Monday, February 20, 2017

Angel Wishes

Hello, friends!  It's Monday and my turn to share a reminder for the PIP Challenge at Pammie's Inky Pinkies.  We're always Anything Goes so it's easy to participate.  This week's sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.  Jodi has the most adorable images for you to use for scrapbooking and card making.  This image is called I Believe Angels and I did a bit of digital magic.  I removed the Believe sentiment so I could stamp my own sentiment.  Digitals are so versatile for sizing and extracting portions of the image. I used Copic and Promarkers and a Sizzix die cut for the cute scalloped card base.  Please join us for our challenge!




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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday Love

Who can resist using collage stamps?  They are so versatile and all the hard work is already done!  These images from Just for Fun Stamps are sure to become instant favorites.  Here's my card using a JFF card kit from a make-and-take.  Oh my, I had intended to revise the layout when I returned home but used too much adhesive.   So, to make it mine, I  added a die cut and some sequins for bling.  I know the friend who received it, really loved it.  Thanks for a fun experience, JFF Stamps.


I will share my finished project at the JFF Stamps Monthly Challenge and Word Art Wednesday.


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Sweet Things

Hello, Friends.  I am sharing a card I made for a friend.  She is spending long days with her husband in rehab and misses her cat or "Sweet Thing" as she calls it fondly.  She misses the purrs, rubbing against her leg, and being able to get that comfort she enjoys with her pet all hours of her day.     So instead of reaching for hearts and flowers for my friend's card, this image from Just for Fun Rubber stamps was the perfect fit for this thinking-of-you card.  Each minute my friend spends with her husband at the rehab center is an act of love.  I hope she will gain solace from her Sweet Thing each evening when she returns home and from this card when she goes to her mailbox.


Supplies:  JFF Stamps, Distress Inks, embossing folder
I will share this project in the monthly challenge at JFF Stamps.

Flowers and Watercolors

Hello, Friends!  It's Kren here again and I am using watercolors on a card.  This is the challenge set by my Friends of Flourishes design team colleague Gloria.  I never realized how many art supplies I own that are water-based and can be used to watercolor an image.  There are little pots of watercolors, crystals, crayons, markers, and pencils.  As I put them all out on my work table, I had a difficult time deciding! In fact, you may see more of each one as time permits.   I finally chose my Twinkling H2O's because I love the shimmery color created with these water-based little pots.  What better image to use than flower images because they are appropriate for every occasion.  I absolutely love all the Year of Flowers images.  And why not create a 4x4" card for a change of pace!  Here it is!
Flourishes supplies:  Year of Flowers 3 Aster, Color Made Easy New Violet Collection
Other supplies:  embossing folder, stitched dies, Twinkling H20"s,
Versamark, SnS embossing powder, wide ribbon.



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Friday, February 17, 2017

Make a Wish

Hello, Friends!  It's Kren here with another "direct to paper technique" card.  When you feel like having some fun with color, get out those art supplies.  Layer on color onto tissue paper and save that metallic paint for last.  Then die cut a sentiment and an accent piece and there it is!  A birthday card that will bring something special to someone's day.  Thanks for stopping by today!