Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Welcome Baby

I've been practicing my toss for my tennis serve and my shoulder is getting stronger each day! I'm feeling very comfortable now so looking forward to playing in a few days.

In the meantime, I've had a bit of extra time to make some blankets.  I'm including this card, with one space themed blanket.  Hoping Debbie will like it.

For this card, I used a bunch of stamp sets and a little tiny bit of masking to get this little astronaut to hold these balloons.

Once everything was stamped, I colored the images with my copic markers.  Then stamped my sentiment and done!

In the end, a pretty clean and simple one layer card.

Here's a close up!

Lots of coloring, which I love!


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Less is More - Sticky Label

Went for a long hike with my friend Maria today!  It was great catching up with her and the best way to do that is with a little exercise, then we had a yummy lunch!

Next week, I'm going to be hitting the ball again, so looking forward to a bit of court time with the husband, but until then more time to create!

We have another challenge starting today over at Less is More!  The theme for this challenge is Sticky Label.  Feel free to be creative here....pull out any stickers you may have or even just some sticky foam tape would work!

Here's my take on the challenge, come on over and see what the team has come up with!

This is a super quick and easy holiday card.  I found some very old stickers I had from EK Success and framed it on the white cardstock that I die cut and popped it up on foam tape.

I then used the inlaid die technique to add my sentiment.  I thought it need just a bit more, so I added a few silver stars to each side of my focal image.  Note, the stars on the right are silver too, but I forgot to close my red umbrella and hence the reflection!

Here's a close up of the card, and you can see in this photo that the stars are silver!  This is a small 4 x 4 square card!

Come on over and join the challenge, we would love to see what you come up with!


Sunday, August 21, 2016

CAS on Sunday - Balloons

Another day at the gym...more stationary bike.  I have to see about getting my bike fixed soon. Hoping that I can ride again in another few weeks, but the bike needs to be fixed soon.  And they had to cut off my favorite bicycling shirt, so need to find a new favorite!

Time for another challenge over at CAS on Sunday.  The theme for this challenge is Balloons!  Super fun lots of fun things to do with this theme.  I focused on using a new die cut set that I haven't had a chance to use yet.  Here's what I came up with!

I started by creating a mask for my balloons.  I then used distress ink to apply color, in rainbow order. Ensuring that I had applied a bit of the darker color on the bottom and used a lighter color on top.

I then die cut my sentiment...it took me awhile to figure out what color to use...yellow, red, green...finally I settled on teal.  I added a bit of distress ink to the sentiment for a bit of dimension.

I thought I was done at this point, but it looked a little empty so I added some mini stars and teal confetti.

Here's a close up....this is a flat card for easy mailing!

Hope to see what you come up with!


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Addicted to CAS - Sihouette

Another nice day on the horizon, and I'm feeling better every day.  I'm going to try and talk my hubby to come out on the court with me next week...wish me luck!

We have another fun challenge starting over at Addicted to CAS! We have a terrific sponsor for this challenge...Stamplorations! You'll want to come on over and see if you can win a gift certificate for this terrific shop!

Here's my take on the theme...looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

This is a quick card.  I started off by die cutting the background scene in a dark grey color.  I then added a bit of distress ink around the edges.

I used distress ink to create my background clouds.  Then stamped the sentiment.

I added a few silver (I know some look red) stars around the sentiment as it looked a little empty without it!

Here's a close up view---and the stars look silver here :)

Come on and join us, we would love to see what you come up with!


Less is More - Exotic

Each day is getting a bit better.  It is now much easier to type and I can type with two hands again! More time in the gym which has been good, I'm hoping next week my hubby will take me out to the courts for some mild hitting practice :)  Please!!!!!

Time for another challenge over at Less is More.  This week the challenge theme is Exotic! Wow...wasn't sure what direction I wanted to go with this one...but here's what I came up with.

 I went through my stamp set and settled on this fun little bird.  I haven't used this one and was anxious to try it out!

I stamped the bird, masked him off, stamped the tree, then masked them both off.  I then created the background sky...love these clouds!

I then colored my images with Copic Markers and stamped the sentiment.

All in all, a pretty quick card!

Here's a close up of the card.

Hope you come on over a join us. We are looking forward to what you come up with!