Friday, May 29, 2020

Stitched Together Father's Day Card - Club Card #3


Here is card #3 for my May Hostess Club.


The background of this card was done using the Woodland Embossing Folder and sponged with New England Ivy Ink. The sky was sponged with Carolina Ink.

The Wishing You, Father's Day and the Dragonfly was stamped in Peacock Ink

The Happy was stamped with New England Ivy and Die cut using the Stitched Together Stamps and Thin Cuts

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Sending Hugs - Club Card #2


Here is the second of my three cards my Hostess Club is making in June. 

 
The card was designed using the Aurora Paper Pack and the Operations Smile "You Make Me Happy" Stamp Set. 

The Background was stamped with Sage Inks onto Sage Cardstock using 3 of the little Flower stamps in the set. 


Saturday, May 9, 2020

May Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Tender Thoughts - Club Card #1


Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop

If you've come here from 

Joyce Gough's Blog, then you are on the right track. If you've just happened upon my blog, just keep hoping until you get right back here.




My card today used the Roses from "A Million Little Things" Stamp Set along with the Sentiment from "Tender Thoughts" Stamp Set. 

Additional Roses were stamped with black ink onto the light side of Lilac Cardstock, fussy cut, then sponged the edges with matching ink.

The background was stamped with Lilac Ink onto Lilac Cardstock using the same Roses Stamp. 

The Oval and scalloped Oval are Cricut Cuts. 

Now Hop on over to Betty's Blog and see what great artwork she has to share

Thursday, April 9, 2020

April Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Yesterday and Today Birthday


Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop

If you've come here from Joyce Gough's Blog, then you are on the right track. If you've just happened upon my blog, just keep hoping until you get right back here.




My card today uses Yesterday and Today Papers and Cardmaking Stamps

The Rose and Leaves were stamped with Expresso Die Ink then sprinkled with Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder
If this is done with a juicy pad and right after stamping, the gold EP makes the ink a softer color with a little sparkle to it. Unfortunately, I couldn't capture this in the photo. 

The Happy Birthday is from the Sentiments Stamp Set by Melissa Esplin

Strips of Gold Glitter Paper adorn the top and bottom as well as punched circles which were topped with Liquid Glass

The bow was made by pulling apart the long time retired wide burlap ribbon. 

Now Hop on over to Betty's Blog and see what great artwork she has to share

Monday, March 9, 2020

March Joyful Stars Blog Hop


Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop

If you've come here from Marie Flayer's Blog, then you are on the right track. If you've just happened upon my blog, just keep hoping until you get right back here.



My card today uses the CTMH March Stamp of the Month, Family Legacy for the background. It was stamped using Almond Ink.

The Flowers and Leaves are from the Yesterday and Today Cardmaking Stamps. Even though I fussy cut all of these out, this stamp set does come with Thin Cuts.
The Sentiment is from Sentiment and Stitches Stamp Set. 
The flowers were stamped on White Cardstock with Smoothie ink and the leaves were stamped on Sweetleaf Cardstock with Fern Ink. 

Now Hop on over to Debi's blog and see what greaet artwork she has to share. 

Challenges with this card:
CCC Digi Creations - Any Embossing
Happy Little Camper - Anything + Dies




Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Cherishing Her Card for Granddaughter.



Here is another card using the New Fabulous Cherishing Her Stamp of the Month. This card I made for my Beautiful Granddaughter for her Birthday next week.


Sunday, February 9, 2020

February 2020 Joyful Stars Blog Hop.


Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop

If you've come here from Lori Meadow's Blog then you are on the right track. If you've just happened upon my blog, just keep hoping until you get right back here.



My card today used the February Stamp of the Month (SOTM), called Cherishing Her. This stamp Set is only available until February 29th as well as the Designer papers I used on the card.

The card base uses Lagoon Cardstock as well as the "Celebrate Today" Paper Pack

The Flowers were stamped In Black Ink and heat embossed. It was then colored with Tri-Blend Alcohol Markers

The sentiments were stamped in NEIvy Ink with a NEIvy Bow to finish it off. 
Thee hearts were punched out of glitter paper and the center of the flowers uses the Glisten Stickles. 

How hop on over to Debi Brile's blog to see her beautiful artwork. 


Challenges for this card:
The Artistic Stamper - Add Words
Creatalicious Challenges - Optional Hearts
Day of the Day Card Club - Send a card to a friend
Digi Doodle - It's a love thing
Paper craft Challenges - Use 2 Designer Papers
Sheepski Designs - Hearts and/or flowers
Stamping Sensations - Feminine




Saturday, February 8, 2020

Cherishing Her with Country Dragonfly


Here is another card using the Beautiful February Stamp of the Month, Cherishing Her along with the Country Dragonfly.



There is a total of 23 stamps in this Stamp Set, 18 of which are Sentiments. 
I cut the stems off in this card and the flowers can be cut down into many smaller sections.

The cardstock for the background is Ballerina and the Mix-in Paper Pack

The flowers were colored in with Tri-Blend Alcohol Markers

The Dragonfly, Mix-in Papers and the SOTM Cherishing Her are only available until February 29th. AND with a qualifying purchase, you can get the Cherishing Her Stamp Set for only $5. 

The sketch for this card is from the the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Other Challenges for this card:
Allsorts Challenge - Add a Heart

Friday, February 7, 2020

Cherishing Her and Country Bee Card


The Close to my Heart Stamp of the Month for February is a Gorgeous stamp set called Cherishing Her.  
No matter what female you have in your family, this set covers them all, even a friend. OR, use just the sentiments for cards for ANYONE, male or female. 


The colors of cardstock and Inks that I used here are White, Black, Saffron and Lemonade. 

The stamp set is Cherishing Her, which is available this month only for $5 with a qualifying purchase. 
It was stamped with CTMH Exclusive Intense Black Ink, Heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder, then colored with TriBlend Alcohol Markers

I also used Country Bee and Love and Hugs from the Angel Hugs Stamp Set

The Black behind the flowers was cut with the Stitched Brakets Die Set.

I stamped the light side of the Lemonade cardstock with Lemonade ink using just the flowers from the stamp. 

The Saffron Cardstock was dry embossed and edges sponged with Saffron Ink. Sentiment was also stamped in Saffron Ink and edges sponged.

For the finishing touches, I added Gold Stickles to the center of some flowers and Gold half pearls at the top left.  

Challenges Met With This Card.
Crafty Catz - Anything with Wet or Dry Embossing
Cut It Up - Must use dies
Your Next Stamp - Create Your own Background
Ellibelle's Corner - Add a Sentiment
The Paper Shelter - For the One You Love
Simon Says - With Love
Stampotique Designs - All you need is Love


Thursday, January 9, 2020

January 2020 Joyful Stars Blog Hop


Happy New Year and Welcome to the January
Joyful Stars Blog Hop.



If you've come here from Marie Flayer's Blog then you are on the right track. If you've just happened upon my blog, just keep hoping until you get right back here.

If you have not checked out the NEW January/February Catalog and Idea Book yet, you can view it right here


There are So Many Beautiful products available right now and here are just a few cards and items I used. 


My cards use the NEW Spruced Up Scrapbooking Stamps and Thin Cuts for the scene as well as for the snowflake background.  

The Pine Boughs and Pine Cones are form the Spruced Up Cardmaking Stamps and all fussy cut. 
Clear shimmer Brush was used to add sparkle to the snow.


A Different Version!

These cards make the perfect Winter Masculine Birthday cards. Unfortunately, I had no current Birthday stamps that worked. 

Now Hop on Over to Deb Brile's Blog to see her fabulous artwork. 



Challenges for this Card:
Seize The Birthday - Birthday and Layers
Moving Along with the Times - All things New
Daisy Chain Challenge - Winter Time.
Die Cut Diva's - New Things
Do-Allkreatives - 3 of a Kind