Happy Geranium

I love geraniums. They are such a pretty flower and usually easy to grow in a flower pot. I colored geraniums for the Four Seasons challenge. I see that Colorful Options has the same colors, so it will also go there.

https://thefourseasonschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/07/july-anything-goes-summer.html https://colorfuloptions.blogspot.com/2022/07/july-2022.html

I used the stamp set Geranium Take Two from Power Poppy. I colored it with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and a bit of water. I wanted a bit of red, so I found a piece of patterned paper from my Lawn Fawn stash. The card base is a MFT piece of cardstock. I gave it texture with the SU Subtle Embossing Folder.

Enjoy Every Moment

I had time to create a card for Can You Handle the Pressure?


I used the long ago retired SU Elegant Bouquet embossing folder. Then I added a butterfly which I stenciled and die cut with the Gina K Designs Fluttering Fall layering stencil bundle. The inks used with the butterfly are Lawn Fawn. The stamp with the greeting is Hero Arts. I added gems from my stash of retired SU product. I mounted the card on Turquoise Sea cardstock from Gina K Designs.

I like the butterfly. This is the first time I have used the bundle that I received in April. I hope to have time to create more butterflies and possibly use the stamps that came in the bundle.

Mini Slimline Easel

Hello and welcome. I was surprised to see the link show up this way. As you can see today’s card is for Make the cards challenge.

I got the idea for a slimline easel card on Pinterest, here’s the link https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AZbf0NF6ImRUb7V_s7TAXNeSqz7KTn_JaW0yR3XEiLnIwTC-SRO08mI/

I decided to make mine a mini. The flower pp has been in my stash for quite some time, Happy Birthday pp was found online, and there was just enough left to cut this size piece. Focal flower is from the Silhouette, center gem is Opal Rounds by SU. I’m not entirely happy with it but I think it’s ok.

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Riding Through Life

Today’s card is for our daughter & s-i-l’s 26th anniversary. Since they are big bikers when I saw a card similar to this, I thought it would be a fun card for them (although they don’t ride a tandem bike). Sky background paper was found online, grass is a MS punch. For the roadway I used a cotton ball and black stamp pad. Image is computer clip art that I painstakingly fussy cut. Image is popped up with small pieces of mounting tape.

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Today’s card was especially emotional for me to make. Our granddaughter’s boyfriend, who lived with his dad, found his dad dead in bed one morning. He was only 54. I just can’t imagine what Carter is going through after that trauma. Unfortunately, we can’t make it to MN for the funeral, but it will be streamed so we can watch it. My heart goes out to the family.

Die cuts are Swirly Scribbles Thinlits by SU. Sentiment and label stamp and die are from the Rose Wonder set also SU.

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Hello and welcome. Today’s card, Beautiful Beach Babe, will be entered in Double D’s beach time challenge. Background paper was found online, beach babe is from an online coloring page colored with Copic’s and fussy cut. Umbrella is from the Silhouette. I added dimensionals to the umbrella and used gold stickles for her earrings and bracelets.

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Happy 25th

Hello and welcome. Today’s card is for our youngest granddaughter, the one who really likes cards with different folds. Sorry about the difference in photos. The first one was taken with a camera, the second was scanned. The first one is truer to color which is SU’s Pumpkin Pie. Labels are Spellbinders Labels 16, side flowers are Rose Garden Thinlits by SU with small green gems in the center. Small flowers in the corners are a small hand punch. Numbers are Sizzix, Alphabet Sizzlets, Rat-A-Tat. I think the Sizzlets are about 20 years old. You can see the video for the vertical easel card here https://janbcards.com/2022/04/vertical-easel-birthday-card-video.html.

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Soft Grey Christmas

Peace On Earth Christmas Challente #18

Challenge #18 with the Peace on Earth – Anything Christmas features a black and white mood board. I decided to use Gina K Designs’ Soft Stone and Slate inks to create my card instead of the more stark black. After creating my oval stencil with Spellbinder’s Classic Ovals and a cloud stencil in the lighter soft stone ink, I pulled out GKD’s Christmas Wishes stamp set and stamped everyting in Slate ink. Layered on white card base so I guess it’s greys and white on white.

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We just had wonderful, very special fun week with our daughter. I got a little tired out but it’s a good tired.

While she was here, she asked if I would help her make a couple graduation cards (she is not a card maker). We found a box fold card on Pinterest you can see here http://paperfantasies.blogspot.com/2013/04/graduation-box-card-gift-idea.html?m=1#.UWzCNMrqqTI

We went to Hobby Lobby for the pp and came home and got to work. She did a lot of it herself. The graduation caps, on the belly bands, were fussy cut from a different piece of pp and we added Glossy Accents to them.

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