Monday, January 30, 2023

The Girly Birdie

 We had the bird and now we have the girly birdie for the sister in law.  I always try to do her birthday cards in pink because she's a breast cancer survivor and that's my way to tell her I'm so thankful she's celebrating another cancer free birthday.  Besides that, she's a pink type of gal.

 The stamp I used is from a very old set from The Alley Way Stamps.  They are sadly no longer in business and but had the cutest stamps.   Anyway.....I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and will enter it in their challenge.  This is colored in Copics, some pink clouds added, patterned paper from My Favorite Things (I think) and a small die cut pink heart.  

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Friday, January 27, 2023

The Bird

 This started out as a nice little girly birthday card for my sister in law........not sure what happened to all those thoughts but they seem to have gone out the window once I started making the card.  The stamp is from Unity and I was going to color it in all the pretty pinks....DUH!.........So, now we have a blue/green/yellow/brown bird - done with colored pencils.  I think I'll have to try again on the girly looking bird and maybe put a nice little bow around her neck or something......We'll see.........

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

How About Another Penguin

 Since I already had the set of Gerda Steiner Design penguin stamps out from my last card, I decided to make another with a different little penguin and a different design..........and different sketch challenge too!  I'm on a roll for Valentine's Day I guess......

I think the design paper with the hearts is from probably from Paper Studio and the stripe paper is an old old, ancient piece from Stampin' Up.  I can live to be 400 and still have patterned paper left over.  No matter how much I use I still keep finding more - or maybe it's just finding me!  It's so hard to pass up cute paper. 

I'll enter this in the challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday for their sketch challenge.

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Friday, January 20, 2023

A Few Hearts

 It's getting close to Valentine's Day and I figured I'd better get with the program and get a few cards made for that.  I don't send out too many for Valentine's Day - mainly to the granddaughters - but I need to get them done.  It's a little hard to believe it's almost Valentine's Day when it seems like we just finished with Christmas.  

I followed the sketch for CAS Colours and Sketches (and will enter it in their challenge)  and used a penguin stamp from Gerda Steiner Designs.  Added a few bits and pieces of scraps, some hearts, and a sentiment...... and it's a done deal.  

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Christmas Leftovers

 No, I'm not still eating on the Christmas turkey and ham......but I am still trying to clear off my desk that still has Christmas stamps and do-dads all over the place.  

Here's a couple of cards using the same cute snowman from Unity Stamps (sentiments from My Favorite Things).....also the same design but different colors.  Not a single snowflake to go with a snowman either!  Yikes!  All this stuff on my desk and yet no snowflakes.  Improvise with stars and hearts......

Fun cards and I've already got a head start for Christmas cards now.  

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