Thursday, July 16, 2020

Butterflies Galore.......

Hello everyone, I hope and pray you and your families are staying healthy and safe, these are uncertain times so, let us do our part and take care of ourselves and each other.
I have a couple of cards for The Twofer Challenge, the prompt word is BUTTERFLIES.

First Card.

Inside of First Card.

Second Card.

Inside of Second Card.

This is what I used to create these cards.

First Card.
SU retired Embosslits "Beautiful Wings".
SU retired "Serene Garden" stamp set.
Power Poppy "Natural Beauties" (sentiment)
Prismacolor pencils.

Inside First Card.
Power Poppy "Simply Camelias" (sentiment)

Second Card.
SU retired Embosslits "Beautiful Wings".
SU "Love Notes" Framelits Dies, (envelope).
Altenew "Splatter Stencil"
Flourishes "Calla Lilies" (for the word "sending")
Nested Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Dies.

Inside Second Card.
Power Poppy "Potted Primroses" (Sentiment).
The butterflies are from my stash but I don't recall where I got them😕
Washi Tape from "Creative by Design"

I want to play with the following challenges.

Things beginning with "B"
Allsorts challenge blog

Thank you for visiting me today.
Stay healthy and safe.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Another Summer Twofer......

Hello everyone, as always, I hope you and your families are doing well in these difficult times. Please keep each other safe and healthy.

THE FLOWER CHALLENGE has arrived at the midpoint in our July SUMMER/WINTER challenge.
Summer officially starts on June 20th. and is over on September 22nd. so here are a couple of cards made with flowers for the month of August and September, which is, by the way, my birth month, just saying😉
I'll list all the "ingredients" I used to create them at the end of this post.

Here's the first card.

This is the INSIDE of the first card.

The second card.

This is the INSIDE of the second card.

This is what I used to create both cards.

First Card.
Flourishes "A Year in Flowers" (2010)
Power Poppy "Sweet Memories" (Retired😭)
Pearlescent watercolors.
Prismacolor pencils.
Gina Marie Designs Enamel Dots.
Stampin' Up! "Filigree" embossing folder. (Retired)
Pattern papers and card stock from my stash. 

Second Card.
Flourishes "A Year in Flowers" (2010)
Spellbinders Nestabilities "Floral Oval Etched Dies"
Prismacolor pencils.
Cherry Lynn "Corner Lace Deco Dies"
Stampin' Up! "Tufted Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder"
Gina Marie Enamel Dots.
Pattern paper and card stock from my stash.

I hope you come along and play with my teammates and me at 
THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, we can't wait to see what you create.

Thank you for stopping by.
Stay healthy and safe.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Learning to Sew......

Hello dear friends: Every time I post on this blog I pray and hope you and your families are doing well, I know it's hard to live in these times, with so much uncertainty about health and social issues but, we need to stick together by staying apart, we need to really listen and to the advice that doctors and scientist, who actually know what they are talking about, give us every day. 
Please stay healthy, safe and take care of yourselves and each other.

The challenge over at RETRO RUBBER is all about buttons, everybody has some in their sewing kit so I hope you find some and come join my teammates and I in our gallery.
My sweet and amazing maternal grandmother tough me how to sew by first learning to sew buttons on a piece of fabric when I was about 8 or 9 years old.
I pricked my fingers several times but those memories of my grandma are just as sweet as the cakes and cookies she used to bake for us spoiled grandkids.
Here's my card, with sweet memories of my grammy.

The buttons are really old, they are from Stampin' Up!, the colored gems are brads that I put through the buttonholes.  The little scissors are from THIS STAMP SET (Stampabilities 2012), I stamped them on white card stock and placed a piece of painters tape behind the image to be able to fussy cut them without tearing the paper, it's a bit tricky but I have really sharp, pointy scissors and lots of patience too, LOL!!
The spool is also stamped, fussy cut and then I wrapped some very thin yarn around and threaded a real needle to add to the design, I love how it looks.
The little flowers are from a 2012 Flourishes stamp set called "Stitched for You"
I found my inspiration for this card on Pinterest with this card by Leeanne Withby, just love the vintage look of it.


This is the INSIDE of the card.

The sentiment is from another very old sewing stamp set but this one, I really can't remember, I apologize.  If any of you recognize the sentiment or the spool, please let me know. Thank you.

So I hope you come and join my teammates and I in the RETRO RUBBER gallery, remember to use stamps that are older than 1 year, and if you can, please let us know how old they are.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

I picked Embossing, Die Cuts and Flowers.

No Pattern Paper.
Dragonfly Dreams

Flowers and Texture.

My card was inspired by memories of my maternal grandma
teaching me to sew.

Thank you for visiting me today.
Stay healthy and safe.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Happy 13th!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello everyone: On July 11th. was my youngest grandson 13th. Birthday!!
I can't believe how fast the years just flew by, and now, here's this beautiful, sweet, funny young man, who is an awesome student, loving son, brother, and grandchild and, last but definitely not least, he is an amazing drum player.  We are so proud of him.  I made this card for him.

I found this image on Pinterest, I printed it out and colored with Prismacolor pencils.
The sentiment is from a retired SU set called "Curly Cute"
This is the INSIDE of the card.

You know how hard it is to make masculine cards, let alone cards for teen boys so I was so happy that I found this image for Steven Michael's card.
The sentiment on the inside is from a Power Poppy set called Party Time.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

I used Prismacolor pencils.

Send a Smile for Kids
Christmas in July or Anything Goes.
Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog

Craft Rocket Challenges
#72 "For the Men or Boys"
Craft Rocket Challenges

Fab'n'Funky Challenges
#489 "For a Men or Boy"
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges

Watercooler Wednesday
All About Occasions.
Watercooler Wednesday

Thank you for visiting me today.
Stay healthy and safe.