Friday, July 25, 2014

Sponged Thanks

And yet another flat card for my Dad!  I've made about 20 so far and I think he'll still need another 10 or 15.  I'm not fabulous at mass producing, so I make three or four of a style and then I make a "fun card" to break it up.  This was a "fun card". : )

I sponged the center with Gina K inks - Cocoa, Mango and Sweet Corn.  Then I stamped the flower from the You're My Favorite mini stamp set from Gina K in Black ink.  The verse is from Verve.

Have a lovely day!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

{Viva La Verve) God is Good

Another somewhat flat card for my Dad to send as a thank you note.  This one is based on the week three Viva La Verve sketch and uses my new Verve Sprightly Sprigs dies and some stamps from the Joy in the Journey and Twitterpated sets.

Thanks for dropping by!

{Stamp Simply} A Time for Thanks

I'm in thank you note mode here, so today's Stamp Simply card is a quick masculine thank you made with the JustRite Time Heals set.  I stamped the clock and sentiment first, then i cut a mask with the coordinating JustRite Spellbinders Vintage Labels Seven die.  Next, I inked up the JustRite Burlap Background stamp with some kraft and yellow ink and stamped it over my masked image.  The only embellishment is a simple enamel dot.  

Here's my supply list...

Thanks for taking time to stop today!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

{TCP Tuesday} Rise and Shine!

Here's another special request card that I made for my Dad.  This one is for a CNA who always called early in the morning before they were awake..  She was another of Mom and Dad's favorites. : )

I used two sets from The Cat's Pajamas on this card... Lean on Me and Rise and Shine.  I'm entering it in this week's TCP Tuesday "Anything Goes" challenge. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

{TCP Summer Blog Hop} Good Morning, Sunshine!

Hello friends!

My Mom's memorial service was yesterday, and I really needed some stamping "therapy" this morning.  My poor blog has been sorely neglected this month!  I wanted to play along with both the Summer Blog Hop for The Cat's Pajamas, and the 1 year anniversary celebration over at The Curtain Call, plus I really wanted to make a card for one of the very special CNA's that worked with my Mom over the past six months.  My sweet CNA has red hair... hence my orange theme... and she always sang "You are my Sunshine" when she went to visit my Mom.  She told me yesterday that my Mom always sang along.  Mom had a beautiful voice. : )  During Mom's final week in the Hospice House she couldn't speak at all, and couldn't really communicate, but one day her CNA came to visit and leaned over and said "You are my sunshine!".  My Mom opened her eyes wide and turned her head and smiled.  It was precious. 

I used the new summer release set "Nature's Hello" from The Cat's Pajamas, coloring my image with Spectrum Noir markers.  I was inspired by the sunshine flooding the room in the Curtain Call picture,  and all the white space in the beautifully organized room.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps:  Nature's Hello (TCP); Dies:  Framed Up 2 (TCP), Stitched Circle (MFT), Stitched Rectangle (Lil Inker); Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Markers (Gina K), Embossing Folder (Paper Studio), Memento Black Ink