Monday, October 26, 2020

Oldie Moldie Monday

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

These papers came from a 12 x 12 pad.  This is another Sheetload design.  

I actually cut 50 of the pieces for my friend to assemble for her church.  She needed to do the sentiment.  The die I used is from Altenew.

Remember to show some love for your old supplies.  They still make beautiful creations.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020


 Last week I made a canvas and fussy cut all these flowers and leaves from a paper pad.  After I had completed the canvas (it did turn out beautiful) I had leftovers so I decided to make some cards for fall.

I found a perfect background in my background box with yellow's and pinks on it so picks up the colors of the yellow flowers and the reddish leaves.  I thought it was a perfect backdrop for all the florals.  I did die cut some leaves out of gold card stock to add to the bouquet.  I laid all the florals on the card and then decided to add foam to the back of the large focal point.  The remainder of the flowers and die cuts were adhered directly to the background with glue.  The grateful is stamped on a piece of leftover paper.  I cut it to go across the card front and added a thin strip of gold cardstock to the bottom of the sentiment strip.  Gold Stickles was added to the center of the flowers to give a little sparkle.  I also used Wink of Stella (clear) on other parts of the floral image.  This card is A2 size.

This card is a 5 x 7 card.  I found a background in my background box that had the perfect yellow/orange colors to use as a backdrop for my floral design.  The card was made the same as the card above.  I only added the simple grateful sentiment to the card.  I am giving this to my doctors.  They are a husband and wife and they have been my doctors for many years.  I wanted them to know I am grateful for the care they have given me over the years.  I have a doctor appointment so I can hand deliver it.   

I am adding this to the wonderful cards at The Sisterhood of Crafters where the challenge is layers

I am also adding it to the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge where the challenge is to Layer It Up.

 There are lots of layers on these two cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Clean and Simple Snowman

 I am working on getting more Christmas cards made and since Christmas is fast approaching I need to find some simple designs.

The current challenge at CAS on Friday is Plaid.  I shamelessly copied one of the designs.  I love plaid paper and every time I see a pretty piece of plaid paper I buy it but when I want to make a card using plaid, do you think I can find a piece of plaid paper.  Luckily this plaid paper was in a 6 x 6 pad of Christmas paper so the plaid is a smaller scale so is perfect for a card.  The snowman and sentiment are from Paper Smooches.  This card could also work for a winter card with that sweet sentiment.

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Oldie Moldie Monday

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

The first picture is another set of cards made with a previous Sheetload of Cards design.

Thanks for stopping by and remember to show some love for your old supplies.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Give Thanks - Another Fall Card

 I love to make fall cards and I really should be making Christmas cards because I do not have enough.  

I have a beautiful 6 x 6 pad from Prima that I bought this fall.  It is so lovely.  Last week I spent some time fussy cutting a bunch of images out of a piece of paper.  Today when I saw the new challenge at Sunday Stamps - a sketch - it said - use that beautiful Prima paper.  Who am I to ignore paper when it talks to you.

Here is the sketch.

The small images inside the square were the images I fussy cut.  I thought this paper asked to be distressed so I got out my little Tim Holtz distresser and went to town.  The two focal point images and the strip of black checked paper are layered with fun foam to give it some dimension.  I tied a dark brown bow around the strip of paper.  After I assembled my card, I used a clear Wink of Stella pen to add sparkle to the focal point and to all the leaves in the background paper.  This was a fun card to make.

Thanks for stopping by.  

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

October Twofer Challenge

 I like challenges that make you think - how can I use the same stamp, die or stencil in two different ways on two different cards.  Twofer is the challenge for this.

The October Twofer challenge is Silhouettes.

The stamp is from Gina K.  I pulled the background for this card from my background box.  I stamped the silhouette stamp all across the bottom of the card front with distress oxide ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

The rectangle was done with distress oxide inks.  The silhouette was stamped with black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The sentiment was done the same way.  I matted it with blue and added to a white card base.  Three clear embellishments were glued to the front of the card.

I love this stamp set.  I have used it already on many cards.

Thanks for stopping by.  

Monday, October 12, 2020

Oldie Moldie Monday

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

I have been making some birthday cards for a person who gives them to resident's at different nursing homes.  What a good way to use some of your old supplies and hopefully bring a smile to someone's face.

These papers are from a 6 x 6 pad and use a recent Sheetload of Cards sketch.  I really liked this sketch.

Remember your old supplies still make beautiful cards.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Hello Friend Happy Birthday

 I am currently working on a set of cards for my sister for her birthday.  She so graciously made masks for many of us in the family so giving her a set of cards is a small gesture of thanks.  It is hard for her to get out and shop for cards so now she will have a small supply.  I am hoping to have 20 for her.

This card was inspired by the current sketch at My Favorite Things.  

I flipped the sketch and put my large stripe on the right side of the card with the small stripes on the left. I first did some ink smooshing to add color to my white card stock.  I then masked off the large stripe and did some ink blending.  It was a perfect opportunity to use the MFT three stripe stencil - do you think I could find it - no - so I could some banner dies and made my own stencil out of paper.  I ink blended the stripes in.  I then stamped the floral image and the sentiment.

I think my sister will enjoy sending this card to a beautiful friend for her birthday.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Crafty Friend Card

 I recently participated in a challenge in a private Facebook group for World Card Making Day.  The challenge was to make a crafty themed card for a friend.  

I made this card and sent it to the person who hosted the challenge.

I am entering the card in a new to me challenge blog where they do mixed media.  There are not many challenge blogs around any more for mixed media.  I love the fun of mixed media, the layers, the texture, oh ok, I love everything about mixed media.  The challenge blog is We Love to Create and their new challenge for this month is Anything Goes and I guess that is the theme each month.

My background for my card came out of my background box (anybody else have a shoe box full of backgrounds to be used sometime.  Well I used a piece from my box.  I cut it to card size.  I heat embossed the sentiment on the front of the card.  After I had done the heat embossing, I took a wonky circle stencil and used a darker blue oxide ink through the stencil.  I did the same with a line stencil.  After that, I took some clear glitter embossing paste and added it through the holes and lines.  I love the sparkle it adds to the card.  I added black splatters (I love splatters).  I cut the sentiment out with a circle die and also cut some fun foam to back the circle so it pops off from the background.  For a finishing touch I wanted to bring in a little more black so I added some different black washi tapes and then stapled some scraps of the background on top of the washi tape.

Thanks for stopping by.  

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Autumn Glory

 I love fall.  I love the colors, the crispness of the air, the sounds of the leaves as the wind blows, the start of soup season and baking apple treats.  I do not like raking leaves but I do like making cards with leaves on them.

I stumbled across a new challenge blog - Stamping Sensations.  Their October challenge is Autumn Glory.  I have this leaf stamp that I had never used so I got it out and stamped it on kraft card stock.  I embossed the design in white embossing powder.  I then colored the leaves with oxide inks.  It took several layers of colors to make them bright enough to have glorious autumn colors.  The hello die is from Altenew and a gold layer is on top of a cranberry layer.  

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy that fall splendor.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Christmas is Fast Approaching

 I looked in my box of Christmas cards and I got very scared.  I don't have very many made and I need to get busy.  

This week end a private group of Facebook of cardmaking friends offered up challenges.  One of the challenges was to make an mostly white card.  To me, this is a difficult challenge because I love color.  Being from the Midwest I thought of snowflakes so decided to make a "winter themed" card.  I will send it at Christmas to someone in the south.

I had some beautiful white pearlized paper in my supplies so I used a snowflake embossing folder to make the background for my card.  I die cut four different snowflakes and layered them up.  I added some circles in the middle with some foam tape for dimension.  One of the circles  was silver.  A silver glitter circle completed the snowflake embellishment.  I die cut the word "winter cheer" from the same silver card stock as the circle.

I am entering my card into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the challenge is to use dry embossing.

Here is my card.

Thanks for stopping by.  

Monday, October 5, 2020

Oldie Moldie Monday

 Well I think I am back in blogging mode.  This upgrade to Windows 10 plus being busy has taken me a while to figure out how to do things.  How do you upload your pictures from your camera and then how do you edit them.  Well I did that today - I had lots of photos - and  the big question - will I remember how to do this the next time I need to upload photos.

Back to our regular scheduled Oldie Moldie Posts.  I saw someone had done this layout on U Tube - who it was - I have no idea - I should write some notes and then not lose them.  I used up a couple sheets of 6 x 6 paper and some old card stock.

I have 5 more of this design ready to be assembled.  I am actually working on a birthday present and Christmas presents - sets of assorted cards and this will be one of the cards in the set.

Thanks for stopping by and remember your old supplies still make beautiful cards.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Creating Fall Cards

 I love to create fall cards.  I have a passion for leaves and I am a sucker for every leaf stamp and die there is.  I am trying to put my blinders on for all the cool stuff that has been released.  There is an Altenew die set that will not stop calling to me but so far it has been out of stock.  

Today I am lucky that the challenge at Sunday Stamps is fall colors and I was in the process of making this card.

I used a new leaf stencil (see sucker) and used oxide ink colors on Kraft card stock.  I then die cut these two leaf dies I had out of different colored card stocks (the one leaf is a dark brown).  I added a gold Hello and then of course had to add gold splatters.  I think I should order another one of those gold watercolor squares so I don't run out.  I then raised the leaf panel with fun foam.  

Here is the image for the colors for the challenge at Sunday Stamps.

Here is my card.

I also made apple cake today which is another sign of fall.  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

World Cardmaking Day

 Isn't it nice to have a holiday dedicated to card makers.  I am celebrating with a group of card making friends and we have offered up challenges for the week end.

My challenge to the group was to make a card with a minimum of four patterned papers.  I am working on a set of cards for my sister for her birthday.  My sister is a quilter so I wanted to use one of my quilt designs.  The color pink was our mother's favorite color.

A friend said she really liked the paper - I told her the paper was so old it qualified for Medicare.  I have always liked grey and pink together.  I found when you make quilt cards you need to make the frame a darker color to emphasize the design.

Simon Says Stamp is celebrating World Cardmaking Day and I am entering my cards in their contest.

Thanks for stopping by.