Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Valentine I Love You

Hi,
     My computer crashed today so I'm doing this on my tablet. I sure hope it works.
     My card today is a fairly simple one, but I love how it turned out.
SUPPLIES:    
Spellbinders die  S2-022 Vines of Passion (heart die)
Altenew   Creative edge-Lace die (double cut down center)
Altenew   Forever and Always stamp set (I love you)
Altenew  Patterned paper (Reflections 6x6 paper pad)
American Crafts   glitter cardstock (Rouge)
ColorMates  cardstock (red)
Neenah solar white cardstock
The gold cardstock is labeled MFBGLD-1212-1
     I will be entering this card in these challenges:
Have a very crafty day!
God Bless,
Karen


  



Thursday, January 25, 2018

My Valentine

 Hi,
   My card today has a little story behind it so here goes. My husband and I have been married for 40 years and always celebrate Valentines as if it is our first. Candy, flowers and a special dinner. He gets candy too. He always finds just the right card to give me and I do the same. However in the past I've had to buy his card because I didn't have the right stamps to make one. This year I did.
    While browsing the Penny Black sight I found 2 stamps that were perfect for what I had in mind. Tom and Lily (40-098) and Sweetheart (40-503). I bought them and waited. As soon as they arrived I got to work on my vision for the perfect Valentines card for my sweet hubby.
     I stamped them, separately, on Tim Holtz white watercolor paper with black archival ink and used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens to color. When I was done coloring the heart wreath, I fussy cut it out leaving just a hint of white around the flowers. I then worked on coloring Tom and Lily, and added some blue to the background to look like sky and clouds. I stamped the Happy Valentine's Day in red Archival ink using Clearly Posh Stamps (POSH-CST_024) then went over it with a red glitter pen. I used some dimensional tape and popped up the heart around their heads. Then I stamped several different sized hearts with red archival ink and colored them with the red glitter pen. Lastly I found the Eternally Yours stamp in My stash (from the $ bin at Michael's) and stamped it on the bench. The birds are from Altenew's Be A Lighthouse set.
     
 I'm very excited to give this card to my wonderful hubby Dale, as we celebrate Love and Happiness this Valentine's Day.
I will be entering this card in these challenges: Mod Squad Challenge Valentine Love
                                                                       Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Layer it Up
                                                                       Penny Black- January-Anything Goes
Have a very crafty day!
God Bless
Karen 

 

New Years Hello

Hello,
     I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are looking forward to a healthy, happy and very Crafty New Year. My Christmas was fill with all the people I Love and my New Year started by welcoming a new little Niece to the family, Brynn Harper Linton, what a sweet girl. My Sister is over the Moon to have another grandchild to love, as are we all. My husband and I also found out over the holidays that we will be welcoming a new grandson in July, we're so excited, #6 is on the way.
     I didn't get into my craft room much in the last few months, but my New Years resolution is to work on my blog more and enter more challenges, so here I am. I've made several cards with stamps I received for Christmas and from my stash of previously stamped and colored flowers.
      Whenever I get a new stamp, I stamp them out several times and color them for future use. That way when I need a card fast, I can go to my stash and get it done fairly quickly.
     My Stash of Altenew flowers:
When making this card I decided to use several flowers from different sets and my Altenew Wood Pallet background.
     The flowers and leaves are from 3 sets, Peony Bouquet, Garden Treasure and Beautiful Day all from Altenew. I used distress inks, Recollections 110 lb. grey card stock, and Neenah solar white 110 lb. card stock. I adhered all the leaves and the Peony to the card then added a piece of 110lb. card behind the pink Garden Treasures flower and dimensional tape behind the Beautiful Day flower. This gave it many dimensions and I loved the effect.
     I will be entering this card in these challenges:Altenew-January 2018 Inspiration Challenge
                                                                         Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge-Layer it Up

Have a crafty day!
Karen