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:

Happy Sunday!

Some days are hard.  Its hard to get past the anxiety and depression of whats going on and feeling like nothing will get better.  Other days I can feel a little bit of hope.  I put myself on a weekend break from the news as I get sucked in and keep watching all day, then I get more anxious and depressed!  Its been nice to not hear the new numbers and I can pretend for a little while that everything is okay.

I’ve been trying to upload pictures of a card I made yesterday but my computer is not cooperating, so I will share with you another dragon card that I made the other day.

Its from the same stamp set called Magical Friends by MFT.  This one features a little girl flying through the clouds with her dragon friend. 

With this one I used a stencil to create the circle in the middle of the card.  I then used a cloud edge stencil to created the clouds. I used distress oxide inks in broken china for that.  The images were stamped, colored with alcohol markers and then I cut them out before placing them on the card. 

You can get some of the supplies here:

Magical Friends stamp set:

Mini Cloud Edge stencil:

Brutus Monroe Simple Blends Circle:

Broken China distress oxide inks:

My shop:

Settling down…somewhat!

We are starting to relax after the earthquake the other day.  We have had hundreds of aftershocks but I haven’t felt any, thankfully.  So life is starting to get back to normal, or as normal as it can be right now. 

So I spent some time in my craft room and today I want to share a slimline card with you.

I used one of the cute new stamp sets from MFT stamps called Flower Fairies.  They are such sweet images. 

I stamped the images on Neenah Solar white Classic Crest 80lb cardstock with Memento Tuxedo black ink.  I colored them with a mixture of copic and spectrum noir alcohol markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.  For the background I used Strathmore Bristol Smooth and then used distress oxide inks in tumbled glass for the sky and shabby shutters for the grass. I also used the MFT mini cloud edge stencil for the clouds.  I sprinkled some water on the background to activate the inks and also sprinkled some perfect pearls to add some shimmer.  The card base is made from Recollections white 110lb heavy weight cardstock.

I added shimmer to the wings and hearts of the fairies using clear wink of stella and added some clear sequins to finish things off.  I used the sentiment from the stamp set “Sending a sprinkle of love to brighten your day”.

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As usual, here are some links to some of the supplies I used.

Flower Fairies stamp set:

Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 80lb cardstock:

Strathmore Bristol Smooth:

Ranger Distress oxide ink shabby shutters:

Ranger Distress oxide ink tumbled glass:

Mini Cloud Edge Stencil:

Zig wink of stella glitter pen:

Perfect pearls pigment powder

Recollections 110lb heavy weight white cardstock: