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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Facebook Quote Inspiration

I came across a quote that was posted by many on Facebook and it was my inspiration to do this card. 

 Many liked the quote...I looked beyond the quote and took in the nighttime blues and the stars.  I thought..that would make a beautiful card!

I only used 2 stamps on it.  One was a Stampin Up tree stamp from the set called "Serene Silhouettes".  The other stamp "With Deepest Sympathy" came from Impression Obsession set called "Sympathy Sentiments".

To make the card, I brayered Stampin Up Pacific Point ink all over the entire white cardstock.  I stamped the tree 2 times on the card.  I used Black StazOn ink to stamp the tree facing up because I wanted a nice dark black color.  I used Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp the tree facing down for the reflection.  The reason I used a different ink for the reflection is because I did not want that crisp black color.  I wanted to ink it and stamp off some of the color on a scrap piece of paper first and I could not do that with the StazOn ink.  

Next I tore a piece of towel paper with small bumps to mask off where I wanted the grassy knolls and inked up a sponge with StazOn.  After I was got the area I wanted sponged with black ink, I flipped over the ripped paper towel so I could ink the reflection of the grassy knolls in the water.

With another sponge, I sponged on Stampin Up Night of Navy ink to get the darker sky along the top and along the very bottom of the water.  

Finished the main part of the card with stamping the sentiment with Stampin Up Whisper White ink and using Gelly Roll Clear ink pen to make the twinkling stars.  Don't forgot to add the stars in the water as well for their reflection as well!

I made 2 more with same technique. One I forgot to take a picture before it was mailed off. =( 
 The sentiment on this card is from the same Impression Obsession set called "Sympathy Sentiments".

Hope this inspired you to try brayering and sponging on your creation!  Just be prepared to get some ink on your fingers!


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Easter in...May???

Yup...I did it...Easter in May!  Little behind the 8-ball I think, lol.
I am using a bunch of challenges from all over to keep my card creating going and I have a notebook that I write in each time a new challenge is announced.  As I get one done I check it off the list.  One was to make an Easter card and obviously that was challenge for SBR-Us was posted prior to Easter. 
All I care about is I got the challenge checked off and a head start for next year!!  
The goal is to fill my box with finished cards!

I do not know what company this stamp came from or even if it is still available.  Prior to Easter, I went to a friends to stamp and I saw this stamp.  I thought it was so adorable so I stamped a couple for myself.  

thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Red and White Christmas

Still going strong on my Christmas cards!  I think I am pretty close to 40 made so far this year.  Cardstock is all from left overs.  I sat down and sorted all my scraps and placed them in 12 x 12 plastic containers.  Right now I have 2 colors in each but eventually will move them out into single.  I have them lined on a shelf and since I did that I find it is the first place I go to when I need paper or cardstock!  Great way to use it up because out of the choices in the containers, I will find something that will work with what I am doing.  The only speciality paper container I have is Christmas so while I am working on Christmas cards I will have the case open and ready to dig through.  


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Birdcage of Flowers

My Aunt was visiting me a couple of months ago and she bought a Spellbinders Die of two bird cages.  Before she went home I sat visiting while cutting myself a few of these in different colors.  I used an ivy die cut and flower punch and created a spray doing down the side of the bird cage.  My husband already nabbed the card to thank someone for donating their time at the Mothers and Others event they held on Mothers Day.  I am not sure why my camera refused to work with but the card was a nice light cream color.  

thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

I looked at many of the pages I have scrapbooked in the past with pictures of my mom.  I miss her so much.

My Mom passed away several years ago.  Lost a long battle to cancer.  Today I am walking down Memory Lane because I love to run into her.  I found this one page already scanned that I did of Mom and her best friend Lottie.  I used a rose background because roses was my mom's favorite flower!

Happy Mother's Day!


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

2014 Mother-n-Others Invite

This weekend will be the 12th big event at a local nursing home called Mothers-N-Others.  It is celebration held in the Alzheimer section for basically all the Caregivers and Families who take care of loved ones with Alzheimer.  For the past 9 years I have been making and donating the 30 invitations they needed.  It is difficult for me to sit and make 30 invitations (really more like an A2 card) the same way however  the nursing home does get great feed back on how the family members look forward to the invites.  One elderly gentleman has been saving them each year.  That is what makes it all worth while.  That is why we do what we do...make cards and give them away.  It is that smile that we get in return.

Thank you for stopping by..

“Your strength and patience reach forever
As we make this difficult journey together.
Please preserve the memories once shared
And protect my dignity when I lapse to care.
For each day I will need you a little more
To hold my hand and to reassure
As my thoughts fade and my memories dim
Know that my heart still loves you deep within.”

-Author Unknown

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Falling Silver and Blue Snowflakes

A couple of years ago I bought some silver glitter paper from Stampin Up but there was a problem.  It was the best thin paper to use with die cuts and was so pretty!  You do not get many sheets so I was not using it.  Was "saving" it for a special project.  Saving paper is a horrible habit that I am trying to get out of. It was difficult but I finally used the paper up.   Recently was shopping in Joanne's, I came across a DCWV glitter cardstock stack that had 12 different colors and seemed to be thin like the Stampin Up sparkle paper.   I decided to give it a try.  Not bad at all!!!! It's my new love when it comes to making Christmas Cards.  I was able to cut it with my die cuts as you can see on my card.  The snowflake was a die from Stampin Up.  
Here is the link in case you are looking for some glitter cardstock that you can actually work with.

Do you agree blue and silver go so well together?


Monday, May 5, 2014

Candy Stripe Christmas Card

I bought a new Spellbinders Nestabilities Die Set from Jo'Anne's called Radiant Rectangles.

This set was so much fun to play with.  I used some old Stampin Up striped red and cream paper to create this card with.  Some layers were raised and others were flat against the card.  
A little bling and a bow topped it off!  
Very cute..

thanks for stopping!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Simple Birthday Card

Easy, simple and quick!  Enough said...



Saturday, May 3, 2014

PCC Inspiration-Mothers Day Card

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

In my absence, I have been making many cards.  I wasn't able to share as I was not online much.  I had family visiting for almost 2 months so now it is catch up time.  I will share them soon.

Today I worked on cards....again.  Some day I will get back to scrapbooking but for now...

I did a card for my Mother-In-Law today.  Paper Crafters Cafe used Urchin Colors as inspiration. 

 The only thing left to do is to find a pretty poem or quote online for the inside.

I hope you were able to get some crafting done!