Thursday, September 30, 2021

3D Embossing Folder Card

I cannot believe that it is the end of September already. How fast the time flies and during this last month I did very few cards. I bought a lot of stuff but did not have energy to use them much. But this week I managed to use one of the Altenew 3D embossing folders for an anniversary card. All the spending was done because I won a $50 gift certificate to Altenew so naturally I had to shop. Hahaa!



Also purchased from Altenew was the Mix and Match Frames set. I used two of the frames on this card. The sentiment is from the Altenew Sentiment Strips stamp set which I had purchased a few years ago. I use that set a lot. I added some black dots for a simple background for the daisies using a Bic black pen. The inks used were from Rubberstamper. And more accents were added to the daisy centers with another Bic pen.

Well, I wish all of you a wonderful October. Before we know it another year will have passed by. Until next time take care and thanks for the visits.

God bless, Verna

Saturday, September 25, 2021

September Rudolph Days

I just love the snowflake stencils I got from The Greetery which consists of two of them and they are called Frosty Flakes. I chose to use one of them with the Snowman from the Stamplorations paper goods division which is called the Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1-Ephemera set. I just love the look myself. So I am entering this in the September Rudolph Days Challenge. 



This was a quick and easy card to make but I love it. The sentiment is also a sticker from Stamplorations. Ink used for the stencil design is from Rubbernecker.

Thanks for looking and for the wonderful comments. I hope you have a great weekend.

God bless, Verna

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Ink Pad Christmas

I reverted back to an old way of making backgrounds for cards by just using my ink pads. In fact, the only inks used were with ink pads. I worked with the Stampin' Up! Christmas Pine Cone dies and Christmas to Remember stamp set. I went with only using the pads for coloring because I was too fatigued to look for pattern papers that would work with it. I am afraid it has a more Fall look to it then Christmas but I guess since today is the first day of Autumn it will be fine.



I die cut the pine cone in white and then colored in with the ink pads. I also earlier had tried to die cut a pine branch cover die but I was not successful in getting it to work. I should have used the tin shim plate with it. But at least most of the pine branches did cut so I cut them off and used some of them for a part of my pinecone design.

The next time I do this design or a similar one I will try to find pattern paper that will work. But it was still fun to get my fingers inky again.

Take care and until next time God bless, Verna

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Delicate Dahlias

This afternoon I played with a new Stampin' Up! set called Delicate Dahlias. I thought they were such a pretty flower and I know I can always use more sympathy cards in my stash too!




The light tan or brown marks were done by taking a light brown ink cube and swiping it in various directions and along the edges. I had to do some masking to make the design. Inks used were from Rubbernecker.

Thanks for stopping in and I love to read what you say each time too!

God bless, Verna

Thursday, September 16, 2021

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 printed it out and then with blending brushes and markers colored in the scene. This is a card to celebrate the adoption of our grandson by his stepdad.



Several years ago when our grandson realized his biological father was no longer interested in keeping in touch with him he asked his stepdad if he would adopt him. His stepdad said he would and they began to get the proceedings going by hiring a lawyer and then starting the whole procedure involved. But of course then the pandemic hit and everything in the courts systems was stalled and put on hold. But this week they were finally notified that they should be in the court by 4 o'clock this afternoon and the adoption and name change would go through. So we are overjoyed for the family and know our grandson has a good stable father-son relationship with this wonderful man who is now his father. There is to be a celebration but unfortunately we could not attend as I had medical appointments I had to keep. But we are with them in spirit and are so excited for all of them.

And as to me I got a good report on my mammogram, got the third Covid shot, and saw my oncologist and he took me off the chemo pill permanently as it was determined it was doing more harm then good. So I feel much better and can breathe a bit easier knowing that I won't suffer with that pill anymore. 

I hope this finds all of you doing well and I thank you so much for visiting each time I post. I am hoping soon it will be more often too. I am not using the wheelchair in the home anymore but instead am back to using the walker. I am not quite 100% back but at least I am improved. And I am okay with having the wheelchair to use when I need it especially when going to doctor appointments that require a lot of walking. So that is what's happening in my little corner of the world.

Take care and God bless, Verna

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

No Layer Card

I am having a lot of pain issues still but I did manage to make a CAS no layer card today and used Fall Leaves for my inspiration. I expect any day now the leaves will be changing colors. I love that season!


I used Stampin' Up! products for the leaf images and the sentiment. The leaves come from the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set and the sentiment is from the Christmas To Remember set. I thought that sentiment would work for any season.  I took Washi Tape and taped a panel in which I then brushed on some inks. The inks used were from Rubbernecker. The it was just a simple thing of stamping the leaves over the top.

I have a mammogram scheduled Friday and I sure hope I can get it done even though I am in awful pain. I think I did something to my hip but found out that walking was less painful for me then using the wheelchair. So I am back to using the walker.

Well, I hope everyone of you are doing well and I thank you for the visits.

God bless, Verna

Friday, September 3, 2021

More Washi Tape Cards

Today my post is showing a couple more Washi Tape cards I did from that big roll of Washi Tape from Altenew called Wild Flora Washi Tape. While I was working with the tape I made several backgrounds and also did some fussy cutting and die cutting from the beautiful design. I put the tape onto cardstock so it was easier to cut out either way.




I made an A2 size card and also a mini slimline one. I love the colors in this tape so I tried to pair the designs with card stock and other additions that matched. I hope you can see the Galaxy gold pen marks I added to the A2 one in the center of the flowers and also as little dots. The slim washi tape is also from Altnew and already had a gold thread through it. Also the sentiments on both cards are from Altenew.



And this next photo of the slimline card shows off the big roll of Washi tape that these pretty designs came from. The roll was so long that I could not get it all into my photo without making the card design too small to view decently but I think you get the idea of it's length.



Well that is my cards. And, also a note to let you know the (tnics) email address is no longer in service and you have to rely only on my (gmail) one now. If you didn't change over I hope you check out the picture on my posts where it should show my email address when you get to my profile. Well, my company is holding off arriving until Sunday so I am glad for that as my arthritis is so bad I can hardly maneuver again. We have a cold and rainy day again! Oh, how I love these Golden Years. I am keeping company with Ben Gay today!

So glad you stopped by and until next time take care and God bless, Verna

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Halloween Shuffle

I finally got all my Halloween cards made and they are all the same design as I used images from Jan's Digitals Pumpkin People digi set. I thought the dancing pumpkin lady fit the theme board for the ongoing Two Old Bats Septemher Challenge. So therefore I am entering the challenge this month.



The background for the card was one I made quite some time ago and then took a photo of it. So you might say I made my own digital design. I made a big old moon for Halloween and of course my white specks were supposed to be stars. Some got a bit big though but that's the way the paint brush dripped. LOL I printed it on some cardstock that I received from my old work place at the newspaper as it was cardstock they were no longer using. It has a texture to it but I think that is okay too! In this scene the pumpkin man is playing the tune and the pumpkin lady is kicking up her heels. And, check out the cat? He is conducting them. I added a few bats and then it was ready to print out. Once it was printed I die cut it a bit smaller with a Maker's Movement stitched rectangle die. The finishing touch was to add it to an orange card base.

Well, I did a whole batch of these and in fact, made more then I needed but perhaps I can find someone who will enjoy getting a Halloween card. I hope you are ready for the big Labor Day weekend. We are getting company again...more of our kids. So this will be my last post until next week no doubt. 

Take care and until next time God bless, Verna

November Rudolph Days

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