Monday, June 24, 2019

Die-Cut Birthday

I used a friend's die to cut the front of this card out of foil cardstock. I matted it with a piece of Gina K patterned paper which I embossed with a Swiss Dots embossing folder by Cuttlebug. I did that to match the dots on the die, which you can barely see on the top and bottom.

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Christmas Joy

I bought a few clearance sets of Papertrey Ink stamps and got them delivered to me by a friend in Ankeny. There was a garage sale for stampers and scrappers while we were there, too, so I bought a few things. One thing I bought at the garage sale was this Penny Black poinsettia stamp. I combined it with a stamp from a new-to-me PTI set. For the first one, I used markers direct to the stamp. For the second one, I misted with water before stamping. Actually, the top card may be the second stamping of the bottom card:) 

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Camping

Well, I ended up not getting my blog posts done before we left for camping. Oops. So, you get camping pictures instead:) We went to Glacial Lakes State Park with another couple, and we each stayed in one of these camper cabins. That was great, since it, of course, rained. We had a great time anyway, and got some walks in. The woodticks were horrific, though!

I thought I'd share a few pretty flower pictures with you. Hopefully I'll get my blog posts done soon, since I have lots of cards to share.


Our state flower is the pink and white, or Showy, lady's slippers and I've rarely seen them. But, I'd never seen yellow ones until this camping trip.



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Thursday, June 20, 2019

You Brighten My Day

A couple years ago, I got some Zig Clean Color Real Watercolor Brush Pens. I haven't used them much, as I was really not impressed by them. However, when my friend, Harriet, was here for a visit, she told me about, and gave me, some Tim Holtz Mixed Media cardstock and said that you can blend your markers on it. It worked great! Thanks, Harriet!

The stamps I used for this card are from a tiny (just these two stamps) set from Stampendous that I purchased in Ankeny. I matted with purple and used an ivory cardbase.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Another Make and Take

When we were in Ankeny last week, we also made a visit to Taylored Expressions. How fun! Several years ago, we were invited to Taylor's house to shop and do a couple make and takes there. (Here is a post from that trip. Gosh, it was nine years ago already!!) They were so sweet and we had awesome treats.

While we were there this year, we did a make and take, and this is my card. We used their liquid watercolors to paint. The sentiment is pretty cool, too. There is one huge stamp with lots of sentiments. And then there is a coordinating die to cut them all out at one time!

I have lots more cards to share with you that I made in Ankeny, and shortly after arriving home.

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