Saturday, February 26, 2022

High flying kite

And here she is with some paper piecing ... this took some time but I love the end results!! (Yes, I am stamping with my right hand again! Thumb surgery on right hand was 7 weeks ago!)

Just Add Ink - Choose Two #592 (Patterned Papers/Layers)
Hero Arts - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Hand Colored or Paper pieced

Die cut by Hero Arts
Watercolors by Jane Davenport Watercolors

Friday, February 25, 2022

Happy Birthday

Here's another kite flying girl card but with blue/purple cardstock behind it for the sky. This is a birthday card for my sister who loves purple :). 

Seize the Birthday - Dichromatic birthday (2 colors - purple and green)
Time Out - Birthday

Die cut by Hero Arts
Watercolored with Jane Davenport watercolors 

Thursday, February 24, 2022

My Friend

I've been playing with this new die that came from Hero Arts this week ever since I got it in the mail. No stamps go with it so you just color the die shape itself and I just love how it comes out. I watercolored it with my Jane Davenport watercolors and added the sentiment "My Friend" in one of the clouds. I've made a few cards this week with it and all the other ones I put blue paper behind it for the sky but this one I made for this color challenge so I kept the background white.  I still love it!! :) 

Color Throwdown - Challenge #681

Girl with kite die cut by Hero Arts
Sentiment stamp by Stampendous

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Sending Love

 Color Throwdown - Challenge #680

Stamps by Colorado Craft Co.
Partial diecutting with dotted paper under flowers
Watercolors by Oxides

Hello Friend

 Sunday Stamps - Winter Blues

Stamps by Concord & 9th
Oxide inks, Catherine Pooler inks
Wow Clear Embossing powder
Water Ripples stencil by Gina Marie

Saturday, February 19, 2022

You're a 24 Carrot Friend

I know Easter is 8 weeks away but I couldn't wait to ink up this new stamp set by Avery Elle. And I did it all with my right hand. My left thumb has healed much quicker than I had expected and as long as I don't overdo it, I am back to crafting!! My therapy is going great and my surgeon said I can take off my brace around the house and do "light" chores with it. Isn't stamping a "light" chore? LOL Occupational therapy gets a lot harder this week but I am more than ready!!

Just Us Girls - Color Week #620
Allsorts - I Love ... this new stamp set by Avery Elle!!
Beyond the Blue - Watercolor

Stamps by Avery Elle
Watercolors by Oxide inks
Sky stencil by My Favorite Things

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

New Pooh stamps are out by Unity Stamps!!

Have you seen the newest Winnie the Pooh stamps at Unity Stamps? I have always LOVED Pooh!!! You can see them here and they are on sale right now. I took my circle masking stencil by Taylored Expressions to make the circle. Since I still can't color with my copic markers (due to thumb surgery 5 weeks ago), I was able to watercolor Pooh and Piglet. I'm going to occupational therapy twice a week and I see the hand surgeon on Thursday to see what's next. I'm sure just more intense therapy. 

We went to our annual Alpaca show this past weekend. It's the biggest in the southeast and always fun to see these gorgeous animals up close. 

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch #644
We Love Stamping - Anything Goes, Optional Stenciling
Papercraft Challenges - Anything Goes

Stamps by Unity Stamps
Circle masking stencil by Taylored Expressions

Friday, February 11, 2022

Happy Valentine's Day

One more elephant valentine. This one with clouds and on kraft cardstock.

A Place to Start - Anything Goes, Include a Critter
Cupcake Inspirations - Valentine Hearts
Get Creative - Use Hearts
Tic Tac Toe - Challenge #148 (Red/Hearts/Sentiment)
As You See It - My Favorite Technique is "Paper Piecing". I love to paper piece!!!

Stamps by Purple Onion
Cloud die by Stamplorations
Sentiment by Amuse Stamps

Thursday, February 10, 2022

For You

The Flower Challenge - Any Occasion
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Feminine (Include flowers)

Stamps and flowers by The Greetery

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Can we Taco 'Bout How Much I Adore You

It's been 4 weeks since my thumb surgery and I finally started occupational therapy this week. I will go twice a week to occupational therapy and do other exercises at home 3 times a day. And I will do this at least until late March or maybe even into April. Right now I feel like I can barely move that hand at all but the therapist reassures me to be patient. It's a LONG recovery!!

I made this card using just my left hand.

The Paper Players - Love and Friendship
Alphabet Challenge - Vehicle

Stamps by Concord & 9th

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Another Valentine

I made another elephant with the same patterned paper but different background paper. Red this time.

Festive Friday - Challenge #FF0102 (Red/Hearts/Cute)
Krafty Chicks - Stamp Act
Double D - Hearts
The Paper Players - Love and Friendship

Stamps by Purple Onion

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Another Valentine

DLART - Valentine

Stamp by Colorado Craft Co.
Sentiment by Amuse Stamps
Hearts by Right at Home

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Happy Valentine's Day

Another card done all with my left hand. Hubby had to help cut out the elephant so I could paper piece him. (Had thumb surgery 3 weeks ago)

Cupcake Inspiration - Pink and Mint
{PIN}Spirational - February 
Four Seasons - February 

Stamps by Purple Onion
Sentiment by Amuse Stamps