Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Just Because

     I hope everyone had a safe and delicious Thanksgiving and are on your way to a wonderful Christmas. Mine was filled with friends and family, laughter, love and lots of pie. LOL
     It's a beautiful fall day here in Rochester, NY but I had to get in my craft room and get my cards done for some challenges. So here goes.
     My card today is really just a throw together card, meaning; I had some flowers in my stash that I  made quite a while ago and hadn't used yet. I do this with all my stamp sets when first get them. This gives me lots of pretty flowers when I need a card fast.
     I started with a plain piece of Neenah #110 card stock and my distress inks. Using a blender and Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo I added the colors to the top and left side of my card which was cut to 4 x 51/4" and stamped my sentiment, Altenew Sketchy Floral, 3/4 of the way down on the right. Then using dimensional tape I added the flowers and leaves from my Altenew set Garden Treasures, from my premade stash. Gems are from Pretty pink Posh.
     This card took me about 10minutes to make and I love it! hope you do too.
I will be entering this card in:

Thanks for stopping by,
God Bless,


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Remember this Lovely Day


     It's been a very busy year so far and it's not slowing down, Baseball, Soccer, and Football with the grandkids was awesome; watching our oldest granddaughter graduate from middle school made us so proud and also sad, time passes way to swiftly. I have two grandsons in Florida who will be moving back to New York next summer and they also will be playing sports, along with their father. Free time, what's that, LOL.
      I do however make time to make my cards and scrapbook as much as possible. I love to look back on our lives and share memories with my boys and their families.
     Scrapbooks help keep our memories alive. My grandchildren never got the chance to meet their Uncle Mark, he was taken from us in 2004, but when they look through his scrapbook and ask about pictures of his life they feel closer to him, and get to know who he was. The little boy in my page below is my grandson, he is named for his Uncle Mark.
      I will be entering this page in the Altenew Sketch Challenge #6.
     My page today is of a photo shoot taken in May of 2015 when my Daughter in Law was very pregnant with their second child. They live in Florida near Fort Lauderdale Beach and had a lovely day taking pictures and enjoying the Sunshine and the Water. My Grandson had a great time playing in the waves and trying his hand at photography. There were so many beautiful picture of this Lovely day, that eventually, they too will make it into my scrapbook. 


     I used a sheet of Canson 140lb, 12x18 watercolor paper cut to 12x12. I then used 3 distress inks, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon. I swiped the colors across a plastic bag from side to side in 3 lines, and spritzed with water, I also sprayed the paper, then I used the smushing technique all around the center and dabbed the remainder of the ink around the edges for splashes. When it was dry I stamped the Altenew Sketchy Floral in the corners using black Archival Ink and my Tonic studios stamping platform. Using Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and Gathered Twiggs distress inks, I water colored the flowers. I placed my pictures down and using an craft knife cut the flowers to lay over the pictures.
     For the words and phrases I used Altenew 365 and Sweet Friend and Sketchy Floral, 2 sticker numbers and a Family stamp I had in my stash. 
     That's it for now, I have to go meet up with friends. Have a wonderful day! 

      God Bless,