Thursday, May 29, 2014


Happy news this weekend.  My grandson asked his girlfriend to marry him and she said "yes".   We're so excited to have her as part of the family.  I think I'll send them this card as a congratulations.  It's for  Less is More where the recipe is "die cut".

I used my Bashful die from Penny Black to not only cut but to emboss.  The cut itself is double layered, colored with Distress Markers, and the blossom popped up on Kool Tak.

This next one is for AAA challenge - chalkboard.

I actually made this card a long time ago but never posted it because I missed the challenge deadline.

The sentiment from PTI's Wet Paint is stamped with their Fresh Snow ink.

My favorite is a card for Time Out.  Here is the inspiration photo.

I fell in love with the striped "rug" draped over the chair on the left.

I cut white cardstock with a Tipped Top and stamped it with misted Distress Inks using Background Basics: Super Stripes. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and stamped in the Picked Raspberry and trimmed to fit along the stripe of the same color. Another white Tipped Top on Plum Pudding cardstock finishes it off.

I keep saying I don't know what my "style" is and as you can see by the variety here, I do a little bit of everything from patterned paper layers, to CAS, to watercolor and back again.  And that isn't even all of the things I do.  As long as I'm having fun creating, I guess it doesn't really matter.  And I am having fun.

Thanks for stopping by to visit.  I hope you have a fun day creating, too.


  1. Such a FABulous collection of cards and wonderful happy news. Love how you were inspired by the photo & thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge :) Hugs Bev x

  2. Bobby, what a wonderful collection of cards. We are so thrilled that you've entered one for this week's challenge at AAA Cards!

  3. These are great cards, Bobby! I popped over from LIM because your card is fab - love the flower die and the way you have debossed it too! The striped panel card is also perfect for the inspiration photo at Time Out :)

  4. Big congratulations to your grandson. That is fabulous news! I love all your cards, but how you used the stripes from the rug is truly gorgeous Bobby! Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

  5. Bobby how exciting for your grandson, congratulations to the couple! Three great cards, the engagement card is lovely with the debossed flower, love the chalkboard and the stripes on your time out are fabulous!

  6. I love the collection of cards you're showing today Bobby!
    Every one has something special!
    Your chalkboard card looks fabulous, so glad to see you again at AAA cards!

  7. Fabulous cards .... love the die cut daisy. xx

  8. Oh a wedding, always exciting! Loving your chalkboard card for the AAA Cards challenge. Thanks for playing.

  9. Wow what a collection of great cards - Love them all especially the first one - so delicate and feminine. Great wedding news too. Congrats.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  10. Love how you used the dies for this weeks challenge.
    Thanks for joining us at Less Is More
    Jen xx

  11. Great group! They all look CAS to me. The chalkboard is a cutie! Thanks for playing with us at AAA Cards. Get ready, we start a day early now on Sunday's. Cya there!

  12. Fab collection of cards Bobby and I love how you picked out the rug for inspiration and created such a stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Time out x

  13. Lovely cards Bobby, great 'LIM' one too. How lovely to have happy news too, good luck to the happy couple :) Viv xx

  14. Congratulations to the happy couple, Bobby ... how lovely! Your cards ... wow ... the bashful bloom is just gorgeous, wonderful dimension and depth and so pretty! Fabulous selection of DPs for the chalkboard ... the wee heart is a great touch! Time Out ... I too was taken by that rug (great minds!) ... love those rich, warm stripes on the tilted panel! Anita :)...

  15. Your daisy looks great Bobby!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  16. Great set of cards Bobby, the chalkboard looks like as if I am sitting in a class room and seeing it, so perfect!! Love the color stripes on ur third card and debossed flower on ur first card is a beauty :)

  17. Love that flower die cut and embossed! Great stripes with the Tip Top Dies to add extra interest! Great chalkboard card too!

  18. Congrats to your grandson and his fiancee on their engagement! How exciting!

    Great cards, Bobby! I love the cut and embossed daisy. I've got to investigate that technique. And your chalkboard card is so fun! Love the colourful stripes on your last card too! Great design as well!

  19. Beautiful cards, especially the third card! I love how clean and layered it looks with all the rich colors! Thanks for playing at Time Out!


  20. Sorry to be so late commenting on the die cut challenge
    What super creations Bobby!
    Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
    Less is More Designer