Saturday, January 27, 2024

IG Blog Hop

I am participating in an IG Blog hop beginning today called The Monthly Discovery Hop.  We have challenges- for this month:  'Theme' is Love and the 'Technique' is Slimline. 

The first time creating Mini-slimline cards which are 3.5" x 6".  My first card uses a new SU set- I die cut hearts (from a set that came with the machine). I stamped the image on white and purple card.  Then, Lined up the white under the Orchid card . The sentiment is from an ancient set from EK success.  

This card uses a sweet stamp I bought before I rubber stamped...  I used it on cardstock to hang up bows I sold to a children's clothing store.  The size of the cards depended on the size of the bows. And, I have always been a tea drinker : ) 
The image is by All Night Media, the sentiment and XO are unmarked wood mounted stamps. I colored the image with Copic markers. I used a stencil for the hearts using Pixie Pink ink , and stamped the XO's in purple. 

The 2nd card is going in the mail to a class in Virginia- looking to receive cards from around the US or the world!  

Ms Mattox
Round Hill Elementary School
2020 Oakland Dr NW
Roanoke, Va

Purple card: Festive Fridays- Valentines and use 3 items on list: I used Purple, Hearts, Slimline and a Love sentiment : )  
Try it on Tuesday- Use some Text

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Heart Origami and using DP hard to use!

Hi to all!
  I made a few cards recently, and have been bad posting them here.  
Today, I created for Splitcoaststampers challenges Technique Lovers challenge (TLC) and that was an Origami heart and Tuesday Teapot- a card for a woman that just had surgery on her liver. Emerald Green is the color for liver cancer : )  

No stamping on this one...  I used die cuts from Cheery Lynn and Simon Says Stamps. The DP is so pretty and from an Origami stack. 

Next, I was in an Instagram Hop featuring hard to use DP. I made three cards.  Not my usual type of cards, but it was great to use up these DP's in my stash. 

The image here is Honey Bee Stamps. I embossed the background and added So Saffron ink over the raised areas. 

Again, the Dp was added to card and I added a sentiment from Honey Bee stamps. 

The sentiment here is embossed in white and is from SSS or Simon Says Stamps. The die cut DieVersions. 

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Friday, January 12, 2024

Rainy day!

I made this fun House Mouse card to catch up on my challenges!

 Catching up on challenges for the , "March to the Beat" challenge at SCS.  I made this fun card- a little bit more shimmer than what shows here. Distress ink and splattering on the background, then added spatters of water that was blotted with a paper towel.  
 The image was colored using Copic Markers. The Die cut is Gina Marie. 

House Mouse and Friends challenge is always AG, but is asking for optional challenge of adding blue.  Blue it is- so will add this to the challenge. 

We have a big snowstorm heading this way- I hope to get some time in my craft room!  

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

House Mouse Knit One

Spellbinders sent me this fun and creative image for the House-Mouse Winter Release to create with.  

 I am going to use this image like crazy- I can see coloring this in so many different colors!  For this post, I used complimentary colors Blue and Orange. For the stenciling, I used a Distress color that is a green leaning towards gray color. I colored using Copic Markers. 
 I have more of this image colored and more cards to come...!

We are just home after 3 months away.  We were celebrating Grandson #2 birth- October 11th.  We had a blast spending time with DS, DIL and our 4 1/2 year old grandson- who looks so similar to our son at that age!  It was so hard to head home..... over 1200 miles away!

I am entering my card into the 'Blue' challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge

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