Friday, July 3, 2020

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 Artsystamper Oxalis digital set. I colored the design in with my Bics and added the focal design panel to a yellow card base. I finished the card with some ribbon and  brown rhinestones.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
Artsystamper Challenge
Arty Divas-Challenge #25

Well, that is all for today. I wish you a great one and thanks for the visits.

God bless,
Verna

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Christmas Leaves

Remember the last post I did was using the Four Leaves freebie given to those who belonged to the Artsystamper Facebook page. Well, when the internet was down  yesterday I used it again and this time created a Christmas card design. I really like it too!


I added four sets of the leaves to my page starting with a larger one and then gradually going down in size. Also on the same  page I added the sentiment which is by Donna Ellis. She always has such nice fonts when she makes sentiments and this is one I thought would work for any occasion.....even Christmas.

I printed out the leaves and proceeded to color them with my Bic Alcohol markers. Next I fussy cut each one and layered them together to create a poinsettia. Poinsettias are really a cluster of leaves and not really a flower. But I still refer to them as a flower.

I added some pattern paper from Gina K. Designs to a white card base and then to that I added the sentiment which was die cut with Gina K. Designs double stitched square die and then layered to a Gina K. Designs single stitched die which makes just the perfect green border when placed together. The layout was then ready for the addition of the poinsettia. I added some light yellow pearls to the center to make it look more realistic. A little strip of the pattern paper inside the card finished it. And, that is my Christmas leaves card.

I am entering this in the following challenge:
Double D Challenge-Use Stitches

Yesterday the internet was down almost all day except for a 15 minute stretch. So this morning my inbox was so full of emails with all the wonderful  posts you card makers had done but I am afraid I had to just look and leave for most of them as this morning it was still in and out. So even though I did not always comment I did look and you all did awesome work making great creations. So forgive me for not commenting. I hope this works long enough to get this posted. We have such humid weather which messes with satellite systems like ours. So take care everyone and thanks for visiting.

God bless,
Verna

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Leaves Card

Members of the Artstystamper Facebook  page are randomly given some free digis and this week the Four Leaves digi was our gift. I love leaves so I could not wait to try and make a card using the leaves. I also grabbed a sentiment from the Artsystamper Koi Pond digital set to use with my card.


I arranged the leaves in a  pattern and then also popped up a couple extra leaf clusters on my design. . I colored them with my Sharpies and then took my blending brushes and added some light blue around them. I placed this onto a turquoise card base and finished by adding a few  gold sequins to the card.

That was fun and thanks for visiting. It appears we may be getting some storms later so I better get this posted.

God bless,
Verna

Independence Day Card

Last week I finished up my cards for the Fourth of July and got them sent off. However, I had not blogged about any so I thought today if the internet holds out long enough I would share one I made using the Jan's Digital set called Independence Day Friends. I will enter this into Jan's Digi June  2020  Challenge. The theme is always Anything Goes.



The first thing I did was to put some fireworks in the background.  I then grabbed Eunice and Gertrude who were sitting at a picnic table holding their flags. But it occurred to me that they might be a little hungry so I debated between serving them hamburgers or hotdogs. Finally I decided that the hotdog was a favorite of mine for the Fourth so I served them both a plate of goodies and some beverage. The final addition to my card was to add the sentiment Independence Day along the bottom. For this card I used all pre-colored images so we shall give Jan the credit for the beautiful coloring.

So glad the internet is holding up yet so I think I can get this posted. Thanks for the visits and wonderful comments.

God bless,
Verna

Thursday, June 25, 2020

June Rudolph Days

Sorry I have been not around but life has been busy with company starting on Father's Day weekend and then again Tuesday and now this morning two of our grandsons arrived to spend a couple days. They want to get some fishing in with Grandpa. The summer is flying by fast and when the oldest one works so many days it is hard for him to get away to visit.

So not a lot of time for crafting lately but however, I did manage to get a couple cards done. See I had to play with a new die cutting machine I got from Altenew called Mini Blossom and a new Altenew stamp and die set  combo called Peaceful Wreath. The dies are smaller ones and that is what my Mini Blossom is to be used for. This way I don't have to drag out the big die cutting machine which works well yet but is still more cumbersome. This is a small machine and sets on the table without taking up a lot of space. It was a free shipping promotion at Altenew so I decided I needed to treat myself to a birthday present. I sure do like it too. Anyway, here are the cards I made with these sets.



I really like this done up in a wreath. The stamp set is a multi-layering one. And I love the sentiments that came with the stamp set too. Now below is the second CAS card I made.


For this one I used the individual holly leaves and berries and the same sentiment as on the first card. And again these are multi-layering images. I think these stamps and dies will be getting lots of use.

I am entering this into the June Rudolph Days Challenge. 

Thanks for the visit and I hope all is going well with you too. I will be having company over the Fourth as well so hopefully, we can all stay well and be okay. We are resisting hugging though which I so miss. So until next time, take care.

God bless,
Verna

Monday, June 15, 2020

Another Masculine Card

This time my masculine card used a digital stamp as well as an old wood mounted rubber stamp. So I made a card for the Artsystamper Challenge #18-Vacation. The card I made represents a simple road trip type of vacation which was mainly the kind I grew up taking with my parents and sisters. Most of the time they were only a couple days. And, when I married a farmer I knew that would be the same type of trips we would take as well. The only big trip we took was the one to Japan to visit our son and family which was a ten day one. Otherwise we only left for a couple days. After all we were dairy farmers and we could  not afford to have someone come in and milk the cows for too many days. But we still had fun! So I hope you enjoy my take on a vacation!


The tree is one of my all time favorites and it was made by A Stamp in the Hand company. I was afraid it would not stamp very good but luckily it still worked. I colored direct to the stamp with Arteza water color brush pens, huffed on it and made the impression. And, then later added more color with more ink using the same  pens.  I filled in some blue for the sky with my blending brushes and then framed the background with a layer of blue card stock. I added that to a kraft card base and then popped up the card from the Artsystamper digital set called Cruzin. The last thing added was some gems.

Have a good evening. Supper is almost done so I best be running along. 

God bless,
Verna




Masculine Card

I saw on Beccy's Place blog that she was offering some free digitals again so I grabbed them and created this card which I will be entering in the Beccy's Place June Challenge. It makes for a great masculine card. Why don't you hop on over and grab those free digis and join in.



Part of the challenge was a bingo grid where one was to choose a line across or diagonal to create your design. I chose to use 3 colors, ribbon or lace and a digi for mine.


The sentiment for the card was taken from another digital set from Beccy's Place called Fallow Fields. I so often grab a sentiment from that set for my cards and this one is one of my favorites.

Thanks so much for the visit and I hope your week is off to a great start.

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...