A Sketch & A Mood

Hello, Friends!

Today I come with a bit of an unexpected card.  My 92-year-old uncle flew into town, and it happens to be his Birthday today.  Needless to say, a quick card had to be done -- I say quick, but no card comes quickly when I'm at the helm!  I started with the sketch at FMS#636 and the moodboard at JUGs#727, then ventured from there.

I spun the sketch 45 degrees and used a diamond to cut the background piece and stamped piece.  The background is an old shaving foam background that's been in my bits box for years.  It was perfect to bring in the colors I wanted to use.  From there I used an NBUS stamp set, copic colored then a hot foiled sentiment.

This view'll show a bit of that foil shine ~

And because I used a new stamp, I think this'll head over to NBUS #62 too.

   EH (oob) - Seaside & dies
   PFS - Fancy Script Words & dies

Other than a visit family this weekend, it's been a quite one.  I gearing up energy for the next week, although there might be a motorcycle ride in my future (tomorrow - ha)!  Have a great remainder to the rest of your weekend.



CTD #793 Featured Stamper


I recently received a surprise, and was drawn as the Featured Stamper CTD791, and invited to in today's post as Featured Artist at CTD793 - purple, orange and aqua ~

Here's my card, which came together with new products ~

I used two new BP plates, the main image and sentiment.  After pressing, I decided to watercolor the main image with pan paints.  It was then cut down and placed on a matching base, the sentiment also pressed, cut and placed below.  Unfortunately, the more it dried and then photographed, it appears more turquoise but I still like it and hope they do too!  While my time is limited currently, I made the push to get this card done!  Thanks, CTD, for this sweet opportunity!

   Splb - Butterfly Bouquet bpp, A Little Message bpp & dies (both NBUS)

Thank you for your visit and time, I appreciate you!




Greetings, Friends!

A quick post today, as I'm heading out the door to the west side of the state.  Today's a celebration at Daughter #3's home.  Here's the card ~

I was inspired by the colors at CTD791 - Magenta, Gray and Aqua.  Great colors to work with, and I used a new stamp and die set, so this'll visit NBUS #62 as well.  While I have the stencils to this set, I didn't use them today.  The flowers were Copic colored, then cut; the banner cut from aqua and the next smaller size cut from vellum.  I chose to add some pierced detail to the largest banner.  The sentiment is a pre-foiled sentiment.
And a close-up, in case you can't see the shine ~


   PFS - Blooming Branch & dies (NBUS)
   Alt - Nesting Slim dies
   SSS - Detail Ringlet cp
   Rngr - LetterIt foiled sentiments

That's it for me!  I'm 🎵"on the road again" 🎵 -- have a great weekend!



Another Play with Ida

Hello and welcome!

Today I've got a quick post as I'm running WAY behind schedule!  Ida has challenged us to "backgrounds" - now that can be any background you choose, new technique, old technique or a favorite.  Here's mine ~

I chose to do a favorite, as I'm really enjoying all the textures of late -- press plates, embossing plates, hot foiled -- you name it!  This is pretty self-explanatory so I'll keep the chatter to a minimum.  I used an NBUS stamp and die set, plus an oldie but favorite embossing folder.  The flowers were stamped, colored with Copics and then winked.  OOPS!  See that flower to the right, tucked behind the arch?  Well that was a bit of winking gone astray!  So back to my desk, another stamping, cutting and coloring and then tucked it sweetly over my blunder.

Since this is a new stamp and die set, I'll be entering this at NBUS #61.

Please do go and visit Ida, as she's actually done a technique!  Besides, a sweet birdie told me that she loves the visitors from my blog!

   WRMK - Quilt (pin)
   PFS - Nested Arches dies, Arch Florals and dies (NBUS)

Thank you for spending time with me today, and I really hope you enjoy your weekend!  On another note, please be patient with me as my comments and visits may be random, as I'm going through some "stuff".




#pfcreateandconnect - Class 6 w/Jennifer McGuire

Hello again, Friends!

I'm back again with more PFS products, in the final class from the February event.  This class taught by Jennifer McGuire, is something nearly all of us has done before -- sit and watch as she creates, demonstrating techniques, showing helpful hints and creating fun cards.

Card #1

This is the Berry & Blossoms all-in-one stamp, that I spoke of last class.  It was used as a background, colored with the stencils and left as a whole panel.  The frame popped up over shaker bits with the sentiment lifted with foam inside the shaker.  Jennifer had us do the sentiment this way, eliminating any struggle of attaching the sentiment to the clear acetate, which was sandwiched between two layers of the frame -- both brilliant!  Just make sure to powder the sides of the foam on the sentiment before adding your shaker bits (or better yet, before sticking it down)...

Card #2 - 

Her second card was a technique that she's shown before, and loved -- I believe she called it a buckle card.  The flowers, greenery, sentiment and inner "frame" were all attached only to the left front, while the frame was attached only to the right front, allowing them to fold (or buckle) closed together.
See below...

Well now that you've endured through my event, I want to thank you!  There was a lot of work and information, but it was wonderful!  Hope I didn't string this out and bore you all, but goodness, it's a blessing I didn't share it all in one post!!!

   PFS - Berry & Blossoms stamp, stencil; Notched Corner dies; Stitched Octagonal coverplate; and assorted beads, sequins and bits

Thank you, thank you, thank you for mustering through this but as you can guess, I was a first-timer and SUPER pleased with the classes, comraderie while crafting and cards!
Thanks, Pinkfresh Studios, for the amazing products and event!