Friday, May 26, 2017

We are back. Had a nice time but some of the ports were only good if you liked to lay on the beach or snorkel. Since we both "fry" in record time on the beach and Joe can't get his ear wet because of his ear drum that was not possible. Always good to get home. I'm on my last load of clothes and I'm sure the appliances are ready for a rest! This is a fun card I did playing again with the chicken stamps.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Today we leave for our cruise so I will not be posting for a couple of weeks. So looking forward to this one! We have never been on this cruise line but understand it is sterling.
Today I am showing you a card that I saw on Pinterest. I inked the folder and ran it through the bug. Colored the flowers with watercolor pencils and used my new oval infinity die. I bought this set to make oval windows and frames. Trouble is they don't match up. Such a disappointment.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

I am playing with the Chickens that are so popular right now. Here's a card I did for shoe box. Bold colors but she's so fun! The background stamp is an old Hero Arts stamp.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Here's a simple card I made. I sanded the paper after I ram the embossing folder through the Cuttlebug. I haven't done that in a long time.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

I love this color combination. I made several cards using these colors. This was my favorite.

Monday, May 1, 2017

I had another productive stamping weekend. I got all my May cards done. That's a good feeling since we will be leaving Friday for our cruise. This card was an experiment. I think it turned out OK.

Friday, April 28, 2017

I made this fun fold card this week. I had to have this stamp set but rarely use it so I made a couple of cards with it.I am also showing how I finished off the inside.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

I have been playing with the Swallowtail butterfly. The stamp is Hugh & using it as my swap card was not a wise choice time wise. It is really pretty though.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

I have a request for 20 cards. I'm lovin' it because I can do any cards I want. I've spent the weekend working on them. It's amazing how sometimes a card comes together quickly and the next one I struggle for a couple hours before I get it right. I love this saying! The light isn't very good on this one. I'm blaming it on the gray day and a low camera battery!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

This card was designed by Pam for shoe box. I need to use vellum more often. Everyone got a different figured paper, interesting.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Sharon did this card for shoe box. Love the fold. I have this set and need to get it out and get it inky. I made cards this weekend. Really like it when I can be productive!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Here is my second shoe box card. I really like this die and use it a lot.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

I did this card for shoe box. I used the new Oxide ink broken china and the oval infinity dies from Hero Arts. Everyone's cards looked different when we used a brush to splatter on water. mine is very minimal and others were very bold. Bold is better! Not too sure about the Hugs die @ the bottom

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Here is Bobby's birthday card. I have used this stamp a lot. Mostly with blues. This is out of the box for me.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

I made this sympathy card for a friend. I have made this card before. This time I used a white card stock base, added a bright blue layer, then stamped on white card stock next I stamped the image on vellum and heat embossed it then mounted that on top of the stamped image and adhered it to the card. Couldn't see the glue YEA!

Monday, April 17, 2017

I received this swap card from Liz. I thought it was a very nice design. Shoe box was fun on Saturday. I'll be showing those cards this week. I have played with the oxide inks and love them! They blend beautifully.

Friday, April 14, 2017

We have a new person in our shoe box group. She made this card. It's a nice design.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Here's another spinner card. This one really spins! They are fun to make.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Denise did this card for our smaller shoe box group. I made a mistake when I stamped the eggs so I just stamped another egg and covered it up. Doesn't look too bad.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Here's another card for Margie. I hope she finds it bright and cheery.

Monday, April 10, 2017

I made this card for my friend. It is a Texanna stamp. I have made a few cards using this stamp but I am never satisfied with any of them. Guess I just don't like the stamp.

Friday, April 7, 2017

I made this card for my swap. I like the two toned look a lot.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

I made this side step card for shoe box. I made a couple of attempts @ a center on but couldn't get it right. I need to try that again.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

I made a couple of spinner cards. They fascinate me!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

I made this Texas card a while back. Didn't turn out as I had pictured it. I've played around with this paper and never really liked the results. Maybe it's too flashy for me.

Monday, April 3, 2017

This card was designed by Denise for our shoe box group. We put color down and then used the dragon fly die to cut it out. Nice

Friday, March 31, 2017

This card was designed by Pam for shoe box. She had the boxes drawn for us so we could get the image lined up. Pretty sweet!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

This card was done by Sharon for shoe box. Love the patterned papers and the bling.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Denise made this card for shoe box. The stamp is a new one from Dead Beat Designs. It's just beautiful. Love the way she used it.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

I talked about this color combo yesterday in my post. Not Quite Navy and Pear Pizzazz. Here's a card I made for my friend. I had this doily laying on my desk so I used it. The butterflies are punched using a Martha punch.

Monday, March 27, 2017

I made this card a long time ago. I still like the layout so when I made the cards for my friend I included it. The colors are rose red and Not Quite Navy which of course is discontinued. I still have a1 unopened package. I love it with certainly celery too.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Another funky bird card that I did for our shoe box group. I have had the DS paper for a long time. Love it too!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

I love this funky bird! Wow cutting this glitter paper sure dulls the blades. Meeting Joe and his friends today after golf for a burger @ Alamo Café. Fun!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

I had a request for cards for a friend so I have been busy making cards. Here's one I did last week. I always like pink, black and white together

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

I used this layout a long time ago. I just changed the papers when making this card.

Monday, March 20, 2017

I made a couple of book mark cards. Here's one of them.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Today I am showing you one of my shoe box cards. I used Brilliance inks. They have a nice shine to them. I don't know how I managed to post 3 pictures yesterday. I didn't know you could do that!.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

I used this card as one of my swap cards. I made this one and then decided I would like it better if I reversed the colors, and I did

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

I am busy making cards and surprisingly they are coming together nicely. I went back to 2011 and looked at cards I made. Gave me inspiration and yesterday I made a couple of book mark cards. I got some really sad news yesterday. My friend is on Hospice & I thought she was doing OK. I am going over today and staying with her while he runs errands and goes to the grocery. I am taking dinner also. Wish there was more that I can do. This great card Sharon made for shoe box. Look at how she ran the silver cord diagonally on the card. I have this corner punch but have always just strung the cord around the edges.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I love this paisley paper. Denise made this card for shoe box. I can't seem to get on board with this time change.Efven Joe slept late this morning.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Here's the StampinUp chicken that you see everywhere these days. Denise made this happy, colorful card for shoe box.

Friday, March 10, 2017

This is another card that Pam designed. Love the paper selection again. We used two colored pencils to color the leaves and the flowers. I think I should have stamped the saying the other way around.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

I saw this card that Jennifer McGuire did on a video. I needed a another card for shoe box and had all the stuff so here's my version. I bought the Tulle @ Christmas and did not use it, finding it was a bit of a challenge. I had stamped a saying but thought the Hello was better and suggested it to the group. Looks better stamped directly on the CS.