Monday, January 27, 2020

Oldie Moldie Monday

It is Monday - time to show some love for your old supplies.

I had pieces of these patterned papers lying on my design table so I decided to cut random sized strips from the paper.  I then just applied them to a cream background paper and after this was done used a rectangle die to cut out the card front.  I matted it with a piece or coordinating card stock.  To be frugal, on the cards where I used a die cut, I die cut the sentiment out of the middle of the card stock mat. 




Just think if I grabbed each of my 6 x 6 pads and just cut a strip off eight different patterns, I would have a billion (OK maybe not that many) cards I could make.

Remember to show some love for your old supplies.  They still make wonderful cards. 

Monday, January 20, 2020

Oldie Moldie Monday

It is Monday - time to show some love for your old supplies.

I used some older Christmas paper to make lunch bags into attractive gift bags.



Remember to show some love for your old supplies.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Christmas Card #3 for 2020

I am trying to make Christmas cards all year long so I don't run into "not enough cards in December" and no time to create.  I just made about 20 winter cards to finish up my cards for Christmas.

Several challenges encouraged me to get started on this challenge to myself.

The first challenge is the great sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch


Paper Smooches has  their second challenge for 2020 and it is Anything Goes.  Since I still had the snowmen on my design table, they were used on another Christmas card for next year.


Another challenge is CAS on Friday where the challenge is Winter.  What is more winter than a couple cute snowmen and a snowflake.

I also stumbled across this new challenge where people are trying to get ahead on their Christmas cards for 2020.  Get Cracking on Christmas.  


 If you look at the sketch, you can see that my snowflake is the rectangle in the sketch.  The sparkle embossing paste represents the splatters.  I really do like how this very CAS card came together.



Here is a close up of the corner of the card with all the elements.


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Friday, January 17, 2020

Let's Party Celebrate You

It is time to play along with a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.


A 6 x 6 pad of paper was laying on the design table and it was double sided so makes designing a coordinated card so much easier.  Add a big sentiment and you have a card.



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Thursday, January 16, 2020

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge

I am trying to play along with My Favorite Things Weekly Sketch Challenge.  I am on a roll - this is my second week of doing it.  HaHa such a roll. 

Here is the challenge.  I had to think about this sketch for a little while but I finally came up with something.  I think I need to do more shopping at My Favorite Things.


I flipped the sketch and Smile is the third strip of the sketch. 

The paper is from My Favorite Things also.  I have their black and white stripe pad which I love but this paper is fun to play with also.  I love the flower dies.


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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Happy Birthday Dear Brother

My baby brother is having a birthday.

I have been having so much fun with my Gnome die from Simon Says Stamp that I decided to use it on Todd's birthday card.  It was something different to create with.  (I am still trying to figure out a Valentine card design using the Gnome die.)

The current challenge at The Male Room is Anything Goes.



The card is in the mail and hopefully it makes it by his birthday.

I am also entering it into the current challenge at Shopping Our Stash.  Their current challenge is to use a Gnome.  I do have that covered.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Floral Watercolor Card

While I was puppy sitting in Florida for a month, I took my watercolors with me and colored many images and also did some freehand watercolor which was mostly inspired by Pinterest.

I decided to use one of my pieces on a card for a special friend.  I knew she would also appreciate my somewhat original artwork.

The sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch was used to create this card.


I found some card stock in my stash that coordinated with the light and dark colors of the flowers.  I used the card stock to make a card base and also matted the floral image with another shade of card stock.  The piece of black stripe patterned paper is from My Favorite Things.  (they have an entire 6 x 6 pad of just black and white stripes - so nice.)  The sentiment was heat embossed on a piece of the same card stock.


I really like how this card turned out.  The colors of pink with the black and white stripe make me happy.

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