Low energy day

Today has been one of those days where I haven’t have much energy to do anything. Its been raining on and off and it looks like we may get some snow over the next couple of days!  I’ve been in my craft room all afternoon and haven’t yet been able to create a card!  So I will share an Easter card I made a little while ago with you. Hopefully tomorrow I will have more energy and some ideas so I can make some new cards!

The stamp I used for this card is by Darcie Heater, another of my favorite companies.  I stamped the dog and colored it with alcohol markers.  I used some patterned paper I had in my stash and cut it at a diagonal. I used some foam sheets to add some dimension and then stamped the sentiment.  I also gave the puppy some dimension with 3M foam tape and it was done. Its a very simple card. 

You can find the stamp set here:
http://www.darciesllc.com/Doggone-Easter_p_1814.html

Excitement…of the wrong sort!

Well we had a lot of excitement yesterday when we woke up to a 5.7 magnitude earthquake here in Utah!  It was pretty scary.  It first sounded like thunder, or a sonic boom and then everything started rolling and shaking for about 30 seconds.  We had many aftershocks throughout the day which kept everyone on edge.  I have only felt minor earthquakes during my 28 years in Utah.  This really frightened me, so much so that I ended up with an episode of atrial fibrillation.  Those that deal with afib know how uncomfortable and scary those episodes can be. So it was not a fun day and I didn’t get anything done. Today things are much quieter and I am now in my craft room ready to start creating some more cards. 

Here’s a card I did the other day. Its another Easter card and I love how it turned out. 

I used the Egg Painting Bunny die from Cottage Cutz.  I cut him from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb cardstock and colored everything with a mixture of copic and spectrum noir alcohol markers.   I then glued all the pieces together.  For the background I used another piece of the same cardstock cut to 4″x5-1/4″.  I used a stencil from Tim Holtz layering stencils called speckles and used distress oxide inks to create the paint “splatters”.  I used a strip of colorful dotted cardstock from my stash to ground the bunny some.  The sentiment came from a stamp set by Darcie Heater called “Happy Mail”.  I layered that panel with some blue cardstock and adhered it to a white card base cut from Recollections white 110lb cardstock.  I hope you like it!

You can find some of these items here:

Egg painting bunny die
http://www.scrappingcottage.com/cottagecutzeggpaintingbunny.aspx

Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb cardstock
https://www.amazon.com/Classic-Crest-Solar-White-Cover/dp/B000I20NWK/ref=pd_bap_rp_25?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=0DQ6WHX6VSBYYWHVY13T

Tim Holtz Speckles layering stencil
https://www.scrapbook.com/store/pp-stths021.html

Recollections 110lb cardstock
https://www.michaels.com/heavyweight-cardstock-paper-value-pack-by-recollections-/10293367.html

Darcie Heater Happy Mail stamp
http://www.darciesllc.com/Happy-Mail_p_1815.html

Hello

Hello!  My name is Mary and I have created this blog in order to share some of the cards I make as well as some of the goings on in my life!

Today the clocks went forward and I am already feeling the effect!  It usually takes me about two weeks to get used to the new time.  I am looking forward to more daylight and I’m really excited about spring and the prospect of more consistent good weather.

I’ve been making a lot of Easter cards lately. There are so many cute stamps and papers out there. I really need to make a budget for myself as I tend to go a little crazy with spending at times.  Too many cute choices!

So today I’d like to feature a slimline Easter card that I have made using Doodlebug stamps.

I like to make my slimline cards a little bigger than others I have seen so that they fit a #10 envelope better. So this card measures 9.25″x 4″.  I used Recollections white 110lb paper for my cardbase. I really enjoy this paper as its sturdy enough for card bases but I can also stamp and  use alcohol markers on it without any issues.

I cut the frame for the card with the Slimline Postage stamp die from whimsystamps.com .  I used distress oxides in shaded lilac and tumbled glass along with the mini cloud edges stencil by MFT to create the clouds.

The stamp set is by Doodlebug and it is called Hoppy Easter.  They were stamped on Neenah classic crest solar white 80lb paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with a mixture of copic markers and Spectrum Noir alcohol makers.

I fussy cut the images and adhered them to the card with Art Glitter glue.  I used some patterned paper from Bella Blvd sweet sweet spring collection for the background. Added some doodlebug enamel hearts and it was done!  I really like how it turned out. I like using a mixture of patterned paper and stamps for my cards.

I will be back in a day or two with another card!  See you then.

Some of the places I got my supplies from are:

mftstamps.com
michaels.com
whimsystamps.com
scrapbook.com