Tuesday, May 19, 2020

TSOT # 458 Let's do texture

Had a few children’s birthday cards to get done so Sunday night I sat down to work on one. This is what I came up with, turned out good I think.
                                                   When you pull the tab the picture changes, fun fun.  I think interactive cards are fun to make and that children enjoy them, this is heading to a great niece.  I used the Lawn Fawn die to make this and it is called "the picture changer"        Old dsp from Stampin' Up and card stock to go with the dsp .                                                 

Optional Theme: Texture

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Jennifer McGuire split card idea

This was sooooo much fun and easy. Maybe a little time consuming since I ended up with 12 card fronts, 😄 Jennifer McGuire has a you tube video but basically here’s how its done.
1. I stamped and I cut my flowers (Altenew-Angelique Motifs stamps and dies) (larger images work well since you can tell what they are even if cut) I suppose you could probably Stamp masking the flowers as you go. (If you want to use something other than flowers down the center just remember that you will be cutting them and you need to be able to tell what it is when it’s cut.)
2. Take your 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of card stock (this will be 2 card front layers) draw a line down the center of the card at 4 1/4 with a pencil.
3.  Arrange your flowers along this pencil line on the card adhearing them down when you have it the way you like it. You should have covered up the pencil line so you don’t need to erase it.
4.  Now turn your card upside down (your cutting blade will run smoother and your flowers won’t move.) cut at 4 1/4.  you may be going through a couple layers if you've overlapped your flowers as shown below.  This will give you two card fronts - trim top and bottom where flowers hang off card, see picture below.
5. add to card bases and decorate as desired.

This is the piece with the flowers arranged down the center. I have been placed my flowers with glue dots then tucked in the leaves. Added glue to flowers and leaves then cut -note I did use a Guillotine cutter not one with a sliding blade.

Here it is cut but not trimmed on top and bottom.
I decided to let the flowers do most of the talking, I did trim off a bit of the white side and then placed on a white card base and added strips of black.  Jennifer McGuire did hers like this and I thought they were lovely.

                         Finished cards

Which set do you like?  I just can't decide,  :0)

Saturday, May 9, 2020

April showers bring May flowers

Image may contain: possible text that says 'The Joy Of Sets MAY 2020 Floral Blog Hop'Making something new and pretty for your front door lifts the spirits. I made this wreath out of a swimming noodle. I cut it down held it together with duct tape and hot glue then covered it with some ribbon I found in my stash 😏 we all have one of those right?  The plaque was found on discount at a store sometime awhle ago.
I think Gerber daisies are so pretty and they are so colorful,  that’s the flower I intended to make what do you think does it look like them? ?  There are a few white roses, pansy's, poppies and a couple little blue flowers thrown in to add some variety.  This is one of my favorite things to do with card stock (ONE of my favorite).  I have two sons that have gotten married, for each of the receptions I’ve made arrangements for the tables with flowers to match the colors that the girls chose for their weddings. It is a little time-consuming but it is something that is relaxing to me and that I love doing. This doesn't have to be expensive either, we washed out soup cans and covered them with small decorated paper bags (Stampin up sold some one year) tied ribbon around it to hold it on and put rocks in the bottom to help weight it down. (Pictures below...if your interested 😊)  What do you love to do with your craft supplies? I like to Stamp, don’t get me wrong, but with this blog hop being themed floral I decided this would be a great one to show you.

With all that's happening in this world it will be a good reminder to look for the little things that we are blessed with.  Looking for them and being grateful will help the spirits in this trying time and remember April showers bring May flowers!!  I'm looking ahead to sunnier day!!!

If you've just started your hop be sure to check out all the others just keep hitting the next button and you'll be taken to the next blog. There is a complete list at the end if you'd rather see the line up and use that.  After me will come.....  Alejandra Gomez  Just click on the link beside the nest button and it will take you to her.

May 2020 Blog Roll

First Wedding in Dallas Texas- this is from the reception we had here in Ohio since Many family and friends couldn't make the trip.

This is from the Kentucky Wedding, I decorated the tables for the rehearsal dinner.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

TSOT #456 Shaker cards

Shaker cards can be so much fun. I filled a double challenge on this one, Or maybe a three-way challenge. The shaker card is here, and  I sort of followed the sketch. The colors I used were a challenge from one of my Stamping ladies -use lovely lipstick a green and some neutrals.
      Do you know the old saying April showers bring May flowers that’s what we’re hoping for. All the craziness here in April is going to be a sunshiny blooming May we hope!!

Saturday, May 2, 2020


I have a group of ladies that meet once a month for a card class.  These are seasoned ladies most of us have met together for probably the last 10 years. We’ve been giving each other challenges during this “stay at home time”. This time one of the ladies wanted us to do a long card. She challenged us to do a reflection card. It’s such a long card that I decided to do a little bit on the inside also so I have added that picture as well.
This card is 4 1/8 x 9 1/2 thereabouts. Fits an A-10 envelope
Watercolor paper, early espresso, white card base
I used many different products, stampin’ up pigments, markers and watercolor brush, markers(direct to paper),  a white crayon, and white shimmer paint.
Retired St.Up sets and one that wasn't St.Up 

Watercoloring Altenew designs

 I have been somewhat working on sorting and labeling my non Stampin Up stamps. I have a small container that holds my Altenew and Pinkfresh...