Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Color Blog Hop Wednesday -- June 29, 2016

Welcome to Blog Hop Wednesday.  I've had a really busy week.  We have had our grandkids from Colorado out here for a few days before they continued on to "away" camp.  They were so excited, and we were excited for them.  I can't wait to hear all about it in two weeks when they finish and return to us before heading home to Colorado.

But you are here today for our blog hop, so let's get to it.  You should have arrived from Joni's blogsite.  I know you enjoyed her creation.  When you finish here then continue to Robbie's blogsite, where you will have yet another enjoyable creation to look at.

We are challenged today with the following inspiration piece.  It is a big piece of watermelon.  Although I didn't make watermelons, I did make some Watermelon Wonder flowers.  

 I used my Jar of Love stampset.  I don't see any jars, do you?  I love this stamp set because there are so many uses, and this is one.  There are some really nice stems and flowers, as well as the jars.  I used the stem and leaves, bending the stem a bit to make them fit together in different directions.  The nice thing about Photopolymer is it is pliable.  I spritzed the flower stamp with a little water and then stamped.  The sentiment is from Weather Together.

So that is my card today.  Come back soon for a visit.  I've been working on more cards.  I just can't seem to find time to add them to my blog.

See you soon,

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Color Blog Hop -- June 22, 2016

It looks like it is blog hop Wednesday.   You possibly arrived from Joni's blogsite,  and when you leave here you should continue to Robbie's blogsite to see what she has for us.

Our colors today are mostly purples and blues.  What a field of flowers in our inspiration piece.  I wonder where that picture comes from.

 I'm sorry my photo is a bit washed out.  I, unfortunately, waited until the last minute and created my card this afternoon at a craft meet.  Since I only got home about an hour ago, and it is Tuesday night around 9:00 when I am adding this post, it is dark outside,  I couldn't find a nice spot to take a realistic color picture.  The purples are a bit brighter in person, but you can still see the basic coloring.  I love the quilt look of all these pieces, and plan to make a few more in different colors.

Continue to Robbie's blog now to see what she has done.  Hopefully again this week I'll get a chance to get a few more cards on my blog, so come back for a visit.  In any event be sure to join us for our Wednesday blog hop.

Have a good day/week,

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Birthday Kitty

I realized the frog card I mentioned yesterday was already on my blogsite.  So, today I have another of the kitty cards I made using Pretty Kitty.  This was a birthday card to my BFF.  I think she liked it, she said she did.  Perhaps I should have bought the doggie card for her, since she has a dog, but I hope she liked the kitty anyway.

This set is so much fun.  Be sure to get some of the matching Washi Tape and the little enamel shapes.  The extra touches are so fun.

I'm going back to my craft room today to work with the Floral Flourishes, or maybe Falling Flowers, or maybe Detailed Floral Thinlits.  I don't know what to use first.

Come back soon.  Have a wonderful day,

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Ele and Friend

Hello again.  Gee, I'm back sooner than usual.   Here is another of the many cards I have been working on using the new catalog stamps.  Aren't you loving the 2016-17 catty too?  I don't know how to limit my list.

This card is a real simply and quick card using a hostess set called Love You Lots.  This elephant is so cute.  Again, normally I am not a fan of cute animals, but this year's catalog has a bunch of very well done cute stamps.

A couple quick swipes of washi tape, a little fussy cutting, a stamp and you are done.  Hmmmm.....somewhere I have a card with the cute frog from this set.  Let me see if I can find it.  Come back soon and perhaps it will be found.

Have a great day,

Friday, June 17, 2016

Pretty Peeking Kitty

Hi all:   I have a bunch of new toys to play with and am having a grand time doing so.  If you have not ordered from our new, scrumptious, catalog, you need to get busy and make your list.

I'm not usually a person for cutsy animals, cartoony stamps, etc.  However, when I saw Pretty Kitty, especially the kitty peeking from the flower pot, and also the one all wrapped up in twine, and the one.........I knew at least several friends who would love to get a card using any of the characters.  I've already made and sent about 6 of these cards.  Love, love, love, this set.  I was skeptical of the Painter's Palette dsp stack at first, because the combinations were a bit too bright.  At first I could not think how to use them.  However, I'm already starting to horde my favorite pieces so I don't run out.  Maybe I should just think about another stack, do you think?

So today I'm showing you one of the kitty cards I made.  What do you think?

Come back soon for another visit.  I have a lot of cards I've made recently but have not put on my blog.  I'll have to get busy and start posting.

Have a great day,

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Blog Hop Wednesday -- June 15, 2016

This week's color challenge is soft and subtle.  And my card is really, really, simple.  The inspiration piece to me, is lined with soft color.  So, I decided to do a simple lined color card.  I'm almost embarrassed that it is so simple.  But, isn't every challenge about doing something different.  Well, this is different.

Here are the colors and the inspiration.....

And here is my simple card.................

You most likely came from Joni's blogsite and should continue to Robbie's blogsite.  I'm interested to see what everyone else does with these soft and simple colors.

Have a good week, see you soon,

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Color Blog Hop Wednesday -- June 8 2016

Howdy friends.  I'm back from the South.  My niece's graduation was beautiful and so was she.  I missed the blog hop last week, but I was happy to get back to my craft room this week and to re-join my crafty friends today.  We are challenged this week with some blues and greens.  Our inspiration piece and colors are below:

 We are missing Liz this week, so you probably came to me by way of Joni.  She is one talented lady, and I love to visit her blogsite.

Here is the card I created using our colors this week.  I had some sponges on my desk and decided I would use what was there,  I'm not sure what I was working on before I went to South Carolina, but the Wetlands stamp set and sponges must have been part of it.

Continue on to Robbie's blogsite now to see what she has created for us this week.  I'll be back again next week, and hope you will too.

Crafty Hugs,