up on red foam, cut from SU Real Red paper and brushed with red wink of Stella. That dieset is Alphabet by EK Success. The Feel Better soon sentiment is from Essential Sentiments stampset by My Favorite Things.  My favorite go to embossing folder for texture is Carabella "Guirlandes"  I'm making these for our resident Craft fair coming up in October.

Cardinal Sprite

The little Cardinal Sprite, drawn by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff (Aurora Wings) is colored with prismacolor pencils and stands behind a shaker fall of Mylar snowflakes and holly berries and leaves. The sentiment is a Penny Black Stamp from Season's Gift stampset inked in Gina K Amalgum black ink.  The black frame is cut from a Spellbinders Rectangle Die (SCD-012).  Behind the acetate shaker window is a mat cut from the gorgeous Graphic 45 Joy To the World (2019) 8x8 paper pad. You can see other cards with the Cardinal Sprite Here

Monday, September 9, 2019

Happy Birthday Serena


Happy NINETY FIRST Birthday, dear Serena
We LOVE YOU!
This bluebell fairy is watercolored and then touched with glimmer pen.  Wings are done with Nuvo Shimmer.  The paper is Dapper Denim (SU) and the Birthday Greetings sentiment is SU from Wetlands stampset. I cannot locate the Artist's folder for this little fairy printed sometime ago, but I believe it is Ching Chou Kuik. I will correct when I find her again!

Friday, September 6, 2019

And Today---the fun BEGAN

Today a surprise package was delivered to my DGD from her mother and me.   These "I AM Georgia" adorable tennies are for her --especially for Rush week at UCSB.  They came from Shoe Launch, Inc., and were here in less than three weeks.  SO CUTE!  The card is another Simplified Step Card created with Night Owl die SU, Photo Play's paper Whoo Loves You,  The keys--there are two of them for her shoelaces, are from one of the  Tim Holtz key's Ideology Packs. 
  Have a wonderful Junior year in College, Georgia, and a great time at your Kappa New Member Recruitment festivities.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Happy Birthday Bruce

This card was created with the Concord&9th Leaves turnabout stamp and coordinating Thankful Leaves dies.  The Sentiment is a sticker from Pop-Ups Etc, and the papers are SU copper foil, and Close to Cocoa brown cardstock, the orange mat for the leaf is from Gina K's Stitched Leaves kit.  Little autumn rhinestones complete the card.  
The inside sentiment for this card, which was made for my friend and my computer consultant's birthday---is handwritten on a "top note".  "Ever notice that the older we get the more we are like computes.  We start out with lots of memory and drive, then we become outdated, crash at odd moments acquire errors in our systems and have to have our parts replaced.  Wishing you the most wonderful 76th, my friend"

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Concord&9th Turnabout Butterflies


This butterfly card is created with Concord & 9th's Butterfly Turnabout stamp.  The inks I used are Distress and Distress Oxides. The card is for a friend who took a terrible fall and is recovering.  The "hope it won't take long to recover" stamped sentiment (inside a heart) comes from Art Impressions Doggy Kisses Stampset. The diecut butterfly is from Butterfly Branch by Memory Box.  The card is matted with Dapper Denim (SU) and Core d' nations beige paper on a very vanilla card base.  The design for the layered tag and for the card itself was inspired by  Jennifer Mc Guire in her video "Turnabout Tips and  Tricks> 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Sending Love

This card is absolutely GORGEOUS!  Inspired by Sandi MacIver's tutorial for using Penny Black new "Harmony" stamp. This is watercolored with several different kinds of brush stroked watercolor pens, and fussy cut over a background texture embossed with Carabelle studio "Guirlandes" EF.  The little pierced square was created with Spellbinders SCD-008 Pierced squares dieset.  The flowers are embellished with wink of stella near the center, and the little accent pearls are Liquid Copper Pearls.  The sentiment is white embossed on black shimmer paper and is from Alte New stampset "I LOVE YOU" which is a magnificent cross stitched multi layered rose.  I have another one colored and am waiting for the Pinkfresh Studio Pretty frames 2 dies to get here.  Sandi's current web address for her  UTube tutorial for this Card is HERE  
Sandi writes the most wonderful tutorials, and shares excellent videos.  Be sure to visit her homepage to see her latest ideas.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Fish Outta Water

Feel Like--a Fish out of Water? ---just keep Swimming.  The card is created with Hero Arts Layering Koi, and an undersea background created in Photoshop.  Of course Nuvo glimmer pen, Nuvo bubble dots, and highlights are brushed here and there.
 The card is for my Nephew almost up to his very last round of chemo!  WTG Stuart! JUST KEEP SWIMMING--you got this now!

To Welcome a Baby Girl







This card was inspired by the wonderful tutorial by Donna Kauffman ---one of her "Drop-Ins" Cards.  You can see the tutorial for this Drop-In on her UTube Channel 
The papers are from a collection dating to 2014 that was offered by Kaiser Kraft Pitter Patter Collection, "Bundle of Joy"   I built this folio type album card from high quality file folder cardstock and added embellishments from the cutouts.  The elephant is by Trina Clark Walker, and is now unavailable. All burnishing and edging was done with SU Blushing Bride. The edges of the card all around and all pages pages are brushed with Nuvo glimmer pen. The small tags were made with a Marvy Uchida punch and the top of the photo folio is cut with Spellbinders Labels 20 (which I promptly lost!--and shall find again!--Did ---I had placed it on the wrong mag board when I put it away.) The baby is due in September and when she arrives her mother will have a card and gift from me where she can save some of her first pictures and memories as she welcomes her little one.