Monday, February 20, 2017

National Love your Pup Day

I wanted to pop in and post a card for National Love your Pup Day.


 LOL, this little pup kinda looks like our dog, who is a 15 year old Cockapoo named Peanut.  I colored the images with Copics and fussy cut it out. The pup is an old SU stamp, and the rest re EK Success Image Tree images. The stitched landscape dies were new, so I was excited to get them out and finally put them to use!  I love the way these dies add dimension to the card, but are still flat for mailing.....

I added this on the inside:

 Our dog has low vision and cannot hear.  He looks younger than he is, so everyone thinks he is still a pup.  He has brought us so much Joy in our lives : )



Challenges:
CAS on Sunday- Critters

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Friday, February 17, 2017

Haiku

Haiku Poems  consist of three lines. The first and last lines have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. Rarely do they rhyme



 This card was so fun to make- a little time consuming- but I love the way it turned out!  I used dies from Frantic Stamper of the little Paper Doll Geisha's and Washi paper. The backing behind that is paper I bought in China a few years ago.
 I used some Graphic 45 Bird Song paper for the background layer. When I worked on my Haiku, I decided to add a little Basic Grey Bird.
  To see my little cheat about using the dies with many little parts, scroll to the end of this post.

 This is the card I received back:

This was made by Laurel S in the About Oriental Art Yahoo Group- I think it is stunning!

 Here is a little look-see on how I use these little dies with ease:
I apply 2" double sided tape to the back of the cardstock before I die cut- if you forget, you can add it after you die cut and roll the die thru the rollers again : )


 You would add more tape if the dies were larger (just add it side by side on the cardstock).
 And, Viola- dies are stick on the back : )


You will just peel off the white tape and viola- your die cut has a sticky back.


Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge- Y is for You Choose
Cut it Up- Scene card/Use dies

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

DDD- Loads of Love

It's the 15th of the month, time for the Dueling Darlings to create: )  Our hostesses are Suzy (Divas)  and Deb (Dazzlers) this month and we are just in time for Valentines Day  : )


                                                                And, inside :

Our kit from Deb (Dazzlers) included:
Paper: Red denim and black & tan paisley- recollections, solids by Bazzill- Cinnamon Stick and Ruby Slipper.

Burlap twine by "Brother and Sister", Red shimmery flat ribbon by "Celebrate It"

Buttons-Sew-ology

Image and sentiment retired SU Loads of Love. Image was stamped with Black Tuxedo Memento ink.


The Dueling Darlings are a group on Splitcoaststampers. We are divided up into the Divas and the ***Dazzlers***. Each group receives a kit, and we all create with a like theme.  Then, we hop to each others blogs to see what everyone has created.

I lost my sidebar links when my computer crashed in December.  Here they all are:
Divas
Barb ** Blog: Barb's Inkin' into Retirement
Carol ** Blog: Lost in my craft room
Judy ** Blog: Paper Hugs & Kisses
Heather ** Blog:https://landofstamping.wordpress.com/ 
Kelly ** Blog: *Sandcastle Stamper*
LJ ** Blog: Bucky Girl
Suzy ** no blog, Gallery SuzyS1104 - Homemade Cards, Rubber Stamp Art, & Paper Crafts - Splitcoaststampers.com
Tami ** : : : : BlueInks Design
Terry S ** her gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=11182

Dazzlers:
Darlene ** The World According to Bijou
Debbie ** The Ink Igloo
Jeanette ** Cre8tive Play: It's Cheaper than TherapyCreative Play-It's Cheaper Than Therapy
Paola ** blog That's Amore! (SAMA  Please check her gallery at SCS HERE
Shelly ** My creative rumblings
Terry A ** For now, here's her gallery: Splitcoaststampers Member Galleries - PurplePansy26 - Handmade Cards & Crafts
Terry L ** It's Totally Terry
Tracie ** Crafty Creations
Debby B ** no blog (Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...edeb&x=18&y=13


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, February 13, 2017

Words of Love-ATC's

My local ATC group met this month, and we were to create with the theme, 'Words of Love'.
We swap a 1-4-1 and then with the group.  First, my 1-4-1 swap:


 and the 1-4-1 that I received back:


Made by Harriet on a Tim Holtz cruise.

The group swap:
Mine- this is the first time ever I have not stamped- I saw these stickers and had to have them.....
 I sponged ink around the edges and applied Stickles- hard to see in the pics.

The trades:

 Lt is by Dee-dee
Rt Mari


Lt Carol
Rt Debbie- the ribbon pulls out to reveal a secret


Lt- Linda O
Rt- Diane G

 Lt- Harriet
Rt Mary M


Lt: Mary W
Rt- Cindy


Lt- Diane S
Rt: LuEllen

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

COF-Love and Ombre

  For the Crafters of Faith (COF) February challenge, we are pondering on 1 Corinthians 16:14 Do everything in love. Our instructions from hostess Barb state: This does not need to be a Valentine card, so you can make a card or a tag or anything else for any occasion, with Love!
   I got bitten by a technique challenge bug : )  I have not really tried an ombre card- that I can recall anyway..... so I combined the two challenges.


   I used Distress inks after embossing the background image with white embossing powder graduating lighter to darker inks. The heart uses the same inks and I turned it upside down so the darker ink on the heart is at the top.
 On the inside, I punched out hearts in the three shades of purple.


Stamps: Michael Strong Cloisonne Nesting Squares and Cloisonne Heart,
Inks- Distress inks Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord plus Versamark ink
Cardstock SU Concord Crush, White, Silver Metallic
White EP, SU hearts punch (retired), twine from Target
Die: Dee's Distinctively

 I made this for my husband- who is so much love!!!  We did not feel love at first sight,,,at all.,,,  Maybe that was God's plan, once we finally really got to know one another and gave the other a chance, it was - Love is in the Air : )   We have grown in love and faith as we have walked this journey- 30 years-celebrating in a couple of weeks.

Crafters of Faith is a group over at Splitcoast Stampers.  A faith walk by Kelly, our leader in the group. Each month we ponder on a scripture by a volunteer of the group and create with that as our motivation.

Challenges:
International Art and Soul- Love is in the Air
Tuesday Throwdown- Hearts and twine

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Japanese Colors

 I made a card using Japanese colors for this time of the year for a mingle at the Yahoo Group "About Oriental Stamp Art".

  I was able to use a couple more unused stamps- my goal again for this year.
  The geisha is from I Brake for Stamps. The Plum Blossom image is from a stamp sale and was not marked. The Plum Blossom Kanji is Art Neko.  The images were all colored with Copics.
  How fun to use your stash as well- the Glittery Washi I just had to have, and it works perfectly for the color theme.

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Challenge Your Stash

 I have joined a group on Splitcoast where we are Challenged to 'Use our Stash'. Additionally, each month we have a theme- this month is Silver, Black and White. Such a challenge gets you looking in your stash for some ideas- so much stash...hehehe  (I won't mention unused).


  I decided to get out the Washi Tape. I seem to believe I will not buy any more, then I walk by a display and behold, another roll I have to have.......
  I used a cardstock that I purchased many years ago that is black on the outside and white on the inside. I layered the Washi diagonally. The image (unused) is by Our Daily Bread Designs. The silver backing for the image and the musical notes are Christmas wrapping paper : )  . The musical notes dies are by Ellentina.
 Well, I could not stop at one......


  I used more vintage Washi this time. The image and sentiment are by Unity Stamps (also never used before).  I punched 3 hearts with a SU punch using the silver wrapping paper. I added Sparkle on the image using a Sakura Gelly Roll pen, then got carried away and outlined the image and al of the words in the sentiment.

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp- AG
Perfectly Created Chaos-Black and White +one color
Word Art Wednesday- AG

  I am almost back at full speed- I am loading all of the programs I use the most on my computer.  I still have not figured out how to fix the header on my blog, may have to try another change and see if it goes back to being centered : )

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, January 15, 2017

DDD

Hello crafty friends!

It's the 15th of the month,
the day the Divas and Dazzlers from the DDD 'duel' :)
Our hostesses for this month's duel are  for the Divas is Tami
and for the Dazzlers ~my group~ is Tammy
and our theme of "Anything Goes ".
           I opened my kit up and had a blast coloring and playing!


Image and Sentiment: Heartily Yours - GinaK Designs

Paper: Months Stack (hearts) - DCWV, Blush Red - Core'dinations, Black - The Paper Studio

Embellishments: Red Gems, White Ribbon - Michael's, Red Twine

 I colored the image with Copics, adding some tiny white dots for dimension using a White Signo pen. Even though the DP has hearts in it, I decided to cut out hearts using a memory box die and some glittery- wrapping paper : )  

 Please check out the other DDD creations here:
Divas
Barb ** Blog: Barb's Inkin' into Retirement
Carol ** Blog: Lost in my craft room
Judy ** Blog: Paper Hugs & Kisses
Heather ** Blog:https://landofstamping.wordpress.com/ 
Kelly ** Blog: *Sandcastle Stamper*
LJ ** Blog: Bucky Girl
Suzy ** no blog, Gallery SuzyS1104 - Homemade Cards, Rubber Stamp Art, & Paper Crafts - Splitcoaststampers.com
Tami ** : : : : BlueInks Design
Terry S ** her gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=11182

Dazzlers:
Darlene ** The World According to Bijou
Debbie ** The Ink Igloo
Jeanette ** Cre8tive Play: It's Cheaper than TherapyCreative Play-It's Cheaper Than Therapy
Paola ** blog That's Amore! (SAMA - Homemade Cards, Rubber Stamp Art, & Paper Crafts - Splitcoaststampers.com Please check her gallery!
Shelly ** My creative rumblings
Terry A ** For now, here's her gallery: Splitcoaststampers Member Galleries - PurplePansy26 - Handmade Cards & Crafts
Terry L ** It's Totally Terry
Tracie ** Crafty Creations
Debby B ** no blog (Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...edeb&x=18&y=13



Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, January 9, 2017

COF Friendship

 Crafters of Faith is a group on SCS and is a group for faith based friends to gather. We have a monthly theme and create cards with supplies on hand- very low key, but wonderful!

 Our Jan theme is Proverbs 27:9 - "A sweet friendship refreshes the soul". So lets see a card about friendship. I love this image and sentiment by ODB Designs and thought it would be perfect : )


Chellenges:
ODBD- Color challenge
Alphabet Challenge- Violet
Word Art Wednesday- AG

 I do not have my computer back yet- thanks for your patients with me getting to blogs!

 I am also heading out of town to deal with health issues for my Mother. Please say a prayer for her!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Dropping in today to say Happy New Year!!! I wish for all of you a Blessed year!!!

I love looking back to see what I have been up to creatively in the last year, so thought I'd post my favorites.

January


February


March


April


May

June


July

August

September


And, I cannot forget this one- Go Cubs!!!

October

November

December


 I hope to spend a bit more time creating in 2017- wish me luck!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Shelly