Thursday, May 5, 2016

Distressed Moon

This week's DRS Designs Challenge is Distressing.  I made a card full of distressing.  I did paint distressing with my embossing folder and also dressed all my layers other than the base and the trees.

The sentiment, Love you to the moon greeting, is my very favorite DRS Designs Sentiment (which is saying a lot because there are some awesome sentiments at DRS).  On the top layer under the trees, I used the Script Font Background stamp.  Fun card to make.

Hope you will join us and show us some of your distressing!


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Quick Baby Card

Super quick and easy baby card today.

I needed a baby card so I just sponged some TH Distress ink on the bottom layer, then stamped the DRS Designs Four Flower Background image.  On the next layer, I slapped on this recycled giraffe embellishment stolen off an old baby gift bag, and stamped A Treat for You Greeting!

So easy and fast.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Cupcake Birthday

Who doesn't love some cupcakes?  I love this Eureka stamp called Cupcake Wreath.  The store has it in rubber and digi.  I added some sugar glitter to it to make it even more festive.

This card was made for the Outlawz Paper A La Mode challenge which is Anything Goes.  The prizes are awesome so come join us if you get a chance.


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Banner Birthday

The latest challenge at DRS Designs is "It's a new day" which is a challenge involving the word "day" - entries need to have that word on them.

I am really into banners the last few weeks.  I made some for our junque booth and we are making some for a baby shower for my niece this weekend.  I thought one would be really cute on a birthday card.

I used the following DRS Designs stamps on this card:

Small 1 line Happy Birthday
Splatter BG
Script Font Background
Flower border

I made my banner base out of a strip of raffia - it was a bit harder to tie but I liked the more rustic look.  I used white kraft paint as accents around the border of the card front and as splatters.  I love how white looks on kraft.

Hope you will join us this week.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Birthday Candles

I have taken another little break from blogland lately.  My youngest daughter, Allie, and I have been pretending we have a little side business with a small junque store booth.  Here is a picture of our booth:

I have a few cards on the old screen door up against the curtain.  Seems like it wouldn't take much time, but we have to find things for it, keep it straightened up, figure out how to display things so people buy them, etc.  Yesterday the soap box and cart sold so we need to go to the store and figure out how to fix the items that were placed on the floor.  It is sooo much fun!

I have still been making cards though - it is still my favorite hobby.  I needed some more birthday cards and came up with this one:

I used the following DRS Designs images:  Birthday Candle Burst, One More Candle Greeting, and Starry Background.   I sponged the bg to make brighter (Summer Sun - SU!).  I wanted this one to be super festive.

Hope you have a wonderful day!


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Birthday Fishing

At the Outlawz Paper A La Mode challenge we are casing cards from Outlawz members.  I chose this great card by Henriette:

Here is my case:

I changed up the images, flipped the sentiment to the side and used a different stencil.

Our sponsor for the challenge is Star Stampz and the image I used is Gold Fish Fishing.  This Etsy shop has some of the cutest digis around.  I love this one.  I colored her up with water color pencils since they were out on my calendar.  My stencil is a chicken wire stencil but it is muted due to the crazy way I sponged around it - I have got to stop being so lazy!


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Counting My Blessings

DRS Designs just came out with some great images designed for Bible Journaling, but they also work really well on cards and other projects.  One of the images is this Open Bible.  Some girls in my Bible Journaling class wanted an open Bible image to be able to write verse references in and  I passed that on to DRS.  This is great image they came up with.  I have used it on a number of Bible Journaling pages, but this weekend I was playing with it at a crop and this card came to mind..

I stamped the image twice and then trimmed around one of them so I could add pages to the Bible and make it look even more like an open Bible.  I used the Script Font Background to do the main panel and to stamp over the open Bible.  I finished off the card with the Count Your Blessings Greeting.

Fun to make and look at.

By the way, I just want to say that I am definitely blessed and have millions of blessings.  Even when life is tough, we have sooooo much.  God is good!