Friday, July 20, 2018

Birthday Fun




I totally had fun with this card. It shines and sparkles and shakes and turned out better than I had hoped. I used some paper that I had foiled as the background for the shaker and for the bow. The Birthday Chicks stamps from MFT was just too cute to pass up for this card. I made this for my friend who will totally appreciate this. I used the Gift Shaker also from MFT and filled it with some sparkly gold and silver foil hearts. 

This card is being submitted to the following challenge:

MFT - Birthday Challenge
MFT - Sketch Challenge #394
SSS - Monday Sparkle Challenge

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Yay - it's Your Day




Yay is such a fun die from My Favorite Things, I find myself reaching for it often. This is perfect for a teen birthday card. I used an alcohol ink background that had some silver foil added to it. 

This card is being submitted to the following challenge:
Simon Says - Use Die or Punch

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

MFT Color #97

These colors were a bit of a challenge for me. I am more of a bright colors than the soft and muted colors especially since I chose to go with one of the adorable Toucans and my brand new balloons. This is just a fun card and no idea who I am going to mail it to, yet. 





I used the following adorable stamp set from MFT. 
Stamps: Toucan Do It

The word die is from Happy Greetings
The balloons coordinate with the I Heart Celebrating
The Hello came from a Simon Says Stamp set. I love that script.

This card is being submitted to the following challenge:
MFT Color #97: MFT Color

Sunday, July 8, 2018

MFT Sketch

I am going to be a grandma - again. Yeah!!! The shower is next week and they do NOT want to know if they are having a boy or a girl. So this is the card I came up with. I also made it work for my second entry for the Sketch challenge over on the MFT blog. 



I used the following adorable stamp set from MFT. 

Stamps: Welcome Baby
The die called Clothesline (I think). 

This card is being submitted to the following challenge:

MFT Sketch #392: MFT Sketch

MFT Sketch Challenge


Sometimes a challenge can throw me for a loop, this sketch really stumped me for a while. In my family I have many birthdays, especially grandchildren, so making a birthday card usually gets me out of a slump. I also love playing with alcohol inks. So the background piece helped me out with this one. And who can resist this shark?!?!


I used the following adorable stamp set from MFT. 

Stamps: Beach Buds
The die was one I had. 

This card is being submitted to the following challenge:

MFT Sketch #392: MFT Sketch

Saturday, July 7, 2018

SSS Color Challenge

Yeah - I am back again - this time with a Red White Blue thank you card. I made this card for friends who hosted the 4th of July gathering this year.


I used some adorable stamps and dies from MFT. 

Stamps: A Tweet Hello
Die: Birdbath

This card is being submitted to the following challenge:

SSS - Color Challenge

Thursday, July 5, 2018

MFT - Summer School


I have been struggling with making the time to get back into doing challenges and keeping up my blog. So once again I am restarting this blog. I have updated some aspects of it and I am re-committed! 



I discovered My Favorite Things recently and decided to participate in some of their challenges - the Summer School week has been really fun! I only have a few of their stamp sets (so far!) so a few are a little limited in variety. Thank goodness my sister is a new card making recruit and we are sharing some stamp sets. 

This card is for today's entry focusing on symmetry. 

I used the Doodled Blooms stamp sets from MFT. The sentiment is GKD. I colored the flowers quickly with my Copics and added some GKD crystalline drops for the center of the flowers.

This card is being submitted to the following challenge:

MFT - Summer School - Symmetry

Friday, July 28, 2017

Bridal Shower Invitation

In my wonderfully large family there are always special events coming around. This year one of our son's is getting married and I am making the invitations for the bridal shower. My future daughter-in-law is delightful and we are so happy to welcome her into the family. This is the invitation I made so that my other daughters-in-law and daughters do not have to worry about this part of it. 



I used some of the GinaK Decofoil for the lower portion - it is nice and sparkly! The die and stamp set I got from Simon Says Stamp. I added a few Nuvo Dots and some plain white ribbon. 

This card is being submitted to the following challenges:
SimonSaysBlog - Anything Goes

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Happy 13th


Well, I see it has been a long time since I I have posted - several years to be a little more precise. I have not stopped making cards, in fact I make quite a few. I just had to prioritize - keep up with the blog or make cards. Making cards won. Anyway, I will be trying to post a few now and then. Here is a card I made for my grandson. 
This was a lot of fun! I used some dies and and foil and embossing. I used Decofoil transfer gel on an alphabet stencil for the name. Such fun! 

This card is being submitted to the following challenges:
SimonSaysBlog - Seeing Stars 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Daydream Designs Spring Blog Hop - April 2014



Welcome to the Spring Has Sprung Blog Hop sponsored by Daydream Designs! We are so glad you are joining us! We hope you’ll join us each day since some of our design team will be posting each day of the blog hop with new projects to inspire your spring crafting. 

This is a unique blog hop because EVERYONE WINS! There will be free digi stamps on each DT blog available only for the duration of the blog hop. So grab them while you can. Other prizes for qualifying participants: 3 winners get 3 FREE stamp sets, 2 winners get 2 FREE stamp sets, and 1 person will win 1 FREE stamp set...all from Diane’s Daydream Designs Stores.

To qualify, comment on each DT blog (one time for each DT is sufficient even if they post each day). Start the blog hop at Diane’s blog and continue through this list:



You should have arrived from Marsha's blog and I am quite certain you were suitably impressed by her work! I absolutely love the Spring Has Sprung sets. This first card was made with the Cup of Tulips set. This has such vibrant colors. I just added a couple of ribbons and some pearls.



This next card uses the adorable Bouquet of Daisies. I love daisies and I just took a few of the daisies image - used the copy and paste command and placed them in a bunch. Then I added a ribbon and a few yellow brads. This card screams, SPRING! I also used a strip of the coordinating papers from this set and the sentiment.



For those of you who know me just a little bit you know I LOVE tulips! Perhaps it is the Dutch in me!  So this card uses the set called Pot of Tulips. I used the digi paper called Pink Grid Paper which coordinated so perfectly with this image. I also used a sentiment and the butterfly is from a punch.  





Now hop on over to visit Mynnette - she is so talented I just know you are going to love her eye candy. 

I hope you enjoyed the hop as much as we enjoyed creating for it. 

God Bless You!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Irish Blessings to You!

Here are a couple of St. Patrick's Day cards I made for a few of my Irish friends! I made both of these with the Irish Blessings set from Daydream Designs. I even remembered to mail them! Yeah me! 
So Irish Blessings to all of you!

God Bless,


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Happy Birthday

Today is one of my grandchildren's birthday - this is one of 3 this month alone! I used the same wonderful digital stamp set from Daydream Designs called Birthday Bash


I really love the little animal images and the digital paper that comes with it work great with it too! This is great for all of the younger grandkids - it's the pre-teens and teens that are tough! I have never given any of them a store brought card so I am always looking for versatile sets, this one was perfect. 

I really had a lot of fun making these and it is the perfect set when you have 19 grandchildren! 

I hope you enjoyed these. To see more really fun images hop on over to Diane's Daydream Designs and have a look. 

Until next time.....




Sunday, February 16, 2014

Thanks!

I always have the absolute best intentions to send out cards that say "Thanks!". Thanks for the kind words, thanks for the prayers, thanks for listening, thanks for the gift. I am not real good at sending the cards although I do make them. I even forget to post them. So here are three "Thanks! cards; to Pam and Sue-Ellen and Shannon. They know why! Love you - one is a sister through marriage another is a sister in my heart and the third is an amazing new addition to my heart! 
Tweethearts by Daydream Designs
These three card were made with an adorable digital image by Daydream Designs called Tweethearts. It is a valentine set but can be used for so much more. As you can see I used basically the same colors and images and just re-sized - popped up - changed layouts- added some embellishments and had an incredibly fun time playing with these heart flowers. The little blue bird in the bottom card was added at the last minute. I saw it laying on my craft table as a discard due to bad cutting, it had lost the attached envelope. It is from the same digital stamp set. 




I hope you enjoyed these. To see more really fun images hop on over to Daydream Designs and have a look. 

Until next time.....

I have to go mail my cards now - excuse the poinsettia stamps - I never sent out my Christmas cards either. {sigh}


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Daydream Designs Blog Hop - January 2014


Join the Fun—It Begins Today!
January 15 –January 19

Welcome to the Daydream Designs BLOG HOP!  We have tons of inspiration for you and lots of FREEBIES and giveaways.  You will visit 10 Dream Team designers’ blogs.  Follow the linked list below to move through the blog hop in order, so you don’t miss one. 
**Three winners will win their choice of THREE FREE SETS**
 from our Daydream Designs Store
(Excludes KD-Kits)

**One winner will win the BIG BLOG HOP CANDY**
(see Diane’s blog for pictures)

**EVERYONE WINS!**
Collect FREE DIGIS as you go!  There will be a free digi waiting on each designer’s blog!
  • 1.       Visit every blog on the list.
  • 2.       Leave a comment saying you were here.
  • 3.       For an extra chance to win, subscribe to our newsletter (Diane’s blog, first stop on the hop).
  • 4.       When you get to the last blog on the list, Jerusha’s blog, you will have the choice to end the hop or continue to Deedee Anderson’s blog to start another round with her team for more prizes and Freebies!  Let’s get started!






You should have arrived from MariLynn blog and I am quite certain you were suitably impressed by her work, I know that I always am! I made both of my cards using the Sending You Love set. It has so much variety - I just love it! Although it was the same set look at the 2 very different cards that were created with it.







I really liked using the black ribbon on this one and I hope you can tell that the bird with the envelope are popped up. One of nice things about digital images is that they can be layered. I added the sentiments on top of the images and I just did that in Word. Very simple to do. 

Now hop on over to visit Jerusha - she is so talented I just know you are going to love her eye candy. And here is the free digi that I used in the first card courtesy of Diane!



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

CSS December Inspiration Blog Hop

Since I am close to the bottom of the blog list this time you probably already know that this is the last CSS Blog Hop. I had all these "words" I wanted to write to express how I feel about my fellow CSS team meeting but I find that I cannot find the right words. Then I thought I would make my best card ever! But I did not, in fact I have made several cards and did not deem them "good enough" for this final farewell. So unless I find the perfect inspiration to make another card after work tomorrow this is it. You should have arrived from Melissa Shultz  where I am sure you saw an amazing sparkling creation.




I used one of my favorite Christmas stamps from the Joyful Holiday stamp set. I just love this tree. The sparkle is in the background which I did with several Twinkling H2O paints that I was playing with. I took this picture several times in several different places to try to bring out the sparkle. This was taken outside of my classroom since I needed the wonderful Florida sun to make the sparkle! 

I did it - I made a really quick card after work today using some glitter and foil and the Season's Greetings stamp set. My thumb print is on the sentiment but that was because the glue was not dry yet. Oh well - makes it "home made"! 

Now hop on over to Tera Fujan to see another work of art also from sunny Florida. If you get lost along the way or want to see all the creations again here is the direct link to all of us on Stamp TV.

Make sure to leave a comment as you go along because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! Look for the announcement on Tuesday, December 24.



Thanks for the visit and have a Blessed Christmas!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

CSS Thankful Blog Hop 11-19-2013

Hello, we are so happy to have you join us on this Thanksgiving week for a Thankful blog hop. You should have arrived from Tera Fujan where I am sure you saw an amazing Thankful creation.


I made two samples this time. I am not sure which one I like best but both were fun. This first was made with Sweet Friend for the branch and leaves and Fall Foliage for the sentiment. I colored the leaves with Memento Markers. All card stock for both cards is GKD Pure Luxury, the best around. 


This second card was made with Stately Flowers 6 for the image and Stately Flowers 5 for the sentiment. The patterned paper is GKD called Grateful Heart

Now hop on over to Melissa Shultz to see some more amazingly thankful samples.

Make sure to leave a comment as you go along because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! Look for the announcement on Tuesday, November 26.


Thanks for the visit and have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

CSS Color Challenge Blog Hop - 11-12-2013

This time we have a color challenge - and to be honest I had a real hard time with this one. You should have arrived from Melissa Cash where I am sure you saw some wonderful creation with the colors.(Dark Chocolate, Tomato Soup, Honey Mustard and In the Navy with Ivory as the neutral color)





I have a lot of birthdays this month and the beginning of next month too so this card is for one of my granddaughters. I was hoping to make 2 cards but time just wasn't available. I used the stamp set from Melanie called Beyond Baskets 2

Now you have to hop on over to check out what Tera Fujan has created for us to see.  

Thanks for the visit!


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

CSS Sketch Challenge - 10-8-2013

I love sketch challenges and this one was fun. You should have arrived from Tera Fujan where I am sure you saw a wonderful project with this sketch!

I used some of my favorite color combos for this - ivory and black. I used the GKD pure luxury Ivory and just a small panel of the black. I also have to give a call out to the new GKD ink pads - the black is so crisp and clear. This was a simple card using the ribbon and buttons. The stamps were from one of the new duos called Time.  


I threw together another quick card tonight waiting for the Rays baseball game to start (unfortunately we lost). I used the new stamp set called Christmas Joy.
Now you have to hop on over to check out what Melisa Waldorf has created for us to see.  

Make sure to leave a comment as you go along because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! Look for the announcement on Tuesday, October 15.

Thanks for the visit!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

CSS Inspiration Blog Hop - 9-10-2013

Welcome to another Blog Hop based on this really pretty inspiration picture that Joy found for us. This certainly makes me long for Fall. I have a long wait though living in Florida!  You should have arrived from Linda Payne where I am sure you saw some wonderful eye candy!


I made 2 cards for this hop, I think they are very different and they were both fun to do. The first one I am showcasing just has a simple pumpkin from the Fanciful Fall stamp set. I had that ribbon and it was just begging to be used on this card. I used some GKD Ivory and Sweet Mango card stock and some Copics to color. 


This is the inspiration photo that was used - isn't cool how I had some fake acorns to show off the cards?


The second card I played around with for a while. I love the wheelbarrow and placing the scrumptious fall items in was just the ticket. The patterned paper is GKD Sundance used on Ivory. The stamps are Beyond Baskets and Basket Additions. I added some black brads to it and a few sparkly gems. 


Now you have to hop on over to check out what Tera Fujan has created for us to see.  

Thanks for the visit!



Tuesday, July 9, 2013

CSS Sketch Blog Hop - 7-9-2013

I love sketch challenges and this one is really pretty. You should have arrived from Lori McAree where I am sure you saw a wonderful project with this sketch!

I made this card for my niece's wedding coming up in a couple of weeks. For this "Irish" family I try to incorporate some green into the cards. The image is from Always and Forever with the sentiment from Mr. and Mrs. Diva. This card had several trial and errors. with this one being the winner! I used GKD Ivory and a panel of Crème de Mente. On the Ivory panel I used a Cuttlebug folder after heat embossing some glitter on it. The couple was embossed in silver. I sponged lightly around the couple and a silver heart is hanging from the card.

Now you have to hop on over to check out what Tera Fujan has created for us to see.  
 
Make sure to leave a comment as you go along because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! Look for the announcement on Tuesday, July 16.

Thanks for the visit!