Friday, December 8, 2017

Flower with fern

I am once again using a flower image from my daily coloring calendar.  I colored it with markers then added it to cardstock, those coloring pages are quite thin, and fussy cut it out so I could give it a little lift.  The fern and branch die were done by first applying distress inks to white cardstock with my sponge applicator and then cutting out with the dies.



Flower- daily calendar coloring image, colored w/markers
papertrey ink- hodge podge papers
Martha Stewart - border punch
Spellbinders - Foliage die (fern)
Sizzix -- Branch w/leaves die
Stampendous -- Birthday Assortment sentiment stamp
Distress Inks -- Forest Moss, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you all enjoy a wonderful weekend!!

Connie

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Homemade Digi

For my hubby's sisters birthday card, he made a digital stamp out of one of the pictures he took when we were on our trip out west, a sunflower in Kansas.  Then I colored it with pencils.


Digital image by Greg Griffin (my hubby) colored w/pencils
Spellbinders - A2 matting basics A & B dies
Hero Arts -- Birthday Messages sentiment stamp
Martha Stewart - Gem
Jute

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today.

Connie

Monday, December 4, 2017

Happy Monkey's

My great nephew turned 4 this year and his parents take him to the Zoo all the time and I had heard he loved the monkeys so when I saw this 3 D stickers in the store I just had to buy them for his card, aren't they just the cutest, they just brought a smile to my face and hoped they would do the same for him.


The background clouds are from my daily coloring calendar, when I first flipped over to that day I thought now how am I going to use that one, but here we are :)  I just colored around them with a very light gray marker.  Die cut some branches and some rolling hills and added the stickers and stamped sentiment and I was done.  I have a few more monkeys left that were in the set so you may be seeing them again :)

Jot Stickers -- 3D monkeys
Spellbinders -- Cheery Blossoms die (branches)
Poppystamps -- Stitched landscapes dies
Calendar image- Clouds
Technique Tuesday- Happy Birthday sentiments stamp

I hope these little guys put a smile on your face like they do mine :)

Have a Fabulous week,
Thanks for stopping by today,

Connie

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Birdie Trio

I cut this out of white cardstock and colored with my markers, the background paper is a bit busy so I placed it onto a die cut to frame it.  Can you believe this paper was from a paper pack I bought when I first started cardmaking over 12 years ago, back then I didn't save any names of the paper I was buying, didn't have a blog or anything yet :)



The wing portion of the die can be removed and that is what I did but then I didn't like the white showing through so I used one of my sparkle pens to add a little color.

Tutti Design -- Birdie Trio die, colored w/markers
Spellbinders - Classic scalloped oval lg. die
My Favorite things - Label maker sentiment stamp
Spectrum Noir sparkle pens- Harvest moon (for wing)
Diamond Dazzlers

We are enjoying some warm temps this weekend, the last they say, next week we get into the winter temperatures!

Hope you enjoy a lovely weekend,
Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by,

Connie

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Stick framed

Oh boy I am really having a hard time coming up with good post titles :)

I have used these frames once before and they were a bit hard to manage with how delicate they are, but this time I layered two die cuts and that they gave it more stability and I like how it turned out.  This dark brown cardstock I use comes out looking more black but it is indeed brown :)

The flowers were cut from a large sheet I made of colorburst, shaped them and layered and top it off with a gem. I really like the layers of colors it gives to the flower.  I think I need to make up more of these big sheets with different color combo's that I can just grab and use.


I stamped the sentiment on a small piece that I inlaid into the smaller frame of the set.  Little shading around the edges with my ink and sponge dauber.

Graphic 45 - Once upon a spring time paper
Poppystamps -- Grand Stick Frame and Stitched blooms dies
Our Daily Bread Designs -- Mini tag sentiment stamp set
Me & my big Ideas -- Gems

I will be sharing more pictures today of our trip to Kentucky, after we hiked back down the mountain, hubby found us a lovely location to have our picnic that I packed before leaving that morning, it was beside a pretty creek, surrounded by a mountain and tall trees, I am so bummed I didn't get pictures, but it was nice and relaxing after the hike, we decided after lunch to just take a drive that we saw on the map that goes through the Daniel Boone National forest and doing so we came across some more trails and pull offs, this trail was mostly flat and only 1/2 mile down so we figures we had another mile in us to walk :)






This is the view at the end of the trail, since it was mid day sun the other pictures I took were into the sun and they were washed out.




As you can see we had a bit of color along the trail and pretty blue skies, can't ask for anything more. I hope you all are not sick of the fall pictures, I just hate to see fall end.

I did manage to get my Christmas tree in the living room and the small one I have in my kitchen up, today I will be working on the rest.

Thanks ever so much for taking the time to stop by and letting me know you did!!

Connie