Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Loads of Fun

For the cards that I made for my daughters this year, I pulled out a oldie but goodie, Loads of Fun!  I always have so much fun when I use this set and the two accessory stamps sets that go along with it.  I found this card over on Splitcoaststampers, a free online community for stampers and crafters.  I did change it up just a bit but it is very close to the one I saw.

For this card I used Loads of Fun and Valentine Define.  For card stock I used Whisper White, Basic Black and Real Red.  Ink colors are Real Red and Blushing Bride.  I used a Black Stampin' Write marker to color in the tires and the truck bed rail.  Then I used the White Stampin' Chalk Marker for the wheel hubs, windshield, tail light and headlight, I then used the Silver Chalk Marker to color in the door handle and bumpers.  I fussy cut the pile of hearts and the truck out and use a exacto knife to cut out the side window.  I also used the retired Embosslit Heart for the red heart and retired heart punch.  The smaller hearts are from the Confetti Hearts Border.

I think they will like their cards!!  Mary

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Gorgeous Grunge Valentine

Well we are on the home stretch for Valentine's Day cards.  I only need to make a couple more and I'll be done.  I've already mailed out the ones I've made some the recipients should have them by now.

I found this card over on someone's Pinterest board and it looks fairly simple, so I went with it.

I used a lot of retired products on this one, washi tape, designer series paper, ribbon and Hearts A Flutter stamp set and Framelits.  I did use Teeny Tiny Wishes and Gorgeous Grunge that is current.  The ink colors are Rose Red and Blushing Bride.  Card stock is Whisper White and Blushing Bride.  

This was a pretty quick card to assemble, which is what I needed to stay on schedule!

Thank you for coming by to see my creation and I hope I've inspire you in a small way too!  Mary

Friday, February 5, 2016

Heart A Flutter

Well as you can see I've been working on some more Valentine cards.  This one will go to a lady who I use to work for.  She recently had to move into Assisted Living and we are more like family, after working for her for 18 years.  She likes for me to come and visit her and as she says, "so we can sit and gossip".  I just love her to pieces, she is a very special friend to me.  So I go see her on the day that I would have gone to her house to work.

For my friend I wanted to make a special Valentine card, so I was cruising around on Pinterest and found one that I decided to CASE.  I think she will like it, her favorite color is blue.

I used Bermuda Bay, Gumball Green (retired) and Real Red inks for my stamping.  Card stock is Bermuda Bay, Whisper White and Real Red along with Silver Glimmer Paper.  Ribbons are both retired, Crumb Cake seam binding and 1/8" Bermuda Bay ribbon.  A Tea Lace Paper Doily was placed behind it all.  The Whisper White card stock was embossed with Happy Heart embossing folder, which I turned the de-embossed area to the front.  I also used the Bitty Banners Framelits to cut out my "be mine" banner with (I used the current Occasion stamp set-Bloomin' Love) and also the retired Hearts A Flutter Framelits and stamp set.  The heart were also cut with the Framelits.

Thank you for coming by to see me,  Mary

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Rose Wonder in Pink

Well I want to share my second try with doing water coloring, this time I took the water out of my Aqua painter and had a little dish with water on my table to dab water onto the water color paper in the areas that I was working on.  This seem to give me more control over where the ink went on the area I was working on.  I moved all around on the image, so I was not working on a area close to a area I had just finished.

As you can see, I had better control of the shading that I did on the image.  Oh one thing I did do was take my stamp pads and inked up the image in two different colors.  I used Blushing Bride for the flower and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves.  Not to bad for my second time water coloring!!  I did use my water color paper from Michael's for this just because I got it for 40% off and was a cheaper paper for me to experiment with while I teach myself to water color.  Oh, I did use Soft Sky to add color behind the image, it gives a nice soft appearance to the card front.

My card base is Soft Sky.  I mounted my art piece to a piece of Blushing Bride.  The sentiment was stamped with Sahara Sand.  The sentiment is from a retired set, but you could use any kind of sentiment with this image.

My next try I want to do in yellow.  I have two aunts with upcoming birthdays and they will be receiving my art projects, I hope they like them!!  Now onto some more Valentine cards, it is coming faster than I want it too!

Thanks,  Mary

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Timeless Textures

Good morning on the start of a new week, my January sure did go by fast this year didn't it.

I had a customer order from me a few weeks ago, so I needed to send her a thank you card.  I found this card on Melissa's blog and saved it to my Pinterest board so that I could CASE it.  She used a different stamp set for the heart image than what I used, but it is pretty much the same in all the rest of the elements.

I really hope that they keep this stamp set and that we see it in the annual catalog that is coming out in about three months, it has a lot of nice images in the set.

I used the thick Whisper White for my card base, if you haven't used this, you should, it makes a nice sturdy card base.  I then used Sahara Sand, which I stamped off once for a nice soft image.  Then I used Rose Red for the "pop" of color and finally used the Greeting Thinlits and cut the "thanks" out using Silver Glimmer paper.  For the heart image I use the stamp set Hello Life.  This card would make a quick and easy Valentine card by simply changing out the thin lit image!  To see the image better, just click on it to enlarge it.

Well, off to make some more Valentine's for some more of my friends, have a great week!  Mary

Friday, January 29, 2016

Rose Wonder

Today I want to share my first serious try at watercoloring.  While not perfect, it's not to bad for my first attempt.  I did go to Michael's the next day and got a book of watercolor paper to continue to practice my watercoloring technique.  I want to thank Amy K for inspiring me to give it a try.

I stamped the image with VersaMark ink and then use White Embossing powder to set the image with. I used Perfect Plum and Pear Pizzazz for my ink colors.  I put one drop of re-inker on the lid of my ink pad and use the Aqua Painter to pick up the ink and color with.  Anyone who has followed my blog know how much I like to color, so this is right up my alley!

Stamp set is the Rose Wonder from the 2015 Occasions Catalog and the sentiment is from Wetlands.  Card stock is Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum and Watercolor paper.

Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful week-end too.  Mary

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wood You Be Mine?

Ok, this is a Valentine that I made for my daughter to give to her husband for Valentine's Day this year.  This is a retired set from 2015 Occasions Catalog.  I didn't have a chance to use it last year, but was determine to give it a go this year!  I love how it turned out!!

I used the retired Starburst Circle Framelits to cut out the background piece of Very Vanilla.  I stamped all my images using the Black Memento ink as I wanted to use my BIC Mark-It markers to color in the images with!  I used Bermuda Bay ink for the Woodsman's shirt color.  I also use Soft Sky ink and lightly sponged some for the sky and I used Pear Pizzazz for the tree images and sponging at the bottom.  I then stamped the saw and and fussy cut it out.  I used some small hearts from the Confetti Hearts Border and applied those to each side of the saw with Tombow liquid glue.  I did use a Copic marker in Flesh color for the woodsman skin.  I used the Hardwood background stamp with Crumb Cake ink and Crumb Cake card stock.

I just think this card is just way to cute!!

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon.  Mary

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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