Saturday, June 17, 2017


Hopefully all of these cards made it to the recipients because I just had to share.  I had such a blast making these and I'm really happy with how they turned out.

The first one was an idea I found online on from PabloPanda's Etsy page.  I pretty much copied it, but I couldn't help myself I loved it so much!!  I printed the sentiment and popped the beard up on some black foam tape. 
My next card was for my Father-in-Law.  I used an old stamp set from Hero Arts that I thought would fit him perfectly.

Can you see a theme here?  I then realized I should probably challenge myself a bit and see if I could come up with something masculine with some bold color.  I ink-blended a background and cut out the letters using my Silhouette.  The font is Cubano and it is available for purchase online, and I purchased it a long time ago.  I realized that it is the exact font used by Simon Says Stamp for their new DAD die, and I thought, hey I can make that with what I already have and I can make it any size I want.  So I came up with the following for my Dad.

Since I had the cut out panel from the card above I thought why not make another card so I just did some re-configuring and came up with this one for my Bro:

I have never been able to make this many cards for guys in my life so I was pretty impressed with myself :)  Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Feel Better!

Back again with another card for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog.  The Challenge I'm playing with today is the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 6 – Cheerful Get Well.

I recently purchased the Our Friendship Grows stamp set and I knew I had to use it for this challenge.   I have wanted this stamp set for such a long time the sunflowers are just beautiful and cheerful.  

I paper pieced the flowers, leaves and the pot with Lawn Fawn paper and I ink blended the background using distress inks and Bristol Smooth paper.  I wasn't sure if I was going to like blending on this paper and I was wrong I LOVE blending on it!  I had to be careful not to fingerprint it up but other than that the inks blended beautifully.  

I liked it so much I decided to use it on some Father's Day cards I just made yesterday and I even did some ink smushing and the paper stood up to the water.  I still love using watercolor paper but if you don't want to spend a ton of time blending I would recommend this cardstock.  Another great thing about it is it comes in larger sizes so I've also used it for card bases on multi layer folding cards, it is sturdy and is comparable to the Neenah Solar White 110 lb cover cardstock for weight.

Enough talking :) here is my card!

Have a wonderful and blessed day!