Thursday, February 22, 2018

Freshly Made Sketch by Amy

For Freshly Made Sketches 325,this Stampendous flower is one of my oldest stamps and also one of my favorite florals.  The sentiment is from Precious Remembrance. 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sunday Stamps in purples

A card with "spring" colors!  We had snow last night, but I know spring will come eventually.  This card for Sunday Stamps features MFT papers, a Memory Box die "Tilth Floral," and a Doodlebug Sprinkle accent.  

Monday, February 19, 2018

Color Throwdown


Two tubs full of markers couldn't provide me with the pinkish-lavender that I wanted, but I still managed to color the  Power Poppy hellebore in a somewhat realistic shade for this Color Throwdown challenge. The white, green, and gray were easy.  😊

Monday, February 12, 2018

Those Valentine's Day Colors

Because I've been in the mood to make Valentines, this Color Throwdown challenge is perfect. This card involved dry embossing and die cuts.  I added silver accents in one tiny heart, the thread, and the "sweet."  

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Valentines -- the start

I have all kinds of heart stamps, but I haven't made Valentines for a few years.  It sneaks up on me, I guess.  Our two sons live some distance away, so mailing in time becomes an issue.  This year, I'm ready...just hope the one to New York gets there in a week.  😉  I stalk Pinterest for ideas; I just can't think of pretty card designs (as my blog friend Leslie does! She is also the best coloring artist I've found in my corner of the card-making world!).

These two cards are CASE creations from Pinterest.  I added the little silver heart and silver thread on my own; I also covered the single print heart with Glossy Accents.  I'll put Visa gift cards inside; it makes more sense than putting together a box of something they don't need.  💕

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Tuesday Card

Coffee was on my brain when I set out to make my Tuesday card this week. I was inspired by a digital sentiment about coffee, but as I worked on the card, I decided against that sentiment and went with one of my new Verve sets, "Happiness is..."  I chose two sentence endings that I think suit the busy mother of three, wife of a rancher, home visiting nurse, volunteer basketball coach for elementary girls.  Oh, she milks two cows a day, as well.  In the note inside my card, I told her we need to meet soon for coffee.  

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Freshly Made with new Prima products

After a week on the other side of the state doing some "baby-care" of our sick granddaughter, I'm back in the craft room.  At least the challenges keep me going.  This Freshly Made Sketch was perfect for a new paper pad from Prima, called "Amelia Rose."  It's one of those pads containing papers that are all workable for card-making.  The shiny dots are part of the Amelia Rose "ensemble."  The sentiment is from Precious Remembrance Shop.