Friday, April 21, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #218~ Umbrella

Today I made this card for the sketch challenge at: Case This Sketch
I used the stampin up weather together set with matching framelits.  I had to add the second row of clouds because I smudged the rain drops.   I think my subconscious knows how much I dislike rain at times.  (haha) I then added some glitter paper to the umbrella and the handle to bling it up a bit.  I also used little jewels beside the sentiment.   For the top clouds I positioned my framelits where I wanted the clouds to be and then ran it through the big shot.  I  stamped the same cloud image on white paper and used pop dots to line up the images.. I think it turned out nice. 
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #399~Beautiful YOU

I'm so excited to play along with the challenge at: Tuesday Morning Sketches
This is such a great layout.  The possibilities were swimming in my head, but I finally settled on this one.   I used  stampin up sets: Papillon Potpourri for the butterflies and Beautiful you for the young lady and sentiment.  I then found some fabulous paper to fussy cut out the dress and hat.  I love how it goes with the orange background.   Oh and I embossed that background with the vertical stripes, but chose not to sponge it.. just clean and simple.  One little button with yellow twine for some dimension finishes this card off.   I needed a bit of bright and cheery, as it's cold and raining here in WI.
   I also posted both pictures because one shows the sparkly dress better, and the other shows the embossed background, so of course I couldn't decide which one to pick ~ So I added them both.
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017


This card I made for my son, who had surgery last week.  He shattered the bone in his hand and had to have pins put in it.  He is doing well.  It's just hard for him to take it easy,  He is a BMX bike rider that does the fancy tricks/stunts and such.  It's dangerous.. so we pray a lot, but he loves it, and we're so proud of him.   He grew up loving trains too.. and so fitting since we've always lived by the tracks and in this case train yard now.. any ways.. this little shirt I made for him I even tried to tie dye it the way he would like it.. I wish I could get one made for real for him.  He said he loved the card.  Also He got it today on the 19th.. which is symbolic to us because his birthday is the 19th of Sept.  and my kids like their dates.. so sweet.  
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This here card I made for a friend who just bought a house and also got a little puppy.  I couldn't resist making a card for this lovely family.   I didn't have a bigger house stamp, and I wasn't quite sure how to balance the dog verses the house.. so that made me think of balance by way of a teeter totter and there you have it...a "scale" if you will.    I hope my friend and her daughters will like the card.  
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

HSS Sketch Challenge #262~BABY

Today I made a cute baby card for the sketch challenge at: Hand Stamped Sentiments Blog.  
I used stampin up Moon Baby and Banner Banter to create this card.  I embossed the background with clouds and sponged on some color to brighten it up a bit.  I then made sure to match baby's umbrella with her sleeper.  I couldn't layer the circle dies because the bottom was to large, so I trimmed off the out ring of the smaller circle and layered it that way.  I think it turned out fabulous.  Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit.  
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Sunday, April 16, 2017



RRCB60~Baby Elephant

 Today I made a card for the  theme challenge at: Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.  We are to get creative with critter babies. 
 I chose this baby elephant from stampin up: Out of the box.  I checked on split coast stampers and the earliest I can see this set is 2009. It appears to be a hostess set.  The little elephant is adorable.  I found some cute baby theme ribbon laying around so I thought it would work lovely with this card.    I made two cards because I couldn't decide which color I liked better.  
 I really wanted to do a baby giraffe because April had her baby but I didn't think of that until after I stamped the elephant, and plus my giraffe stamp is not that cute. 😉
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