Sunday, December 31, 2017

Hummingbird Gathering Nectar

Hello and thank you for stopping by my blog.

Wow it has been ages since I created an all white card design.  The biggest challenge for me is taking the picture.  At this time of the year we have very little sun so most pictures I take tend to be dark.

Cuttlebug - Polka Dots embossing folder (for butterfly)
Die-namics - Lily
Memory Box - Forest Hummingbirds, Willow Dragonfly & Tender Leaves
Poppy stampes - Climbing Vine
Spellbinders - M Bossabilities Imperials embossing folder (background)
Taylored Expressions - Cloud Border Die
Wink of Stella - Clear
Mounting Tape (flowers and hummingbird)

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Penguin Greetings

I would like to say thank you to all my followers and everyone that stops by blog.  I really appreciate your comments and continual support.  I am constantly learning so many new techniques from my fellow crafters and enjoy reading your posts.  I hope the New Year is filled with enjoyment and purpose.

This was probably the easier card I have ever designed.  The penguin was cut out from a left over holiday tag which I thought I would try to use.

Elizabeth Craft - Season's Greetings
Spellbinders - Inverted Scalloped Circles
Carol Wilson Fine Arts - Tag (no longer in business)
Nuvo Crystal Drops - White

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Sledding With My Buddy

Hi, hope everyone is looking forward to the holidays.

I inked the background to create the sky.
Impression Obsession - Carolers & Icicles
Memory Box - String of Bells(just used the string)Twiggy Tree & Miniature Sled
Nuvo Crystal Drops - White
Papertrey Ink - In The Meadow die collection (2)
Poppy Stamps - Frenchy
Art Glitter - Blue

Monday, December 11, 2017

The Magic of the Season

Greetings and thank you for stopping by.

I would like to thank and offer a warm welcome to my newest followers Karen, Sheryl and Dimi for joining.

Inked background and blue glitter on edges of clouds.

Art Glitter - Crystal
Impression Obsession - Fir trees & Snowman set
Poppy Stamps _ Sparkling Tree Lights
Taylored Expressions - Cloud Border Die
Spellbinders - Matting Basic B & Ribbon Banners

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Carolers Light Up Card Design

Hello, and thank you for stopping by.

I thought I would pull out my box of Chibitronics and create a card design where the windows light up. It really is cute when you move the card into a dark area and press the button.  The red, blue and yellow are much darker. The picture below shows how the windows light up.  

By the way for some reason I just could not get the copper wire and sticker lights to work, I read the instruction but still nothing worked.  I asked my husband who is a engineer if he wanted to see the instructions and he says no, he sits down at my craft table and on the first try gets it to work.  It just figures. Ha Ha

There are lots of videos and instructions on the Chibitronics website.

This design was a favorite of the week on Split Coast Stamper

Art Glitter - Crystal
Dee's Distinctively - Snow Caps
Spellbinders - Matting Basics A
Chibitronics kit - copper wire, battery and  circuit stickers 

Card using Chibitronics to light up the windows, lots of fun videos to watch.

Yes these deer are eating bread in my backyard.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Reindeer Ride

Greeting and thank you for stopping by, I wanted to create a fun design having a kid riding a reindeer.

Dee's Distinctively - Snow Caps & Country Scapes Build  a Scarecrow (jacket & pants)
Impression Obsession - Hill Landscape Layers, Fir Trees & Reindeer (just the tail)
Memory Box - Peace Doves, Tiny Stockings, A Batch of Gingerbread & Classic Deer
Poppy Stamps - Sparkling Tree Lights
Spellbinders - Scalloped heart (saddle)

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Dashing Through The Snow

Hello, I hope everyone is well and if not I am sending positive thoughts your way.  I have been wanting to make a horse draw carriage for a long time but was trying to make sure the size of the horse, sled and people would look correct.

This design was a favorite of the week at Split Coast Stamper

Impression Obsession - Carolers & Split Tree
Lawn Fawn - Puffy Cloud Border & Stitched Rectangle Frames
Memory Box - String Of Bells (just used the string) Galloping Stallion, & Gentleman Leaping (hat)
Poppy Stamps - Santa's Magic Sleight
Precious Marieke - Icicles

Monday, November 13, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving or Fall

Greetings and thank you for stopping by.

I only used the head and hands from the Impression Obsession die to create the scarecrow.

Elizabeth Craft - CountryScapes Build a Scarecrow
Impression Obsession - Boy with Easter Basket, Wheat & Pumpkin Set
Martha Stewart - Cardinal punch
Memory Box - Plumb Pumpkin & Stitched Clouds
Poppy Stamps - Gourds & Pumpkins & Picket Fence
Wink of Stella - Clear

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Pink & Silver Glitter Trees

Hello, thank you for stopping by my blog.

I will probably really date myself here but when I was a kid I remember seeing artificial Christmas trees in silver and then you would decorate them with pink ornaments.  My trees are sort of the opposite of that idea.  I mixed the ultrafine transparent glitter with some silver glitter to coat each tree.

The other day I was wasting time and strolled through some antique shops in the area.  A lot of the items they call antiques are things I remember having as a kid.  I always thought to call something an antique it had to be at least 100 years old.   That must make me really old, ha ha.

Dee's Distinctively - Alpine Small & Alpine Large Tree
Impression Obsession - Santa Sled & Icicles
Papertrey Ink - In the Meadow die set (2)
Art Glitter designer dries clear glue & Crystal 85 ultrafine transparent glitter.
Silver Glitter

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Country Landscape

Hello and thank you all for stopping by.

Today's design has lots of layers for added dimension.  To create the  snowy trees I used the Snow Caps die with white card stock then added white glue and coated them with the glitter.  The hills are die cut from glitter card stock.

Dee's Distinctively - Snow Caps
Impression Obsession - Wide Tree, Hill Landscape Layers, Fir Trees, Icicles & Cardinals
Memory Box - Country House & Country Church
Papertrey Ink - In the Meadow die set (2)
Spellbinders - Circles & A2 card creator matting basics
Art Glitter designer dries clear glue & Crystal 85 ultrafine transparent glitter.

Mushrooms growing on tree stump. I just thought it was so unique.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Jolly Old St. Nick

Hello and thank you for stopping by. Today's design was quick and easy, I die cut the clouds for the snow and applied some glue and flower soft then crystal glitter.  I thought a silhouette would work for the scene and added some holiday ornaments using Nuvo drops.

Elizabeth Craft - Season's Greeting
Lawn Fawn - Puffy Cloud Border
Spellbinders grand Ovals
Taylored Expression - Cloud Border die & Jolly Old St. Nick
Barbara Trombley's Art Glitter - Crystal 85
Flower Soft - Polar White
Nuvo Drops - blue, red & yellow

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Christmas Bells are Ringing

Hello, my first Christmas card design.  I thought using the clouds would be a fun way to create the design.

Impression Obsession - Fir Trees, Girl With Easter Basket
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle Frame
Memory Box - String of Bells
Taylored Expression - Cloud Border Die

Hornets Nest

This huge Hornet's nest is located in a tree out in front of our property. It is huge about the size of a basketball.   Now I do not know a lot about this stringing bug, I know they make the nest from paper substance derived from saliva and wood pulp.  From what I have read they are actually beneficial predators that help control a variety of insects that could otherwise become pests. It is hard to believe such a small insect could construct such a huge nest. 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Summer Fun

Greetings and I wanted to thank everyone who stopped by and left such nice comments on my previous design.

Impression Obsession - Maple Leaves, Boy With Basket & Girl with Easter Basket (just used her legs)
Martha Stewart - Grass Punch
Memory Box - Small Alder Tree
My Favorite Things - Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame
Poppy Stamps - Dachshund
Spellbinder - Circles

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Brewing Up Some Fun

Hello, sorry about the picture, I think the shiny gloss somehow makes the camera do strange things.

Impression Obsession - Rectangle 6 in 1 frame, Tiny Flowers, Tea Set & Jack O' Lantern
Poppy Stamps - Leafy Sprig & Ivy Tendrils
Taylored Expressions - Halloween Scene & Haunted Accessories
Sakara 3D crystal lacquer

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Off Broom Shopping

Hello and thank you for stopping by my blog.

For my card design I am sharing with you today, I meant to post earlier.  But we are having a record breaking heat wave.  If that was not bad enough there are fires in eastern Washington and on both side of the Washington/Oregon  Columbia River Gorge.  The ash is raining down hundreds of miles from the fires to where we live.

It is funny how sometimes when I am making a card right off the bat it is a disaster, nothing goes right and then other times the card just comes together quickly.

Impression Obsession - Flying Witch
Memory Box - Swirled Lollipops, Grim Cauldron & Brand New Bicycle
My Favorite Things - Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame
Poppy Stamps - Baby Kittens
Purple glitter card stock

Monday, August 28, 2017

Fall Window Scene

Greetings and thank you all for your wonderful comments on my last design.  I thought I would create a fun Fall window scene card.

Impression Obsession - Trick or Treaters
My Favorite Things - Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame
Poppy Stamps - Small Madison Arched Window, Grand Flower Box & Jumbled Boo
Taylored Expressions - Halloween Scene & Gothic Window Accessories

Recently we visited the Chihuly Garden & Glass Exhibit in Seattle
Dale Chihuly Undersea Glass  Garden

This is actually the ceiling of a room.
Had dinner at the Seattle Space Needle  which makes a complete rotation every 45 minutes.  Road the monorail which was built for the 1962 Seattle Worlds Fair.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Fall Cake

So the leaves are really starting to drop now, I am raking but I really think they are out to get me.  So I thought it would be fun to make a Fall cake.

Impression Obsession - Rectangle 6 in 1 frame & Small Leaf
Martha Stewart - Pumpkin punch
Memory Box - Petite Cake & Scalloped Cake Stand
Poppy Stamps - Aston Side Table (just the bottom)
Rhinestone - Orange
Mounting Tape

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Garden Arbor

Hello and thank you for stopping bye. Last weekend we were over picking up some trees at Flower World  to replace the ones that died in our yard.  They have gardens, ponds, fountains, a water wheel and fowl.  That gave me the idea to create this garden card design.

Cherry Lynn - Lace Corner Deco F
Impression Obsession - Tiny Flowers
Mama Elephant - Frame Tags Park Avenue Creative Cuts
Memory Box - Forest Hummingbirds
Sizzix - Wood grain Embossing Folder
Taylored Expressions - Garden Arbor & Gate
Taylored Expression - Arbor Accessories

Being followed by chickens.
Peahens & Peacocks
Water Wheel 

Sunday, July 30, 2017

All White Aster Edge Design

Hello, I hope everyone is wonderful.

I thought I would create an all white design and started with punching the edge using a Martha Stewart Deep Edge Aster punch.  I had no idea where I was going with the design so I just die cut some flowers and started placing them on the paper to see what I could come up with.  

Dee's Distinctively - Small Leaves
Elizabeth Craft - Bunch of Flowers & Garden Notes Small Poinsettia
Martha Stewart Deep Edge Aster punch.
Nuvo Crystal Drops - White

Friday, July 21, 2017

A Boy & His Dog

Greetings and thank you for stopping bye.

Today's design was quick and easy, I die cut the clouds and used the negative part then glued a piece of blue card stock behind them.  Next I die cut and glued the clouds together.  I cut the boy out three times, once in tan, blue and brown card stock then cut the various pieces as shown. I colored his hair and the dogs ear.

Impression Obsession - Boy with Easter Basket
Martha Stewart - grass punch
Memory Box - Stitched Clouds & Puffy Clouds
Poppy Stamps - Patient Pup

Backyard Owl

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Garden Butterflies

Greeting and I hope everyone is well.  Thank you for stopping bye.

Today's design was very easy, I used Pan Pastels for the coloring on the butterflies and then coated them with Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer and glitter.  Next I die cut the stem and frame and attached as shown.

Mama Elephant - Frame Tags Park Avenue Creative Cuts
Memory Box - Lavender Bunch
Poppy Stamps - Cheviot Butterfly
Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Simple Butterflies

Greetings and thank you for stopping bye.

Today's design was so simple, only two dies.  I water-colored a piece of paper for the back of the butterflies.  Then cut another piece of card stock and die cut the butterfly trio, next I attached that paper to the watercolor background.   I glued the butterflies back into the negative cut and used a scallop frame and finally a 5" x 5" card stock to mount the design on.

Mama Elephant - Frames tags union square creative cuts
Memory Box - Leavenworth Butterfly Trio

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Backyard Birds

Hello and thank you for stopping bye.  Just a fun quick design today with a little girl and her backyard birds.

Impression Obsession - Wide Tree, Cardinals, Girl With Easter Basket & Flying Witch( cape only)
Lawn Cuts - Stitched Hillside Borders
Poppy Stamps - Frisky Squirrels

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Beautiful Vine

Hello and thank you for stopping bye.  Today's design starting with making the flowers and coating them with Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer. Then dotting the centers with Nuvo Crystal Drops in Purple.  I inked the edges of the green leaves with a darker shade of green then used Sizzix Susan Tierney-Cockburn tool kit to create veins on each leaf.  The edge of the paper was punched using the Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Punch and then attached a light violet card stock to the inside of the card.

Cheery Lynn Designs - Lace Corner Deco F
Die-namics - Lily
Elizabeth Craft - Garden Notes Small Poinsettia & Garden Notes Jasmine (just the leaves)
Martha Stewart - Eyelet Lace Punch Around The Page
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Purple
Poppy Stamps - Climbing Vine
Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer
Sizzix Susan Tierney-Cockburn tool set

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Oregon Coast Trip

Greetings everyone, no card today I wanted to share some of the pictures from our weekend trip over at the Oregon Coast.

I have included an literary of places we went and things we did and links to the various places.

Oregon Coast Trip
Hotel - Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa (really romantic place to stay)
Astoria Column

The Candyman - Salt Water Taffy (180 flavors)
Lots of shops
You might see the Roosevelt Elk herd along Highway 101

Cannon Beach
Shopping – fabulous shopping of low to high price art, clothes and accessories.

Railriders - four seated, pedal powered, rail road bicycle along an inactive portion of the Port of Tillamook Bay Rail Road
Cape Mears Lighthouse – Nice tour of  1889 non working lighthouse
Tillamook Cheese Factory – Lots of samples and buy the cheese curb (aka squeaky cheese)
Railriders - bike pedaling 6 miles each way

Yaguina Head Lighthouse – Nice interpretive center, tide pools, no access to inside lighthouse
Historic Bayfront area – shops
Hallmark Resort – Very nice hotel & ocean view
Georgie’s Beachside Grill Restaurant – Great food, make reservations ahead of time, wait can be long to get in.

Yaguina Head Lighthouse

Sea Lion Caves – Fun elevator ride down into cave where sea lions rest
Hecta Head Lighthouse – 12 miles from Florence, ½ mile walk up to lighthouse
Sand Dunes

Sea Lion Cave - take elevator down into cave

Gold Beach
Spinners seafood Steak Restaurant – Good food

Coos Bay
Shore Acres Park – Gorgeous gardens & gift shop, right on ocean bluff
Shore Acres Park - beautiful gardens 

Cave Junction

Oregon Caves – 1 ½ hour guided walking tour inside cave.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Blue Glittery Flowers

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping bye.  For today's design I inked the flowers in blue then coated the pedals with Sakura Crystal Lacquer and dusted them with blue glitter.  Next I put a dot of the Sakura Crystal Lacquer in the center of each flower and added some yellow beads.  I thought it made for a fun look.  I coated the butterfly with the Sakura Crystal Lacquer  and blue glitter also.  Then die cut the ovals and added the corners to complete the design.

Art Glitter - Blue
Cherry Lynn - Lace Corner Deco F
Elizabeth Craft - Bunch of Flowers 4
Poppy Stamps - Cheviot Butterfly, Delaney Butterfly & Climbing Vine
Sakura Crystal Lacquer
Spellbinders - Floral Oval
Spellbinders - Grand Ovals
Yellow Craft Beads

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Squirrel Play

Hello everyone I hope you are all well and if not I am sending positive thoughts your way.

Instead of adding leaves to the tree I thought it would be fun to use the Viva Decor Glass Effect pen and then sprinkler Art Glitter on top.  I added a green Viva Deco to the center of each flower.

Art Glitter
Impression Obsession - Tiny Flowers, Fence & Wide Tree
Lawn Cuts - Stitched Hillside Borders & Stitched Rectangle Frame
Poppy Stamps - Frisky Squirrels & Fairy Flower
Viva Decor Pen - Glass Effect

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Hummingbird Delight

I am sorry the picture is not very good, I just can't seem to get the glitter to show.
I thought I would create a fast and fun all white design today.  I used Sakura 3D crystal lacquer to coat the flowers and then sprinkled the Art Glitter on them.  I added a little mounting tape behind the flowers to add some dimension.

Cheery Lynn- Lace Corner Deco F
Memory Box - Forest Hummingbirds
My Favorite Things - Lily
Mounting Tape
Art Glitter

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day Spring Blooms

Greetings everyone.  A Happy Mother's Day to those that are a mom and if not a Happy Spring to all the fabulous women of the world.

I liked this scalloped frame from Mama Elephant and added the three pots of flowers which made for a quick design. I first saw this die on Lynn's blog.

Impression Obsession - Tiny Flowers
Mama Elephant - Framed Tags Park Avenue Creative Cuts
Martha Stewart - Hydrangea punch
Memory Box - Garden Pots
Poppy Stamps - Leafy Sprig & Fairy Flower
Mounting Tape
Glue, Glitter, Viva Clear Pen

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Riding With The Wind

Since I don't have a masculine bike die this poor kid is riding his sister's bike. I first masked the background to create the clouds.  I die cut the legs twice and attached as shown.  I thought it would be fun to have him riding with his best friend in the basket.

Impression Obsession - Kite, Boy with Easter Basket & Cardinals
Memory Box - Brand New Bicycle
Poppy Stamps - Country Basket & Frenchy
Spellbinders - 5 x 7 Matting Basics B
Taylored Expressions - Cloud Border Die

This little chipmuck in sitting underneath the bird feeder waiting for the birds to drop sunflower seeds.  I guess it is better than a 200 pound black bear.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Blooming with Memories

For those that stop by my blog I mentioned that my father passed away in October 2016, at that time my mother also had developed ALS (progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord) After 6 months of battling the disease she passed away last Friday.  I was in the process of making this design for her for Mother's Day.

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Garden Notes Small Poinsettia
Fiskars - 1/4" circle
Memory Box - Twisty Stalk
Nuvo - Crystal Drops Dandelion Yellow
Poppy Stamps - Fairy Flower
Spellbinders - Fleur De Lis Squares
Spellbinders - Classic Squares Large

Friday, April 21, 2017

White Orchids

Greetings and thank you all for stopping by.  I don't make a lot of all white cards because I have a really hard time getting the picture to turn out.

The other night the neighborhood black bear decided to pay us a visit, I have a really nice Squirrel Buster feeder hanging right next to the house mounted under the roof.  Well for some reason I couldn't sleep and got up and I am standing in the kitchen looking out the window.  I am thinking to myself I don't see the bird feeder.  So I look out the dining window and there is a huge male black bear looking right at me.  I start banging on the window he just continues to look at me, so I start shouting and banging and finally he runs off.  Now I have to open the sliding door and walk out there to pick up the feeder which in on the ground and the lid is off.  I am thinking to myself the entire time I sure hope that bear is really gone.  That is twice now that he has knocked it to the ground so now I have to bring it into the house every night.

Really simple design, I added mounting tape under the three Orchids and behind the first frame to add a little dimension.  Then just used two of the Matting Basics behind the first one.

Memory Box - Twisty Stalk
Mounting Tape
My Favorite Things - Lily
Spellbinders - 5 x 7 Matting Basics B
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