Happy August!

How the summer is flying by!  We are still experiencing hot and humid weather but not too much hazy in my neighborhood.  I’ve been working on a variety of cards the last week and here’s what I came up with.

First up is a card for our grandson using a stamp set from Impression Obsession “Max” stamp set.  The background is D’vine Swirl cuttlebug embossing folder and the insert sponging was a wave stencil by Pretty Pink Posh and patterned paper by Gina K Designs.


Next is a card for our granddaughter using a Sizzix framelit with stamp set continuing with my ocean theme also uses the Pretty Pink Posh wave stencil  on pixie powder background and then white heat embossed.  These two will be enjoying paradise on Hawaii end of the week.


Then I couldn’t leave out our youngest granddaughter who I hope remembers the bubbles she played with at our home on her last visit.  I dug out my The Cat’s Pajamas stamp set Bubbles Happen for this cute layered image.


We have a wedding the end of the month and I created this card which I love the way it turned out.  Very simple but to me elegant, too.  The main image sentiment was from GKD’s “Love Is” on white with a Technique Tuesday “Butterfly on the Border” die.  I inserted the butterfly cuts with gold glitter paper and put an pearlescent paper insert from Denami Designs with a GKD sentiment inside.


One sympathy card for my sister’s mil that came together pretty quickly using a sponged oval and a Simon Says Stamp Daisy Stem die.  One birthday card using a Simon Says Stamp Carnation Frame die.  Both were cut and layered 4 times and the inside petals or layers were cut from pixie powder backgrounds.



And finally, not my favorite, but tried my best to save the jungle vines die cut from the My Hero Arts Monthly kit.  I like the tiger but not too keen on the background….maybe it will grow on me.


Another long post but thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Hugs to all!!

14 thoughts on “Happy August!

    1. Thanks, Diana, I believe I go into spurts with stamping. I need to finish a card and post it. Thanks for commenting.

    1. Thanks, Bonnie, I’ve used that jungle theme set from Hero Arts quite a bit. For me it pays to get the extra add ons. I hope to start posting one card at a time…..Have a great week.

    1. LOL…it’s been fun and I had some down time as well as playing with that pixie powder which is new to me. I have a few more backgrounds created waiting to be used.

  1. These are all lovely cards! Your grandchildren will love these, as well as the other recipients. All gorgeous!!

    1. Thanks, Lisa, I love making the cards for my grandchildren. They really do ooh and aah over them. The youngest is 18 months so it will be awhile before she will do so. Thanks for commenting. Hugs.

  2. Ohmygoodness Gayle, you have been one busy lady. I love them all. Lisa’s right, your grandchildren and all recipients will love them.

    1. Thanks so much for your comments, Gerry. I did have a ball making them. The insides of my grandchildren’s cards are like creating another card. I decorate the insides too…Have a great week. Hugs!

  3. Wow! You have been busy and each of these is fantastic in it’s own way. So glad you’ve had time to create. Those 2 flower cards are gorgeous.

    1. Thanks so much Golda for the support. The floral dies were from Simon Says Stamp and I really liked the finished product.

  4. Fabulous cards Gayle. You have certainly been busy and your talent shows. I absolutely love that wedding card, so elegant and yet a simple design. You’ve got some beauties in this collection.

    1. Thanks, Johanna, I picked up that butterfly die awhile ago and this was the first card I used it on. IRL it’s very pretty with the shimmer on the insert. Thanks for your support.

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