The Lazy Days of Summer. I think we can all go for this theme. Just spending time enjoying the sunny warmth of the days. I used a corner die I just bought. Added an ink smooshed technique background behind it. Sponged some clouds and using my stamp positioning thingy added the stamp.
It's vacation time. I've been to So. Carolina, No. Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio and Virginia this summer so far. We've had a great time. You doing any traveling?? This is the perfect theme for this weeks challenge. Go on over and add your card.
Loving the pineapple. It is a 3 layer stamp. First time using it. The small flower is stamped with Versa Mark.
Here is my husband and myself. My youngest daughter and her boyfriend up front and my youngest son in Appomattox, Va. The house in the background is where the truce between the North and the South was signed. We did a lot of History things.
In Ohio my oldest Grand daughter got married. Here she is with new husband and my 3 Great Grand daughters.
This months theme is Ornament. Your card needs to be an ornament or there has to be an ornament on the front. I was a little challenge by this but found this paper and then created an ornament for on the front. Go on over and add your card.
The theme this week is Beach. Who doesn't like to make a Beachy card or go to the beach so go on over and add your card. I found this great background in my stash. Stamped a few fish and the sentiment. Stamped a shell and sand dollar. Sponged color on them and added to the card front.
This week you have two choices. The Challenge is called Sugar and Spice. Either sweet and cute or hot and spicy. I chose sweet and cute. My stamp is mostly dark areas so I had to color over black. Tried stamping it in red but this is better.
Hopefully this months challenge theme can no longer be found in the weather forecast. Living in Florida the last 12 years I do not see snow and honestly do not miss it. I embossed the snow flakes and sponged 3 shades of blue over them. Go on over and add your snowflake card.
This weeks challenge is to EMBOSS. This can be using embossing powder or using an embossing folder like I did on my background layer. My die cut on top of that is also embossed. I've used more Altenew 3 step roses and leaves. Go on over to the Make My Monday Challenge blog and show us what you have embossed.
For this weeks challenge I revisited a technique I learned a few years ago. It's called Rainbow Double. You need Glossy card stock and I used the Kaleidacolor Ink Pad Bouquet. First you stamp a few images with Versa Mark. Brayer your ink over the card stock. Wipe with a paper towel. Next rub an embossing buddy over the whole think. and stamp a few more images with either Versa Mark or white pigment ink. Emboss with white Embossing Powder. Now you can stop there or you can stamp a few more images with a matching ink which I did.
I stamped a bag full this afternoon. All colors. I'm really liking them now that I've figured them out. I will have to get another flower stamp set to try now. These were perfect for a couple of challenges.
I followed the layout from Altenew Stamp Blog. And I used a couple of the colors.
The stamps used are from Altenew.
I am enjoying stamping these 3 step Altenew Stamps now that I have this stamp press. I had just about given up. Just couldn't get them to line up but being able to stand up looking down and move them in the press there's no problem. I also bought the matching dies not expecting to like them because I am a big fussy cutter but MAN!!!! awesome. You'll be seeing more of the roses in future cards. Today I'm entering this card into 3 challenges.
I've had a few busy weeks and finally sat down today to make my cards for March challenges. Retired back in January and since then I've been on vacation and in the car running here and there having fun doing things I couldn't do before because of work. Loving Farmers Markets and fresh vegetables. I'm attending Zumba classes 2 days a week and thanks to my children I am addicted to catching Pokemon LOL. IN my defense it's makes a walk really enjoyable. I could walk for miles and do. Before you know it the day is over so I will have to schedule my time a little better than what I have been doing so the housework and yard work gets completed much to my dismay.
The challenge for this week is to use at least three colors of the rainbow. I made my background with red, yellow and blue ink that I sponged and blended adding a few more colors as the ink blends. For some time I have been wanting a certain stamp press but just couldn't justify the price. I found the WeR precision Press in an add probably on Face Book and bought it. You know how silhouette stamps don't always stamp completely. This took 3 stampings and the press was awesome. So glad I got it and it was half the price of the other. Awesome!!
Go on over to the Make My Monday Challenge and add your Rainbow colored card using at least 3 colors found in the rainbow.
I embossed my image twice on a very pale pink background. Layered that on silver and then on black. My sentiment is also embossed with silver. I then stamped the image on white, colored with pencils and cut out.
It's a beautiful day here in Florida and I am so enjoying my card designing time now and finally I have the time to join in with another challenge. I hope to join more and more challenges as the days go on. This one is a Anything Goes Challenge always and can be found at Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenge. Challenge #1708.
I piece the background with card stock in colors of the rainbow. Then I sponged the colors over a stencil and stamped the image using my WeR Precision Press. An awesome tool.
Being newly retired I am sorting through things and cleaning up all my clutter. This background I made who knows when. Found it in the scrap box. Added some punched birds and poof!! there's my card. Go on over and join in the fun.
We're using Kraft card stock this month. I was trying to remember the technique for this. Not sure I remembered it but it's close.I embossed with white EP then filled in with white ink and colored with marker. I also inked the edges with white.
This weeks challenge is to make a Black and White card with just a pop of the color Red. I had numerous ideas for this but ended up with a Christmas Card for next year. Go on over and add your card. Mine was a real quick card. The paper did all the work for me.
Well the Holidays are over and I'm just days from retirement. Yipee !! Hooray !! I am Looking forward to that. So many things I will have time for finally. This weeks Make My Monday Challenge is all about taking a Winter Walk. Thankfully my winter walks do not look like this living in Florida. I've used a few dies I have had for awhile and never used. The clouds are sponged and I have added glitter to torn pieces of white card stock for my snow. Go on over and add your card.
This months challenge theme was chosen by me. Glitter Glitter everywhere. Make those cards sparkle!! Go on over and add your card. I added double sided tape in two sizes to my card front and covered them with glitter. I also added glitter to a fancy square piece of card stock for my sentiment and to the bottom of the snowman for snow.