Monday, June 26, 2017

This Little Piggy GDP093

THIS was truly a challenging card for me. I knew I wanted to use This Little Piggy (available in wood or clear mount), so I figured I'd head over to the Global Design Project challenge blog for inspiration. Oh, goodie, a color challenge! I love color challenges almost as much as sketch challenges!!! And the colors, Berry Burst, Pool Party, and Lemon Lime Twist are lovely hard could it be?

Let me tell you, it was plenty hard! Maybe if I had chosen a nice floral stamp set it would have come together a bit more easily. But noOOoo, I had to choose piggies. I thought it would be fun to make a "just because" card for my son, who can make pigs fly.

You think I'm kidding? Check out the YouTube video below. He had a rubber pig (I think it was a dog squeaky toy) that he stuck on his quad copter drone. The surprised look on the pig is hysterical!

Anyhoooo, I made the clouds on the Pool Party cardstock using one of the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and Embossing Paste. The pig was stamped on Shimmery White (for ease of coloring), and the greeting was made with the Labeler Alphabet set. Love that set - I can make any greeting I want!

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Little Country Boys

This image reminds me so much of when our son was little, except we didn't have any geese (nasty tempered little buggers!). We did live, at one time, in a place where the landlady had a goose that used to chase and bite my kids. I wanted to wring its neck, but didn't in the interest of keeping my home, chickens, and veggie garden.

But this little boy, with the dirty bare feet, could have been my boy about thirty-five years ago. Put chickens in there instead of geese, make the kid towheaded with tan arms and shoulders, and that would be my boy!

Did you notice the Copper Trim? You can pull it apart along the edges and make it look like net!

This card was made for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge #249, which is a sketch this week:

 Image: Shimmery White 3" x 3"
 Mat: Soft Suede 3" x 3"
 Background: Crumb Cake 4" x 5-1/4"
 Card base: Soft Suede 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sharing Sweet Thoughts

I just got the Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set, which is totally adorable, and right in line with my love for canning jars, butterflies, and strawberries - oh yes, definitely strawberries!  It's this year's Ronald MacDonald House Charity set. Three dollars from every sale is donated to RMHC (over $1.5 Million so far!), which is yet another reason I love being associated with Stampin' Up!

I went looking for some inspiration, and the very first place I looked was the Global Design Project challenge blog. And what did I see as the inspiration card? THIS!

How perfect is that?! After stamping the jar, stem, and ladybugs (plus an extra to fussy cut), I colored them, then added a die cut window sheet "jar" to make it look like glass. There are hidden glue dots under the lid and greeting banner holding it in place.

The lid was stamped on a scrap of Gold Foil Sheet and allowed to dry completely before die cutting it. I'm glad I only had to fussy cut ONE ladybug.....those six legs and two antennae were a pain in the you-know-what! But I just had to have one popped up, making a break for it!

I've been enjoying Mom's visit, but it's very apparent she's getting more frail, which makes my heart heavy. She will be 82 next month, so I guess it's to be expected, just that I don't want to accept it. *Sigh*

Another thing I don't want to accept is our wonderful neighbor, who was the first person to come and introduce himself when we moved here, is home from the hospital and under hospice care. I know what that means, and that makes my heart heavy, too. I'm sending this card to his wife.

Sorry I'm such a Debbie Downer today. I try to avoid unpleasant things, but sometimes they can't be avoided. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! The remains of tropical storm Cindy (heh-heh) have blown through and given us much-appreciated rain with no wind damage. Now the sun is out and the garden is happy. Yippee!

 Image: 2-1/4" x 3-1/2"
 Mat: 2-3/8" x 3-5/8"
 DSP: 3-3/4" x 5"
 Mat: 3-7/8"x 5-1/8"
 Card base: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"

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