Thursday, August 17, 2017


I am pretty well recuperated from the flu I had earlier but then I went and hurt my ankle so I was babying that by elevating my leg a lot. With all that and the garden it is hard to find any stamping time. But this was a quick design I made for a sympathy type card.

This was made for a gentleman who made his living as a trucker and then in later life was a mechanic and worked on semi tractors and trailers. My husband worked with him for several years so we became good friends. He was tragically killed in a vehicle accident so it was a real shock to hear he had died.

The semi tractor is from Stampitcrazy, the trees are from Sutter Stamps and the sentiments are from A Jillian Vance Design. I used a Cottage Cutz Double Stitched die to cut out the scene and I chose not to color it in.

I am entering this in the Mod Squad Blog Challenge which says we need to feature wheels.

Thanks for visiting and for always leaving such wonderful comments.

God bless,

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fishing Scene

I realize it has been a few days since I posted a card. The first part of the week I was busy with gardening and preserving and then the last part of the week I have been sick. I caught a flu of some sort and had fever, joint aches, severe headache and just wanted to sleep all the time. Well, I am glad to say I am feeling some better but still very weak as it seems I do a little bit and I am all tuckered out again. But at any rate I wanted to share a card I made several weeks ago using all stamp images from Stampscapes. I just love those stamps for nice scene cards.

This was done very quickly by me and used for a sympathy card for a gentleman who had died but who always enjoyed fishing so very much. I thought this was an appropriate card in memory of him. And, I made it a sunset card.

The scene was stamped out with Versafine black ink and then I sponged on colors using Gina K. Designs inks. I used a double stitched Cottage Cutz oval die to cut the scene out and another die from My Favorite Things to make a frame. This panel was then mounted to a white card base.

Well that is all from me this week. I am so far behind on things that it may not be until later in the next week before I post again. And, forgive me if I have not commented on all of your blog posts too. I just have not been very energetic with this bug I caught. At any rate I hope the coming week will be a great one for all of us.

God bless,

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Neutral Holiday

I spent yesterday afternoon using Deco Transfer Gel and stencils and making a lot of patterns which I dried overnight and then this afternoon added the foil to them. For this particular card I used a stencil from the Tim Holtz Collection 19 and added Deco Amber Watercolor foil to the design by heat setting it with my laminator.

The card stock colors I went with were Gina K. Designs Kraft and Ivory. I simply added this design to the ivory base but before I did that I added two different types of ribbons along the side. Both are from unknown sources but I sure am tickled with the way they looked. I had issues trying to keep the ribbon in place so I added a brown pearl to each and that way they were anchored a bit better.

I am adding this card as an entry for the Double D's Blog Challenge in which we are to use texture and neutral colors. The colors I picked are neutral and also this is a design that would work for any winter holiday as I did not add a sentiment.

Well, the past few days I have been without a hubby in the house. He went fishing for several days so I decided to try and get a bit ahead on the Christmas designs. I have a lot of things all foiled now and ready to work with. So it was a fun activity for me.

I hope all of you are having a great weekend. And thanks so much for visiting and for your lovely comments.

God bless,