Saturday, January 20, 2018

Birthday Cards for Church Family

This stamp set is called Cuddlebug Kitty by artist Tierra Jackson. Next to Phyllis Harris, she is becoming my next favorite artist.

I was very pleased with this card. I made this for a young woman who is now attending college away from home. I have watched her grow up! I used Eve Girl part of the "AngieGirl" Collection created by Angie Blom

Happy Snail Mail {May 2017 Sentiment Kit}
I love this set! I have already used this multiple times.

I love how this one turned out. I have several Tim Holtz's stamps that were in a binder I had kind of forgotten about. I looked through it and found this gem! The barb-wire is a stamp from a different company.

I finally went ahead and bought the boy stamp set. I found I was using this image to make cards for men more than women. This is called Strong & Courageous by Phyllis Harris

Another AngieGirl called Joy Girl. This stamp can be sued for Christmas, winter or birthday which is what I did here. The ornament has the word "joy" on it but I stamped the image again, cut it out and covered the ornament. I then stamped the words "for you". I think this sentiment is from a Stampin Up set but I'm not sure.

This card was for a little girl who is a year younger than Kennedy.

This is a Phyllis Harris design. The stamp set is called Simple Places.

Now this is interesting. The card above and this card were made for sister and brother. There is 3 years difference in their ages. The brother was born first on November 28 and his sister on November 29th.

This is another Tierra Jackson design called Cuddlebug Fox. The Cuddlebug Collection have a bunny, unicorn, cat, skunk, elephant, pig, porcupine, puppy and the fox. They are all adorable 😊

This stamp and sentiment came out of August  2017 Kit of the Month {Never Be Afraid}.

This is a Tierra Jackson design called "No One Sweeter". I couldn't find the link for this one 😒

This is a 5x7 card Doyle asked me to make to give to the retiring City Secretary. She is an avid animal lover. There were going to be several people sign it so it needed to be larger than the standard A2 size.

This stamp set is called Brandy & Emma: Friends Forever. It is by Phyllis Harris.

As you can see, I've been pretty busy! And this was in the midst of making Christmas cards too! Not sure how I did that!

Have a good one!

Friday, January 19, 2018

A Little Cold

It is winter time in Texas. At least the months on the calendar would say so. We have had some pretty mild weather then we were reminded it was indeed winter.

We had a cold snap (because it only lasted a few days). I took this picture January 3rd of ice on Fancy's whiskers.

She is so funny!

After I got to work. the business across the parking lot didn't turn off their sprinkler system and it was a pretty covering of ice on all their plants and half of their parking lot!

It definitely looked like a winter wonderland!

Kennedy came over on January 11th and we made cookies. I received a bag of Hershey Kisses from the place I buy office supplies for the church. It was there way of saying "thank you" for doing business with them. Kennedy saw the bag and noticed on the back there was a recipe for cookies using the kisses. She wanted to make them. Well okay! We will and we did! Don't they look yummy!

Have a good one!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

County Fair 2018

The County Fair was last weekend. I entered cards and photos again this year. I entered 23 photos and 2 cards. 19 of my photos placed.

You have seen these cards before as I have shared them on a previous post.

Click here to see the cowgirl
Click here to see the girl and boy.

Photos that received 1st place.

Click here to see the hawk.
Click here to see foggy morning.

Photos that received 2nd place.

Click here to see the cross.

Photos that received 3rd place.

Click here to see the water droplets.

Photos that received 4th place.

Click here to see the white flower
Click here to see the birds.
Click here to see the foam on the plant.
Click here to see Kennedy
Click here to see the moth.

Photos that received 5th place. Sorry about the glare on these pictures. I didn't notice it when I took the picture.

Click here to see the Sunset with windmill.
Click here to see the bugs on the milkweed pod.
Click here to see the purple bloom.
Click here to see the photo with the glare.
Click here to see the photo of the girls.

Still no Grand Champion or Reserve Champion but I'm pretty happy to just place 😉

Have a good one!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

2nd Entry for Winter Chills Card Challenge

I had recently made a New Year's card using a "winter" stamp so I thought I would put it in Cards in Envy Winter Chills Card challenge too. You are allowed to enter more than one but not more than three cards in a challenge.

I don't typically send New Year's cards but there was someone I wanted to send a Christmas card to and I realized I didn't have their address. They sent me a Christmas card but it arrived after Christmas. The sentiment and girl are from Unity's January 2017 KOTM.

The light blue is some scrap of older Little Yellow Bicycle 6x6 paper pad called "Winterings" I colored the girl with Copic Markers. I used a red pearl pen for the hearts and crystal Stickles for the snowflakes.

Thanks for taking a look!

Have a good one!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

He's a Wordy Buck

I hadn't seen this stamp set before. It's called "He's a Wordy Buck" from Unity Stamp Co.

I am always looking for ways to make masculine cards. I thought this stamp set was a good one to add to my inventory. I love all the sentiments that come in this set making it very versatile!

Here are a few cards I made with this set.

This first one I used ivory or cream paper and used gold embossing powder to heat emboss the image and sentiment and used gold paper to frame both.

(Do you notice the "spike" the card is displayed on? That is called a floral frog. I noticed that many card makers use them. I asked for one for Christmas and got it 😊 )

I liked the first card I made okay but wanted to see what it looked like on Kraft paper. I decided to try white embossing powder. I cut out the buck and used foam tape to give him dimension. I heat embossed the sentiment directly on the card. It looked blah to me so I remembered I had some pine trees I made using a Tim Holtz embossing folder. I had colored them with distress inks and cut them out to use on something but never did. I added them to the card. It's okay but this card just doesn't wow me.

I like the idea of using Kraft paper and thought I would try this one more time using copper embossing powder and paper. I like this card much better. You may feel differently and that's okay 😉! I still have the other two and will probably use them when I need a card but my first choice in this instance was this last one.

Thanks for looking!

Have a good one!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Christmas Cards

I did not start making Christmas cards early enough. It was a good thing I didn't sell a lot of cards at the craft show as I used all the cards I had made and had to make more to get them all sent! I'm sure some of you reading this got your card after Christmas but hey, at least you got one 😊!

I had thought I had posted more of the cards I had made but it appears after looking that the last I posted about any Christmas cards was in mid November!

I really enjoyed using this image for a Christmas card. In fact, I made several. This image is from Unity Stamp Company out of their October 2017 kit of the month. I colored with Copic Markers. The stars I used silver stickles (glitter glue).  For the snow I used Flower Soft Polar White adhering with glossy accents. I heated embossed the sentiment onto vellum then turned under the edges before attaching to the card base. I loved it!

This one I made multiples of as well. It was one of these cards I sold at the craft fair I went to.

This is a Phyllis Harris Design called "Christmas Surprise". I colored with Copic Markers and cut out the image using foam tape to give some dimension. I used silver stickles on the bow and ribbon.

All I did was change the background paper but it does look different.

I absolutely love this card. I actually made it last year at the end of the Christmas holidays. I usually take pictures of all my cards but somehow this one got past me. I asked my friend if she would take a picture and send it to me. I like having pictures in case I want to recreate it again.

The angel is "Arianna Girl" by Angie Blom. I love this stamp! I am sorry that I do not know what stamp the sentiment is. I heat embossed both the image and sentiment with gold powder. The sentiment is on Vellum. The background is made using an embossing folder from Stampin Up.

Here is another card using a similar technique. This image is called "Believe in Angels" designed by Lisa Aranna and Angie Blom.

Have a good one!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Christmas Day 2017

This year we got Remi before Christmas so we were able to celebrate on Christmas Day. This was Keannon and Vanessa's first Christmas in their new house.

They got a real tree and it's a big one! I just love this picture. Vanessa took it on Christmas Eve and posted on Facebook. Here is her caption:
 I’m already sad it’s all over after tomorrow.....But still lots of fun to be had in the morning! 

Christmas morning wearing the jammies Doyle and I got them.

Then the mayhem began! Starting with stockings.

Vanessa was pretty smart. She picked a wrapping paper for each child. She put a piece of that paper in their stocking and that's how they identified what gifts were theirs.

Korin got some new books and of course Granddad had to read them to her right then 😉

Vanessa enjoying the kids opening their presents.

Love the fire place. It was helpful on this chilly morning.

Kennedy was happy to get some stuff to put in the bathtub.

Kaptain (spelled with a "K" in keeping with the family tradition) right in the middle of everything!

Dapper (already had his name so it wasn't changed) wanted some attention too!

Kashton got a lot of hot wheels.

And a case to carry them in.

Keannon gets a new office chair.

Grammer got a little something too 😉

A gift card to one of her favorite eateries.

I'm sure you were wondering what the table leg was sticking up in previous pictures. Granddad made a lego table for the kids. Pretty cool huh?!

Doyle proud of his new sports coat the kids got him.

A shirt I couldn't resist buying for me right before Christmas!
We had a great Christmas....just too short or at least it seemed that way to me. Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

Have a good one!