Thursday, February 20, 2020

Is It Summer Yet?

It's not summer yet  - and hey, it's not ever springtime yet.........However, this little gal is all ready to hit the beach (and I wish I was hitting it with her)!  It's really not too early to be thinking of summer I don't guess.  My daughter, the princess (granddaughter), and I went shopping the other day in about 34 degree weather and came home with 2 bathing suits for the princess.  Something is just wrong about putting bathing suits out in the stores when it's this cold.  Oh well..........The princess loves the swimsuits (and they'll probably be too small by the time summer gets here)!!!

I went shopping at the All Dressed Up store the other day and this was one of the images I got.  Love that image and thought it'd make some cute summertime birthday cards!  Very simple card, but just my style.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up and it's colored with Copics.

I'll enter this in the All Dressed Up Challenge - anything goes using an All Dressed Up image and the AAA Birthday Card Challenge (Cute).

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Loving the Lettering!

It's time again for another Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps.  Be sure and come over and enter your Anything Goes project or card for a chance to win a wonderful prize from Jan's shop.

These are new to the shop and I fell head over heels in love with them!  The granddaughters are always coming in wanting a birthday card so I just hand them the box and they start digging.  They're at the age (or something) where they don't want the critters on them so much.  They're liking cards like the above.  Simple, yet gives a punch too.  So after receiving these images I proceeded to make a bunch of birthday and thank you cards.  Jan also has the word Baby image blocked out in her shop too.  I love them all!

For these cards I printed out the image twice and them popped up some of the letters with dimensional tape.  Cut them out with a MFT die and then mounted on patterned paper.  For the "thank you" card I also added a little die cut flower and a clear crystal for the center.

Check out Jan's Shop for all the wonderful images and be sure and enter our Anything Goes challenge.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Happy V Day

Happy Valentine's Day!  This is the last of the litter on the Valentine's for this year.  Hope you have a beautiful day.

Another short post but I used a die from Sugar Pea for the hearts (cut in half) and then I'm thinking it was either a Sugar Pea or Simon Says stamp love die.  This is done on a linen type card stock.  Quick, easy, but gets the "love" job done I think.

I'll enter this at Cute Card Thursday (CAS) and Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

Thanks for stopping by..........and have a great weekend.


Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Alcohol Ink Valentine

Super duper CAS Valentine for a guy today.  I used a scrap of paper where I was piddling around with some alcohol inks.  Added the Sugar Pea design Valentine die and then a part of a Taylored Expressions strip sentiment saying I Adore You.  Card stock was some linen type paper.

How was that for a very short post today!

I'll enter this in The Male Room challenge (masculine love you card) and Clean and Simple on Friday (love)

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Flowers for You - PIP Challenge

Once again we have another challenge from Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge. It's an Anything Goes challenge so be sure and stop by and enter your card or project for a chance to win a wonderful prize from our sponsor - who is Sheep Ski Designs!  They also provided the DT with images to use.

I used the Forget Me Knot flowers from Sheep Ski Designs and colored them with the Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers.  The sentiment I used is from Simon Says Stamp.  Some crystals were added and the card was done.

Thanks for stopping by ...... and join in on our challenge!

Friday, February 7, 2020

1st Valentine

This is the 1st Valentine of the year.  Like I said in my last post......the further I go, the behind-er I get.  I really don't send out but a few Valentines each year though - like to the grands - so I'm sure I'll have them done before Valentine's Day.    I like making them though so maybe next year I'll plan on sending out more.

The raccoon image is from Hero Arts and the heart die from Sugar Peas design.  I attempted to do some graduating pink/red colors for the background.  Anyway, it's a done deal and I'll be posting a couple more Valentines next week since I probably need to get them in the mail pretty quick now.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

The Behind-er

Not sure if it was all the pink or if my computer screen is awfully dirty, but can't seem to get a good picture of this one.  Tired of dealing with it so.......... Anyway...............

My dad always used to say -  the further I go the behind-er I get.  If that's not me lately nothing is.  The neck issue is somewhat better but not normal - whatever that is.  I can do a little at a time though so that's good I suppose.  But, as a result I seem to be getting behind-er on everything I do.  Still plugging away though.

This is one of four birthday cards I need for the month.  Got this one done for the sister in law.  One out of four isn't bad.    Don't you just love that sentiment!  We reach a "certain age" and trust me, you know what I'm talking about when it comes to velcro shoes.  Even better is probably flip flops you can just slide into, but sometimes you have to "dress up"!  After the shoes all you have to do is put a dab of Ben Gay behind the ears and on the wrists and you're ready to paint the town red.  LOL!

The image is from Art Impressions and sentiment from Taylored Expressions.  The background was done with a stencil and distress inks and coloring on the image with Copics and a while gel pen.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Taylored Expressions - Send a Card to a Friend (this will go in the mail tomorrow!) and Addicted to Clean and Simple - Ombre.

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