Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Wine Labels

Jacqueline does beautiful stamping over wine labels and I have always admired her cards, I have even been lucky enough to receive one of her label cards to see in person.  I just love the neat ways that she uses them. Check out her Blog HERE scroll down to April 20th to see the neat ways she uses them, and the rest of her lovely creations!!

 Well she was sweet enough to send me some to give it a try on my own.  Now this first one I didn't quite use it the same way that she does, but I loved this scene on this label and decided to color it with pencils instead of stamping over it. Although I did use a butterfly stamp set and dies that I won from Verve, not to long ago to go with the label.


Wine label -- colored w/pencils
Verve -- Butterfly grace stamp set and Graceful Butterflies dies
Starform-- transparent glitter gold stickers
Martha Stewart -- border punch

This was a sympathy card but I didn't end up putting any sentiment on it.

I should have the deck finished tonight, YAH!!! well the floor part I have all the spindles to the railing to do but that can be done after I bring everything back up on the deck.  Then it will be time to  start the front porch railings.  It is a lot of work but I am loving the results!!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, I appreciate you leaving a comment to let me know too, I know how busy everyone is this time of year.

Connie

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Felt pieces

I recieved these cute felt pieces from a fellow cardmaker and I never used them because they were 6x6 inches and I just don't make that size cards, it also came with some birds too, the other day when I came across them again I thought I need to try and figure out how to use these and I decided to cut them apart and use them on different cards, this is my first attempt.

The packaging said Oriental trading company on them, so if you are interested that is where you might be able to find them, they already had sticky tape on the back so they were perfect for applying to cards :)  I added the gem in the middle of the butterly and added the  stamped sentiment and pretty paper and I was done.


Oriental trading company -- Felt piece
Paper Smooches -- Happy Birthday stamp set
Craft smith -- Chelsea Lane paper
Paper studio -- Gem

Well after seeing how bad the deck looked in the pictures I washed it all down with the power washer yesterday and this evening when it was out of the sun I started painting, oh my the paint we got for it said heavy duty and I guess it is because it spreads like frosting and I couldn't roll it so I am bending over and painting it with a brush. I only managed to get a 1/4 of it done before my back just said that is enough, so I will try to get out there and see how much I can get done tomorrow morning before it gets to hot.  I sure hope this last for a few years, I am getting too old for this stuff.

Thanks for stopping by,

Connie

Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer birthday/Carrots

I really meant to go for a summer feel to the card and by the time I was done I think it looks like it would be good for Autumn.  This is one of those cards that what was on my mind to do did not turn out at all how I had planned.  It had a mind of it's own, LOL!

I tried using this set once before it has two step stamping and I used different inks with it and they didn't work as well, not sure if I was too happy with my color choices here but it did seem to get better coverage using the chalk inks.


 I will have to say I like the enamel accents they give me the nice rounded dots :)

Stamps of Life -- Thanks 4 one year(flowers), mini 4 circles (sentiment) stamp sets
BasicGrey -- Picadilly paper
Spellbinders -- A2 matting basicsA, Decorative Labels 28 and back to basics tags dies
Martha Stewart -- butterfly punch
Stickles -- Diamond (flower centers)
Enamel Accents -- white
Brad
Ribbon

We went over to Missouri to a few parks the past two days, oh my the first day it was in the mid 90's and we went hiking again on some trails and by the time we got back to the car you would have thought I had just gotten out of the shower, I so hate that feeling, but it was pretty and we had fun.
The next day we had a bit of soft sprinkles on our walk to these springs, but once again it was so humid that we got back soaked again between the sprinkles and the himidity.  I haven't had a chance to look at the pictures yet but I will share if any of them turned out :)

I mentioned a while back that we bought this new system to plants some carrots to have on the deck and I thought I would share how they are coming along.  We planted them right from seeds directly into the pot, it came with a black plastic sheet and big rubber band that goes over it so when you water it the moisture stays inside and you just water from that black tube that is in the lower right corner in the picture, well hubby didn't like that at all so he took it off and we water the tube and when it rains it gets it from the top also, it seems to be working well even though we don't have the black plastic on top.


Please excuse the deck, yes it needs to be painted again, I didn't get to it before it has been so HOT! I like this planter because it is on rollers so you can put it anywhere on the deck you like.

Here is a visitor we had the other day, he is getting a tad to close to the carrots for my comfort, I have a feeling we may come out and this may be empty.


Thanks so much for stopping by today :)  Have a wonderful weekend!!

Connie

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Garden Bench

There are not to many times that I finish a card and I am totally happy with my results, but this is one that when I was done I was happy with it.



Since this is a smaller detailed stamp, I took another close up of the image, that I colored with markers.


PSX -- Birdhouse Bench stamp, Colored w/markers
Memory Box-- stitched circle layers die
Spellbinders -- Peony, A2 curved borders one dies
Basic Grey -- Picadilly paper
Hero Arts -- It's your day stamp sentiment
Poppystamps -- Leafy sprig die

Thanks so much for stopping by today,

Connie

Monday, June 19, 2017

Brother Birthday

When we went home I took this card with me so I wouldn't have to mail it and gave it to my Sister in law to give to my brother who just turned 65.

The background comes in the paper pack, I stamped and die cut the leaves across the top to hide the flowers, both tree groupings, the bird and the deers, which I cut in half so that the buck is on the opposite shore from the Mom and baby.

I colored everything with my Spectrum markers.



I took a few close up pictures too since this was a 6x6 inch card and I couldn't get the whole card and get good close up pics.



I used foam adheasive to apply the deer and some of the leaves at the top to give a bit of dimension.

Heartfelt Creations -- Woodsy wonderland kit, colored w/markers

Thanks so very much for taking the time to stop by, I really apprecaite it, I know how busy summer time can be :)

Connie