Tuesday, July 2, 2024

A Sailing Ship

 Hello Again!

Well, senior moments have struck again...I forgot to take a picture of the card sent to Tina for June CCC. Hopefully she will send me a picture when she gets the card. Wish me luck. 

I am pretty sure I used the Maritime and Friendship option, using a ship from my wood stamps collection. If I am right, I do have that picture and can post it here. 

Well, my card has not arrived, but I think this is the card, so am posting it. OK? edit: card arrived yesterday! 

The stamp is an old one from Stampin Up that I stamped on a scrap of white with black ink and fussy cut out. Am pretty sure the green background map is designer paper.* The greeting is from SU set called Inked and Tiled. And I used as usual, PTI white for my card base. 

When I hear Tina has her card, I'll be relieved and glad I made this post. I apologize to all about my poor memory these days. 

Happy Summer wishes to you all. It is delightful here right now.

Theme Options: Summer / Maritime / Friends

* And the dsp is SU's Take to the Sky.

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Saturday, June 29, 2024

Four Pups


Today I am entering my card to the June Edition Woodblock Wednesday Challenge.  I made this card for my old Shih Tzu rescue group to sell at their dog adoption reunion in September. Since this challenge ends soon,  I took a picture of the card with the wood block. 

The wood block is by Rubber Hedgehog Rubber Stamps and is dated 2012. I love this stamp. 
To make the card I first embossed a Very Vanilla card front with my Darice dog print embossing folder.

I inked up the doggie stamp with Versfine Onyx Black ink onto a piece of SU Pecan Pie card stock and then die cut it out with one of the Spellbinders Fluted Classic Recctangles. The greeting is from SU's Happiness Abounds set.

After glueing this focal point onto the card base I was done. The inside is blank except for a thin strip of the brown paper.

Today in MN it is cloudy and cool, just as I like it. Happy Summer to you all.

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Monday, June 17, 2024

Flowery Thanks


Today I am joining a new challenge to me,  Color Hues The Color Challenge. They want pink and moss green which I have lots of both inks in my stash.

As I mentioned somewhere, I have been learning to stencil. This card is one of my first! I followed completely a Gina K video using the Layered Peony Art Stencil that I bought a while ago.

I used three colors of pink, Wendy Vecchi Pink Peony and SU Rose Red and Cheery Cobbler.  Luckily I have various sizes of blending brushes. The green leaves are colored Mellow Moss and Old Olive inks. The "thanks" is from the old Good Morning Magnolia Set 1. I embossed it with Brutus Monroe Alabaster powder.

The card base is Basic Black c.s. that I folded wrong, but the white piece inside shows okay, I.M.O.

I showed this card to my dauther a while ago and she asked me to make it again for her saying happy birthday. Mind you, her birthday is in December. LOL

It is supposed to rain some all week here, so card making and rearranging my craft area are things I can do. A messy crafter, I usually end up with just a small spot to craft in. You do that too?

Bye for now. Thanks for all the comments lately!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

A Few Lotus Flowers

 Summer Greetings!

A lot of fussy cutting went into my card today, but I don't mind. The card turned out okay, if I say so myself. See? I am sending this card to The Flower Challenge #92.

As you can see, I followed their sketch closely. I started out with a SU embossing folder called Seabed inked up in Old Olive that was in my to-use bin. I pasted that onto a top folding A2 card base.

I chose an oldie but goodie stamp set by Dee at Stamplorations called Lotus Love for the flowers. They were colored with SU Blends in shades of Daffodil Delight and Magenta Madness and cut out.  A water stamp from the set has the flowers floating. 

I left off a sentiment as I am not sure for what occassion I will send someone the card. 

Because I used snippets of white cardstock to stamp my flowers etc. I am sending the card on to the Snippets Playground Challenge #482.

First card completed in June! I almost have too much stuff to chose what to make. That's why I like challenges. Anyone else have that problem? 


Bye for now from a rainy day in Minnesota. :-)

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P.S. I see my card is sideways in the challenges, I don't know why. If you do, please let me know how to fix them. Thanks.

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Three Colors

 Hello Crafty Friends!

My card this month is wending its way to Germany. Hope it arrives by the end of the month. 

I used all three colors chosen for this month using the closest ones I could find in my stash of craft goodies. The Glorious Gingham 6x6 DSP from SU had this paper called Blueberry Bushel.  I die cut a piece of it with the PaperTrey Ink die set called Love to Layer: Torn Edges for a background. I really like this layout and will use it again.

My flower and leaf are from the new SU Happiness Abounds stamp set. After stamping onto white scraps, I heat embossed the two pieces with Ranger Gold embossing powder.  To finish this part I used the matchiing dies. 

This challenge always has a theme of friendship and I liked the friend word from the same set. I embossed that in the gold as well then fussy cut out around it.

Lastly to get a raspeberry color, I used SU Polished Pink cardstock for my card base. I have Ranger Distree Oxide ink in Picked Raspberry that matched well, so I knew I was on the right track.
Lovely late spring and going into summer weather here with warm temps and rain to keep the flowers growing. I sure miss growing a garden outside, but have lots of house plants. 

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Thursday, May 2, 2024

April 2024 CCC


This month I tried to use the suggested colors for my card that has gone to Massachusetts. For my sentiment I used one of the colors. I am happy with this card.

Theme Options: Spring / Food and drink / Friendship

So here's my card:   

The flower and leaf are from Altenew's Peony Bouquet kit. I am still learning how to use these layering stamps and dies. I heat embossed in white with Brutus Monroe power before coloring. I used SU blends in Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green to color the flower. Did you notice the white emossing became lilac? Happy accident. 

The purple card base is Stampin' Up! I am pretty sure, but am not sure of the color name. 

Done in Encore Silver ink, the sentiment is called The Only Flower by Rubbernecker. First time used, so am adding my card to NBUS #62 even though my card is for an April challenge.

 I wrote a note to Julia inside. I like making new friends with being in this challenge!

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