Wednesday, August 13, 2014


I'm on a roll!
Today I have a card for Margaret.
It's a long, overdue thank you card for being a marvelous friend and a wonderful hostess.
It took me awhile to make my way back into my art room.  I have now made several cards, so hopefully, with the physical therapy I am now receiving, I will feel like playing with paper more frequently!
This card uses the Upsy Daisy stamp set from Stampin Up.  I used the same technique as my card a couple of days ago for my sister-in-law, using Tim HOltz distress inks.  If you ever need a card quickly, this is the way to go.  Ink the background, use silhouette stamps (no coloring), stamp a sentiment and mount.  You're done! 
I am entering the following challenges:
Crafty Boots - Flowers
Stamp and Create - anything goes
Hope Margaret gets to her physical mailbox before she gets to her virtual one!
Thanks for stopping by!
kathy b

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

It's Good to be Queen!

We have a running joke at the office
regarding one of the ladies with whom we work.  She is considered
"the queen".  We have given her mugs, cards, etc., declaring her the queen, the queen has spoken, etc.  So this year, I made this card for her,
our beloved queen!
I found some lovely flocked paper in my stash and used it for the background as well as for her paper-pieced dress.  I used a Memory Box die for the fence, cutting it out of shiny gold paper.  The queen is mounted on a glittery pale green paper, which is also used for the card base.  Not sure where I got the die for the sentiment, which is stamped in Encore Gold.  I colored her with Copics.  Needless to say, she was a big hit at our office birthday celebration!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Dies R Us - birthday
New Sweet 7 - birthday
MilkCOffee Challenge - use 2 or more diecuts
Thanks for stopping by!
I'll be back with another card in a day or two.
kathy b

Monday, August 11, 2014

New Home

I'm back again a day after my last post!
Today I have a card celebrating the purchase of a new home by my massage therapist.  She is the sweetest person and has 2 lovely children (I've met her son and he is adorable).  She's worked so hard to buy this house and I am so proud of her and for her.  So I made this card and bought a bottle of sparkling grape juice and some glasses so that her little family can make a "toast" to their new life in their new home.
The window die is from Memory Box.  The sun is from Lil' Inkers.  I think the trees are IO, but they could be MB, not quite sure.  The sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink.  I didn't take a picture of the inside, but I used a couch and a sentiment from PTI.  It's really cute.
I am entering the following challenges:
CUt it Up - inspired by a song (when you wish upon a star)
Stamplorations - dies and stamps
MilkCoffee Challenge - use 2 or more diecuts
I'll be back this week with yet another card - this one is FOR Margaret, so hopefully she will get it before the post!
Thanks for stopping by!
kathy b

Sunday, August 10, 2014

When You Wish Upon a Star...

Oh my...
it has been far too long since I have posted here.
So much has happened.  I've even been to Colorado to visit Margaret.
I've had some health issues that have kept me out of my art room for awhile.  I hope to slowly get back into the swing of things.  My mojo seems to be returning and my desire to create is definitely back.  Now if I can keep health issues at bay, I just may get back to posting regularly!
Tonight I have a card I created for my sister-in-law who is having a birthday this week.  No worries, she doesn't follow my blog, so this won't spoil it for her.
I used a technique I learned at a shop Margaret and I visited when I was in Colorado.  I used Tim Holtz distress inks for the background, spritzed with water and heat dried.  Then I stamped the trees in Black Onyx.  I got this stamp in CO, too.  The sentiment is from Rubbernecker and I just love it.  I added a pewter star from my stash on the purple haze and mounted it on layers.  Easy peasy!
I'm entering the following challenges:
ABC Challenge - Q is for quote
Wags n Whiskers - birthday
I made 3 cards yesterday, so I will post again this week!  Yea!
Thanks for stopping by!
kathy b