Thursday, April 15, 2021

Cowboy Graduation Card

This graduation card was made using the school colors of maroon and gold. Also the young man graduating was dressed with western clothing and a cowboy hat and I know his family are really enthusiastic about horses and going on trail rides. So that was the reason I chose to use this theme for his graduation card. I think he will like it and my husband said it was perfect for him.





I used that silhouette public domain image and printed it onto white cardstock. Then I took my blending brushes and added shades of yellow and gold with a hint of light orange. I also tried to make it look like some clouds in the sky too by adding a hint of blue. It was mounted onto a maroon card base but for some reason on my computer it looks more like red. I made this to fit in a 5 x 7 envelope which I found in a rich yellow (almost a golden yellow). 

And here is how I did the inside. I used the hats and sentiment from Beccy's Place Digitals Hats Off stamp set. 



I hope I inspired you a teeny bit and I hope your day is going well. Thanks for the visit. I see Google is making changes again so I am not sure how that will affect me and my blog. But rest assured I love to see you stop by and leave your comments. They mean a lot to me. Until next time, take care!

God bless, Verna

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Graduation Time

Well the graduation announcements have been arriving of late so I worked on a couple using this same design which I will send to the young ladies graduating. I must confess when I made the digital images design I somehow got one of the graduation caps having part of it missing. Since I had already printed it on the yellow and white gingham paper I decided to go with it anyway and use the old trick of a cover up to take care of the oops! So that is the reason I added those flowers. I like it better this way too! Looks more feminine!



This is a mini slimline card. I used the sentiment and the graduation cap from the Beccy's Place Hats Off set. These were printed onto the gingham paper. Then I also printed out a sheet of water colored images from the Artsystamper Digitals Watercolor Florals Card Making Kit. I chose two of the flowers and fussy cut them out and placed them over the area where I made the "boo boo". Now you can't tell it at all. I also added what was a digital washi tape along one edge to match inside the card. This was included in the kit. 

I am sure I will be needing more graduation cards but at least I have two done. These will work great for slipping in a few dollars or a gift card for the recipient. 

Most of my week has been spent on the phone and computer doing other jobs. We will be getting fiber-optic service dug in this summer and then next winter it will be installed. So we wanted to be sure and see we got signed up for it before the May deadline. Then after that was done I went to work to see if we could get our landline phone bill reduced so I think that is in the works now too. These things all take time.

Well I am so glad you stopped by. I appreciate your wonderful comments. Until next time take care.

God bless, Verna



Saturday, April 10, 2021

More Perfectly Pantone

I had so much fun working with the gray and yellow that I just had to use those colors again. And, in my newly acquired Gemini goodies from Crafter's Companion was this dandelion die and stamp set and also the Happy die and stamp set. For the Happy one I only used the stamps. I colored with some Copics to  just a portion of a couple of the dandelions. I hope you like these sets combined together.



I am also entering this in the Mod Squad Challenge-Perfectly Pantone. Gray and yellow are supposed to be the "in" colors this season.

Well we have sun today and it is a bit warmer then the last few days have been. We love to see sunshine as well as rain so that is good.

Take care everyone and God bless, Verna

Friday, April 9, 2021

Perfectly Pantone

Apparently the colors gray and yellow are perfectly pantone for this year. I think that indicates that these are the "in" colors for this season. At least that was what was said on the Mod Squad Challenge blog. So for the Mod Squad Challenge we are to use gray and yellow. I just had to join in on the fun!



The stamps used on this card are from the Rubbernecker set called Summer Blooms. It is a several steps stamp and I found it easy to use. The scalloped decorative edge is one of the edgers in the same set I have been using lately from Crafter's Companion. I thought the floral type eyelet design  would look okay on this card. I had no gray paper to match except for some metallic dream silver card stock which I felt was close enough to gray. And luckily from using inks from three different companies I found my shades of gray too. After all was assembled the last thing I added was some rhinestones.

Well, happy Friday to all of you. The time has gone so fast again! But I guess when one is busy that often happens. I might slow down a bit today though but I do have all those dies and stamp sets from that Turner Syndrome Crafter's Companion prize calling my name so maybe I will succumb and do some more another day this weekend. So until next time, take care.

God bless, Verna

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Mermaid Wishes!

Today I made a card using some already watercolored pre-embossed papers that I acquired some time ago and this paper was in a Prima Marketing Watercolor Pad. I had watercolored it several months ago and then decided I did not like it. But today I thought it might work with this cute little mermaid I got from the Mini Mermaid digital set from Tiddly Inks. So together with some dies and card stock I proceeded to create this birthday card which I think my granddaughter will like. As long as it is mermaids or unicorns she is happy!



I colored the little mermaid with my Copic Markers and then fussy cut it out. The sentiment was computer generated. I tried to make her hair look more like the colors of the rainbow. I am not sure I was too successful but at least I tried.

I am entering this card in the Double D's Challenge-Rainbows, Unicorns and Mermaids. I chose to use the mermaid part of the inspiration photo for my card. 

We are still getting a nice slow rain. We have around 4 inches now and I know this is going to be a big boost to any crops that are already planted and those which will be planted later on. We were so dry so this is very welcomed. Only down side for me is my aches and pains in my old bones is a tad worse. Oh, well! I can cope with it for awhile.

Take care and thanks for visiting!

God bless, Verna

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Summer Flowers

I recently acquired some wonderful floral stamps from Rubbernecker Stamps and I was itching to try out the stamps as well as some of the new inks I got also from Rubbernecker Stamps. And, this card was made with these items along with a few other tools to create the card.



A few weeks ago I won a large amount of dies, stamps and other items from the Turner Syndrome hop and I used some of those items on this card. The prize had at least 23 die sets in it plus some stamps and the glitter glue. I used one of the edger dies from a set from Crafter's Companion and also the Rose Gold glitter glue from Crafter's Companion Signature Collection for the center of the flowers. 

The pattern paper on both sides of the card was made using an Artplorations stencil called Confetti Circles. I used inks from the Color Fuse line from Rubbernecker to stamp the flowers and also for the stenciling.

The flowers are from the Rubbernecker Summer Meadow stamp set and the sentiment is from the Rubbernecker Summer Bloom stamp set. 

I am entering this in the Jan's Digitals April Challenge-Anything Goes.

I really love this card and it looks so much better in person. I know I will be using this watercolor stamp set of flowers a lot. Thanks for visiting and I guess making cards is a good thing to do on rainy days. I am enjoying it too. I finally felt strong enough to lift my big die cutting machine out so that I could die cut larger ones. Before I was just using the cutter to do my panels and fussy cutting a lot. This is much easier now.

Take care and God bless, Verna

Wild Flowers

Yesterday and today I worked on making a few cards and this is one I made using Jan's Digital Wild Flowers stamp set. I used the already colored images and arranged them on my program using the corner design and the vase of flowers. The sentiment is also from the set. I am entering this in the Jan's Digitals April Challenge-Anything Goes.



I thought those pretty flowers were so pretty and I paired it with card stock that I thought  would make the flowers be the highlight of the card. I also added some Altenew enamel drops to the card. 

I hope all had a wonderful Easter. I know we did with two of our families joining us. Also we have been getting rain. Two inches over the night hours and it is still raining. We really needed the moisture too! So praise the Lord for his abundance grace and care for us! See you again soon!

God bless, Verna

Cowboy Graduation Card

This graduation card was made using the school colors of maroon and gold. Also the young man graduating was dressed with western clothing an...