Saturday, February 24, 2018

Merry Monday #278

This week it was a photo inspiration at Merry Monday.
There were so many ways to go with this but I settled on a wreath.
I embossed a circle and used that to help with the layout of my stamped greens from CPD.  I added a red foil bow from PB, gold foil word die and strip to separate the DSP.    You can see the shimmer better in this photo.
This was a great way to use some of my DSP.  I think this is one design I might make again if I run short on Christmas cards.

Thanks for dropping by.  Spread Joy.

Just Us Girls #429 - Photo Week

Signs of Spring are the focus of Lisa's photo for this week's Just Us Girls.
I don't have any crocus stamps but I think my WPlus9 hellebore set does the trick.
We hope the photo inspires you as much as it did the Design Team.  Along with Guest Designer Tenia Nelson, there are wonderful cards for you to see on the Just Us Girls blog.  Then it's your turn to make a card.  If you are chosen Chic of the Week, you will be eligible for a spot as our guest in April.

See you there.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Fusion - Spring Wreath

Fusion has such a lovely wreath in their inspiration photo that I had to do a literal translation. 
No fusion this time.
I used a PTI Scribble for the wreath and placed it on some scored Dove Gray paper.  Then I stamped a number of the different flowers and leaves from the Altenew Vintage Flowers set and arranged them on top.  It looked like it would be a good anniversary card so I used the MSE sentiment in dark brown on strip of gray. 

Thanks for dropping by.  I love it when you do.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Paper Players #381

I haven't played at The Paper Players in a loooong time but when I saw on Kim's blog that the challenge was sewing related I decided to pull out some old neglected stamps and make a card.
The buttons and card they are on are from PTI and the other paper has a pattern image on it.  I die cut the buttons from coaster board, then again from pearl paper that I ran through my Xyron, and put them together.  I don't know why my Xyron (I have two - big and little) has been neglected either.  It made it so easy to stick those little pieces together.  The tiny attacher stapled them to the card just like they used to be.  The difficult part was coming up with a sentiment but I liked this one from CPD.

Now that I've found them again, I hope to enter more of The Paper Players challenges.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch #259

I struggled with my card for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch and I don't know why.  Here's the sketch.
I knew the image I wanted to use for the circle but couldn't figure out what to do with the vertical panel.  After much playing I settled on this.  Meh.

I watched a couple of videos on how to do the clouds.  Some people do a fantastic job with them and I tried several times using both a die and a hand cut scallop in both blue and gray.  These are done with Hickory Smoke DI.  The images and sentiment are from EH and colored with Zigs.

I was at Circle this morning and we signed cards for three people that are having health issues and I know of a few more.  This card will definitely come in handy.

Thank you for dropping by.  I hope you are doing well.