Friday, September 18, 2020

Is It Behind Me?

I know it's only September, but it seems like 2020 has gone on forever so I'm moving right into Halloween.  This is a new set of stamps from Tim Holtz -- who doesn't love the snarky cats?  I used some paper from a Halloween matstack and then a die cut on the inside.  I'm never sure what to do on the inside of cards and I'm lousy at note writing, so I wanted to fill up the inside with something else that was silly.


Sunday, September 13, 2020

Dropping A Line


I am almost a week behind in my card a day resolution and so I had to whip up some really quick cards.  I just got some new stuff from Rubbernecker, but I ended up using a tiny stamp set from Inkadinkadoo that I've had in a drawer for years.  Go figure!  

Saturday, September 5, 2020

New Stamps

 I've been pretty good about not buying new stuff this year, but Simon Says Stamp enticed me to get the Sending Smiles stamp set.  I'm so glad I did.  It's a lot of fun!  These cards were super fast and will go to the Card Angels group that sends cards to the troops.  There are lots of stamps in the set, so I'll be playing with these for the rest of the weekend!  Enjoy your Labor Day!  ~Nancy

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Shaving Cream!


I tackled the shaving cream effect!  I was afraid that it was going to be messy, especially after reading all the blog posts about it, but I didn't find it messy at all.  I only used one paper plate, and about 20 paper towels.  I used the plate from my Big Kick to scrap the shaving cream off the paper and I used food coloring because I don't have any colored ink refills for my stamp pads.  I was really happy with the results and I'll probably do it again, after I get some other colors.  I only had red, blue and green leftover from dying Easter eggs long ago.   The most surprising thing for me was how fast the paper dried.  I did have to put it under a heavy book for the night to flatten it out though.  Definitely a worthwhile project to try!   ~Nancy

Monday, August 24, 2020

Reverse Stencil

For these cards I used stencils and my blending brushes.  I was a little leery on how messy it would be, but it wasn't and I was quite surprised that I liked using the technique when I was done.   The next technique I'm going to try uses shaving cream - that one MUST be messy!  lol   ~Nancy

Friday, August 7, 2020

Blending Brushes

 Blending brushes are so cool.  I got a few at the Dollar Tree and loved them so much that I sent away for a small, inexpensive set.  I'm really enjoying them.  I've always had trouble with backgrounds and mostly used chalks but these brushes are a lot of fun and I've never had a fail playing with them yet.  I used a new set of Gina K. stamps for this one.  


Saturday, July 25, 2020

July Fun

I'm still stuck on Gina K. videos and playing with backgrounds and brushes.  I am in the Halloween mood today and had so much fun making these that I went way overboard.