Friday, May 16, 2014

Watercolor Cards

Good Morning Peeps!

I have some fun watercolor cards that were made without water. What??? Yep, you heard me, without water. It's a fun stamp set from Stampin Up called Happy Watercolor. Each month my SU demonstrator, Ashley McAllise has a class and these were made during class. What I love about this set is the "splotch" stamp that's in the first card looks so much like a splotch of watercolor.

Playful splashes of color from stamp and ink.

Sponge on a couple colors of ink and stamp the flowers.

Watercolor splotches again.

I love how the flower peeks out from the negative space left by using a circle punch.

This one is just so whimsical. It's rather narrow so we made our own envelopes with the Envelope Punch Board.

Well, that's about it for me today. Thank You for stopping by, hope you enjoyed your visit!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Spring Has Sprung With Tulips!

Good Morning Peeps!

There was a challenge on ScrpaZee to make a tag. I've made tulips before with the SU bird punch. On Pinterest I saw some punch art where the SU owl punch was for a vase. So I decided to combine both ideas for my tag.

The tulip uses 3 wings from the bird punch. I daubed some ink on the edges before I glued the tulips together. I had a lot of fun making this and it lifted my spirits too. It was raining and gloomy that day so it was fun making something happy and cheerful.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed your visit!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wild Wacky Weekend Cards 2014

Good Morning Peeps! Today I’m showing you some of the cards I made at the Wild Wacky Weekend. As most of you know I make cards for Operation Write Home, so  these cards will be added to my box. Cards are blank on the inside so the troops can write their own messages inside.

This design is made using Authentique double sided paper. The button design is on one side and the Country Kids are on the other side. I thought it went well with my button embossing folder. Very little designer paper is used so it’s perfect for scraps.

I really had fun with these cards. The card stock, designer paper, and stamps are all from a Monthly Card Kit by Simon Says Stamps. I fussy cut the sun, mounted it on black, and fussy cut again. I love the irregular sun rays.

I love the look of sunburst cards so I had to make some. I used odds and ends papers from various 6x6 paper pads, and inked the edges for some interest. These cards will be Any Hero cards, and since they are for the troops themselves I don’t have to worry about embellishments that are too thick.

Thank You for stopping by, hope you enjoyed your visit!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Wild Wacky Weekend 2014

Oh my goodness! Wild Wacky Weekend 2014, sponsored by Winnie Thacker, owner of The Scrapbook General Store was held this year it was held February 27th & 28th and March 1st & 2nd as usual, at Carter Caves State Park in Olive Hill, Kentucky.

The first photo is of the Easter Bunnies Wanda and Jean. I’m dedicating this post to the memory of Jean who passed away 2 weeks after this weekend. 

The second photo is the crazy talented, and fun, Winnie Thacker. I’m sad to say, as of this post, Winnie is closing her shop after 16 ½ yrs of being in business. I am so going to miss Winnie and all the gals I’ve made friends with for the last 5 years.

The next 2 photos are just general photos of gals working.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mini Spool Card w/Envelope Punch Board

Hello again. I know... I've been missing in action again since the beginning of March. That darned Vertigo struck again which is so annoying. During that time my computer work takes a back seat. I have been making cards and other projects, so now I can post them.

This is one of the cards I found on Pinterest. The 3"x3" spool shape comes from using the Envelope Punch Board. These go together lickety split and use scraps. How cool is that? I made a set of 6 in about a half an hour, except for the needle. lol! I decided the spool needed a "a little something" and commenced drawing a needle shape. Now, I don't have any art experience but the needle shape wasn't that hard. The hard part was making it a size big enough to look right. The next set I will leave a tail of twine loose to thread through the needle.

The pin on Pinterest was to papercrafter45. The pin credited Karen Titus for the idea and video. Karen's blog is Stampin on the Back Porch and the link to her card and video is Here.

Thank You so much for stopping by, hope you enjoyed your visit!