Friday, March 16, 2018

Happy Bee Day

Hello Crafting Divas,
I have a cute birthday card to share.  I used a few stickers that I had in my stash.  I am always trying to find ways to use stickers that I have bought.  I gave up on using them to embellish.  I find that using them as the focal point works much better.
This sticker set and paper is from Basic Grey.

The background is a striped dp with the addition of some heavier weight die cut strips - the daisy and, at the bottom, the lighter lavender strip.  I layered the circle sticker onto white CS and added with dimensional adhesive. And, added the bee stickers.


Just a fun way to incorporate stickers into your card making.  I don't purchase too many of them any more but sometimes a full sheet comes in a decorative paper set.  I feel it is a shame not to use them as the colors and designs are usually really pretty.   Thanks for stopping in today!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Special Milestone Birthday--82 Years Young

Hello Fellow Crafting Divas,
This card was a special order for a milestone birthday of 82 years.  I wanted it to be very special--of course!  I used some beautiful gold foiled papers and a gold doily on this 6'' square card.

The numbers were stamped with Wisteria Wonder ink (Stampin' Up) and fussy cut.  The card base is Wisteria Wonder CS.  The papers are something I picked up at Michaels.
Numbers and Sentiment from a Stampin' Up set.


82 years certainly warrants a pretty handmade card.  Thanks for stopping by!!


Saturday, March 10, 2018

Work of Art

Hello Everyone,
I have been busy with all my fun craftiness.  Finished two polar fleece pieced blankets.  I will take some photos and share those.  Also, working on cards.  Here is a pretty card for any  occasion.

This is an older Art Impression stamp that I layered over patterned cs and papers.

On the inside, I stamped a current Stampin' Up sentiment from the Work of Art set.

I really like the pairing of this sentiment with the paint brush image.  Fun!  See you next time.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Floral All Occasion Card Set

Hello Dreamers!
Stopping in today to share a set of cards made with a digi.  The image was colored with copic markers.  Oh hey, there is that patterned CS again!  LOL  I think I may have used all of that now.

I left some blank on the inside and stamped sentiments on the others.  Just a bright and cheery card to make someone happy.

I hope you have a bright and cheery day!!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Floral Sympathy Card

Hello Everyone,
I wanted to share today's cards to illustrate that any stamp can be used to make a Sympathy card.  Several stamps were used in the cards: A background type from Stampendous, a tag from Impression Obsession, and a sentiment from Stampin' Up.

The leafy background was stamped multiple times on white CS.  The tag stamp happened to really coordinate with the back ground of life's nice coincidences.   LOL

The leaf pattern was stamped on the inside too.  I think the inside design could also be used on another card (more CAS) for the outside. 

Here is the same layout done in Greens.

See you next time for a group of all occasion cards with a water-can as the focal point.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

For a Friend Vintage Style Card

Hello Friends,
Today's post features a card made with a friend themed stamp.  This is a great card to share with a friend just to let them know you are thinking of them....Even when you are in you studio working away.
I used the same layout and made two cards in totally different color ways.  I used that patterned cardstock again.  The same look could be achieved by using decorative paper that covers the card base completely.

Brown and Green were used in this version.

I used a hot yellow and orange color scheme here.  The patterns were really layered on in this card.  The different patterns add lots of movement on the card without being crazy. The trick is in varying the actual pattern shape in each paper.

Hope you enjoyed this friend themed card.  Have a lovely day!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sympathy Card with Poppies

Hello Everyone,
Sharing a sympathy card today.  I know sometimes sympathy cards can be difficult. But, I find that If I used any stamp and keep the color scheme sedate, the cards turns out very appropriate.  You don't have to use black.  Just keep it soft. 

This is a stamp and die set from Our Daily Bread. Large doily and polka dot background stamps from Stampin' Up.

Gold ink was used to stamp the background and distress inks added.  Shimmer Mist was sprayed onto the background. 

The main image was stamped with gray ink and colored with copic markers.

Nice sentiment on the inside.

Thanks for stopping by!!  See again soon!!