Friday, July 28, 2017

CTS#232~ Mountains

Well this does it for me today when it comes to using my new clearance stamp sets.  I'm totally out of my comfort zone with these..  You'll have to check out my previous cards to see what I mean.   I have broadened my horizon today.  Any ways I  made this card for the challenge at:  CASE this Sketch
  I stamped my little line up of mountains and then started playing around with the cactus that came in the set, but nothing was looking quite right, until this odd looking long horn skull thingy.  I mean seriously this is so not my kind of stamp, but it was from a lovely set of 9 and only 3 dollars.  any ways I tried to brighten up the dessert with a few flowers and a little sun peaking over the mountain tops.  Over all it's a pretty simple little card.  
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Challenge #88~SunBeam

 I made this card for the Time Out Challenge our inspiration is a word:   'If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely' 
So I went to work on a bright cheery card.  I LOVE the sentiment, that and the sunbeams are from Mama Elephant, the sun/moon is from Michael's and is a clearance item.  I colored it all in and cut it out, then I used pop dots to give it some dimension on top of the sun beams.  So I took a second picture so you could see the shadow.  This card and my last one I just posted this morning are quite different images.  That is why I bought these clearance items, I thought I would give it a go with something out of my comfort zone.  
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 A bit overwhelmed today.  So very  thankful for card blog challenges to play along with.  I must say I have more cards at home then I know what to do with, I think I've exhausted my friends and family with cards, but  I've decided stamping is my way of escape and at least I don't gain anymore weight while doing this.      So this morning I made a card for Freshly Made Sketches by Linda

I went on an "adventure" with this card.  Quite out of the normal for me, that is if I even have a normal way of stamping.  If you check out my other cards you will see that I'm all over the board with them.  I embossed the white background to give it a bit of texture and then did some layers and painfully colored in the elephant, my hands are so shaky and eyes blurry it's amazing Mr. E turned out that well.  Hence the reason I left the stamped circles uncolored and just used enamel dots for the centers.   This stamp set was on clearance at Michael's  YAY for 3 dollars and a cute stamp set.  I included two pictures of this card, because one showed the embossed background so nicely and the other showed the pretty gem.  
Well Mr. Marvin Winston our groundhog has not made an appearance today.  So much for giving him bread, peanuts and water, thought He would appreciate the gesture.  Apparently NOT. 
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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Challenge #338 - NO Stamps~ Hearts

 Well here is my last post for the day.  Card number 3.  This card I made for the no stamp challenge at: Less Is More  This was so fun trying to figure out what to do without stamps.  Makes a gal think a bit.  So I made a sweetheart card.  The hearts and "love" are die cut and I layered  it all with black, as to give it a shadow appearance.  I embossed the white with some fancy little swirl folder.  I think it turned out rather cute.  

Up next is our new side yard friend.. Marvin Winston.  Thought I'd share a couple more pictures of him.  If you take a look around my blog you will see all kinds of little critters that come visit us, along with  pictures of our yard.  He's such a cutie, but big.  Now HP our dog has to stay on his lead just in case MW is out and about. 

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Challenge #338 - NO Stamps!

 I have been up early making cards, but then got busy  and didn't get a chance to post until this evening.  So here is post number 2 for the day.  I have one more to blog about after this.  I hope you will check them ALL out.  This card I made for the Less Is More Challenge

 I used the snowflake embossing folder for my background and then die cut and embossed the Christmas tree.  I sponged it with green.  I think perhaps if I would have just colored it with marker it might have looked better.    I added some glitter to the snow flakes to make it sparkle.  

Oh gosh.. look what's visiting my yard this week.  Two days in a row now.  We believe it's a groundhog.  We have named him Marvin Winston.   Isn't he cute.  I have posted more pictures so please take a look around my blog, if you go back a few days you'll see my yard which is why I think the critters like to pop in for a visit.  
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Challenge # 174 Christmas in July

 I Love making Christmas cards so I had to make one more for the challenge at: Cardz 4 Guyz where it's Christmas in July.   This card is one huge stamp so I basically just had to color it with markers and pencils.  I also highlighted it heavily with clear wink of stella glitter.  I stamped the background with snowflakes to stick with the snowy scene.  I think it turned out sweet.

I'm also sharing a picture of this little critter.  I noticed him the other day in my yard but couldn't get to my camera quick enough before he went under the fence to the junk yard.   But  today I got a bunch of pictures.. I will add another super cute one in a bit on my next post.  Be sure to check it out.  We found out he is a ground hog.  We have named him Marvin Winston.  I have no idea where he came from, but it doesn't surprise me, probably you either if you are a follower of my blog.  We have quite the amount of wild life  that visit us even though we live pretty much in an industrial park.  I guess it's the yard.   
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Addicted to CAS Challenge #116 - Wheels~Loads Of LOVE

I'm feeling like this little lady on my card. Sometimes a gal just wants to hit the trails and enjoy some solitude.   Of course my camper would be loaded with stamps and accessories.    I'm going to submit this card to the challenge at: Addicted to CAS

I used a stampin up set called Loads of Love.  I just kept it very simple, with no embellishments and used colored pencils and markers.   Hope you like it.  
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