Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September 29, 2015 FALL

Saw this sketch on Sketch Saturday and I knew which fall image I was going to use.  This image is from Memory Box - Maple Branch - it just needed a bit of color on the leaves with copic, and I had  some "burlap braid" in my stash..  A little thick but after using some pop dots it works fine.  I still needed something at the top so I cut out Fall from different colored card stock and I think that completed the card.  Challenges:
     Sketch Saturday - follow sketch
     Craft your passion - anything goes
     Come and Get it - clear it out - burlap braid

Monday, September 28, 2015

September 28, 2015 Happy Fall Squirrels

Are these two little guys not just the cutest?  You must know by now that I love Gerda Steiner stamps.  She has rubber, clear and digi images and I have not seen a set or an image of hers that I have not loved.  I love the whimsy type images just because they are fun and cheery.  I do a LOT of Chemo Angel cards weekly and I feel these type cheer the person up and brings a smile.  I am simply not "really good" at shaker cards but I have made two this afternoon.  The first one I did with transparency and small colored sequins, the second I used vellum and cake sprinkles that are leaf shaped.  Also on the second card you will note that it is called a "latch" card which was one of the projects last week at my BFF Donna's home.   For my  assigned chemo buddies I found some really cute tea towels with woodland animals including a squirell so I have to make one more and I can get their goodie envie in the mail.    

Sunday, September 27, 2015

September 27, 2015 Hope Leaf

I recently received a new Chemo Buddy from Chemo Angels and liked the way this card came out so this was my intro card with letter to her.  This was so much fun to make - and will be doing more of this technique for sure.  I die cut out my leaf then used the negative image to color in the leaf with the red,orange and green.  I had enough left to cut out "hope" and to punch 3 small leaves to balance out the card.  I took my embossing pen and randomly did some brush strokes over that and sprinkled with holographic embossing powder.  We had a fun day at one of my BFFs Donna and she used this technique in one of her cards that we made.  Thanks bunches.

Friday, September 25, 2015

September 25, 2015 Happy Autumn

I have finally gotten in the "fall" mood and have been making some fall/Halloween cards.  This one was cased from Pinetrest using AMuse Stamps and cardstock.  I tinted the leaves with Gelatoes and then tied together with some thin twine.  I have 2 chemo buddies that I send to every week and 1 senior lady so I can never have too many seasonal cards.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

September 22, 2015 Doggie Get Well

Our dear friends dog recently had some pretty major surgery (spleen removal and eye removal) and I made a "doggie get well" card for him from our three dogs.  The black one is Buddy, Red one is CoCo and the blond is Bella -.  I used a dog from a company that is now out of business.  But love the dogs and it was perfect for this occasion.  I did some masking and should have moved my dogs a bit to the right but...  The heart covers a small ink boo-boo - thank heaven for bling.  Mailing this tomorrow and hope Max feels better in a few days.

Monday, September 21, 2015

September 21, 2015 Only God

One more of the selection I sent to my daughter to send out to her church family - this is a Gina K. Design stamp and it surely stands alone, not much else is needed.  I used a punch that I have not used for AGES - and wound some gold thread around the corners and then splattered some gold splash on the black card base.  I think she will really like this one.

Friday, September 18, 2015

September 18, 2015 Ocean Grass

This is another card that I recently made up to send to my daughter so she could send them out to some of her church family.  I had taken a picture of all 6 I made and she said she could not decide which ones she wanted so I sent them all to her.  I love the way this one turned out although I wish I had placed the sun up just a bit.  

Monday, September 14, 2015

September 14, 2015 Sailboat

My daughter is very active in their church and she asked me if I would make her up a couple of cards - well once I got started the ideas just kept flowing - I love this monochromatic card using AMuse inks, and cs - when you use the same company ink/cs you know there is going to be a match.  I sent her pictures of the cards I had made (6 in total) and asked her which ones she wanted she couldn't decided because she liked all of them so I have an envelope headed out in the mail tomorrow with all 6 cards.        Challenges:
     613 Avenue - anything goes
     Crafting with Friends - anything goes
     Simply Papercrafts - anything goes
     Word Art Wednesday - anything goes

Saturday, September 12, 2015

September 12, 2015 Gerda Steiner Halloween Mouse

Is this little "critter" too cute - it is Halloween Mouse from Gerda Steiner Digi.  She also has a line of rubber as well as clear stamps, and I want them all.I colored this mouse with copic markers, cute out with spellbinders mat.  I stamped the star bg using a SU stencil and distress inks, what fun - and I had a c  ute saying I bought recently from Lawn Fawn that I thought worked perfectly.  Played with purple, oranges, yellow and then orange/black dp.  Some purple bakers twine and a cute little orange clothespin from Michaels.  Still needed a bit of bling so scattered some black mini sequins.
     Gerda Steiner Challenge - use digi

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

September 9, 2015 Paris

This is a set from AMuse Studio that I really wanted badly and this is the first time I have used it.  Now a friend has borrowed it and used it but not me - and I have had it well over a year.  When I saw the challenge at Sketch Saturday and NBUS (never before used stuff) I and knew which set I was going to use for both of these challenges.  Kept it very simple with black/white/off white - stamped on off white, washi tape used on the side (again never before used a couple of those rolls either) and then a cute bling on the washi tape.  Challenges:
     NBUS - anything goes
     Sketch Saturday - follow sketch

Monday, September 07, 2015

September 7, 2015 Just Saying Hello

I think I already told you I loved the butterfly die from Wplus9 - for this card I cut the frame out of silver mirror paper - love the shine - embossed the words in silver embossing powder and used another sheet of the beautiful papers from KaiserCraft papers.  Decided to addd a few sequins from AMuse - and love the end result.  This one is already out the door.  I can just see more possibilities with this die.  

Friday, September 04, 2015

September 4, 2015 Flutter By Hop

We are celebrating Danni's birthday today and we are also remembering Danni's Wednesday Challenge that she used to moderate.  I LOVE to work with Butterflies and when I saw this die by Wplus9 I knew it was going in my shopping basket.  So far just this week I have made 5 cards with this beautiful die.  This one I made into a shaker card and stamped a beautiful sentiment in the center of the frame.  The beautiful DP was given to me by a dear friend a couple of weeks ago and it is by Kaiser Craft.  All of the designs are in purples and black, beautiful.  
Now here is the good part - Danni will be giving away not 1 but 2 gift certificates to peeps who leave comments.  You can comment until September 7th and Danni will post the winners on September 8.  So lets get started from my blog head on over to Kristies blog.  If you get lost here is the complete list.
                                  Shirley - that's me

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

September 2, 2015 Ocean Grass

I have had these two images stamped up for a while and I needed 2 cards for today as special request for Chemo Angels.  The first card was a "non-religious" card and the second card was religious with the beautiful saying.  The stamp is from Creative Vision love her designs.  the first card was mounted on some specialty cs I had and decided to cut out the word friend in gold.  the second card a dear friend gave me some burlap cs and I thought this worked just great for this scene.  Challenge:
     Word Art Wednesday : anything goes