Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Distressed Pattern Paper Christmas

This card is another I did with the digital pattern papers from the Artsy Stampers Digitals. This time I chose to use the green distressed design. I also had an already die cut lacy border from Crafter's Companion that I thought would work well with that paper. When it was added it reminded me of a table cloth we once had that was adorning our table for many Christmases.


I stamped a Merry Christmas from a set by Sparkle N Sprinkle (no longer in business) which I thought looked great with it. And, I added some gems along side of it. Also I used some green and red plaid ribbon to add to my design as I thought it dressed it up a lot and that way covered the seam between the pattern paper and the die cut design.

This will be my last entry into the Artsy Stampers Digital Challenge #2-Pattern Paper. I have made several cards this week with this digital set and although I am not really good at digitals I do find ways of making use of them by going to a Word doc. and then fussy cutting my designs. This pattern paper was so lovely I thought it was able to be used on it's own without adding another poinsettia.

Thanks for visiting and I hope your week is going well.

God bless,
Verna

Friday, October 25, 2019

Digital Christmas Card

One of my favorite things to use on Christmas cards is poinsettias so when I saw this digital set from Artsystamper Digitals I could not resist buying that Zip file. So with the use of this set I made a card to add to the Artsystamper Digital Challenge #2-Pattern Paper. This card will work for the challenge as not only do you get pattern paper but you also get the lovely poinsettia. I love all of it.



I chose to use the already colored poinsettia as it was so perfect with the beautiful pattern paper. And, I tried to find a green card stock that would work with the same colors and that was what I used for the card base. The sentiment is one from Sparkle N Sprinkle which is a company that is no longer in business. But the font on that sentiment looked so beautiful to me and I thought it the perfect one for this card.

This was my afternoon activity today. I am happy with the way it turned out. I may have to make several with this poinsettia now as not having to color really helped make it go together a lot faster. Although fussy cutting was a bit challenging for me.

Well, I wish all a happy weekend. And, I hope you can get in some crafty fun too. Thanks for all the lovely comments you leave me too.

God bless,
Verna

October Rudolph Days

Here is the card I made for the October Rudolph Days challenge. I used a tree stamp from Impression Obsession and the digital Toyland Bears stamp from Jan's Digi Stamps Digital Stamp Shop. I thought the two of them went great together. I also decorated the tree with various colors of rhinestone gems.


I did some ink blending with my brushes around the tree and then added a sentiment from Gina K. Designs. It was a fun and easy card to do. The Toyland Bear was fussy cut with my scissors.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great weekend.

God bless,
Verna

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Pattern Paper Christmas

I have so much beautiful pattern paper and I decided I have to  use more of it if at all possible. So with that in mind I chose this pretty paper and took a larger sentiment and tried to make that the focus of my card too. I hope I succeeded.


Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs Season's Greetings Paper Pack
Gina K. Designs Small and Large Circle Dies
Gina K. Designs A Very Merry Christmas stamp set
MFT Die-Namics Stitched Die from the Blueprints 29 die set
Gina K. Designs Cranberry Tart and Ivory card stock
Gina K. Designs Cranberry Tart Ink
Crafter's Companion Dotted Glue Tape Runner

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Artsystamper Digital Challenge #2-Pattern Paper
Mod Squad Challenge-Sentiment Says It All

This was a very quick card to make once I found all the supplies for it. Using the pattern paper is a great way to dress up a card.

Thanks for the visit and I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day and week.

God bless,
Verna

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Pumpkin Harvest

The new Impression Obsession Challenge is using the theme Harvest Treats. So I used some IO dies and stamps and created this card for my entry.


I used the wheelbarrow die cut and placed some stamped pumpkins in it. I also added another pumpkin laying on the ground too. And, I tried to use the leaves as those hanging from a tree but I am not sure they were a good addition but none the less this is the way it ended up. I had blended a light blue background for the sky and a brown background for the ground using the Life Changing Blending Brushes. The pumpkins were colored with Bic Marking alcohol markers and hand cut out. The leaves were stamped with a variation of ink colors and then some were enhanced with the Bic markers. I used a Crafter's Companion glue runner to add the dies and cut out stamps. All the card stock was from Gina K. Designs and also the inks used for the blending.

Impression Obsession Products Used:
Wheelbarrow-DIE165-H
Leaf Branch-E8633
Sentiment from Mini Messages 3 stamp set CL653
Pumpkin from Holiday Icons stamp set CL980

Well I was once again busy with freezing carrots and catching up on laundry after all the company I had on the weekend. Mainly a lot of bath towels as everyone had to shower. And, then to top it off I contracted a light case of flu with stomach issues first and then it developed into a head cold. So I sort of took another break from card making. But today I felt a bit better so decided to work up at least one card. I hope all of you are having a good week. Thanks for visiting too!

God bless,
Verna

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Sleigh Ride

I made this card using only three colors-cream, brown and black. It was a fun challenge and I think it turned out fairly nice.


I used cream card stock for my base and then I masked off the snowline so I could make the sky with a light brown. Then I took some snowflake stencils and added them with a bit darker shade of brown to the sky and also to the snowy portion on the bottom. The sentiment was stamped on cream card stock too and then I fussy cut it into a tag and added a piece of brown fiber to it. And the trees and sleigh were stamped in black.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs Inks
Frosty Flakes Stencil by The Greetery
Sleigh Ride Stamp Set by Sparkle N Sprinkle which is no longer in business (but a digital version is available HERE.) The set is illustrated by Jan Mahew.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge-3 Colors
Double D Challenge-Silhouettes

I have been busy. I got some apples from my daughter and I was working with them. And then I also had to do some baking as I am getting company this weekend so I am not bringing out a lot of supplies for card making right now. It is too much work to put it all away again. Anyway, just wanted to let you know I am doing fine and just busy. Have a great rest of the week.

God bless,
Verna

Friday, October 11, 2019

Boo!

I worked up a few cards for Halloween today. I usually don't make that many so I think one more will do it for me. I only got four done today but the scene I created for them is pretty much like this one I am posting.


I stamped the tree and house from a Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp set with black ink and then the ghosts were stamped with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. I then simply filled in the ghosts and the windows and moon and the land line below with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.
All the images were stamped onto a royal blue card stock I had in my stash. The ghosts are from some old wood mounted stamps I had from Ink Links. Sparkle N Sprinkle is no longer in business and the Ink Links may be in the same situation as I bought them years ago. The Boo however is from the Impression Obsession Holiday Icons stamp set,

Well, we did get rain and a few snowflakes but they are all melted again. I hope that will be the end of it for awhile. But I guess it is the season where it could become a white world again. I wish all of you a great weekend. Thanks for visiting.

God bless,
Verna

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Final Cards for Little Hearts

Well, even though I was having fun I had to finish off making my collection for the Cards for Little Hearts with these designs. I am quite pleased with these. And, these were made to be more for Christmas with the sentiment included with the stamp set. But for the most part cards made for the cause should be Happy Holiday or Season's Greetings for sentiments with only a few actually for Christmas. That way all the holidays of the season are covered.


This little penguin stamp was purchased quite some time ago and had never seen any ink so I thought he would be only too happy to be on some cards for the little hearts. He even has a heart balloon. And, I think with the changing of the sentiment he would be great for a Valentine, birthday card or any type of cheerful card. This stamp set is from Wild Rose Studio and is called Penguin With Heart.
I stamped him with Gina K. Design Obsidian black ink and then colored him with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I then die cut him with a stitched rectangle die from Maker's Movement. The snowflake pattern paper is from Gina K. Designs.

Speaking of snow we might get some today later on. So far we are only getting rain here in the eastern part of South Dakota but out west and in the central part they are in a winter storm. I hope it misses us as I am not too eager to see actual snow. But on paper it is fine.

Well no matter the weather I hope you have an enjoyable day and perhaps maybe you can make a card or two for the Cards for Little Hearts drive. It gives you a fun experience and I am sure it will mean a lot to the child who gets it too. Still time as the dates are posted on the side bar image. Take care and thanks for the visits and comments.

God bless.
Verna

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

More Cards For Little Hearts

While shopping at Tiddly Inks recently I checked out their freebie section and picked up this cute reindeer image and that is what I used to make my cards. I computer generated the sentiment and used pattern papers from my stash that I had bought many, many years ago along with white card stock.


I made a really simple scene but I still like it. I tried to make it look like snow banks on the bottom of the card.

If you want to make some cards (even one will do) for this great cause here is a LINK to all the information. I also have it advertised on my sidebar. There you can see the dates for the drive. These cards are handed out by the doctors and nurses to the child patients in hopes it makes them feel more cheered. No envelopes are needed either and they really only want A2 size cards.

Well another nice day today but they are saying by Friday we may be having a winter storm. I am not looking forward to that and I only hope it stays away long enough for me to get a haircut tomorrow. I need it bad as I can see my bangs and that is not a good sign for me. LOL

Take care everyone and thanks for visiting. I love the comments you leave me.

God bless,
Verna

Monday, October 7, 2019

More Toyland Bear Cards

Today I worked on more cards for the Cards for Little Hearts Drive. And, again I used the cute little Toyland Bear design from Jan's Digital Shop.  So now I have ten cards done. But I want to make more if possible. I also used the same papers and card stock as the last time. The pattern papers are from The Ultimate Crafts Season's Greetings pack. And the card stock is from Gina K. Designs. I was lucky that they had pre-colored images as that saved me a lot of time.


I just love that little bear and I might just make a few cards for own Christmas stash. But that will be another day as this will do me for today. Tonight I think some of my favorite shows are on TV so I will watch them instead of making a card or two.

You have a great evening and thanks for the wonderful comments and visits.

God bless,
Verna

Colors of the Season

A couple different challenges called for Autumn colors so I went ahead and worked up a beautiful leafy design for them. I hope you enjoy the outcome.


I used white card stock and the randomly stamped the leaves on the front of it using a Kalaidicolor rainbow pad. Then with a checkered frame die I cut out the design and then put the frame aside as I wanted another color for my frame. So once again I die cut a frame with black card stock and this was the frame that I used for my focal panel. I added them to a Honey Mustard card base. I also took some of the negative little pieces from the frame and added them to the panel to create more interest.

And I just love that sentiment from IO as it is so true. Each day is a gift from God and I try to use it wisely.

Impression Obsession Supplies used:
Leaf Stem E8633
Mini Messages 3 CL653
Checkered Frames Die-DIE805-YY

Other Supplies:
Kalaidacolor Rainbow Pad-Autumn
Gina K. Designs Connect Glue
Gina K. Designs Card Stock
Crafter's Companion Glue Pen Runner

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Impression Obsession Challenge- Halloween or Fall Colors
Artsy Stamper Challenge-Challenge #1 Autumn Colors

We have a beautiful Fall day here and this morning they came out and got the tank valve corrected and we are once again able to have heat with the regular furnace. Makes it so much more convenient as you don't have to run in the night to add another chunk of wood to keep the fire going. Yay!

Take care everyone and enjoy your day. Thanks for the visit too.

God bless,
Verna


Sunday, October 6, 2019

More Juniper Art

I still had some of that Juniper laying on my table and since it lays so flat I had the bright idea of laying it on my scanner bed and then doing a copy of it onto card stock. So that is what I did. I then added a stamped, colored and fussy cut poinsettia cluster to it to create a pretty Christmas card design. The final touch was to add some gems and a white sheet of paper inside.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs Dashing set illustrated by Theresa Momber
Maker's Movement Stitched Die
Bic Marking Pens
Gina K. Designs Card Stock and Obsidian Black Amagam ink
Crafter's Companion Glue Tape Runner
Rhinestones-Unknown

I am entering this in the Mod Squad Challenge which is calling for real nature items to be used on the cards. I hope this one will be okay since I more or less took a photo of it with my scanner. At any rate I had fun making it.

I had time to create cards today which makes me happy. It was lots of fun! Thanks for stopping in and for your wonderful comments. Have a good evening!

God bless,
Verna

Repeat The Sentiment

I did a very simple card which is mostly black and white with just a pop of turquoise color in it. I used the one of the stamp sets from the Gina K. Designs Fruit of the Season TV Kit.


I used Gina K. Designs Obsidian Amalgam black ink. I stamped a variety of snowflakes designs and then repeated the sentiment three times. I then added the turquoise rhinestones. I also carried the design over into the insides by adding a couple snowflakes with an inside sentiment.


I love this easy design and even though I originally had planned to use red rhinestones I found I did not have enough of them so I chose instead to use this color. I think it looks okay this way too.

It is sunny here but windy so it is still chilly out. And, of course, since the weather has turned colder our furnace ran out of fuel. So since they have to put a different regulator on the gas tank they said they could not come until Monday. So we had to start up the wood furnace for awhile to keep it warmer in the house. I am always so grateful we have the wood furnace option in emergency situations. I hope we don't need it often as most of the wood we cut outside is still soaked with moisture from all the rain we got this past summer.

Well I hope your Sunday is going well. Until next time, take care! Thanks for visiting.

God bless,
Verna

Saturday, October 5, 2019

World Cardmaking Day!

Since this was World Cardmaking Day I decided I was going to make some of the cards for the Cards for Little Hearts Drive. So I was sent to this new website by another stamping friend earlier this week and I discovered these wonderful digital stamp sets.  I also noticed that they had the images in black and white line drawings and also colored so with the set I purchased I used the colored images. I got this Toyland Bear set from Jan's Digital Stamp Shop. Check them out. They have lots of things I might indulge in for future card making especially when I am in a limited time frame for making cards like now. I only got five done but at least I have a start on my cards. The pattern paper is from the Ultimate Crafts Season's Greetings paper pad.


I hope you are enjoying World Cardmaking Day too! I see there are lots of sales as well but I am trying to resist since last month my credit card bill was more than my Social Security check. So I am trying to watch my spending. Good thing I had a little extra money in the bank for just such an emergency.  Maybe digital stamp sets will be something I may have to resort to more often. Well, anyway have a great weekend and thanks for visiting.

God bless,
Verna

Friday, October 4, 2019

Back To Nature

I was so enthused about using items from nature as elements on a card in some form or the other that my hubby went out and brought in a few juniper branches for me to use as stamps. Here is how I used one of the backgrounds I made using those junipers.


I thought when the juniper was used for a stamp on the Ivory card stock that it resembled ferny leaves so I added some flowers from the Gina K. Designs Bitty Blossoms set. They were colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. I fussy cut them out and then layered them into a design in the bottom corner of the stamped juniper panel which was die cut with a Gina K. Designs small double stitched rectangle and then placed onto a layer of another die cut panel using the Gina K. Designs large stitched rectangle. The final panel layer was die cut using a Cottage Cutz double stitched rectangle die. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. All of this was placed onto an Ivory card base to complete the card.

I am entering this in the Mod Squad Challenge-Back to Nature. 

Thanks for visiting and I hope your day is going well.

God bless,
Verna

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Seed Flower Card

Prompted by two different challenges this is the card design that I came up with. It is a very CAS design but I still like it a lot. I used pattern paper and an Ultimate Crafts Stamp and Die set called Count Your Life.


To make the flower I took some squash seed and painted them with orange metallic water based paint and then glued them around a cluster of pearls.The die cut was done with white and that way I could easily stamp the sentiment with the orange ink.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge-Back To Nature
Double D's Challenge-Orange and White

I thought I should get this posted before the internet shuts down again. Every time it rains we lose our internet. And rain is forecast into the night hours. I guess we live out in the boondocks too far for it to be a stable connection. But we get by as best we can with what we have. Anyway I hope all of you are having a great day. Take care! And thanks for stopping by.

God bless,
Verna

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Pumpkin Spice!

I worked up a last minute design to enter in the Impression Obsession Challenge-Pumpkin Spice! I think I just made it as the deadline is later tonight. Whew!


I took a strip of Ivory card stock and with my blending brushes added color to it but going lighter in the sky with the color when I got to the center. Then with black ink I stamped the first pumpkin and then masked that off and added a pumpkin on each side to make it look like a trio of them. These pumpkins were colored in with Prismacolor Pencil and then blended with Gamsol. I then added the sentiment. I also flicked a bit of watered out black ink onto the scene to give some interest to it.

This panel was then placed on a black card base. Then inside I added a white piece of paper so that I can write a message later on.

IO Supplies used:
Impression Obsession Holiday Icons Stamp Set

Other Supplies:
Gina K. Designs Obsidian Black Amalgam Ink and Card Stock
Prismacolor Pencils
Gamsol
Crafter's Companion Tape Runner
Picket Fence Studios Life Changing Blending Brushes

Thanks for visiting and I hope your day is filled with sunshine. Ours is dark and dreary with a few sprinkles now and then.

God bless,
Verna

Cards for Little Hearts

Just a short note to let you know that soon the Cards for Little Hearts 2019 Winter Theme-Holiday Card Drive will be ongoing shortly so if you want to participate please check out the rules for doing so. This is a good way to "pay back" for all the fun you have been having creating cards and these cards will also make a little child with heart health issues happy too. Click on the link above for all the information about it. I added the logo to the side bar for you to look at too.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you can make a card or two.

God bless,
Verna

Yellow Blooms

This afternoon I worked up a quick design using the Artsystamper Four Leaves digital stamp and also a flower and sentiment from the Artsysta...