Friday, May 31, 2013

Layered birthday

One more image with scanner no know-how!!!  I will see some grandkids tomorrow - maybe they can help.
I am not much for using yellow, but this is a great shade and I like it with the floral image from Our Daiy Bread ( Birthday set).  I used a new die from Cheery Lynn - called leafy wreath, but it is a border punch - though the branches can be used separately.  I colored with Prismas and gel pens.
ETA:  I did get help and here is the better image.
Many layers:
ODB stamp, and die:
Hand colored image:

Happy 80th

See below for photo explanation!  This is for the 80th birthday of a member of our Bible Class.  He is somewhat challenged both mentally and physically - so this is a special milestone.  I hope he enjoys the card.
Brown cs ha been in my stash for a couple of years - as has the image, from WishRAK on SCS:


Floral and acetate

Oh, to be more technical!  All of a sudden something happened to the settings on my scanner - I need to find someone to help create a "full" image.  Oh, well...
I hope you can see the results of my experiment - to meet challenges using an unusual item/recycling (acetate).  I used the same leafy embossing folder on the acetate - the result was a milky look on the embossed leaves.  I then placed it over the green layer in the same spot - except I should have had a larger piece as much of it is covered with the image.  The acetate was from some packaging, and there were lots of bumps and curves so the flat section was a bit small.  This is something I will do again - maybe with flower dies next time.  I used a bit of the CB birthday folder, and a Hampton Arts stamp, colored with chalk pencils.  I finally got to use the picket fence die I bought from Joan's Gardens.
Sketch, with lace:
Outdoor fun - take a walk!:
The woods:
Leafy bg; white, green, purple; purple flowers; sentiment; item from her store:
Acetate packaging - not usually used for cards: 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Thinking of you RAK

This will be good for one of several RAK cards I would like to send.  The sentiment is from SU Thoughts and Prayers' the DP is an old DCWV pad I have had for a LONG time.  The strip is tape from Recollections.
Square card:

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Navy and White

I am not here often as we are in the RV and internet access is not good - at times uploading to my SCS gallery goes more smoothly, for some reason.
I used Nesties dies, a Sizzex EF, and a stamp by Hampton Art, using navy ink.  I added sheer ribbon and white metal brads.  I am not sure how much will show, but the white circles were the ultimate in recycling - I used some cs that had been unintentionally printed with a colored bg (pale blue).
Navy ink:  http://simonsaysstampands
White, no DP:

Thursday, May 23, 2013

CAS pastel

CAS cards are the most difficult for me.  I forced myself to keep this clean!  The strip is a CB border die, and I added bits of the negative to highlight the sentiment - I got a bit of ink in the wrong spot!  The sentiment is a 7 Gypsies library stamp - this has a dozen sentiments and is my go-to stamp for small sentiments.
CAS in pastel:
CAS with a sentiment:

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Another white, black and red

I used a CB border die, and Cheery Lynn  wreath border which I cut to make the trim at the right.  The vellum flower is a Spellbinders die - all backed with Swiss dots embossing.  The image has been in my stash ( a gift), and the sentiment is7Gypsies library stamp.
 Black:  , white, red; vellum flower; border die; sentiment; Cheery Lynn die sold at Joan's Garden:
Dry embossing, with a Cheery Lynn die:
Red, black white; sentiment, vellum flow
Black, white and one color:
(I have been trying to complete this for 3 days, while on the road - sorry if there are errors.)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Another Graduation - Leah

This is my second graduation card - two granddaughters, one HS, one college - same family, same day, hundreds miles apart.  what a problem.  I used a photo of her high school.  Sorry - the L got tipped and I did not notice - too many things going on right now.  I will fix it!  The DP are both Basic Grey.  THe mortar board is a chip board sticker. 
Mix & Match:

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Anna's Graduation

My apologies for this scan - not sure why it looks like this.
Our granddaughter will graduate from her university in a week.  She has been student teaching this semester and will be looking for an elementary school teaching position.  We wish her all the best in this.  She has also been with several choir tours (church, high school, college) so I wanted to include the music.
I used her college colors and seal.  I have had the Cuttlebug die for a while and this seemed a good time to use it. The image is a Bella.
Special woman:
Special woman:
For a lady:

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Bless you

This RAK card is for a man who has severe health problems, but his faith is a big help to him.  I hope it will encourage him.  The Scripture is a digi, and the sentiment was sent to me.  I used a Halloween scene (Sizzix) for the tree, and covered the pumpkin with the sentiment.  The green cs and DP are from Amuse.  I cut the corners with edging scissors - used an inverted scallop.
White with some green:
Trees, with encouragement:
"B" - Bless you, Bible verse:


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Emerson in red and white

I have procrastinated in doing this red and white card, as I was trying to think of something that did not look too much like a Valentine or Christmas.  This Emerson works well for that color combination.  I added dots to her dress with the gel pen.  The dp is not quite spots - they are tiny stars.  This is DP that I have had in my stash for several years - and I had scraps just the right size.  The bg is a new swirl folder.
Red & white:
Spots & Stripes:
Any, with encouragement:

Friday, May 3, 2013

Tailored and Elegant for Mother

My mother has been gone for several years, but I should find a mother to send this to.  This is a favorite image, by Endless Creations.  I used odds and ends of cs.  I embossed the CB Victoria folder.  It is very hard to see, but the black strip has embossed faux stitching, done with a CB border folder.  The scrollwork at the bottom is cut with a CB border die.  I am terrible at piercing, even with a metal template but I gave it a go!  ALso hard to see - I added glitter to the flowers for more sparkly elegance.  Also, the scroll work and the mat for the image are shimmery black cs.
Black and white:  
Sketch #63:
For Mother:
Faux stitching:

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Fun Masculine birthday

I always need more masculine cards:  Both the image and sentiment were sent to me - I think the image might be GinaK.  I used a bit of the CB trellis border die, and some twine from Paper Pizzazz.
The DP is from Basic Grey Hopscotch - kind of goes with the Goofy sentiment and image!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


For some reason the color is not at all true - the image is more pink and less purple IRL.  I used a digi freebie from A Day for Daisies, with some newsprint type print on the DP. 
This challenge - - uses the letters in TULIPS - and some were a bit of a stretch for me!  T = texture; U = Unity (sentiment) stamp;  L = lavender, layer, leaves; I = image, inset;  P = pink. poppy(??); S = sentiment, shading.  The Victoria EF can be purchased at Joan's shop.  Yes, it is debossed - the cs is double sided and I put it in the folder wrong up.
Newsprint, using their image: