Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Springtime Joy


Hippity Hoppity,   Easter is on it's way.    Here are some cards I made with the Springtime Joy stamp set.     There are so many cute images for Easter and Spring.   I have to say that I just absolutely love the sentiments especially after a year of Covid craziness.   I love that it is a time for new beginnings.   We all can use some hope and positivity.     







 

Thursday, December 24, 2020

A few more cards.

So on the quest to find the card that will be chosen for mass production there are quite a few are made.    Here are two more cards made.    The only reason they didn't make the cut is there were either not enough supplies for mass production or just way too many steps!

  

The first was was made wht the Christmas means more.   The wings come from the Detailed Dove die.   A striop of designer paper and twine complete the card. 




The next card comes from The Project Bin's Mid Century Christmas set.    I paired him up with some Echo Park Happy Days collection. 

 

Peace & Joy



So one of my favorite stamp set from the Holiday mini is the Peace & Joy set.   So versatile.    What is not to love with big bold words!    Here is just a few ideas of things you can make with them!  





 

Merry Christmas

  

So it's been a year to say the least.  2020 has kept me busy with remote learning and making the best of a crappy year.    As you can see I haven't posted that much this year. I have been sneaking in some crafting when I have a minute.   Here are this year's Christmas cards and tags.   Forgive me if I don't go into too many details on the projects.   I am surprised I found time today to post.   I hope everyone has a fabulous Christmas.   The goal of the year is gratitude and setting expections.   I am happy immediate family is together and that everyone is healthy.   


The Christmas tags were made with an old Fiskars penguin stamp set that I colored in with my Stampin' Blends.   Easy color just a touch of color.    A circle punch, a strip of leftover Buffalo Plaid designer paper.   

When I saw the Gnome for the Holidays stamp set in the holiday mini, I just knew that it was a must have.   I paired up the gnome with the Tailored Expressions Bubble Greetings Jolly and some retired Recollections paper.

 


So another must have from this year's holiday mini was the Christmas Means More.    I knew I wanted to pair up the tree from the Dylusions Wood for the Trees.   As soon as I saw it, it reminded me of a tree out of Whoville    So with a little Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass sponged on.   The finishing touches was some sequins and designer paper.


The last Christmas card design was with the Dove of Hope stamp set.    Some retired designer paper, sequis and a stitched shapes die cut and the card came together quickly.

 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Thank You Cards




So here are all my cards I made and my little helpers.    Jacob and Isabella helped me finish the cards.    I made it easy for them by having her write the sentiment once and then I scanned it and printed on the inside of all the cards.    54 cards went to the church and they were going to distribute them to everyone in the area.     The rest we sent out to family and friends.    Hope everyone is staying safe.   Praying this pandemic ends soon.   




Sending Sunshine & Smiles


The last card was a lot of fun.   I made to send to seniors who are not able to get out and then cards to my friends to cheer up their days.    Cards like these make me happy I have all the stamp sets I have because to make the card,  I used like 6 or 7 stamp sets.    Thank God for my Stamparatus, once I had it laid out it was like a printing press!   So easy.   The hardest part was the design.    Here is where all the pieces came from:
Sunshine- Stampin' Up!  Here Comes The Sun
Sending - Avery Elle Sending You
Sunshine - Stampin' Up!  Sunshine Sayings
& - Stampin' Up! PL Remember This
Smiles - Lawn Fawn Science of Love 
Rainbow - Avery Elle  Be a Unicorn
Heart - Technique Tuesday Be Happy
Smallest Heart - Stampin' Up! Owl Punch
Medium Heart - Stampin' Up!  Heart to Heart Punch.

Some Daffodil Delight card stock and Stampin' Up! Island Oasis Designer Series Paper.   


Thank You to the Medical Staff


So then came the medical staff.   They are truly amazing.   Pulling shift after shift and taking care of patient by patient.   How would we do this without them?    They are truly putting their lives at risk with every life they help and save.     The sentiment comes from the amazing Altenew Halftone Everything set.    The heartbeat comes from The Ink Road Dark & Twisty stamp set which was done with some masking and with my Stampin' Write Markers.    Lastly a strip of black card stock completes the card. 

Thank You to the Grocery Store Workers


Next I made a few cards to the grocery store workers who are heading in day in day out during this pandemic and making sure our shelves are stocked and ringing us up.    I was happy I was able to use some really fun paper and stamp set I have had for sometime from TPC Studio called Let's Eat.    The images were stamped and colored in with Stampin' Blends.    The sentiment comes from The Stamps of Life called YouAre2Square.    The finishing touch was the button and the baker's twine. 

Thank You to the Firemen


Here is a stack of cards made for all the fireman who still have to go out on calls and now also be one of the first responders on a call that someone has a fever during this outbreak.  I had the Elizabeht Craft Designs Fire Accessories dies.    I die cut the hat, the hydrant and hose from the set.   Hero was stamped with the Brutus Monroe Bold Alphabet.   The thank you comes from The Stamps of LIfe Crayons2Stamp set.   The strip of designer series paper come From My Heart.   

Thank You to the Police Officers


So we are going through some trying, scared and upsetting times as a world.    I know I am not doing well as so many others.    I feel for the essential employees who have to go out every day and go to work and be scared something maybe happening to them.    So the next couple of posts are dedicated to those essential employees.       I didn't have any police officer stamp sets, but I did have a flag from The Project Bin The Red White & Boom set.    I heat embossed it on black card stock and then colored in the one line with my Stampin' Blends.    The sentiment comes from the Stampin' Up! Loyal & True set.    The strip of designer series paper come from the Golden Honey.      Simple but a very effective thank you to our men and women in blue. 

Easter Peeps


So I apologized for the some what blurry picture.   I made the tag in such a rush on Easter morning.   I almost didn't post but he was too cute not to share.   The bird comes from the Dylusions Put a Bird On It set.   I stamped on colored card stock and then stamped the bird in pieces on white card stock and then hot pink card stock for paper piercing.    The sentiment comes from the dollar bin Studio G set.    The triangle die comes from WYSE.     Super cute and super fast holiday gift tag. 

Two Wheels


Same rays but they were used as a the focal point.    The background of the card was blended with Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey and Fired Brick.    The stencil was then placed on top and I used the Distress Oxide Black Soot to stencil the rays.    The stencil was the Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Mini Stencil Set 5.   The bike and the fabulous coordinating sentiments come from a new set called Wild Thing from The Project Bin. 

Faith

 

So here is another card using the fabulous Defined by The Project Bin.   This time I used the faith definition.    The cross was die cut from the Cross of Hope set.    The stencil that was used was from the Tim Holtz collection Stampers Anonymous Mini Stencil Set 5.    The colors of Distress Oxide inks were Fired Brick, Wild Honey and Fossilized Amber.   

Happy Cake Day

  
The Project Bin has a fabulous new set called Defined.    It is basically a set that shows fun definitions of every day sentiments used in cards.    I love it.    I decided to pull out the definition for cake.    I paired it up with some elements that I fussy cut from the Doodlebug Design Simply Put album inserts called Hip Hip Hooray.    The Happy cake day was stamped inside a banner from the  Stampin' Up! Birthday Bright stamp set.   The definition was stamped on index cards.   The background designer series paper comes from The Simple Stories Let's Party paper pack.    Baker's Twine and enamel dots complete the card. 


Illness Does Not Defined You

  

So I have a family member battling an aggressive form of cancer.   All I can say is she is a hero battling this monster and now with Corona pandemic,  I am amazed by her.     Thank The Ink Road Stamps for your Chronically Fabulous stamp set.   It is perfect for all the warriors out there battling so many diseases that there are only ways to help the symptoms but in some cases no cure.    Here I stamped the sentiments from the set with strips of card stock.   The cancer ribbon was colored in with my Stampin' Blends.    Simple but the words hold so much meaning to someone who is a warrior.