The current challenge over at Words 2 Craft By uses the following quote for inspiration this month:
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
I am spending more time art journaling these days. When I read this quote I knew it had to be go in my art journal. Jumping into art journaling is a big leap. You have to accept mess, inking fingers, glue all over the place and every drawer in your craft room open! If you scrap book and/or make cards you already have ample supplies. So here is my mess. I am getting better but not as good as what I see on you tube or on Pinterest. But this is my attempt and I feel naked sharing it with all of you.
I used acrylic paints for the background (3 for a dollar at AC Moore), the pumpkin and script is a napkin (from the dollar store). The leaves I stamped on different colored cardstock and cut out. I don’t know where I got the jeweled leaves but they were in my embellishment supply. I use Sharpies for my outlining and lettering, both fine and broad tip.
I did attempt to share the following page in last months challenge but I was too late.
The challenge over at Words 2 Scrap By this month is to create a card supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I know women who have struggled with this and several who lost the battle. I am fortunate enough at this time not to have to send this card to anyone.
I have this sentiment from Stamplorations which I wanted to use and the Elizabeth Crafts outline sticker went well with the sentiment. I used acetate on the bottom of the card for interest and it also coordinated with the stripes in the shoe. I colored the shoe with pencil and gel markers.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy this beautiful day (it is here in PA).
Jake and the Never Land Pirates is an animated cartoon on Disney Jr. (based on Peter Pan) that many young children enjoy. I have to admit I enjoy watching it when I have little ones around and the songs are catchy. It is a great learning tool for preschoolers, it teaches counting, problem solving, math, and most importantly good social skills (like how to be a good friend).
Ahoy Matey is the challenge this month at Words 2 Scrap By . So with the little ones in mind I created this card.
This is a MFT Ahoy Matey stamp set. The papers are from Stamps of Life. I really held off on the whole shaker card thing, but once I tried the Fuse Tool, I was hooked. The image is colored with Copics and the bandana is paper pieced with the same red dotted paper used on the card. Paper Smooches dots and dashes die was used to create the dots along the image.
With my vision getting better I am slowly returning to my love of reading. While struggling with my vision the past few years, I have had to use a Kindle, a Nook and my computer to read books. Although I am thankful that all these devices have helped me remain normal, there is something special about the feel of a book. I love the different fonts (both type and size), and there is nothing better than the smell of a brand new book. The sound of flipping through a book is calming.
The Harry Potter series of books was quite the sensation back in the late 90s and continued to be into the new century. If you wanted to have a great conversation with most high school children, Harry was the way to go.
Everything was colored using Copics. I used a Kraft card base and the coordinating papers and washi tape are from Stamps of Life. Well, this time I am remembering to Link It to W2SB and I didn’t wait til the end of the month (Woot Woot for me). This card will be going off to SAS4Kids.
“The more you read, the more things you know. The more that you learn, the more placesyou’ll go.” Dr. Seuss
I love chocolate covered strawberries. My son and daughter in law sent me 12 decadent ones for Mother’s Day. In the past, I have made them for my Women’s Group for Christmas and Valentine’s Day. June is when the strawberries here in Pennsylvania are luscious, delicious and juicy. I take one chocolate bar (or kiss), one BIG strawberry, take a bite of the strawberry, a bite of the chocolate and I am good to go.
The challenge at Words 2 Scrap By this month is A Friend With Chocolate. I have had this digi in my file for years. It is a freebie from Beecy Muir and every time I come across it I think to myself that I want to print it and color it. What better time than now.
Here is my card:
I used a pink lemonade card base, the white mat is stamped with Lace Background from MFT, the image was cut out using Blueprints 3 from MFT and colored with copics, wink of stella used on chocolate, added dazzle stickers (my version of sequins) and a pink ribbon. The sentiment is from Stamps of Life.
Thanks for stopping by — treat yourself to some chocolate to day my friends.
My cousin Mary and I were very close when we were kids. Her husband Bill is having a 60th Birthday Celebration for her next Saturday so I created this card for her using Sketch #255 over on the OWH blog. My cousin is a wonderful wife and mother and one of the most spiritual people I know. I love her dearly and she has an endless smile that cheers you when you see her. It should be great fun getting together to celebrate this milestone birthday with her and our families.
I printed the Dancing with Daffodils digital image (Power Poppy) onto Tim Holtz Distressed Watercolor Cardstock (smooth side). The inks I used on the daffodils were mustard seed, cantaloupe, spiced marmalade. The leaves were colored with peeled paint and MFT gumdrop green. The little flowers were colored with faded jeans and pearls added to the centers. The sentiment is also from Power Poppy (Set is Short Stacks) which I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and then used Super Fine Detail clear embossing powder (Ranger) on vellum. I popped the last panel up using mounting tape.
Side note on my previous post. So I was working to get a card in on time for Words 2 Scrap By. Created the card, posted it to my blog, and woke up at 3 in the morning realizing that I neglected to upload it to Words 2 Scrap By challenge post. Yes card making is a stress reliever and I am so happy when I have the health and time to make them. I had to laugh at myself when I realized I never uploaded it.
Here we are at the end of May. The Finish Strong Blog Hop was very inspiring (couldn’t participate but sure liked looking at all the lovely creations). I am at the very last day to enter my card for the Say Cheese Challenge over at Words 2 Scrap By. I created several but in the end this is the one I chose. I love this quote.
I created the quote in Word. All the other elements including cardstock and papers are from Stamps of Life. Isn’t that little camera clip darling? Thanks Bobbi and Sybrina! Thanks to all who took the time to view my post. Have a wonderful day.
This week’s throwdown challenge is a color one. Red White and Blue for our heroes. The sample card is by Sybrina K who makes any hero cards for almost every challenge – all different – so I wasn’t surprised to find her sample on today’s blog post. She also hosts a monthly challenge at Words 2 Scrap By. It is always a fun challenge and both she and Bobbi have come up with some fun ideas.
In my previous post I made some of this same card in different colors and sentiments.
This week’s sketch #233 over on the OWH stars and stamps blog uses a card featured by Annie over at Pawsitive Thoughts by Annie. Her cards are always an inspiration. She also was the winner of the Words 2 Scrap By Challenge created by two of our sister card makers (check it out). So here is my card.
MFT Peaceful Wildflowers stamp set; Inktense pencils for water colored background on water color cardstock.
I hope I can keep up with my card making efforts. I’ve had my knee replaced and my youngest son got married this last Saturday. Hopefully I will have more time to get my fall shipment together by mid August.
It is time for Challenge #3 over at Words2ScrapBy. These ladies started their blog in January and one of my goals for 2014 was to step out of my comfort zone and join in a challenge or two. It was a little more comfortable for me because these ladies are fellow OWH card makers. So far I linked a card for the January challenge, two for the February challenge and below is my card for the March challenge.
Your challenge is to make a card inspired by one of the 4 quotes listed below. Entries must be linked by March 21.
There’s no place like home. (The Wizard of Oz, 1939)
The stuff that dreams are made of. (The Maltese Falcon, 1941)
Here’s looking at you, kid. (Casablanca, 1942)
May the force be with you. (Star Wars, 1977)
I’ve had this cute stamp set from Taylored Expressions and I love the sentiment so much.
I colored in the wreath using copics, then cut the wreath out using the matching die. I layered it on some lavender card stock using Spellbinders die. I fussy cut the two doves and used dimensional tape to pop them up. Used a cuttlebug embossing folder for the green layer and used a white piece for the sentiment then used a die cut — I left the sentiment in the die and sponged Memento lulu lavender around the sentiment – that gave me a white border around the sentiment (it softens it up a bit rather than having a stark white piece). I then layered the sentiment on another piece of lavender cardstock. Used some bakers twine to finish it off.
Can you guess which quote I used for my inspiration? Hope you will think about joining in on the fun over at Words2ScrapBy.