Friday, July 21, 2017

Late again! Friday July 21st.

Another 2 weeks between posts. I am a slow blogger. Todays update, and, all of the last 3 weeks have been in triple digits. For those not in Nevada, that means it has been over 100 degrees for nearly a month. We did have a big thunderstorm wednesday, so that was our coolest at about 95 degrees. Yup, weather update complete! I have been busy organizing my die cuts. I haven't taken pictures yet, but i promise I will show you what I have done with them in a couple days! Took a long time but I think it will be worth it.  For today I will share a die cut that I love. It is the Sue Wilson Austrailian Collection background die. It is elegant and versatile.
 
 
 


Thanks for looking!
Mary





 


 
 

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sunday Morning!

Yeah! Got my computer back! Not happy with the outcome, as it acts slower than ever. The repair place was more interested in selling updates. Not sure they even checked for a virus. Just need to find a new place. This place built my computer, and we have updated and had it serviced pretty regularly for a long time. First time I have really been unhappy with the work and service. One of the guys lied to me two times. That inspires trust.
                                                   On a 'cheerier" note lets look at some cards for today! Best to stay inside and play with art. It has been 118 degrees here the last couple days! These 'she' cards are not my usual type, but just liked the words, and just the way they are put together. Simple, but classy.
The stamps are one set from Unity stamps.



You know how I like reaching into my old stamps and dies, (mostly stamps), and using something I haven't used in a long time. How about this Magenta background stamp? Easy card
Used the Anna Griffin die on this one. Side by side, not so pretty, but standing alone they are lovely.
Thanks for looking,
Mary S

 


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy Hot July 1st!

It is July already! Hot summer days are here. They were here in June this year at 116 degrees last week, so this  is cooler at 107-108 all week! Great for crafting inside. Today I am sharing some cutesy cards from Polkadoodles. I meant to order the 'digi' stamps, but I clicked the CD. I like it, as some of the images are pre-colored. Some are the black & white digital characters. There are papers, ephemera, and word or phrases included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

All looks like summer fun to me!
Thanks for looking!

Mary

 

Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday June 30th

This is the Divine Eloquence die from Spellbinders. I may have featured it before, but it makes such an elegant card.


Love the white and gold combination. Most of the flowers were made from Tim Holtz (Sizzix) dies  called Tiny tattered florals & small tattered florals. 

Monday, June 19, 2017

HOT Monday!

Supposed to be 117 today! Ugh, still need to  go to the store. Al is fixing breakfast, so while I am waiting, lets take a look at some miscellaneous cards that I did last week!

Easy Serendipity(at least that is what we used to call this), cards with little squares. I thought I edited this, but oops...see my family room.

The little squares are from a stamped, embossed card that didn't turn out. They could be any pattern, or just designer papers. I like the gold edging. The last card (green), was a bunch of paint spattered squares. Been sitting around awhile! Maybe I can recycle it!
 
The PSX tulip in bucket stamp. Below is the Marianne die that was featured earlier with a power poppy stamp in the center.

Thanks for looking today!
Mary

 

 

 
 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Fathers Day

Today I am sharing a pretty easy card. The stamp set is from Neat And Tangled, and is so versatile! I didn't specifically do father's day cards, but as the set is called Art Deco, it is appropriate for fathers day, Mothers Day, birthdays, Thank you and more. Let me give you a couple links so you can see for yourself!  https://www.neatandtangled.com/collections/frontpage/products/art-deco


Here are my cards, Inspired by Kay Miller, and Daria Grushina. Talented ladies!




Thanks for looking & happy Father's day!
Mary

 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday

I would ask where the time went. The first week of June just flew! I did do lots of cards, alot of odd, stamps or supplies were used. Old stamps, backgrounds or dies that were laying around cut. The first ones were stamped on Neenah white paper, with memory box inkpad. All of them were done with my copic markers. The stamp in Indigo blue blush rose.

Loved doing these flowers, and so glad I put them together! 
 Here are more flowers. These are Darkroom Door flowers Vol. 2. They are so versatile. The first card is just random stamping. The cut flowers are colored  copics. Just a FYI, I struggle with light colors.
 


Looking at these now, I think I will go add a word die cut.
Thanks for looking
Mary