Monday, May 31, 2021

Thank You Card

 Happy Sunday!! I hope you all are having a fabulous day. It has been cloudy and gray all weekend so it pretty much has been a wash. I have been getting a bunch of chores done like wash and cleaning. Fun times!!

I did get some time in my craft room this weekend but the inspiration did not come all that easy. However, I was able to complete one card for some challenges.

I used WPlus9 stamps to create my card with the Inspired By Challenge IB176 as my inspiration. I chose to use the sketch for my design and was inspired by the colors in the photo. 

I used Worn Lipstick Distress Ink for the circle. I originally masked it off on my card front but I got ink all over my hands and had to cut out the circle instead.

I added the birdhouse and flower vase from WPlus9's The Little Things stamp set and paired it with the lilacs from Spring Blessings. The yellow cardinal (Did you know that there was such thing?) is from the Winter Greenery stamps set. 

I stamped the sentiment in gray but it got kind of thready. I used a sand eraser to get most of it off by I could not get it all.

I really love how this card came out!!! I am also going to enter this into this weeks Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

That is all form me tonight. I did create some graduation cards but need to take photos of them and have not done so yet. I have so much to do but so little time to do it!! 

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS night!

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Happy Retirement and an Adventure

 Happy Sunday!! I hope you are all having a great day. It has been extra hot for a May day today. It is presently overcast and I hope it will rain. We need it so badly!!

Today I am popping in to share a few photos. I created two retirement cards. 

I created these using this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #486 as inspiration. However I flipped it and took a little liberty.

I used the Rolling Clouds Die by Taylored Expressions for the top BUT it blended in too much on my cards because I stenciled over it and then added it to a stenciled background.

On this card, I added a black strip at the bottom where I heat embossed a sentiment from Paper Trey Ink. 

The little scooter from the Enjoy the Ride is from Spellbinders. I added some balloons behind the back of the scooter from My Favorite Things.

I cut these balloons out and added some black jute as the ties.

On my second card, I had to move the sentiment to cover mistake. A glob of glue from my finger got on the cloud die cut. I could not get it off with any of the methods I know of so I had to adhere the sentiment over the top and add a black strip at the bottom to ground the scooter.

I colored in the balloons with light pink Copic's instead of dark pink. 

I am sending these out to some of the members of my union. I am the secretary and in charge of the correspondence.

On another note, I went on a little adventure with a friend yesterday. I rarely have time to do things like this so it was so fun. We went to an open house at an artist community. I did not take photos, though I wish I did. We also went to an antique warehouse. I did take some fun photos there. I love going in to these places to browse. It always reminds me of my childhood.

Did you remember pantyhose coming in this packaging? My mother used to buy these and then would give the eggs to us to play with.

What about colorful Fiestaware? I have newer stuff but I like some of the colors of these. The light green and the fun pink are dishes I would love to have.

These pins remind me of my mother. I always ache when I see pins like this. My mother had a bunch of these and I don't remember where they went. I wish I had them now because I would wear them.

Last but not least, there were a ton of vintage pocket books. Someone must have been selling their collection. They were A LOT of money!!! I just think they are exquisite.

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

Saturday, May 22, 2021

A Card for You to Brighten Your Day from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

 Happy Saturday everyone!! I hope that you are all having a fabulous day!!! Today I am popping in with a sneak peek of the card I created for the CAS-ual Fridays Blog.

I used only ONE stamp/die set for this card!! I NEVER do that!! In fact, this is extremely hard for me to do because I think mixing my stamp sets together for a card is fun. 

Pop on over to THIS post to see how I created this with a step-by-step tutorial.

That is all from me today!! I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a GREAT day!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

A New Post for CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

 Happy Wednesday!! I have been MIA as of late due to exhaustion from my job. I have 19 more days of school until we break for summer but who is counting!!! This has been a long year and I will be happy to see it end. I have been in school since August and I do not have much patience left in me to prod the students to complete their assignments. They are over this year too. 

Today I am over at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog with a simple birthday card. Use the link to see how I created my card. Below is a sneak peek:

I received a new free stamp set from Altenew today. I was so excited as my day was a little rough.

It is always fun to get a little envelope filled with something in the mail!!! I am hoping that I can use this set tonight to create a card.

On another note, I was able to go to the nursery this past weekend and got a bunch of different annuls and a couple perennials to plant in my gardens. 

I spent Mother's Day afternoon planting them in various places. I have to admit that I do not have a green thumb but I try!! I did not take any after photos as I didn't use gloves and my hands were a MESS. Am I the only one who likes the feel of getting dirt on their hands from gardening?

I still have to plant my veggies but need to figure out a plan because my dogs LOVE to dig in my veggie garden. 

Well, that is all from me today. Perhaps I will post again later this week as I have been making cards but just not posting on my blog. Do not forget to hop on over to my post on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog. I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!

Sunday, May 2, 2021

A CAS-ual Fridays Post to Brighten Your Day

 Happy Sunday everyone!! 

I cannot believe we are in MAY!! I have to admit that I want this month to go fast as work has been really tough. I am ready for summer vacation!!

Today I am on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog with a bright and cheery card. 

Hop on over to my post to see what products I used and how I created this!!!

I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!