Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Happy Easter #1

While puppy sitting, I wanted to share an Easter card I made.

My Easter cards this year were made with bunnies from a deck of cards I bought at Michael's for $1.

Add some bright fun plaid and other others and a beautiful die cut, you have a fun Easter card. 

Monday, March 19, 2018

Oldie Moldie Monday

It is Monday - time to show some love for your old supplies.

More simple birthday cards for my Hero Box.  I love how a large sentiment makes a simple card something special. 

Remember to show some love for your old supplies.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays - yes it is Saint Patrick's Day - but I made a Christmas card.  It is time to get started on those so I can just mail them out next December rather than frantically created. 

I actually know who this card will go it.  I have three little great great nieces and I mail each of them a different card (so this year - they will each get a snowman card).  I want them to remember their Aunt Barb. 

Paper Smooches has started up their challenges again.  I have missed them.  I love my Paper Smooches stamps so it is good to get them out and play.  I especially love the snowmen I have. 

The challenge this month on the Paper Smooches blog is a sketch.  This is a fun sketch with lovely layers.

I turned the sketch on the side to accommodate my image.  Several layers of pretty pink and teal paper to show off the sweet snowman.  The sentiment was cut in half to fit in the space.  There is a blingy snowflake in the left corner. 

Stop over to the Paper Smooches blog and play along with their challenge.

Thanks for stopping by. 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Hello Spring

We are anxiously awaiting Spring here in Wisconsin.  We have a couple days of warm so we will bask in the sunshine for the next couple days.

I bought a new sentiment from Whipper Snapper Stamps that says Hello Spring so I wanted to use it.  I also reacquainted myself with a very old stamp and die set from Hero Arts.  I believe I used it last week on the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

The sketch  this week at Freshly Made Sketches is an easy sketch to do. 

I flipped the sketch.  I used a die to cut an opening in card stock that would match the front of my card front.  I stenciled the shape on using a shade of Distress Oxide Inks.  The flower was stamped on Bristol smooth paper and colored with Zig markers and Distress Oxide Ink.  The little bee was already stamped and colored from many years ago.  All I had to do was die cut it.  The background paper is not white - it is a very light shade of grey.

Thanks for stopping by - and I hope it is spring in your neck of the woods. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Easter Is Coming

I am frantically trying to get all my Easter cards completed this week.  I  took the easy way out this year and I am using an Easter bunny image which is from a deck of cards that I bought at Michael's for $1.  I gave some away but have lots to create with.

I decided to cut a card base with my Silhouette.  I used Bristol smooth card stock for the base of the card so it is very strong.  It will stand up. 

I am going to enter the card in the Monday Simon Says Stamp challenge where the challenge is Easter Inspired.

The cards are very shiny so for this card, I just brushed on some gesso to take the shine away.

Thanks for stopping by. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Hello Flamingos

I have been having fun playing with these flamingo stamps from Gina K Designs.  They are showing up in many of my creations.

Today I was inspired by the sketch at Case This Sketch

And of course, the weekly challenge at The Paper Players is any shade of pink and of course, your flamingo is pink along with a pink mat peaking through the embossed card front.

My flamingos are hanging out on a Hello die cut ready to make the recipient smile when they receive it in the mail.  I am going to make this card for my shut ins that I mail cards to.  I know they will all smile.

Thanks for stopping by.

Oldie Moldie Monday

It is Monday - time to show some love for your old supplies.

A very simple birthday card.  I made 6 of this design.

Remember to show some love for your old supplies