Saturday, September 23, 2017

Masculine Happy Birthday

Just finishing up a card today for one on my SIL's. I chose to use the Freshly Made Sketches #306 sketch which stirred up my creative side. I will also be adding this to Seize the Birthday for their weekly challenge. These are two great challenge sights, each with a talented crew of card makers. Why not stop buy and check them out.

I'm continuing to use SU Party Animal DSP as I continue my journey designing cards for my SIL's and grandsons. I used a stamp from one of my older Paper Pumpkin Kits, the Banner Triple punch, and Banners Framelits Dies. The card was pretty simple to put together once I decided on the paper and stamp set. This is a great all around sketch I probably will use again.

Y'all have a blessed and great weekend. Now go do something you love!

Live Simply,

Monday, September 18, 2017

They Say It's Your Birthday

I'm here today with a card I made for one of my sons for his upcoming birthday. I just received my paper shares last week and chose to use one from the SU Spooky Nights DSP. I  layered the dsp on a Very Vanilla base and SU Pumpkin Pie. A greeting from the stamp set, Suite Sayings, one of the trees from Totally Trees , Paper Studios embossing folder, a retired button and some burlap ribbon finished up the card.

I will be linking this over on Viva la Verve for their September sketch challenge. I really enjoy their sketches. They seem to really challenge my creativity.

Have a great evening, enjoy tomorrow and go do something you LOVE!


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Celebrate You

I worked on this card today for CSA on Sunday for my older Granddaughters birthday at the end of the month. I'm not sure if it fills their requirements to make it CAS, but hopefully it will.

This is the first time in a very long,long time that I colored in a stamped image. I always get anxious about doing it, but this time I decided to keep working at it. Okay, it took me 4 X's of re stamping and coloring to get it correct! I used one of the floral stamps from a older SU Hostess set, Blooming with Hope. I just love this set and probably won't be letting it go anytime soon. I stamped the image in StazOn then used an Aqua painter dipped in the Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry ink to color in the petals and center.

To finish off the card, I adhered the floral piece to a strip of Crushed Curry. That was added to a embossed panel, then to the main card. I used two ovals. One cut from the Ovals Collection and the sentiment from Suit Sayings cut with the Stitched Shaped Framelits.

Well, that's about it for this Saturday. Have a wonderful and blessed weekend and go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply,

Friday, September 15, 2017

Happy Big Day/Holiday Share Package

The first thing I'm sharing today is another birthday card I made several days ago. I wanted to play around with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, which I haven't inked up in a long,Mint Macaron and adding a secondary color. I've always liked Gorgeous Grunge and searched Pintrest for some ideas. This is adaptation of the one I was drawn to.

I went back and forth with the card stock colors, but finally decided on Daffodil Delight. So Saffron would have also worked, but I like the softer yellow. The Chalk Talk stamp worked perfectly in the area a wanted to use it. Another sstamp set I really like and used very little. My next challenge is deciding if this card would be an appropriate masculine card. What are your thoughts? I would love to hear from you.

I was doing the HAPPY DANCE on Wednesday after receiving my paper share/goodies from the Holiday Catalog! I love working with Linda Heller from Stamping School. She is always so kind and has the deliveries out quickly. Thanks Linda.

That's it for today's post.  I'm off to work on another birthday card. Have a wonderful weekend and please go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply,

Monday, September 11, 2017

Happy Birthday To You

Here is my second attempt at using this paper, but with a different layout. I'm liking this card a lot better then the
one I posted yesterday. I probably will change out that one. There is no sense wasting a much needed birthday card.

Product: Birthday Bouquet DSP, Flower Shop Stamp Set and Pansy Punch, Sizzlets Leaves, Stitched Shapes Framlits, Ink Watermelon Wonder (I stamped off so it wasn't so dark and bright) The stamp is one from a Paper Pumpkin Kit.

I'll be linking this to Seize the Birthday . Make sure you stop over to see the great cards that have been posted. Have a great evening and as always, go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply,

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Happy Birthday

Just a quick card tonight. I wanted to link it to the Freshly Made Sketch #304 before tomorrows deadline. I have been watching the updates for Hurricane Irma all day, so my focus has been off.  I'm not sure if I'm truly liking this card, though. I did decide I would just enter it. Sometime during this week I hope to get a chance to redesign it.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. My daughter is riding out the storm in Sarasota, FL and hopes to be back to NC by Wednesday. She has been keeping us informed how things are progressing. The most recent report was about 8pm saying they had just lost power.  Thankfully she is not close to the waterways, so storm surge will not be an issue.

**Sorry that I don't have any product information for you on this project. Sometime this week I'll add it to this post.**

Have a great week and I hope you plan to do something you love.

Live Simply,

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