Sunday, July 16, 2017

FS545 Floral Anniversary

Happy Sunday, friends!
I'm sharing my card for the Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper Challenge #545 (SCS FS545). Julie, our hostess this week, chose Cindy, the "Weekend Warrior". Cindy has an awesome gallery & I had a difficult time choosing just one card, but I need several anniversary cards so I chose this card to case. I used my relatively new stamp set from Simon Says Stamp from the June kit of the month. I absolutely adored these SSS kits- great stamp set, papers, & this June kit had a new oxide ink.
I chose to use retired Lovely Lilac SU paper as this card will be for my SIL whose favorite color is lavender/purple. I colored with numerous copic markers. Used my Lovely Lilac marker & spritzer tool to splash the background with a little color.

Floral Bliss (SSS); Express Yourself (SU)
Lovely Lilac (SU Retired); Watercolor paper
Paper Size
Tuxedo Black (Memento); Copic Markers
Spritzer Tool

Thanks for stopping!


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Masculine Birthday- SC652 & F4A384

Hi there! I hope my American friends enjoyed their 4th of July holiday. We celebrated with family on Saturday with BBQ- a true American 7/4 tradition. So yesterday was low key for us.

I made this card earlier today~ it took me forever! I'm not used to making original designs since the advent of Pinterest. For the past few years, I had been copying other designers because I was always in such a rush. Well, now that I've retired (woo-hoo!), I have time to make originals again and participate in the card challenges which I thoroughly enjoy.

This card is for my Brother-in-law's birthday. I used the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge (SC652) and the Free for All challenge (F4A384) to use a background stamp. I really like this retired DSP which has that wonderful retired color, River Rock. Great colors & paper for guy cards, don't you think?

My supplies are listed below:

Guy Greetings, Weathered (SU); HB sentiment: (Stamping Sensations)
Cajun Craze, River Rock (retired); DSP:Well Worn (retired)- all SU
Paper Size
Cajun Craze (SU)
Duet Banner punch (SU), chestnut mini glitter brads (Amer.Crafts)

Thanks so much for stopping!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

CTS #226- Masculine Card

Here3's my take on the Case this Sketch Challenge #226. I made this card for my FIL (father in law) who served in the Navy way back in the day as he will be 91years old in July.

All the products I used are retired from SU except the cardstock. I must say how happy I am that I have some of these classic masculine stamp sets. I really need more guy cards and my sister has "commissioned" masculine cards so I will make a few using this design with a birthday sentiment.  

As some of you know I recently retired & I am trying to get the hang of it. My routine for challenges and card making is still evolving. I have been spending most of my mornings with a new exercise routine, which I love, and so now need to figure how to add the crafty thing to my routine.

Thanks for stopping by; have a great day!

The Open Sea, All Year Cheer II (retired SU)
Real Red, Basic Gray, (SU) Nautical Expedition (retired SU), Solar White (Neenah)
Paper Size:
Basic Gray (SU)
Circle punch

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Challenge Fun- FS527

Hello Friends!
Long time no post... my friend, Denise inspired me to pull out my blog and post. So, here you have it.
I thought it would be fun to play a Splitcoast Stampers challenge too. I chose the Featured Stamper Challenge 527 (FS527) where Linda (SCS name bubblestx4) was the featured artist. I chose Linda's "Wth Wild Abandon" card seen below & the details are here.
I loved Linda's card however, I'm not crazy about my card, but it is close to what I had in mind. I purchased these inexpensive but lovely textured, pre-made cream colored cards with a silver 'Thank you' sentiment.
My idea was to "up-cycle" the cards for my daughter who is getting married in May. They will need lots of thank you cards. But I'm going to have to keep experimenting until I get it just right- maybe embossing flowers with a wash? Regardless, I sure had fun playing- it's been way too long since I created a true original, albeit using Linda's card as inspiration. Pinterest has such great ideas, I just end up copying a wonderful creation from another stamper.
 Anyway...Have a great week!