Friday, April 15, 2011

Find Joy Every Day

Hello Everyone, This card is based on Shari Carrolls sketch #4. I distressed the music background with antique linen distress ink and stamped the music background with tea dye ink. The Garden Bouquet was stamped with more mustard ink by Stampin Up and I used the thumping technique with the Lady Bug Memento marker. You ink up the image with a light color ink and use a darker color marker to thumb the ink onto the stamp. Then you huff on the stamp to put moisture back to the ink and stamp your image on the paper. This was a fun technique to do and I like the results. Thanks for stopping buy and I appreciate the comments.

Supplies used:

Hero Arts stamps:

Garden Bouquet CG172

Music Background CG222

Grid pattern S5216

Inks used:

Tea Dye Distress ink --Ranger

More Mustard--Stampin Up

Antique Linen Distress ink

Memento (Tsukineko) marker--Lady Bug PM-300

Quickutz nesting circle die (3 1/4") CC-SHAPE-14-024

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thinking of You Cards

Hello Everyone, I wanted to post these cards yesterday, but couldn't because the internet was down for almost 24 hours. I made these Thinking of You cards for a few friends who have been ill. Hero Arts Stamps: Creative Trees LL230 and Designer Woodgrain S5208. The sentiment is by C.C. Designs. I used tan and green cardstock for this card and kept it masculine and simple. I am sending this card to a friend who has had a mini stroke. Hope that it makes him feel better.
For this card I used the same stamps as the first card (above) but used light and dark green cardstock with some white. Hero Arts Stamps: Hello CG112. The flowers are from the following Hero Arts stamp sets: Find Joy CL497, Cuckoo CL388, and Mix & Match CL266. The sentiment is from a C.C. Design stamp set. I substituted the Hello sentiment with Thinking of you by masking off the "hello" on the stamp. I substituted the flowers with other HA flowers from other HA stamp sets. Then I paperpieced everything. I made this card for my friend that had knee replacement surgery a few days ago. I hope that she likes it. Thanks for stopping buy and I appreciate the comments.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Some New Cards

Hello Everyone! Wow! It has been over two weeks since I have made and posted any cards. Time sure goes by fast when we are having fun, enjoying life, and spending time with family. I spent the week of March 27, 2011 visiting my 2 daughters and their families in Ohio. It was so good to spend time with my children and grandchildren and just enjoying each other and catching up on what is happening. It was also great to help my two grandsons celebrate their birthdays; my oldest grandson turned 7 and my youngest grandson turned 1. Here are a few cards that I made this past weekend. I am entering these cards into the Hero Arts Flickr Group Challenge. My mojo left me last week and I am trying to get it back; I am sure that it will return soon. It is always hard for me to get back in the swing of making cards when I have been away for awhile. It seems that when I return from a vacation or a long week end, I always have things that take me away from making my cards.
Happy Father’s Day

I wanted to keep this masculine Father's Day card simple and I think that I succeeded. This card is for my son-in-law. The stamps used are Hero Arts: Fathers Day Script C4968 circa 2008 and Decorative Bamboo K4900. The ink that I used is by Stampin Up: Sahara Sand for the image and chocolate brown for the sentiment. The ribbon is by "The Ribbon Boutique" for Hobby Lobby.

Meadow of Flowers

Stamps used are Hero Arts: Blooming Meadow CG171, Thinking of You CL140. Ink used is Memento by Tsukineko: Ruby Red and Tangelo. For this card, I used the first sketch for the Hero Arts challenge this month.

Sending Smiles

Stamps used are Hero Arts: Magical Background CG211, Layered Flowers CL496, and Sending Smiles CL490. I used the third sketch for the Hero Arts Challenge.

NOTE: See challenge sketches here.

Thank you for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. Take care and God bless.