Thursday, October 20, 2016
I've got a card I made for this week's Make it Monday to share today. I'm finally done with all the October birthdays, and have started creating for Christmas. One gal at work has asked for eight cards, so I have been happily pulling out sets from a year or two ago to make them. Two Feet Deep is my all time favorite, so I used it for this challenge.
Friday, October 14, 2016
I needed a masculine Get Well card this week, and thought the colors for Color Throwdown #414, were a perfect mix of cheery and not too girly!
This release has made me eager to do some Christmas cards. I chose Betsy's beautiful card as my inspiration this month! She used snowflakes...
Sunday, October 9, 2016
I thought these colors would make a perfect masculine card. Since my dad is turning 90 this year, I decided to use them for his card.
I used PTI's Paper Clippings - Birthday dies to create my card. The card base is Night of Navy and Brushed Gold from Stampin Up, and Orange Zest from PTI. I used some clear Wink of Stella sparkle for thr icing on the cake. Wish you could see it a little better on camera!
Thanks for looking,
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
What a fun challenge this week. It really got my creative juices going, so this morning I was finally able to sit down and put my idea into a card. I'm still working on October projects, and so I chose to make another Halloween card for one of my grandkids.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Thought I'd get my card posted tonight, as I have a busy day at church tomorrow. We were inspired by this photo for September...
I love the pinecones, but I worked with the the colors this month.
The bird and branch are from Winter Woods, and the sentiment is from an an older set, Sending You. I rounded two corners, and used my Fresh Snow ink pad to run along the edges. Clean and simple, like the fabulous photo.
Thanks for hopping by!
Friday, September 23, 2016
October is Men's Birthday Month at the Ford home, so I was thrilled when I saw this week's MIM. This will be one of many (6 to be more precise!) masculine birthday cards in the coming days...
Friday, September 16, 2016
I'm playing along today for the September Create Along with us today. I loved Dawn's pretty Christmas card and how she used the bookmark die. I had to give it a try!
Here is her card
Isn't it beautiful?? I made mine into a Fall Birthday card, using my Color Pop Autumn kit.
I have a double cut of the word Bountiful, as the first layer of Canyon Clay just didn't pop enough. The top layer is Pure Poppy, and I offset it a little. I'm going to do this again, thanks Dawn for your inspiration!
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Monday, September 5, 2016
I'm not usually one of the firsts to create their MIM cards, but with the holiday, I thought I'm going to get one made first thing this morning, I have a busy week ahead!
I don't have any open leaf stamps! So, I got a little creative with some black leaves from TANL, and there is a little bit of green down the left....
Fun challenge this week. I'm off to Michigan on Thursday for my nephew's wedding. I realized I haven't been home for a really long time! Can't wait!
Saturday, September 3, 2016
This morning I made an anniversary card for my daughter and son in law. They will be married three years this month, and fall is totally their favorite season. I pulled out one of my fall favorite stamp sets, Mums the Word, to use the Ombré Cluster stamping technique for their card.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Got my first Halloween card made for one of the grandkids! I made my tag for this week's Make it Monday, using some inexpensive Hobby Lobby paper, and my Coverplate Angled Stripes die. I adhered it to another tag cut from scraps to make it a little stronger. The Coverplate was cut from Summer Sunrise, and my ghosts from vellum. The faces are embossed with Black Sparkle embossing powder, and behind those faces I used a drop of gel adhesive to get them attached. The was fun!
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
This month our inspiration photo is full of soft colored brushstrokes. I love pink and brown together, a long time favorite.
I needed a birthday card for a coworker, and thought she'd like some pink and a teacup!
I started with applying my inks using Watercolor Wonder, and then I took a wet brush to soften and spread the color. After my background was dry, I added the teacup, made with Cocoa Bean. The steamy froth and design on the front were watercolored and highlighted with a Wink of Stella clear pen. The sentiment is from Friendly Flowers.
Happy Hop Day!
Sunday, August 21, 2016
The end of August, I celebrate the birthdays of two of my granddaughters! Addison will be 11, and Brooklyn will be 7. I think they are Super Girls, so I made Superhero cards for them!
Friday, August 19, 2016
So much inspiration from the design team this month! I kept going back to Danielle's card...
I loved the unique colors, and felt like I could use things I already had to case her card. I started by making my own plaid background, using Stormy Seas, Saffron Spice (yes, my order came today!), and Dark Chocolate. I used the Over Under Easy set for my embossed edges. The sentiment is from Autumn Hils and my fall spray is from Quilted Autumn.
Sunday, August 14, 2016
I have a watercolored card to shar e today. It's somethings I've tried to improve my skills in and made this with my new Peony Scrolls stamp set from Altenew. I used the inspiration for this month as my starting point...
I used the no line technique, by stamping my blooms and leaves with Soft Stone. Then I used pinks for the flowers, and a gray/green ink for my leaves.
I mounted it with a piece of fun foam which helps it keep it flat. The sentiment is from PTI's Meadow Greens stamp set.
That's for stopping by! Have a great week.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Fun, easy challenge this week from Lexi! I got off work earlier today, and had a chance to play along. I pulled out Bowl of Sunshine, it hadn't seen ink for a while!
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Saturday, July 30, 2016
So I immensely disliked my splatter card from SAF. It just came across to Christmasy, and so when I sat down to create today, changing that card was at the top of my list. I carefully took the round tag off, and added a new die cut that covered the original area. I also kept my colors a little more simple, only using Pure Poppy ink. I like it a lot better!
Monday, July 25, 2016
At the moment, I'm preparing for the 2016 Stamp-a-Faire. I know it will keep me busy this weekend, so I've already made my card for the July Blog Hop. The colors in this month's photo, just spoke to me, and I was totally inspired!
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Oh! I can't believe it's over! Thank you, thank you, thank you Papertrey Ink! I think this could have been my favorite Stamp-a-Faire ever! I love how we focused on our art, and the wonderful Masters, and I'll include the design team in that list. I especially loved the clips about the artist and their techniques. I was mesmerized. Can't tell you how much you are loved and appreciated!
My last card, and I love this (new to me) set from Lexi. It worked perfectly for the Andy Warhol color blocking technique. I chose fun, happy colors for my card...
So dear Lizzie! This challenge was the hardest one for me! Of course, I got it in my head to use a red background, so it would mimic one of the paintings shared... The yarn with yellow paint, really didn't show up, but I still worked with it! I'm afraid my project looks a little Christmassy, but maybe someone has a birthday around then!
This challenge was easier and faster than I thought it would be! Trying to find the right stamp, was a little bit harder, but opted to use Vintage Linens again. The sentiment is from the new set, It's the Thought, which I already love!
I have really always loved the art of Monet, so I chose to style my card off Dawn's water lilies inspiration. I found another piece of his to use as mine, he painted many irises too.