Thursday, April 19, 2018

I wanted to play in the bird water color challenge this month. The samples and cards in the challenge gallery are just beautiful. A dear friend gifted me a water color class and  I loved it. It's not something I do that often so I need to get back to it. This is an old Stampin Up stamp and I used my Zigs on a craft mat and spritzed with water to do the coloring on the background. Then used them to color the image and a water brush to pull the color out. A Spellbinder die was used to cut the image out. Be kind to one another. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Gosh, I love spring. The wonderful sunshine, beautiful flowers, the snow coming down sideways, and the extreme wind!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Because of the rainy Saturday and very cool Sunday I was able to make my cards for The Twofer Card Challenge #4 - Pets.  

I used a Newton's Nook dog image for both cards. The beach scene is Stampin Up paper and birds with a Lawn Fawn sentiment. I made this for my friend who is just getting over a bad patch to cheer her up.

The second card is an invitation to our pizza party. I used the same dog, Graphic 45 paper background and collar, a slice of pizza from Lawn Fawn and the speech bubble is also Lawn Fawn popped up. 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

It was a busy week for me with activities every morning and every afternoon. Pretty much wore me out but I am pleased that I got through it and feel so good. Lots of rain and storms for today so a great day to stay in the craft room. I do need to get my hair cut or I won't be able to see through my bangs.

This is a birthday card for my former Stampin Up demo. We had lunch Wednesday and she came to visit. She still works full time but had three days off so we had a nice visit. It is a Hero Arts stamp and a Color Burst background. I added a few sequins and the sentiment is from Mint Owl. I stamped the tree on white card stock and on the Color Burst background. Then I cut out a panel from the white card stock and using foam tape, popped up the white panel. I don't know if you can tell that in the picture but it had dimension. Be kind to one another.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

I'm delighted to introduce a new follower to my blog. She is Lynn and lives in Texas. I hope you can pop in and say hi. Her blog is This card is another Black Ice technique but I don't like it as well on gold. I embossed with a WeRMemory Keepers folder and used archival black ink. Then versamark and clear embossing powder. This doesn't show up as mirror gold card stock at all in the photo. The sentiment is Hero Arts. Be kind to one another.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Snow expected this weekend. There is nothing else to say.

I made this extra card to give to my exercise buddy when I gave her the black ice card Tuesday. It is blank on the inside and I told her to send this one to someone to brighten their day. She was so appreciative and seemed to like it too. I just masked off the corners and sponged several Distress Oxide Inks and stamped with a Technique Tuesday stamp.  (I first typed a Tuesday Morning stamp). That is where I want to run by after the rehab meeting today! Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

I have never seen so much water and flooding. It rained, and rained and rained. One of our interstates was closed just south of me because of flooding and there was so much water overflowing everywhere. I have always felt so bad for people when I've seen flooding on TV but now I truly know how they feel. It is scary.  I drove through a lot of it very slowly on my way to rehab.

Thanks to Melissa Kerman I tried the black ice technique. It is dramatic and very easy to do with supplies you already have. Just search you tube for Black Ice technique.  This is my card. My rehab buddy asked about my cards so I made this for her. I took it yesterday and she said it was "nice". If you don't make cards you really don't have an understanding about them. But she hugged me and was thrilled I made her a card.  I used silver mirror card stock and embossed it with a WeRMemory Keepers embossing folder. Then I did the black ice. It is matted on black card stock, then to a gray card base.  Be kind to one another.