Lighthouse card

Double D Challenge would like a lighthouse. Retro Rubber challenge is Anything Goes. I decided a recently made card would fit both challenges.

The stamp set used is Beacon by Maymay Made it, released in 2017. I stamped the lighthouse in Lawn Fawn Lobster ink. The birds are from the same set, stamped in Gina K Designs In the Navy ink. The greeting is from a Hero Arts set very retired, from 2011 or 2012, stamped in GKD Black Onyx ink. I added twine to balance the card front.

I enjoyed creating this card. Thanks for stopping by.

Paper Dragonfly Guest Designing

I am happy to guest design for Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenge. I had so much fun finding several images to combine to create my card. Thanks for the opportunity to guest design!

My card uses images from Stampin Up and Sunny Studio. I used A Touch of Ink, Flowering Fields, and In the Meadow from Stampin Up. I used Backyard Bugs from Sunny Studio to stamp and cut the bees, butterfly and ladybug. The dragonfly image came from Hero Arts. I colored everything with SU and Tombow markers.

I hope you have time to come play in the challenge. I had so much fun creating this card. Thanks for sharing in the honor with me.

Magical Birthday Girl

Just Add Ink #614

Just Add Ink’s Game #614 theme is Just add…under the sea. I’m working ahead with my birthday’s and this little grand-friend will be 6 in September and starting kindergarten so I figured she would love a little magic for her special day. My background was from a patterned paper pad in my stash but I added some bubbles to the upper portion with a Sizzix embossing folder, The sea’s vegetation was stamped from Gina K Designs’s Quite a Catch stamp set and my main image, tiny fishes and sentiment are all from Technique Tuesday’s Nancy and Nick the Narwhals stamp and die set. Super cute stamp set.

Thanks for stopping for a peek. I appreciate you and your time. Take care, be safe and STAY COOL!! Another heat wave is on it’s way to PA.

Happy 17th

Hello and welcome. Hope you’re all able to keep cool and stay dry.

Today’s card is for our great-grandson’s 17th birthday. After searching Pinterest for teen age boy birthday cards this is what I came up with. Pp was found online, wonky square is from the Silhouette. One of the cards I saw on Pinterest had the age printed randomly under the sentiment and I thought that was a fun idea, so to the computer I went. Wonky square is popped up. Card base is a random piece of cs found in my stash, mat and wonky square are Smokey Slate cs. For a little texture I scored lines on the center band and square,

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Foiled Scribbles

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As you can see today’s card will be entered in Make the Cards Challenge #60. Background piece was run through a Sizzix swirly ef. Swirly Scribbles Thinlits by SU were cut from toner paper and foiled with a multicolored foil. Corner stars are from a small hand punch also from toner paper and foiled. The foiled swirlies don’t show up very well in the photo but look kind of cool in real life. I found SU’s Just Jade cs was just right for card base.

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Gold on Black

Make The Cards Challenge #60

The Make the Cards Challenge is a technique challenge to use a black cardstock background. On my black cardstock I stamped with versamark ink the border wildflower background stamp from Hero Arts/PinkFresh Studios collaboration set “You Make a Difference”. After heat embossing the gold embossing powder, I used a white colored pencil to color in certain areas of my flowers and then used different colors of colored pencils to complete the background. After adding the sentiment from the same stamp set, I cut some frames from Taylored Expressions A2 Thin Frame Cutting Plate in gold cardstock. The sentiment frame was popped up by adding two frames under the gold.

Thanks for stopping in for a peek. I appreciate you and your time. Take care, be safe and stay cool. Temperatures are heading higher again tomorrow in Pennsylvania.

Mermaids Pool

AAA Cards Game #220

Double D Challenges

Blue, Purple and Green is the challenge with Double D Challenges and Along the Edge + In the Sea is the clean and simple challenge with AAA Cards Game #220 so I attempted to catch two fish (mermaids) with one card!!

After masking off the top portion of my single layer card, I ink blended Ocean Mist GKD ink and then pulled out a new to me Brutus Monroe Whirlpool stencil and blended with navy ink (BLUE) and along the edge. After stamping the Mermaid’s Tail stamp from Essentials by Ellen I colored the scales in with a variety of Purple and Green markers which may be a little difficult to see the color variations. Stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in GKD Wild Lilac ink to complete this card. Fun challenges and awesome mood boards.

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Summertime 2022

Can You Handle The Pressure

Anything goes embossing with a twist of the beach is the challenge with the Can You Handle the Pressure group. First thing I need for the beach is my chair and an umbrella and of course a pair of flip flops. My required embossed image was made using a Cuttlebug ProvoCraft embossing folder…sorry no name on this one. I lightly sponged some kraft ink on the raised embossed area and mounted it on navy cardstock. The flip flops on my sandy panel and the fussy cut beach chair and umbrella are from Gina K Designs Hello Sunshine stamp set.

Fun challenge as always with this group.

A great weekend which began with a visit to our 4 year old granddaughter and then led to some extra card making from our granddaughter and grandson. Chase made a card for his sister Brooke’s birthday (forgot to take a photo) and our Brooke made these two fun cards.

Love these Grouchy Pets from C C Designs and apparently so does Brooke. The poodle is cotton candy colored and the slim line card is for when Brooke feels extra sassy. She did a great job. She’s double digits today….omg growing up too quickly. It was a great weekend for us .

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Hello and welcome.

After watching this video I thought that might be fun to try. Problem was, I didn’t have the right ribbons, so I just used cs strips. After they were all adhered and run through a Sizzix swirl ef I realized I ended up with the debossed side. Oh well, that works. The frame was cut on the Silhouette then I scored it for a little texture. Sentiment was printed on the computer.

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