June 27, 2016

Sit Down Doing Nothing and Get Creative Challenge

Hi Friends!

How was your weekend? Did you have a chance to escape to your craft table? I had the joy of making something fun with only black and white - the theme for the current challenge at Get Creative, sponsored by The Eastwind.  Come Halloween, I hope this will brighten someone's day!  Make a simple craft this week - Get Creative with black and white!

June 5, 2016

Neebish Island Card

It isn't summer without a trip to Neebish Island! Today I'm featuring a card for the strong women on Neebish Island, Michigan.

My design was especially inspired by Sketch Saturday #415...I immediately saw the oval as the Island - and replaced the flourish with an anchor.

Color Burst makes for a fun background with a watercolor wash. I used the Sprinkle-Spritz technique for the Island. The anchor is embossed craft paper by Tim Holtz - with a Color Burst wash for a striped effect. I white embossed a strip with a wavy design - then colored with watercolors...with the embossed section resisting the watercolor.

The Neebish sentiment makes the island the star of the show. Everything was cut using my Sizzix eClips.

June 2, 2016

Happy Turkey Day Card!

For me cards are a fun way to put a twist on holiday greetings.  Today I am sharing a Thanksgiving card with - yes - cows (Kadoodle Bug) rather than traditional turkeys!  First inspired by a message from Pat reminding me to join  Outlawz Challenges.  For Twisted Thursday, the twist is using animals. 

June 1, 2016

Anniversary Card with Image Layering

One of my favorite techniques is layering images.  It's a great way to get more dimension on your cards.  Today I have a card inspired by Ann Schach...it is perfect for an anniversary card for my hubby as we will be traveling on the White Pass and Yukon Railroad for our anniversary celebration this year.  This railroad line is an extraordinary trip through Alaska's magnificent mountains and pines.

My eClips overheated cutting the trees - so my trees leave a little to be desired - but here is what I came up with for my sweet hubby.  Thank you, Ann, for your sweet inspiration!
Here's the card from another angle - hopefully showing more dimension.

May 31, 2016

Quick, Simple Neebish Card

I promised cards for my Neebish Island family and friends - and could not find my mojo!  Finally, three nautical-themed sheets of cardstock appeared in my scrap stash - and Apex Designs gave this great free anchor yesterday - back to having fun!  Should be able to knock a lot of cards out today.  :D

May 30, 2016

Fairy Box Card

Here is my design for Get Creative Challenges, sponsored by Nikki Burnette.  Her fairy images are so beautiful!  This week's theme is Bingo!  I chose to go diagonally with Glitter, Printed Paper, and Blue.  I hit the jackpot with all three of these in the dotted blue cardstock - hard to see in the pic, but the dots are glitter embossed!

Be sure to play Bingo with us at Get Creative Challenges!

May 29, 2016

It's Your Day!

Kit and Clowder is one of my favorite Facebook groups for cardmaking.  The crafters posting are taking coloring classes - and their work is perfect cardmaking!  

Kit and Clowder is getting married - for their wedding, Alyce is offering a free coloring class - if you are a beginner colorer, you have to spend an hour playing!

Today I am sharing the card I made for Kit and Clowder - and the first rose I ever completed coloring!  Not too great - but the fact that I didn't give up half way is great!  But notice for the card, I resorted to Color Burst...heck with that shading!


May 27, 2016

May 24, 2016

Sketch Challenge Day

Today I'm sharing my love for sketch challenges with Stuck?! Sketches. I turned the sketch on its side - the pics are of my hubby as a baby and teenager.

Sweet Sketch Challenge

Inspired by Sweet Sketch Wednesday - 89, I used some leftover Color Burst scraps.  I thought it would be fun to mix up some different tones.

May 23, 2016

May 20, 2016

Color Burst

Hello, Everyone!

Today I want to share with you three cards I made in Susan Bossierre's Color Burst class at AZ Scrapbooking.  Hope you like them!


May 18, 2016

Get Well Card

Today, I have a Get Well card for you! I was inspired by the Colour Challenge at Outlawz Challenges and a Mother's Day card I received from my hubby today.  Be sure to visit Outlawz Challenges - their members share great ideas!

May 14, 2016

Our Buccaneer's Turning Two!

I am proud of this card!  I am excited to watch my first grandson turn two years old - his mom is planning an adventurous party with a pirate theme.  The pop-up template is from Robert Sabuda - whom I consider the pop-up king...I first purchased one of his books about ten years before I ever thought of papercrafting.