Sunday, February 28, 2016

Someone to watch over me

This is my tag for Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016-February .  I wanted to use this sweet picture of my new grandaughter and her big brother, and when I saw the challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-Inspired by a song I immediately thought of the old song Someone to Watch Over Me.
Also adding to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes.

I am enjoying the technique challenges for the Tags of 2016, this is the first year I've played along. I haven't used the Texture Paste before and I didn't have any of the Valentine stencil words so I pulled out a metal dragonfly stencil from Dreamweavers.  The metal stencil makes the image a little thicker so I was careful to let it dry for a couple of hours before I heated the embossing powder.  I also didn't have any word strips with the sentiment so I created them in Excel with a black background and white font and printed it on cardstock.  I may use that again, I like the way it turned out!


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Sunday, February 14, 2016


I was inspired by a card on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-Spritz and Spray, you can see the awesome card here: 'Made by Sannie'

Unfortunately I don't have a lot of the awesome supplies Sannie used so I had to improvise.  My card doesn't look as 'edgy' as hers does, but it's a start. I'm also pretty new at nozzle kept spraying in the wrong direction so I was nervous to spray like you're supposed to, next time I'll give myself a little more room to work with!  I even spritzed the paper flower but it looks solid, lol.  I've always loved children silhouettes but I didn't have the Andy Skinner Stencil  that Sannie used so I pulled out an old stamp and heat embossed it in black. (I'm going to have to put that on my wish list since it's currently sold out) The image I used reminds me of a little girl mailing a Valentine, so I added a couple of hearts.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-Spritz and Spray
Frilly and Funkie-Love is in the air

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Unfortunately I've had to make a couple of sympathy cards lately.  My cousin passed away recently and she lived near the ocean, so I'm hoping this card will let her husband know we're thinking of him.

Because I needed to put it in the mail, I wanted to make a one layer card with no embellishments, which works well for a masculine card as well.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-One Layer

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Healing wings

I've always liked Healing Wings from Skipping Stones Design, so when I needed a Sympathy card, I reached for it. I love the butterflies in Healing Wings, but chose to use the poem from that set and then the flowers from Beautiful Botanicals.

Skipping Stones Design - Anything Goes 
Mojo Monday - 433 Contest 

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