Monday, June 20, 2022

Fluttering By

 First of all I want to wish all my Canadian friends a Happy Canada Day! I hope your day is extra special.

This card I am showing uses an Altenew mini set which features a silhouette butterfly. I made three of them to flutter across my card. And I varied the colors as I thought it was more fun. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

Before adding the butterflies I creased them in the middle and then I put some thick double stick tape under each wing. I put the center creased area down on the card and then I pushed the wing’s down. Perhaps you can see better from this photo.

I hope all of you have a wonderful day. And thanks for the wonderful comments you leave me.

God bless, Verna

Friday, June 17, 2022

You Gotta Wear Shades

 Yes with the temperatures soaring into the 90’s this weekend and a few days later 100 degrees I am sure many will hit the lakes and swimming pools to try and cool off. With that thought in mind I made this card using the Altenew Spectacular Adventures layering stamp set. I hope you like my beach scene.

I stamped the design and colored it. Then I made a mask by stamping the glasses again on another sheet of paper and then cutting out the glass from that image. This made my mask which I put over the original so I could add a light brushing of gray with my blending brush. I like the way it turned out. 

I also had won some shell sequins which I thought was perfect bling for a beach scene card. I added them as well as a sentiment from that same stamp set.

I hope you who are able to visit a beach or pool remember the suntan lotions and your sunglasses. Remember you gotta wear shades. LOL

I am entering this in the Double D’s challenge.

Thanks for visiting and for your lovely comments.

God bless, Verna 

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Gina K. Designs Marker Watercolor Technique

 A few days ago Gina featured a video showing how to use watercolor markers to make a gorgeous background with them. Then these backgrounds once they were dry were die cut with leaves and foliage and then made into cards. She showed how they were so beautiful placed on black and that the colors really popped.

Well unfortunately I had no watercolor markers but instead I did the same look by using my ink pads to add a colorful design which worked for me. Here is my card I made.

I love the look even if I didn’t have the right supplies. The die set  was the Foliage Fillers Die set and the sentiment was from the Peace Love Joy mini set. I stamped the sentiment in black ink but only cut out the Love which was in the center before adding it to my card.

Here is the link to the video. 

I hope the link works. I am frustrated with not having my computer but with my iPad I try.

 Thank for visiting. God bless, Verna 

Monday, June 6, 2022

Cross and Corner Dies

 This card is made using some small dies and my Mini Blossom die cutting machine from Altenew. The yellow card stock has a shiny surface which I am hoping shows up in the photo. I think it will work for many occasions so I did not add a sentiment.

I know it is a fairly simple card but I love the dies used. The pearls I felt added a bit more elegance.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are all doing well.

God bless,Verna

Friday, June 3, 2022

Stenciled Flowers

 On Altenew they showed this beautiful two step stencil called Sweet Spring Blossoms. So I placed an order and after it was delivered I made this monochrome card with it. I also used a sentiment from the Mini Happy Sentiments  set.

Thanks for making my day with your lovely comments. 
God bless, Verna 

Monday, May 30, 2022

Celebration Card

 I sure like an easy card with lots of bright colors and this ended up being that kind of card. For the background I simply took mini ink cubes of a rainbow of colors and swiped them on white card stock. Then I stamped the sentiments in black over the background. I layered onto black card stock and then I added it to the yellow card base. I thought this card would work for many types of celebration. 

Thanks always for your sweet words of encouragement.

God bless, Verna 

Saturday, May 28, 2022

CAS Card

 Another CAS card made today. Yesterday I read a book which I finished this morning so this afternoon I got an Altenew Mini Delight: Bold Blooms stamp set out and made this card. I used my Prismacolors to add color to the design. 

I hope all of you have a great weekend. We have company and my daughter brought a few more card making supplies in. I had her bring my Altenew Blossom die cutting machine so now I can cut small dies. 

Well take care everyone. God bless, Verna 

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

CAS Winter Scene


Using some Altenew mini stamp sets I created this CAS scene inside a circle made with a round stencil. The inks were varied shades of gray from Rubbernecker.  Stamp sets used were Winter Cottage, Snowing and Pine Tree.  And of course the Misti was employed again. 

At first I wasn’t too happy with it as I thought it too plain but it has grown on me and now I like it. And I love that I can do simple cards with those mini sets. 

Thanks for the visit and God bless, Verna 

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Altenew Mini Stamp Sets


 I was so happy when I recalled I had a few tiny stamp sets from Altenew. I realized they would not take up a lot of room so now I am doing some stamping as well on my cards. I had to use my Misti too as I needed to ink up several times to get a good impression. And of course my original idea got messed up as usual but with some doodling I managed to pull the card together.

I don’t have any markers at the nursing home but I did have a black ink pen which I used for the dots and outlines on the edges.The name of the stamp set is called Mini Delight: Strength.

Thanks for all the kind words and encouragement you give me with your comments. I truly appreciate them. You are wonderful friends.

Take care and God bless, Verna 

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Bearded Iris

 For this card I used the Iris layering stamp from Altenews Build a Flower Bearded Iris stamp set. I messed up making it but with the help of some colored pencils I hope it isn’t too noticeable. This stamp set arrived shortly before I got so sick so one day I requested my daughter to bring the set to me just in case I felt strong enough to use it. I hope you like it. I also added a design using an Altenew Watercolour Stripes stencil and made it going two ways to create a plaid or gingham look. I thought that made a great background.

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs. I colored some white card stock with a lavender ink pad and used that as a backing for the sentiment. Inside I added Happy Birthday. The inks I used were from Rubbernecker.

Thanks for the visit and I am so glad for your sweet comments. Have a great week. 

God bless, Verna 

Monday, May 16, 2022

More Stenciling

 I felt up to being creative so I made another simple card using a stencil from Artplorations which is a division of Stamplorations. Right now the owner (Shari) is very ill so only the digital images can be ordered from her website. I hope she can beat this breast cancer and be able to enjoy life again. She was on my mind and in my prayers so this card is made in her honor.

I intentionally left a sentiment off and am waiting to add a sentiment when I need one for a specific occasion. It is nice to have blank places on cards that will work for this way.

Well I wish you all well. Take care and God bless, Verna 

Monday, May 9, 2022

Getting Dark Outside

 I was curious to see if I could create a cloudy night sky by using a brushed ink background and some stencils. So luckily I had a cloud stencil and some flowers on a stencil with me at the care center so I could make a simple scene.

Thanks for your positive feedback to my other attempts trying to make cards with limited supplies. I sure do miss my stash at home but will do my best trying to have fun at least.

God bless, Verna 

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

I Can’t Draw

 Greetings Everyone,

Another card done with my limited supplies. I used a Crafters Companion stencil for my background. The inks used were Color Fuse cubes from The Rubbernecker. The sentiment I took from a set from Gina Marie.

The tie I hand drew so that explains how stupid It looks. And I wish I had my Gamsol to do the Prismacolors with better blending. Also my printing of # 1 Dad is very rugged looking but I am trying to convince myself it is more masculine looking. So far I am  still not succeeding. I chose shades of orange as for this son-in-law orange is his favorite color. At least one card is finished.

Thanks for the wonderful comments on my previous card. I am happy to being creative again. It is good therapy.

Take care and God bless, Verna 

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Happy Mother’s Day

Well I will try again.

 Well I attempted making a card with limited supplies. I used an Artplorations stencil from Stamplorations, some small ink cubes from Altenew, Prismacolors pencils to add accents and a Gina Kay Designs black ink for the sentiment. I did not have a stamp set with a Happy Mother’s Day sentiment so I instead used the With Love which works too. 

Thanks for looking. God bless, Verna

Friday, April 8, 2022

Small Coloring Page

 Hi everyone,

Long time no see! I think I finally am able to sign into my blog by using Safari so hope it works. 

This isn’t a card but it is a small fine detailed coloring design. I colored it with colored pencils but my hands are still a bit shaky and then also I don’t have a good surface to do it on so it is really messy in spots but still it was a fun time for me.

Thanks  to my friend for sending the card to me. I did have lots of issues getting the photo added. I wish I could get more supplies on hand like a few stamps and stencils. But for now all I have is colored pencils.

Take care everyone!

God bless, Verna

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

New Address Update

 I have moved. My new updated address is:

St. Williams Care Center, 103 N.Viola St., Milbank, SD 57252.

Note: I only changed the S. to N.  So sorry I messed up.

 I like it here too. I am only 9 miles from our farm so that means Arlin doesn’t have to travel so far to see me. I am afraid it may be a long time before I can make cards. Not much room to bring supplies in and I may be here a long time. But I am treated well and good cooks here. I want to lose weight and hard to do with great cooks. Haha!

Thanks for the beautiful cards, prayers and well wishes. 

Hugs, Verna 

Fluttering By

 First of all I want to wish all my Canadian friends a Happy Canada Day! I hope your day is extra special. This card I am showing uses an Al...