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:

Monday, July 21, 2014

Wonder Woman #2

As I mentioned earlier, several residents of our RV park request cards.  This is the second Wonder Woman card I have made - kind of an inside joke for my friend!  I found this on free clip art.  I backed her with some scraps of patriotic papers I have - to go with her outfit.

A series of thank you's

I am making several thank you cards for friends.  I have had the good fortune to be able to sell a lot of cards this summer - we have a little weekly craft show at our rv park - and residents have learned they can request special cards!  At any rate, this is a very simple version - I have had this double sided DP (Costco) for a long time, and it is hard to use with these birds - so I thought I would try with this sketch.  (I think thank you's are probably meant to be a little simpler than some other types!)

Sunday, July 20, 2014


I have not used a lot of yellow in the past - but a glance at recent blog entries will show that has changed - here is another color combo that I like a lot!  I also like that Blessings die from Cheery Lynn, as well ss the fence die - I have forgotten the origin.
Summer colors:

tombstone inscription

This has quite a story to it.  The photo is by Eva Searcy, an acquaintance who is a photographer.  Thanks to her talent, I have this photo with the inscriptions superimposed.  It reads:  My good people, as you pass by, As you are now so once was I  As I am now you soon must be.  Prepare yourselves to follow me.
This is a touching verse - especially on the tomgstone of a 17 year old. 
However, I have been unsure as to how to use it - though several customers indicated they liked this bg.  I created it using an unmounted stamp whose identity has vanished - I sort of masked some portions and stamped various parts of the stamp randomly.  I do not do well with random stamping, but I think this worked.  I may try it again with black and white.  Now - what verse for the inside????  I used a die for the middle strip and the corner treatment.
  Dies and distress:

I'm Here for you

This lovely dp is a gift - wish I could identify it!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

A Corny Card

I have seen so many great images and sentiments from TLC ( - this saying and image among them.  To follow the theme, I just stamped "thinking of you" on the inside!  The border is created with a leafy die from Cheery Lynn . I sued a couple of branches at the edge of the circle as well.
Case study (inspiration/sketch):

Friday, July 18, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014
I used watercolor pencils and an aqua brush to color this flower  The glittery DP is from DCWV.  I added glitter around the main image- looks kind of like a blob here!
Any, with glitter:
water color:  /

A star for you

As I have often mentioned, my sister gave me a huge stash of stamping supplies.  Included were quite a few sheets with borders and punch out centers.  This is one example - I trimmed down the edges, and used only the star and button from the center - I adhered the border and star to the blue bg.  I used some of the excess border for the pennant, and added the sentiment from Stampin' Up.  The materials are called This n That by My mind's Eye.  Is anyone familiar with this type of product?  I need ideas, please.  I did a Google search with no result, and e-mailed the company.  I heard that my e-mail was forwarded to an appropriate person, but have not heard back.


I made this to have on hand as a generic masculine card - the image is from Coast to Coast by SU.  The "banners" are from stick n tape sheets.  I received many sheets of this water/sky dp from my sister - I need to be creative to use more of it.

Popcorn the Bear

This is one of the Popcorn Bear images, from Crafter's Companion.  I colored with chalk pencils - I like that soft look for some images.  The banners are washi tape.