Monday, November 11, 2019

Oldie Moldie Monday

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

I was attempting to do a sketch challenge but I went rogue on the sketch. 

The stickers on this card are very old but I like the bright colors and they make a bright, happy graphic thank you card.  The background was in the background box - I know it was made with the clean up of a stencil.  The premade card base matched the colors of everything perfectly.


Remember to show some love for your old supplies.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Happy Little Stampers November Christmas Challenge

Christmas is fast approaching and you need to get some more Christmas cards made.  The November Christmas Challenge at Happy Little Stampers will help you get closer to your goal to send handmade Christmas cards. 

The challenge each month is Anything Goes but they do have an added twist if you wish to do that part of the challenge.  The optional twist is Bah Hum Bug.  I guess my take on Bah Hum Bug is dinosaurs on your Christmas card. 


My card is actually a shaker ornament for a four year old boy who loves dinosaurs.  Ellen Hutson has this wonderful Christmas Dinosaur set and it had my name on it.

The ornament die cut is from Honey Bee Stamps and it is good size die.

The ornaments were stamped with Memento Ink and colored with Copics.  I used my trusty Scan N Cut to cut out all the images.  It is just a matter of assembling the ornament.  I just did it in steps and it wasn't too hard to do.

As usual, I put too many shaker things in the ornament.  Oh well.  I used an assortment of many things I had in my supplies.  I had found fine red, green and white confetti at Hobby Lobby so that adds some Christmas color to the shaker element.

I am pretty sure he will love it.


Please come play with our November Christmas challenge at Happy Little Stampers

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Oldie Moldie Monday

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

I had three of these tree ATC's hanging out in my studio and I decided to make cards for my three shut ins.  The yellow and green are also scrap pieces of card stock.


Remember your old supplies still make beautiful cards.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

November Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge

It is November - time for a new watercolor challenge at Happy Little Stampers.

The challenge this month is "Anything Goes" with the optional twist of animals.


I am trying to still finish the birthday cards I need for the remainder of 2019.  This birthday card is for my son in law who lives in Alaska.  He always gets a birthday card with a moose on it.  I wonder if he realizes this. 

The moose stamps is from Whimsy Stamps. I stamped it in dark brown ink and colored with Distress Oxide Inks.  I think the coloring turned out pretty good.  There are many shades of brown oxide inks in that moose. 


Here is a close up of the moose.  I added a little light blue to the sky.  I kept it very light because I did want the moose to be the star of the birthday card.  I added a simple sentiment.


Please join us at Happy Little Stampers for our November watercolor challenge

Pirate Cards

I am in the midst of making some cards for a foster care home in South Carolina and I was short on male themed cards.

I try to keep my cards fairly simple so utilized some pirate stickers I had found at the Dollar Store.  I embossed a light blue card stock for the background and computer generated the sentiment.

I now have two more cards for my box.

How lucky was I that the current challenge at The Male Room is Pirates.





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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Sentiment Says It All

The two week challenge at Mod Squad Challenge is to have your sentiment Say It All.

I am in the midst of making "thank you notes" for several different organizations so my large thank you stamps help make this task easier.

I found this dry embossed folder already colored and all I needed to do was add a thank you sentiment to finish it off.  I did add some pink splatters as the final touch to complete the card front.


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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Thank You Notes

I am trying to make some thank you notes for a foster care home so I have been working out of my supplies that are half started but never made it into a card.

The first card uses a flower I created using alcohol inks.  I then added my own doodles to the bloom.  The background was pulled from my background box (I have been putting all my backgrounds in one box and it makes it so easy to find something to make a card with.)


I was playing with a new Penny Black flower stamp when I first got it and I stamped several of this flower.  I added an embossed background on a prebought card base.  The addition of a thank you across the center of the card finishes the card.


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