Sunday, May 3, 2020

Waterfall card

I have been wanting to make a waterfall card.  At Stamp Fest I purchased Art Gone Wild Waterfall Die.  Couldn't remember how to do it since it was months later.  Searched You-Tube and saw various examples.  It took several tries to get the card to operate.  First time for anything is usually a challenge.  Will be making more of this type another day.  The stamp set "Cats in the Craft Room" is from Gray Muse.  Lori Kobular gifted me with the darling stamp set.

I have a crafting friend who loves her naps.  Perhaps I should send it to her. Hmmm.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Using a card kit

I love the look of Anna Griffin cards.  I have a couple of kits and decided it was time to play with them.

  I opened up the Valentine's kit.  The cards are lovely, but the sentiments are more for significant other than friends.  The love of my life is my cat Benjamin.  He doesn't care about getting mail or cards.  So I decided to turn them into birthday cards.

A few were made into "Thinking of You" cards.  Made a couple of them for special friends.  The first one is for one of my dear stamping buddies.  I think she will like it.

I made this one for a special friend who is crazy for cats.  Used kitties from another Anna Griffin kit.

I had a good time playing with the cards, deciding how to decorate them and what sentiment to use.  Some of the cards I made alternative sentiments with stamps in my collection. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Thinking of you while Social Distancing

A group of friends decided to create a card exchange during this period of staying at home and social distancing.  This is my card.  I stole the idea from Connie of Simply Simple Stamping.  Used Stampin' Up stamps:  Ornate Style Stamps is a new set that will come out in the new catalog in June; the sentiment came from a retired set, Avant-Garden.

Friday, February 21, 2020

She is Mermazing.

Her grandmother told her she could be anything she wanted when she grew up.  Thirty some years later, my friend Shandy still believes.  She always wanted to be a mermaid!    For her birthday, I made her a mermaid card using a six Adorn It designs with mermaids, colored with Prismacolor pencils.  I added a Stampin' Up mermaid.  The front of the card is from a scrapbook page given to me.

Just love these Adorn It drawings of mermaids.  They made a cute light-hearted card.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Pig Out on Birthday

A toddler of my acquaintance is enamored with Peppa the Pig.   Lucky for me, she is pleased with a pig even if it is not the actual Peppa.  She enjoyed her birthday card.  Happy 3rd birthday to Sofia.

The stamp set is 'This Little Piggy' from Stampin' Up.  Did a bit of coloring with my Prismacolor pencils.  Card stock and DSP from Stampin' Up.  A simple card, but filled with love for a little girl. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Turner Syndrome Blog Hop UPDATE

Sue D was randomly selected to win the $20 Gift Card from Amazon.  Congrats to Sue.  Thank you to all who participated in the Blog Hop.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Turner Syndrome Awareness 2nd Annual Blog Hop 2020

Hello Blogging Friends!!

Turner Syndrome is a genetic disorder where a female is born with only one X chromosome, instead of two, leaving her with life-long medical issues and learning disabilities. This condition occurs one in 2,500 female births worldwide, but is more common among pregnancies that do not survive to full term. That is why Turner Syndrome Females are considered MIRACLES!
Prize Winners will be announced on February 15, 2020.

Thirty-six caring Sponsors and nine DT Members are offering prizes to commenters and they are helping bring Turner Syndrome Awareness to the Public. For details on how you might win any of these fabulous prizes, please see Lori's TS home page. Thanks for learning About Turner Syndrome

My TS related project is inspired by the TSA official color board:

My card: 

       I knew what I wanted the image to be, but my stamps didn't work out.  So I did a bit of manipulation.  I wanted to use Beautiful You, but the lady was too small for the butterflies from Papilion Potpourri.  So I scanned and enlarged the lady dancing in the puddle.  Stamped a number of butterflies.  Colored the lady and butterflies with Prismacolor Pencils.  I used the butterfly punch from Stampin' Up, gave them some dimension by curling the edges and put them on dimensional dots.  The sentiment is by Donna Ellis, Sparkle N Sprinkle, added a bit of color along the edge and raised using dimensional dots.  The border is Sizzix Edgelits.  I am pleased with the result, it is as imagined.
       Turner Syndrome is about girls and women therefore I wanted to show a happy lady dancing in a water puddle.  The butterflies are often used in relation to since they seem feminine and joyful.  

       It is an honor to participate in the Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop.  I only learned of this disease recently and want to help spread awareness.  Please read about Turner Syndrome and share this information with others.
       I will be awarding a prize randomly to one of the people who leaves me a comment on my Blog.  Please leave a comment, you might want to include comments about Turner Syndrome.

       Check out the other Blogs that are participating in the Turner Syndrome Awareness 2nd Annual Blog Hop 2020 for more chances to win prizes.