Tuesday, July 26, 2022

TSOT 566 polka dots

 Can you see my polka dots??  The ribbon is dotted 😊  I know that’s not much in the way of polka dots but that’s what I did.  This is for a card class in August.  I had to get something thought up as I’m going to be out of town-Pinterest is a great help... took parts off of a few cards I looked at and WA-LA , one down one to go.  This is my group that lives in a seniors apartment complex and I have to keep out easy and kinda quick.  I’ll probably cut out the apples for them so all they have to do is color it.  


Optional Theme: Polka Dots

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

TSOT 565 Sweet Treats

 Sweet treats are definitely cold in the summer time!  The more I look at this card the more I think it’s  a bit too busy. Should have put the ice cream sweets on solid pieces 🥴.  What do you think?  I used retired DSP. It was quick and easy to make as I already had the sweets cut out in the stamp case. 😊 This will go on my children’s birthday card file.  Maybe their parents will let them have a sweet treat on their birthday! 😁

Thanks for stopping and I do hope you’ll give this sketch a try, it’sa good one.  

Optional Theme: Sweet Treats

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

TSOT 564. Shine


 Do you know what the acronym CASE stands for?   Copy and Share Everything!  Well that is what this card is, a copy that I believe I saw on Pinterest. I thought it was such a cute card using the new SAB freebie set Hippest Hippos.   I’m so sorry I didn’t write the name of the designer down.  

Busy days here in Ohio, my sister from Florida is in and we’re heading to Indiana to see family.  So thank you for this wonderful idea and card.  I thought it quite appropriate for the theme, shine.  The Sun shines in the summer and on flowers for blooming.  Most flowers like the bright Sun, I know not all, but quite a lot of them do.  The card is pretty close to the sketch also, well I thought so what do you think? Picture the pot of flowers as the circle moved to the side and shrunk. Then the grass as the mustard colored strip. ( I know I don’t have a purple strip... shhh don’t tell anyone - tee hee)

Wondering what you’ll do with this fun sketch and theme, I’ll be looking even if I’m in Indiana 😁 

Wednesday, July 6, 2022


 I decided to do some water coloring tonight. Art Impressions has a line of stamps called girlfriends. Many of the stamps have 2, 3 or 4 girlfriends in them.  I decided to use this one with the three ladies because my two sisters and I will be seeing our brother the end of the month.  Do you think he’ll like it?

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

TSOT 563. Textures

Trio of textures?! Is that all just a trio? 😀  I may have a few more than 3. I decided to make a sea card since I had the blue piece with the embossing paste water splashes left over from a card class.  I added the clouds made from a retired embossing folder. The light blue piece behind the 3 strips was also embossed, I used the 3-d folder Seabed. The costal cabana piece was made with an embossing folder it’s called bubbles. I turned it into a stamp with a Simon Hurley foam, made it hot with my heat gum then pressed it into the embossing folder to make a stamp.  I then added ink spritzed with water and stamped. Wala!!😊

These foam pieces can be cleaned off, heated again to get rid of the pattern on it and then used again.  I’ve been playing with them quit a bit lately.  They work with so many different objects, anything with texture.    Turns embossing folders into stamps, the top and bottom of the embossing folder can be used giving 2 different looks. Press them into plastic stencils, your background dies, place mats and walls that have texture.... the list just keeps going.  

The background piece was made with watercolor paper and ink I pulled it out of my stash I made last year.  I stamped some fishes, seashores, and seaweed on it.  The turtle was clear embossed on another piece of watercolor paper from my stash them fussy cut and popped up on the card. 

Well I think I covered the card details.  I had fun making this one, wonder who will get it!  Please try to join us, I know my card is pretty full of different textures and techniques. Don’t let that scare you off just try it your way!!  Happy stamping!!


Optional Theme: Trio of Textures

TSOT 591. Fun panel card

 Our technique this time is layering. I decided to not follow the sketch and just do some layering. I’m not sure this is what they really me...