Birthday cards

A week or so ago we drove up into the mountains to see the fall leaves…unfortunately most of the leaves were gone already but it was so beautiful anyway. We even saw a little snow. Here’s some pictures:

Today I made a few birthday cards using a stamp set from Penny Black and some dies from MFT.

I handstamped the images and used my copic markers for coloring.

I cut the images out and layered them on some patterned paper.

I used the dies from MFT to create a nice edge and then stamped the sentiment. I finished off the cards by adding an enamel heart.

Which one is your favorite? I think I like the one with the little girl holding the balloons the best.

Cake and wishes stamp set:

Stitch, scallop basic edge die:

My shop:

See you soon!

Its been a few days….


It’s been a few days since I last posted.  I hope all is well with you.  We are doing fine so far although I just learned that my brother in Scotland probably has the virus.  He’s been told to self isolate for 7 days.  He feels pretty awful and I’m praying it doesn’t get worse.  I guess they are not testing people there unless they are in the hospital? 

We are getting more and more sunny days.  Soon we will be able to clean off the patio set and sit outside on the deck.  It’ll be nice.  I haven’t been making too many cards lately.  It’s hard to get motivated at times.  I did pull out my other hobby – cross stitching – and have done a little of that over the last few days.  It’s hard to get into a routine with everyone dealing with different schedules and since my daughters work hours have been reduced, there is more going on at home than normal. 

I did make this birthday card the other day so I will share that.  Hopefully this week I’ll get more cards made.

 I used a stamp and die set from Photoplay called “Birthday Girl Wishes”.  I stamped, cut and colored the images.  Then I used a stencil from MFT called “English Brick Wall stencil and I used “Hickory Smoke” distress ink.  I added some dimensional foam to the background and thats it! 

Here’s the list of some of the supplies I used.

Birthday Girl Wishes stamp set:

Birthday Girl Wishes die set:

English Brick Wall Stencil:

Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink:

My shop: