Good Evening! I know that it has been awhile since you heard from us! We ran into the great pestilence called Covid. WE are on the mend and doing well. I do love Birthday cards that are simple. As you know, I do things in bunches. I stamped 10-15 floral bouquets and then spent an afternoon coloring them. Such fun! Now they are finding their way into cards. Pictures do not truly show how lovely this card is. I hope you are all well and having fun Stamping.
So yes…my cards are usually late…I’m a bee-lated kind of girl but at least I finally get there. I needed a birthday card for a friend. I had several of these bouquets already colored and just needed to be put together. The mosquitoes have been so bad outside that even though it has been sunny outside I’ve been chased inside! I don’t complain too much – love to stamp even after all these years.
September is here! Amazing. The months and years seem to fly by. September brings knee replacement surgery to me. Little nervous but my knees were what took us off the road but of course then along came covid and changed everybody’s world.
Today’s card was made for a young friend who is moving to Michigan that I am going to miss! You might notice that I cut the flower out several times and stacked them instead of using 3-D-Dots. Love that trick.
Enjoy your first day of September! Fall is coming.
Happy Friday! My apologies to those who couldn’t see the photo yesterday! I’m not sure what happened. Technical glitch or something. Hopefully it is fixed on the website now and I’ve included it in this post again so you can see in the email.
For this card, same scalloped circle paper as yesterday and I colored the aloe with alcohol ink markers. The lines were created with a marker too but could easily be created with the HH10 Skinny Geometric stamp. Just couldn’t find it when making this card. Working on organization! To create the dots – used a Ranger Glitz Stickle. I might need to add a ribbon yet, like the coffee card.
Good morning! Here is a coffee card on a scallop circle card stock. This one is fairly quick, the only part that takes a little more time is cutting out the coffee cup sleeves. But even that doesn’t take much time as the edges are not complicated! Links to stamps are below!
Keeping it simple with this card. First, cut out three scalloped ovals of white dull gloss paper and stamp the flowers. Very important to set the ovals aside to dry before coloring. Then stamp the words on the lower portion of a 4×5.25” piece of white dull gloss. Again, important to let ink dry before coloring and assembling! The middle scallop oval is popped up with a 3D dot. Links are below!
Good morning and happy Monday! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.
On this card the white paper is dull gloss (link below) and the key to using it is making sure the ink dries before coloring! It’s so disappointing when it gets smudged. Alcohol ink markers were used to color the images. Loving these cheerful sunflowers right now!
Hello! We’ve been a bit busy around here! I had a birthday party to go to so I grabbed a card kit and put it together. Thought I might as well blog it since I have a little time. The card is pretty bright but I love it.
Good Morning! The days just seem to move along quickly. I finished work a little early yesterday and was going to get busy with invoicing and sending orders out only to lose the internet! It’s hard to believe how dependent we are on the internet. One thing we can do – is stamp even when the internet is down!
I needed a card to send to a friend in the hospital so I went digging in my stash and was happy to find this card. The pictures just don’t do it justice! The colors are so pretty- orange and yellow.
Good morning and happy Tuesday! This card combines an old stamp with the new stamps. For the honeycomb, just dabbed all across stamp with a small yellow ink pad and then a more golden/orange ink pad for variation. The paper that is stamped on is dull gloss and the bees are colored with alcohol-ink markers.
How is it that it is July??! Half of 2021 gone. We have been busy with orders and work. I have a couple days off of work so hoping to get some things caught up. Kids coming tonight! So Excited! Have a save 4th of July!
I’ve been using a polka dot stencil that you see showing up on some of my cards. Any one who knows me know that I like polka dots! I stole this card layout from one of a Karissa’s card. I like the simplicity of it. Enjoy your day!
So last week I showed you one of my card kits. And so today’s card shows how I put them together.., there are four outside sayings along with a inside saying. So when I need a card I have one with the exact saying that I want.
I love doing cards like this so I have options! I feel like these pictures don’t do the card justice. It is so much better in real life.
Good Afternoon! We have had rain for a few days now. We have really needed it but now it can go away although it does make for a good Stamping day! We are off to a graduation party this afternoon and of course my card wasn’t done so quickly had to put one together. You would think I would have a pile of them ready to go. I do have a stash of Birthday and Sympathy. I guess I should just keep working on graduation cards as long as I have all the stamps out!
A sympathy card today. I love these flowers and bees! Can you tell? This is a good card for mailing because it is flat and will fit into a regular envelope nicely. The words can easily be changed to fit other occasions too. Links are below!
So this is how my cards start off generally. I will make lots of flowers and color and cut them out. I will stamp and punch out words. Then I’ll build kits of cards. Then when I need a card – I grab a kit and put it together with the words that I want! Then the rest gets put back into the kit pile.
I did add a little bee at the last minute. I needed a thank you card so I looked at my kits and came up with this card.
Happy Friday! On this card, the background is created with a solid block and to create the gradient, it is stamped three times before re-inking. The cupcake is colored with alcohol ink markers. Background white piece is dull gloss and oval cut out is regular white cardstock. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Links are below! Click on the stamp number to see on the website.
Good Afternoon! We have been enjoying the birds around our house these days. Since we have not been traveling – we have been able to more consistently fill the bird feeders and the birds have been fun to watch and see how they are nesting. The deer love the feeders too! 😆
Good Morning! We are living with some pretty hot weather these days. Hope you all are staying cool. It seems like lots of people are making life changing decisions these days and this is s great card to send to them. I love the map pattern paper.
Happy Friday! Here is a very simple sympathy card that only takes a few minutes to put together. To stamp the sympathy phrase, I placed the white piece of paper with the oval cutout on the card and marked lightly with a pencil where the edges were before taking away the white piece and stamping the words. Then stamped the flower and bee on the white piece, colored the images and assembled.
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend and links are below.
Good Evening! Wisconsin hit almost 80 degrees today! Somewhere in the high 70’s. You may wonder why I am posting a Christmas card… I don’t know how many of you know but I went back to work as a Certified Ophthalmic Technician which is what I did prior to Stamping. It has been very rewarding back in the eye business. I needed some Christmas cards for one of the doctors and came up with this simple idea.
The background is printed paper for ease and quick ability to make lots of cards. You could use a background stamp, emboss, or whatever you want. Enjoy!
Good Evening. I have a little time so I thought I would share a card. This bouquet is one of my favorites of the new stamps. Hope your weekend was good – ours was filled with family and friends! The best kind of weekend.
Good Morning. The weather is warming up here in Wisconsin. Yesterday’s weather was a perfect 68 degrees with the sun shining. Loving it!
A simple card this morning. This is a great sketch to use when you are in a hurry. This card is super easy to just change words and make this card Birthday, Thinking of You, or just about anything! The Aleo Vera Cutting Die is back in stock for any who have been waiting for it.
Happy Monday! On this card the happy birthday is stamped on regular card stock and the aloe plants on dull gloss paper. This card layout is a great way to use up my small white scraps as you only need a piece that is 0.75″W x 3.25″L.