Saturday, February 18, 2017

Blessed

     Welcome!  I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.  Our weather couldn't be better for February.  I wonder if Mother Nature is teasing us!
     Today's card is again made using the Honey Bee set Zen Floral that was used in my last post.  This time I also used their Bless Your Heart set also.

Linda Carson, Honey Bee
     Again I used a Wink of Stella for some sparkle and sequins just for fun.  Die cuts are MFT. 
     That's it for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Challenges:
Word Art Wed - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - floral
Simon Says Stamp - Use favorite tool, Big Shot

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

You Make Me Smile

     Hello everyone!  I have a card today using some new Honey Bee stamps that I recently won. 
Linda Carson, Honey Bee
     This set is called Zen Floral.  I really like the look of making your own background using several stamps in a set. 
     The sentiment comes from a Simon Says Stamp set You Matter as well as the You die cut.  The rest of the die cuts are MFT.
     I finished the card with Wink of Stella and some clear sequins.
     Your visits and comments make me smile!  Have a wonderful day everyone!

Challenges:
WAW - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - florals
    

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Birthday Wishes

     Hi friends!  Just wanted to share a quick birthday card.
Linda Carson, MFT
     I never buy stamping kits but couldn't pass up this one from My Favorite Things.  Thought I needed to update by birthday stash.
     It cannot be purchased as a kit now but you can still get the stamps and dies individually.  All dies used are MFT.
     Thanks for visiting friends!  Your visits and comments are truly appreciated!

Challenges:
WAW - anything goes
Pile it On - Colorfully Aware
    
    

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Blessing

     Happy New Year friends!!  I've started the New Year by cleaning my craft room!  It's not a resolution.  It's a necessity! 
     I failed to post this last minute Christmas card.  Actually it was a thank you for my sister-in-law to go with her present.
     She is a blessing to me because she takes my Mom to her doctor's appointments.  I live with chronic pain and can't always do it.   
Linda Carson, Honey Bee
     I didn't have time to color so I grabbed this new Blessing(s)(ed) die from Honey Bee Stamps.   
     I just love this technique of adding layers to a die.  I used red underneath so no matter how you held the card you could see the festive red layers.
      Adding a few sequins completed the card.  It was fast and easy.
     Thanks for dropping by!  Here's to a creative 2017!!

Challenges:
Dies R Us - anything goes using die cuts
WAW - anything goes
Allsorts - use something new (Blessing die)
    

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Partridge in a Pear Tree

       Hello friends!  I have one more Christmas card to share.  This one is a digital image from Power Poppy, Partridge in a Pear Tree.

Linda Carson, Power Poppy
  
     After coloring with Copics I thought, now what?  I do that all the time.  I'm awful about do I leave it clean or add some blue or what?  Well, this time I pulled out all the stops!  Not only did I add a blue shadow but took Delicata ink to a stencil and enhanced the image. You'll also see gold dots within the stenciled stars.
     The red berries are covered with Glossy Accents.  The patterned papers are Our Daily Bread Designs.  Dies include ODBD and MFT.
     I posted this card on Instagram and to my surprise it showed up on the Power Poppy blog!! I was amazed and proud!! 
     Thanks for visiting!  Until next time...stamp on!!

Challenges:
WAW - anything goes
Simon Says Work It Out - Use dies
Simon Says - Make it Sparkle


Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

     Merry Christmas!  I couldn't let this day go by without wishing you a very Merry Christmas.  I hope you had a wonderful day with family and friends as we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus!
     We got together as a family Friday night at my brother's who lives here in town.  So glad we don't have to travel.  He has 13 grandchildren from ages 13 to 4 days!  The place was wild and so much fun and laughter!
     Here's one of my festive Christmas cards.
Linda Carson, WPlus9
     I fell in love with these Holiday Houses from WPlus9 when I saw them on Instagram.   This card is a CASE of one by Jo Nevill.  I changed several things but the inspiration came from Jo. 
     The sentiment with foliage is Be Merry also from WPlus9.
     The Birch Tree window die is from Simon Says Stamp.  I outlined the trees with a Copic marker and added snowflakes with a white gel pen.  The rest is water colored using Zig Clean Color markers.  As you can tell I need a lot more practice with these markers but I sure had fun coloring.  Sticklers was added to the rooftops.
     Slopes were added using My Favorite Things dies.
     Again I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas! 

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Add sparkle
Work It Out Wednesday - Use dies
Simon Says - National Christmas Card Day
Word Art Wed. - Anything Goes
    
    

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Smile

     Hello again!  Since I've been on Instagram I've found new to me stamp companies.  This card is from one of them, Altenew.  The set is Simple Flowers along with Smile.
Linda Carson, Altenew
     The ink is Shades of Purple by Altenew.  I'm really impressed with this company.  The inks are work great on sentiments too.  Here I thought only Versafine worked for sentiments.
     I added several layers to the smile for dimension and sequins just for fun.  The frame die is MFT.
     I hope you have reasons to smile today!  I do when you visit and leave comments!  Have a wonderful day!

Challenges:
Simon Says - anything goes
WAW - anything goes