Thursday, June 21, 2018

Coffee for Two

This time around at the Mod Squad Challenge the theme is Coffee, Tea and Summer. I used the Stamplorations Pocket Blooms and Framed Coffee for Two stamp sets to create this card design. I think this will be a great card for an anniversary or even a wedding.


I stamped repeatedly the daisies around my card panel with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Jet Black ink. Then I took Copics and colored in the frame I created. I fussy cut that frame out and placed it on a white card base. Next I stamped the coffee cups design also in Amalgam Jet Black ink and colored that with Copics. I cut that out as well leaving a border of white around it and then layered it onto a piece of black card stock. This was then added over the daisy frame I made to finish the card design.

I have been wanting to make a frame with those daisies ever since I purchased the stamp set and finally I have done it. And, I am very happy with the results too.

Thanks for the visit and I think this will be the final card for this week. I hope your weekend is a great one.

God bless,
Verna

Card and Solution for Blogger Comments

Hi Everyone,

I am sharing a card I made with a design from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps. I confess that I liked the way the stamp was used on the packaging of the stamp that I did a CASE of it.


I sponged on the background colors first and then with the use of my MISTI I stamped the silhouette image several times to get a good impression. With the set there is a little leafy stamp with which I added some more leaves to make it shaped the way I wanted it. I added a sentiment from Stampin' Up! to complete the main panel which I die cut with a Memory Box Cross Stitched Border Die. This was all placed on a white card base. I think it is such a peaceful looking scene.

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Good news for all of us bloggers who have been missing our usual comments by email. According to Darnell and Kathleen this is the solution to getting comments by email again. I hope it gives you good results and I am hoping it works well for me too!

1. Go to your Dashboard.
2. Click on Settings.
3. Click on Email.
4. Delete email address and click "Save Settings" in upper right corner.
5. Re-enter email address and click "Save Settings" again.
6. You should now get an email from Blogger confirming that you want to subscribe. Click the underlined word "Subscribe".

Hopefully, this will work now. I did the process above and did get the email from Blogger. So we shall see what happens now. Just in case I will thank you for visiting and also for the wonderful comments you always leave me. Have a great Thursday.

Update: I am getting emails now showing the comments so it did indeed work. Hurray!

God bless,
Verna

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Butterflies Collage



The challenge at the Double D's Blog Challenge is to use butterflies in our design. So that was a good excuse for me to make use of the Memory Box Reverse Butterfly Collage and some background paper I had previously made using alcohol inks.


The sentiments and card stock are all from Gina K. Designs except for the alcohol ink background. I had an assortment of different shaped gems that I had in my stash for years and so I decided to add them to the butterflies for their bodies.


To finish the card I added a piece of white card stock inside to which I could stamp another sentiment or write a note. I am so happy with the way this all came together too.

The inspiration photo has so many wonderful options and ideas  but I chose to use the purple and blue butterflies this time. Who knows! I love butterflies and might just have to work another one in for the challenge too.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all the lovely comments.

God bless,
Verna

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Fourth of July-Summer Fun!

I think one of the most fun summer holidays is the Fourth of July. We not only celebrate our country's birthday but we also gather together with family and friends for picnics, parades and watching the fireworks at dusk. At least that was what our family usually do each Fourth. So on that note I made a Fourth of July card which I am entering in the Dies R Us Challenge #99-Summertime Fun.


I used Gina K. Designs Diagonal Striped Background border and by turning the card stock the opposite direction was able to make a plaid design. And the stamps used on the card are from A Jillian Vance Design Cross Stitched Freedom set. I used Gina K. Designs rectangle and square double stitch and single stitch dies. And, the stars were die cut from Lawn Fawn Puffy Star Stackables. All were added to a white card base.

Well, we went to extreme nearly 100 degree heat to the 70's. Quite a change and I must say that I do prefer the cooler weather. But then again here in South Dakota the weather is lots of times changing drastically from one day to another. Hard to believe summer will begin this week. Time is sure flying by again. Thanks for stopping in and until next time have a great week.

God bless,
Verna

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Gone Fishing!

As soon as I saw the saying included with the die set I used from Cheapo Designs called Gone Fishing Truck that old melody my Mom used to sing to me was recalled. "Gone fishing in an inky dinky pool. Gone fishing! Wish I could be that kind of fool". I think that is about all I recall of the song but it was a real reminder and brought back some fun memories. So with that die in mind I made a masculine card but it would have worked for my Mom as well as she was an avid fisher woman.


I cut the die out with white card stock and then with my Copics did some coloring. I based this card on the color of my hubby's pick up so that is why it is a white one. And, he is a Ford man. However, I love my Chevy Equinox which I drive so I guess you can say we are a divided house in that respect. LOL I also used Gina K. Designs card stock on which I sponged the road, grass and sky. The panels were die cut with a Memory Box Cross Stitched  Border die set. The sponging inks were from Gina K. Designs.

I am entering this card into the Dies R Us Challenge #99-Summertime Fun.

Thanks for the visit and I hope all the dads out there have a wonderful Father's Day!

God bless,
Verna

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Rainy Day

Believe it or not but today it is not a rainy day but I still wanted to use this die for a square card to have on hand in case I need one for a wedding or baby shower in the future.


I used the Cheapo Die called Rainy Day. I die cut it three times in white, light blue and a darker blue. Then I placed it on another shade of blue card stock die cut with the Gina K. Designs single stitch square die which in turn was layered onto a light green shade which was cut with my guillotine cutter. After I had added all the puzzle pieces from various die cuttings of the design with Connect Glue from Gina K. Designs I then added the whole layout to a white square card base. It ended up being a 4 1/4 inch square card.

I am entering this in the Dies R Us Challenge #98 - Sunshine and Clouds. And, since I have only a very few minutes left I best get it posted.

Whatever the weather your way I hope the day is going great for you.

God bless,
Verna

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Cat on a Fence

I am just getting in under the wire with this card for the Dies R Us Challenge #98-Sunshine or Clouds. I really had to hunt to see if I even had any dies I could make into a card and finally found this Cat on a Fence die from Cheapo Dies which I thought I could use. However, I colored it with my colored pencils and I am now wishing I had used some markers instead. But it is what it is. Not my best work that is for sure. I hope you can see the sun shining behind the die.


I also layered the Cat on a Fence die onto a Cottage Cutz double stitched circle die cut. The background on the card was done by using a background stamp from Gina K. Designs. And, my sentiment is from the Altenew Shadow Play stamp set.

It is a pretty simple card but it still took me a long time as I had to search for something that might work. I am ready to drop now as it is nearly 11:00 p.m. and time for bed. Have a good night all.

God bless,
Verna

Coffee for Two

This time around at the Mod Squad Challenge the theme is Coffee, Tea and Summer. I used the Stamplorations Pocket Blooms and Framed Coffee ...