Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Addicted to Stamps and More #243

It's time for another holiday card at Addicted to Stamps and More.  Most of us choose Christmas for our holiday so we have plenty of cards to mail when the season comes.  Here's mine.
The PB stamp was colored with markers, spritzed with water and stamped on watercolor paper so I could move the color around and restamp for more color if needed.  The sentiment is also from PB.

Will you choose Christmas for your holiday card?  No matter what holiday you choose we can't wait to see your card in the gallery.  Be sure to check out what the Design Team has done if you need inspiration.


Curtain Call - Frosting

The photo title says 'frosting' but I saw flowers and that is what I did for the challenge at Curtain Call.
I love the peachy colored cupcake on the right in the photo below.  Mine turned out a little darker but Distress Tea Dye was as close as I had to color this PB flower.  The wood panel is from Altenew stamped with Hickory Smoke DI with a water wash over it.  The sentiment is from E by E.

So glad you dropped by.  Have a wonderful day.

Monday, May 22, 2017

CASology #249

Is it warm enough for you?  Not for me.  We went to the lake Saturday to rake leaves and put in the dock (it's a community effort) and there were white caps on the lake.  I'm glad I didn't have to go into the water but the guys who did all had waders on.

Why am I telling you this?  Because the cue word at CASology this week is "Warm".   I thought of doing mittens and a scarf because that's how I was feeling but totally went a different way once I saw the sentiment on the Altenew Vintage Cups set.

The cup, flowers and sentiment are all heat embossed in gold on Bristol.  A little Zig action colored in where it was needed and I have another prayer card for a dear friend's sister who is going through aggressive chemo.

I'm also sending my card to AAA Cards.  They are asking for embossing on your card.

Thanks for dropping by.  I hope your week is off to a good start.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Card Concept #73

I almost didn't post this card.  I made it last minute for The Card Concept and am not very happy with it.
This looks a lot better in real life.  I had a difficult time editing it.  I used some old, old  DSP, over stamping the top panel with a script from PB, butterflies from HLS and CP and a sentiment from HA..  Here's the inspiration photo.

Thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Merry Monday #248 and Muse: Christmas Visions #80

I'm trying to keep up with Merry Monday and I think I've made a card almost every week.  This week they have a color challenge -  turquoise, purple and green.
I thought those colors called for a rather funky tree so I used this one from N&T, stamping it with Altenew inks.  I just had to use the sentiment that came with the set.

My next card is for Muse:Christmas Visions.  The muse is Kimberly Weiner and more than being inspired I actually CASEd her card.  Here's Kimberly's:
And mine:
I switched out kraft for her blue and pine cones for her birds, adding a glitter word die from TH. If I keep this up I should have enough cards to mail by Christmas.

I'm so excited.  Our former bell choir director is in town and we got the gang together to play tomorrow (Sunday).  I just got back from rehearsal and I didn't realize how much I missed it.

Thanks for dropping by.  I hope your weekend is going well.

Just Us Girls #394

Color challenges can sometimes be. . .well. . . a challenge for me.  This time I had an idea immediately when I saw Judy's choice for Color Week at Just Us Girls.
I pulled out my Geo Builders from Catherine Pooler and made this using Altenew inks.
I won't tell you how many ended up in the recycle bin before I could get everything lined up right.  The sentiment from HA looks like a different color but that's only because I sparkle embossed it.  I mean I had to have some dazzle didn't I? ;)

Now it's our turn to see what you do with lime, turquoise and navy.  Need some inspiration?  My teammates and guest designer Kathie Durgan have cards waiting for you over on the blog.  You may be chosen Chic of the Week and have a chance to be a guest designer.