Tuesday, October 22, 2019

I'm Home!!!

I did not take any stamping supplies with me while away, so once I could sneak away, I did!  I checked into the SCS challenges for today and had fun!

 The Splitcoast CAS challenge today was Get Well.  I have this sweet image that I stamped in the Netherlands with my friend Hetty. (Thanks Hetty).  I used a Gina Marie die and Copic Markers.

 The Technique Lovers challenge was stamping on dark cardstock.  This card looks much prettier IRL, hard to photograph with all of the shimmer.....

  I made a mask for the bottom, placed the top part of it over the card, stamped Versamark on the Not Quite Navy card, then added Stardust EP.  It took on the color of the card under it.
 The tree in one image.  It was stamped in white Pigment Ink, then heat set and then Distress inks were colored onto the image with Distress markers. There is a subtle text in the trees. I varied the height.  The star and the snowflakes are from Stampendous.  I added Prismacolor pencil over the star and over the snowflake image to the larger flake.  I added white dots, then silver Stickles to the centers of the larger snowflake.  I decided to add clear Stickles to the star.
 The sentiment goes with the tree set- i just heat embossed that with White EP.

Card 1-
Dare2BArtzy- Cute Animals
Challenge Up Your Life- Frame

Card 2:
Crafty Cardmakers- Sparkle
Addicted to Stamps and More- Holiday

We enjoyed a beautiful wedding in Sonoma California area- the weather was beautiful and the power was back on!  In the few free hours we had, we visited the ocean and the Armstrong National and State Park- which was a redwood forest.

 Next, we headed to Colorado- Western slope- to visit our sonm DIL and our 5 month old grandson,

 The baby is so happy and smiles and giggles too!  He was great and we had such a hard time leaving.  It was great seeing our son and DIL again too!

Thanks for stopping by!


kiwimeskreations said...

What beautiful cards Shelly - love the cute get well one, and the tree card is exquisite - love it!!
Your grandson looks adorable - 5 months is such a lovely age, but when they are our grand children, any age is perfect :)

Chris said...

Both beautiful cards Shelly, totally different styles and techniques...that's the fun of stamping! Lovely photos -your grandson is so cute, such a gorgeous smile!

*Vicki* said...

Your cards are fabulous Shelly! That duck is so sweet! Really love that gorgeous sparkle you've got on your card! Those die cut trees look amazing with that sparkly hill! What wonderful and happy photos with your sweet little one! :) Enjoy your time! HUGS

Lisa Lynn said...

Shelly your cards are gorgeous. Love your techniques. Looks like you are having fun being a Grandma.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Great cards. Your duck is cute and your second card is pretty in all the colours you used.

What a cutie. Your grandson looks like he's having fun with the book.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

What wonderful cards! What a blessing to have such a wonderful trip! You will enjoy the memories for some time to come!

Josephine said...

Two beautiful creations!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Maikreations said...

Two wonderful creations! Love the night sky for your Christmas card! Thank you for taking part in our "Sparkle" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a lovely Sunday and happy crafting, Maike

Judy McKay said...

Lovely card. Lots of sparkle in you Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Hope you will join us again soon. Judy DT

denise said...

This is such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at challenge up your life!

Lynn McAuley said...

Delightful cards, Shelly, but I can't take my eyes off that smiling boy!! How quickly he has grown and how happy he is in your arms!! I know you are treasuring every moment!!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Both cards are beautiful!!! Adorable Grandson!!