Sunday, March 28, 2021

Soft colors for Easter

 I like to send a lot of Easter cards,  As much as I love this one, I don't have the patience to create very many of them!

Lots and lots of die cuts!!  Kat Scrappiness base die, I think the others are Gina Marie?  Anyone?

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Sunshine and Laughter

 Who couldn't use a little sunshine and laughter?

Cath Zielski inspired me to break out my Distress Inks to create not just a background, but also the cardstock used for the die cuts.  For the butterflies, I used Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade.  The background and oval were inked with Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn.  I added a Hero Arts sentiment.  The butterflies were too plain, so I cut out the black centers from a Cheery Lynn die, and trimmed down to fit.  

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Fur Baby Sympathy

 A dear friend just lost her Golden Retriever.  

I like clean and simple sympathy cards  Darice embossing folder, Unity sentiment.  The paper and ink are More Mustard.  Sharing this with The Paper Players, Ann's CAS challenge - Animals.  

I think that the loss of pets has been even harder during quarantine.  We are spending so much time at home with them.  Plus there are very few rescue puppies available, at least in the mid-west.  After losing our Yellow Lab last November, we applied for 53 dogs before we were chosen as Charli's new family.    

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Send A Smile 4 Kids - Cards 4 For Boys

 Welcome back to another Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge!  This month, we are focusing on Cards 4 Boys.

Stampin' Up Dinoroar paper, retired.  I cut the dino out on my Brother Scan and Cut and cut the rectangles with stitched rectangles from Lawn Fawn,  I added a rub on sentiment from my stash, and glossy accents to the red berries for some depth and texture.     

Be sure to join us at our Cards 4 Boys challenge!

Sunday, February 14, 2021

 I can't believe how long  it has been since I posted!  We were fortunate to have been chosen to receive a beautiful furbaby from Luck Tales Rescue in Kentucky  I forgot how much work a young puppy requires!  Here's Charley!  She is about 14 weeks old and as busy as a toddler.  Mixed parentage, some Lab, Mastiff, and who knows what else.  

Here is their inspiration:

I replaced the repeating hearts with hexagons I cut on my Brother Scan and Cut, and added a SSS sentiment.  

Since I haven't been able to get up to my craft room, I have been doing a bit of beading, making and selling these cute glue fobs.  I got tired of losing my Art Glitter pin.  $6.50 + shipping, just let me know what color/style!

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Love is in the air...

 I don't make many Valentine cards, I prefer to make more versatile Love cards.  Most of my makes go to Send a Smile 4 Kids and Cards for Soldiers, and Love cards can be used all year long.  

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp, and I love the open look with the plaid.  The sketch is from Laurel Beard.  Sharing with Just Us Girls Word challenge.  

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Send a Smile 4 Kids

Welcome back to another Send A Smile for Kids challenge.  This month, our challenge is to create a Spring or Easter card.  

Can't have a proper Easter basket without a chocolate bunny!!  Echo Park paper, ancient unknown sentiment.  I cut the bunny on my Brother Scan and Cut, and embossed him with a Fiskars grass texture plate.