Thursday, March 29, 2018

A Dino-mite Birthday Card

I have another Throwback Thursday post for today.  Usually the paper or accessories are the 'old stash', but this time it's my sentiment stamp.  The Happy Birthday stamp is from a company called A Country Welcome (no longer in business). They were one of the first stamp manufacturers that I consistently ordered from.  I loved their homey designs and they always included a little surprise in every order.  I still have this tiny grass stamp that came with my first order and use it for the occasional background and fill in stamp.  

The pattern paper is actually new to my supplies since I needed something fun for a little guy's birthday.  I made extras and they are available for purchase. Just click on the Items Available For Purchase tab if you're interested.

This was another quick and easy card. I stamped the sentiment, colored in the letters with coordinating markers, mounted the layers and TAADAA!

I was hoping to have some Easter cards made to share on my blog, but that didn't happen this week, so instead, I will wish all of you a very happy Easter with some cute lil' dinosaurs instead!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Card Recipe:  Stamp-Happy Birthday (A Country Welcome), Ink-memento tuxedo black, cajun craze, night of navy, pear pizzazz, so saffron, wisteria wonder, Paper-pear pizzazz, whisper white, so saffron, Dinosaurs (Paper Studio)

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Hello Hydrangeas! and We have winners!

I have somehow managed to lose a week of my life if you happen to see a last week with my name on it, please let me know! ;)

I am a few days late posting the winners of my Blogiversary give away, and since I had three lovely ladies comment on that post, I am sending out three care packages!  I already have Heather's address, but if Lynn and Margy can email me, I'll get those in the mail this week!  Thanks so much for you wonderful comments too, ladies!

I've been trying to spend some time reacquainting myself with some of my all time favorite stamps and giving them a little inky love once again.  If I had to make a list of my favorites, Because I Care would be in the top 5.  It is such a beautifully detailed stamp and since I love live hydrangea blooms, it only makes sense that this is a well loved stamp.  This was also a great time to pull out some older DSP and a huge bag of whisper white scraps!  I would love to say that my supply of both are much smaller now, but we all know that would be a lie... Scraps tend to multiply like rabbits when I'm not watching!

I inked the stamp with markers to have the two colors in one stamping, matted it a few times, and attached it to a lattice embossed base.  A quick stamping of the sentiment on a strip of whisper white and a simple punch, and my cards were complete.

As much as I hate to part with any of my stamps, I really need to do some purging, and there are quite a few that I haven't used in ages and likely won't miss if they aren't here taking up space.  Of course,  Because I Care is in no danger of being in that category any time soon! Wish me luck in my cleaning/downsizing!  Thanks so much for visiting and have a wonderful day!

Card Recipe: Stamp Sets-Because I Care, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Ink-wild wasabi, marina mist, perfect plum, pretty in pink, Paper-whisper white, pretty in pink, marina mist, perfect plum, Patterns Love DSP, Paisley Petals DSP, Subtles Patterns Stack, Accessories-classic label punch, square lattice folder

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Pretty little mermaids

Hello! I woke up early this morning, enjoyed my coffee in the company of Shadow and Nester, and thought I really need to be productive today... We have, once again, started remodeling/renovating projects on our house and while DH is outside busy digging holes for the handrail posts to finish our smaller set of steps, I need to be sorting through boxes in the garage. You see how well I motivated myself to do that job... ha!  Actually, I wanted to quickly post a sweet birthday card I made earlier for one of my great-nieces.  I thought the cute mermaids would make a nice card and added a bit of bling because um... it's a little girl's mermaid birthday card... and shouldn't mermaids want sparkly things too?!

This was a very easy card to put together. The most difficult part was placing the teeny tiny rhinestones on three of the mermaids ponytails.  The banner was already created from an older SU card kit that I vaguely remember buying long ago.

Well, that garage is not going to empty itself. I know, I tried waiting to see if maybe by chance we bought an enchanted house that would such luck...  So I am off to dig through some boxes and totes and see what forgotten treasures I can find.  Wish me luck!

I hope you have a fabulous day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Card Recipe: Paper-Mermaids (The Paper Studio), Wisteria Wonder, Stamp Set-Teeny Tiny Wishes, Ink-rich razzleberry, Accessories-banner and rhinestones from old SU kit

Friday, March 2, 2018


Hello and welcome!  I decided to take a break from card making to create something for our fireplace mantle this month.  I have been having so much fun decorating it for the different seasons and holidays.  DH argues that it's the only reason I wanted one.  I'm not saying he's wrong... I did specify that the mantle had to be wide enough to put 'stuff' on it!

I found some cardboard papier-mache shamrocks at JoAnn's about a month ago and since they were 30% off, I bought them. Great reason, right?!  Anyway... A little Kelly Green acrylic paint, some distressing with crumb cake ink, and a couple of green plaid ribbons later, I had some fun St. Patrick's Day decor!  I also bought a banner last year that needs a little something extra before it is added to the decor, but I'll save that project for another day.

I hope you are having a wonderful time creating and don't forget about my blog candy give away.  There's still time to enter and you can share your blog link for some added fun!  Go here to sign up and read the details.  Have a fabulous day!