March…Spring is Coming

I have been under the weather. The season is changing…so thankful. I am moving slow but push myself to get out everyday walking. I always walk the dog but now I walk more when the weather is nice. Yesterday, it snowed here, but I still walked. I do a extra walk.

Creating new cards, need sympathy cards, thank you cards, get well card. I thought I had extra, I do not, wow, they are going out fast. I am behind on Birthday cards, too.

The above card is a mish match. A little of this and a little of that. I do it often. Save those scraps of paper….be it DSP (Designer series paper or plain cardstock that I have stamped. You stack ontop of each other, creates something unique. I also like vellum and I cut that out with punches or dies. I have them ready and pick them here and there. You can see I used a punch of a circle. I add embellishments, the bird I found in some embellishments I bought at dollar store. I have to stay away from dollar store, I purchase to much.

The happy Birthday is from a stamp set I truly love, Botanical Bliss Cling-Mount Stamp Set. It has matching dies.

This is a book mark using the dies. They have so many uses. I used the Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight. University of Michigan Colors. I love Stampin Up paper, you can find your school colors and create lasting memories. The bookmark has been used, so it is a little ratty, a memory I made to celebrate a special occasion.

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Birthday Fun Card

Loved making this card for my brother. He is super special. We have birthdays on the same day.

I was born on his 4th birthday along with my twin sister…yes, 3 birthdays in one day. Our lives changed in 2014 as my twin passed away from a stroke at 56. My days have never been the same but I press on, move on but always have her in my heart and mind. Life is different, never will be the same.

I had to do this card in steps. Yes, my arthritis kicked on a revenge. My hands could not function. Like typing this right now is not simple. I use to type for a living, now I pray I can do keyboarding just a little. I press on. You have to, it is the only choice you have.

The card is simple but striking.

This high-quality printed paper is excellent scrapbook paper, card making paper, and more. Pack includes various golf-themed images, prints, and patterns. It’s a great choice for masculine cards and projects. I love the plaids.

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Directions:

Card Base:  5 1/2″ x 7″ Night of Navy Cardstock, scored at 4 1/4″.

First Layer:  2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ Navy plaid from Country Club Designer Series Paper 151314

Second Layer:  Scrap of White. Cardstock. Stamp with “Happy Birthday” with Night of Navy from stamp set Layered With Kindness Cling Stamp Set (English) and punch with Label Me Lovely Punch 151296

Inside Layer:  Die cut Whisper White Cardstock with rectangle from Stitched so Sweetly dies. Place a little over to have it peek out to front. Scrap of White. Cardstock.

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Valentine Fun

Just days away is Valentine’s Day. I make cards, so I make Valentine’s Day Cards to give. This Card I made for my husband. We have Several cats and he loves them. It is goofy we never had cats growing up in our family or his. We have been married…33 years..wow and most of that time we have had at least one cat. They just come knocking on our door. Where we live, sadly, people just throw them out of their cars. Yes, it makes me sick. We have many cats and a dog. Miguel is a chihuahua who we adopted from a local shelter…we have had him for 7 of his 10 years, he is a sweetie.

Directions:

Card Base:  5 1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Lovely Lipstick Cardstock, scored at 4 1/4″.

First Layer:  Whisper White cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ This layer is stamps with hearts from Forever Lovely stampset, Lovely Lipstick was used to cut fancy heart from die set. I also used the die as the template for the first layer. The back ground with Lovely Lipstick ink, Happy Valentine’s Day from Meant to Be Stamp set. This stamp set had a lovely die set that matches and I have used it for so many cards. The die set is called Stitched Be Mine dies.

Second Layer: Cats from the punch out with Cat Punch from the stamp set Nine Lives using whisper white. I colored the cats with water color pencils to match a few of our cats. Lovely Lipstick cardstock was used to cut fancy heart from die set. I also used the die as the template for the first layer.

Inside Layer:  4″ x 5 1/4″ Whisper White Cardstock. I put a another punched out cat stamped in black and colored with watercolor pencils. I put inside and put the hearts coming out of him in Lovely Lipstick.

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Arthritis and Creating

Yes, I have Osteoartritis but I still am trying to enjoy life and bring love to others. Some days it is not good, some days good. I create cards, lots of cards. I am trying to use my arthiritc hands everyday, yes, I fumble, I drop and sometimes cry.

I have to do things in spurts, no marathon creating. My life has changed greatly. No fun but I have to deal with it cause there is no cure.

The above card is so easy and fun. It is from the Sentimental Bundle.

I have to watch my pennies and I was blessed with the lovely paper in a sample pack that you get when you join Stampin Up during celebration.

Directions:

Card Base:  5 1/2″ x 7″ Poppy Parade Cardstock, scored at 4 1/4″.

First Layer:  2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper

Second Layer:  Scrap of Poppy Parade Cardstock. Place a rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies on the cardstock and put through a Die Cutting Machine. Score at 1/2″ from the right side. Attach to the Card Base.

Third Layer:  2″ x 2 5/8″ Whisper White Cardstock. Stamp the sentiment in Poppy Parade Ink. Attach to the Second Layer.

Inside Layer:  4″ x 5 1/4″ Whisper White Cardstock. This hides the 1/2″ piece of the Second Layer.

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Happy Birthday SAB

Stamped on Whisper white cardstock with Night if Navy ink. Fussy cut out cake. Used rectangular stitch dies to cut Happy Birthday. Made a card base with Night of Navy cardstock

Basic A2 card with whisper white background. You take a 8-1/2 by 11 piece of whisper white and cut in half to get 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 piece of paper. Take that and score at 4-1/4″ to fold in half. You get a 5-1/2″ by 4-1/4″ card. You than cut the Night of Navy to 4″ by 5-1/4″ for layer one. Stamp the cake onto whisper white and also the Happy Birthday. I fussy cut the cake with scissors but to let you know…a die is coming next month….yes…so cool. Take the Happy Birthday and die cut with the rectangular stitched frames…yes, you need the Big shot or some other die cutting machines.