Monday, October 7, 2019

Celebrate

Hello and welcome!

One of my favorite techniques is ink blending. Here is fun Christmas card using the blue Distress Oxide inks:


I used Paper Smooches Dove die. As I live in the Cardinal Creek neighborhood, I made the bird red. The sentiment is Paper Smooches Celebrate Word die, which was stacked three times and coated with Diamond Glaze. 

Karin Akesdotter is a master at ink blending and I was inspired by her card on the Paper Smooches blog.


Also,  check out the Paper Smooches blog as they have a new release that came out today!

This card is entered in:
  • The "Celebrate!" Work It Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for stopping by,
-June

Hello Happiness Shaker Card

Hello and welcome!

I love how easy it is to make shaker cards with Jillibean Soup's kits. Check it out:


I used Jillibean's Foam Balls for the shaker bits, Souper Celebration pattern paper and Small Circle Shape Shaker Kit on the outside.


And, just for fun, on the inside of the card I used Jillibean's Flower (jb1804) stamp set.

This card is entered in:
  • Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #480 
               
  • The "Think Pink" Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for stopping by,
-June

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Celebrate

Hello, welcome and happy World Card Making Day!

Finishing up for the night with this festive card:


I used Pinkfresh Studio's Botanical Branch die and added red dimensional paint for the berries. The sentiment is an embellishment from Pinkfresh's Boys Fort collection. The background was created using one of my favorite techniques - ink blending with Ranger's Distress Oxides.

This card is entered in:

Thanks for stopping by,
-June

Boo!

Hello and welcome and Happy World Card Making Day!

Here is a fun fall card I just created:


The black cat is a die by Memory Box. Perfect for this time of year. The leaves are The Cat's Pajamas dies. The tree ring background stamp is by Concord & 9th and was stamped with brown ink, then heat embossed with copper embossing powder.

This card is entered in:

Thanks for stopping by,
-June

Season Greetings!

Hello and welcome!

Today is World Card Making Day - Hooray!!! There is so much fun and inspiration out there right now, it is hard to contain myself to just one card at a time. Here is my first card of the day:


I was inspired by this Cas-ual Fridays' Pinecones stamp set and by their fun WCMD blog challenge.

This card is entered in:

Thanks for stopping by,
-June

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Be Jolly

Hello and Welcome!

It's October and time to start making all those Christmas cards I'll be sending out in December. Here is one of my first:


The pretty pattern papers are by Dare 2B Artzy. I love these colors as you can use it all year long! The cute snowman is from Simon Says Stamps Picturebook die series. The sentiment is Winnie & Walter's Jolly die. The light blue background was embossed with swirls and clear sequins were added.

This card is entered in:

Thanks for stopping by,
-June

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Hello Aaron!

Hello and welcome!

It has been a while. To say it has been a busy summer would be an understatement. Kids graduating, going off to college, getting engaged, married and buying a new home, not to mention Jeff and I celebrating milestone birthdays and anniversary. The good news is that there are a lot of pictures to scrapbook and many cards needed. So it is time to get crafty!

I wanted to start by sending my youngest son, who is off to college in Wisconsin, a card to let him know we miss him.





I love how the cats kinda look like Jeff & me, and if you pull the tab up and down the paws wave. This cute set is by Art Impressions. I camouflaged the brads that hold the paws to look like the tags on their collars. I colored the cats with Zig Watercolor Brush markers




This card is based on a sketch by Sketch N Scrap.  The sentiment is by Altenew. It is perfect for Aaron as is always happy and smiling.

This card is entered in:
  • The "Stamp It" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp
               
Thanks for stopping by,
-June