Friday, May 26, 2017


I made this card for the challenge at: The Paper Players 

I enjoy working with butterflies, just didn't know what direction I wanted to go with this card. So I got out my silver foil paper which is my new favorite thing to play with lately.. you'll see what I mean if you take a look at a few of my earlier posts. 😉  I embossed this lovely daisy flower on it and then die cut out the different layers so I could add a sentiment.  The butter fly is a die that is one of my favorites.. because it's little and detailed.  I added a few embellishments for some sparkle and even used my wink of stella on the butterfly.
 I forgot until it was picture time how difficult it is to capture the beauty of a foil card, so many glares, and reflections. 
I also added a picture of my little feathered friend who came out for a visit.  A little sunshine for the day, so bright and cheery.  
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Challenge #224 Sketch~Old Car

Image may contain: car and outdoorI thought this lovely challenge at: Case Colours and Sketches would work lovely as a Father's day card. 
So I made this delightful card for my dad.  Who loves old cars and has passed that  love on to me.   Here's a picture of him with his old car.  One of many in his life time, but this one he keeps.  I grew up in Dad's garage, head under the hood, fixing and tinkering around on vehicles.  Pull them home and fix them up.  There wasn't a car dad couldn't fix.  Any ways this is where the "rubber meets the road"  on this card.. notice how  if you drop the "D" in card you get car.. haha.. perhaps that's why I like making car(d)s.  Seriously I just like working with my hands and creating things.  I did however lay a little rubber track on the bottom of this card and I fussy cut the car to be able to pop it up on silver foil paper.  I thought it gave it a real authentic look.  Like what you would see as a sign spinning at the local garage in town.  OH there goes my imagination again.  Any ways  Hope you like the card.   Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. 
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RRCB63~Color My World with Bold Blossom

 I'm going to play along again with Retro Rubber Challenge.  I enjoy bringing the old stamps out.  Sometimes I wonder if they are made with better quality.  Just seems to me that the new ones are going to not last quite as long.  Anyways this beauty is from stampin up 1997 and is called Bold Blossom.  The challenge is color.  We are to use  lime green, yellow, purple and blue.  So for some reason it made me think tropical.  I grabbed my aqua painter and some inks and came up with this lovely card.   Of course I tried it on a sample card that I also shared a picture of.  I really like the horizontal look better.. and how the lime green and black background makes everything pop so nicely.  I fussy cut out the flower and glued it down and added some glitter with my wink of stella pen.  Great colors to work with.     By the way.. 
which card do you like best?
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Winter Wonderland Challenge.. Favorite Christmas Color Combo.

Yippee.. I found a Christmas card challenge to play along with at: Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog where we are to use our favorite Christmas color combination.   Well, that was very easy for me, because I'm a super traditional gal.  I started off knowing  I wanted to use a navy background and thought snowflakes right away, so I embossed my foil sheet with snow, then I  went and colored a cute little mouse for the center but he just didn't look good on the card.. and neither did the snow flakes.. so I took a complete turn and went with red and green.. my favorite Christmas  combo colors and there you have it.  Of course after the picture I realized I forgot to add some extra sparkle.  I do have the silver sparkle twine.. but I forgot to use my wink of stella pen. DRATS.    
Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit.  I'm so happy to have found this challenge.  I hope you will take a look around my blog and see a few of my other projects, and if you're so inclined I'd love to have you become a follower.  
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Can you believe it's only Tuesday?    I'm on cat babysitting duty while my daughter and boyfriend are in Virginia.   This will be day 6, and the little darling is missing his owners.. so I spend time trying to play with Charlie even though I'm allergic to him.  I'm so amazed at how different he is then a dog.  I honestly think at times he might think I'm crazy.. Apparently he don't play fetch.. but he does chase a little light beam, around in circles.   
Then Yesterday was a big day for my son, he got the pins pulled out of his hand, so that was good.  The doctor had to fish around for them and well.. with out being too descriptive.. I just said made digging for slivers look very minor 😉 
I enjoy hanging out with the family.  I'm by myself all the time, well I have HP (my dog)~  but the husband works two jobs and is so busy since I can't work now.. gosh don't know where all this sharing come from.  I'm never quite sure on how much personal info I should add on my blog, plus don't want to be a big downer with my life..  .. REFOCUS>>>  The card.   Apparently since I didn't get to stamp yesterday, and I was up with pain early today, I got to work on this delightful card that I made for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge what an awesome sketch with so many possibilities.   I went with the Swan Lake set from stamping up.   I added some sparkle with the twine and wink of stella pen.  I also  really like the silver foil background, it seems to make everything pop. 
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Hope you come back soon. 
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Challenge # 223 - Colours

 Well I finally kept to my schedule for today.  So I'm happy to post this here card for my SCS (Scripture Card Sunday) Along with my own personal little challenge to keep posting such cards on Sunday I also came across a lovely challenge to play along with at: CAS Colours & Sketches Blog  where they are asking us to use the following colors:
  I'm happy to say I actually  had all three colors.  Yay!!  I should mention I had the colors in ink, not paper.. so I had to match up the best I could.  So happy to have had the inks though, In fact I used all three with this Lovely Lotus stamp from stampin up.  I stamped off my first and last image to lighten the color of the rich razzleberry and sweet sugarplum.  I did the same with the stem in Sahara sand.  Everything was going along marvelously until the smudges began..grrrr.. so hence the butterfly and the sequins.  I don't give up easily on a card that was turning out, so I just embellished it.  Not part of the plan, but as I've learned in life, nothing goes as planned in the first place.   Hence the lovely verse to remind me of such things.  I'm not a lone on this journey.   
I also wanted to include a cute picture of chippy as he finishes off another cob of corn that was for the squirrels.  
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Challenge 6~Dry Embossing~Teacher Appreciation

I just had to make one more card for Always Fun Challenges.  What a great opportunity to bring out another embossing folder that I haven't used in awhile.   This one here I paired up with 3 different stamp sets to get what I wanted.  I added three brads in the little circles on the notepad.. and even finished it off with an A+ grade.   
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