Friday, February 22, 2019

Looking Ahead To Graduation!

I know this year we will be having quite a few graduations to attend for family and friends so on that note I decided to take this stamp set from Simon Says Stamp! called Celebrate Your Day and a die from another set from Simon Says Stamp! called Shine on and along with an old wood mounted graduation cap and diploma from Conner's Collectibles to make a graduation card.


I went with a variety of colors and then glitzed it up by die cutting the stars with gold glitter paper. A pretty simple card but still gets the message across that it is a special occasion. All inks were from Gina K. Designs.

Mixed bag of tricks it seems might be coming our way. Some drizzle with snow and strong winds so it could get icy. I have no plans to go anywhere so I will be okay. Unless the ice causes electric outages which I am hoping will not be the case. I hope wherever you are that you have a great weekend. Thanks for visiting and for commenting. They mean the world to me.

God bless,
Verna

Thursday, February 21, 2019

More Pink and White

I had a lot of pink and white papers and card stock already out so I decided to ink up this cute bunny from and sentiment from the Your Next Stamp set called Bluebell Bunny. I think she is a cutie! I guess I will enter it in the Double D's Challenge which calls for Pink and White.


I started out with a white card stock base and to that I added pattern paper from Gina K. Designs. The pattern paper strip across the center is also from Gina K. Designs. My little bunny was stamped with black Amalgam ink from Gina K. Designs and then colored with a combo of Bic markers and Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol.  After I had the bunny colored I die cut it with Gina K. Designs small double stitched rectangle die. I also made a layer for that panel by die cutting a Dark Chocolate layer with the Gina K. Designs large single stitched rectangle die. These were placed over the pattern papers. I stamped the sentiment in Gina K. Designs Dark Chocolate ink onto white card stock and then layered that also to a Dark Chocolate card stock. The finishing touch was to add some flower gems from Kaiser to the corners of the white panel.

Still winter here but at least we saw sunshine and the temp got into the low 20's which is pretty nice considering as it is not a single digit number. The week is speeding by so fast and I have not gotten near done what I wanted to accomplish at all. I sure am slow now that I am in my senior years. LOL

Well, until next time!
God bless,
Verna

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Pink and White

The new Double D's Challenge is to use Pink and White so with those colors in mind I made a card for Mother's Day which is coming soon. I make cards for my daughters and daughter-in-law.


For my focal design I chose to use some Dogwood Blossoms from I Brake for Stamps which I stamped with Gina K. Designs Amalgam ink. I then colored them with Copics. Over the upper portion of the card I added a sentiment from the Gina K. Designs Elegant Florals 2 set. Then along the bottom I took a Die'Sire Edge'able die called Victoriana to create a decorative look. I lightly sponged on some Gina K. Designs Passionate Pink ink to that die cut area. I dressed the design up a bit more by adding some pink rhinestones. To tie the colors into the inside of the card I taped off a section along the bottom to which I sponged on more ink.

Thanks for looking and I appreciated all the feedback about my font size. I decided to go with a bit larger size as it makes it easy then for more to view.

I love all the comments you leave me. So take care and see you next time.

God bless,
Verna

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Testing

I was trying to see if I could make the font larger for some of my readers who have sight issues. If this is better for some of you let me know.

Or would the largest print work. I hate to have anyone need to use a magnifying glass to read them. I had no idea I could even  change the font until I checked into it. So I hope a change in this way will be beneficial and better for you to read.

Let me know which is better....the top size or the largest I can go.

Take care and God bless,
Verna

Monday, February 18, 2019

TODAY is Your Day!

New stamp set and a new die so of course I had to give them a try. This is the card I made and the colors look so bright and cheery with the black. I am very happy with it. Since I used a lot of Coral Reef color on it I guess I will put it in the monthly challenge at Stamp TV.


The first thing I did with a white card stock panel was to place some of that purple tape along a line that would mask off the area I wanted to sponge color onto. Once that was done I sponged on Gina K. Designs Coral Reef, Wild Dandelion and Dusty Rose inks. Then I placed this panel into my MISTI and proceeded to stamp the floral design and sentiments with Versafine black ink. The stamps I used are all from the Gina K. Designs Today & Always set by Lisa Hetrick. I also added some black polka dots using the stamped design from that same stamp set on the white area. Along the polka dotted area I used a Die'Sire Die called Beatrice to create that wonderful scalloped edge. I also placed a strip of black card stock down the middle of the card between the stamped and die cut area to give a more finished look before adding it to a Coral Reef card stock base. Inside the card I added a panel of white to which I had stamped some of those black dots to tie it in with the outer design. And that my friends completes my card I did today.

Well, I hope the sun is shining for you. We did enjoy some here so that was very uplifting for a change. Have a great week everyone and thanks for the visits.

God bless,
Verna

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Think Happy...Think Spring!

Today I brought out some new dies, new stamp set and other new things to create a card which had a more Spring like theme to it. It made my Winter blahs go away while making it. I hope it makes yours a little less extreme too.


First I took a white card base and then did some blending of colors with the Life Changing Blending Brushes from Picket Fence Designs. Over that blended color design I added the Lg. Flourish Background die which was cut with green card stock to which I added some darker green ink here and there to make it a little more intense. Over this flourish design I added the bird and the Vellum pre-printed sentiment sheet which was from Crafters Companion. But before I added the sentiment to the card I took the little bee stamps from the Woodware Stamp set called A Maze of Memories and stamped them in black onto the vellum as well.  Lastly I added some punched flowers which I shaped. They came with a Yellow Kit from The Cutting Cafe Shop. To each flower I added Doodlebug Designs Inc. beetle black glitter sprinkle gems. All card stock used was from Gina K. Designs.

Dies used:
Memory Box Elodee Bird
Memory Box Elodee Bird Background
Impression Obsession Lg. Flourish Background

I am entering this in the Dies R Us Blog Challenge #115-Birds and/or Bees and also the Scrapy Land {Challenge #107-Anything Goes

It was fun to get back to making a card again. Most of yesterday was taken up with my six month checkup. I had a good report all around and also got my flu shot. When I got home I more or less just rested in the afternoon as that trip involved a lot of walking and sometimes the shot makes me feel a bit achy and more tired.

Well, I am so glad you stopped to visit and leave such wonderful comments. And, sometimes I can send Gmail people messages and sometimes not.  A good majority of my family uses Gmail so that is a  bad thing if I need to reach them by that way. I cannot figure out why it should be that way, but it is what it is. Anyway, until next time take care.

God bless,
Verna

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day

Greetings everyone!  I hope all of you are having a good day and feeling a lot of love. If not from someone else, then for yourself. And, I know God loves all of you.

I am sharing a Valentine I baked for my hubby and me to share. It will last most of the week as I cut it into 12 pieces so that we don't overload so much on the carbs. And we will only eat one piece each day.


This is a Tiara cake filled with lite cherry pie filling. We top it off with a dollop of whipped cream or topping. Years ago I got these pans along with a cake mix from Duncan Hines. Put half of a cake mix batter in the greased pan and bake it.  Let it cool. Then you tip it out onto a plate or platter and then add a filling inside the recessed area. I chose the cherry pie filling as it looked more like a Valentine. But I have also some times added a pudding type filling too. Anyone else get some of these pans? They work really great for making a fast dessert.

My hubby was so sweet to me and gave me chocolates along with a sweet card he purchased. I will share those chocolates with him as well. In fact, he got two big heart shaped boxes. One of Lindor and one of Russell Stover assortment. Yummy to both! After eating these treats we should both be extra sweet. LOL

I don't know if I will do anymore cards or not this week. And, we had snow again this morning and really strong winds. Now the snow quit and the sun is out but the winds are still raging and causing drifting. And, it is supposed to get colder as the day goes on. Oh, Winter, I am so tired of you! Spring come swiftly! I might have to cancel my six month checkup if this keeps on.

But in the meantime, thanks for the visit and you all take care.

God bless,
Verna

Looking Ahead To Graduation!

I know this year we will be having quite a few graduations to attend for family and friends so on that note I decided to take this stamp set...