Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Twofer Challenge kick off!

Hello friends : )  I am here today with a couple of cards I created for Darnell's new challenge!

This is not only going to be a fun challenge it is going to help me to build my card stash back up!  Every January I review my calendar for the cards I will need for the year and I was super shocked to see how low my card stash has become.

I am also planing a "Secret Pal" program in the Assisted Living home my father moved to last month.  My poor Dad would rather be almost anywhere else! but it was "just time" for them to get a little bit of help.  My step Mom fell in November and had a brain injury so she is recovering in a nursing home a few miles away.  As soon as possible (if possible)  she will move in to the assisted living facility with Dad.  Until then I have been sending oodles of cards to keep their spirits up! : ) I am hoping to enlist my Dad to help with the Secret Pal program there which will also get him out of his room to meet some of the other clients at the facility.  So that means I need LOTS more cards! : ) yahooee! : )

inside: feel better soon
This one will go in the mail for my step Mom tomorrow : )

This is strange I can't get the caption under my cards to show up.  They are there but wont show up when I publish the post.  I checked the font color and it isn't white LOL but.... let's try it this way -  

inside card #1:

Feel Better Soon

Inside card #2

Happy Birthday to you and many more

I hope you will join Darnell's challenge.  She has a pretty outstanding DT and I know it will be lots of fun.  You can link to the new Twofer Card Challenge here.

Oooh! I gotta go! I'm having a hard time concentrating on my post because I made some soup today and I can smell it is ready for me to EAT! : )

Flamingos by Reverse Confetti
Sentiments on the card face by Technique Tuesday
Inside sentiments:
      Feel Better Soon by Serendipity Stamps
      Happy Birthday sentiment by Penny Black

Have a wonderful day friends.

BIG (((HUGS)))

Monday, January 8, 2018

Birthdays are a Llama fun!

Hello friends : )

Welcome to a new year and my new blog look! compliments of one Blogland's sweetest friends - Loll Thompson, owner of Stamping with Loll blog.  Loll has updated my look and given my "stationery" some Style! : ) of which I am incredibly grateful and blessed! (((Hugs))) LOLL!!

The components of this card have some of my favorite product on it.  I love this sweet looking Llama from SU and those steamers are just too too cute and last but not least one of my FAVORITE new sentiment sets from Penny Black!  All together it makes for one huggable card!

Birthday Fiesta Llama - SU retired
Linked Garland Confetti Cuts by Reverse Confetti
Birthday Love #30-413 by Penny Black

Some great challenges I encourage you to join!:

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
Just Us Girls - Anything goes
Simon Says - Something New

Have a wonderful day and I hope you get to do something you love!

BIG (((Hugs)))

Monday, January 1, 2018

Welcome 2018!

Happy New Year to all my blogger friends!! 

Last October my friend Jill invited me to join her for a six week Watercolor Class at the local Arts Center.  We had a lot of fun together! I came to learn that I was very interested in Watercolor painting for not only my card making but also, surprisingly to me, creating "fine art".

I painted these cards for two of my sisters.  They are not rubber stamped - and yet I cannot draw! so I found sketches on-line - transferred them to watercolor paper and painted them : )   They were quite easy to complete.

I also painted a larger painting for my friend for Christmas.  I forgot to photograph it before giving it to her but I will ask her to let me get a picture of it and include it here later or write a new post for it : )  It is full FULL of mistakes! but for a beginner I was pleased.

As you can see I added a new die cut sentiments and - what you cannot see - some Wink of Stella for the perfect touch of sparkle!

Dipping my toe into Watercoloring caused me to search for more classes.  I found this AMAZING artist on-line:

Dylan Pierce Watercolor

I will be taking his classes eeek! I could not begin to hope to create art like he does but I am certain I will have a wonderful time under his direction!

That is just one of the things I am hoping to do in my spare time in 2018 : )

I am excited to see what the coming year holds for us all! : )

Edited to add my picture : ):

This is about a 13 x 15.5" finished frame. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

BIG (((Hugs)))