Thursday, September 4, 2014

Simon Says Stamp's #Stamptember

Simon Says Stamp had a drawing give-a-way on their Facebook page for leaving a comment.  I won a set of the new release stamp sets.  Whoo Hoo!

Being behind as I always am I didn't get a card made at the reveal of #stamptember

I have however caught up a bit and made two different cards using the set of stamps I won.

Simon Says Clear Stamps PRESENTS AND ORNAMENTS sss101441

There are 21 stamps in this cute little Holiday stamp set.

For the first card I die cut snowflakes and used silver embossing powder on them.  I stamped the snowflake from the set and added it to the center, and the words merry, & bright which I also embossed with silver embossing powder.

It was a pretty quick card to make overall and has lots of shine in it.

This second card I used another die for the background.  Love this die, by Memory Box, called Landscape die.  You can find it here:

I stamped the boxes onto craft paper with the country theme in mind.  The bows are embossed as are the little green trees.  

I plan on making some more cards using this fun little stamp Set
 Thank you Simon Says Stamp!

Enjoy your day!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Card in Watercolor

I took the Online Card Class, Watercolor and finally got around to actually playing with watercolor paints.
I leaned so much from the class and it all looked so easy though painting in watercolor paints still intimidates me some.  I cannot seem to let go and use more water and paint. I guess it will take practice.  I am use to coloring with Copic Markers which is so controlled plus I am one who likes things very tidy within the lines when coloring in a stamp but I have loved the look of watercolor paintings for a very long time and have several hanging on my walls.  Thus my inner voice must be telling me to let go of the control I tend to want to have and be more free and spontaneous with my arts work.  And I have to admit when I do something completely out of the box for me I love the process of doing it.

I am posting this card over at Unity Stamp Blog "Friends with Flair" which goes on every Friday.  You can view the blog here:

The painting is mounted on a dark blue card stock, which does look much better then it does in the scan as the blue is lost with the black card stock behind it.


Stamp Set: ...I will never leave you by Phyllis Harris Untiy Stamp Co.
Watercolor paints, hair was done using a Distress Marker.

Using watercolor paints with my stamps and card making is diffidently something I plan on doing more of.  

Walk hand in hand with the Lord Jesus and He will never leave you as is His promise.


Friday, April 18, 2014

Sweet little Love Bug and Friends With Flair

Ah I remember The Love Bug movie with the sweet lovable car character named Herbie. I just ordered the set of these movies for my grand kids.  Volkswagen Beetle, so small like a bug yet my parents manged three children in that back seat.  It was a time when not only did people travel with a lot less stuff but of coarse no seat belts were there either so we pretty much sat however we needed to be which included using the area buy the back window.  Yikes, it certainly wasn't safe.

While the Beetle is a cute car, maybe for one person, two at the most for driving in a small town where distance is not a factor I could not zip around in and out of traffic in one of those today.  Maybe it would be fun and easy to get around in, and through parking lots, still I need the metal around me today, the arm space on the sides and breathing room for all my stuff as well as me.  Then there is the car seats for the grand kids, four of them now sitting there in the car ready for use at a moments notice.  No time for sweet little love bug cars in my life today.  Nope, I want the big gas sucking room for all car to zip about in and travel long distance in.

May this card bring back some love bug memories of yours from a time when life really was more simple and innocent although a time of chance was taking place.

Peace Out

Close up shows the glitter on the bumper and lights of the car.  I added glossy accents over the back window area which really made the window appear more glass like.

Stamps by Unity Stamp Co

 This sweet little robin sat on a branch directly outside the window of my studio where the computer is.  It sat there for a long time, twisting it's head around listening for bugs to eat.  I thought for sure if I try and take a picture is will quickly fly away but it didn't.  I love watching the birds and hearing their sounds of music when I am outside.  How much I miss living where it is summer or nearly so all year round, if for no other reason 
then to hear the music of the birds everyday.

May your day be blessed with the sights and sounds of God's creation.


Friday, February 7, 2014

Friends with Flair at the Unity Stamp Co blog

I really should try and do more challenges, it always gives me shot of creative muse.  This card will be entered in the  Friday's challenge to make a card using their stamps.

Because I have been working on projects here in the house, you know painting, fixing and yes still doing some unpacking after six years I haven't had much time to make my cards or do other creative paper projects.   This is the longest time in one house where I have not finished things quickly and it is really starting to grind on my nerves.  One is always more creative when ones surroundings are finished, or at least it is for me.  So I have had to put aside my addiction to stamping and all things paper and get busy with house projects.  Soon it will be gardening time, well a few months yet away but one needs to be thinking ahead on these things as time just disappears in the blink of an eye or so it seems.

This past week while working on doing the decorations for a baby shower I ran across this beautiful aged paper.  It just struck me how perfect it would be for some Unity Stamps I had.  I usually only use the portion of the many beautiful papers I have for just an accent on the front of a card and had never covered the front of a card fully with printed papers.  But this one called to me.

I stamped directly on the papers with the bird house from the Unity Stamp Set "Free to Be" and then embossed it in gold.  I loved it.  Next I stamped with distress stains using the bird flying stamp from the same set and cut it out.  

Stamps - Free to Be by Unity Stamp Co
Flower by Unity - don't have the name.
Distress stains by Ranger

Thanks for stopping by, have a blessed day full of love....Deborah