Monday, September 15, 2014

Sympathy

Last night a sweet lady at church went to her heavenly home. I needed a sympathy card, and wound up making a few because you never know when you'll need one.
My favorite stamp set for a sympathy card is Thoughts and Prayers by Stampin' Up, so I got that out and my distress markers. When I want different colors of ink on an image, this is the best way to achieve that look. 


I just love the detail that this technique gives. It looks like I stamped 4 different times.
I stamped the sentiment using the dark green marker I used on the leaves, I added some bling to the flowers, did a little diecutting and embossing tied a ribbon and glued everything together.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lifting you up

The new scrapbook store in Rossville has some adorable stamps from Dare2bArtzy.  I pulled out my Twinkling H2O's and had some fun!
These stamp sets have a die that fits both of them, and I used that first to cut the balloons in the top panel, and then I put the panel on the watercolor paper and stamped in the holes.

I didn't use pop dots on this  card, I went the frugal route and cut up a cardboard box and glued little pieces of that between the watercolor paper and the top panel. It gives the same effect, but is sturdier because the piece of cardboard was bigger than the pop dots.

I tried using colored embossing powders for the balloons, but I think I like the black better, but it really doesn't matter since these are going in the mail.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sweetest Christmas Wishes




A little hand stitching, a few sequins, and some new paper from Carta Bella, add a couple of pictures, and we have a layout.  Christmas cookies and a birthday cake for Jesus, perfect!  The journaling strips are blank...for my sister-in-law to fill in.

Monday, September 1, 2014

it's Stamptember!

There is a challenge over at Simon Says Stamp to use bright inks and a bold stamp. 
I think this qualifies. I had a lot of fun creating cards with this technique.  I embossed the stamp and then inked with Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, and Squeezed Lemonade.
The next thing that I did was to spritz it with lots of water or in the case of the flourish card, glimmer mist.

And on this card, I simply added pearls and a sentiment.

I layered each of my focal panels on white cardstock which I inked with one of the colors I used on the card. That makes it very easy to get the right color mat!

I hope you enjoy creating today!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Celebrate today


Donna came over today when I got off work, and we made a few cards.  
Starting point: Pinterest of course!  we loved this card by Tammy, and I added a few touches of my own.  Instead of the pearl in the center, I used a red bling, and I used red bling on the bottom medallion. Then I used my Silhouette to cut out a tag shape that seemed to reflect the shapes made by the dies that go with the stamps.
The materials used are: Daydream Medallions, Floral Frames Collection Framelits, Real Red, and Brilliant Blue ink pads, Blue and Red cardstock, White cardstock scraps.

Monday, December 2, 2013

JYC Christmas Countdown memory

Honestly, growing up out in the country, there weren't many activities we did at Christmas, but one thing I do remember is the divinity Mama made every year.  If the weather was just right, it came out light and fluffy... but if the weather wasn't just perfect, it would be sticky and gooey, but it still tasted delicious!  It took a long time to mix it up, and it has to be folded just right... I do want to attempt it this year, even though I haven't made it in over 20 years.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas to me...

is a celebration of the birth of my savior.  To me, this season is all about Him.  Babies are always a miracle of life, but God came to us as a tiny newborn!  Prophets told about his birth, life, and death hundreds of years before it happened, and that is a miracle worth celebrating over 2,000 years later.

I didn't expect to have any pages without pictures in this album, but when I got to thinking about WHY I want to make this album, I thought about all the things I want to do this year, and then I got to thinking about why Christmas is so important to me.   Christ's birth is the center of my focus.  I could have taken a picture of one of my nativity sets, but wound up with this phrase from my Silhouette files.  I just pulled it up, put in a Silhouette pen, and let the machine do the artwork.