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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Uplifting Cards

     After making cards for the Lasting Hearts card drive, I realized I don't have any pre-made sympathy or uplifting cards.  I like to send uplifting cards to people who are suffering from Cancer.



     Here are some uplifting cards I just made.  I was playing around with my distress inks since I need more practice.  I just made uplifting cards this time.  I will work on more sympathy cards another day.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

New Coloring Challenge for the month Of February at The Daily Marker

     Hello there.  I am getting ready for the next coloring challenge over at The Daily Marker.  Kathy is the host and she is so fun to listen to.  I do love her videos.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Creating Snow

Hello All,

     Today I was inspired by this video made by Korin Sutherland from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  Her card is gorgeous.
     I decided to use the products I had on hand for a similar card.

Tree stamps are Avery Elle Winter Woodland, and Rubber Stampede Winter Woods
Sentiment is My Favorite Things Clearly Sentimental about Sympathy

Saturday, January 9, 2016

My Top Ten Favorite Cards of 2015

     Here are my favorite 2015 cards from previous posts.  They are in order of my top favorite to my least favorite-yet still a favorite.  You can compare them to my Favorite cards from 2012.  I didn't list my favorites for years 2013 and 2014.  I definitely see a difference in my abilities from 2012 and it's a good difference.  I hope to improve as much over the next few years.

1.  Thank You Card

2  All Occasion Card (It's white but looks light blue in this photo.)

3.     Graduation Card


5.  All Occasion Card

6.  Christmas Card

7.  Inspirational Card

8.  Birthday Card

9.  Child's Birthday Card

My 14 year old Niece's birthday card

     What 14 year old doesn't love cute animals?  Plus my Niece has been around farm animals many of her years so I thought this would be an appropriate card.

Joys Life Barnyard Puns

     I've never been able to get good results with distress ink but I wanted to give it a try again because I need to learn this technique.  It took hours to layer on this much distress ink.  It was really blotchy in a few spots but I managed to work it out except for two small spots.  
     Originally I had planned to put the 3D stickers lower down on the card but since it miraculously hid the two blotchy spots, it needed to go in the center.
      I picked up the 3D Farm Animal stickers from Tuesday Morning several years ago.  They are by Autumn Leaves.  I provided a link to an online shop that has them currently but I don't know how long they will be in stock. The background paper is from a farm set of 6x6 papers I picked up at Meijers this year.  It is a small set that sells for a dollar I think.  I don't have the cover anymore so I don't have the name.  The 3D round embellishments are from a dollar pack of "stickers" from Dollar Tree (I picked up 5 packages and am glad, because I haven't seen them again).  There are 13 of nine different colored dots in each package.  The distress ink colors were Evergreen on the bottom,  Broken China in the middle, and Shaded Lilac at the top.
     I used 110# heavyweight Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card stock for the card base.    The outside sentiment is from Backyard Puns from Joys Life.  The inside sentiment is from Fiskars Birthday Bash and says "May your birthday be as special as you are!"