Friday, July 21, 2017

This was one of my shoe box cards. First I spritzed watercolor paper with water and then used the new oxide inks to create a background.  then used the die to cut out .  I used the left overs to stamp the greeting and cut that out with the "clean up" die from the StampinUp Floral thinlets.  I stamped the butterfly and then used dobbers to color the butterfly.  Wink of Stella was put on the butterfly.  Looks better in real time.  For some reason the Stella does not photograph well.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

This was one of my swap cards I made last month.  I saw a card on
Pinterest that I cased.  I think the way they ran the striped paper was interesting so I scrounged my stash of striped paper and made the card. Had to put on my thinking cap because I had only two sheets of 6x6 paper & did not want to mess it up!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

I never get tired of this stamp set.  It is one I bought when I first started stamping.  It's StampinUp and has been retired forever.  The birthday is also retired or the company is out of business, I'm not sure.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Here's a card that Pam made for shoe box.  I had to redo my twine on my card because it was all wonky.

Monday, July 17, 2017

This is a card that Sharon designed for shoe box last month.  love the color combo and the doilies.

Friday, July 14, 2017

This card was one I made for the fund raiser.  I ended up putting three tiny pearls on each of the butterflies which made it look a lot better.  Guess I didn't get a picture of that though.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Another swallowtail card.  What a great source the internet is for card ideas.  I love the pop up when you open the card. I hope  you can  tell how it works from the pictures.  I think I would leave the 3rd section off the next one I make because it sorta gets in the way of the butterfly when you open the card.  Hope that makes sense.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017


I bought this tulle @ Christmas for the mantle and didn't use it.  Then I saw a video using tulle on Jennifer McGuire's site.  If you  follow my blog you will see that I have used it quite a lot.  This was my shoe box card last month.  I  used it to cover the front of the  card & put the cupcake on top.  I plan to use it on my Christmas cards.
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Another waterfall card.  This is a Magenta stamp that I have had ever since I started stamping.  I finished my July birthday cards yesterday.  I absolutely love the oxide inks and now they have 12 more new colors that I think are better than the first ones. A couple I probably would not use much but it cheaper to buy the whole lot.  What to do??

Monday, July 10, 2017

I decided to try a new color cs called sweet sugarplum.  This is the first card I made using it. Shoe box was fun and we made some very nice cards that I will have to get uploaded so I can show them to y'all.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Here is another waterfall card. This is a  Hero Arts stamp set with 4 different flowers.  The one you see is my favorite from the set.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Good Morning.  I made some waterfall cards but can't figure out a way to show the waterfall part so I'll just show the card unopened.  This is my least favorite of the 4 that I made.  The last one opens to say  Happy birthday.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Here was one of my shoe box cards from last month.  Chocolate Chip and Marina Mist.  WOW you can really see the Wink of Stella in this picture.  Guess I over did it.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Fourth of  July everyone!  I tried to post a red white & blue card but couldn't get it to post & I don't have one on hand.  Here is a sympathy card I sent to our good friend Ron.  Margie was a very talented artist and a very good friend of mine.  RIP Margie.  I'm going to keep their bird while he visits his sister in Arizona. I'm Leary but determined to do my best.  I'll keep you posted.

Monday, July 3, 2017

WOW seems like a long time since I posted & it was just Friday.  Maybe because I made several cards and experimented with some new ideas.  This is another Tulle card.  I like shaker cards but find they are a pain.  I made a birthday card for our 3 yr. old great grand & think I finally figured out the best way to do  it.  Shoe box is Sat. & I have my three cards done.  Hope I can remember how I did them when the time comes.  Ha!