Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Try Stampin' #346 A tribute to my sister

Kathleen, known and lovingly called "Kat" for she loved cats. I think if she could have she just might have had this many!!  ;0)  I really wanted to do a card in her honor my first week back. When I checked out the #346 challenge I though Oh my that is a tough one.  I hope I sorta did it justice, one of the great things about this challenge site is that is is okay to not follow the sketch and theme if something else strikes your fancy.  I started with the cat lady, made a scene by adding a floor and walls.  The name KAT on the right side is sorta there for the "X"s stitched on the left of the sketch.
We hope you'll join us and if it seems to hard just change it up a bit.  Happy Stamping!!


Just click here - Try Stampin' on Tuesday and it will take you to the main page with the designers card samples.  Here is the card sketch and our suggested theme


Optional Theme: Create a Scene

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Stamping Again!!

Tuesday Oct.24th I had my monthly stamp get together with my 4th Tuesday of the month group.
My youngest sister Beth (from Florida flying home from Cincinnati Airport) and I got to my home in Ohio Sunday eve.  I got right to work Monday designing a card for them.  We used re-inkers in 2 different ways.

  The first we dropped ink onto cool whip lids and picked up the ink with sponges then sponged color onto glossy card stock (if you drop the ink on the glossy card stock you end up with a dark "dot" where the ink dropped).  Stamped the leaf veins from the Colorful Seasons stamp set (using the photopolymer is so nice you can see through the stamp and pick where you want the colors on your leaf shape) then die cut them out.  This is such a fun technique and you'll never have two alike, like real leaves or sisters!  :0)

The second technique was the baby wipe and re-inkers technique.  Fold an alcohol free baby wipe in half or fourths and then placed them on the cool whip lids to make "stamp pads" Using the smaller solid leaf we used our homemade ink pads and stamped around on the front.  Each of these leaves will also be unique and different.

Everyone received a detail cut leaf cut from the copper foil sheets and copper trim to decorate the front of their card.

Sometimes I'll decorate the inside of the card also(see below).  We cut some smaller leaves from the glossy also. Some of the ladies cut the branch out of the brown layer before assembling their card to use inside. I enjoy doing that just don't always show it here.  Thanks for stopping by, I'm going to get back into this blog more now that things are quieting down some, well I hope it does, I'm worn Out!! Have a good day and remember to do something crafty everyday!! just because it is fun and so rewarding.  Even in her hospital bed Kathleen was doing her plastic canvas making gifts for others.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

She fought the good fight

If there is anyone that has been looking and keeping up with my little blog here I just want to thank you for looking. Thought I'd give an update on my sister.  She left this old world and is now in the presence of her Lord and Savior.  She will be missed but never forgotten!!!  She had a loving spirit and was a super gift giver up to the end.  She loved crafting, card making, scrapbooking, beading  and especially plastic canvas which she did a lot while laying in the hospital bed.  Thank you for your prayers during this tough last 6 months.


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

So sad no card :(

Well I got two weeks in! So sorry I don't have a card for you this week. I'm out of town again helping with my sister who has leukemia( she's in remission!😀 but still needs to go to hospital daily) . All those that made a card for the Try Stampin on Tuesday did a great job, check them out!!