Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day

Let us remember our fallen heros throughout history this Memorial Day.

A moment of Thanks
Mary S

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Two in one day!

Early for Christmas, late for Christmas, I do Christmas cards all year long. Takes that long for me to get anything done! This is a Marianne Die that I didn't like at first. The more I worked with it I absolutely loved it. It comes with the candle die. You can use it for any ocassion.                                      

The picture center is from Mariannes collage sheets. I got they from Cuddly Buddly. They are themed almost anything, from Christmas, animals, flowers, birds and sealife. The deer die I used is from Poppy Stamps and the tree is a Joy Crafts die.

One of the two made with spring colors. What a difference! Just a soft image and the pretty designer paper in the background.

Thanks for looking!

More ink Oxides!

Today I will continue showing some ideas with the Distress Ink Oxides. The more I work with them, the more I like them!
Another 'night sky' background. Added the little silver stars, and the 'Believe' die from Elizabeth crafts. The little boy and girl under the tree are dies from Yes, you can read by 'starlight'!
Featured two of these. I like feathers! These are from
This card was was brushed lightly, using lighter shades of worn lipstick and cracked pistachio. Of course, I used the feathers diecut  from an earlier, lighter colored background.  Now I  will go add the sequins that fell off. Forgot I hadn't glued them down. Opps!
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Love the Oxides!!

Look at what you can do with the Distress Oxide inks! Really like these. They have the opaque properties of a pigment, yet they still react with the water like the distress inks. One of the nice things is that you can use them to stamp and the image impresses nicely. 

Sorry I took so long to post this, if you can check tomorrow for more ideas with the Distress Oxides!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday early early...

Eyes are barely open! It is 4:30am and here I am in the computer room. Yes, I have my coffee! So just a couple cards to share today.
The 'split flower' stamp set is from Unity Stamps. It has lots of phrases to add in the split area.
The next 3 cards are from Concord & 9th stamp company. Love the "Hello Lovely" set

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mothers Day!

It is still morning here, and I already got a good Mothers Day thing started!  Al fixed breakfast, and then my granddaughter Stacy called. Pretty special. Thanks to my family and happy wishes to all the Moms everywhere!
A few random card ideas to share....
From Tattered Lace 'Hidden Secrets' Bundle'. Actually, it is the best part of the whole set

The Pineapple stamp set and the 'Hello" Dies are from Concord & 9th. Love this set! So much fun and just in time for summer!

Think I might be into Yellow?
Thanks for looking,

Friday, May 12, 2017

Pictures & Cards

Expecting to post cards today, but this morning I am playing with my cameras! Just a sideline showing the same picture, each one about 5 minutes apart, (considering the light), and from the same angle.
This is my oldest camera, the canon sx201. It has about 18 mpixel, and its lowest angle is 28mm. It is my 'go to' for my cards. Even though this shot is not exemplery, the camera is a point and shoot.
Canon D-70. Awesome camera. It is expensive. It is 20 mpixel and lowest angle is 18mm on the 18-55lens. Liked this camera for Johns graduation pictures.
You could say 'last is best', except the flowers are pink. I agree, this shot is stunning. This is my latest camera. It is the 'mirrorless' Sony A6000. Awesome shots. Some pros are using these cameras, as they are lighter weight, and I love the 'low light' feature. It is 24mpixel with the 18mm-55mm lens.
And for you Flower people out there, this is a 39 year old Hoya plant. I had it 38 years before it bloomed. Last year we got four blooms. There are 10 of the little 'star flower' clusters on it now! I was selling Home Interiors in Placerville Ca, and my hostess gave me this plant. We moved it everwhere, but this must be its favorite place!
Next post will be more card-sharing!
Thanks for looking,