Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tag Time

Just a little project rounded out my afternoon when I decided to make a tag for the Stamplorations Tagploration Challenge for May. The theme is all about Mom but since my Mom is deceased I just tried to make a feminine tag design with some pretty flowers and feminine colors on a blue tag background.



Supplies used:
Stamplorations Trendy Spring Blooms Stamp Set and Dies by Sherry Russ
Stamplorations Bloom Happy Stamp Set
Stamplorations CutPlorations Luggage Tags
Stamplorations Artplorations Stencil Make Marks 1 by Helen G. Designs

That was a fun little project and I enjoyed the creative process. Thanks for visiting and for commenting too.

God bless,
Verna

Back to Christmas Cards

Yesterday I ran across some of my Altenew stamp sets that had not seen any love for awhile so today I made a card using two of them.


For this card I used the Altenew Bells and Bows stamp set and the sentiment was from the Altenew Lyrical Script stamp set. After all were stamped I simply die cut the panel out with an MFT Die-Namics Wonky Stitched Rectangle Stacker die. This panel was placed onto a white card base and then I added rhinestones in the same colors as the bows.

Yesterday the quarry near our farm did a big blast and when I opened up my crafting supply cupboard out fell my new set of colored pencils from Spectrum Noir. They were scattered all over the place. I had four of the sets and each set had different colors in them. They were numbered so with a chart I finally after quite a bit of time got each one back into their own set. I hope the lead is not broken inside the pencils.  So therefore, not much creativity got done yesterday.

Also I want to show you the nice flag pole my family erected for me for Mother's Day. We had two flag poles previously and they were some flimsy poles from a kit so this time my hubby found an old well pipe and painted it silver and they cemented it into the ground so that it should withstand the winds. The other ones we had were bent over with strong winds.



Well, I hope your week is going well. Thanks for the visit and I will love to see what you think of my pretty bows and flag pole.

God bless,
Verna

Friday, May 17, 2019

Yellow & Blue Birthday

I have made another card for the current Impression Obsession Challenge in which the colors of yellow and blue should be used. So I pulled out the pretty IO Cover A Card stamp called Blackeyed Susan to create this birthday card.




I don't know about you but I love this huge cover stamp and so it was only a given that I would make a card using it. And, with the help of my Misti it was an easy way to get great coverage too.

Impression Obsession Products used:
CC236 Blackeyed Susan Stamp Set
CL653 Mini Messages3
DIE805-YY Checkered Frames
DIE814-U Pinked Stitched Sentiment Banner

Other Products:
Gina K. Design  glue runner, inks and card stock
Picket Fence Studios Life Changing Blending Brushes

I am also entering this in the Double D's Challenge-Frames.

Well, the weekend is upon us once again and we will be attending graduation activities so that will be a fun change of pace. I hope all of you have a great weekend and thanks so much for dropping by to visit.

God bless,
Verna














Thursday, May 16, 2019

May Twofers

I finally found the right stamp so I can play in Darnell's Twofer Challenge #16. The challenge was to use a wheel so I found a ship's wheel on a stamp set and that was what I used for my Twofer's.


I used the Gina K. Designs Water Droplets stencil for the  background of my first card and then over that stamped the ship's wheel and the ship. The sentiment was from the same set of stamps.


The second card also  used the ship's wheel but I also chose sentiments from another set from Gina K. Designs. This time the wheel was  used for a border design. The frames helped to make the whole design more outstanding I thought.


Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs Water Drop Stencil, Ship to Shore Stamp Set, Anemone Wishes Stamp Set, Glue Runner, inks and card stock
Impression Obsession: Checkered Frames Die

I am also entering this in the following challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge-One Layer-CAS
Double D Challenge-Frames

Well, it has been a fun afternoon making these cards. And, the sun has just now made an appearance but it sounds like it will be a cold and rainy weekend. We sure enjoyed the taste of summer though that we had with a few days in the upper 70's and low 80's.

I thank all of you for visiting and the comments you leave.
God bless,
Verna


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Jumping Graduates

Another graduation open house card arrived in the mail so this afternoon I made a quick card using Impression Obsession products. I am entering this into their Impression Obsession Challenge-Yellow and Blue. So naturally I went with yellow and blue for my design.


Impression Obsession Products used:
DIE814-U Pinked Stitched Sentiment Banner
DIE295-R Grads Jumping
CL491 Life Stuff Sentiments
Rhinestones-Unknown

I am entering this in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge too.

This went together really fast and I like the look too. Thanks for the visit. And until next time take care.

God bless,
Verna

Blooming Tea

This card was created using the digital set I won called Blooming Tea which was designed by Cindy C. @ Escape To Stamping. You can see her blog HERE. And I apologize to Cindy as I am not very literate about using digitals and I know that there is supposed to be a way to layer digital stamps but I am afraid I had to print each one individually, fussy cut them and then layer them. Also the flower inside the teapot I got too big so I had to cut a bit off the top and bottom but even after surgery it did not look too bad. Good thing I had a Cutter Bee scissors to use.

I had no idea what Blooming Tea was until I Googled it. Apparently it is a dried up flower which is wrapped in tea leaves and then placed into a pot of hot water. After the leaves soften then the flower emerges inside the tea. And, they only use edible flowers so it is safe to drink.


I did not have a sentiment appropriate so I computer generated mine. The pots and cups were colored using the Life Changing Blending Brushes by Picket Fence Studios and Gina K. Designs inks. The solid coloring of the flowers and the lid of the pot were done with Bic Markers.

At any rate I did enjoy making this card and I hope will use it better as time goes on. Thanks Cindy!

I love to read your comments so thanks for the visits.

God bless,
Verna

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Word Art

It has been a long time since I added a card to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge so I thought today I would make a sympathy card using a past verse that I had gotten from a previous Word Art Wednesday Challenge. I combined it with a beautiful stamp from Penny Black.


The Word Art Wednesday Challenge is an Anything Goes type of challenge so that is an advantage to my way of thinking. So if you want to join you can check things out at the link above.

The Ivory focal panel was die cut with a Maker's Movement (formerly Cheery Lynn Designs) die after I had added the flowers and colored them. Next I added a ribbon and some gold sequins. This panel was then added to an Ivory card base.

Supplies used:
Penny Black Full of Glee stamp set
Maker's Movement Stitched Rectangles Nested Essentials
Gina K. Designs Amalgam Black Ink
Ribbon-Unknown
Sequins-Sparkle Blends from Doodles Playground

I noticed I was short on sympathy cards and I felt that this was a verse that might be very comforting to the bereaved ones. Thanks for the visit and I would love to hear what you think about my using it for a sympathy card too.

God bless,
Verna

Tag Time

Just a little project rounded out my afternoon when I decided to make a tag for the Stamplorations Tagploration Challenge for May.  The them...