Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Last minute entry for the Pinkfresh Studio September Challenge, Layer it Up. I used some of my favorite PFS products: Christmas Wishes printed paper, Layered Wreath die set & Classic Holiday Words die set. Felt can be used for lots of images, but I tend to get mine out for Fall & Winter cards. Rudolph Days, The Snippets Playground, SSS Monday & DCD.
Sunday, September 24, 2023
I'm happy to report that I'm no longer in the sling & have begun physical therapy twice a week. It's wonderful to be able to use my left hand, although I'm not allowed to have anything in my hand when it's above shoulder level. Long way to go before I have the strength & range of motion I need.
The September Poppystamps challenge theme is Old School. I went OLD old school!
Years ago I loved to use Liquid Applique instead of ink with leaf stamps. This time I used what was left in my tubes to color the 2016 Poppystamps Majestic Maple diecut. The texture is very unique when you carefully use your heat gun.
I also made a Fall birthday card using CN9 Give Thanks branches stamped in Distress Oxides aged mahogany, fossilized amber & prize ribbon.
The veins were gold embossed & I added gold splatters. You can see the shine in my IG post. SSS Happy Birthday Brush Script was die cut from vellum and gold metallic cardstock. I'm entering Seize the Birthday & DCD.
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
I was fortunate to win a gift certificate for Alex Syberia Designs before my shoulder surgery. I've mostly used diecuts to make my one handed cards, so this time I decided to see if I could make something with my new stamp set using the MISTI. I'm not great at layering stamps, but these fun blossoms are pretty forgiving, I think. my IG post. The gray ink is Versafine Clair Morning Mist, the pink scalloped rectangle is Elizabeth Craft Designs & the silver dotted rectangle is AJVD. Instead of using the inside leaf stamps, I stamped the outside image on gray cardstock. Made a big difference to brush the edges with gray ink. I wasn't happy with the plain background, so added gray splatters & silver gems. The sentiment is from the same set. I'm entering Die Cut Divas.
Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Decided to make one more card for August challenges. This one definitely took some patience, which I've been learning with one arm in a sling. I love the colors for the August Altenew challenge. Turned out I have some beautiful greener teal cardstock in a container of old 8 1/2 x 11sheets I bought years ago. Unfortunately, in spite of numerous attempts, I can't get a picture to show the deep greenish blue color. HERE. I'm also entering SSS Monday challenge.
Sunday, August 27, 2023
I had leftover Memory Box Wayfarer Leaves already spritzed with several green Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. But I wanted to make a Fall card for Freshly Made Sketches 600th Challenge & Memory Box August Fall challenge. I simply added dark green, red, bronze & copper mists to turn them into beautiful shimmery Fall leaves.
I used direct to paper with Versafine Clair Pinecone on a kraft scrap to use for Poppystamps Scribble Hello which I stacked 3 high. I love pearls & thought these old brown ones were just what this card needed. Another one handed card, but less than 3 weeks until the sling comes off. There will still be restrictions, but I'm hoping life will be a lot easier.
Friday, August 25, 2023
Prescheduled post:I want to thank the JUGS DT for having me guest design with them this month. I hope you've enjoyed my cards so far. This is CAS week with the theme of Baby.
I very seldom make baby cards, but I did keep a boy and a girl chipboard collection by Crate Paper that I won years ago. The stork is so cute & I love the sentiment flag with the gold glitter end.
I found the light pink speckled cardstock in a tub of old paper I'm trying to use up & it was just the right shade for the background. I die cut it with Elizabeth Craft Dotted Scallop Rectangle which I love & need to use more often. Gold metallic cardstock was used for the mat which was mounted to a Soft Stone card. Hard to tell, but I added a dot of pink Stickles to the stork cheek & finished off with pink gems.
Monday, August 21, 2023
I'm glad my friend, Betty, showed me how to make a picket fence card when I visited her before my surgery. I came home with a card base which I made into my entry for PFS August Sparkle & Shine Challenge. my IG post that shows the shimmer & shine.
I was also able to make a card for Poppystamps CAS August challenge. The rectangle diecut was leftover from making my JUGS Bee card as I didn't want to waste any paint made from Lindy's Bikini Magicals powder.Snippets Playground & SSS Wednesday challenge.
Typing only with my right hand takes forever, as does pretty much everything else these days. But I know it's temporary & hopefully will be well worth it. I'm progressing as expected. Thank you for your continued visits, but I totally understand those who don't. I'll leave comments as I can, but realistically, most will be after I heal.