Saturday, April 20, 2024

Watercolor By Wyatt

We picked Wyatt, our youngest grandchild, up from school a couple weeks ago, and he gave me this artwork that he had done - the watercolored background. I asked him if I could use it to make a card. At first he hesitated, and then he said it would be okay. So, here is it. I cut it down and matted it using Waffle Flower dies. I stamped the image with a Gina K stamp and used a die-cut sentiment from my card parts. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions and is from a set that I got from my friend in March. It's popped up on foam squares.

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Friday, April 19, 2024

Thinking of You Butterflies

Another card made with a card part using the same punch as Wednesday's card. I had ink blended the color over it. I scored lines on the unpunched part and added the sentiment. I also added a couple butterfly stickers.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Holiday Wishes

I still pick out pieces from my card parts now and then, but not often enough. But, I guess I just don't have enough time in my stamping room! I had used an edge punch from Martha Stewart to punch both sides of a piece of 5.5 x 4.25 inch cardstock, leaving the middle intact. This is the piece that was in my card parts. The snowflakes and sentiment were also from my card parts. I added a strip of lightly patterned paper on the inside edges of the punching. The sentiment and the snowflakes, all from Gina K, were embossed with silver and die-cut. Another Christmas card done. I know it's early, but I do wish I had more of them done.

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Friday, April 12, 2024

Open Window Birthday

Another card made with a set from my friend. I think I have one or two things left to use. This is one that I probably will not use again! I know that some people love the "putzy" things, but I'm not a fan of them. Anyway, this set is from Sizzix and includes the embossing folder which also cuts and the dies for all the little pieces. The sentiment is from a different company. I rubbed ink pads over the embossed image. I colored the die-cut pieces with Copic markers. I added embellishments to the flower centers and some sparkle to the bees' wings. The butterflies and bees are popped up on foam squares.



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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Special Day

I saw this technique somewhere and thought I would give it a try. It was fun to just play and not be trying to use something up or to have to use something that I hadn't used before. The dies for the flowers are from Gina K. I cut the solid piece out of white and the detailed piece from black. I ink-blended on the solid piece and then put a stencil over it and added more ink. Then I glued them together. I embossed the top and bottom pieces with a Gina K embossing folder. Then I added the thin black strips. I stamped the sentiment, from Stampendous, before doing the embossing. I made three cards like this. The other two had Mrs. Grossman's stickers for the sentiments.

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Sunday, April 7, 2024

Simple Birthday Presents

Here is another stamp I got from my friend who was "cleaning house." It's from Stamps by Judith and Heather. I simply colored it, using the packaging as a guide. I added some Star Dust Stickles to the bows and ribbons. The sentiment is a rub-on from Mrs. Grossman's stickers. I am slowly getting them used up!

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Monday, April 1, 2024

April Calendar Page


Oops, I forgot to do my calendar page post. Better late then never! I have a die that cuts the rainbow pieces, and aso dies for the clouds. I colored the rainbow pieces with Copics and sponged ink around the edges of the clouds. The sentiment was hand-written. Happy April!!

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Sunday, March 31, 2024

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to my Christian friends. I hope you have family and friends to share it with.

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Friday, March 29, 2024

Hello Friend

This card was done with another Gina K set that I got from my friend. It includes the stencils, the dies and the stamps. Fun. It makes a very pretty background, but you can also cut out the individual flowers and leaves with the included dies.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Musical Guy Card

This card is for a friend of ours who is very "musical." The background piece and the die-cut pieces were in my card parts book and so it was very easy to put it together. The background was done with a stencil. The sentiment is from Stampabilities.

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