Thursday, May 16, 2019

Happy birthday 2U

It's been weeks since I have made  a card.   Just been busy on several fronts, but today I wanted to play some.  I had in mind to make a cute and playful card, using these "soon retiring" SU DSP papers from 2 different sets.  I used the sketch at Hand Stamped Sentiments, and for the As You See It challenge I wanted to use a numeral 2 and U rubons, and also ended up using 2 baby animals.   Of course birthdays count as celebrations so I am also linking he card to Paper Craft Crew Challenge and Seize the Birthday    I also used "stitching" all over my card and this is my first time to play at Cute Card Thursday!  I layered the berry burst panel paper on he green and then cut it with SU rectangles.  My card color choices are usually more subdued, but in this case,  I like the bright colors and I can think of several friends that would appreciate receiving it!   Thanks for stopping by,  Kathy

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Digi Cherry Blossoms...

Sketches are definitely my favorite challenge cut I really like the Monochromatic challenge at Global Design Project so I decided to combine it with the FabFri sketch for this week.  I started out making an A2 card, but since things happen--it is a little closer to a square than a rectrangle.   The frame was created using the SU rectangles and what I think to be a piece of SU from awhile back that my SU friend gave me for my card ministry.  I downloaded the cherry blossoms with 3 sentiments from Power Poppy.  I printed the base and then colored with multiple shades of pink...I finished the look by fussy cutting some extra flowers and poppy them.  I used Wink of Stella, but you can't see it very well in the picture...Using my stamparatus I stamped the SU sentiment from Color Me Happy (retired).    I guess I should have titled this post,  A whole lot of pink going on...   Thanks for looking and comments are welcome!    Kathy

Monochromatic Hello...

I tend to not be adventuresome when it comes to colors so it's no surprise that I went for a modified monochromatic look.   The papers came from my stash,  the base paper does not have a crease as the picture seems to indicate--that's actually how the paper came with weathered looking places.  I fancy cut the flowers from the edge of a floral patterned paper, carefully cutting the green leaves away.   There are three edge pieces that comprise the vertical cascade of flowers.  I popped the largest one near the sentiment (which is from Color Me Happy SU retired).   I also made the butterflies from the floral paper using the SU Embosslits Beautiful Wings that I have had for years.   I used black to layer them with the next size up butterfly.  I topped it all of with SU Pearls.   It was fun to make...I hope it's monochromatic enough--since black is a neutral!  Thanks for stopping in and comments are always appreciated.    Kathy

Hello Spring...

Spring is my favorite season.   I just love when days are getting longer, the birds are singing each morning and the flowers are ablaze in glorious Color.   Most of the items used in this card are from the SSS April Kit 2019.  Such a cute kit check out all the ideas HERE.   For the card base I embossed with the floral folder that was one of the items in Sale A Bration 2019.  I am linking to the following sites.   Thanks for stopping by!   May Easter be a meaningful time for all of us.  May we take time to reflect on the words of 1 Peter 1.3 included below!    God bless each of you!
SSS Challenge

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Happy Birthday and Hello...

Making a "gate" card is something that I have done only one time before this card, many years ago.  I am participating at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week and challenge is a gate card.  I made several versions.  I added the ribbon and wrapped it twice around the card so the recipient could untie it and then be able to tie the ribbon at least one time around the card and make a bow.  Once you cut the ends of the ribbon I can never tie it back!   I used the daisy out of a current SU set and the Flowers on the panel are from a current Su hostess set (Pressed Flowers)  The sentiments "sending a Happy hello" and "From me to you" are from the Blossoming Cherry digital set by Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley (on sale for 2.99 this weekend).   I am experiment with digital stamps and paper.   The blue background dots go all the way around the card base (digi rustic polka dots from ShannonlCasper at Etsy).   Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Fastened With Love...

Inspired by this week's sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches I made a baby card using the SU Fastened With Love set.   I've had it awhile and decided that it was time to use it!   The paper is from Little Panda Etsy Pink and Grey collection...I love printing what I need and since I recently purchased a new printer that sends me ink when I get low with a printing allowance of 300 sheets a month FREE....well you get the picture!    I love the rectangle stitched die cuts from SU and the square stitched Sizzix die cuts that I got from Hobby Lobby!         Thanks for looking,   Kathy

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Joy of the Lord...

"J" is for many of the design artists at Just Add Ink made Joy cards--so I decided to make a joy card also...I downloaded this verse from Etsy.    I used Frosted Floral DSP SU for the base and cut a frame from Poppy dies from SSS, using SU Blackberry which is one of the colors in the DSP.  In the picture it is a bit overpowering.  Lesson learned!   It's a "no stamping" card...I spent most of the afternoon installing a "new" printer and it was quite the experience...but the ink is pigment and dries fast and I think the image that I printed turned out so crisp!      Thanks for stopping by, wishing a great week!    Kathy