Monday, February 19, 2018

Happy Birthday Puppy Style

Today's featured card is one that I created for my 
grand daughter who turned 14 last week and has a great passion 
for animals, especially puppy dogs.

For her I selected Whimsy Puppy in Present, designed by Lee Holland.  Skyla loves the color green and is also a Clemson University Tiger fan, so my color palette was easy to select.  Here's what I came up with. 

The image is stamped on 110# card stock and Copic colored.   I  used the "smooshing" technique taught by Faye Wynn-Jones on the puppy. (Getting ready for more instructions from her in June!).  The image die is by Gina Marie Designs, Pleated Lace Rectangle, and the corner Happy Birthday die is by La La Land Inc. 

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Serving a Risen Savior, 

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Friday, February 16, 2018

All the Way Home

Anyone who lives within 75 miles or so of the area where I am, knows about one particularly good Bar-B-Que spot located in the twin cities of Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina.  
Shealy's has almost been in business fifty years and it is rare to go by when they are open that the line is not wrapped outside the building and into the parking lot.

Having celebrated my birthday a couple of weeks ago, some friends came up and of course - we ended up at Shealy's for lunch.  Only our driver was able to make it back to the "all you can eat" buffet for the second plate, but we all felt like little piggies as we waddled back to the car.  Of course a thank you card was appropriate for him picking up the tap and making us miserable all afternoon from all of the yummy variety of food!

For my card I used the Stampendous Christmas set, Truck Tidings, and modified the top to allow room for all the piggies to fit!  The pigs are from the Darice stamp set, Barnyard Buddies, and the sentiment was from a miscellaneous baby set. The tiny tie on the 'male' pig is by Unity Stamps (Tiny Little Guys).  Images are Copic colored on 110# card stock and the road is Washi tape.

Thank you for stopping by today and following my card designs.  Be sure to visit Not Just Scraps to see other cards that are for sale.

Serving a Risen Savior,

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

You Make My Heart Smile

Happy Valentine's Day to YOU!

Today I wanted to share with you the Valentine cards that I made for my five grand kids (ages 23 months to 17 years) using the Darcie's Clear Stamp Set Love "Hearts" (POL341).

Isn't that a cute set?  As you will see, I used both of the 'boy' and 'girl' images, and then used the same sentiment on all of the cards.  I selected the single short fold style card since I have found this to be a great style card when your images are smaller.

After stamping the images on 110# Card stock, I colored them using Copic markers (referenced below) and then die cut the hearts out using the Darice scalloped heart die.  Sentiments are die cut with either the stitched oval or the hexagon center of a Elegant Frame unbranded die.

The card base is a strip cut 4 x 9 with the fold at 5 1/2".  Matting is cut for each side and coordinating papers are cut 1/8" smaller.  The colored image is glued on the left side only, onto the flap of the card base.   Then the sentiment it trimmed or die cut and glued to the side of the center image.  Additional embellishment of course could be added, but keep in mind your postage weight when doing so.

These are the types of stamps that you can purchase the button face to attach to the stamped image.  I elected not to add the buttons to these since two were going to younger children.

Copic References are:
Reds: R05, R17, R27, R37 R39
Purples: V01, V12, V15
Grays: N01, N2, N4

Thanks for stopping by today and seeing the variations this stamp set has to offer.  

Serving a Risen Savior,

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