Monday, February 16, 2015

Sympathy Card

I never enjoy having to make a sympathy card, but I do think this one turned out beautifully.  I used blendabilities to color everything and do the shading too.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Demonstrator Stamp 'n Chat card

This was my card for the demonstrator stamp 'n chat last evening.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Stampin' Up Blog Hop!

I was asked to participate in a Stampin’ Up! Blog Hop.
Part of this blog hop is to answer the following questions:
1. What are you working on?
I have been working on a couple of projects.  The first was designing and helping my grandson to make his valentines for his preschool class.  The second was designing a card for my church’s card ministry.  My next projects will be to design a card for my monthly demonstrator stamp ‘n chat and to make my own valentines to send.
2. How does your work differ from others in your genre?
Most of my cards are simple and crisp.  I have been told that my designs are very mathematical.
3. Why do you create what you do?
I enjoy creating and sharing my ideas with others.  It just feels good to be able to do something you love and to be able to share it with others.
4. How does your creativity process work?

I like to look at others’ creations to give me inspiration.  Often just looking at a card will inspire me to create something totally new.  Of course I also CASE cards that I really admire.

So here is a card that I recently made for my daughter's birthday.  I got inspiration from Debbie Henderson on her blog here--

Everything is Stampin' Up except the daisy punch out.  I couldn't find my Stampin' Up punch, so I used that one instead.

I hope to ask a few gals to participate in the blog hop for next Monday--I will keep you posted.
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Have a great day!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Valentines for my Grandson

When I saw this cute stamp set in the occasions mini catalog, I immediately thought of valentines for my grandson for his preschool.  
I used part of the fish image and embossed it in gold, but the googlie eyes are what make it fun.
I also separated the greeting from the stamp so that I could stamp it inside.
Then, using photopolymer stamps, I was able to put his name together so that he can stamp it himself.
We are going to have so much fun putting these together!  He needs quite a few, so it will be a great project for the next week or so.