Monday, August 14, 2017

Oldie Moldie Monday

I am sharing a card I made for a challenge blog but decided not to post it to the challenge.

This card will go in a box going to some troops.


This patterned paper is so old and rather thin so it was not fun to work with.  I have created a sentiment for baseball and football for a very simple card.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Vintage Tuesday Morning Sketch

I loved the sketch when I saw it at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  It is a sketch with many possibilities.  I went vintage with this sketch.  I used a new 6 x 6 pad of paper from Prima.

Here is the sketch.


The 6 x 6 pad from Prima is very vintage and has lots of pink and black on the papers.  The black polka dot was sitting on my table and I thought I needed a contrast between the two layers of patterned paper.  I fussy cut the little pieces that form the collage grouping with the typewriter.  I thought I needed a little piece of lace in the grouping.

The sentiment is from a set I bought at JoAnn Fabrics for $1.99.  One of the best sentiment sets I have bought in a long time and I have gotten my money's worth out of it.  There are several others I have and I love them also.




Thanks for stopping by.  Making this card started my day on a very happy creative note.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Happy Little Stampers August ATC Challenge

It is time for a new ATC challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  The challenge this month is doodle.



I am not a skilled doodler but I am trying to get better.  I guess the one thing I have always drawn is flowers - you know as you sit in a meeting or are on a conference call - you draw/doodle a flower.  This is  what I decided to doodle this month.


The background is very well aged paper that I had just used on a card so I decided to use the last little pieces on my ATC.  Orange and pink go together pretty well.  Doodling was done with black and white pens.  I used some tiny Tim Holtz stickers to add some words.

Please join us at Happy Little Stampers in August and doodle on an ATC.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies August Challenge

It is time for the new challenge at Happy Little Stampers for Anything Goes With Dies.  Such an easy challenge to enter.


I am on a drive to get my birthday cards made for the remainder of 2017 so I chose to make another birthday card with my dies.

I was going to make my own background paper with distress oxide inks but I took the easy way out.  I had recently purchased a new 12 x 12 pad and it had this beautiful pink/yellow/orange paper in it.
I had some white card bases and chose to use one of them for my card.  Since I wanted my white layer on top to match - I cut apart a card base and trimmed it down.  I used a Tim Holtz to die cut the background die in the corner.  I then used his wildflower dies and cut three of them to add to the card front to fill in the white area.  The sentiment was white embossed on the pink paper and fussy cut out.


After the card was adhered together, I added enamel dots to the card front.  I did put a little glue under each to make sure they did not come loose.  I pop dotted the sentiment on the front.

Please join us for our August Anything Goes With Dies Challenge.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media August Challenge

Hard to believe it is August already and time for a new Mixed Media Challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  The challenge this month is tissue paper.


I had ordered online and my items came wrapped in this beautiful tissue paper and I knew I wanted to use it on a card.


I adhered the tissue paper to watercolor paper with gel medium.  I wanted to use a paper that had some body to it to support what I was going to add to the front of the card.  I added a layer of snowflake texture paste to add some glisten and texture to the card front.


I colored a circle with Dina Wakely paint to make a matching background for the flower I fussy cut from the tissue.  The background matches beautifully.  The flower is pop dotted on the matted circle.  The circles are also pop dotted for more dimension.


I white embossed a birthday sentiment on a black circle and then cut the top off and pop dotted it to the top of the card.  I tied a beautiful bow to bring some more black on the card front.

I had fussy cut another large flower and I put that on the back of the envelope so it will be pleasing to the eye also.

Please join us at Happy Little Stampers for our August Mixed Media Challenge.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Merry Christmas

It is never too early to start making Christmas cards.  Last year I had thought I had used all of these poinsettias up but I found some more so I made two more cards.

I am doing it for several challenges.

Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge for the Month of August is



The next challenge is Shopping Our Stash where the challenge is Countdown to Christmas.

The last challenge is Addicted to Stamps where the challenge is Holiday.

Everything was from my stash - very well aged.  Old flower, old brad, old stamp for sentiment and some old paper (but that is not as old as the other supplies.  I finished the card off with some gold spray.  I made 2 of the card.  Two more Christmas cards done - YAY.




Thanks for stopping by.  Everyone have a great week end.


Oldie Moldie Monday

It is Monday - time to show some love for your old supplies.  Normally I use paper for my Oldie Moldie Monday creations but this time around I am using all old stamps on a background I made.

I was inspired by the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch.



Once again I struggle, a CASE card has lots of white space.  Does white space mean white space or does it mean ares with nothing in it.  I am going with the latter definition.


I have many gold stamps and the majority of them are well aged.  I did buy a new one this year but I put it in a safe place and it is no where to be found.  I did use distress oxides for my background.  I think next time I will use an oval to make my golf mound. and to use as a mask.

This card is going to a friend.  I am making four of this card.  One will go in a box being sent over seas to a group of soldiers and the other two will go to my friend who supports two non profit groups with fundraisers and the cards will be sold for those.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Case This Sketch Birthday Card

I try to make CAS cards but sometimes I find it is very difficult to do.  I think I nailed it this time.

I am working on some cards for a box being sent overseas to a group of soldiers and thought this card would go in the box plus it was flat and easy for them to mail home.

I decided to use the sketch at Case This Sketch.    I use a version of this sketch sometimes when I am creating cards.


I had bought a new 6 x 6 pad at Tuesday Morning (as if I needed another 6 x 6 pad in my collection).  It is specifically birthday related so I think I will get good use out of the paper collection.

The background has a very slight pattern to it so that helped me handle all that white space.  The stamp is from Jo Ann Fabrics.  It is a collection of sentiments in their new $1.99 bins.  I have gotten several sentiment sets out of there which I just love.


Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card.  There are so many good causes out there you can make cards for.  A fellow card maker I met on Operation Write Home is coordinating this drive for a troop from her state.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Oldie Moldie Monday

It is Monday - time to show some love for your old supplies.  This is a combination of old and new supplies.  The stamp is a new Whipper Snapper Stamp which I could not leave behind at the store - it had a bee on it and the bee was sewing.  It is so precious and reminds me of my mom and all the other Bea's in my family.

The paper is from an old 6 x 6 pad.


This card is being sent to a friend who I worked with for almost 20 years.  We also carpooled together so many memories between the two of us.  She is a very special lady and she has moved to another state so I do not get to see her too often.

Remember your old supplies can make beautiful cards or other projects.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Canvas Corp Traveling Journal

Here is my June pages for the traveling journal I received.  I was inspired by a project on U Tube that had the black dots and bright colors.


The journal had a small insert inside the page so that was fun to work with.  Here you can see the front side of the page.



Here is the backside of the insert.  Very simple.


I started by cutting the black dot paper from Canvas Corp to fit the page.  I masked off a border around the edge and added gesso.


I then added color to the center of the pages using different colors of High Impact Paint from Tattered Angels.


I then stenciled over the top of the bright colors with white gesso.


I removed the masking tape.  Look what happened  It tore the top of the dotted paper away in several places.  I felt so sick to my stomach that I had ruined my page.


But as Carolyn Dube says - it is an opportunity to be creative.  So I added one of the paints to the oops areas.  I also drew circles in this area with a black marker.


I cut flowers with my Silhouette out of black card stock and adhered to the pages.  I used one bloom on the backside of the small page.

In the end I was very happy with my page even though I had that "oops" in the middle of it.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Oldie Moldie Monday

Oops missed posting last week.  I was off staying with my niece's children while they went on a vacation.  I always have so much fun with them.

I made a Christmas card from some older paper.  Not that old but still in my large stash of 6 x 6 pads.  The stamp is new from Whipper Snapper Stamps.


I made about 6 of these.  The sentiment stamp is from Paper Smooches.

Remember to show some love to your old supplies.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wedding Card

A high school classmate special ordered a wedding card for me.  I took the order and I made a beautiful card.  She has received it and she loved it.

I am entering the card in the Monday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp.  The challenge is to distress it.  Well I distressed the edges of all the paper with scissors (I couldn't find my distresser - it is playing hide and seek.)


Here are some close ups of different parts of the card.








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Monday, July 10, 2017

Happy Little Stampers July ATC Challenge

Time again for the new challenge at Happy Little Stampers - ATC.

The challenge this month is Animals.



The background for the ATC is Distress Oxide Inks.  The little monkey and heart are stickers that I have had for so many years.  I am so glad to be able to use at least one of the monkeys.  The Hello was stamped on the ATC front.


Please join us at Happy Little Stampers July ATC challenge.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Happy Little Stampers July Anything Goes With Dies Challenge

It is July, time for a new dies challenge at Happy Little Stampers and as always it is Anything Goes.


This will be either a Christmas card or a winter card.  I am not sure yet.  The sweater was die cut with a new die.  I love the non traditional accent of orange.  It is always nice to mix up your holiday cards.  The snowflake is one I had in my supplies.  The sentiment was cut with my Silhouette Cameo.

The background and the sentiment were created with distress oxide inks.  I love to play with those inks.  One hint is make sure you color your paper for your sentiment at the same time.  You can never recreate the same coloring with distress oxides.


Here is a close up of the sentiment.


Here is a close up of the sweater and background.


Get out your dies and join us at Happy Little Stampers Die Challenge - Anything Goes.

Friday, July 7, 2017

New Distress Ink Colors in the House

I had so much fun with the first colors that I had to order the next 12 colors.  I did find them on sale and with half price shipping.  Of course I started playing with them immediately.  I have made a bunch of backgrounds and I have six of them stamped for Christmas cards.  I will finish one and kit the rest to be assembled when I am away from home.

I decided to use one of my new panels to do the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Here is the sketch.


Here is my card.  I used three different colors to make the more solid background and then the I did splatters on the background.  After doing this I struggle, is it a CAS card.  In my design world, it is because I know all the layers I like.  I love the bright colors I achieved.


I am also entering it into the challenge at Addicted to Stamps and more where the challenge is CAS.


Everyone have a wonderful day.  I may have to put the inks aside so I can make the two male birthday cards I need to make for tomorrow (plus make a salad) and I took a special order for a wedding card.  I would like to mail that this Monday.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media July Challenge

How did it get to be the beginning of July?  Well it is time for the new monthly challenges to be posted at Happy Little Stampers.

The mixed media challenge is Texture.


I needed a birthday card for a male friend so decided to do my challenge card for July for mixed media.  This is an image that has never been inked before so that was good to use it.

The image and sentiment was stamped on gessoed on book pages.  I colored the image with distress paint.  Texture was added with embossing paste in several different parts of the card.  There is a chicken sire die behind the image.  The paper is very old.


The card was liked by the recipient.

Please come join us at Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media for our July challenge.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Oldie Moldie Monday

I have a grouping of this paper from Kaiser Kraft.  The colors are beautiful and I took one scrappiece and made 2 cards out of it.  I still have one more piece cut from this scrap that I will work into a card.



Remember to show some love for your old supplies.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

ICAD Week 4

These are my ICADS (index card a day) for Week 4.

Day 22


Day 23


Day 24


Day 25


Day 26


Day 27


Day 28


I am laboring on this.  61 days is a long time span but I am determined to make it through.  If I don't like the prompt, I have decided to just do something I want to do.  I am enjoying the scraps in my little box.  They are getting a life.