Saturday, June 20, 2015

My Favorite Things Lesson #5


Summer School is over and I will miss it for sure.  Can't wait to tell my grandkids that I went, and got all of my home work done. 
Lesson #5   Quiet Space/ White Space
It does not have to be white.  You can find all of the details if you click Here.

Here is my homework.

For this card, I used Cardstock and design paper from GKD Pool Side pack.  The image and sentiment is Pure Innocence from My Umbrella. 
The umbrella is paper pieced image of colored with copic markers.  Her boots have Glossy Accents on them,  I simply die cut the squares in the Background with the MFT Crossed-stitched squares and for a little more interest, I die cut a Memory Box die called Lenora Bloom and used part of it. 

 I will be missing in action for a few weeks, not to worry, we are off on an adventure. 
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My Favorite Things Lesson #4


Lesson #4 – Balance: Line

Summer school is almost over and this lesson was a bit hard for me.  We needed to show how line is so important when drawing the eye to the card that you are making. 
I took inspiration from the Seize the Birthday challenge, and used just neutral colors, so that the line would be very important.  
I will be entering this card in the My Favortie Things, summer School Lesson #4 and Seize the Birthday  

Lesson #4 Balance: Line can be seen Here
Seize the Birthday, make a Birthday card - Toppings today are "Nothing but Neutrals"
Check it out Here

Here is my Homework

Believe it or not, this is a one layer card.  I saw this technique and had to try it.  I started with a stencil that I made on my Cameo.  I inked it with Kraft ink From GKD and then moved the stencil slightly, and inked again with a lighter hybrid ink called New Canvas.  The banner is a Simon Says die and I used the Happy Birthday from MFT stamp set The Whole Heard, and the sentiment and dog are from MFT I Woof You.  I love how this has so much texture and yet, will be easy to mail. 
Thanks so much for dropping in to see what I have been up to.  Today is a beautiful day to be outside.  That is where you will find me.
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Friday, June 19, 2015

My Favorite Things Lesson # 3


Lesson #3 – Composition: Movement/Flow
Here is my homework
This was a simple card using the Falling Hearts stencil from Simon Says, and the stamp set from MFT called Feline Better.  Image was fussy cut and foam tape was used to pop it out.  The sentiment is on vellum.
Sorry for the short post today, lots to do and my computer is painfully slow. 
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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Mod Squad Challange

My very talented and creative friend, Judy Woodland is hosting  the Mod Squad challenge this week.  She has challenge us to make a Father's day card.  Very appropriate as well. 
I have wanted to use this sweet stamp and die set from, My Favorite Things and now was my chance. I will get right to it. 

The ingredients:
GKD card stock and design papers from Pool Side
Stamp and dies from My Favorite Things,The Whole Herd
and Crossed stitched square die
The word Dad was stamped with Close to my Heart alphabet letters
and fussy cut.
Glossy Accents on the red heart

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

My Favorite Things Lesson #2

Lesson #2 Focal Point

I saw this color combination on a card done by my friend, Lisa Babitz and just loved it so much, I could not get it out of my mind.  She did a much better job on her card.  I think that I will try it again.
You can see her lovely card HERE.

Here is my homework.

GKD card stock in Moonlit Fog and Ivory
GKD ink in Moonlit fog and Ocean Mist
MFT crossed stitched circles die
Image is GKD Dreams Take Flight
Sentiment is MFT Simply Fabulous Saying
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My Favorite Things Summer School Lesson #1


I never had to go to summer school.  In my day, if you when to summer school, it was not a good thing.  It is so much different now, even my children when to summer school, to learn more and have fun.  That is why I am so excited to participate in the Summer School that My Favorite Things is doing this week.

Lesson #1 – Composition: Rule of Thirds  You can find the lesson HERE

Here is my homework. 

Base is GKD card stock Yellow Corn
Bassill card stock in Green Tea
I dry embossed the stars from the Die-namics pierced star stax and sponged with ink to make it stand out more. 
Die cuts from Die-namics Magical Memories are scattered above
PI Fairy Girl is colored with copics and fussy cut and pop with foam tape, and well as the mushroom.
I put WOS on the yellow stars and  her wings, and glossy accents on the hearts and shoes.  The rhinestone is from my stash. 
This is a birthday card for my granddaughter Anne, who will be 14 years old.   Her gift will be a shopping day with me!  We both love to shop. 
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Make It Monday #214

Stamping with Neutrals is the challenge this week.  You can see how Dawn from Paper Trey Ink demonstrated it HERE
I wanted to used this stamp set again, and I had an occasion to make a card.  Surprise!  My sister and BIL are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary this month.  Good thing she doesn't look at my blog! 
Here it is!

PTI  Stamps and dies, Quilted Spring and
Big Hugs
GKD card stock in Ivory
SU inks, Certainly Celery, Tangerine Tango, and Sahara Sand
Pearls from my stash and colored with copic marker.
I die cut the word HUGS three times and layered them for a textured effect.  I stamped it with the Sahara Sand and wink of Stella and then a layer of Crystal Effects.  I wish you could see the sparkle. 
Now I have to finish the inside with a touching sentiment for their special anniversary. 
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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Seize the Birthday

I needed a birthday card for my Brother-in-law this month and I decided to enter it in the Seize the Birthday Challenge too.  The toppings are "Animals!"

Ha ha ha!  I can't stop laughing about this card.  I hope he thinks it funny too. 
This is the Birthday Beagle from Art Impressions.  It is a front and back, but I think I may have used it the wrong way.  This is what I wanted to accomplish, a happy dog wagging his tail on the front.........

And you see him on the inside with a chewed up gift in his mouth.

I used Steel Gray card stock from MFT
Design paper from my stash
Art Impression Birthday Beagle
Sentiment is computer generated
Colored with Copic markers and Wink of Stella
Simon Says Happy Birthday die in scraps of red card stock
MFT Cross-Stitched Circle dies
Black Dots from my stash

Thanks so much for the lovely comments I am very much encouraged by them.  Thank You!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Chickadee Hello

This cute little bird die reminds me of the chickadees that are eating out of our bird feeder.  Of course, they are not this color, but I was inspired by the colors on the challenge for
Sparkle and Shine.   HERE
I am also entering this card in Scrappy Land Challenge #19 Anything Goes.HERE

I was very inspired by the ombre green, and although I didn't have the mint green, I used the greens that I had.  SU Certainly Celery and Distressed Bundled Sage and Color Shine, Chartreuse.
Here is my card.

I did the ombre effect on plain white card stock and then cut out the fronds with a die.  Then on another piece of white card stock I again did the green ombre with the inks and placed a stencil over the top and sprayed with the Color Shine.  The bird is from the same die. 
I used Memory Box Garden Leafy Branches stencil
Memory box die Finnegan Fronds
The grass on the bottom is a free die that I got from My Favorite Things.
I wish you could see this IRL, I used Wink of Stella on the bird. 
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Make It Monday #213: Cool Condensation Effects

This is something that I have done in the past, but I had not used the technique in while and had forgotten about it.  That is too bad, as adding a condensation effect to cards makes them look so real. 
This is my second post for today, so I am going to get right to it. 

The ingredients:
Base is PTI card stock in Soft Stone
PTI vellum Sheer Basics
Spellbinders Shapeabilities die Foliage Lattice
PTI Delightful Dahlias stamp and matching dies
SU ink in Almost Amethyst and Lavender Lace
Liquid pearls in Petal Pink and Glossy Accents

This will be send out today for the husband of a friend who past away last week.  I really don't like to make sympathy cards.  Those dew drops could be tears. 

Thanks for stopping in to see what I am doing in my craft room.  Love your comments.

Queen of your thoughts!

                             I made this card for two challenges this week. 

The color challenge at My Favorite Things

 Simon Says Monday Challenge

Here are the colors 
for Simon Says the Challenge is Royal
I interpreted this stamp set to mean that you are the Queen of your day!  Just start it with Whee! 

Here is my card
Don't you just love this idea?  I sure do, if I start my day with Whee... the rest just gets better. 
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Monday, June 1, 2015

JUGS Challenge Wild Card Week #295

I realized that I had not posted since May 24th!!!! What is up with that?  I don't have a temperature, or feel unwell. But I forced myself to make a card today, and now..... I feel better!  Ahhh!

Just us Girls has a Challenge this week that is a Wild Card Week.  My creative and talented friend Sharyn Polesel, has chosen Paper Piecing, because she loves to do that.  I tell her all of the time that I want to be just like her when I grow up.  So here goes. 

                                                                   This is my card

Here are the ingredients:
GKD cardstock in Dusty Sage and Tomato Soup and Tomato Soup ink
Doily from my stash sponged with Distress ink, Antique Linen ( looks like it has been in the dirt)
Wheel Barrel and Arrow die cut from a friend, ( Kathy Krug)

Stamp set, WPlus9 Hope Seed Co.
Design paper from my stash ( honestly, don't know where they are from) Judy Dots & sequins.
Only the poppies are paper pieced. 

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