Tuesday, July 8, 2014

blog break. . . .

Just a quick note to say that I will be flying to Denver tomorrow morning and don't have a return date, as yet.  One of my grandsons has been accepted into the Air Force Academy which is just outside Colorado Springs.  He has to check in tomorrow. 

To make a long story short, my daughter drove him out over the weekend and I will  driving back with her.  She will be staying with her husband's relatives in the Springs and I will be at her brother's house in Parker, CO.  The distance between is about 30 minutes, so we can all do stuff together when we want.  It's her call as to when we leave for Ohio.  I predict we will be home within two weeks, but who knows??

My internet access will be limited, but I hope to be able to visit blogs here and there.  I am sad that I wasn't able to get a card made for Virginia's challenge this month!!  Hopefully I can join in the fun next month. 

See you soon!

Monday, July 7, 2014

summer of color week five. . . .

Kristin has chosen these colors for this week's challenge:


Quite patriotic for those of us who live in the United States.  And, since the second challenge at Mixed Media Mojo is patriotic, I am combining the two challenges with this card:



I colored Golden light molding paste with a Mediterranean Blue Brilliance refill to pull through a star stencil from Michaels.  While it was still wet, I sprinkled some Martha Stewart glitter flakes over the paste.  It barely shows in the photo but is pretty IRL.  The chipboard letters are from Tim Holtz and were colored with barn door distress ink and then brushed with the wink of Stella glitter pen.  This definitely does not show in the photo.  :(  I added some tiny stamped stars (Rubber Moon), a larger star (Hero Arts) and washi tape before adhering the panel to a red foil cardstock and then a white card.  

Have a great day!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

soc week four. . . .

is almost over and here I am with my offering just in time again. 


The colors Kristin picked for this week are pink and green with the option of a dark green.  I am also submitting my card to two other challenges, which are new start-ups:

"around the house" is the challenge at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge, and

"a touch of nature" is the challenge at The Mixed Media Card Challenge.




The background for my card was made using shaving cream and reinkers.  I love the marbled look you get with this technique.  I gold embossed the sentiment, which is from Hero Arts, and I also gold embossed the edges of the panel.  The butterfly is a clipart piece I have had for ages.  I applied Stickles glitter on the butterfly and added three sequins. 

I hope all of my USA friends are having a wonderful long weekend celebrating the birthday of our country!! 

Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

My June CCC card. . . .

was sent to Lisa Haines in Maine:




I recently won three Hero Arts stamp sets in a blog hop and this is one of the stamps.  I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and used a Spellbinders Nestabilities die to cut the panel.  Liquid pearls were added to the flower centers. The sentiment is a wood mount stamp, also from Hero Arts.  The embossing folder is from Sizzix.

This is a fun monthly exchange pulled together by Deborah Nolan.  There are quite a few regular gals who join and it is always open for more participants. 

Sending this to SSS for the anything goes challenge. 

I can't believe it is July 1st!  Where did June go???  :)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

use a recycled item. . . .

is the challenge at Less is More this week.  Here is my card:


I recycled a used teabag for the background of this card.  It was torn into strips and adhered with multi matte medium.  The dies are from Memory Box, the sentiment from Hero Arts.  The branch was sprayed with Ranger's heirloom gold spray mist.  I added some gold stickles and edged the panel with a Pilot gold metallic marker. Unfortunately, the photo does not show the spray mist or the edging very well.  And, this probably isn't as CAS as it should be.  :(  Sometimes I can't stop adding more to a design than necessary for clean and simple.

Also sending this over to Simon Says for their challenge of anything goes.

Have a great day!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

soc week three. . . .

is almost over and I am just now getting my card posted for it.  The colors that Kristin chose for this week are :



Here is my card:




I must admit that I had trouble with this color combo.  I don't have inks that are truly lavender and plum, so my rendition is more lilac and purple.  And, the gray is pretty much the pop of color rather than the plum.  Otherwise, I do like the background I made with flowers from two Hero Arts stamp sets plus the dots from a Simon Says stamp set.  I just acquired a wink of Stella pen and added it to the dots and centers of the flowers.  As you probably know, it is practically impossible to pick up the pretty shimmer on camera.  The white embossed sentiment is from Hero Arts.
Also sending this over to Simon Says Stamp for their anything goes challenge.

Very sunny and hot weather here today.  Just the perfect summer weather.  If anyone has a stop or pause button to slow down the summer season, please share it.  :)  Summers go by way too fast, don't they?


Thursday, June 19, 2014

summer of color week 2. . . .

The colors for this week at SOC are teal and coral with the optional pop of bright white.


Here is the card I made for this week:


Distress inks for the background and a stamp from Hero Arts.  The sentiment was white embossed and is from Wordsworth.  The sequins/stars were given to me by a friend.  Today is a rainy day in Canton, Ohio and in this photo the coral looks more orange-y than it does IRL.  :-(

Also sending this to SSS Monday challenge which is anything goes.

Enjoy your day!