Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Creative Confetti Challenge

I just had to play along with the newest Creative Confetti Challenge-Life Imitating Art! The challenge was to choose a piece of art and then do our interpretation of the masterpiece. So I chose this painting below.

Megan Meagher (artist)

I chose to use some foliage and a sentiment from the Gina K. Designs Nurturing Blooms set. And as close as I could I tried to pick up on the colors.


Before I stamped the foliage I first of all took my blending brushes and lightly added some blue ink to the background to create a sky design. Then I proceeded to stamp the foliage. It was a very quick design to make too. But quick or not I do like it.

Thanks for visiting and I wish all of you a good night!

God bless,
Verna

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Accentuate the Positive!

Yesterday I made a card using the negative of a deer die. Today I worked with the positive and tried it one way and it completely failed but finally I came up with this simple design and this one I even approve of. I hope you like it too!


I used some mirror card stock from Crafter's Companion and die cut it with a Maker's Movement stitched rectangle die. Then I added the deer die cut from Cutplorations (a division of Stamplorations) and then added the sentiment. I found some unknown snowflake sequins in various colors which when the light hits them change shades. So I added them to the top. The sentiment from Gina K. Designs was printed in deep pink ink on white card stock. Then I added a few rhinestones to that. Now that mirror card stock is called purple but it has more of a deep pink color to my way of thinking.

Well, that does it for me this afternoon. They have a winter advisory out for us late this afternoon and tonight. I am not sure if that just means strong winds or if it involves more snow falling. But none the less it is a good time to stay inside and safe. Take care everyone and have a nice day!

God bless,
Verna

Saturday, January 25, 2020

January Rudolph Days

For my card I used some pattern paper and a sentiment from Gina K. Designs and a die from Cutplorations (a division of Stamplorations) along with some silver glitter paper. I love this look! I hope you like it too!


I love the snowflakes background and I think it shows off that negative cut from the die wonderfully too! One of these days I will use the positive of that cool deer buck for a card. This is my entry for the January Rudolph Days challenge.

Thanks for the visit. See you again soon!

God bless,
Verna

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Dragonfly Graduation Card

I saw the challenge at the Mod Squad and remembered that I had purchased a couple sets from Inky Stamper quite some time ago when the company was first launched so today I made a graduation card using the Dragonfly Stamp set.


I had to do some masking to get the graduation card on the dragonfly. I also have a die for the dragon fly but after I had added the graduation cap I was scared to try the off the box technique with it. It looked so good and I just know I would probably have messed it up. I did all the coloring of the images with my Bic and Sharpie pens except for the outer edges I used a blending brush to add some distressing with shades of blue ink. The scene was die cut with a Memory Box Cross Stitched Border die.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

I hope your day is going well. We are having snow showers off and on so of course that means no sun. I thought it a good morning to make a card though. 

Until next time God bless,
Verna

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Daffodils

I think Daffodils are so pretty and it is surprising that they do come in different colors or combinations of them. I chose these colors for mine and really was glad to use yellow as that is such a cheery color I think.


I used the Power Poppy Spring Border One digital set and grabbed the Daffodil for my card. I also used one of the sentiments and created the card inspired by the sketch at the challenge page titled  Creative Confetti:Time to Sketch it Out! My take on the sketch is a bit different but it still is pretty close to the one they provided.

After I had the design printed out I colored it in with Bic and Sharpie permanent markers. I also used a Gina K. Designs Double Stitched Oval die and two Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Rectangle dies for the card. The sentiment was accented with two black gems on each side.

I think this looks so much like Spring! We did have a warmer day today and some of the snow melted in a few places. I was glad to see that. Anyway, thanks for coming back to visit and have a great evening.

God bless,
Verna

Peacock Valentine

I bought this Hero Arts Color Layering Peacock stamp set years ago and always was too intimidated to try stamping a card with it. But today was the day I took the plunge and I am happy to say it was not as difficult as my mind had made it out to be. I hope you like it.


First I stamped a background and added it to a white card base. Then I stamped the peacock and cut it out by hand and added it to the corner of a couple of die cut red and white hearts from Gina Marie Designs. The sentiment was also added to the white heart along with a few gems. This was my completed card.

I wanted this to be a more masculine card design and therefore I did not want to go with a lot of flowers or fancy frilly hearts. I hope I achieved my mission.

This will be entered in the following challenges:
A Blog Named Hero Challenge-Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge-Animal Stamps (includes, birds, insects and reptiles)

I have several cards in the works so stay tuned as I may be back again later today. Until then enjoy yourself and get in some crafting fun!

God bless,
Verna

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Practicing With Digis

In order for me to stay familiarized with the digital type of stamping I find I have to do it more often at first or I forget what I originally learned about it. So today I made a card using an Artsystamper  set of designs called Koi Pond Digi stamp set.


After I made my design I first printed it out onto plain copy paper to see if it looked okay. Then I proceeded to print it out onto white card stock. This time I went with the uncolored fish and looked on line to see what colors Koi came in and I guess you can say they come in a lot of different and mixes of colors. So I went with the orange, yellow and red mainly with just a touch of black. I used my Bic and Sharpie Permanent Markers to color the images. The sentiment also came with the set so I used that for my card.

For the most part the only Koi around here would be in a fish bowl or pond. But I do know they are a pretty fish and I love to see them swimming in a pond. We do not have them in our freshwater lakes and streams that I know of.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Artsy Stamper Challenge #8-Thank You
Jan's Dig Challenge #6-Anything Goes

Thanks for the visit and have a great evening!

God bless,
Verna

Monday, January 20, 2020

Bella Valentine

Yesterday I made a Valentine using the Wild Rose Studios Bella with Flowers stamp set. I colored her in with my Bic alcohol ink markers and then I fussy cut her out. Next I took a white card base and added a pattern paper from the Wild Rose Studio Bella Paper Pack to the front. I distressed it a bit more around the edges and then onto that I placed a die cut heart from the Gina Marie Designs Stitched Hearts set on which I had stamped my sentiment which was from the Gina K. Designs Sketched Wreath Builders Stamp Set. The last thing I added was Bella to the card front and some gems.


I just love that image. It can be used for so many occasions and I wanted to have Bella on a Valentine card too. I love the way this turned out.

Well, so nice of you to visit and I am always enjoying your wonderful comments. Have a great day!

God bless,
Verna

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Winner for Ornament Die

Thanks first to all of those who are following my blog. It means a lot to me and I so enjoy your comments every time too. It is your blogging friendship that makes doing a blog so much fun! God bless all of you!

And, now to the winner of the Ornament Die:  Judy Inukai email me at arlinverna at tnics dot com with your address. Congratulations!

Blogger Judy Inukai said...
Happy Blogaversary! I always enjoy your creations. Your ornament card is stunning with the all the shine and glitter. I try to remember to use my special paper and cardstock using your tip. Thanks for the generous offer of the giveaway. The die is fabulous and makes an awesome Christmas card.
January 15, 2020 at 4:32 AM
 


God bless,
Verna

Giveaway Reminder!

Just a quick reminder to let you know you have until 6 p.m. CST to leave a comment on my giveaway post: http://vangerhofer23.blogspot.com/2020/01/ornament-card-and-give-away.html#links

I will draw the name out of a container and will announce it either later tonight or tomorrow. Good luck in the draw everyone.

God bless,
Verna

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Another Wedding Card

Yesterday when putting away a few things I ran across this foiled paper I had done a few years ago and saw the wonderful shimmer and that it reflected in gold, silver and turquoise. I was then inspired to make a wedding card with it. I used the Bride & Groom die from Impression Obsession along with an Impression Obsession sentiment. The bridal couple was die cut from some silver glitter paper. I added some gems and as a result I am loving how it looks. So I guess just seeing a piece of paper can be a way to get one's mojo back.


There are no weddings in the future that I know of but if any should be happening I am now ready with a card.

I am entering this in the Power Poppy Creative Confetti Challenge-Celebrate Good Times.

Thanks for all the wonderful comments and I hope your day is a great one.

God bless,
Verna

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

January Twofers

Well I finally came up with an idea for my entry to Darnell's January Twofer Card Challenge #23-Hearts. However, my mojo has been on vacation lately so I am not as thrilled about these as I had hoped they would look. But at least I tried.


I decided to stay away from a Valentine and instead try to use these die cut hearts two different ways for two different types of cards other then the obvious Valentine.



First up is a birthday card and I tried to make my hearts into balloons. I die cut several stitched hearts from Gina Marie Designs from different colors of card stock and then arranged them onto a white card base.  With a white paint pen I added some highlights to the balloons and with a black pen I added some strings. The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs as is the die. The sentiment is from the Sketched Wreath Builder set and the die is called Royal Frame Die. I added some rhinestones for more festivity to the design.


The second card design was a get well one and with the  hearts that I had die cut from yellow gingham paper I created a flower. I added some rhinestones to the center of the heart flower and also added some flower shaped sequins from Doodles Paper Playground from the Sparkle Blend:Flower Power mix. The leaves on the flower were one heart die cut in two. I cut some of the strips of gingham to make a frame and all of this was placed onto a green Memory Box cross stitched frame panel before adding it to a white card base. My white paint pen added some highlights to the leaves and a Bic marker added some highlights to the gingham flower too. The sentiment is from the Impression Obsession Life Stuff Sentiments stamp set.

I am also entering my balloon card into the Double D's Challenge-Balloons.

Well, that was my afternoon activity. I was surprised at how long it took for me to make these cards and perhaps that is because my "heart" was not into it.  LOL Take care everyone and thanks for visiting.

God bless,
Verna

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Let's Reflect!

The Gina K. Designs Monthly Mix Challenge is called Let's Reflect! That means that you take a card you made last year and create a do-over of it. So using the same stamp set I re-created my card with different colors but with the same images. Below is my do-over design.



And below this card I made today is the one I did last year using the same Gina K. Design stamp set called Sparkling Snowflakes. I think in my opinion I like the black and white version better.


This year's model has a layer with the design die cut with a Maker's Movement stitched rectangle die. It was placed on a royal blue card stock base and then royal blue gems were also added to it.

But I really love all of these gorgeous snowflake stamps and when this challenge came up I knew this was the card I wanted to work with. I hope you like my new version too.

Take care and God bless,
Verna

Ornament Card and Give Away!

Recently I was perusing the Kat Scrappiness website and saw this fantastic ornament die set that I just could not resist. So I ordered that along with another die or so I thought. But it seems for some reason two of the ornament dies jumped into my cart so I was so surprised when I read the order slip when they arrived and realized I bought two of them. So because of that I will be giving one of them away. With the one die set I am keeping I will share the card I made with it. I can see I will be loving this die for great Christmas designs.


I die cut the Joy To The World ornament from some shimmery green mirror card stock from Crafter's Companion and the sentiment and topper were die cut from some silver glitter paper. The background paper I used was some my son and daughter-in-law gave me when they were home from Japan this last August. It has silver and gold flecks in it along with a few threads of silk. It is beautiful. I thought it worked well with this design. I also layered it to a silver glitter panel and then placed it on a red card base. The finishing touch was to add a white sheet of paper inside the card.

And here is something I often do. Where I had die cut designs from the silver glitter paper I was able to still use the leftovers to add a layer beneath the focal design. That way I was using every bit of the glitter paper. No one can tell that underneath there is a hole where I had die cut something out. The ornament design fit over that spot anyway.

Anyway, as I said the extra die I will be giving away. You have until Sunday 6 o'clock PM CST to leave a comment and I will pick one of those comments as a winner by doing it the old fashioned way of putting it in a container and drawing out a name. This is open to international comments as well. So good luck! I think whoever wins this die will love it too.

I was looking back and realized that I have been doing my blog for six years as I started it on January 4, 2014. I did not realize it had been that long. I guess it proves when  you are having fun the time flies by.

Well, the weekend weather prediction is for a winter storm so I guess that is what we have to look forward to. But in the meantime it is sunny and cold. It doesn't bother me though as I stay inside as much as I can. I don't trust myself walking on snow and ice if I don't have to.

Well, take care and good luck in the draw!
God bless,
Verna

Monday, January 13, 2020

Square Rose Card

I recently acquired the free digi from Power Poppy called The Rose. So today I worked with that digital image and also used a digi sentiment from the Big Ol' Bow digital set. Along with some dies I created a square 4 x 4 inch card. The Creative Confetti Challenge-Small & Sassy prompted me to make a small square card. And, the design was to be smaller then an A2 sized card. I hope you like what I came up with and I hope it will qualify as being sassy.




I printed the image out onto Gina K. Design Dusty Rose card stock and then colored the rose design with my Bic markers. Once I had it colored I die cut it with a Gina K. Design small double stitched square die and then layered it to a Gina K. Design single stitch square die of green card stock. The next layer was achieved by die cutting the Spellbinder Shapeabilities Pendant called Fair Isle from white card stock. These layers then were placed onto a Gina K. Designs Red Velvet card stock base. The last step I did was to use a white paint pen and add some dots around the rose and also a piece of white card stock inside the card so I can write a message.

I took a break over the weekend but decided I better get back to making a few cards again. This is a card that could be used for multiple occasions too.

Thanks so much for visiting and for stopping by. I love to read your comments.

God bless,
Verna



Friday, January 10, 2020

The Key

This is the third post of the day. I had to play some more with digis and for this card I used Jan's Digtals called Digi Key set. I bought it a few weeks ago and this is it's first outing for me. I will be entering this in the Jan's Digi Challenge #5-Anything Goes.


I printed this out with the colored images but I wanted my design to have brighter and bolder colors so I took my Bic alcohol markers and colored over the designs to make it match more with the colors I had in mind. I die cut the panel out with a Cutplorations die which is a division of Stamplorations. It fit perfectly to an A2 bright pink card stock base which I think gives an interesting look with the contrast of the white. And, the wonderful stitching on that die was deep enough that a slight bit of the bright pink shows through along the border. The finishing touch was to add some gems to the card front.

This digital set was one that Jan made up for the Turner Syndrome Awareness Hop which is to be held in February. Proceeds from the sale of the set goes to that charity.

Well, that is all for me today and maybe even for the weekend. I am thinking a bit of a break might be good as I have been doing a lot of card making lately. At least I managed to keep with my goal of at least two Christmas cards a week. I wasn't sure I would make it. That is the only New Year's  resolution I made again this year.

Enjoy your weekend and until next time take care. Thanks for visiting.

God bless,
Verna

Snowy Pine Needles

This is my second post of the day. I used the Artsystamper pine cone and pine needles digi stamps and created a simple Christmas design with them. I also added some snow with the Marvy snow marker and when it is heated it puffs up. To finish the card I added a sentiment from Gina K. Designs and a border of red glitter paper before I placed it on a white card base.


A very simple design. To enhance the look of the pine needles and pine cone design I brushed on some blue ink around it.

I am entering this in the Artsy Stamper Challenge #7-Baby It's Cold Outside. Believe me when snow falls I consider it cold.

Thanks for checking in. I will be back shortly with another post for today. So keep tuned.

God bless,
Verna

Wedding Card

The Impression Obsession Challenge-Love is in the Air had me thinking for awhile as I did not have anything of their products that seemed to fit the challenge until I came across the Bride & Groom die. Then I realized that nothing expresses love more then a bride and groom on their wedding day. So with the use of several other dies from IO I made a wedding card. The IO products can be found HERE.



I used supplies I had already in my leftover box for the papers and with die cuts and a sentiment stamp created my wedding card. I also found some bling strips of black gems and white pearls which I thought would work great. All were placed on a white card base.

Here is a closeup of the glitter paper. You can see the shimmer maybe a bit better.



IO Dies:
Bride & Groom DIE246-K
Lg. Flourish Background DIE473-YY
Pinked Stitched Sentiment Banner DIE814-U
Life Stuff Sentiments stamp set CL491

Other Supplies:
Gina K. Designs ink and card stock
Glitter Paper-Unknown from my stash
Gems-Unknown from my stash
Crafter's Companion Glue Runner

No weddings in sight right now but I am sure it will be a useful card to have on hand and ready to give. June is coming up soon and that often is a good month for weddings.

Well, here we are again at the weekend. Our company went home this morning so we are once again just the two of us. But it was nice having our grandson visit for a few days. He is such a great young man. Anyway, thanks for visiting and take care.

God bless,
Verna


Thursday, January 9, 2020

Christmas Cardinal

At the end of year sale at Gina K. Designs I indulged myself with a little Christmas gift and bought this fabulous set of stamps called Christmas Silhouettes Christmas Set. I can see getting lots of mileage from this one. The pine branch was what caught my eye and that it also had a cardinal in the set. So with those factors in mind this is the card I made.


No layers on this card. I simply stamped the design onto light blue card stock and then to add some snow I used a Marvy Snow Marker pen. Once you have the snow where you want it then take your heat gun and puff it up. I really like that look.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Now I have one card made for the next Christmas season at least. I like the snow build up on the pine branch too! It makes one feel like it is a cold and a winter type of weather. And the big sentiment is perfect with it.

Thanks for dropping in. I made three cards actually today but I will only be showing this one for now. I hope your evening is a good one too.

God bless,
Verna

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Final Set of Cards for Little Hearts

Today I am sharing Filmore who is one of the darling birds from the Wilson Birds digital set from Sparkle N Sprinkle (now retired company). This is the last set of cards I have made for the Cards for Little Hearts Drive.


Along with some pattern papers I also used the die cut Hi from Paper Smooches again. That was a great investment when I bought that set as it came in so handy for these cards. I knew right away when it had a heart for the dot on the "i" that it would work well. And again I used the pre-colored image.

If you want to send off a few cards to the kids check out the sidebar at the very top and see the information for the website where you can find out all the details. Any amount of cards would be very much appreciated.

The cards got sent off in the mail today. Our rural mail carrier is very accommodating and I give him a blank check made out to Postmaster and then he fills in the amount and mails it for me. That way I don't have to run into town with it. Of course, I give the post office lots of business so he is used to my heavy traffic with sending things. And, it helps that he is a classmate and good friend of mine too.

Well, we got below zero for temperatures this morning and we will only have single digits for highs the way it sounded. I hope they are wrong though. Even a 10 above would be nice. I hope you are having weather that pleases you and if cold stay warm and if too hot stay cool! And, keep your prayers going for all in Australia with those wild fires. That is so devastating!

Thanks for the visit and have a great rest of the week. I don't know if I will be back posting or not this week. Depends on what goes on around here. So in the meantime, take care.

God bless,
Verna

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

More Cards For Little Hearts

This batch of cards uses a sea theme and I used images from the Gina K. Designs Fishing You The Best stamp set. This is a cute little set of images which makes into fantastic fun cards.


I used ink pads for the solid images but for the sandy bottom of the sea I used my Bic markers. And, to get the hearts into the design I hand drew the air bubbles in a heart shape. I then brushed on some blue to the background to imitate the water and also tried to get a look of movement in it by using a wavy cut piece of paper and adding a darker shade of blue lightly along the edge of it to create the wave look. 

If you would like to make some cards for this Cards for Little Hearts Drive in January there is a badge along my sidebar at the top showing the website with the information. Be sure you read all the details there on what you should use for the cards. 

Well, I will be busy doing extra cooking, laundry and more dishes. LOL No doubt I won't get a lot of card making done but I am glad I got all my cards for the kids done at least. I still have to add a logo to the back of each card and pack them along with a slip with the information requested. I may be able to sneak that in one of these days. And then they will be ready to ship.

You all have a great day! Thanks for visiting.

God bless,
Verna

Monday, January 6, 2020

Heart Panda for Little Hearts

Quite some time ago this little Heart Panda was illustrated and offered by Christina Hor for us to use in our cards for the Cards for Little Hearts drive and I had never used it. So when going through my digital images I saw this design and thought I should use it as it is so cute and adorable.  I also discovered the wonderful sentiment that Donna Ellis created so I combined the two of them together. I then added them to some red and white polka dotted card stock after coloring the designs in with my Bic markers.


I die cut the focal design out with a die from Gina K. Designs. I thought the curvy design of that die made them look really special. One thing about making cards for the kids is that we leave the insides blank and don't have to include any envelopes. So that helps to make the production go a lot faster.

I am getting company later today and they will be here until Friday so no doubt I might not get a lot of card making done. But I do have a few more to show you for the kids so I will try to get them posted this week. I hope your week is off to a great start. Until next time, take care!

God bless,
Verna

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Balloon Kitty for Cards for Little Hearts

I was recently looking through a few of the wood mounted stamps I still own which I could not bare to part with quite yet and in that drawer was this cute image from All Night Media showing a cute kitty hanging onto a balloon and floating away. But what really caught my eye was that the balloon was in the shape of a heart so I grabbed that stamp to make some cards for the kids with it.

That was a stamp I got as an incentive from having artwork published in magazines. In fact, most of the stamps in that All Night Media drawer came to be owned by me for that reason. Sometimes it pays to get published. I don't know if many companies do the incentive programs anymore. Since I am no longer on a design team I just don't send anything in at all. And there are not that many hand held magazines now like there used to be. In a way I feel bad about that. They were always so handy to look at when one needed some inspiration!



For the cards I used pattern papers from Lawn Fawn and My Favorite Things as they were all in plaid designs. The cards do not all match completely and I also made the kitty and balloons in different colors too. And, to go with the design I simply die cut out the Hi with the heart for the dot on the "i" in various colors to go with the plaids. The Hi die is from Paper Smooches Fab Frames Set.

Well, happy Sunday to all of you. We have lots of sun and lots of wind! The wind is supposed to bring in colder temps too. But right now it has been melting all morning. I wish all of you a nice day!

God bless,
Verna


Saturday, January 4, 2020

Arthur-Cute Bird for Little Hearts

This set of cards uses another of the cute birds from the now retired Sparkle N Sprinkle Wilton Birds digital set. And, I just recently discovered that the illustrator of these birds has them now on her website called Beccy's Place and the set is now called Feathered Friends digital stamp set. So if you are interested in them you can get them there. I was so excited when I saw so many of the stamp sets I wanted from her listed on it. She has both digital and regular stamp sets.

This particular bird is called Arthur and both my hubby and I thought he looked like a baby owl so with that thought in mind I used a sentiment pertaining to an owl which is from a Gina K. Designs stamp set. He came all colored as well as an open design but I chose to use the colored version.


Once again I grabbed some of the pattern paper I was hoarding and cut the sheet in two and folded it to make an A2 card and then I die cut Arthur out and added him to the card base of dotted paper. I stamped a few hearts from Gina K. Designs and that completed my card.

I think Arthur is adorable and I hope the children will like him too. Thanks for visiting and now I need to get busy and make more cards for the children with heart disease. For all the details check the Cards for Little Hearts website which is posted on my side bar at the top.

We have a sunny day so I hope the sun is shining for you too! Thanks for stopping by.

God bless,
Verna

Friday, January 3, 2020

The Train Set for Cards for Little Hearts

I know that little boys a lot of times like trains so I decided to make a few cards using the Train Conductor digital stamp from Tiddly Inks. There were no hearts on the image but I thought a few puffs of heart shaped smoke coming from the train stack might work well. So I hand drew a few of them in. I also used a stencil to make a heart designed background with my blending brushes.


And another neglected item in my card making cupboard were decorative scissors so I used one of them to create a framed edge around the focal image. I used to use them all the time and now I seldom pull them out either.  The sentiment was computer generated.

Thanks for checking in and for the lovely comments. We are getting snow again this morning. Ahhh! Wonderful Winter!

God bless,
Verna

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Celebrating With Punch

The Double D Challenge is celebrating their four year anniversary with some punch. Not only does the mood board feature the ingredients for some punch but one is also required to use a punch in a design for the challenge. Now I was happy to see we needed to use a punch as I have quite a few of them. In fact, years ago that was the only way I could get a decorative edge as I had not progressed into using die cuts. So hopefully neglected punches around blog land should be getting a work out for this challenge and I hope you like my design.


My punch used for this card is a Martha Stewart punch called Modern Garland. And, the stamps I used are from the Gina K. Designs You're The Sweetest stamp set. Together along with Gina K. Designs inks and card stock I created this card. It reminds me of summer. And, that is a season I am looking forward to again.

This is my second post of the day. So wish me luck in getting the internet to work long enough to post it. Sorry it is such a short writing but I have to work quick these days.

Take care and God bless,
Verna

Second Set for Cards for Little Hearts

Yesterday I showed off the unicorn cards I made for the Cards for Little Hearts Drive (details on side bar) this January. Today I am showing the second set I made. A few years back I was lucky to win two digital sets from the now retired Sparkle N Sprinkle line. One set I chose at that time was called the Wilson  Birds. And this is the first outing for that set. So my card features Wilton and I chose to use the already colored version. I added him to some long hoarded gingham card stock and finally used it to show off Wilton in a fun way by die cutting him out with a Gina K. Designs oval die. I also stamped the sentiment from a Gina K. Designs set and added a few hearts around it.



I know this is a very simple design but I think it is so cute and I sure hope it will be loved by the kids too. I will be featuring more of the birds from that digital set in future posts too.

Thanks for visiting. And, once again my internet is in and out. So it takes me a long time to do anything on it. I am hoping I can get this posted before it takes all afternoon.  I guess all the moisture we have had is messing with it again.

Happy crafting and God bless,
Verna

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Made Pattern Paper

I made a set of cards for the Cards for Little Hearts Drive (information on my side bar) and made some pattern paper using stamps so that I could also enter this in the Mod Squad Challenge which calls for us to make our own pattern paper. I bought a few things on the last end of year sale that Gina K. Designs had and that included this stamp set. I hope you like my unicorn cards.


The background was made using the rainbow and sun images and then taking my brushes and adding some light blue ink around them so that it looked like a sky. For some reason the blue is not showing up that well but I think you can see a hint of it. I also added some Wink of Stella to the unicorn. The sentiment says Sparkle Like a Unicorn.

The stamp set I used is Unicorn Wishes by Gina K. Designs and the stitched heart dies are from Gina Marie Designs. I used my Bic and Sharpies to color the images.

My internet has been out of whack all day long. I get an email opened and then it goes off again. Hubby wanted me to place an order for truck parts for him and it took me over two hours to finally get it submitted. And now I am ready to post this and of course it is off again. Very frustrating to say the least. So if I am missing in action you know why. I hope your new year is off to a great start. At least I got some cards done.

Thanks for visiting and God bless,
Verna

Special Day

Today I made a card for a special occasion. I used a digital image and a sentiment from the set called Gone Fishin by Beccy's Place. I p...