Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Footprints in the sand

Sometimes I'm glad I hoard scrap supplies.  I've been holding on to this cute little cricket pendant for 7 or 8 years after picking it up at a going out of business sale.

Same with this Dreamweaver Stencil, I've had it for years and have never used it! It reminded me of the spray from the ocean.

I added some Stampendous Fran'tage Embossing Powder to some bottlecaps because it reminded me of sand. And the little chipboard pieces are from Scenic Route, equally as old!

The 'net', I knew I would eventually use!

I used Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain in Broken China and in Wild Honey, and Bubble Layering Stencil on the 9 x 12 Canvas.

Just in time to join in on the fun at Frilly and Funkie: Embellishments, Trinkets, and Trims.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Things you love

I love this Dragonfly Vine stamp. I love the Bleeding Cowboy font, and this sentiment stamp reminds me of it. I love dictionary page background art.

I cut out this page from a Webster's Dictionary. The paper is quite thin, so I copied it onto a piece of light gray cardstock with the printer density turned down.

Then I stamped the image with Versamark and black embossing powder, then adhered the page to a piece of cardboard so I could mount in a frame.

It's too bad the lighting in the bathroom doesn't do justice to the wall color, but I ran out of time to get a better pic!

This is for the challenge at Frilly and Funkie: I love it because...

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Happy hour means a nap!

This week's challenge at Simon Says: Happy Hour.  I started out making a Thank You card for a neighbor who recently hosted a fun 'Cinco de Mayo' party, but got a little carried away with the theme and turned it into a birthday card (see sentiment below)!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 7, 2019


Youngest son wants to go to Japan, and tomorrow is his birthday, so I wanted to make him a card incorporating a travel theme.

I used an embossing folder on some foiled paper and rubbed in some black distress paint to give it some definition.

Cutting it down to the wire for the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.  'Don't be fooled, be foiled'.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Sunshine Girls

I was going to make a St. Patrick's Day card to mail to my favorite cousin, but ended up having to complete a couple of other projects and ran out of time to get it there by tomorrow. But, having that on my mind, I went with a pretty green background and a 'blessing', don't know if it's Irish or not, but it reminded me of this one!

May the road rise up to meet you
may the wind be always at your back
may the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields,
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

I fit this into three challenges:

Frilly and Funkie: Pass the Tissues Please - I used Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap Plain to soften the image behind the window frame.  (I received the die cut window frame from Linda at The Funkie Junkie Boutique as a thank you for ordering product a while back!)

Simon Says: Feminine/Girly - I added the lace, the buckle slider, and the paper dolls to make it a little more 'girly'.

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Whatever the Weather - Sunshine

Thanks for looking!

Ski Monster

Just a quick birthday card for my grandson who just last week learned to ski...and loves it! Happy birthday to my favorite six year old! (He loves getting treats in his cards!)

I like this one for the Wednesday challenge at Simon Says: Whatever the Weather.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Catch a leprechaun!

I made a couple of St. Patrick's Day cards for my two grandkids. This one is for my granddaughter, who is three years old.  I've gotten them spoiled into expecting treats with their cards from 'Grandma Cutie'.

This follows this week's Wednesday Challenge,  Simon Says: Create a Scene. I've always loved silhouette stamps, and this one is a really old, retired set from Stampin' Up; I just blocked out the sentiment and the little butterflies so it looks like she is trying to catch a Leprechaun.  The Leprechaun is also from a retired Stampin' Up set called Pinch Proof. I sponged the background with Ranger Distress Ink, Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn.

Thanks for looking!