Thursday, June 25, 2020

Happy Happy Birthday

I've seen many beautiful cards made with balloon stencils.  So I had to give it a try.  These were sooo much fun to make.  And easy too!
The 30th birthday is for my niece.  

  • ink - distress oxides
  • stencil - neat and tangled
  • die cuts --  varied (happy, 30, birthday)
  • polka dot paper - unknown  
For the following challenges:

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

A Pocketful of Thanks

My best friend made and sewed some pockets for my 90 year old mother-in-law's day dresses.  And I wanted to make a thank you card for her.  Thanks, Virginia!!

Thanks to the challenge at Double Trouble I found a recipe for today's card:
From Thing 1 - Trouble Maker

Ingredients:  3 - Colors 
                       2 - Embellishments   
                       1 - Seasoned Stamped Sentiment  (clear or rubber stamp more than one year old)

and from Thing 3 - Twisted Sister  use the Sketch from  Retro Rubber 
"Let's get straight to the point. From my point of view, I see a sketch with sharp angles so here's MY angle: Using the sketch, create a project using at least one angular shape without round corners, i.e., triangles, quadrilaterals such as square, rectangle, parallelogram, rhombus, etc.  That's my angle and I'm sticking to it!"  
The pocket is a pentagon -- no rounded corners. 

and from THING 2:  Double Dare  - The stamp set from W+ 9 (pocket and sentiment) is very old -- I think it dates back to 2012.

So I'm also putting this into Retro Rubber

And also into 
  • patterned paper: Scenic Route
  • pocket stamps & die: W Plus 9 - A Pocketful (2012) 
  • sun die: Lawn Fawn
  • embellishments: 2 brads on the pocket corners
As always, thanks for taking a look.  Stay safe and stay well. 

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Do What Makes you Happy

This is for a friend who is retiring from teaching.  She loves horseback riding in her free time.
I used the sketch and colors from the following challenges: 

1) Freshly Made Sketches

3) CAS on Fridays - the challenge is "Animals"

Here's a peek at the inside:
Products used:
  • Horse Stamps: Gina K(outside) & Inkadinkadoo (inside)
  • Sentiment Stamps: Clearly Besotted (outside), Impression Obsession (inside)
  • Papers: Stampin Up (blue) and Craft Consortium 
Thanks for taking a look.    Until next time. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Father's Day

This is for my hubby for Father's Day.  He is REALLY  into cars -- of all types.  The stamps, word stamp-die, and flame stencil are all from HoneyBee Stamps. The wood frame die is from Hero Arts.  The stamping is embossed in sliver, and I colored the car with distress inks.  

1) Stamplorations Stencil Challenge - Anything Goes - Can you see the stenciled flames on the side of the car? 
2) Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge - This is a new challenge for me.  
Thing 1 (Trouble Maker) -- create a masculine project
 Thing 2 (Double Dare) - Link to "Use Your Stuff" Challenge

 Thing 3 (Twisted Sister) - use at least one round item -- do tires count?

4) NBUS - Never Before Used Schtuff - the stamp and die (from Honeybee) have never been used before

Here is a pretty picture of a recent sunset. Looks like cotton candy.  
Thanks for taking a look.  Until next time.  😷