Monday, May 25, 2020

Ooh La La Birthday

Hello Friends,
Hope you are doing well.  We are hanging in there waiting for the end of the stay at home order.  I have been making lots of cards.  And, I have been cooking  and baking a lot.  Seems to make things easier to take if you have good things cooking and the aroma of spices and yummy things in the air.  

So, today, I have a card I made for my sister-in-law's birthday.  I used a die cut Eiffel tower and alphabet stamps to create the Ooh la la sentiment.
I die cut the light colored background with the Eiffel tower die and the navy cardstock.  I removed the tower from the light background and inserted the navy Eiffel tower into the space left by the die cut.  

On the inside:
Found this Fabulous stamp at Hobby Lobby before the stay at home order.  Really a cute sentiment for all my girl friends and family.  The Happy Birthday is from My Sentiments Exactly.

So, just a fun and different birthday card.  So happy you stopped by today. 
See again soon. 

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Coffee Lovers

Hello Everyone,

Coffee Lovers Hop is going on May 22 thru May 29.  I am certainly a coffee lover.  So, I decided to make a coffee themed card and play along. 

This card is made with a Sweet N Sassy Cookie Mouse image and a My Favorite Things Sentiment from Sweater Weather In the Woods.

The image is colored with Copic markers and placed atop a floral decorative paper.  I added two ribbons to finish off the card. 

I am enjoying a cup of coffee and hopping along.  Hope your day is filled with delicious coffee and fun crafting.  See you next time with a French themed birthday card.


Sunday, May 17, 2020

Girly Birthday Card with Ice Cream

Hello Everyone,
I am continuing my Girly Birthday cards today with some "sweet" cards.  The cards feature a cute little girl with an ice cream cone.  What could be sweeter.  Hmmm...Ice cream....that sounds really good.  Oh, was distracted for a minute there. Back to the cards.  LOL

Stamp is from My Favorite Things.
I stamped two on heavy white card stock and one  ( the last card below) on watercolor paper with Archival ink and watercolored the image on all the cards.  I used several oh so pretty decorative papers on each card.

I used a die to cut out the images and added a pretty ribbon tied at the bottom under each stamped image.

Really had the girly mojo going with these cards.  Perfect for any age.  I have sent these to a friend to send out.  I kept one for myself.  I know plenty of girly girls who love one of the cards for their birthday.

So glad you stopped by today.  I hope you are having a lovely day blogging, crafting, cooking, binge watching your favorite show, or whatever you enjoy most.  See you again soon for more crafty goodness.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

What We Do Best Event with Technique Junkies week 4

Hello Everyone,
Hope you are doing well.  Doing good here. Still under stay at home order here in Michigan.  During my at home time,  I have been making lots and lots of cards.  And,  I decided to participate in the Event going on over on the  Technique Junkies Blog ( see all the details on the blog).  They are hosting a What We Do Best (WWDB) event on their blog and on Facebook.  This is week four of the event and the theme is make an encouragement card and envelope.

Stamps: All from Technique Junkies
Afternoon Tea
Always Find a Song

Card and envelope:

Image was stamped with black Memento Ink and colored with copic markers.  Then die cut and layered onto a purple card base.

TIP: when coloring on the envelope, which is fairly thin paper, I placed a piece of cardstock on the inside of the envelope.  And, then stamped and colored the image.  The cardstock soaked up any bleed thru of the ink and Copic Marker.  This kept the other side of the envelope nice and clean.

 Card was embellished with a wide sheer ribbon and pearls.

Fussy cut the bird and stamped the sentiment with black ink.  I used a lavender copic marker to colored in the letters on the sentiment.

Love this tea cup image.  I love all things tea and coffee.  And, the fact that there is also a bird on the image is a major plus ...for me.  LOL  Love birds too.  This is the final week for the WWDB event. 

Next post I will be continuing with my girly birthday cards.... So see you then.  So happy you stopped by and hope you are having a great day.


Friday, May 8, 2020

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!!
Yes, it is Mother's day this Sunday!! 
I made this card for my Mom. I used a stamp from Impression Obsession called Wire Garden Bench   H8606 .

 I stamped with Archival ink and watercolored with ink and a wet brush.

Lace and a sheer ribbon were added to the edge.  Pearls were used as embellishments.

Entering my Mom's card in:
Impression Obsession challenge: Moms Rule

Mod Squad Challenge: a day for mothers

Hope you have a great day!!

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Birthday for Girls

Hello Everyone,
Today, I am sharing two girlie birthday cards.  The main image is from My Favorite Things.  The images were colored with Copic markers.

The first card is embellished with some purchased felt flowers I had in my stash.  The sentiment is from My Sentiments Exactly.

Second Version: Embellished with rick rack on a background of two different
decorative papers.

Sweet cards!  Perfect for a girlie girl of any age.  So glad you stopped by.

See you next time for the final week of the Technique Junkie Event  "What We Do Best". I have made an encouragement card.  See you then!!
Have a lovely day.


Sunday, May 3, 2020

Cupcake Birthday

Hello Everyone,
Still "at home" here in Michigan.  Still making lots of cards.  The weather has turned nice and have been working in the garden quite a bit.  Mowed the lawn yesterday.  So, today I thought I would share two cheerful Birthday cards.  Cards are made with a My Favorite Things stamp.

The background is made up of four equal size rectangles cut from decorative papers.  The top left and bottom right corners are rounded.

The cute image is colored with Copic markers.

Second version:

The cards are for a friend who has many nieces and nephews.

Thanks for stopping by and see you next time for another pretty birthday card.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Thinking of You Card for Technique Junkies WWDB Event

Hello Everyone,
Hope you are doing well.  Doing good here. Still under stay at home order here in Michigan.  It has been too cold to work out side so I have been making lots of cards.  And,  I decided to participate in the Event going on over on the  Technique Junkies Blog ( see all the details on the blog).  They are hosting a What We Do Best (WWDB) event on their blog and on Facebook.

Week three is to make a Thinking of You card and envelope.  The idea is to send out cards now to show people we care.  Technique Junkie Stamps must be used.

Here is my card and envelope:

Stamps used from Technique Junkies:
Vintage Floral Collage

Envelope:  Fussy cut one of the flowers from the stamped image and layer with lace.  Tied a sheer ribbon around the flower stem.

Inks Used:
Distress ink from Ranger--
Dried Marigold
Picked Raspberry
Victorian Velvet
Fired Brick
Mustard Seed
Shabby Shutters

Black Archival
Distress Markers

To create the effect on the card, I did three things.

  1. Inked the stamp with distress markers using different colors in different areas and stamping on Mixed Media paper...I thought the image need more definition after this step so...
  2. I inked the stamp with Black Archival ink and stamped again over the first stamping.
  3. Then I colored with  the markers to add more color to the flowers.

I also distressed the edges of the stamped piece with distress inks.  And, added several layers and lace with a sheer bow.  The sentiment was die cut.

Inside: Fussy cut one of the flowers.

Here are some other stamped examples:

  1. Stamped with black Archival ink.  Then stamped without reinking after stamping the second image below. This has very subtle coloring.
  2. stamped with gray ink.  Re-inked with markers, spritzed with water, and stamped over first stamped (gray) image. 

 3. Stamped with black Archival ink and colored with Distress markers

4. The gray ink was a second stamping as was the markers.   I added a little more water to the stamped and stamped over the gray image without reinking.

So, as you can see, I had a lot of fun with this Vintage Floral Collage stamp.  Plenty of images now all ready to be made into projects.
One more card and envelope for the WWDB event to go: an encouragement card.  I will share that next week.  So glad you stopped by today.  Have a lovely day.