sPINNING pUMPKIN

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Hello and welcome. Already Oct., where does the time go??

Today’s card is for our 3-year-old great-granddaughter. I think she’ll like watching the pumpkin spin. Again, I found the pp online, pumpkin is from an online coloring page. When printing the two images I reversed one so they would match up back-to-back. Pumpkins are colored with Copic’s and fussy cut. I used Gold Stickles on the hatband buckle. Circle frame is Stitched Circles from Die-namics. I am entering this in Two Old Bats October challenge.

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate you taking the time. Have a great day and stay healthy & safe.

Gerry

paw print birthday

Hello and welcome. Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it’s been 10 days since my last post. Guess life just got in the way.

Today’s card is for one of our favorite servers who loves her dog. When our daughter was here, I helped her make 2 graduation cards with this fold and I thought it would be fun to do again. You can find Dawn Griffiths video here https://dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com/dawns_stampin_studio/2013/03/box-card-video-.html.

The pp and dog image were found online. Circles are Die-namics Stitched Circles.

Pug AND A mug

Hello and welcome.

Today’s card is for my niece who loves her pug and likes having some beer. During the night this sentiment popped into my head then I knew what kind of card to make. It is all computer generated which makes this a very short post and feels like I cheated. Whatever would I do without Google??

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day and stay healthy & safe.

Gerry

halloween window

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Hello and welcome. Hope this week is starting out to be a good one for you.

Today’s card will be entered in two challenges, Two Old Bats anything Halloween and JUG”S color week orange, green & brown. Mat layer was run through a Tim Holts Bricked ef, window is Small Madison Window die from Memory Box. Window frame is popped up. Top border is Running Goo border punch from MS. Pumpkins are from an online coloring page colored with Copic’s, fussy cut and popped up. Spider web is a piece of a die cut web in my Halloween stash. Green background for the window is just a scrap piece of cs. I see now that I should have colored the pumpkin eyes a much lighter green. Oh well, you know what they say about hindsight.

Bummer, I wasn’t able to enter Two Old Bat’s because there were already 3 entries from this site.

Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate your visits. Have a great day and stay healthy & safe.

Gerry

happy anniversary

Hello and welcome.

Today’s card is for one of our granddaughter’s anniversary. Again, I went to Google and found out wood is traditional for 5th anniversaries. I don’t think gray is a popular color for anniversary cards but to include wood I was kind of limited. For the light gray layer, I scored diagonal lines every 1/2″. I have the diagonal piece to go on top of the Stampin Up score board. For the dark gray piece I scored straight lines every 1/4″. Woodgrain pp was found online and punched with a hand punch and popped up. SU’s Word Window and Modern Label punches were used for the sentiment. After punching “happy” I put it back in the punch and punched again to make it shorter. I did the same thing with the Modern Label punch.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day and stay healthy & safe.

Gerry

PINK SEWING MACHINE

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Hello and welcome. This week is starting out with some very comfortable temps.

Today’s card is for our granddaughter. She has her own business where she makes corn wraps of different sizes. They feel so good either warm or as an ice pack. Since she sews so much, I decided to make a sewing card for her. PP and sewing machine were found online. For the sewing machine I Googled sewing machine clip art. Machine is fussy cut and popped up. Sentiment was printed on the computer and punched with SU’s word window and modern label punches and popped up. I edged all edges with a light gray marker to give a little definition. With that pp this should fit for the JUG’s repetition challenge.

Thanks for stopping by, I do appreciate your visits. Have a great day and stay healthy & safe.

Gerry

yELLOW eYED sPIDERS

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Hello and welcome. It felt so good here this morning, we actually turned off the ac and opened doors & windows for a few hours. AHH, fresh air.

Today’s card will be entered in Two Old Bats Halloween challenge. I chose not to follow the mood board this time. On the orange background paper, I used a cotton ball and black stamp pad to spook it up a bit. For me it’s easier to use a cotton ball than a sponge dauber or blending tool. Spider web die is My Favorite Things Die-namics, large spider is a Sizzix Thinlits die, small spiders are a Provo Craft die (both dies are quite old). Eyes are yellow Stickles and spiders are popped up.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day and stay healthy & safe.

Gerry

Dreams

Hello and welcome.

Today’s card is dear old sister’s chuckle for this month. I don’t think it’s quite up to my usual snark, but it will do. Inside says Keep Sleeping. For the pp I Googled sleepy backgrounds. I rounded the corners for a little interest. This was so quick and easy I feel like I cheated. Next month I’ll be up to my usual snark.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day and stay healthy & safe.

Gerry

Sunflowers

Hello and welcome. After several frustrating days I’ve got my new computer figured out (sort of).

Today’s card came about after I watched a You Tube video. In the video she made daisies, but I thought sunflowers are better for fall. Flowers are from an old Paper Shapers punch that I used a cotton ball and stamp pad to add a little darker color to the cs. Centers are a circle punch that I used a Sharpie to add black dots. Stems and leaves were fussy cut. Twine was added for a little interest.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day and stay healthy & safe.

Gerry