Monday, July 4, 2022

Celebrate the Fourth!


Hello Friends - it has been a while!  Since it is the Fourth of July and Color Hues has a R/W/B challenge going on, I decided it was time to jump back into the crafting pool.   I created an easy breezy R/W/B card to celebrate!  Along with Independence Day I am celebrating the end of June!

June was full of doctors' appointments for me as I was officially declared over the Bell's Palsy I developed in January.  I had to take hearing tests, balance tests, eye tests, blinking tests, blood tests ...... and they snuck those dreaded scopes while they were at it.  The good news is I am fine and passed them all!  But the bad news is I came down with Covid two days after my last test.....sigh.....

The Big Guy went to Williamsport, Pennsylvania for a Little League conference in early June and returned with the Covid bug.  Trying to quarantine him in the house was impossible and a week later I came down with it.....and then I passed it on to Emma!  We have all been vaccinated and our cases were mild - just head cold symptoms for a few days - Thank Heaven!

So I am happy to see the first six months of 2022 over and done! Hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend!  Ours was sunny and bright!  

Stamp Set and Patterned Paper: Celebrate (Honey Bee)
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Pacific Point

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Fusion: Wheel Wreath


Good friends are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary next month so I took advantage of the perfect colors in our Fusion challenge to make their anniversary card.  I confess I was there 50 years ago all dressed up in a bridesmaid the years just fly!  It was a wonderful wedding - we wore long home made dresses and flowers in our hair........ahhhh the early 70's!

I used the sketch and the photo for inspiration this week at Fusion!  Hope you join us!

Die Sets: Hand Penned Petals (SU), Scripted Greetings (Pink Fresh)

Paper: Basic Black, Heart ad Home DSP, Bronze Foil

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Birthday For A Prince

 Who could turn down a chance to play cards with Michele?!?  Not me!  When Michele Ferguson said "Let's play cards on Prince's birthday!" I said "Deal me in!"  Her challenge was to make a birthday card using  colors from these songs by Prince.....Purple Rain, Raspberry Beret, Little Red Corvette.

Since the purple rain was falling my gal couldn't possibly get her raspberry beret wet so she opened her raspberry striped umbrella.  She is waiting patiently in her red high heels for that little red corvette to pick her up for a birthday celebration!

The clouds are stenciled using Distress Ink and her skirt and shoes are colored with Copics.  A bit of water coloring with Zig markers worked perfectly on the umbrella.  I love the added texture of the watercolor paper.

And inside it looks like that red corvette is pulling up........

Many thanks to my friend Michele for inviting me to play cards today!  Head on over to her blog to see what she has created - that's where I am off to as well! She is a delightful card player and inspires us all with her beautiful creations.  You never know what she has up her sleeve!

Stamp Sets: Follow the Rainbows (SSS), Get Grounded (Ink Blot Shop), Anything But Basic Birthday Wishes (MFT), Driving By (SU)

Paper: Tim Holtz Watercolor, Whisper White

Ink: Memento Black, Versa Fine Black, Granny Apple Green, Copics, Wilted Violet Distress, Zig Marker - Light Purple


Thursday, May 26, 2022

Fusion: Rainbow Plates


Just a simple, bright and happy card for you today.  I am not a pink fan but I love Polished Pink!  It livens up the place don't you think?

That fabulous rainbow of plates inspired my rainbow of stripes with a rising sun peeking out behind the sentiment cloud!  Use what inspires you and join us at Fusion!

Stamp Sets: Tin of Cards, 

Ink: Mango Melody, Versafine Black

Paper: Polished Pink, Basic White, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point, Gorgeous Grape