Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Sweet Dreams

The papers in the Recollections paper pack called Rainbows to Dreamland are so pretty and fun to make little girl cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids.
The rainbow and clouds are cut outs from one of the pages. The 2 polka dot strips are from the scrap box. I cut out one of the unicorns to attach to the top of the rainbow. A tiny ribbon accents the top of the cloud.  The sentiment Dream is from SU.
I was inspired by the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments turned sideways.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Wedding Card

It is summer. 'Tis the season--no not Christmas, but wedding season. I have a CAS wedding card to share for Freshly Made Sketches
In my stash, I found a piece of vellum with rose buds. I used it in the background. The center embossed flower is from a SU embossing folder. I cut it down to show only the center flower. That is backed with some red vellum. I can't remember who makes these tiny tag dies. They were just right for the sentiments.
Here is the FMS sketch


I have some men's birthdays coming up. Since Let's Craft and Create challenge is "You're the Man" this is a good time to do a masculine birthday card.
I found this double sided paper in Wishful Thinking, a craft store near me. It was on sale for 25 cents each. I wish I had bought more. I've used so much this past month. The wheels stamp is by dkdesigns. The Happy Birthday is from SU. The silver gems add more industrial theme.
Go on over to Let's Craft and Create and enter. They are even offering a prize.
I am using the design from Tuesday Morning Sketches
I switched up the oval for a square. I think it looks a little more masculine.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Tall Cold Lemonade

Nothing better on a hot summer day than a tall cold glass of lemonade.
The DSP is the from a discontinued collection by SU--the set that had the soda bottles. This one has bubbles. The drink is from a Santa Vacation digi stamp collection purchased here on Etsy . I colored it with SU blender pens and fussy cut it. Then popped it up with foam tape. The sentiment is from a set of penguin stamps by Lawn Fawn, stamped on a scrap of white and also popped up with foam.
I am entering Shopping Our Stash challenge "Get Your Drink On"
I certainly have a big enough stash to never need to shop for anything again. But where is the fun in that?!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Study in Gray

In need of inspiration for a masculine birthday cad,  I turned to the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch
Looking through my stamps, to see what I could use for the shapes,  I found these badly neglected hexagons from SU a few years ago.

Here is my interpretation:
I stamped 5 of the patterns in Basic Gray and punched them out with the SU Hexagon punch. All 5 did not fit on the edge so I decided to do the sentiment over the 5th one. The sentiment is also an old SU stamp.  I added some dimension by popping up the hexagon and sentiment with foam tape.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Cowboy Newton

Newton's Nook cat stamps are so cute. I use them frequently for Send A Smile 4 Kids cards.

This Newton image is called Newton Rides West. I wouldn't be surprised at all by a cat hiding in a boot. The image is colored with SU blender pens. The background star and horseshoe stamps are fro the same set. The star paper is from the stash. As well as the bandana print across the bottom. The Howdy is a die cut from Die Visions.
I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Cute Boots

Some areas of the United States are having lots of rain and you all probably need some cute boots.
The front of this card has a flap overlay. I had to hold it down as it tends to pop up.
The front flap has an adorable chickie with his yellow rain slicker and bright pink umbrella. colored with SU Blender Pens. The raindrops are glittery stickers. The sentiment is done on the computer. The DP is from a paper pad by Ms. Sparkle & Co. purchased at JoAnn's. I added a backing to the front flap so the coloring wouldn't show.
Under the front flap is a precolored digi from Wink Wink Ink, again with sentiment done on the computer. I added glossy accents to the boots for a shiny look.

 Inside is another computer generated sentiment and a row of chickie feet (also DeNami) stomping across the bottom.
After printing out the digi, I am going, What? I thought those boots were yellow. I think I probably need a new color ink cartridge. They turned out pink which are cute too. I just needed to change the original color scheme.

I've used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

In the Pink

I am not so wild about plastic pink flamingos in the yard. But they are really cute on a get well card with this inside message

The flamingo and polka dot papers are from a pad by Ms. Sparkle & Co. purchased at JoAnn's. The sentiment is an old unlabled one. The big flower is from a package I won in a contest.
I used the sketch form Tuesday Morning Sketches

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Wheels Twofer

Fun challenge by Darnell at this month's Twofer. It is things with wheels.
Remember the red wagons of our childhood?
The first one is for Dad.
Card bases for both are SU--Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler. The plaid is Ms. Sparkle and Co. purchased at JoAnn's. The wagon stamp is by Judi Kins, colored with SU blender pens. I actually found the Dad sentiment already done and in the case with Father's/Mother's day stamps. No idea why I had never used it. I think it is separate words from different SU stamps. It is popped up with foam tape.
The twofer is for the kids at Send A Smile 4 Kids. All kids love riddles and puns. My grands used to love to stump me with their silly riddles. Some of them sent them off in giggles before they could even get the question out.  So fun!
The dog stamp is from Hobby Lobby. I Googled wheels, wagons, and puns and found this sentiment, printed it on the computer and then die cut with circle dies. They are popped up with foam tape.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Hey, Pop

I suppose some kids call their father or grandfather Pop. So this card is for them. I will be sending it with a collection of others to Send A Smile 4 Kids
I didn't buy the bundle to go with this SU DSP so I fussy cut a pop bottle and glued it to a strip of Pool Party. The card base is Turquoise( now discontinued).  Stamped some bubbles above the bottle. I can't remember what set that is from. I took it out and put it with my Grunge stamps so I can always find it quickly.  I use it alot for backgrounds, bubbles, dandelion fluff.  You can't see the shine, I filled in the bubbles with a clear star gel pen. Letters are a Tim Holtz small letter die cut set with Lemon Lime Twist. The hey is from a SU sentiment, I masked off and just used the hey. Inside is another old SU stamp.

The design is by Brian King for CAS(E) this Sketch! flipped vertical instead of horizontal.