Here is the last of three masculine birthday cards for this month. This was actually the first card that I made in the series. Same papers and ephemera used on the other two.
Monday, May 10, 2021
On National Scrapbook Day I made seven digital layouts following the prompts posted by Tiffany, Tracie and all of their wonderful guests. The challenge for this layout was to use a cluster of embellishments. "The View" is from my office window and the star of the show in my opinion is the paper.
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Sunday, March 21, 2021
I guess you would say that these cards are not your traditional sympathy cards but what can you really say when a husband loses a wife at such a young age? One that loves fishing and the other with a new found appreciation for golf. May you rest in peace Teresa and Libby.
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Last week was my niece's 16th Birthday and I thought this double diamond fold card from Lisa Curcio at Lisa's Stamp Studio would be really cool and unique. I also made an accompanying St. Patrick's Day card using the same papers and stamps. The best thing about Lisa's card is that it fits in a standard A2 envelope and doesn't require extra postage.
Sunday, March 14, 2021
This is one of the first stamps I ever bought from SU. For these cards I stamped the image on watercolor paper with archival ink and then used a mixture of watercolors and misting sprays to get the desired effect. No matching die here, just a lot of fussy cutting.
Saturday, March 13, 2021
It's been a while since I posted but I wanted to share this layout that I did for the The Scrap Gals. If you haven't listened to their podcast on pod.fan I would highly encourage you to do so. It's not free but totally worth it. This particular page was done in honor of my sister-in-law that passed away from cancer on March 3rd. Unfortunately we've had two other close family deaths occur in 2021 and I hope to honor those women as well.
Sunday, December 20, 2020
For the last 20 years or so I have been making Christmas cards for approximately 50 of our friends, family and business acquaintances. Each year there is a lesson to be learned and never repeated again. This year's lesson was to not make the card so bulky that it is classified as a small package by USPS. What a nightmare! To think that I could send this card to Ireland for less than it cost to send it in the US is absolutely absurd. Kudos to the staff at PostalAnnex+ in Yucaipa, CA for hand typing all the addresses into the postal machine. You are Saints. The wood slices came from Rustic Wood Supply and yes, the wood slice is an ornament than can be removed from the card. Merry Christmas to everyone. Be Safe!
Sunday, December 13, 2020
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Saturday, October 31, 2020
This tag features another stamp from Tim Holtz's 2019 Stampers anonymous set along with four of the sentiments in the set. I fussy cut around this guy and added shadow with colored pencils. Hopefully you're noticing my awesome faux candles made out of cardstock, hot glue and twine. They really came out cool. For a step by step video head over to Tim's Facebook page.
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Sunday, October 18, 2020
Saturday, October 17, 2020
One of my best friend's from high school is celebrating a birthday this month. She has been going through some tough times with her parents and doesn't take much time for herself. Although it's a small gesture, I thought this Tim Holtz inspired butterfly card would put a smile on her face. The paper is from Idea-ology and the butterfly stamp is from SU.