Saturday, September 15, 2018

Surf's Up

I made this layout using a challenge from Soul Scrappers SSQ37 Music to my Ears.  I was sent a business size envelope full of 8 items and I used 7- the piano keys at the top, the music note brad, blue ribbon, the piece of burlap, treble clef die, the notes stamped image, and the French horn stamped image. The background paper, title tag sticker- Surf's Up, and the sticker- Be Grateful for good friends, hot sun, and clear water- on the left side of the journaling is all from Authentique Utopia collection. The journaling paper is from My Mind's Eye Tell Your Story journaling sheets. I wrote with a black Pentel ink pen that Doug, Laura, Riley, Sister (Riley and Sister are their greyhound dogs) and I went to a dog park- beach at Walton Rocks Dog Beach in Jensen Beach, FL. Hearing the wind at the beach is music to my ears. 7-15-18 I took the picture of the palm trees while sitting in the drive-thru at McDonald's and the selfie on the beach. The water is so clear there, but there's a lot of seaweed on the edge of the water.  We went that Sunday afternoon after church and stopped at Dairy Queen on the way back home. The challenge requirements was to use most of the items in the envelope and to include the words "music to my ears" somewhere on our project.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Just Breathe

 I made the following card using the sketch above from CAS(E) this Sketch! blog.
I decided to flip the sketch horizontally so my sentiment would fit better. The card base is Recollections 4 x 5.25. I added Close To My Heart Sugar Rush Collection 12 x 12 paper trimmed to fit the card and the piece behind the sentiment is also from the same collection. The coffee cup stamped image and sentiment stamped image are both from Unity Stamp Company Graciellie Design Stay Strong stamp set. I stamped them with Gina K Designs Amalgam Jet Black ink using my Tim Holtz Platform and then colored the coffee cup image in with Le Plume II Color In Water-based dye ink markers and accented both the coffee image and sentiment with INC. StarLightz  Glitter gel pen. The washi tape across the top is Scotch Expressions. I distressed the edges of the card except the top where the washi tape is with Tim Holtz Scattered Straw Ink- part of the mini set. I decided to make a card before the hurricane hits. TFL!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Generations of Love Blog Hop

This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by our family tree and our Grandparents in honor of National Grandparents Day.
National Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 9th.
This is a weekend hop, but you have until Monday at midnight to finish hopping.
Lorby's World is the blog to start at and she is offering a special prize to one lucky person. All you have to do is hop through all the participants in the blog hop and leave a comment on each of the their blogs. Lorby's World will pick a winner to be announced on Wednesday, September 12th.
Welcome! You should have come from (Shannon https://shannonhdesigns.blogspot.com/).
Here is my project:
I chose a picture from my grandparents' 25th Wedding Anniversary to scrap. All of my grandparents' have passed, but I have many memories of them to hold on to. I know I will see them again one day in heaven. The main patterned paper, photo mat, and title- Cherish are all from Colorbok Signature Paper Family 12 x 12 in Double Sided Paper Pad. I wanted to add a little embellishment, but not too much so I added the word love- Hampton Art Jillibean Soup Wood Veneer Words Today set. I typed my journaling out on my computer- Four generations of love. This picture was taken at Papa and Grandmama James' 25th Wedding Anniversary- August 20,1978. From left to right is me in my dad's arms, my Great Grandmama and Great Granddaddy Futrell- my grandmama's parents, my mom holding Emily- my sister, and my Grandmama James. I was just 2 and Emily was 7 weeks old.
My Papa died in 2004 and my Grandmama remarried in 2012 to Mr. Raffael Farrow. They had 5 years of marriage together before she died this past April. My great-grandparents passed a week apart in 1993. My parents divorced in 1999 and my mom remarried in 2001 to Mr. Ray Bowles. That's all I have to share today. Your next stop is Sue and I'm sure she has something awesome to share!
Thank you for joining us today and please continue on to (Sue https://foleysfriend.blogspot.com/).

FULL LINE UP HERE:

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Wishing You a Magical Christmas

 I followed the above sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch to make this card.
The card base is Recollections 4.25 x 5 in card pack. I then added patterned paper for the background and the diagonal stripe from Pebbles Home For Christmas 12 x 12 Scrapbook Paper Collfection. The elf stamp and the sentiment is from The Stamps of Life elves2 stamp set. I stamped both with VersaFine Onyx Black pigment ink using my Tim Holtz Platform. I colored in the elf with NPW 50/50 Double-ended Two Tone Pencils. I decided not to add a lot to this card since the background paper is so busy. I thought it would fit well with the elf stamp. I may send this for a swap or I may send it with my own Christmas cards I'll decide this later. The sketch expires tomorrow so you still have time to join but only about 11 hours from now. Have a great night!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Happy Birthday

 I made this card for my stepdad's birthday which was yesterday. The card base is Recollections 4.25 x 5. The red background is a 4 x 6 photo mat from Creative Memories Hockey set that I trimmed down to fit the card. The pocket stamp, V line stamp, and the fake money is all from Stampin' Up Pocketful of Sunshine Photopolymer Stamp set. The brads are from a friend in my church that gives me scrap supplies randomly. The yellow paper I used for the pocket stamp is also from Creative Memories. What you can't see behind the pocket is a small paper bag from Recollections that I trimmed down to fit behind the pocket so I wouldn't have to use more brads. The green paper for the fake money is also from Creative Memories. I used VersaFine Onyx Black pigment ink to stamp all the stamps using my Tim Holtz Platform. He liked the card and thought the fake $5 was real for a second! LOL I wrote in the 5. He loves watching football and Washington Redskins so I was trying to stick close to their colors. The happy birthday stamp is from The Stamps of Life butterfly2stamp set. I know the pocket doesn't really fit with the Redskins theme, but I have been wanting to use the pocket stamp set.
This is the inside of the card I made on Sketch #277 Happy Birthday. I decided to add the You are One Cool Chick stamp- from The Stamps of Life farmanimals2stamp and the dies are also from the same set. The card was for my friend, Laura, who works with horses and lives on a farm/ranch. I call it a ranch, because they don't have pigs or chickens. Her anniversary and birthday is the same weekend so I decided to add the horse stamp- also from the same Stamps of Life set- and then used the die to cut it out using my Cuttlebug. I used Making Memories Kraft paper for the farm animals and Recollections Strawberries & Cream for the pig. I think I put the chicken die down wrong, but it can be used with either side up. I used VersaFine Onyx Black pigment ink on these stamps and my Tim Holtz platform as well. Laura and my stepdad's birthdays are both on September 3. I mailed hers last week and hope she has received it by now. I will be participating in a Generations of Love blog hop this Saturday so please be sure to come back and see what we all have to share. Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Forever Friends

I made the following card by following the tutorial on Unity Stamp Company blog as demonstrated by Heather Hoffman of Houses Built of Cards.
I used Phyllis Harris ...always from the heart stamp set with VersaFine Onyx Black Pigment Ink and stamped it 3 times on 3 different sheets of Colorbok Boardwalk 12 x 12 Paper Pad that I trimmed down to fit a Recollections A2 card base. I placed the sentiment stamp- forever friends- and the bigger stamp on each piece of paper after I stamped it on typing paper to test the image and sentiment on the card base. I must admit the dimensions are not even all the way around, but I did pretty good to eyeball cut all 3 sheets. I used my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform to stamp the image and sentiment at the same time. I then trimmed each sheet into 3 pieces all at one time- eyeballing again. It was hard to not color in the image and think outside the box, but I did it! Even the paper doesn't completely fit the colors of each section like it should. I saved the other pieces for 2 more cards. I added washi tape- Studio G- at the top of my card to cover up pencil lines that wouldn't erase. I added each strip with Elmer's Glue Bond permanent tape runner. It's easy, but a MISTI or Tim Holtz Platform is a must have to make this type of card. That's all I have to share. I'll be participating in a Generations of Love Blog Hop September 8, so please follow me if you're not a follower and come back to hop with me and some other scrap friends. Have a great day!


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Sketch #277 Happy Birthday



I made this card using the above sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for Laura. Her birthday is coming up this September. The card base is Recollections 4 in x 5.5 in card pack, I trimmed a sheet of 12 in x 12 in acid free paper from Recollections Tropic Vacation Paper Pad to fit the card adhered down with Elmers Bond Permanent Tape Runner, the stamp is The Stamps of Life Butterfly2Stamp stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black Pigment Ink that I placed using Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, the cactus and pineapple washi tape is from a swap, the arrows washi tape is Recollections, the sequins are also from a swap and I used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to attach the sequins. This is the simplest card I have made in awhile. I used too much glue on the sequins, but I may add a light piece of paper between the card and envelope before mailing in case it's still sticky. Laura and I went to Arizona for Scrap and Stamp Expo last September so that's why I included the cactus washi tape. I thought the pineapple washi tape looks good with the sentiment and the color of the paper. TFL and have a great weekend!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Tropical Bliss Blog Hop

Welcome to the Tropical Bliss Blog Hop


This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by the tropical sun and fun of summer!

Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this fun filled hop! You should have hopped from Kim's blog- http://pinkzebrapapercreations.blogspot.com/

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.


We have an awesome sponsor for this hop!!

ANGELA CORCORAN 
WITH MERMAIDS & MONOGRAMS


One lucky winner is going to win all these goodies!!


What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 8/15/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Now on to my project. I decided to make a scrapbook layout since I haven't made one in a while. I just recently visited my friend, Laura, and her husband, Doug in FL and had a great time. I will be scrapping more pics from my vacation soon! Anyway, back to my layout. The patterned paper is from Recollections Tropic Vacation 12 x 12 paper pad. I looked at several papers I have with palm trees on them and they didn't seem to go well with the pictures. I always struggle with finding the right paper. Please tell me I'm not the only one! This paper fits so well since the palm trees on the paper are so small. I didn't add a lot to my layout so you could see them! The photo mats are from the same 12 x 12 sheet of a set of 8 Making Memories Neon and Kraft Specialty Cardstock. The title- My Fave Snapshot is a cut-out from the Recollections Tropic Vacation pad. The journaling mat I believe is Creative Memories cardstock. I was trying to use a few Stampin' Up products since the picture of Laura is of her in her new Stampin' Up apron and thought the cardstock was Stampin' Up, but I just realized it's not. I typed out the journaling on my computer- I went to visit Laura in Okeechobee, FL in mid-July. We had just returned home from a Stampin' Up workshop that she taught. She just became a demonstrator a few months ago. She had just received her apron in the mail the day before the workshop so I wanted to take her picture. She took the picture of me and told me to strike a pose! I decided to add the flower stamp at the top to have something from Stampin' Up on the layout! It's from Stampin' Up Be Happy wooden block set- it may be discontinued since her cousin gave me the set, but I may be wrong. I stamped it with Stampin' Up Rich Razzleberry water based ink on typing paper. I actually came up with an idea for one of the cards for her workshop, Doug came up with another card, and she came up with the third one. I posted what I made 2 posts down from this-  Stampin' Up Cards- it's not a very detailed post just details about each card. Laura's Stampin' Up link is also mentioned at the end of that post if you're interested and don't know a Stampin' Up demonstrator. She gave me her Tim Holtz Stamping Platform since she now has a Stampin' Up Stamparatus, which I didn't use on this layout, but I love it! You can use clear and rubber stamps on it and it helps so much in card making and all your scrapping needs! I must say this is not my normal layout style. I guess you can say I'm learning the less is more method!
close-up of the stamp- I didn't want to cut all the white paper off around the stamp

That's all I have to share today. I must say I have enjoyed hopping with Connie and all these ladies and will miss hopping with them. This is Connie's last hop if no one has mentioned it yet.
Be sure to head over to my friend, Rebecca- http://rebeccaanndesigns.com/home2/rebeccaa/ where I'm sure she has something awesome to share!

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

New Stamping Technique

I decided to make my own background on this card. The paper is Recollections Strawberry Cream 8.5 x 11 cut in half and then folded in half. The pink mat under the sentiment is also from the same collection. The stamps that I used as the background are Stampin' Up Summer Occasions that I stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black ink colored in with various colored pencils. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up Be Happy and I used the same ink/ This is the easiest card I used 6 different stamps, well 7, but the little ones I stamped about 4 times each in random places. Once I got started I realized how fun it was and kept going until it was done. I wanted to pop up the sentiment with Pop Dots, but couldn't find any in my stash so I just used Scotch permanent runner and put it off center since the most open space was in that area. This was a new stamping technique for me and I might try it again on a scrapbook page. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Stampin' Up Cards

Country Road set. Background is painted with Brusho and the horse/wind vane stamp was heat embossed,  the wagon wheel is made from made a thinlit cut on a Big Shot that goes with Country Road stamp set. Card made from a card kit.

made using a card kit with Floral Phrases stamp set and pearl bling, the flower border is embossed- first stamp with Clear VersaMark and then add silver embossing powder, I forgot to use the embossing buddy before embossing to remove extra sprinkles of embossing powder
 Crafting Forever set, made from a card kit, scallop punch, I've got to work on tying ribbon, but decided to glue down the ribbon and cut at the edges
           

inside of above card front using the same punch and stamp set

 made using a card kit with All the Good Things stamp set and Diamond Dots inside the pot
 inside of above card front, sentiment is from Floral Phrases stamp set
 the girl is from Beautiful You stamp set, the happy birthday stamp is from Country Road set, I fussy cut the polka dot strips from patterned paper to give the card a little more color. I made this card for my stepsister's birthday that was last Sunday while I was gone in Florida
 Apron of  Love set, I stamped it and added I love stamping and scissors to make it a craft apron and then cut it out using the thin lit on the Big Shot and added twine at the top for the strap
 inside of card above, I added a piece of white paper to add a note later
Warm Wishes set, I colored in with watercolor pencils and then went over it with an aqua brush. 
 inside of card above using sentiment from same stamp set
Inspiration for the card set above like this card.

I made all of these cards while I was at my friend, Laura's house, last week. All products used are Stampin' Up. I don't remember some of the ink names, paper names, or embossing powder names. As you can tell, I had fun! She just recently became a Stampin' Up demonstator- Laura McGinnis. She would love for you to order from her and you can see her link by clicking on her name.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Growing In Unity Blog Hop


Welcome to the Growing in Unity Blog Hop! Here's the line-up in case you get lost:
1 Amanda Rhodes http://www.salnclts76.blogspot.com
2 Michelle Peters Kister https://madebymk.blogspot.com/
3 Iona Unny https://craftynomad.blogspot.com/

4 Cindy Gress Messer https://inlovewithpaper.blogspot.com/
5 Vickie Yeakley https://stuffbyvickie.blogspot.com/
6 Eileen Mathys www.inkedbyeileen.blogspot.com
7 Stasia Sloma https://www.stampzone.blogspot.com
8 Laura Mooney https://happinessequalscreation.blogspot.com


I must say this is a first for me being first in a blog hop! I haven't used Gina and Me set yet so I decided to make a card using it. The 2 girls, the butterfly, and the sentiment inside are all from the Unity Gina and Me stamp set. I colored the butterfly and the girls in with various sets of colored pencils and accented them both with Gelly Roll Metallic Silver and White pens. The card is Pink Paislee Wild Child 04 Double Sided Paper cut to A2 size (4 x 5.5 in). The butterflies I fussy cut from One Canoe Two Hazelwood Flock Double Sided Paper- both papers can be found at Paper Issues. The word "Smile" is from Jillibean Soup Hampton Art Word Veneer Words. I just added Scotch Permanent Adhesive to it to hold it down along with all the other stamped images and butterflies. I used Versa Fine Onyx Black pigment ink on all the stamps except the butterfly I used Ranger Tim Holtz Shaded Lilac Distress Ink. I also used a Tim Holtz platform the first time on this card, well here at home. I made more last week on vacation, but with Stampin' Up stamps. I'll share those cards in another post.

Close-up of inside. I just added a piece of the pink striped side so I can write a message before I give it to a friend this week. We've never taken a selfie together, but she just had surgery recently so I made this an a thinking of you card and we do always have fun just enjoying each other's company!

Go to Michelle's blog next and enjoy the rest of the hop! Please come back again this week to see the cards I made with Stampin' Up and feel free to become a follower so you can find my blog easier. Have a great day!

Monday, June 25, 2018

My GIU Winners

My winners of the Unity grab bags are:
             **Drum Roll**


Kelly Parker
Michelle Peters Kister


Congratulations!!

Please e-mail me your snail mail addresses to nclights7 at gmail dot com. Thanks!


Friday, June 22, 2018

Growing In Unity Day Five

Welcome back to Day 5 and the last day of my Growing In Unity week. I really have enjoyed all the comments this week! I'm sharing a card that I never blogged about or shared with my Unity family last year. Shocking, I know! LOL! I attended my first ever Stamp and Scrapbook Expo last September in Mesa, AZ. I won 2 tickets to choose which ever location I wanted to attend thanks to my good friend, Kim. I thoroughly enjoyed the expo and hopefully will get to go back this year. Anyway, one of the workshops I attended was a Card Swap Workshop. I'm going to share one of the cards I made for the workshop.
Stamp Set: Chapter One
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
Background Paper: Craft Smith  Love U A Latte 12 in x 12 in Paper Pad
Card Base: Recollections 4 in x 5.5 in Card Pack
Coloring Medium: Various Colored Pencils Sets
Scotch Washi Tape possibly bought at Wal-Mart
Accented with Gelly Roll White Pen

I borrowed this stamp set from a friend to make this card. I want to buy it one day or I may just borrow it again. I swap images with a friend from my church who also loves Unity. Like I said before, I have thoroughly enjoyed this week! I will be picking my winners soon so be sure to keep checking to see if you won. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Growing In Unity Day Four

Welcome back to Growing In Unity Day Four. I have a birthday card to share today that I made for my sister- BG's mom if you saw the layout on Day Two. She's a July 4th baby is why I colored the cupcake red, white, and blue.
Card Base: Recollections 4 in x 5.5 Card Pack
Background Paper: Creative Memories Nature's Whisper Paper Album Kit
Stamped Image: Unity Stamp Company Everyday Celebration 
  I didn't stamp this image a friend did so I'm not sure what kind of ink she used.
Coloring Medium: Various Colored Pencils Sets
Accented with Gelly Roll White and Metallic Silver Pens
Sentiment: Happy Birthday from Clearly Gina K My Anchor Photopolymer Stamp Set
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
Unity Stamp Company Ariel Sequins adhered with one Glue Dot
Jot Deco Tape 

Please come back tomorrow for the last day of my Growing In Unity week and a chance to win a grab bag set from Unity Stamp Company! Feel free to become a follower as well. I love new followers!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Growing In Unity Day Three

Welcome back for Day Three of my Growing In Unity week. Thank you all for the kind comments. I will picking 2 winners at the end of the week for a chance at winning a grab bag from Unity Stamp Company.  Now onto my card that I have to share today.
Paper for card base: Close To My Heart- no sure which collection
Stamp Set: Unity Stamp Company Realize
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black 
Coloring Medium: Faber Castell Gelatos Pastel
Accented With: Gelly Roll White and Metallic Silver pens so her hair and the cloud will stand out
I'm not really sure on the size of the card. I stamped the image on typing paper and then decided to color it in with my gelatos instead of colored pencils. I then cut out the image and cut the paper out based on the size of the image. I have a few friends in mind that I could send this card, too, but not sure who yet. I love lighthouses- thus the reason for the "salnclts" in my blog link. Sal is short for Salamander a college nickname and "nclts" is short for North Carolina lighthouses. In other words, I  bought this stamp set, because I love lighthouses. That's all I have to share for today. Please come back tomorrow to see what I have to share and a chance to win some stamps! Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Growing in Unity Day Two

Welcome back for Growing in Unity Day Two! I have a layout to share today of my new nephew.
Paper: DCWV All About Boys
Stamp Set: Unity Stamp Company Cuddlebug Teddy Bear
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink on the bear
       VersaFine Onyx Black on the sentiment/title- welcome to the world
Various Colored Pencil sets to color in the bear
Photo & Journaling Mats: Creative Memories Nature's Whisper Paper Album Kit
Journaling: Brian Glenn Carter, Jr, "BG", my nephew was born May 21, 2018 at 9:10 pm. He was 7 lbs 4 ozs 21 inches long. This is our first chance to see him in the nursery right after he was born. I got to hold him the next day.
I love being an aunt!! Please don't forget to come back tomorrow to see what I have to share. Have a great Tuesday!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Growing in Unity Day One

Hello! Welcome to my week of Growing in Unity. I have two cards to share today.
Stamp Set: Unity Stamp Company All About Dad
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
Paper: Creative Memories Nature's Whisper Paper Album Kit
Card Base: Recollections 4 in x 5.5 Card Pack

I made this card for my dad for Father's Day.

Stamp Set: Unity Stamp Company Harmony Girl
Ink: Archival Jet Black Pigment Ink
Cut with Decorative edged scissors
Colored with Various Colored Pencil Sets
Accented with: Gelly Roll White and Metallic Silver pens to give it a plastic/wet look
Background Paper & Paper Piecing: Authentique 6 x 6 Latest & Greatest Heavy Weight Cardstock
Image Background Paper: Creative Memories Nature's Whisper Paper Album Kit
Foam Adhesive from Queen & Company
I attended a Card Shaker Kit workshop at Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Mesa, AZ last September and the extra foam from the kits came in handy for the sentiment!
Card Base: Recollections 4 in x 5.5 Card Pack
I matted the stamped image to separate it from the background paper. That's all I have to share today. Be sure to come back tomorrow and everyday this week for a chance to win a grab bag from Unity Stamp Company!



Friday, June 8, 2018

Into The Woods Blog Hop



Welcome to the 
Into The Woods Blog Hop



This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by the great outdoors and our woodland critters!!

You should have arrived from (Veronica  https://vickyscrappingpassion.blogspot.com/)
if not Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this fun filled hop! 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.


We have an awesome sponsor for this hop!!

One lucky winner is going to win 4 dies from Cheapo Dies!!

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 6/13/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
Now on to my project:
I decided to make a layout of pictures from Arizona. I went to Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Mesa last September and also visited Grand Canyon while I was in Arizona. Ok, now for the deets!  The paper is Recollections Wood Leaves 12 x 12 in Scrapbook Paper. The middle picture mat and journaling mat is from We R Memory Keepers High Five 6 x 6 in Paper Pad. The title stamp- Keep Your Curiosity Fresh is from Stampin' Up Adventure Awaits clear stamp set and I stamped it with VersaFine black onyx pigment ink on a piece of Recollections Strawberry Cream 8 1/2 x 11 paper. The other two photo mats are also the same Recollections paper.
close-up of the middle picture
close-up of the journaling
I used a die from my stash and cut it out on my Cuttlebug. I printed the journaling out on my computer and it states that Laura and I walked a trail to the Grand Canyon and saw the deer just off the trail as we were almost to the canyon.  I'm hoping I can go to Arizona again this year for Stamp and Scrapbook Expo, but I may be going to another location. That's all I have for you today. Have a great weekend!
Now you're off to Sandy https://simplycraftycreationsbysandys.blogspot.com/ where I'm sure she has something awesome to share!

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Happy Birthday

 I had 2 friends to have birthdays in the same week and I forgot to share them on my blog. The card base is Recollections Card and Envelope 4 in x 5.5 in Card Pack. The Happy Birthday stamp is from The Stamps of Life. The pink paper mat behind it is from Recollections Strawberry Cream 8.5 x 11 paper pack and I cut it down to fit on the card. I used VersaFine Onyx Black pigment ink on all 3 stamps. The camera and the inside sentiment are from Unity Stamp Company Focus on the Things stamp set. I colored in the camera stamp with various colored pencil sets. The background paper is from Recollections Backyard Table 12 x 12 paper pad.
close-up of inside sentiment
The card base on this card is from the Recollections Card and Envelope set again. The background paper is from Colorbok Marble 12 x 12 Printed Cardstock Paper Pad. The mermaid stamp is from Mystical Mermaid stamp set from Unity Stamp Company. A friend stamped the image for me so I'm not sure which ink she used. I colored it in as well as the background with various colored pencil stamp sets. The Happy Birthday stamp is from Gina K Designs My Anchor stamp set. I used VersaFine pigment ink to stamp it on the card. Both friends have received their cards so I can now post all the details about the cards. I will be participating in Into the Woods Blog Hop on June 9 so please come back to hop along then. Have a great Memorial Day and remember the true reason- those who have served in our military for us. TFL!