Thursday, March 30, 2023

Around the Bend Dies

 Hello friends!

Today's card was made for a coworker of hubby's. She doesn't actually work in their office but she works with them in an office in Victoria. I don't understand exactly what her job is but she is retiring. I suggested that he send her a card to congratulate her which of course led to me making said card. It's hard to create a card for someone you have never met, know nothing about and don't really know what their job is. Since she lives in Victoria, I went with spring colours and flowers. I figured I couldn't go wrong with that.



I started with a Basic White Thick card base. On top of that, I added a layer of Soft Sea Foam cardstock and then a layer of Petal Pink cardstock. I cut a piece of Basic White cardstock to be the size to go on the Petal Pink cardstock but I cut the lower part of it off using the curved leaf edge die. I stamped my sentiment in the top left corner using Basic Gray ink. The sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.

On a piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the triple flower image from the Petal Park Bundle. I stamped the outline image using Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink and Pool Party ink. I then stamped the fill in part of the flowers using the same inks stamped off once. I then punched out the flowers using the coordinating punch.

I used the various leaf dies from the Around the Bend Dies set to cut out the leaf images using Soft Sea Foam cardstock. I added these leaves to the Basic White cardstock piece and then added the flowers using dimensionals. I added this to the card front using adhesive. 

To complete my card, I added Basic Pearls to the flower centers.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope the coworker enjoys it. I'm sure she will be surprised that the guys in hubby's office sent her a card.

As an update to this, she was thrilled with the card! She was surprised for sure that the guys sent her a card. She loved the fact that it was homemade too. Goes to show, you just never know who you are going to touch with a card.

Stay well and keep creating!

Terry

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Monday, March 27, 2023

Beautifully Happy

 Hello friends! Dare I say that Spring has arrived. It has been so beautiful the past few days. It is definitely cold in the early mornings but by afternoon it is gorgeous! We are spending many afternoons at the park. There will be a couple pictures at the end of this post. I am also sharing a pre-bath picture for your enjoyment.

Today's card is number 12 in the Crafting at the Lake series. This was my final design and I used the Beautifully Happy stamp set which was a free Sale-a-bration item. 



I started by stamping the large flower image onto a piece of Basic White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I stamped the two different leaf images onto the flower image using Pear Pizzazz ink. I stamped the flower images using Fresh Freesia ink and stamped the flower centers using Daffodil Delight ink.

I then used a die from the Deckled Rectangle Die set to cut out the image. Using the next size up Deckled Rectangle Die I cut out a rectangle from a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock. I adhered the white rectangle to the Pear Pizzazz rectangle and then added this to a card base of Fresh Freesia using dimensionals.

On a small strip of Basic White cardstock, I stamped my sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I cut a banner cut into both edges. I added a swoosh of Fresh Freesia open weave ribbon to the back of my sentiment piece and then added it to my card front using dimensionals.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card.

Stay well and keep creating!

Terry

Here are some playground pictures of my angel. They were obviously from different days and different playgrounds. The final picture is from Saturday night. I got to play with her while Mom and Dad went to a hockey game. She wanted a Girl Guide cookie after dinner. Guess which flavour she chose... Then it was bath time and brushing her tooth and then bed.












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Thursday, March 23, 2023

Around the Bend Bundle

 Hello friends!

Today's card is number 11 in the Crafting at the Lake series. This card was designed by Susanne and it uses the Around the Bend Bundle.



I started with a Basic White Thick card base. I added the leaf edge die from the bundle to the lower right corner of the card base and cut the corner from the card base. It left a beautiful curved edge with leaf images.

From another piece of Basic White cardstock, I cut the triple flower die image three times. I poked all of the center seeds out of the flowers. Then using a sponge dauber, I added Pale Papaya ink to the edges of all nine of the little flowers.

I stamped my sentiment to the card front using Old Olive ink. I then attached the flowers using black dimensionals. The black dimensionals added a nice contrast that shows through the holes in the flower centers. I then attached a piece of Soft Sea Foam to the inside of the card base so that the curved edge would be attached to the Soft Sea Foam cardstock. 

To complete the card, I added little drops of  White Pearlized Enamel Basics. These are liquid drops that dry into solid pearls. They come in white, red and black and are really fun!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card.

Stay well and keep creating!

Terry

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Monday, March 20, 2023

Greatest Journey Bundle

 Hello friends! What a gorgeous weekend we had. And as of today, Spring is officially here. Yaay!! I am so excited to be getting my little angel outside playing in this beautiful weather.

Today's card is number 10 in the Crafting at the Lake series. It is one of my designs and I used the Greatest Journey Bundle. This was another fun card to create.



I started with a piece of Basic White cardstock. I used a Blending Brush to add Crushed Curry ink to the top three quarters of the cardstock. I then added the moon image that I cut out from a piece of Masking Paper using the die from the bundle. I placed the moon in the upper left corner of the cardstock. I then used Blending Brushes to add more ink colours. I added Pumpkin Pie, then Blackberry Bliss and finally Night of Navy ink.

I squished some ink into the lid of the White Craft ink pad and added a drop of water from a Water Painter. I picked up this diluted ink with the brush of the Water Painter and flicked dots of the white ink onto the ink to create stars. Once the stars were dry, I removed the masking paper from the moon.

I used the edge die to cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock to look like a mountain. I used another die to cut out the hiker. I stamped the trees image on the left side of the card front using Evening Evergreen ink. I placed them so they would be peeking out from the mountain. I then attached the Basic Black mountain piece to the bottom of the stamped cardstock.

I added a very tiny piece of So Saffron cardstock to the back of the lantern the hiker is holding so it would look as if it was lighted. I then attached the hiker to the top of the mountain on the right side of the card front.

I matted this onto a piece of Basic White cardstock and then attached it to a card base of Coastal Cabana cardstock.

On a strip of Basic White cardstock, I cut a banner cut into the right edge and then stamped my sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I biased the sentiment to the right edge. I then wrapped a piece of Coastal Cabana twine around the left edge of the sentiment and tied it into a knot. The twine is from the Three Twine Combo Pack. I added my sentiment to the card front using dimensionals.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card.

Stay well and keep creating!

Terry

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