Jan. 31, 2022 – Happy camper

Camping, Dull Glossy Paper

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! It is not currently camping weather here in WI but we are looking forward to going this summer. Hopefully, we’ll have some good weather. The background on this card is actually a wood texture and came in a 12×12 packet. Can’t remember which though. Possibly bought it at Joann’s. The camper was colored with alcohol ink markers. White paper is dull gloss and link is here: https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/dull-glossy-paper

Stamp links > C301 Happy Camper, EE67 Camper Med, C320 Handmade Card

January 28, 2022 – Owl Valentine

Dull Glossy Paper, Valentine's Day

Back with Valentine’s! On this card, the heart border on the left was created with A190 Tiny Heart stamp. The owl was colored with alcohol ink markers. Don’t look too close to the words! I was using dull gloss paper and my hands had some lotion so I smudged it a bit when I was glueing the pieces together. 🤦🏻‍♀️

Stamps: E256 KB’s Bookish Owl, C226 Hoo will be my Valentine?, C320 Handmade Card, A190 Tiny Heart

Copic Markers: E37 Sepia, E55 Light Camel, R32 Peach, E93 Tea Rose, Y17 Golden Yellow

Artist’s Loft Markers: E10 Mocha, B2 Ice Blue

The ribbon holes were created with EK Success Vertical Slot punch.

Have a great weekend!

January 27, 2022 – Wish big!

Birthday, Dull Glossy Paper

A little break from valentines with yesterday’s sympathy and today’s birthday card. I love these skinny candles and love blending the alcohol ink markers. I had one little issue with the dark blue that it just wasn’t blending well. I tried putting it on first and then the lighter color and then tried reverse. Not sure why it dried so fast but oh well! That sometimes happens. Things don’t always go as planned. Still love how these look though!

Stamps: B302 Wish Big, EE53 Skinny Candles, C302 Blow Out the Candles

The candles come in a set of reverse images so when stamped together, there is more variation. There is also a cutting die for them if we needed one to pop up. Link is here > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/cdee53-skinny-candles-cutting-die-cd5-skn-cnd-ctt

For the inside:

G350 > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/g350-bday-brilliantly-fantastic-g35-bdy-brl-fnt

Or

G352 > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/g352-celebrate-bday-special-g35-clb-bdy-

I haven’t decided which one to use yet but am leaning more towards G350.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday!

January 26, 2022 – Beautiful memories

Dull Glossy Paper, With Sympathy

A quick sympathy card today. This is a clean layout with just one layering swatch and two stamps. The flower is EE65 and was colored with alcohol ink markers. The ribbon hole was created with EK Success Vertical Slot punch.

Stamps: G374 Loved One Special , EE65 Pansy Med

Envelope stamp link: C320 Handmade Card > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/c320-handmade-card-inside

Happy Wednesday!

January 25, 2022 – Another owl!

Dull Glossy Paper, Owls, Valentine's Day

Good morning, happy Tuesday and thank you for all the messages and well wishes!

We have another Valentine owl card because it is just so much fun to color. And the books can be colored to match whatever card stock paper is used. Anyone else really into Valentines this year? Mostly it passes without much notice but this year, all things pink and red!

Stamps: E256 KB’s Bookish Owl, C226 Hoo will be my Valentine?, C320 Handmade Card, A190 Tiny Heart

White paper is dull gloss – link here > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/dull-glossy-paper

This paper has a high risk of smudging! Use a waterproof ink pad and be sure if you touch the paper that your hands are clean and dry! I love the look of it but really need to be careful when handling because it does take a long time to dry. I’ll even leave my images to dry overnight before returning to color with the alcohol ink markers.

Brown owl sitting on stack of two pink books. Background paper is pink with white polka dots. White ribbon is on left of card and tied in a knot.
Two Valentine cards with owls, hearts, and asking “Hoo will be my Valentine?”

Links to additional stamps used on cards below: A186 Solid Heart, HH21 Scallop Border, DD66 Valentine Fun Cube

Three Valentine cards with owls, hearts, and asking “Hoo will be my Valentine?”. One card is on red card stock and two are on pink card stock.

January 24, 2022 -Hoo will Be?

Dull Glossy Paper, Owls, Valentine's Day

Good Evening! Here is another Valentine card. I got a good report from my surgeon today which was reassuring because one knee is further behind than the other and I was worried. So all is well!

Stamps: E256 KB’s Bookish Owl, C226 Hoo will be my Valentine?, C320 Handmade Card A186 Solid Heart

Friday, January 21, 2022 – Hoo will Be?

Dull Glossy Paper, Owls, Valentine's Day

Good Morning! Valentines Day is coming up soon so we thought to do a Valentines card. Someone asked a bit ago if we had any projects going. And we always do! The day after my surgery we had our counters in the kitchen replaced and then a new back splash. I planned it good. I didn’t do any work- the kids and Kevin did it all.

Old counters and backsplash
The kids tiling!
Finished!

Stamp Links:

C226 Hoo will Be?

E256 Bookish Owl

Thursday Jan 20, 2022- You’re the Best

Cutting Dies w/ matching stamp, Dull Glossy Paper, flowers, Friendship, Just a Note

Good Morning! We have a very cold morning here in Wisconsin. Many of you may know that we left the road, not because of Covid, but because my knees where bad. So on Dec 14, 2021 I had bilateral knee replacement! Yep I did both at the same time. It’s been a long recovery road but I’m getting there. That is one tough surgery! I had a friend who helped me a bit because I was having trouble sleeping and so I needed a card for her. Today’s card is a couple variations that I came up with.

It’s really takes a huge group of people to get someone through knee surgery. My kids were here for days helping us. We could not have done it without them. In the middle of recovery Kevin got Covid so that added a bit of a challenge. So glad those days are behind us and now just lots of physical therapy and hopefully some stamping!

Stamp Links:

CMO104 Trio Aloe Vera

CDCMO104 Aloe Vera Cutting Die

DD56 Dad Fun Cube

D320 Just for You

EE63 Squares & Dots

Celebrating you – Jan. 19, 2022

Birthday, Dull Glossy Paper

Hello! Here is a fun birthday card. The cake was colored with alcohol inks and the background was created with an ink pad rubbed on dull gloss paper. Links to paper and stamps are below!

Dull Gloss Paper Link > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/dull-glossy-paper

Stamp links > DD95 Fondue Cake, C320 Handmade Card Inside, F253 Celebrating you

Thinking of you – Jan. 18, 2022

Dull Glossy Paper, Thinking of You

Good Afternoon! On this card, the background is a pattern paper from a pack I bought a long time ago and don’t remember where it came from. Anyone else have stacks on stacks of paper they have collected over the years? Love digging through them and finding beautiful papers but it also means, I might not be able to get more! The fancy rectangle is stamped on dull gloss and cut out with scissors. Links to stamps are below!

B127 Thinking of You > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/f210-fancy-rectangle

F210 Fancy Rectangle > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/f210-fancy-rectangle

C320 Handmade Card Inside > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/c320-handmade-card-inside

Beeing you! – Jan. 17, 2022

Dull Glossy Paper, Frogs & Bugs, Thank You Cards

Happy Monday and I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! These two bee cards were so fun to make. I dabbed the honeycomb stamp with a golden ink pad and a yellow ink pad to get the variation. Then I stamped it two more times without re-inking. On the oval, I rubbed the edge of the paper along the ink pad to add color. The bees are colored with a marker.

Stamp links > J16 Honeycomb Large, CM0123 Thank you set, CC97 April’s Bees Med., BB68 April’s Bees Small, EE25 Dots and Circle, C320 Handmade Card Inside

Congrats

Baby Cards, Dull Glossy Paper

Good Afternoon! I’ve been working on the website today and thought I would add a blog post since I was working. The website is an endless job. Never done, always needs something done to it! I also have a brand new great nephew – Henry. The cutest thing you ever did see so we’ve been busy with baby cards. Enjoy!

Stamp Links

C320 Handmade Card, C072 Baby Feet, A186 Solid Heart, A188 Stitch Heart, CMO120 Oh Baby Set