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.