Sunday, March 31, 2019

It's Been a Dozen Years!

My little niece Sweepie is turning 12! I made this card to celebrate her big 1 - 2.  She has grown to be a very smart and beautiful young lady and is a constant joy in my life.

For this card I used Julee's Mojo Monday sketch #512.  I used my MISTI to stamp the image and sentiment in colored ink then went over it with Versamark & clear EP, then finished it off with a few sparkly flower gems.  

Stamps: Patterned Party - SU, Birthday Surprise - Verve
Paper: Old Olive, Island Indigo, Pool Party, DP
Ink: Island Indigo, Versamark
Accessories:  Clear EP, Nestabilities, Clear EP, Heat Tool, Stick on Gems, MISTI

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Great Job!

I'm still here getting my fingers inky every now and then.  I made several cards over the last few months but haven't gotten around to posting them. I hope to upload them within the coming weeks. 

This card I made for a co-worker who was recognized by management for doing an amazing job and excellent team work. For the occasion I'm using an old SU set, Happy Hour.  I created the background by stamping the glasses with silver pigment ink then heat embossed them with silver EP.  I did the same with the sentiment and the accent glass. The accent glass was cut out with my Scan n Cut because I hate fussy cutting. The colors I chose are appropriate for a masculine card.

Stamps:  Happy Hour
Paper:  All SU
Ink: Encore Silver
Accessories:  Silver EP, Heat Tool, Brother Scan n Cut, Stick on Pearl

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hope You Perk Up

Last weekend I went to a Stamp & Scrap Expo in my area with my best crafting buddy.  It was the first time I had gone to one of these and I had a great time!  I came back with a lot of new toys including the Technique Junkie stamp featured on this card.  

This stamp is a new addition to my coffee-themed stamp collection, which is still growing.  I first stamped the cute little owl with Versafine and stamped it again with Versamark in my MISTI, then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I colored her with  Altenew Watercolors that I also got at the Expo.  I struggle with water coloring but these Altenew colors blended so easily.  Next, I die-cut the image with Nestabilities and mounted it on DP.  I accented with Nuvo Crystal dots and roughly traced around the DP with Early Espresso marker.  The sketch is from the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

Stamps: Perk Up Soon - Technique Junkies
Paper: Strathmore Watercolor paper, Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso, DP
Ink:  Versafine Black, Versamark
Accessories:  Clear EP, Nestabilities, Early Espresso Marker, Waterbrush, Altenew Watercolors, Nuvo Crystal Drops

Monday, September 10, 2018

Lotus Blossom Birthday

Hi Everyone!  I'm getting more settled into my new home and crafting space.  One of my dear friends celebrated a birthday recently and this is the card I made for her.  I CASE'd it from this card I saw on Pinterest.  I changed it up a little with the bow, sentiment, and addition of a gem.  I love this design and will be using it again to make thank you cards in different colors.  

Stamps: Lotus Blossom - SU, Birthday Suprise -Verve
Paper:  Blushing Bride, WW
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Blackberry Bliss, Garden Green, Gumball Green
Accessories:  MISTI, Ribbon, Bowdabra, Gem

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Great is the Lord's Faithfulness

Hi Everyone, I'm back!  My last post in March I was jobless and homeless, and in a really tough spot. About a week after that post I found a new job and was fast-tracked by the HR department to start in a few days. A couple weeks after that I was offered an even better job that allowed me to go to settlement on my new home.  God provided for me in that time of great need and surrounded me with friends who encouraged and helped me. 

I have been in my home for a little over 3 months now and have pretty much settled in.  My new craft space is set up enough for me to make cards again.  This past weekend I had a crafting open house for my friends to just drop in and get their fingers inky.  This card was one of the make and takes I demonstrated.  I chose the sentiment from Verve's New Mercies set.  It is true that God's mercies for us are new everyday and He is faithful to keep His promises to us.  Even with the trials I went through early this year, God never abandoned me.  He provided for all my needs and still is. God's love, grace, and mercy are unfailing!

Stamps:  Vintage Leaves - SU, New Mercies - Verve
Paper:  Georgia Pacific White CS, Gumball Green, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Brushed Corduroy, - TH Distress Inks; Tangerine Tango - SU; Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Dies, MISTI