Tuesday, July 25, 2017

#TGIFC117 & TMS #413~Swan Lake

 I made this card today for the challenge at: TGIF
and also for the challenge at: Tuesday Morning Sketches

I used the Swan Lake stamp set from stampin up.  and then colored and cut out the images. I used two different embossing folders on this card, along with 2 oval dies.  I did add some wink of stella clear glitter to the water, just hard to see in this picture.   I have so much fun playing with this stamp set, I think it's so sweet.
I also am sharing a picture of this big beautiful, very detailed moth sitting on my window.  Nothing like summer to bring out all these lovely insects.  
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The Challenge #92 {Colours}~Love ya Lots

 I wanted to make one more card for the amazing challenge at:  Always Playing With Paper..
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ok you got me two.  😉 But I'll only submit the top card, with the green frog.   I used two stamp sets from stampin up.  Love you lots and Swan Lake.  I really like how simple the Frog card turned out, and it reminds me of when our kids were younger and a man at church handed my son a little rubber frog the size of a nickel.  He  asked our son Xavier, do you know what that frog means?  and nope was our reply, he then told us this sweet acronym 
How precious is that. 
My bottom card even though I'm not submitting it to the challenge I still played around with the pop of color theme.   I used a  stamp set from amuse called perk up, and the background is a stamp from stampin up. 
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Monday, July 24, 2017

The Challenge #92 {Colours}~This Little Piggy & Painter's Palette

I made this delightful card for the challenge at: Always Playing With Paper
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I used This Little Piggy, and the Painter's Palette from stamping up.   I think Miss. Piggy fit perfectly on the canvas sketch board.   Perhaps I should have given her some googly eyes.  My color choice was a soft pink that I layered with the black and white, and then I stamped Miss. Piggy on the soft pink too.
  I'm not sure if we can enter twice in this fantastic challenge, but golly gee this is fun to keep the colors to a bare minimum.  
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Sunday, July 23, 2017

CTS #231 & CCC #17 Snow Globe Christmas

 Hello Again.    One more post today.  I really enjoy playing around with this marvelous simple sketch at: Case This Sketch
And since I was  sitting at my porch desk listening to Christmas music, I found a new to me challenge YAY😊 

How super duper fabulous.   So I started playing with my snow globe stamp set from Mama Elephant, Believe in Magic, the inside of the globe is from Stampendous .  I think they look like they are having quite the "Merry" time around the Christmas tree.  The bow is from Holly Berry Happiness a stampin up set.  I colored the little snowflakes with a soft pink and added some wink of stella clear glitter.  I embossed the background to match the falling snow.
I even stamped a sentiment on the inside which I never do, and then I forgot to take a picture of it.  
Well I didn't forget to share a picture of my hound.  That sweet little guy loves to play ball.  He is so patient with me. 
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CTS#231~ Owl Punch for SCS

Today is SCS (Sripture Card Sunday) on my blog, and I tell ya I needed a little something to remind myself to be thankful.  Have you ever noticed people love to give advice?  Sometimes it's helpful other times just want to say been there done that.. I mean I've tried about everything to get back what I use to have as far as the strength and walking/running just not happening yet.  Any ways my latest adventure in listening is taking Vitamin D3.  Anyone else take that supplement?  This is day number two, and day number two of blurry eyes.  Could be a coincidence could be I'm tired.. I don't know.. perhaps it's all my stamping and blogging.. haha.  But I do know I  had to get my head in a proper thinking mode.. so this thankful verse seemed to work very appropriately today.  I am going to be submitting this card to the challenge at: Case This Sketch
What a divine like sketch so simple and elegant. 
 I used a single stamp for my background, I masked where I would put the polka dot ribbon banner.  Then I punched out my owl, and use matching polka dots for his tummy.  I used a scallop circle punch for his wings that are holding my sentiment verse.  I just had to put googly eyes on him.  Sort of brings him to life.  
I hope I explained the card well.  If you have any questions please just leave a comment and I'll get back to you.
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Friday, July 21, 2017


I'm submitting my wedding card to the challenge at: Freshly Made Sketches 
I started by making the polka dot ice cream cone card, and realized that the challenge had a few of those already.  SO I began looking around my porch to find a stamp set I could use.  I found this little wedding cake and sentiment.  I think it turned out super fabulous with the pattern paper.   It's elegant and simple.  I don't know how I pulled it off.  Wink wink.
Gosh I've got another idea already again, such a great sketch to work with, and I'm loving the square cards.  
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Challenge #272 - Colour Splash Challenge~Pedal Pusher

 I  wanted to make one more card for the challenge at: Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog we are to use black and white with a pop of color.  So I chose this tandem bike from stampin up called Pedal Pusher.  I thought a basket full of red hearts would be delightful.  My daughter and fiance have a tandem bike and it's all decked out, in fact her man is working on a battery pack for it to help them up the hills and such.  They are so cute on it.   I started this card off with patterned paper but then I just wanted to go super simple and clean.  I stamped the bike, colored it black, the hearts red, and then cut it out and pop dotted it up for some dimension.   I think it turned out pretty cute.    
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Challenge #272 - Colour Splash Challenge

Oh gosh, I'm so excited to find a new to me challenge blog.  This one is called: Use Your Stuff  and it's a colour splash challenge.  Black and white with a POP of color.  Let me just say how fun this is.  I made a lovely leaf card with black and white patterned paper and the images I stamped are from Close to My heart and called Autumn.  I did add a bit of clear glitter on the leaf to give it some shimmer.  I also wrapped a white ribbon around the center of the card.  I've not found any challenge rules on the blog, so I'm not sure if all stamps are ok, and if we can enter twice, because I already have another card in mind.  *smiles.    might just submit one more after I finish blogging here.  
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RRCB67~Everyday Expressions with Tulips

 I made this card for the fun rainbow challenge at: Retro Rubber Challenge Blog  We are to use rainbows or rainbow colors and as you can see in my card I chose the colors.  I embossed the tulips and then colored them individually instead of sponging over the tops.  I used the sentiment from Everyday expressions a 1997 stampin up set.  I then tied a little ribbon off to the side of my banner.  I also dabbed quite heavily my clear wink of stella glitter pen on each tulip.  I posted both pictures so you could hopefully see the sparkle.  I die cut a little grass so to make it look a bit more finished.
Below you will find a handful of pictures from my side yard.  I'm not so much of a gardener anymore, but I still try a wee bit.  Just thought it would be fun to share some pictures since my card had flowers on it.  Plus the yard is the one nice thing I like about our house/where we live.  It's like a secret.  Honestly when people pull off the 4 lanes in front of our home they can't believe our yard. It is big for being in town and  also that it's pretty nice for being next to a junk yard and train yard.   We have it fenced off too, which is nice.  Someday I'll have hubby take a picture of out front, that's hard for me because it's on a hill, and my balance is no good.  Any ways,  I guess I just wanted to share the blessing with you all.  The noise from the traffic/trains is a completely different story.. So I choose to stay positive, and focus on the yard. 

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Black & White with a POP of COLOR~ Baroque Motifs

YaY!! this was a fun black and white card with a pop of color at: Double D Challenges

I used Baroque Motifs from stampin up for the black stamped image.  I then embossed the strip of white paper on the left side with the cute flowers before I added the die cut butterfly I chose sparkle paper for the wings, and embellished it with white pearls.   I used a ribbon punch  on black card stock to add some more dimension to the card by the strip  on the left hand side.  The sentiment on top is from the Special Reason stampin up set.
Well there ya have it.  Card number 3 for me on a super busy, very tiring hard day.  I am so thankful to be home.  Tomorrow I think I shall try to tackle my porch and clean up my stamps a bit.  I'll probably end up playing and making more cards, that's what happens every time I try to clean it up.
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Challenge # 403 - Christmas In July~Scentsational Season

 It's always so exciting to find another blog challenge to play along with.   So I made this card for the Christmas in July Little Red Wagon Challenge Blog 
I used a stampin up set called Scentsational Season for my images, and then I die cut them out.  I added some ribbon and pop dotted them up a bit so they had a nice shadow effect on the embossed snowflake background.    I posted two pictures so you could see the dimension.
Goodness gracious so tired today.  I went with my daughter to look at a banquet hall for her upcoming wedding, then to the store with her, and finally back to the hospital to see my mom.  They removed the lung drainage tube today so that is good, and the pain is now a bit more manageable.    I tried to make us a nice little chicken broccoli supper, but the chicken didn't taste that great, so we ended up throwing in some tombstone pizzas.  All that work grrrr.. Hunter our dog was loving his portion of the chicken.  So there's a positive.
I'm ready for bed, just have one more card to post. I hope you can take a browse around my blog to see the different ways I stamp.
I love sharing my cards with ya all.  In fact going to visit my mom I  dropped off a few cards to random people, it really made me happy to be able to bless someone with them.  I have a lot of cards, in fact my pinterest board has like almost 900 cards I've made.. WOW.
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Challenge # 174 Christmas in July

I made this for card for the Cardz 4 Guyz Blog where we are to make a Christmas card in July.  
I embossed the background with snowflakes and stamped the trees and silent night sentiment.  I highlighted the tree tips with white as to look like snow on the branches.  I then stamped and cut out stars for the tree tops.  
Sorry for such a short post, been a long day, and I have a few more cards to share.  So please take a browse around to see them.  I'm so thankful for stamping, it's the way I handle stress/pain.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

#GDP096~Special Reason

 Today I made a card for the Global Design Project Blog where we are to CASE the fabulous art work of Tanja Kolar
So with that in mind and also my flowers out front. I went to work on my card.  I chose the Special Reason stamp set.   I copied the layering squares and the twine, I just wrapped it around the whole card instead.  I also copied the sentiment placement below the squares.  I think it turned out lovely.  I'm sharing the two pictures of the card, because on the bottom picture you will be able to notice the glitter.  I brought out the wink of stella pen and applied it quiet liberally to the flower so it would sparkle.  I just can't seem to take a good picture to show it.    Had lots of fun making this card, well all cards are fun. 😉 
 For my followers and update on mom (Joyce):  Her surgery went well.  They still have a drain tube in her lung to help with fluid for now, but they will take it out in a day or two.  She has to go through dialysis again today, it's so hard on her and I hate to see her have to do it right after surgery but she's on a 3x a week schedule.  Her blood sugar is high, but it's better a bit high right now then low, and when I say high, it's about 240.. some might panic at that number but mom's had diabetes pretty much all my life, so we are use to "her" numbers, insulin 2x a day.  Her BP was high to, that's hard to keep controlled even with her 5 meds, but I am thinking pain don't help that any.  Last night she ended up sick from her pain meds.  So please continue to pray for her, I sure do appreciate it.  
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