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

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Space Explorers

I have some family members who are Trekkie fans so for their birthdays I made some cards for them with a space theme. I used images from two sets of Kindred Stamps sets called Space Explorers and The Next Space Explorers. I thought these would be perfect for my family members. One member even went to a Trekkie Convention in Las Vegas last year for her birthday so I thought this would be a nice reminder of the great time she had. Also the other young man was always a fan from little on. And, I know his sons are also so this should be a design that will be enjoyed by his whole family.


I worked on these cards little by little as I have been so busy with taking care of the garden but gradually I got them completed. I made them both into shaker cards too. The Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground is called Shooting Star and I thought it fit the space theme quite well.

The circle die used on the first one is from My Favorite Things Die-Namics Single Stitch Line Circle Frames and the die used on the other card is also one from my Favorite Things Die-Namics and is from the Blueprints 29 set.

Well, tomorrow will once again be a day to work with garden things. So until I post again I hope all are having a good week. Thanks for the visit too!

God bless,
Verna

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Happy Trees

My friend Rosy recently showed a card she had made with this same stamp set I am  using today. In fact, her fun card was the enabler for me to order the set for myself. And, it must have been meant to be because another friend Mary has been very ill but she managed to send me a belated birthday card and she mentioned that her grandson loved to watch Bob Ross do paintings. So for that reason I made this card and sent it to her to pass on to her grandson if she wishes.


Now Rosy's card was much more professional looking and mine of course showed off quite a few happy accidents but even so I was pleased with my simple scene and did have a blast making it. The stamp set I used is from Kindred Stamps and is called Happy Accidents.

I was so excited that I even went on the internet and watched some of Bob Ross's videos showing how he painted his works. Wow! He makes it look so easy. I only had markers to work with. I wish I had a bit of his talent and maybe working with the right supplies might help.

At any rate I am also going to post this in Patti's blog where she wanted cards that might make her smile. She had some disappointing news lately so I hope this one gives her one or two!

Thanks for the visit and have a great rest of the week.

God bless,
Verna

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...