Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Beckham Wednesday

Good morning! It has been awhile since I posted last. This month or should I say June was a long month. Mostly due to graduation for the boys and what we did get for a "graduation" ceremony. It was very special and sweet considering the Covid phase we are still battling in Washington state. Needless to say I am ready to get back into the stamp room this weekend. And looking at my card below you will see why I need to get some mojo going. :-)
This is for the July Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge for the month. You can check it out here and play along with us. 


This is quick using Beckham from Whipper Snapper. he is lightly colored with Copic markers. I aded a few die cute to the edge with some sparkles and silver cord. My new designer paper that I got a few weeks ago is the base. Voila! 


Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Make a wish trio

Good morning! Dusted off another retired set that is a favorite for the girls this time. This was called Make a Wish. Three cards using this set and my first one is using the shoes. I colored them with various Copic markers and then die cut with a circle to layer over the decorative layers. Added some flourished pearls and my sentiment panel. 


My second card is using the crown on the pillow form the set colored with Copics as well. Die cut with a decorative square die and layered onto some embossed layers. Flourished jewels on this one and more flowers. 


The last one in the set is with the wand as the focus and no sentiment. I think the gingham paper with this is just darling. Added a ribbon and bow and some sparkles to this one also. 



Grabbing these older sets sure has been fun. I need to work on a few more requests. Thanks for stopping by. 

Monday, June 1, 2020

June Christmas Challenge

Good Morning! This is for the June Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge posted HERE. I sure hope you can play along this month.


Dusted off an older set called Christmas Is for my card this month. Limited time with graduation and family here so a sentiment focus card this month. I die cut a few spellbinders oval frames. Wrapped some lace trim and ribbon around the base layers. Added some die cut snowflakes with the jewels and voila! Hope you play along this month.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Mountain men

Good morning. Pulled out another stamp that is no longer available and one of my favorite stamps for guy cards. This was called Mountain View. After camping this weekend I knew some cards were coming out with this set. It was truly beautiful where we went and I wanted to stay longer. It inspired me to get a few guy cards done that were a request. 
My first one also used an embossing die I bought and have used only once of the deer head. It was the perfect texture backdrop that I wanted.  Some more of the designer paper from the pile for the base layers. Added a few brads to the corner and my sentiment strip. 


Next up with the same set is something I have seen on cards and I only have done maybe once or twice. Instead of coloring the entire back image I did the whole dot thing. Not sure if there is a technical name for it but the mountains are only colored well mostly with dots in several shades. I really like how that turned out with the elk on this one. Added some piercing around the edges, again more of this designer paper I have had forever. Added a few enamel dots to this one and a fish tale end. Voila! 


So many more idea's with this guy but I have to work on the other cards in the request. Don't worry I have them jotted down so I don't lose inspiration on the ideas.  ;-)  Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, May 25, 2020

It might be drizzling out


Good morning. These guys using the petals for umbrellas make me giggle. I don't know how they came up with so many adorable stamps but I just love them still. This is another retired one sorry. I am pretty sure that all mine are retired at this point.  ;-(  


Another one with some scraps of designer paper. Swiss dots texture was added to half the base layer on this one. Sparkle added to the rain drops and voila! 


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Masculine trio

Morning. Pulled out a few oldie but goodie stamps last week. I have a request for a few masculine cards and Antique Map and Guiding Light are both some of my favorite for guy cards. These are retired but still great for cards. Now I just needs to get some mojo going with them. Shheeesshhh. 

My first one the Antique map is the background with just a few die cut hearts over the center with a sentiment in the middle. Easy and quick.


This second one started to come together a little bit better for me in what I pictured. I divided the map up and layered it with chocolate card stock. I do like the twine knots in the corner of the sentiment circle. Can't tie a fancy knot so these will have to do. ha!


This one turned out just as I pictured using Guiding light. The hints of sparkle that I added to the water and sand actually photographed. yea! I do like coloring on kraft paper with Prisma colored pencils. That is something I plan to do more often. 


Well a few masculine cards down but I have more to go.  :-)  Hope you have a great day. 


Monday, May 18, 2020

Birthday duo

Good morning! How about a boy and girl birthday card using the same stamp? One of my favorite birthday House Mouse's I have. First up is the girl birthday card. Hot pink all around so whoever gets this better like pink. hee hee  The designer paper was from the scrap bin as I have been using a lot of paper from their lately Added a few die cut balloons and a scallop edge to the base layers. Stamped my sentiment and then added sparkles. 


My second one is for a boy birthday. This one using the same die cut balloons but different colors and some simple layers as well. Sparkle to finish it off. 


I am just about done with my other House Mouse images that I colored. Then I need to work on a new request from a friend for some cards. I do love these guys and glad I colored up a few during meetings a few weeks ago. hee hee  Hope you have a wonderful day!