Saturday, July 29, 2023

Happy Wishes

Hello Crafty Friends, happy weekend to you! We have been hot, our heat index has reached 104 the past few days. Now I know that isn't as hot as some of you all, but it is plenty hot for me. LOL So I've been enjoying the pool. Had bad storms roll through yesterday, so today was spent cleaning up from that. 

My card for today is of course another birthday card. No surprise there, right?!  Just a little simple one, but I do love the way it came out. I stamped my "watercolor" background, then popped up my black eyed Susan's along with my die cut panel. Added my little lady bug and sentiment and it was done. All my coloring was done with alcohol markers. 

Thanks for stopping by to see what I've been up too in my neck of the woods. I should have been by to see you too, if I haven't been, I will be soon. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

My Creative Time - Hey There Little Lady & Build a Scripty & Watercolor Background

CTMH - Sending Smiles

We Are Memory Keepers - Circle Dies

Ohuhu Alcohol Markers

Foam Tape

Versafine Onyx Black

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Ink Swiping

Hello crafty friends, I hope your week is going well. All is week in my neck of the country.

I know you are probably tired of seeing birthday cards, but they fly out of this house faster than I can make them. So it's more birthday cards today. Lou Collins has videos of "5 Minute Makes" and I've watched a few of them. This is the one where this card idea came from. It is swiping ink across the paper using mini ink cubes. So I had a few Distress Inks ink cubes and used a few of them for my three cards today. I really like how they came out. Once again, still using up things out of my "leftover box", the flowers are the only thing I die cut for the cards. Once again, I used those gifted pre-made sentiments. The ink swipes on the first card were my best. But I couldn't waste the other ones, even though I didn't care for those swipes as much. And no,  your eyes aren't crooked, my swipes are crooked because I can't do anything straight anymore to save my life! LOL All in all though, I love the way these came out-simple little cards but fun and cheerful I think.   

Thanks for popping over to see what I've been up too. If I haven't been by to see what you have been up to, I will be shortly. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Crafty Hugs,

Card Recipe:

Distress Ink Cubes

SU - Forever Fern

My Creative Time - Flower Petal Dies

SSS - pre-printed sentiments

Enamel dots from my stash 

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Sending Love

Hello Crafty Friends, I hope this Sunday finds you all well and staying cool. 

I have a card that never got posted. Not sure why I never posted it. Forgot about it I guess. It is a quite simple card cut on the Cricut and then dressed up with a stamp and sentiment dies. It goes all the way back to Valentine's Day. Yep, you heard that right! That's worse than the late Mother's Day card I posted. LOL Anyway, not much to this one at all. The pattern paper is by Cricut and is adhesive which I stuck to a pink card base. I was trying to mimic the flowers in the paper, didn't do such a great job of that, but I still like the flowers I used. Kept the coloring the same as the paper or tried too anyway. Added my sentiment and called it done. I actually cut this panel on my Cricut from the adhesive paper years ago and just never made it into a card. I guess I finally decided to get it out the leftover or unused box (whichever one wants to call it as it is both) and used it. It's a different card that is for sure, but I think I like it. For something different that is. 

Thank you for stopping by and seeing what I've been up too. It's always a pleasure reading your comments and of course I will be by to see what you've been up to as well. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Cricut/Cricut Design Space

Cricut Adhesive Paper - it came with my Cricut Joy years ago

Penny Black - Blooming Garden stamp set

Spellbinders - S5-443 Cursive Sentiments

Ohuhu Alcohol Markers

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Another Birthday Card

Hello crafty friends, I hope your weekend has gone better than mine. Bret brought the pups over on Wednesday evening because he was going away for the weekend. He also installed a new smart door lock to my  back door. My old fashion lock broke and I couldn't lock up the house when I left. Anyway, he also brought the flu and gave it to me, which in turn has flared up my Lupus and Fibro. Talk about miserable and hurting all over! It's been rough going since Friday evening and I've got 3 dogs not happy with me because we aren't going out to play ball in the early morning before the heat gets to bad. Or in the evening. They will be going home on Monday evening and for the first time, I am ready for them to go because I feel so bad. 

I have a another birthday card today. Still simple but not as CAS as the previous ones. Again, using stuff from the "left over" box. Actually everything but the card base is from the "left over" box. I used alcohol markers to color the flower and leaves, the other leaves are die cut from vellum, a die cut stitched square from the "left over" box and that is it. 

Well that is it. I'm soon off to take my meds and head to bed for the evening. I'd like to just stay there! As soon as it is daylight, Maverick is waking me up wanting to get up. Savannah doesn't move a muscle until I put my glasses on, then she knows I'm getting up. Not Maverick! I will be getting around to visit during my "feel decent" part of the days. Not many of them, but hopefully soon I will be back to normal. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Stamping Up - Forever Fern, Bloom with Hope

SSS - Leaves stamp set (has flowers too, but I didn't use them) and the pre-printed sentiment

Ohuhu Alcohol Markers - I have the pastel set

Cricut Joy card base

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Birthday Wishes and Butterfly Kisses

Hello Crafty Friends, welcome back. Are you ready for the weekend? Unless one goes to work each weekday, I guess everyday is a weekend. But for some reason, we look forward to the weekend. I do anyway. LOL 

I'm back with another CAS card, using up some of those smooshed backgrounds and left over bits and bobs from my "leftover's" box. I love the colors in this one, as well as the card before this one. I embossed my smooshed background with a mini embossing butterfly folder. Framed it, popped it up and added my images and a pre-made sentiment. 

Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I am up to in my neck of the country/world. I will most definitely be by to visit you too!  I am dog sitting all the dogs as Bret is away. Fun times, a little bit of crazy times and to hot to let the dogs go out and play ball. And even though it is hot here (95 today with feels like temps close to 100, good pool weather)  I know there are some of y'all that are even hotter. Like AZ, I think they are predicting 118 for Phoenix, now that is hot!!! TX is in the 100's. So stay cool!

Crafty hugs, 

Card Recipe:

My Creative Time - Stitched Squares Inside and Out, butterfly 

Crafter's Companion - Butterfly mini embossing folder

SU - Forever Fern

Distress Oxides

SSS - pre-printed sentiments

Sunday, July 9, 2023

Birthday Hugs

Hello crafty friends, hope everyone's Sunday is going well. 

Another birthday card for today, Sweet and simple. A DO smooshed background, a frame using stitched square dies, a SSS preprinted sentiments (a gift) and a leaf image that was in my leftover's box. Again, not much to this one, but pleased with it. As you can see by the shadow, the whole lot is popped up on the card base. And that it is, told you not much to this one.

Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I've been up too. It's always a pleasure to read your comments. I will be by to see what you have been up to as well soon. Enjoy summer, it is marching on way to fast for my liking! 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

My Creative Time -  Stitched Squares Inside & Out

SU - Forever Fern

SSS - Preprinted Sentiments

Distress Oxides

Foam Tape

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Sweet Wishes Just for You!

Hello my crafty friends, I hope you had a safe and enjoyable 4th of July. 

I have a winner for the stamp set. Now, I put in you ladies that are in other countries because I knew going into this that those who comment are far away. So I already took that expense into account, so no worries there. So I wrote each name down in the order the comments came in and numbered them accordingly. Then used a number generator to pick a random number.  And the winner is:  Lynn!!! I have your address Lynn, so I will get this set out to you soon!

My card for today is a simple one, You will be seeing a lot of them coming up because I am trying to use the images up that I colored quite a while ago. This is the first one.  My image was colored with alcohol markers and then with colored pencils. I love these arch dies, but wish they were just a bit wider and shorter. The Distress Oxide inky background was done by smooshing inks and then I splattered. I also used embossing gel through a stencil and then dusted with mica powder before it dried. Added my sentiment, popped my panel up on foam  and was done. 

I have some commenting that needs to be done, I got behind a little as I was helping Bret paint a little and other things. But I should be by soon. Summer finally got here and the pool water has finally made it out of the 60's and 70's, so I will be taking advantage of that since I haven't yet been in it! So I will be by sometime soon. Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I've been up too, it's always a pleasure when you stop by!!

Crafty hugs, 

Card Recipe:

Heffy Doodle - Sweet Stuff for the macarons

My Creative Time - sentiment

Spellbinders - Essential Arch's

Embossing Gel

Arteza Mica Power - Rose Gold

Prisma Colored Pencils

Ohuhu Alcohol Markers

Distress Oxides

Foam Tape

Watercolor Paper

Versafine Black Onyx