Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #409~ Bella and Friends

 I made this card for the fabulous challenge at: Tuesday Morning Sketches

I think this is such a great layout, I will have to try one more time with another card.  I'm so glad we have that opportunity to do so.   But for today, this is my card.  I used the Bella and Friends stamp set from stampin up.  and added a few little embellishments.  The bumblebees are little wooden pieces that I found at Michael's.  and the hearts are from Stampin up.   I think it turned out ok.  Perhaps I might have chosen a different background paper, but it does pick up the blues nicely.
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Monday, June 26, 2017

MM #254 {Merry Christ-MOOSE!}

OH boy~ A Moose challenge at: Merry Monday Christmas Blog so excited about this one.  I think moose are adorable. I have only 2 stamps, but my home is loaded with moose decor.  I decided to take a picture of my card on one of the shelves in our living room.  That cute little moose with the pipe is actually an incense burner and the smoke comes out the pipe.  I think I've used it 2 maybe 3x.  I'm not a huge fan of incense but thought he was so adorable.  I'm sure he is about 20 years old by now.  

So onto the card.  I used washi tape for the Christmas tree background.  and die cut a couple ovals then stamped the moose which is a single stamp, colored and cut him out.  I added a little liquid pearl around the cuffs of his sweater and rim of his had.  The sentiment is from stampin' Up.   I also put a bit of glitter in the lantern to give it a soft shimmer.   I didn't get the WOW factor with this card, but that's ok.
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Saturday, June 24, 2017

RRCB65~Bright Sunshiney Day

 Well folks, I made another card today and this one is for the Retro Rubber Challenge.  They have a cute sketch over there that I just couldn't resist.  Plus I got some great inspiration from a dear friend.💜  We may live many states away, but she always puts a smile on my face and encourages me, and this time she did so with this picture I've included on my post.  Check out one of her sweet little goats🐐.. Polly loves her tractor.  That got me thinking farm and such and ironically I've married into a farming family, but I'm very limited in my "farming stamp supplies"  so I pulled out this ole stampin up What's Moo set from 1993 and combined it with the sentiment from Mama Elephant, My sunshine.  Not sure the year on that one.  But nevertheless it just worked well with the sunflowers and happy little cow.    
As I've mentioned in the last couple posts.  I have a stamp set already to send out to someone in my blog family, as soon as I  reach 100 followers.. I'll be drawing a name. 

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Simon Says: Lets Take A Vacation~ Beach in a Bottle

Look what washed up on my shores.. A little beach in a bottle.  The perfect little home for this cute crab and his delicious tall glass of lemonade all while resting on a hammock while the sun sets in the background.  My imagination does run wild  with limited boundaries.  As I'm typing I can faintly hear an icecream truck tune softly playing against the  backdrop noises of trains and traffic... so as you can see.. a get away is just what I need.. so that's why I'm loving this challenge at: Simon Says  "Let's Take a Vacation"  I'm dreaming of a fantastic place. I used Lawn Fawn stamps for the little images, and the Mason Jar is from Michael's.   I also included a picture of where I sometimes take my snap shots.  It seems outdoors is the best possible light ever.  *insert smile.  I fussy cut all the little characters on my card, and then glued them down. That little backdrop sun was not intended, but I had a BIG whoops.. so I tried my best to cover it up, and well now that I blabbed it, ya all know. *wink.
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Friday, June 23, 2017

PCC249~Best Birds

Today I made a card for my daughter to give to a co-worker, so I took this opportunity to play along with the sketch challenge at: Paper Craft Crew    The stamp  set is called Best Birds from Stampin' UP.  I enjoyed making this card.  It came together very quickly. I colored the bird with clear wink of stella to give it some shimmer, however, it didn't show up so well in the picture.    I then added a few jewels and some twine.  The washi tape has music notes as to represent birds singing.        
            I thought I'd also share a picture I took with my dinosaur phone when I went for a short walk.  I'm so impressed that it actually turned out.  And  for DAISIES my favorite flower. Yay!!!

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Thursday, June 22, 2017


 I made this card for the challenge at: Tuesday Morning Sketches.
I must have "wedding" on my mind, especially since our daughter's engagement. (June 4th)
This is actually not at all where I was going with this card.  I started with pink and white and was going to use a swan.  Then after I finished I wasn't very pleased, so I tried again.  This time using the seasonal bells from stampin up I came up with this lovely card.  I accented the bells and sentiment with silver foil paper, and used a silver brad to hold the bells together.   I stamped the Mr. & Mrs. in each bell.  Another quick story, I had no idea how to make a square card, so thanks to youtube I found out the dimensions. (yay) 
I thought I'd also share a couple pictures of HP.  It was his 6th birthday this past Sunday on Father's day.  We were blessed to have the kids come down and hang out. (so happy we are all in the same state again) It was such a great day, we had a nice camp fire, made brats and hotdogs and the kids played basketball, and badminton.  However even though our spoiled little hound received a baby pool with a bazillion balls, he still wanted the basket ball and badminton birdies.. oh the joy.  
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Challenge 11~ King and Queen of Hearts

Right away when I saw the design sketch at: Always Fun Challenges
I knew I wanted to play along, and almost instantly this sketch reminded me of playing cards.  Hence the King, Queen and Jack were implented.  However being that I don't have a stamp set with such images I took to the computer like a dog after a bone trying to find something I could print, because I really didn't want to take three out of my deck of cards. (haha)  So after that big pursuit was finished, it left me wondering what to put in the circle.   Which takes me to another short story.  I won that little stamp set "First Kiss" by C.C. Designs from a blog challenge so I thought how cute.  I'll use that and make them the King and Queen of hearts.  I think it turned out darling.  Not so impressed with my blender pen from Michael's, I even used my stazon ink, but it still seemed to smear.  
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Thought I'd share a song that followed "suit" with my card theme. *insert smile.
From a Jack to a King
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