Friday, June 23, 2017

USA Bug - Stars and Stripes Card Series

Hello All! We're on to the 4th card in this series.  I couldn't resist this little guy and Copic Coloring him or her depending on how you see it.  Lately a little bit at a time I've been unmounting my favorite Stampin Up Stamps from the past.  This little guy is from the Love Bug set.  When I was painting the Aileen's Tack it Over & Over on this set I saw it and thought it would be perfect for the 4th of July.  Such cute little sections to color all different shades of Red & Blue leaving a bit of white. You can see the colors used below.


The bunting edge was cut with a Border from a Crafter's Companion Create a Card set.  It's done in 2 colors and the layered bug on top.  The entire piece is set on top of a blue piece of cardstock that was embossed with an Anna Griffin folder Striped Stars.  The USA comes from a set of Lifestyle Craft Patriotic Dies.

The entire card makes me a bit Happy, not that it's the best but it turned out the way I saw it in my head which is rare.  Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out this series of cards!  I can't thank you enough!  Hope you have a GREAT WEEKEND!  Hugs!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ahoy On Your Birthday - Stars and Stripes Card Series

We're more than half way done with this FUN card series.  Today I'm using Anna Griffin letterpress folders, dies and clear stamps to extend the nautical one more time!

I've inked up Anna's Anchor Letterpress plate with Archival Ink and run a piece of white cardstock through the Cuttlebug with to create the letterpress look.  For the anchor clear stamp I stamped it in Staz On on Strathmore Mixed Media cardstock which is the whitest paper I have that works with my Zig Clean Color Pens which is how I colored the anchor.  It is die cute with Labels 4 from Spellbinders.  The greeting OnYour Birthday are all Anna Griffin Dies as is the Striped Stars embossed strip under the anchor.
I really adore how this card turned out.  Thank you so much for stopping by today hope you are enjoying your June!  

Monday, June 19, 2017

You Brighten My Day - Stars and Stripes Card Series

Yay back on track.  The kids are finishing up the first semester of Summer School then going off to their respective jobs helping me out at work!  (DOUBLE Yay my office is going to get rid of most of the boxes while they are there!!!)  Our latest card series is underway and getting me excited for the upcoming 4th of July festivities!   I really wish we had a beach here but I will have to dream of lighthouses and beaches until I can get back to Florida.

Today's card will suffice as a manifestation of my dream.....  I love this little Lighthouse on the beach from Lawnfawn and I've colored it with Zig Clean Color Markers on Strathmore Cold Press watercolor paper.   The lighthouse of course comes with it's own stripes so I have added some stars in the night sky using my water brush to remove some of the color and putting a rhinestone in the middle of the washed out dot and a little yellow put back in so that the rhinestone looks as if it glows.  I love this technique wouldn't it e wonderful for a wedding or shower card so it looks like diamonds are glowing?  Or little street lamps, or lights on a Christmas tree.  The possibilities are endless.....

Thank you so much for stopping by today and getting a little Beachy stars and stripes.  Have a Wonderful remainder of your week!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Shoot For The Stars - Stars and Stripes Card Series

Good Morning.   I have been working on getting this series started since Monday.  But you know how you get into that cycle of being tired and not having enough time to get everything done in a day. Then can't fall asleep at night thinking about all of the things you haven't completed, which just adds to the vicious cycle of not getting enough things done while being exhausted all day.  That's about how it was coming out of May and recovering from my Spring cold.  Now we are all back to our regular selves I hope to get back on track.

This series will be a somewhat Patriotic one to there will be 5 cards with Stars and Stripes hopefully they will jump start you to make your own Patriotic Inspired card for upcoming events in your life or maybe you will find a technique you just have to try or revisit.

Today's card uses a clear stamp set from My Favorite Things Stamps.  I've heat embossed the greeting in Gold and stamped the stars all around in shades of red and blue.  Everything is layered onto blue cardstock and a red card.  I have of course used a ton of Stickles on the stars and some striped ribbon to add the stripe part of our series!

Hope you enjoy it and your having a wonderful start to your Summer.  Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Thank You Sea Shells - Navy and Gold Series

We made it to the 5th card in the color series.  YAY I have been excited to use some new products and techniques throughout this series of cards.  This card is no exception all new products mostly Anna Griffin again.  The Anna Griffin Sea Shells are stamped on a scalloped die cut piece of white paper with Adirondack ink.   I love the super crisp image this ink gave these stamps and was pleasantly surprised how well these clear polymer stamps worked.  The Thank You is also from a new Anna Griffin set of greetings that came with die cuts.  The small oval was cut with that set and the larger gold was cut with a Lifestyle Crafts oval die.  I added some navy grosgrain ribbon behind the words and popped up the entire scalloped piece onto gold mirrorcard.
I am so happy with the way that this card series turned out I'm already working on another one or two!  YAY!  Look for a Patriotic Series starting later this week.

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to visit my blog!  It is so appreciated!  Have a Wonderful WEEK!

Thursday, June 08, 2017

I Thank My Lucky Stars For You - 19 years - Navy and Gold Series

Today is the Mr. and I's 19th Wedding Anniversary!  It's hard to believe it seems like yesterday we got married.  I Thank My Lucky Stars every single day!
For this card I heat embossed gold Stars on Navy and used some more of my amazing printed cardstock from Club Scrap that I have been hoarding for about 15 years.  The stamped phrase is from Lawn Fawn stamps.

We will celebrate in style maybe in the back yard at our new outdoor dining table with some grilled steaks?  Woo Hoo!  Weather please be kind...

Thank you so much for stopping by today I Thank My Lucky Stars for your friendship as well!

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Hello Summer - Navy and Gold Series

I had some fun last week creating this card. I heat embossed the gold dot background(an old Stampin Up Stamp) onto Kraft cardstock and die cut it with a dotted rectangle die from Memory Box.  Once that was done I layered it onto a piece of gold mirrorcard with foam tape.  The Octopus again from Memory Box is also foam taped up over the navy ribbon.  I was excited to use one of my new Anna Griffin dies for the Hello. 
Originally the octopus had only one rhinestone eye but the MR. said that didn't look right.  I was thinking he was a profile octopus but I guess not two eyes are better than one for sure even more so when they are rhinestones.

Hopefully your enjoying the color series.  I am excited to do this there are 2 more cards coming up one on Thursday and one next early next week.  Thank you again for stopping by!  

Friday, June 02, 2017

Thank You - Navy and Gold Series

Here is another in my Gold and Navy Series of cards.  This one uses Versamark Ink with some Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls by Ranger applied with a soft brush.  I love this subtle vintage look.   I've again used the gold over navy cardstock from my stash and some ivory and gold twine along with an Elizabeth Craft gold Thank You sticker.

I love the idea of incorporating all of my gold coloring items I have in my stash!  It makes creating fun to challenge yourself to use some of your supplies!  

I did download a new app for my phone to challenge myself it's called Randomizer!  OH My I've added my various mediums into it and I choose 1 or 2 to create a card with!  I currently have 53 supply items although when I look through my stash I add a couple more each time.  How quickly we forget what we own.  I love this app to challenge me to use it up!

Hope your having a Wonderful week.  Enjoy your weekend and thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Thinking of You - Navy and Gold Series

Love the Navy and Gold together so much so I had to use gold leaf bits on this project with Elizabeth Craft Design stickers.  I love how it's turned out on a piece of gold shimmer over navy paper from Club Scrap from my stash.

It is a bit difficult to see but the navy cardstock in the background is embossed with a stripy embossing folder.

We've had a busy month May is always crazy around here with the end of everything including performances and finals and 8th grade for Abbigayle.  Then just to be safe we've thrown in Junior Prom for Emily and jobs for both girls as well as 2 new pets for the house (2 Budgies named Felix & Syd).  We've also set up our backyard for entertaining and family fun.  I would hate for anyone to be bored.  Things are calming down now as today marks the first day of Summer School for the kids and a New Job for the Mr. starting next week.  

Hope everyone's Summer is off to a Wonderful start!  Thanking for stopping by today!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Hello Blue Skies

I'm getting excited for Spring.  We've had a lot of rain here as of late which is a bummer but everything is turning green and my tulips and other flowers are starting to come up so I am hopeful Spring is just around the corner.

In that respect I've been trying to create some happy Sunny cards.  I found this wavy textured paper in my stash.   It is probably over 15 years old and I've been saving it that long.  I finally gave myself permission to use it.  I love the texture it gives this card.  I used some Memory Box Dies as well as Impression Obsession and a gold Hello sticker.  All together this card made me Happy I hope it makes you Happy as well.

Thank you for stopping by to visit.  I'm going to share how I organize my small embellishments like brads and buttons this weekend.  Hope you can stop back by!