Friday, August 28, 2015

August Rudolph Days Challenge

Today I'm sharing my card for the August Rudolph Days Challenge .  "Scraps of Life by Scrappymo" hosts  The Rudolph Days Challenge and the challenge runs from August 25th through August 31. 

Thank You, Mo for drawing my name  as the winner for the June Rudolph Days Challenge and this is the stamp and die set that I won. I used this to make my August challenge entry.

I'm also entering this card in the  Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #191. Snippets of leftover card were used for the tag and the Poinsettia.

 I'm planning to clean my craft room today. We had our carpets done yesterday and I had to move everything out of my craft room and then move it all back again. The way my back feels today it is a sure sign that I need to get rid of some of my crafting supplies. I'll let you know how that goes.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting my blog today.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ranunculus Field Stamp By Stampendous

The "Ranunculus Field" stamp by Stampendous was the stamp that I drooled over every time I went to the craft store last summer. Each time I talked myself out of making the purchase until it went on the clearance rack and then I grabbed it.

That was a year ago and this is the first time I've used it!!!!!!! Just had to have it, never use it!!!  Does anyone else do that?

I made this card in two different colorways.
The image was stamped using Versamark on watercolor paper.
I heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder.
Used an aqua painter and  Distress Inks in dusty concord, picked raspberry, spiced marmalade and  wild honey for the flowers.
The inks used for the  leaves were bundled sage and forest moss.
The background was done using salty ocean.

The colored card used for layering and the vellum on the yellow card were snippets and scraps from my scrap drawer. Why does this supply of scraps never seem to get smaller?

  I'm taking this card to Pixie's Snippets Playground and joining my friends for Challenge # 191

Here in Minnesota it's beginning to feel like Autumn. The windy, cool weather that we're having now is about a month early. We commented yesterday that we hadn't seen any Robins in our yard for a while now so some of the birds are starting to migrate South. This SnowBird will be waiting until October. I better get some Fall cards made!

 ta ta for now, Kathy

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

"SNIPPETS" To The Rescue

After taking the pictures for my previous blog post, I realized that Clean and Simple just isn't my style. The cards just needed something so "SNIPPETS" to the rescue.

 When I have leftover scraps of card, I use my Paper Smooches die and a couple of Sizzix foliage dies and I cut them into usable "Snippets."

Here is my card with some little extras added.

The embellishments on this card now make it "Baby" appropriate.

Today I'm entering my revamped card in The Pixies's  Snippets Playground Challenge.

Ta Ta For Now,

Monday, August 17, 2015

It's All About Lines

Kathy R. from "The Daily Marker" is having a Pop-Up Challenge. The theme of the challenge is "It's All About Lines"


This is the card that I made using lines.

I had so much fun drawing the design, coloring and then drawing "Eyelashes" around all of the dark lines. So  I made a second card. This card  will be used as a congratulations card for my great niece's baby which is due in September.

I colored these card designs by using my Derwent color pencils and then blending them with Gamsol.

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a great day.
Ta Ta For Now,

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Mostly White On White With A Touch of Lavender

Today I'm sharing a birthday card that I made for a friend of mine who lives in the great state of  Iowa.
As soon as the picture is taken and this blog post is written the card will go in the mail.

The lavender paper is from a paper pack that has been in my stash for a very long time.
 Stamped the SU sentiment and the SU Petite Petals onto snippets of card.
The Distress Ink "Dusty Concord" matched the lavender paper perfectly.
The Spellbinders "Foliage"  die  is new.
There is a sprig of foliage in there that's cut  using  a Penny Black die.
Spellbinders "Fleur de Lis Rectangles" die.
 The embossing folder is an old one from  Cuttlebug.

 This is going to be a very busy week. It's County Fair time! My daughter-in-law, granddaughter and myself will all be entering items at the fair this year. Three generations. Most of our entries will be in the Culinary Division. We will all be baking and of course there will be greeting cards, and knitting, and quilts entered. I'll share pictures next week.

I'm going to take the  time to join my friends at Pixie's Snippets Playground this week. Hope you'll visit too!

Have a great day and ta ta for now.