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.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Here's a very pretty thank you card using patterned paper that Sharon made for our shoe box last month. I am not any good at mixing and matching papers like this. I should try once again.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

This is a great design for a masculine card that Pam made for our shoe box get together. It was a Happy Birthday but I made it a thinking of you card for Evan.

Monday, March 6, 2017

I made this card for my friend Marcy for her birthday. I like this color combination.

Friday, March 3, 2017

This card is so not me but I wanted to get a laugh out of Evan when he opened this.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Here's a card I did for shoe box. I ended up using it as a birthday card for my BIL. He loves feeding the birds so I thought this would be good to send to him. I had trouble getting on the computer this morning. Joe to the rescue again!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

This is another Evan card. The last of this paper that StampinUp used to sell. I'm going to miss it.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Here is another card for Evan. I used this stamp a lot when I was doing birthday cards for the VA. I was no longer able to get their birthday dates because of a privacy issue. Too bad because I really enjoyed doing that.

Monday, February 27, 2017

This is the state bird of Texas. I made this card thinking that I would stamp a large Texas shaped stamp and then pop this up on it. Bird's too big for that. We are sending our grandson cards to keep his moral up while he is doing basic training for the Marines. This is one that we sent.

Friday, February 24, 2017

A different way to highlight. I found it very difficult to get the squares the same size. Should have measured more carefully. I do like the end results.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

I could not get this card to post this morning. There are some nice sayings in this get well set. It's a clear mount and I'm not sure who makes it.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

I am like a fish out of water without my studio! I am so desperate I took everything out of the china cabinet, dusted cleaned all the glass etc. Something that was bugging me! Today it's cleaning out under the sink. I'm not sure what is lurking under there. Today's card is a re-do of a Z line card. I did one earlier for shoe box but was not happy with the alignment. This one I tried to put the balloons behind each other when the card was closed. Looks better I think. Here's the results. 1