Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #18

Well hello there! Summer is in full swing, and those lazy, hazy, crazy days are here. It's time for beaching it, wearing your sandals, and enjoying all that this time of year has to offer. How are your flower beds? Mine need a bit of weeding, but all those buds and blossoms make me smile each time I step outside. Keeping that in mind, our prompt for this month's Twofer Challenge is:

You should see my neighbor Michael's garden...simply stunning! Glad we live right next door to each other; and I'm able enjoy the fruits of his labor all Spring, Summer, and Fall!

Let's have a gander my Twofer:

The first is a 'Get Well' card, and the second is a 'Thank You' card.

A tiny garden. A garden in a pot?! This is where my mind took me for this first card. The front panel is a pink and white "polka hearted" paper from LF. There are a couple of gray scraps to frame the center panel, and the flowers are from SSS's Wild Beauty set. As is the sentiment. I drew in the stems and leaves and colored the blooms with Copics. Pretty EZPZ. (I liked this design so much that I actually made several for various occasions! Won't add the photos though...)

While I left the front blank, the inside has a great big 'thank you' from a WPlus9 set. I really didn't want to detract from that flower garden! The sky and grass papers are from my scrap files. That's a LF fence, and the grass die is from MFT. I did die cut a sun, but since I wanted the focus to be on the flowers, I removed it. All the flowers are from the same SSS Wild beauty set, and I colored them with Copics. 

So there you have it. My gardens. I can't wait to see where your minds take you! I am really looking forward to your cards in the gallery. And stop by the DTs blog to see what they've made, too. Now I think I'll go make a margarita, grab the chaise lounge and look at Michael's garden...hey, it's much more fun than actually weeding mine!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Fun in the Pun

Fun in the Pun. See...already a little pun happening. Don't you just love the English language?! That we can rhyme, switch out words or change up punctuation to create a whole new (and possibly funny/punny) sentence, often makes me laugh out loud. Check this out:

Let's eat Grandma.


Let's eat, Grandma.

See what I did there?! One little comma and the whole thing changes! Gotta love it! Words are great!

I do have a couple of cards with plays/puns on words to share today. The first one is going off to play at CAS on Friday and the second one is headed into the AAA Cards challenge.

Use these colors ;-) 

My first card:

A simple belated birthday card. This is an NBUS EH set that I just couldn't resist. Those little cameras are adorable, aren't they?! I used the ink colors in CASoF's challenge and just added the little blings for that something extra. I found a scrap (can you believe it?!) that matched one of the ink colors perfectly and used that as a panel underneath my focal panel. EZPZ.

Next up:

I saw this YNS set around Christmastime last year and laughed and laughed. I knew I had to have it, and just waited for the right moment to ink it up. I did a little Copic coloring, and die cut the image. One red enamel dot and that silly sentiment helped to finish it off. A red scrap to bring out the color of the nose and done. Now I'm going to rush off. Time to help the DH a bit and then get a few things done. As always my friends...

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy 4th of July

The city's parade is in full swing as I write this. There are floats, bands, cars, cheerleaders, and all the fun that accompanies parades. However, after years of working the parade and going to watch my grandchildren march in their various bands (all on drum line and they're soooo good), I've decided that I can sit parades out for a few years. We will have family and friends over later for a little cookout, and then walk to the bluff on the Lake for fireworks. It gets crazy around here with cars....hundreds if not thousands descend to take advantage of the view the bluff affords. Thankfully, my driveway will accommodate at least seven cars, so no one has to hunt for a spot! How did/do you celebrate our nation's birthday? One thing comes to mind for sure; blueberries, strawberries, and whipped cream...Yum!

I've got a couple of cards to share with you today. The first one celebrates one of blogland's most famous and dearly loved bloggers; Darnell. She just celebrated a birthday, and the lovely Loll has thrown a party on her CAS Watercolor Challenge blog in Darnell's honor. Isn't that just the sweetest?! My second card is headed off to Time Out and Inkspirational.

Since I've blathered on, I'd best get right to the cards now. 

I did a light watercoloring on those pretty blossoms by Poppystamps, and just used plain cardstock. The hand die is from EH, and the Altenew frame was cut from a scrap of patterned paper. I added some nearly clear sequins, but they've shown up pink here. In real life, they're much more complimentary. 

My "three," according to the prompt at Inkspirational, are the three pink flowers in these floral swags. And those flowers fulfill the requirement over at Time Out, too. All the stamps used on this are from a WPlus9 set. I used the matching die, and put sections across the top and bottom. To give it a more CAS look, I added the sentiment close to the larger floral grouping, leaving tons of white space in the center. The flowers and leaves were all watercolored with Zigs. So that's it. Hoping to get a bit caught up on commenting today, so will wish you all a Happy 4th, and as always...