Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Seaside Seagulls

Here's a fun card that I enjoyed making.  These seagulls have a personality of their own, don't you think?


The stamp set is from MFT and is called Seaside Seagulls.  I, also, used MFT Cloud Stencil and their Ocean Waves dies.  The water was colored with my new Distress Oxide inks.

Thanks so much for coming by to see.  I always appreciate your kind comments.

The Recipe:
MFT Seaside Seagulls
MFT Cloud Stencil
MFT Ocean Waves dies
Distress Oxide inks

Tropical Flowers

I've had my eye on this flower set for quite awhile and finally broke down and bought it.  I adore this set!  It is so tropical and beautiful.  Can't you just hear the waves crashing on the shore?


The stamp set is another beauty by MFT called Tropical Flowers.  I cut them using watercolor paper and colored them with my Zig Clean Color Pens.  The colors are very vibrant.  The background has a watercolor swirl of turquoise ink and some paint splatters.

Thanks so much for coming by to see.  I always appreciate your kind comments.

The Recipe:
MFT Tropical Flowers
MFT LJD Birthday Greetings
Zig Clean Color Pens

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Congrats

My husband asked me to make a card for a lady in his office who just received a promotion.  This is what I came up with.


I couldn't wait to try out some of my new Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils and Foils Mates.  I used the Polka Dot pattern and some Turquoise Sea foil.  I love the little pops of color and shine.  The tulips are one of my favorites from PTI and they are called Tulip Time.

Thanks so much for coming by to  look.  I always appreciate your kind comments.

The Recipe:
PTI Tulip Time
PTI Mum's the Word - sentiment
MFT Stitch Rectangle Scallop Edge Frame
PTI Noted Scalloped A2 Vertical die
GKD Fancy Foils - Turquoise Sea
GKD Foil Mates - Polka Dots
GKD Sweet Mango, Tomato Soup, Faded Brick, Jelly Bean Green & Fresh Asparagus inks
GKD White Fine Detail Embossing Powder

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

All-Star Birthday

I'm still working ahead and trying to get some summer birthdays taken care of before our vacation. This one is for one of my grandsons.  He will be 14.


The background is red gingham.  I dug out my Mini Minc and used some red foil and a gingham toner paper to create the background.  I have more trouble trying to photograph foil.  There always seems to be a dark section.  In real life the bright red on the right side of the card is what it looks like all over.

My grandson has a pair of black high tops very much like these.  I think he will get a kick out of this card and these fun shoes.  

Thanks so much for coming by to look.  I always appreciate your kind comments.

The Recipe:
MFT Be Original - sentiment
MFT All Star High Tops, Sentiment Label Strip dies
Heidi Swapp Mini Minc, Toner Paper, Red Foil
Doodlebug Twine

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Thank You So Much

My husband's company had a huge planter delivered to our house yesterday.  It is beautiful!  Here's the card I made to send to them.


I made a very soft background using the PTI Background Basics Art Deco set and Kraft ink on Kraft card stock.  The flower set is a new one from PTI called Gran's Garden and the sentiment is, also, new and is called Pen & Ink.

Thanks so much for coming by to look!  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
PTI Background Basics Art Deco
PTI Pen & Ink
PTI Gran's Garden
MFT Cross Stitch Circle die

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Father's Day

This one is for my sweet hubby.  He loves old trucks and this set is perfect!


I used several sets to make this one, but the star of the show is this little pickup from Honey Bee stamps.  I added some rays of sunshine and an old windmill to complete the scene.

Thanks for coming by to see.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:

Honey Bee Little Pickup
PTI Sun & Surf stencil
GKD Country Roads, By the Sea 2 (sentiment)

Mother's Day

Here's another work ahead card for Mother's Day.  I love this stamp set!


This is the PTI Bloom & Grow set.  It was a lot of fun to do.  There are stencils for the base part of the flowers and stamps to add the accents.   Then I popped up a few of the flowers to add some dimension.

Thanks for coming by to see.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
PTI Bloom & Grow
PTI Pretty Pastels patterned paper