Best Diet

Hello and welcome. Time again for DOS’s chuckle of the month.

Sentiment, “I finally found a diet that really works. The price of food.” was found either on Pinterest or Google. Border and image were also found online. This was so simple it felt like cheating. Dear old sister agrees about the diet.

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

Gerry

Round Birthday

https://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/07/just-us-girls-challenge-640-trend-week.html

Hello and welcome. Today’s card is for our s-i-l whose birthday is the day before our daughter’s.

My first thought was to make a hexagon shaped card but then decided on round. Cs is Basic Gray and Smokey Slate from SU. I think the pp is also SU. Card base and Smokey Slate circles are from the Silhouette, pp circles are Die-namics Stitched Circles, sentiment circle is also Stitched Circles. Sentiment was printed on the computer. I’m very happy with the finished product, and hubby likes it.

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

Gerry

tower Birthday

Hello and welcome. Today’s card is for our daughter. Not knowing what I wanted to do, I found this pp in my stash, so I at least had the color. The video I watched, on You Tube, was for a 5×7 card. I would rather have made a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 but I just couldn’t figure out the right scoring measurements. Sentiment stamp is from Gina K’s Birthday Blessings set, flowers are from a SU punch and topped with Clear Wink of Stella. Butterfly die is Floral Frame die set from Gemini. Butterflies are popped up. To give the illusion of layering, I edged all layers with a black Copic marker. This will be entered in Make the Cards challenge #58 https://makethecardschallenge.com/make-the-cards-challenge-58/

If you’re interested here’s the link to the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6lydKutKvk&t=330s

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

Gerry

5 Ghosts

https://twooldbatshalloweenchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/07/july-anything-halloween.html

Hello and welcome. Today’s card is for the Two Old Bats challenge. I chose the lower left corner of the mood board for my card.

For some reason I wanted to make it a slimline. Card base is white cs and I used a cotton ball and black stamp pad to soften the edges. To soften the black cs I used a blending brush with white stamp pad, then I distressed the edges using a Tim Holtz distresser. Ghosts are from the Silhouette and popped up with Dimensionals.

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

Gerry

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.

Thanks for stopping by. I wish you a happy and safe 4th of July.

Gerry

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.

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

Gerry

Sympathy

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.

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

Gerry

b.b.b.

https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2022/06/beach-time.html

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.

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

Gerry

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.

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

Gerry