Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Make It "Pop"!

I combined several challenges together to make this card so I hope I pulled it off. But the main thing to me is that I "like" it so that is a good thing indeed! Hahaa!

The rose and the sentiment are from  Power Poppy digitals.  The pattern papers are from Gina K. Designs. And the images were colored in with Arteza Real Brush Pens. The gingham  paper was not quite the right color of yellow to match my rose so I also added some of the Arteza color to that as well. Also the butterfly was from that gingham paper but I simply stamped over it with Gina K. Design Obsidian Black Amalgam ink.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Power Poppy Creative Confetti: "Pop" goes the flower
Double D Challenge-Butterflies
Mod Squad Challenge- Pattern Paper Trio

Thanks for the visit. I love to read your comments. Take care too!

God bless,

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Wild Flower Blossoms

I recently learned that my great niece Jodi has stage 4 pancreatic cancer and so after I  had purchased the Wild Flower Blossoms digital set from Jan's Digitals I thought the sentiments in the set were perfect ones for her as she is going through this fight for her life! And the wild flower blossoms came pre-colored so I used them for this card. I made it a slimline design.

I added some dirt and some sky with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. Then I layered it onto some dark pink card stock before adding it to the white card base. The final item added on the outside was some  pink rhinestones in each corner.

I carried the theme of the card over into the inside as well as you can see by the photo below.

Well, it seems overnight the way to write in my blog has changed and I am finding it frustrating to figure out how to do things again. I hate change! Hahaa!

Take care everyone and have a great day!
God bless,

Monday, August 3, 2020

Begonia Birthday

Here is a card I made using digitals again from Artsystamper  Digitals. I am always needing birthday cards so I chose to use the Artstystamper Jellies Papers set and the Begonia from the Artstystamper Fall Flowers set to create my card. I also used a sentiment from the newly released Artsystamper sentiment set. I even went and Googled begonias so that I could color the flower according to some in those photos and there was one that was pink and  yellow which I knew would be the colors I would use.

I used  Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol for the coloring of the begonias. And, I decided that this jelly paper background went perfectly with it. I cut down the panel and then layered it to black card stock before applying it to the white card base.

I will be entering this in the Artsystamper Challenge #21: Sentiment-All. The internet was cooperating so it was a good time to  add some artwork to my blog as well. Who knows what tomorrow will bring.

Everyone take care and thanks for the visits. I sure hope this next Friday I will be more certain of internet working. I am trying to be patient. Hahaa!

God bless,

Friday, July 31, 2020


Well no new internet system yet. The tech did not show up yesterday  to install and when I called this morning they indicated that the utilities had not notified them that it was okay to dig there. So a new appointment will be next Friday. I am not very happy needless to say but not much I can do about it. I will try to be patient.

I don't know if I will get much card making done either as the garden is starting to produce enough where I am busy with that. I am freezing green beans today. So I do have productive work. I freeze my beans in a two step process. First day I butt, slice and wash the beans and blanch them for three minutes and cool off. I then drain them well and spread them out on cookies sheets and freeze them that way.

Tomorrow I will take a spatula and remove the beans from the sheet and bag and label them .   By doing them this way they are frozen in more individual beans and not one clump. So if I want to just add a portion of a bag to a dish I only need to shake out that amount.

Well, have a good weekend. And, sorry if I miss  posting much. More then likely if I can it will be only a word or two as I need to hurry before the internet goes down again. No need to respond back to this post as I just wanted to fill you in on my issues again. Sure is getting to be an old story with my internet woes.

God bless,

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Playing with Digis Again

On the Artsystamper Addiction Facebook page I saw a card made with a freebie Chinese "take out" carton where they had  pieced the carton with some pattern paper. So my mission was to try and make my own version.

I finally figured out how to do it. First I chose some pattern paper from the Fall Flowers Stamp and Paper Crafting kit and printed that out. Then I sized up the carton on my program and added everything else I wanted on that sheet and my design was ready to print. The first printing was done on the pattern paper and the second  printing was done on the card stock. Then I was able to piece the carton with the pattern paper. When all was fussy cut and glued I placed it aside until the rest of the card was made.

I  used one of the pattern designs from the Artsystamper Jellies Paper Pack on which I had added the sentiment for my background and that was placed on a kraft card stock base. I was then able to finish it off by adding the "to go" box to which I had colored in the sweet and sour chicken bites with my colored pencils. At least that was what I decided to order. Hahaa!

It seems "take out" is the norm these days or at least in our household. So I thought this would work for a  birthday card with some money included so that they can have a mini celebration with some good eating.

This will be entered in the Artsystamper Challenge #20- Birthday! It fits the category this  time around since I made it a birthday card.

Well if the internet cooperates I will try to post this. And, so sorry I did not get to comment on many of your posts either. But lots of times I got the message written but by the time I wanted to add it to your post the internet was down again. Very frustrating. I used my iPhone to delete many of my emails that were not important.  Mostly ads and that way I was not disappointed to see all the sales and not be able to buy. Hahaa! Tomorrow we get the new internet if nothing goes wrong. Keep your fingers crossed!

God bless,

Saturday, July 25, 2020

July Rudolph Days Challenge

Yesterday I finished making a couple cards for the July Rudolph Days Challenge to which I had used a Gina K. Designs Stencil and some Gina K. Designs Glitter Gel a few weeks ago. They were left to dry and sort of got put on the back burner so to speak. They did not need to dry that long. Hahaa! So here for your viewing pleasure I hope is the two cards I made. That stencil is huge so I only used a portion of it.

I, myself, love both versions. I think along with the sentiment from Gina K. Designs they work great for holiday greetings. On both I used glitter paper around the sentiment and on the first one I also used glitter paper to layer the  purple panel on as well.

Well, I hope everyone is having a great weekend planned. Ours will be pretty normal here ( or as normal as we can be in the Corona Virus  pandemic). Take care everyone and thanks for the visits.

God bless,

Thursday, July 23, 2020

House Mouse, Published and More!

Well, hello everyone. I am still here and this time I did some regular stamping and also some stenciling for my card design. Several weeks ago I won a set of Stampendous House Mouse Designs stamps called  Mini Clear Stamp set which consisted of ten stamps, one acrylic block and one ink  pad. And, I love all the cute designs in it. Because of the Covid-19 it took a long time getting to me but finally I got it and I must say it is a wonderful prize. So today I used one of those designs to create a quick and easy card. I hope you like it.

These are small stamps and while I was looking through some papers I stumbled upon a pre-diecut  panel of  pink card stock. So that was the base I used to stamp the design on. I then took Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol and colored in the focal image. The sentiment was with that particular design so I used that as well. The die cut panel was done with a Gina K. Design stitched rectangle die.

For the background I took an Altenew stencil called Watercolor Stripes and brushed on some ink using a Hero Arts Ombre Spring Brights stamp pad  I also brushed some of the same color around the edge of the focal design to make it match a bit more. That focal image was layered to black card stock and placed over the stenciled  background. And that completed my card.

I am entering this in the House Mouse Challenge-Anything Goes with optional number. I chose not to add a number.

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And some exciting news! Karen Hasheck and I are co-starring in an article in the Fall issue of Rubberstampmadness. I knew about this a long time ago but had to wait until the issue came out to say anything. The article is called Cards Without Stamps and it is on Pages 40, 41 and 42. If by chance you get the magazine maybe you will want to check it out. LOL (Hint) Both of us have two cards published and also they did a great write-up as well.

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Now to the internet issue. We will be getting the Dish system but not until next week as they discovered that by putting up a pole with the Dish on it we will get a much stronger signal. So they are coming back next Thursday to install that provided no one is sick or no storms. I was a bit disappointed but it was good to hear we will be getting service eventually. Thankfully, today we have a strong south wind so we are getting the signal from our current provider strong today. 

Well, that does it for me today. I hope all are doing well and staying healthy. Until next time please take care.

God bless,

Make It "Pop"!

I combined several challenges together to make this card so I hope I pulled it off. But the main thing to me is that I "like" it s...