Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A Fun Easter Card

Hi Friends,

I usually do not create fun cards for Easter, choosing to create faith-based cards instead. But the Simon Says Stamps kit for March included a bunny die and I'm a sucker for dies, so I got it and proceeded to make some cute cards. Then I had to decide who of my snail mail friends would enjoy them. I ended up creating four altogether and here is one of them.

Aren't the bunny peeps just adorable? The die set included a little bow and three sizes of bunnies. I had fun coloring with pastel watercolors and adding Wink of Stella for sparkle. The sentiment is not from the SSS kit, but from Maymay Made It Stamp of the month. I'm finding I enjoy having stamps come to me in the mail. My big box craft stores do not update their selections often enough for my taste.

I will share one more peeps card with you tomorrow.


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Less Is More...Let's get citrusy

Hi friends,

I'm blessed to have been able to have citrus of some kind for the past 17 years. Ever since moving from New York to Arizona, I've had citrus trees myself, or neighbors and/or relatives who have had an abundance to share with me. Often native Arizonians don't even harvest from their trees because they're sick of lemons, grapefruits, and several varieties of oranges. That hasn't happened to me yet. I eat them, juice them, bake with them and decorate with them. And, don't even ask me how much I love the scent of orange blossoms. 

Ha Ha. I'll bet you were certain you'd be seeing fruits, Well, I haven't got a one citrus fruit in my stash...I plan to rectify that. Instead, I had these cute little fishes. Tropical fish can be of many colors, so I took advantage of that. I was eager to use my newest die set, from Just Rite Dies, called, Three in a Row. I colored with watercolor pencils and watercolor brushes from SAI.
The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp kit set. The fish images are from a set called, Perfectly Clear Stamps. I've had them for years and never got around to them, as I'm not much of a cutsie stamper. But they fit into these boxes perfectly and I loved that I the fish face each other.  

Head over to LIM and play with the divas. They are having a fun time.


Simply Create Too Challenge no. 104...It's Green

Hi friends,

Do you love green? OK, if not, who doesn't love St. Patrick's Day? And doesn't just about half the world have a wee bit of Irish in them?

At Simply Create Too we are challenged to use green as much as possible. The nice thing about green is that it goes beautifully with any shade of white or creme/beige. So for challenge, here's my DT submission. The base is white and there is a bit of border using dsp. I used ribbon and lace from my stash. I decided to make a round tag from a seldom used die set and then mat it on a circle. The image is a Studio G stamp that I love because it has the sentiment on the pot of gold itself. So I don't have to put it somewhere else on the card. I punched a couple of shamrocks using the dsp and mounted it onto a claddagh embossing folder by Cuttlebug.

There's two full weeks to play along with us and I'd love to see your entry as I do my round of comments.

And just for the heck of it, I thought I'd enter here too. Craft for the Craic. You've got an entire month to play along with them.

Irish Blessings,

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Hang In There, LIM Challenge

Hey Stampers,

Hope you're doing well as the week draws to a close. Hang in there...it's almost over for those of you who have the weekend off.

Less Is More is having a wire challenge. OK, I'm so old that the very first thing I thought of was using a telephone....SERIOUSLY, I did. Not to worry, I am a cell carrying owner as in Apple 6. So, the second thing I thought of was my teeny clothing hangers, compliments of Tim Holtz. That man loves doodads. It has taken me four days to find the itty bitty things. The upshot of that is that I've been gently reminded of all the doodads I actually own, most un-used.

I had the perfect stamp image to go with it, a Studio "G" $1.50 cutie. I bought this some time ago, because of the price. When I saw the challenge, I knew what I'd do. I just needed to find those hangers.

Easy CAS one layer, white card, stamped with Black Memento tuxedo black. I considered coloring in the little gift box, but decided this card really is best as CAS.

Go on over to the challenge and play or just welcome the newest Diva designers.