Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Some "Birdy" Loves You

I actually doodled these birds and sun with some doodling all around the edges. Watercolored birds with Jane Davenport watercolor paints. 

Sweet Stampin' - I spy something that starts with a B (BIRD)

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

It's a Party

Make the Cards - Challenge #22

Stamps by Flora & Fauna 
Colored with Catherine Pooler inks
Stickles glitter for candles

Sunday, June 27, 2021

You are loved

I used 3 stencils on this card with my Oxide inks. It was a pretty quick card to make.

Just Add Ink - Color #560

Stamps and stencils by Concord & 9th

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Be Bright

Color Throwdown - #648
Creative Friday - Rainbow song by Kacey Musgraves

Stamps by Concord & 9th
Rainbow die cuts by Concord & 9th
Cloud dies by Gina Marie Designs

Friday, June 25, 2021

You're the best!

 I made this card for my aunt's sister's husband who is battling a rare form of cancer (muscle sarcoma). Trying to cheer him up!

Color Throwdown - Challenge #648
Pattie's Creations - Things that Fly
Stinkin' Inkers - You're the Man

Stamps by Concord & 9th


Have a Wonderful Day

Splitcoast had a challenge this week with faux tearing so I combined this with that challenge. No coloring needed :). I tore a piece of paper and kept moving it over with a different ink color and then just stamped the flowers and the sentiment over top.

Global Design Project - Color Challenge #297

Stamps by Concord & 9th

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Hey there, Beautiful Friend

I have made a 2nd display frame card using Concord & 9th rainbows that I love so much. This is my 2nd attempt at this one because the first one I added a blue sky and for this challenge, only purple PLUS 2 colors were allowed. So I will save that one for another challenge down the road. You can Jennifer McGuire's post on her Display Frame card here. No special dies needed.

Color My Heart Color Dare - Purple + 2 colors (I chose pink and orange)

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Sending Jumbo Hugs

This card took me a few tries to make but once I made 2, then it got much easier. Jennifer McGuire showed how to make a display frame card without any special dies so I couldn't wait to try it. Here is her post on her blog  and you can see the video here. I plan on making a few more of these cards while it's fresh on my mind how to make them. 

{PIN}spirational - June #278

This is actually inside of card

Outside of card

What it looks like from the side view

Best Day Ever

Looking forward to sending this to my chemo buddy when she is cancer free. She has her last treatment next week. If you want to find out about this wonderful organization, it's called Chemo Angels and you can read about it here. I was matched up with someone going through chemo and I send her one card a week. I get a monthly update on how she's doing and I love reading ALL of her updates. She's my 4th chemo buddy in 2 years.

Hand Stamped Sentiments - Color Challenge #366

Stamps by Concord & 9th

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Hope Your Days are Bright Again Soon

Cupcake Inspirations - Red, White, Blue
Watercooler Wednesday - All about Occasions

Rainbow and clouds by Unity Stamps
Sentiment by Concord & 9th

Monday, June 21, 2021

Happy 4th of July

Here's the kite turnabout again for this red/white/blue card that I made for 4th of July.

Cupcake Inspirations - Red, White, Blue
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions 

Stamps by Concord & 9th

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Just for You

I colored the cake layers with Copic markers. Added Stickles glitter to the candles.

Color Throwdown - Challenge #647

Stamps by Concord & 9th

Saturday, June 19, 2021

A Warm Hello

 CAS Colours & Sketches - Color #424

Stamps by Reverse Confetti (soon to be retired)
Stickles glitter added to snowballs

It's Your Day Birthday Cake

This time I used the fringe frenzy set and made it into a birthday cake with candles :). 

Hand Stamped Sentiments - Color Challenge #366
Watercooler Wednesday - All about Occasions

Friday, June 18, 2021

I am grateful for you

This is another Concord & 9th stamp set I grabbed in their sale last week.

The Spot - Color Challenge #166

Stamps by Concord & 9th

Thursday, June 17, 2021

It's Your Day!

Here is another stamp set I got at the big Concord & 9th sale last week. It's called Fringe Frenzy Kit. It was originally $52.00 but marked down to $15.60 so that is 70% off!! The fringe is peeking out behind this window. You can see how it's done here. You can either make the square into a birthday cake or a present. It wasn't hard to make at all since the fringe is a die cut!

Color Throwdown - Color Challenge #647
As You Like It - Fave tip and use it on your project (I am loving this fringe die cut. To make this peek out from behind, cut a piece of cardstock slightly bigger than the actual hole and then glue the fringe onto that. Don't fluff the fringe until you get it attached).

All stamps and dies by Concord & 9th

You're a Cool Friend

CAS Colours & Sketches - Color #424

Stamps by Reverse Confetti (soon to be retired)

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Happy Day!

I just love this little stamp set by Colorado Craft Co. I made a card like this similar a few weeks ago but with vellum clouds and this time I chose to do it using white clouds. 

Use Your Stuff - Rainbows
Rainbow Card Challenge - Radical Rainbow

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Soaring by to say Hi

Concord & 9th are having a huge sale right now and tomorrow is the last day!! It started last week and I was working that day but at 11:00 am, I went to the website to place my order. I had an idea what I wanted and these kites were on my list. The background is the Kite Turnabout Stamp. I remember trying these turnabout stamps when they first came out many years ago and I never quite mastered how to get them to line up right but this one has a guide which helps a lot!! 

I love this challenge because these are all my fave colors.

The Paper Players - Color Challenge #PP545

Monday, June 14, 2021

Happy Father's Day

Well, my job was short lived. I have arthritis in my thumbs and it flared up as I was using their hand-held device 6-7 hours a day. I decided that job was not for me. Yesterday was my last day! I am excited to get back into my stamping again. I have really missed it!!

Always Fun - Love My Dad
Dream Valley - Summer Fun
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Water, Water, Water
The Male Room - Dads/Grandads

Stamps by Stampendous

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Just Bee-Cause

Has it honestly been almost a week since I posted?  This job is cutting into my crafting time!! This card is rather "scary" but I am posting it anyway. This was hand painted by me so please be gentle in your comments. Splitcoast had a bumble bee challenge a few weeks ago and this fantastic crafter in France sent me her bumble bee card after I commented on it. So that got me into trying it. Mine is not as good as hers but it will do. You can see the video here should you want to try it. 

I also had a tooth implant on Thursday but it's healing nicely and I can't wait to eat normal food real soon. Still eating soft foods - mashed potatoes, pudding, etc.

Allsorts - Butterflies and Bugs

His legs are way too big but hey, it's my first time! LOL

This is the card my new friend on 
Splitcoast made (she lives in France)

Monday, June 7, 2021

Have a Happy Day

When I saw this set at Hobby Lobby last week, I had to buy it! I think it would be a great card for men, without the flowers of course!! It's a great set to watercolor and you can build your own scenes.

Crafting Happiness - AG - Optional, Summer
Make My Monday - Outdoor Fun
The Paper Players - Signs of Summer
2 Sisters on the Blog - Maritime

Stamps by Stampendous