Monday, July 28, 2014

HB, Jerry

This is for a group of friends to send to Jerry, whose birthday is soon.  He lost his wife a few months ago, we we hope this will give him a lift.  Before retiring he raised horses - and broke a few, so this should be suitable!  The stamp is from a set by Mark's Finest Papers.
"J" for Jerry, with a birthday in July:

Sunday, July 27, 2014

blue stencilling

For some reason, when I use different shades of blue, the results are disappointing to me - as in this card.  I should have used a different color for the stenciled bg.  I did use a favorite ODB set, however.  For a stencil, I used something that has been in my supply  drawer for a long time.  A local store (now closed) was generous with make and takes, and I learned a lot from the owner - named Dorothy!  She cut A2 sized "stencils" from some type of light plastic sheets - I purchased a set of about 6 designs.  When I "discovered" pattern paper, and then embossing folders, I kind of forgot about useing these stencils - but I certainly like the effect, if not the color!  I sponged with chalk - trying to go lighter toward the center.
Use a stencil:

Saturday, July 26, 2014

wedding in silver

This uses various silver papers and CS, a computer generated verse, and a butterfly die cut by Cheery Lynn.
Sketch #3:
This is another card using the Floral Fantasy EF by Cuttlebug, and CC designs butterflies.

Verve Scripture

This showcases one of the stamps in the Verve Scripture 2 set I just received as a prize from the Mojo contest.  I know I will use this set a lot!  I dusted off the Cuttlebug  embossing folder I have had for a long time, but have neglected recently.I used shades of grey and black.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Hugs and prayers

I have a large stash of images that I have printed (digis) as well as stamped images I have colored - nice to have on hand for quick cards - however, my record keeping is not so good - as a result, I cannot identify this.  I am pretty sure it is a digi, but I am not able to locate the original in my files.  Can any one help?  The sentiment is from the Wish RAK group at Splitcoaststampers.


Thank you #8

Another version, using the Cuttlebug folder and an old sentiment stamp, with chalk to color the flowers.

Thanks #7

Actually, I have lost track of the number of thank you cards I have made recently.  Several friends wanted them, and a couple requested more of what I made already - hence, you will see several of this type!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Having fun

This is a fun image - they do look like they are having fun in the sun.  The sentiment is from Verve.  As I often do, I used the snowflake EF to look like sunbursts - that works in bright yellow!  I added a die cut from the Cuttlebug Olivia set.
Summer fun:
Fun in the sun:

Happy 102nd Birthday

Each year, my friend asks me to make a card for her oldest sister - this year it is age 102 - truly a special occasion, and I try to make the card special.  I went with a color scheme my friend likes, and I thought this digi from Antique Images was very appropriate.  (If you are not familiar with their images, check them out - lots of interesting freebies are available.)   I added an embossed bg (birthday and Swiss dots), Vines on the gold layer.  The letters and numbers are Olivia - a Cuttlebug set I have had for a long time.  Thankfully, she has a short name that fit the banner!
 Big birthday:

White on white - sympathy

This is a favorite Cuttlebug embossing folder - I often color with something like chalk, but left this white - perfect for a sympathy card.  This is actually my sentiment stamp, but I am not at home and forgot to note the name.  I layered white on white - the black is not part of the card.
White on white:
Embossing (1 0f 5):

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wedding in white

Here I am again with a card that is difficult to see - tried several ways!  (The black border is background only and not part of the card.)  I used a wedding stamp, an embossed layer that was a gift, some shiny white on white metallic, ribbon and a stamp I have had for a LONG time.  The layer under the cake is a sort of brocade white on white.

More sweet berries, thank ou #6

The inside verse is a thank you.  Once again I used the precolored berries from Beccy's Place, together with some berry DP and a vine embossed piece.  I added a bit of metallic gold and Cheery Lynn leaves.  This is a sketch I like a lot.
Any, with Beccy's image:

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Thank you #5

Whew!   This must be a record for posts in a day, as well as for the month.  I have been making so many cards for requests - can hardly keep up!  I forgot to note the name of the dp (I have to go to the club house at our RV park to use wi fi...).  I am pretty sure the image is Stampin Up.  Again I used Brilliane ink - silver and platinum work well for items like the wheel barrow.

Sweet strawberrries

These are lovely colors!  Beccy, thank you for this lovely precolored image. The butterfly is Cheery Lynn.  I think everything on this card is at least 6 months old - the striped DP is probably 6 years old!  The image has been in my file for almost a year.
Stash items; using fruit:

tHANK YOU #4 - Chalk, again

How can I have so many favorites?   Here is another - it is an old Cuttlebug folder, with a new to me Paper Smoochies stamp.  Technique:  sponging with chalk.   I had a request for several thank you cards - most are already gone, but I will probaby make more like this.  Easy, yet impressive, I think.

Blue and yellow

More of my blue and yellow phase! This DP was a gift - How pretty!  These colors were perfect for a color challenge, but I seem to have missed the deadline.  I am finding it difficult to keep track - no internet access at our motor home - fortunately, we do have a good connection at the club house - but that is not so convenient.

Missing friends

A member at our RV park asked me to make a card to send to their good friends who are moving away.  I had this piece of DP in my stash, and thought the signpost  was suitable.  I am not sure why it only shows two directions.  THe sentiments are part of a Paper Smoochies set - I like the font, and the sentiments that are a bit different.  The butterflies are cut with Spellbinder dies that I have had for some time.

Thank you #3

Here is another in a series of thank you cards, as well as another for this sketch - which I found fun to use.  Again, I got to use some stash items, as well as dp from a huge box my sister sent me.  I recently "discovered" this color combo - what a nice, cheery look!  I colored using my aqua pen and Twinkling H2O's - they have been somewhat neglected recently,
Water colors:

Thank you #2

This is a fun sketch to use!  I also got to use some stash items.  I recently dusted off the Brilliance inks and used them with my aqua pen for this image.  I especially like the silver and platinum I have - great for the watering can!
Spots and dots: