Saturday, August 18, 2018

Back To School

Hard to believe it is that time of year again! But most of the schools around here are starting their school year this next week. So for that occasion I wanted to make a card that would work for a teacher or for a student. I really was scratching my head as I knew I did not have any school related items that I could recall until I suddenly remembered that I had on a whim picked up a couple of stamps at a dollar store years ago. So with only those two stamps and a computer generated sentiment I have made a card. I think this will go to our little Anna who is four and so excited to start her pre-school  year.


The two stamps I picked up in the dollar store bin were a bus and four crayons images. They are made by Imaginsce Snag 'em Stamps and are from the Teacher's Pet Collection. I think they were made for teachers to put on their students papers for encouragement for doing a great job!

Since this card fits the theme for the Mod Squad Challenge I will be adding it to the challenge as my entry.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a great week. I love to read your comments too.

God bless,
Verna

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Moon and Stars

The Shine On stamp set and the Stacked Stars die which are both from Simon Says Stamp! are now officially no longer NBUS items. I used them to make this card design. And about time I would say as I have had them in my possession for several years. What a shame. And, I really like the die especially! I cut a few of the die cut stars off so I could have enough room for the sentiment.


The main panel was die cut also with a Memory Box border die. After I had the stars die cut I then added some Versamark ink to them and embossed them with Gina K. Designs Silver embossing powder. I also stamped and fussy cut out the moon before embossing it with Gina K. Designs clear embossing powder. I had stamped it on yellow card stock with black Versafine ink and used a Copic marker to add some shading. After I had all assembled on a white card base I then added the sentiment using black ink.

Dies used:
Stacked Stars-Simon Says Stamps!
Cross Stitched Frame Border-Memory Box

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Dies R Us Challenge#103-You Are a Star!
Double D's Challenge-Moon/Stars

I think this will be a good card to save for a graduation card or for someone trying out for a new job!

Well, thanks for the visit and I hope you have a great weekend. Tomorrow is another day to have a check up on the toe so my day will be once again interrupted. Hopefully, this might be the last visit for a long time. Until next time, take care.

God bless,
Verna

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

August Twofers

Darnell has announced the theme for the Twofers Card Challenge #8 so I had to join in once again. This time we are to use a geometric die or stamp two different ways.


On both cards I used stamps from the Catherine Pooler Beautiful World Collection using the Catherine Pooler Geo Builders stamp set.


For the Christmas design I used Gina K. Designs Season's Greeting set and also the Just a Little stamp set. The foliage is not really an evergreen frond but I decided it looked very much like it so I used it and made some ornaments to hang from them.


For the thank you card I made the geometric design as a border and then I added the sentiment from the Catherine Pooler Beautiful World Collection using the Sugar Pea Designs-Enchanted Garden stamp set. I decided to make my layers a little wonky and I really am happy with the way they look too.

Well, it has been a busy last two weeks. Maybe I will manage to get another blog post in this week but it seems that with hubby and I taking turns with doctor appointments it means for a lot less crafting time. I hope all is well with all of you and thanks for visiting and for the lovely comments.

God bless,
Verna

Monday, August 6, 2018

Hog Wild Birthday

This is a quick card I made this afternoon while resting from doing some cleaning. I was able to sit and color and then it was just a few panels die cut and a fussy cut pig image and I was done.


Images and sentiment used were from the Gina K. Designs Sophie Pig stamp set. It was the first time I had inked up this set so I have one more NBUS (never before used)  item off the list. I have had that stamp set quite a while too. I popped up the pig image. I also added a sun using a new stencil which makes for another NBUS item. It is a Gina K. Designs stencil called Nature's Elements.

The double stitched die used for the panels was from Cottage Cutz. I decided to add them in a wonky way to give a bit of different interest to the card.

I am entering this in the Penny Black and More Challenge-I Spy.  (Beach and Birthday)

Thanks for stopping in and for all your encouraging comments. I love them all.

God bless,
Verna

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Shaped Card

The challenge at the Mod Squad is to make a shaped card so I went with a round one using the stamps from the Gina K. Designs Just A Little set. I also used several different dies for all the layers and then I popped up the flowers on the card.


I used Copics to color in the flowers but the fronds behind were stamped directly to the white panel with Gina K. Designs ink as was the sentiment. After I had the flowers colored and cut out I placed them onto the fully layered card front. A few of them I popped up with pop dots.


 I used both the small and large sets of stitched dies from Gina K. Designs, a stitched die from Cottage Cutz and the main card base was die cut with a Cheery Lynn Designs die.

I am entering this in the Mod Squad Challenge and the Monthly Mix Challenge at Stamp TV.

I am not doing a lot these days as yesterday I had a toe nail edge removed and the doctor told me to take it easy so most of the time I will be in the recliner I guess. Well, now I am off to soak the toe and rebandage it but I wanted to get this card posted while I was up and about. I hope all of you have a great weekend.

God bless,
Verna

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

July Rudolph Days Challenge

This is my second post of  the day. I was lucky that I did a card ahead of time for this challenge but it is posted late because our host was on a wonderful vacation so she has a delayed time for entering. So check out the Rudolph Days Challenge to see the change.


My card uses three dies from Gina Marie Designs. They are Falling Snow Background die, Winter Village Border Die and Winter House Scene Die. I thought they all worked well together and I also stamped a sentiment from Stampin' Up! I used only Navy and White card stock and then stamped the sentiment in red.

Thanks for the visit and I hope if it is warm where you are that this winter card will help to cool you off. Hard to believe it is August already. Time is flying by so fast and before we know it this may be the type of scene we will be viewing instead. Until next time take care.

God bless,
Verna

Black and White

I always think that a black and white card has such a dramatic look to it. And, with these lovely stamps from the Gina K. Designs Just a Little stamp set I think that look is certainly prevalent. I also used a die from Crafter's Companion Die'sire Edge'ables line called Lattice Flourish to add even more drama to the look.


The white panel was added to a black card base and I also added a sheet of white card stock to the inside so that a sentiment or message can be added later on. Also on each butterfly I added some pearls to the bodies of the butterflies.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Dies R Us Challenge #102-Black and White-No Other Color
Double D's Challenge-Don't Bug Me

I really am happy with this card and I hope you like it as well. Thanks for the visit and for your wonderful comments you leave me.

God bless,
Verna

Back To School

Hard to believe it is that time of year again! But most of the schools around here are starting their school year this next week. So for tha...