Friday, August 26, 2016

There is a fish on my card!

Hey everyone! hope all is going well.  Coming at you today with a card for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge GO FISH.  Slight problem with this, when I went into the stash to find a stamp set to make a card with, I did not have one fish set. Not one! Guess I don't like fish. 
Time to stretch my crafty muscle and go with the next best thing, I got out my Silhouette Cameo. I don't use my machine as much as I like, and have been wanting to make a card from scratch for awhile. (no stamps or do-dads). I started simple, just fish and waves.
 Ten husband/cat related interruptions later, NO CARD! Just a pile of die cut white paper. Frustrated by my lack of mojo, I stared to clean up and then saw a piece of scrap that the fish were die cut from. Crafty lightning struck and I had an idea! I would stencil those fish to the front of my card. 
The rest came fell into place, including the sentiment, which I am PROUD to say I created myself. All the coloring on the card is distress inked in. No color paper was used.  I love this card, and I hope that it gives you inspiration to go out of your craft comfort zone. By for now  Diane

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Whats Caking!

Hey everybody! Long time no blog.                                                    
It is time once again for a little lawnscaping!
I have this cute card for  challenge # 136... Punny Time.
Bright colors are my thing, this card is no exception!
The color inspiration for this card came from the Lawn Fawn paper in the background. The little cupcakes are from the "Bake me Cake " stamp set (retired) . The smiling faces for the cupcakes are from the Gleeful Gardens stamp set.
The sentiment is my own. I was just messing around with ideas and thought to myself,  what would one cupcake say to the other "what's caking?"
This challenge was so much fun, and I hope you check out all the other amazing cards  using the link listed below.
Thanks for dropping by!


Monday, August 1, 2016

The Monster On The Desk

Hey everyone. Hope Monday treats you well!
Can I just start off by telling you how much  LUV..... this card.
This card happened by pure mistake.
I stared out my creating the monster and the flower for the card, and you know me.... four stamps sets later, I had a monster and a flower.
 I started to color in the monster and the flower. Mind you that I watercolor. I have this white plastic 6x6 mat that I stamp my distress ink on to watercolor, don't know where I got it, but I have this forever. I also had a cup of water on the desk. You know were this is going, just insert a cat. Well... after the crafty cat knocked over the water onto the desk, I grabbed the first thing I could to sopp up the mess, a
1/2 sheet of white card stock.
Originally, I just tossed the paper to the side pissed off about the mess.  I stared to create a background for the monster and flower, but just could not come up with anything good.
Then the crafty light bulb went on.  I grabbed that paper from the trash and sure enough....WINNER !   Moral of this story " put a lid on your cup", or maybe not...  BYE for now.  Diane
P.S. the four Stamp set: Gnome Sweet Gnome, Monster Mash, Stinkin Cute, Be Mine- all Lawn Fawn