Thursday, October 5, 2017

Happy Thursday!!

Hello everyone!! It has been crickets here on the blog for almost a month.

I had some computer problems and when my husband tried to "fix" it, (he is a software engineer with experience in mechanical and electrical engineering) I was not able to open up my profile at all!!! Then he bought some memory, thinking that was part of the problem but that wasn't it either. After much speculation I went out and bought a new 21" Mac. My old one was a 27" screen and though I didn't think I would miss it that much, I do. I just couldn't justify the expense right now as we are saving all our pennies for Charlotte's college.

On a different note, I have been creating somewhat. I made a card for CAS(E) this Sketch #241 but never was able to post it. I sent some packages out this week for two college freshman-my nephew and one of my neighbors. The sketch was perfect to make a card for one of them!!

I used Ranger Oxide Ink to make the rainbow stripes and then the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Smiling" Fri-dies to die cut the sentiment.

I then added an emoji that I die cut using Spellbinder's "Emojis" dies. I used a bit of "Christmas Red" Stickles on the smile of the emoji, as well as "Clear" Wink of Stella" and Glossy Accents over the sunglasses.

Here is the sketch I used:

I also created a second card for my nephew using the same products in a different way. Again, I used Ranger Oxide Ink and did some ink smooshing over some watercolor paper.

I die cut the sentiment out of black and blue paper, then layered them so that appeared there was a shadow in back of the word.

I used my MISTI tool to stamp the sentiment using CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Sassy Smiles" stamp set and popped it up with some foam tape beneath the sentiment.

Again, I used a die cut emoji and popped it above the sentiment. I layered the whole panel over a black A2 card base.

That is it for me today. I thank you for stopping by and hope you will all stick with me even though I had a long absence. Now that I have a working computer, all is well in my world!!!

Have a FABULOUS night!!

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Card #1
Paper-Neenah Solar White, MFT "Red Hot," "Daffodil" and "Black Licorice" Card Stock
Dies-CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Smiling" Fri-dies, Spellbinder's "Emojis"
Inks-Ranger Oxide Inks-Candied Apple," "Wild Honey," "Fossilized Amber,""Twisted Citron,""Salty Ocean," and "Wilted Violet"
Other-Christmas Red Stickles, Sizzix Big Shot Machine, MISTI, Glossy Accents, "Clear" Wink of Stella

Card #2
Paper-Strathmore 9 x 12 Watercolor Paper Pad, MFT "Black Licorice" Card Stock, Doodlebug Bright 12x12 Textured Card Stock
Dies-CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Smiling" Fri-dies, Spellbinder's "Emojis"
Ink-Ranger Oxide Ink-"Twisted Citron," "Salty Ocean," and Peacock Feathers” Memento "Tuxedo Black
Stamps-CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Sassy Smiles"
Other-Christmas Red Stickles, Sizzix Big Shot Machine, MISTI, Glossy Accents, "Clear" Wink of Stella


Lisa Elton said...

Welcome back Nora! Computer problems are the worst. I rely on my hubby for those things too LOL!! Cute cards! They are both happy and cheerful!

Squirrel said...

Those are gorgeous Nora! The ink smooshing is really pretty. What colours did you use?

Inkyfingers said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your computer woes Nora and it is so good to see you back again. I always find it hard to think of designs for masculine cards but you have really nailed it with these two. I love the bold and vibrant colours and the touch of humour. I bet they both loved them.
Carol x

Susanne Vargas said...

These fun cards will surely cheer those freshmen up! Love the background of the second card.
Just wanted to tell you that because of you I recently bought those smiley face dies! (Loved the other cards you made with them!) So I'm thankful for even more inspiration!

Darnell said...

Great to see you back, Nora! Your cards for the college kids are dynamite, cool, colorful, and with just the right amount of fun sass!! Hugs, Darnell