Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A few more of those recovery therapy cards

The Stamps of Life has monthly club memberships to get the stamp of the month, the stamp and die of the month or the card kit of the month.  I just upgraded to the Die Hard Club - stamps and dies because I've been wanting the dies for the past few months.  They send out the stamps and dies on the first of the month.  If you only have the stamps, you have to wait until the 20th before you can order the matching dies.  Twenty days is too long!  Here's a few cards using the Bandage2stamp set.  PS...All of these cards were made without the matching dies....Yes, I ordered them but didn't have them for "therapy" time.

Friday, February 19, 2016

The Simple Things Card

I really love the sentiment on this card, it's from Our Daily Bread Designs, Little Things,Item D298.  They are rubber stamps and as long as I use a ruled block, I have no problem getting them aligned.

Papers are from Hobby Lobby's The Paper Studio, Tattered and Worn pad.  I love their pads, especially when they are half off!  The dies used are Spellbinders Labels 5 and Fleur De Lis Accents.  Bling is from Want to Scrap,  Ribbon is American Crafts and the flower, button and floss was from my stash.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Made my first Exploding Box Card

I have thought these cards are just adorable, I've seen so many on pintrest and the possibilities are unlimited.  But I'm not one to sit and measure and fold etc.  That's why I was super excited when The Stamps of Life came out with their Box Card Die Set.  Just run that sucker through my Big Shot on the extended platform and walaaa!  All the side panels are included and a whole host of flowers, leaves and such. 

Now, I like to mix and match and I have quite the collection of dies.  While I was recovering from surgery I took several of those dies and used up scraps with Sizzix Adhesive Sheets on the back and cut oodles of tiny bits.  So this card has dies from Happy Birthday Step Ups, Mail Box Dies and stamps happymail2stamp.  All from The Stamps of Life.  Stephanie Bernard had lots of videos showing how to use her products.

I did use the Kuretake Gansi Tambi 36 Set Watercolors to color the mailbox and Tombow Brush Markers to color the bird.

Here's the other view.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Surgery Recovery Happiness Therapy!!

Most of you know, I've had some medical issues.  Ha Ha. That's an understatement!  Anyways after 2 Heart Transplants and 23 years of immunosuppressive drugs, my hip rebelled.  I had a total hip replacement right after Christmas and did awesome.  Seriously, if any of you need to have this done, just go with it.  Had surgery at 7:30 am and by 3:00 pm I walked to the bathroom and was released to go home the next day.

The downside....my scrap room is downstairs.

So I commandeered a part of the kitchen table and had my loving family bring up goodies for me to play with.  Not a big selection.  I thought of it as a challenge!  So here's some of the cards I made.

I know, I only showed a few.  I'll be showing some more in the next day or two.  Good news is I finally got all my scraps organized by color in a hanging file system!  Score!

Hope you all have a Wonderful Valentines Day!!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Bubblicious Birthday

One of my bad habits is to procrastinate. I did that today...We have a birthday party tomorrow and I bought the gift today and made the card tonite.  I do have a stash of birthday cards all ready to go, but none for a special little guy who just turned one.

Silhouette to the rescue.  Whipped this one out pretty fast.  Just used a file I already purchased.  Sized it to all fit on an A2 card and cut.  All the small pieces were scraps (yay)!  Used some pop dots to raise the silver bubble.  My 23 year old asked what that was.  Guess she doesn't remember the magic bubbles she used to love.  Since I used a lot of letters for the sentiment, I chose to use the reverse cut and just glue in the bits for the a, o and such. 

I'm excited for the party tomorrow and enjoy some family time.  It's gonna be COLD one so everyone stay warm!  Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

I Love You More Than Cupcakes

Got to love Silhouette!  If you don't have one, you really need to think about getting one.  This image was from the Silhouette Store.  It was super easy to download and cut.  More of my cards these days have doodling on them.  The Cupcakes are actually die cuts from The Stamps Of Life Happy Birthday Step Ups

My stash of saved scraps were starting to take over my craft area.  So I started with my pile of scraps and my pile of dies and started using some of them up.  Once I have a bunch together, I sit, glue, doodle all while sitting in front of the tv.  Then when I need an embellishment, I have a stash.

Hope  you have a great day!