Sunday, January 17, 2021

March - April 2021

I used to not celebrate St. Patrick's Day but with Grandkids I take every opportunity I get to share joy.  I made these two bags with these treats in them for each of my grandkids (along with some other fun items and green outfits).  The treat instructions are from Q-Bees Quest's blog (https://www.qbeesquest.com).  The bag images I found on line and uploaded into Design Space and used print then cut. For the girl one I cut out the shamrock an extra time and put it on an action wobble. I ran the print then cut images through my Xyron to create them into stickers. I added some additional stickers I had in my stash.




Lots of birthdays in March and April for me.  This card is for our great nephew who plays hockey.  I got the idea for the layout from a group I follow (Casing Tuesday) where they remake a card from the Stampin Up catalog with our own twist. The Birthday Wishes is a die, center shapes and hockey pucks are cut on Cricut, Inside stamp is SU Sending Sunshine.

Card I made for FIL who will be 94.Stampin Up stamps. 

 Great-great niece turning 2.  Designed card in DS and writing and cuts are with Cricut (Mickey and Friends cartridge).  

Took a class with one of my favorite Stampin Up Demonstrators (My Pink Stamper), here are the cards using Pretty Perennials stamp set, coordinating dies and some of my own creativity.



New SU bundle Berry Blessings stamp set and Berry Delightful Designer paper.  Inside sentiment is an older SU stamp set I have.  The layout is another from Casing Tuesday.


I made these Easter baskets of candy from Q Bee's Quest Blog again and created these cards from ideas from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts blog.



Bridal shower card made from a kit purchased at Inspiration Station with a custom sentiment inside.




Sunday, December 27, 2020

January - February 2021

My Stampin Up order came so I had to play.  I  got this care from one of my favorite SU Demonstrators that I follow (Dawn's Stamping Thoughts).  The card is made with the new Darling Donkeys, Zany Zebra and lots of help from my Design Space with the Cricut.  Coloring is a combination of Stampin Blends and colored pencils.



A co-worker friend of mine had a birthday that missed.  I used SU Back on Your Feet, Happiest of Birthdays, stitched scalloped dies, belated sentiment from Creative Time For Me and alcohol blends to color.  (Sloth is really for a great well but I just ignored the wrapped arm - he's too cute.)


My sister's grandson is turning 2.  I don't know him very well but I know he likes tractors.  Cuts and writing all done with my Cricut.  Tractor is on a mini-Action Wobble.


Learning how to do napkin cards.  This is for my sister's grandson who is turning 2. 
 

While off on holiday I played with my first Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin Up and made these cards.  I got to heat emboss both in gold as well as my first time using colored stamp with clear embossing.  I used various stamps to create birthday, thinking of you, get well and congratulations cards.  Such fun and relaxing.




I scrap lifted this idea off one of my favorite Stampin Up Demonstrators, Dawn from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts. I love how it turned out and it was so fun to make.


This is Stampin Up, Cricut cuts and some Stampin Blend coloring.  

My awesome Stampin Up demonstrator, My Pink Stamper sent me some great customer appreciation gifts.  I was short on time so I grabbed a thank you card I had gotten from a charity and recreated the card so it would match the awesome matching envelope.  I used many stamps, old and new from SU, Studio G and American Crafts.

Our Grandson turns 8 in February and loves the Black Panther, so I found this image and uploaded to Design Space for a print then cut the Black Panther a second time and popped up on dimensionals.  Used an embossing folder for the background.


Valentine's Day my husband and I moved in together, so it is an anniversary as well. Found this image in Design Space and added the text. The Happy Valentines Stamp is from Creative Time For Me.  The hearts were cut on foil paper with Cricut.


I subscribe to Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin on the months that interest me.  February's was full of thinking of you and sympathy goods.  My SIL's aunt's doggie passed and was able to use some of the stamps on a card I made for her.  The dies are from SU as well.


Unfortunately in today's times it is good to have a few extra sympathy cards around so I made this one out of the Paper Pumpkin supplies expect for the inside stamp that I've had for years.



Monday, August 31, 2020

2020 November - December

This is a lifted idea from my one of my favorite crafters, My Pink Stamper, made for a great niece turning 13.

I follow several blogs and a request was put out for a special young lad for his birthday, so I created this card to send to him.

Another Stampin up inspired card for my Brother-in-law and his wife's anniversary.


Thanksgiving cards made for Grandkids and friends. All in Design Space with embossing folders and gems. 


Verse below was in both cards above for Grandkids.



I created this for my BIL's birthday.  It is a Stampin Up lifted creation.


Made this Stampin Up inspired card a great niece.


Created this card for cousin.  Stampin Up stamp and dies, colored with Stampin Blends and colored pencils. Heat embossed HB.



Granddaughter turns 6 mid December and loves Frozen, so I created this care in Design Space with some print and cut, double in raised areas and some Dollar Tree stickers.


Dear friend's birthday is on Christmas, I try to send her a non-Christmas related card (in additional to Christmas card).  She lives in a cabin looking house on a river.  Stampin Up image and text, embossing folder turned two directions for pine springs.

Nephew's birthday is at end of December, always struggle with male cards but this Stampin Up image seems appreciate, knowing him.


Great-niece birthday at end of December, created this kit card from Inspiration Station in Ovid with my own spin on it.

Dear friend lost her grandmother in mid November, created this card with help from ideas on Pinterest.  Very simple embossing and gems.

I made this sympathy cards just to have on hand.  I ended up coloring the leaves green before putting in the card box.

I make floating photo ornaments yearly for various family members, here is this years.














Below are cards that open up to hold a chapstick that I wrapped money around.



A Great Niece is getting married in May of 2021 and my tradition for each of them is to personalize casserole dishes as gifts.



Sadly I had to make this Sympathy card and memorial ornament for a friend who lost her FIL to the virus.