Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Sweet Little One

 This is for a dear friends new grandson.  For this card I used Elephant Parade stamps and Hippo Happiness dies both from Stampin Up.  I love this stamp set and have had a lot of fun using it.  Colored the elephant using copics, shaded the tub with some distress ink.  The sunshine rays layer used StampinUp stamp as well.  Just makes a happy card especially for a new baby. 

I put an Amazon gift card as my gift for the new baby.  I also completed the card with stamping an envelope to match.  


Welcome to the world sweet baby.  

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Hippo Happiness Make a Splash

 I have been having a lot of fun with this set Hippo Happiness from StampinUP, although it is no longer available.  I had just made a baby card with another set and I thought oh the hippo would work out well for this.  


Can be used for another baby card or a "toddler" birthday card.  The sentiment and the splash die cut  Make a Splash I have had for a long time and it came with a magazine I bought.  Fun card to make. 

Saturday, September 03, 2022

Happy Birthday Balloons

 I recently got this balloon die from Simon Says Stamps - (plus a nice birthday gift coupon from them as well).  A couple of weeks ago our four musketeers crafting group got together each of us bring a shoe box project to share.  This was the one I shared.  I cut 10 different colors of glitter paper for the balloons - and it was like a puzzle to fit them all in the correct place.  


 I think I will get more than one or two uses from this die.  I also got some sticky paper from Simon Says and that worked real well for the balloon dies as well as the balloons.  

I am enjoying playing with NBUS (never before used stuff), and will hopefully be posting more frequently on my blog.  

Thursday, September 01, 2022

Pet Sympathy Card

 I really need to make a few of these up when I have to make a pet sympathy card - they are hard to make when the pet crosses the rainbow bridge.  Our dear friends dog crossed the rainbow bridge yesterday.  


This card was in my "cards to case file" on Pinterest and I thought it was very simple and meaningful.  I blended oxide distress inks for the rainbow - then sprayed with my distress water bottle giving a nice fine mist.  The sentiment inside was also one I had in my files 

makes me cry when I read it.  So I hope the card is a comfort to my friend during this sad time for her. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Happy Birthday

 I have to share my birthday cards from my talented crafted and great friends.  I celebrated birthday all week - lunches, crafting get togethers, lunch with hubby, Happy Birthday singing from grandkids.  

I broke them up in three groups so I could get them all in. 


BD card on the left is a tuxedo card from one of my friends Donna - she said she really struggled with it (in fact had to have her hubby Steve help!!!).  Middle card is from Patti - triple diamond card with special beautiful envelope, and the far right card is from Cheryl - lots of die cuts and fancy framing.  


Far right card is from my friend Sally (also my upline with Stampin Up), middle card is from Diana and far left card is from my adopted Mother - (Donna's mom) she is 91 and does beautiful work.  I hope I can still do this at 91.


This last card is from Donna - yes I got two from her.  Love shaker cards - and glitter.  This card depicts Donna and I crafting - Donna is on the left and I am on the right.  Great match - she even colored the hair to match our hair color.  

What a great birthday I had - who can guess what birthday it was?  Ok my friends who know you can't divulge.  

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Hippest Hippo

 I have "most" of my Cinderella chores for the day done - so I am going to play while hubby watches the ball game.  I have had this set from StampinUP since salebration started and I placed my first order but this weekend is the first time I have had any spare time just to play.  The first card is done in purples - which is a pretty simple layout.


Used a bit of vellum behind the circles.  This will go to great grand daughter - as it has love you a TON sentiment.  The next one I did in pinks


This is going to a friend who just finished 20+ radiation treatments for her cancer.  She surely deserves something to make her feel like she has accomplished something.  I need to adjust the tight rope (black and white bakers twine) so her foot is on the twine.  I think I can do this without taking it apart - at least I hope so.  This set comes complete with dies - so many accessories - love the glitter sunglasses and umbrella.  

Off to make two hippo boy cards for the two boy great grands.  

Monday, August 01, 2022

Benefits of a Friend

 Where oh where has the summer gone - I was looking through my fall stamps thinking I need to get them out - but still having fun making summer cards.  In fact I think summer cards are my favorite to make.  Well except Christmas.  Here are two cards that I made from Unity images.  I stayed all night with my dear friend Donna when my hubby had surgery June 30th.  His surgery was in St. Charles MO. and Donna lives about 15 minutes from the hospital so it worked out perfect.  She had just won two Unity stamps so she "shared" with me.  Love both of these stamps and they have already been sent out.  


Love this image - colored with copics die cut with SU and I had a crocheted flower that  one of my home patients made for me when I had her for nursing home care.  She made me several in different colors and I still have just a few left.  


 The second image is also a Unity stamp that Donna won - sunflowers.  This went together so quickly as I had this lovely sunflower paper.  I colored the flowers with distress oxide and a water brush.  Quick and easy.  

Thank you Donna for sharing.  

P.S. Hubby is "finally" doing well after his surgery, was a rough three and a half weeks complicated by an infection.  But he has turned the corner and is well on the road to being completely "normal" again.  Especially his mood. LOL