Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sail into summer

Good morning everyone. Thought I would post a card that I made for The Cat's Pajamas TCPTUES291 challenge . Summer is right around the corner and I found some fun paper to use with my stamped image. My paper is from the 6x6 paper pad from Pebbles called Lakeside. Ooh, I just love this chalkboard style paper. Then I used The Cat's Pajamas set called Ship Happens. I stamped it onto watercolor paper and on the red checked for my paper piecing.  I used watercolor pencils for the shading and the inside of the cup. With all the words on the paper, I didn't think a sentiment was needed. I just love these little penguins and I have them all ready for a summer fun.

  I'm sending this card to my daughter, who is a teacher, and is off for the summer. She is planning a trip across the U.S. and plans to camp, relax and enjoy the National Parks that the U.S. has to offer. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

Joan V.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sunshine and flowers

Edited June 2015  Thanks to Great Impressions for choosing my card as featured below.

Spring is in the air. Well, chilly air, at the present time. But, flowers are blooming, sun is shining, birds are chirping and I am stamping. LOL. I made this card for the Great Impressions Monthly Challenge theme Spring. The two stamps I used are Said the Butterfly E149 and Potted Kitty E617. The paper is from We Are Memory Keeper spring from a few years back. I just love the soft colors in this set.
Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Fussy Cutting with PTI Make it Monday #212

Over at Papertrey Ink, there is a little video ,with Ashley on fussy cutting, for the Make It Monday challenge. Wow, did this ever get me inspired to make a few cards. I use the flowers and pitcher from the  PTI Iconic Images set and the Feel Better Soon from the PTI Think Big Favorites #22. I wanted to make something simple that could be sent to a woman or man, so I did some flowers in blue and some in coral.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will go watch the video and try the fussy cutting for sentiments. I know this is one tip that I will be using a lot. Have a great day.