Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Uplifting Thoughts

I wanted to make some cards for friends and family who need a little cheering up. Sometimes people feel down for no particular reason and life seems a hard. I chose to use this set from Simon Says Stamp! Uplifting Thoughts. I used my Misti  and scattered the sayings over some water color paper. Using the Misti allowed me to get a good impression by stamping 2 or 3 times. I used Versifine Onyx black ink and clear embossing powder so that he watercolor wouldn't make a mess. I did make 3 cards this one with my Peerless water colors, another with Mijello Mission that I used soft pastel colors and the other with Gansi Tambi Starry Colors (this one didn't photograph well so I won't post it but it's gorgeous in real life.  I wanted this one to be bold so I started with yellow so I could get the sun and the flower and that led to the diagonal design. I just chose other colors that blended well with the yellow. I matted it with black and chose a bright yellow card base. To add texture I pulled out my embossing folders (which I haven't used in way to long) and sine I wanted the sentiments to be front and center I kept it subtle.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, July 8, 2016


There is no such thing as too many balloons. They are such a happy thing to have, to see or to play with especially water balloons.  These are just filled with air (at least if they were real they would be).
So many balloon sets are available now and more are coming so let's just enjoy some happy thoughts.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Baby Cards

One of the occasions that I make cards for is the gift packets I give to family and friends at Christmas. Well between Christmas 2014 and Christmas 2015 I went from one great nephew to 3 great nephews and a great niece. All of whom are absolutely the most beautiful children on the face of this Earth. ( no I'm not biased at all.) So I was informed that I needed to make more baby cards and this is the design I came up with for the cards.  My Favorite Things came out with a Baby's Bib die just in time for me to make these cards. I went through all of my stamp sets and pulled out any small images that could go on the front of the bibs. I also pulled out some patterned paper to cut out the bibs. I love how they turned out and I hope you do also. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Decorating the Tree

I never got around to posting any of the Christmas cards I made this past Christmas. As a matter of fact I didn't send out that many cards either, too much going on at the time. This is a digital image from Maurie Manning. I have had this image printed out for over a year, along with a whole bunch of other images that I wanted to color. finally pulled some of them out and got busy.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Penguins in Paradise

This is one of the sweetest stamp sets by Birdie Brown at My Favorite Things. The Penguins in a tropical setting is just so cute you can't help but have fun making cards with them. Stamping on kraft card stock makes coloring so simple that it's almost too easy. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.