Monday, June 7, 2021

Tie Dye Birthday Bear

 Hello everyone. I hope you are doing well. It is going to be a swelteringly hot day here today.  I decided not to take a walk this morning and instead make a card.  

I used a previously made tie dye background (made with a coffee filter, scrunched up and then applied distress inks).  This card is for a tween boy, so I know the bear image could be hit or miss, but I am hoping the cool tie dye background will make up for that.  Plus, I think the image is really cute.  

On the inside, I stamped “Sending you a Bear Hug” from Close to My Heart Bear Hugs set.  The outside images are from CTMH Birthday Parade. 

I was happy to have this card made on time.  

Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

A study of Pinks

 Hello everyone.  Yesterday I decided to use another new item I purchased recently.  There was a kit from Technique Junkies and a video that went with it to show you a way to use it.  I did use the kit items but decided to do something more simple with it, at first.

I did use 4 different PINK Distress Oxide colors for the sponging: Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Kitsch Flamingo and Spun Sugar. I then stamped over top with Wildflower Border.  I like this stamp, I think it is supposed to be Eucalyptus.  My French saying is from Stampin Up Gala de Papillons.  I think it is kindof fun to have some cards with a different language.  

We had a big rainstorm last evening and today it is sunny, cool and lovely.  We really needed the rain.  If not because it has been so dry, but just to wash all the pollen off of my car and deck, etc. 

I hope you are doing well.

Monday, May 24, 2021

Tie Dye Pocket Card

 Hello everyone.  Thanks for your kind comments on my last card.  Last week I made this anniversary card for DH.  In my online craft group, we have been meeting on zoom once a month to make a project.  April from Stampwilly Designs has been doing most of the teaching and she never disappoints for fun projects.  

The tie dye portion is made with a coffee filter, scrunched up, and distress ink pads.  The type of pocket card is really easy to make. If I need to mail it, I think I would add a “pull” tag to to the top to make sure they knew how to open it.


These stamp sets for NBUS for me.  Stampin Up Gala de Papillons and Close to My Heart Winged Masterpiece.  

There will be no crafting for me today because I just cleaned the carpet in that room (the marker stain did seem to come out) and I have the fan running to dry it out.  It is a small room but I do have a lot more carpet to clean in the coming days. I don’t want to do it all at once so there are dry places to walk.  

Hope you have a great Monday.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Seahorse Father’s Day Card

 Hello. I wanted to use this wonderful old stamp from Just for Fun (now closed) and I thought it was perfect for a Father’s Day card because of how involved Seahorse dads are.  Lol.  A little silly but that was my thinking.



I used a gelli print for the background and then I used Archival Ink to stamp the image.  I cut up my sentiment (Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday Sentiments) and stamped on a scrap of turquoise cardstock from my scrap box.

Hey, I am starting to get my craft desk more organized to a point that I can actually make stuff. I did make some purchases in the last couple months, so I unpacked those and sorted stuff so I won’t forget to use the new items. I also got a bag of neglected stamps ready to give away.  I think I can find a new owner in a facebook group I am in.  

Hope you’re well and I will see you again soon.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Thankful Spring

 Hello everyone.  I am sharing another card style I created with the same Close To My Heart Daisy Meadow kit that I used for my recent Easter card.  This was one of the card ideas in the kit and I made four cards.  Which is good because I tend to run out of Thank you cards.



This is a a great card for someone who likes to stamp because there is a lot of stamping involved.  I also like that each of my little meadows is a little different.  As I am getting back into stamping after several months of barely doing any, I just love the idea of using a kit like this.  I am not yet back into taking careful photos, but I know all of you bloggers understand. 

Thank you for visiting and for all the kind comments.  

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Happy Easter

 Happy Easter Everyone!

I have this card to share that was mostly made with Close to My Heart’s Daisy Meadow kit, but I swapped sentiments with Stampin Up Forest Friends to make them Easter cards. I made four of this design, which is all the Easter cards I sent out this year.


You can see the shadow of my screen door in this photo.

I am still struggling to get in my crafty time, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

I hope you are all well and look forward to hearing from you all.

Heidi

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Bird Love Card

 Hello again.  Here is a card that I made with my online stamping group recently on zoom. 

 I thought that the bird stamp (Our Daily Bread Designs) would look cute in a heart die cut.  However, in order to make this fancy fold, I needed the die cut to be longer to get enough adhesive on the card base to secure it.  So I just put a label die cut behind this.  The paper is from Prima.

Here is the view from the side.  This card will fold flat in and envelope, but it does not open up, instead you can write your message on the back, and it stands up very easily to display it.  

Thanks for visiting.  Hope you are ver well.