Sunday, June 17

hubby’s dream...

My hubby’s dream is to own a hammock.
Unfortunately our trees are so large and far apart I don’t think he could.
But he dreams.
This card is white card stock that I sponged clouds to.
The stencil for the clouds is just ripped card stock.
The sand dunes were die cut from kraft card stock using Lawn Fawn “simple Stitched Hillside Borders” (I trimmed the stitching off!)
I sponged the dunes with Distress Oxide brushed corduroy.
The images are from the Lawn Fawn “Life Is Good” set and I stamped them to kraft and white card stock with the Distress Oxide ink.
They were colored with Prisma pencils and trimmed out with scissors before gluing them to the card front.
The verse, from the same set, was curved to an acrylic block and stamped with the Distress Oxide.
The birds were done in the same way.

so much cake...

Sometimes you just know where that patterned paper is that will be perfect for a card.
That’s what I knew I had for this delicious card.
The base card is white card stock with a layer of pink card stock.
The patterned paper is from a pad I bought at Ollie’s!
I just love the frosting and the sprinkles.
The verse is from MFT Stamps “Bears Special Birthday” and stamped with StazOn jet black ink.
The bear from the same set is stamped onto white linen card stock with the same ink.
Then I colored him with Prisma pencils and Gamsol.
The sprinkles on the cake are made with dashes of Distress markers.
Once I cut him out I added an “Action Wobble” that allows him to shake when touched.


MFT has just come out with a new fishy set that is just too wonderful.
The picture is a bit odd but it was difficult to get the shaker elements to show unless I laid it down.
The base card is black card stock.
I am adding the link to Jennifer McGuire’s shaker card instructions as she does a much better job of explaining than I could!
I will add the ingredients that I used...
White card stock for the ocean stenciled with the MFT Mix-ables “cloud” stencil inside down with Distress inks.
Fish from MFT Stamps “Gill Friends” stamped with MFT Extreme Black hybrid ink and colored with Chameleon pens.
Verse stamped on white card stock from MFT Stamps “Beach Buds” using MFT Extreme Black hybrid ink and die cut using MFT Die-namics”slanted sentiment strips” die.
The foam inside the shaker is black craft foam applied with Scor-Tape.
The rectangles were cut using two dies from MFT Die-namics “pierced rectangle STAX”.
To finish I applied Craft Medley sequins and sea glass Stickles.

Saturday, June 16

into the garden...

The wild look of this garden is nothing compared to the craziness of my six acres at the moment.
It is so difficult to get to the gardening when you find you are suddenly allergic to poison ivy!
My gardens will have to be in card form.
I saw the Jennifer McGuire video for...
Which gave me the idea to use a Penny Black set of two stamps called “Longing”.
Following her directions, mostly, I stamped the images with my Tim Holtz stamp platform using Distress peeled paint & shaded lilac markers.
The verse from Penny Black’s “snippets” set was stamped with StazOn jet black ink using a block to curve it.
Trimmed them to fit the card slightly off center.
To finish I added Nuvo crystal ebony black dots to the flower centers.


To accomplish the color challenge I started with a base card of kraft card stock.
I used “lush lagoon” (teal) card stock as the next layer and a strip that I die cut with MFT Die-namics “sunshine” die.
The main piece is white linen card stock with the MFT Mix-bales Stencil “Sun Ray” placed on and Distress mustard seed ink sponged over it.
To finish I stamped the verse from MFT Stamps “Jungle Friends” using Distress Oxide frayed burlap ink.