Monday, May 22, 2017

Sympathy: Loss of a Cat






My brother and sister-in-law's cat was euthanized recently.  It is always difficult to lose a member of the family.

Colors:
Early Espresso
Old Olive
Crumb Cake

Stamps:
C is for Cat
Never Forgotten (ODBD) for inside

Other:
Impression Obsession dies for cats
Mosaic Moments Here Kitty die


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Thank You: Celebrate Today


Patrick's sixth grade teacher, Mr. Slavish, was the most inspirational teacher ever.  He motivated Patrick and allowed him to love school and learning again.  His previous teacher had taken that away from Patrick.  Patrick made this card (with a bit of guidance from me) by himself.

Colors:
Bermuda Bay
Coastal Cabana
Silver Glitter

Stamps:
Wetlands
Celebrate Today
Thoughtful Branches (for inside)

Other:
Celebrate today matching dies
Star Border punch
Star punch
Bakers twine
Stick on stars

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Retirement: Feathers with Watercolor Background


Aaron has a coworker that is moving to a different department.  We used the stamp Watercolor Wash.  I am not sure I will use it as intended, but it gave a good beginning base for the water coloring.

Colors:
Soft Suede
Baked Brown Sugar
Coastal Cabana
Bermuda Bay
Sage Shadow
Lost Lagoon
Bordering Blue
Marina Mist
Bashful Blue
Pool Party

Stamps:
Banners for You
Four Feathers
Watercolor Wash
Paisleys & Posies
Gorgeous Grunge
Timeless Texture
Playful Backgrounds

Other:
Linen Thread
Button
Pearls
Four Feathers matching dies
Vellum
Heat embossing powder

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Retirement: Dragonfly with Watercolor Background





Another coworker is retiring this year.  The Dragonfly Dreams set is new to me, but I am sure I will be using it often.  It is a gorgeous and versatile set.

Colors:
Early Espresso
Baked Brown Sugar
Wild Wasabi
Old Olive
Certainly Celery
Lost Lagoon
Mossy Meadow
Pear Pizzazz
Very Vanilla

Stamps:
Dragonfly Dreams
Awesomely Artistic
French Foliage
Banners for You (for inside)
Happy Retirement

Other:
Dragonfly Dreams matching dies
Pearls

Monday, May 15, 2017

Mother's Day: Watercolor Flowers and Butterflies



I had three cards to make for Mother's Day this year.  My daughter-in-law is now a mother -- with my fourth grandchild.  Life is good!

I am still fascinated with watercolor for the background.  I made all three cards at the same time, but each card is unique.  Each card has seven layers of stamping and spritzing.  I love this technique!

Colors:
Blushing Bride
Pink Pirouette
Strawberry Slush
Flirty Flamingo
Rich Razzleberry
Baked Brown Sugar
Pistachio Pudding
Black

Stamps:
Dragonfly Dreams
Timeless Textures
Vintage Vogue
Paisley & Posies
Gorgeous Grunge
Faith in Nature
Happy Mother's Day


Other:
Beautiful Wings embosslit
Pearls


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Masculine: Celebrate with Watercolor Background


I have been enjoying experimenting with watercolor paper.  The background used five different colors with lots of spritzing and sponging.  Too bad I covered up most of the beautiful background.

Colors:
Early Espresso
Soft Suede
Crumb Cake
Sahara Sand
River Rock
Dusty Durango
Mossy Meadow

Stamps:
Irish Blessing background
Timeless Texture
Gorgeous Grunge
Beautiful You

Other:
Banner dies (from Dies by Dave)
Metal gear
Linen thread
Enamel dots

Saturday, May 13, 2017

88th Birthday for my Mom


My mom is 88 years old this year.  We posted on Facebook to get as many people as possible to send a card to her.  This card is from one of her great-grandchildren.  She has been receiving many, many cards.  My cousin Ramsey asked her son's teacher if each student could send a card.  What a wonderful surprise when she received 30 homemade art projects.  My goodness, that brought tears to her eyes!

Colors:
Concord Crush
Wisteria Wonder
White

Stamps:
Create a Cupcake
Balloon Adventure

Other:
Candle border punch

Monday, May 1, 2017

Birthday: Hearts with Glitter





Gorgeous glittery card!  However, I don't like that you have to use glue to adhere to the glitter paper. 

Colors:
Rose Red
Silver Glitter
White

Stamps:
Happy Birthday

Other:
Heart border punch
Heart punches
Stitched Shapes
Pearls