Saturday, May 12, 2018

Just Wanted to Wish You...

A very happy Mother's Day! I know I'm a day early, but considering I'm not posting/commenting/doing anything (or so it seems) online, I wanted to 'strike while the iron was hot.' DH is having some (more) health issues following three medical procedures. So you can see where my heart and duty lies. When I have a few minutes between caregiving stuff, I stop and take a peek at your blogs, but don't have the time to comment very often. For that I apologize. It has taken me two days to make this rather CAS, and might I add, cute card. Plus one day to take the photo and write up a quick post. *sigh* And because we've got company here (they're in Madison at the moment, hence time to post) to help our granddaughter Jessica celebrate her graduation from Law School, there's more for me to do. We watched the ceremony live on YouTube. How nice to live in this age of technology! This is the "my so funny," granddaughter. When did she grow up???!!

Our Jessica. Smart just like her grandma, lol!!

Image may contain: Jessica Behling, smiling, standing and hat

I made a card for CAS on Friday, where we're to use a cute stamp. Here's my cute little bunny:

I know right?! It's a Clearly Whimsy stamp set, and I used two MFT wonky rectangle dies. A little Copic coloring and done. The polka dotted vellum is a scrap from Darnell that I snatched up at the Lake House. It added dimension without too much fuss. That image just makes me want to say, "Awww!!" 

And don't forget to play along with me and the rest of my teamies at the current Twofer Challenge. You can find all the details here

As always...

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Twofer Challenge #5

Well. I've got butterflies! Not in my stomach, but you'll find them here on my blog and you'll see more fluttering by over at the Twofer Challenge! Because I didn't have a large enough butterfly image, I had to go shopping. Isn't that just too bad?? Not!! I found this lovely stamp set at The Stamp Market, and just had to have it. So glad I did!! Let's get to the cards, shall we?!

Here they are together:

And here they are individually:

Polka dots. Does it get any better than polka dots?!! Now you see why I just had to have this set! I masked the birthday card and stamped the butterflies in black and then with a variety of colored inks. The oval is from MFT, and the sentiment is from HA. The thinking of you card has just the one butterfly, which was fussy cut, and it's been popped up on that gorgeous hydrangea. I stamped the flower and the sentiment while at the Lake House over a year ago, and have been hoarding saving it for just the right time. I think this butterfly was meant for this bloom, don't you?! And I apologize to the maker of both the sentiment and the hydrangea, as I don't know who made them. All I know is that I quite like them! I watercolored the bloom with my Ziggies, cut the panel down and added a purple base to fit my card front. EZPZ lemon squeezy! 

So now it's your turn. Dig through your stash, look at your database, or search in your Evernote for that butterfly stamp and come play along at the Twofer Challenge. You can use the butterflies in a traditional manner like I did, or you can think outside the box and create two cards, using the same stamp in a non-traditional way. It'll be fun I promise!! See you there!!!