Sunday, November 9, 2014


this is for a co-worker who also is a card-making friend.  She and I attend Stamp-Camp together.
I used the colors from Curtain Call where the theme is Boho Bright
The sketch is from Sketch Saturday  I rotated it to fit the sentiment:
at Seize the Birthday the topping for this challenge is orange, but I am putting this in for Anything Goes:

As always, thanks so much for looking!  Hope you are having a nice day.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Chester's Home sweet Home

When my son and daughter-in-law bought their first house this year, I wimped out in the card department -- and gave them one from my stash.  It has weighed a bit on me that I did not create a just-for-them creation.  So I've been trying to think of what to do.  
Here is my thought process:  the outside of the house is made of brick painted an off-white.  So I created the brick panel with a stencil -- first stamped the Home sweet Home onto the stencil.  Then I used translucent embossing paste.  This gave a really nice texture while letting the words show through.  Next distress ink filled in the "cement" area.   So I made a whole panel of that and then  . . . . time went by again.. . .. 
what to do with this brick wall???  Until I found this dog-on-a-charir stamp (in my stash)--- a NBUS stamp, I think from Whipper Snapper.   
And I knew I had to create it into Chester on his favorite chair.  So again I looked through my stash, and found this pattern paper.  I colored Chester with copic markers; and cut him out and put him onto the paper-pieced chair. I flocked his ear -- so cool.

And this week at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday blog - it is Anything Goes,

Perfect card for them -- One of a Kind!

Work has kept me very busy -- my crafting time comes in just minutes here and there.  So I've not done much card-making (which makes me sad), but I am also not buying as much (which makes me a bit happy).

As always, thanks for looking.