Monday, July 29, 2019

Happy Monday and a Few Birthday Cards

Happy Monday everyone!! I had to check my watch to make sure it was a Monday as we just got back from vacation and I don't know what day it is anymore. The summer is flying by, much to my chagrin, and I still haven't done everything I have planned to do. Procrastination and reality is a beautiful thing!

Today I am popping in with a couple cards I created for some challenges this weekend. When I go away on vacation, I so miss my craft room. It does not matter how much fun I have or how busy I am, I cannot wait to get home to create something. Am I the only one that is like this?

Anyway, the first card I created is for Freshly Made Sketches.

I used this weeks Freshly Mades Sketch #398 as the inspiration for my card.

I started off by using two different stencils and two different Distress Inks for the purple background.

I added an image by Clearly Besotted that I had colored in with Copics and then decorated using Stickles, Glossy Accents and some glitter gloss.

The sentiment is from the Ink Blot Shop.

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Paper-Neenah Solar White
Stamps-Clearly Besotted ""Sweet Berries" and Ink Blot Shop "Sentiment Label Blocks"
Dies-Clearly Besotted "Sweet Berries"
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink in "Dusty Concord" and "Shaded Lilac," Hero Arts "Lemon Yellow"
Other-Polka Dot Stencils, Big Shot, Yellow Stickles, Glossy Accents, Nuvo Clear Glitter Gloss Pen, Foam Adhesive, Scotch Adhesive, Lilac Lane Sequins, Ranger Multi Matte Adhesive, Picket Fence Blending Brushes

For my second card, I used CASE this Sketch #332 as my card inspiration. However, I flipped the sketch for my card.

I started off by masking off a circle and blending Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron and Crushed Olive Distress Ink with in the circle.

I then masking off a strip and using a cloud stencil with some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, made some clouds. I then added the grass that I had blended using the same green blend cut using some fringe scissors.

The mouse, butterfly and extra strawberry are from the Hello Bluebird "Field Mice" set and the berries are from Hello Bluebird's "Strawberry Jam" set.

Once again, I used the Ink Blot Shop's "Sentiment Label Blocks" stamp set for the sentiment.

Once again I used a mixture of Glossy Accents, Nuvo Glitter Gloss and Yellow Stickles on the strawberries and the vine.

I had so much fun coloring in these little Hello Bluebird images. It was a delight to finally ink them up!!

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Paper-Neenah Solar White
Ink-Ranger Distress Ink in "Crushed Olive," "Twisted Citron," "Mowed Lawn" and "Tumbled Glass," Memento Tuxedo Black, My Favorite Things Red Hot
Stamps-Hello Bluebird "Strawberry Jam" and "Field Mice," Ink Blot Shop "Sentiment Label Blocks"
Dies-Circle Die, Hello Bluebird "Strawberry Jam" and "Field Mice"
Other-Heffy Doodle Cloud Stencil, Copic Markers, Big ShotYellow SticklesGlossy AccentsNuvo Clear Glitter Gloss PenFoam AdhesiveScotch AdhesiveRanger Multi Matte AdhesivePicket Fence Blending Brushes

For my last card, it is a challenge card that I created for CASE This Sketch #329 but never posted in time.

Here is the card I created:

I had a lot of fun using my stencil and digging out some sticker letters for the heart.

Not a fancy card but I got to use some patterned paper on it, which the sketch cried out for.

I so hate when I create cards for a challenge and then never get to enter them!!

While I am here, I am going to post a few photos from our vacation. We took a road trip to Atlanta to visit my cousins, as well as the Charleston area where my husbands Aunt lives. I am not posting any photos from Atlanta as they are of my cousins kids and I don't like to post kids photos without permission.

We spent one day at Fort Sumter and then went into downtown Charleston.

We then had fun going to the beach at night. I took some photos of the sun set that I liked and Charlotte posed for me.

My husband's Aunt and Uncle with Char.

And the highlight of our stay in Charleston? Kittens!! My husband's Aunt is a cat lady and fosters kittens. They were SO DARN CUTE!!

This is Willow. She was my favorite. She was SO SKINNY!!! My husband's Aunt thought she had Siamese in her because even her tail was skinny and she ate like a pig.

This is Stella. She was adopted by a family the day after we left.

It got to the point that by the end of the vacation, all I had to do was walk into the room they were in and they would start purring. If I wasn't allergic, I would have taken one home! (I lived on Benedryl when I was there!!)

Well, that is all from me today. I thank you for taking the time to stop by today. I hope you have a FABULOUS day!!