Friday, May 26, 2017

Just for You Card

Well, the holiday weekend is here!!  We had a busy day today watching Jennifer, or should I say she was watching me.  She is fascinated with the boot I have to wear.  Good thing she is so good as my energy level is not what it should be.  She loves to paint, so my refrigerator is full of wonderful pictures!  Then she went riding on her ATV with Poppy and she had a great nap after lunch.

So while I had time, I finished up some cards I started the other day.  I had not used the Botanicals For You stamp set from SU much and made these cards with it.  They came together really quick.


I used Crumb Cake for the base card and used a layer of Watermelon Wonder next.  I love that color.  My next layer was from the Birthday Bouquet DSP.  I stamped my Just For You on some Whisper White and glued it on a layer of Garden Green.


My bow is made from Watermelon Wonder ribbon and I punched a flower out of the Watermelon CS and decorated it with a pearl.


I used one of the sentiments from the stamp set for the inside.  I decided this card can be used for a lot occasions - birthday, engagement, retirement, etc.  I hated cutting into my DSP, but.......I told myself I will not buy anymore until I use some up.

We are suppose to have some rain off and on for the weekend.  I hope we will at least get to barbecue some.  Hope everyone enjoys their Holiday!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Graduation Card

We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  We didn't do much.  Joe planted some flowers and worked in his garden.  I had some more x-rays last week and everything is healing.  Unfortunately, no lighter boot, so I will have to drag it around for another 2 1/2 weeks until the next visit.  I managed to get back into the craft room today and made this Graduation Card I needed.


I saw this on Pinterest made by Stamping to Share and thought how unique it was.  You could make this in the different colors of the High School, College, etc. of the recipient.  I was looking for a card that stated the year, but then thought this could also be used for other occasions such as retirement.


Recipe:

Ink:  Pacific Blue
Paper:  Pacific Blue, Lost Lagoon, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Accessories - SU Sunshine Wishes Thinlets
Embellishments:  Rhinestones

I cut my CS 4 1/4 x 11" and scored it at 5 1/2".  I cut two pieces 2 x 5 1/8".  I glued down the Daffodil pieces to each of the Pacific Point CS which were cut at 3 7/8 x 5 1/8".  I then glued one panel on the inside and one on the outside making sure to alternate the position of the Daffodil Delight.  Then I glued down the Whisper White panel which I cut at 3 1/2 x 4 3/4".  I die cut my pieces and glued them down and added the sentiment to the front and the inside.


The inside sentiment is an old SU stamp that I found when I was unpacking my boxes.  It is nice to be able to see everything before I decide which greeting I want to use.  I'm a happy camper!!

School is almost over for the girls.  Hard to believe that another year is coming to an end,  Hope everyone has a great week!  I have a lot of birthdays coming up, so I think I'm going to make some of them next.  It would be next to be ahead of time for a change.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy



Monday, May 15, 2017

Mother's Day Card

We hope everyone had a very nice weekend.  Instead of going out, everyone came here yesterday.  It was so much easier for me to stay home than to drag this boot around.  Everyone brought a bunch of goodies and we had a great time.  On Saturday, I made it back to my craft room for the first time since things were moved back, and I made this card for my daughters.  I originally was going to make it for Valentine's Day in red but ran out of time, so I thought I would change up the color and make it for Mother's Day.  This design could be used for so many occasions.


I made a gateway card measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scoring at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8" in Whisper White.  I used SU's Sugarplum CS for my sides measuring 1 7/8" x 5 1/4" and the inside panel which measures 4" x 5 1/4" which I then embossed.  I used my Sweet & Sassy Framelits, embossed them as well,  and adhered them together to form my closure using dimensionals on one side of the heart to my base card.


I used my $1 stamp from Michael's for my sentiment.  Before I hurt my ankle, I had found this adorable pansy stamp online and was so happy when it came in the mail the other day.


My old one was wearing out and I love how this stamped out!!  I go back to the ankle specialist on Wed. for more x-rays, so I hope he will give me something lighter to wear.  It is suppose to warm up this week so I can hardly wait.  I hope everyone has a good week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Cool Treats Birthday Card

I had made this card for Rachel's 17th birthday which was last Sunday.  Unfortunately, instead of celebrating her birthday, I spent the day in the ER.  What a mess!  While getting ready, for some reason, my right leg collapsed on me and I ended up with a fractured right ankle!!  So instead of eating cake, I was getting x-rays of my foot, ankle and knee.  I won't bore you with the details, but I'm not a happy camper.  The next day we went to an ankle specialist and they gave me a walking boot - thank God!!




So all week I have been getting used to the boot and crying!!  I have to go back next week for follow-up x-rays to make sure the fractures are healing.  When I did feel like sitting and posting, my Internet went out for 2 days which brings me to today when it finally came back on.  My service provider is changing everything this month, so I'm sure it has something to do with that.

When I saw this stamp set from SU, I fell in love with it.  Rachel and I have a long history of eating popsicles together from when she was a little girl.  I figured she would love this card which she did.  It bought back a lot of good memories.


I used Pool Party for my base card with my first layer of Whisper White 4" x 5 1/4".  My layer of Watermelon Wonder is 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" and my DSP measures 3" x 4 1/4".  I used my Frozen Treats Dies to cut out my pops in Watermelon Wonder ad More Mustard.


I tied some ribbon around my two layers before I adhered them.  Then I popped up my pops with dimensionals and tied some twine around them.  My sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set from SU.


The inside sentiment is from Cool Treats as well.  Here is a picture of Rachel and her Mom on her birthday.  It is hard to believe that she is 17!!


I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  I really have no idea where the past week went.  I am hoping for some warmeer weather though as I already feel housebound.

I entered this card at Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #241 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Monday, April 24, 2017

Thinking Of You Card

Happy Monday!!  Hope everyone had a great weekend!  I needed to make some "Thinking of You" cards over the weekend and decided to ink up my Kind Koala stamp from SU that I haven't used yet.  I thought this stamp was so cute.  I decided to CASE this adorable card I saw on Splitcoast Stampers.

I used Smokey Slate CS from SU for my base card and layered it with Sweet Sugarplum CS.  I embossed it with my Polka Dot folder and adhered it to my base.  I cut a piece of Whisper White Thick CS 2" wide and used my Scalloped Tag punch.  I used Basic Black to stamp out my Koala Bear.


I colored it in and then added some pink ribbon I had on hand.  I adhered it to the front of the card with some dimensionals to pop it up.  I thought it turned out so cute!



For my sentiment, I used a stamp from the Pretty Kitty stamp set from SU.  I'm in the midst of unpacking boxes in my craft room and setting everything up.  It is so nice to be able to see my stamp sets and pick one out instead of going through boxes to find something!!  Every box seems like Christmas!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter Bunny Card

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend!  It was so busy here with coloring eggs, an Easter egg hunt and of course eating lots of goodies!!  We had a great time.  I have one more Easter card to show you that I made for my daughter Jeannie.  She and Jennifer had seen it stamped out laying on my desk a few weeks ago and mentioned how cute the bunny was so I decided to make it for her.


This is a Easter stamp from SU that I had purchased last year.  I think it is so cute - but I love bunnies.  At one time, when my girls were young we had four rabbits and Rachel and Sarah were involved with 4H Club showing their rabbit - Gilbert!  He was the best rabbit I have ever seen.  I used Whisper White for my base card and used a scalloped oval die to cut out some DSP paper.  After coloring my bunny, I adhered it to my base card making sure it was centered in the oval,  I then popped up the DSP with some dimensionals.


I felt like it needed something else, so I added some pink ribbon I had in my stash and it was finished.  I think it turned out so cute!  My daughter loved it.  Here is the inside sentiment that I used.


Well, now it time to put away all the Easter goodies for another year.  The house always looks so empty without all those eggs!!  Hope everyone has a great week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

I entered this card in the Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #238 - Holiday.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Easter Lamb Card

I had purchased this stamp set from SU last year and love it!  I decided to use it to make Jennifer an Easter card as she is such an animal lover.


It came together so quick.  I adhered DSP I had for my layer on some Whisper White paper.  After I colored in my lamb, I embossed my second layer and cut out an circle.  I placed my lamb on the DSP making sure it was centered in the circle and then popped up my embossing layer with some dimensionals.


I made a banner stamping only the greeting from the stamp and then glued some pink ribbon underneath it so it would show up more.  For the inside sentiment, I used another $1 stamp from Michael's.  I love looking through their bins!


I can't believe the temperature change here.  It is 80 degrees!!  And I love it!!  All my flowers are popping through and all the buds are appearing on the trees.  Can I say winter is finally over??  Hope everyone is having a great week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy