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Monday, June 13, 2022

Somethin' Is Fishy

 This Unity Stamp Co. stamp called Somethin' is Fishy is one of my go-to Father's Day stamps!  It's also great for masculine cards in general!


I stamped the stamp on regular cardstock with Distress Ink in Black soot.  Embossed with clear embossing powder then ink blended over the entire panel with Distress Oxide in Vintage Photo.  The background is a piece of kraft (also from Unity) that was run through the Big Kick with a wood grain embossing folder.  I then ink blended over the raised pattern with more Vintage Photo.  I typed and printed the sentiment from my computer.  Twine and some foam tape to put it all together!

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Happy Father's Day!

 Father's Day is next Sunday, so I'm working on some cards!  Tawny Owl Paperie has shared it's first sketch!  It was very easy to follow and worked perfectly for my image!


This image is a digital image from an unknown source!  I have so many older digital images that I don't know where they are from!  I love this one for the golf loving dads!
I printed it on watercolor paper and used Tombow Art Markers to color.  I then cut the image panel using my Unity Stamp Co. Rectangles and Scallops nesting die set.  Distressed the edges with Distress Oxide in Vintage Photo. The patterned paper is from multiple sources but were all scraps!  Printed the sentiment and added some white Nuvo Crystal Drops for accent.



Friday, April 29, 2022

2022 {BYSHC} Spring into Christmas Linky Party - Final day!

 I've been so busy with end of school year and my son's graduation stuff that I haven't had a chance to get crafty.  Well today is the day!  Not only is it the last day of the {BYSHC} 2022 Spring into Christmas Linky Party, but it's also a much needed break and de-stresser!


My card today features one of our fantastic sponsors.....Unity Stamp Co.  The background (Tin Tile Background), the gnome (Joy & Blessings) and the sentiment (Our Hearts to Yours KOM 9/15) are all from Unity....along with the scallops & rectangles die set

First I ink blended some speckled egg, peacock feathers and evergreen bough all over a kraft cardstock panel in a random fashion....just kind of blended all over.  Then I stamped the tin tile background stamp in versa fine clair in nocturne.  Die cut with largest scallop die and then ink blended some vintage photo around the edges.  Die cut the watercolor panel with the smallest rectangle die and stamped my cute little gnome-y also with the versa fine clair in nocturne.  Colored and blended with some Tombow Art Markers.  Glitter acrylic dots are als from Unity!  The sentiment was stamped with Versa Mark embossing ink on to a piece of black scrap paper.  I did first use my handmade embossing buddy!  Sprinkled with Gina K. Designs fine white embossing powder and melted away.  Added some twine from May Arts and viola!



2022 Spring Into Christmas {BYSHC} Linky Party - LAST DAY!!

 Here we are to the last day of the {BYSHC} 2022 Spring Into Christmas Linky Party!  Prizes to be won so get those cards posted!!!

Here is another that I've created using an old {BYSHC} Sketch...No. 10.

Papers and stamps are all from Unity Stamp Co....who happens to be a sponsor!


The paper is Snowy Winter Greetings, the lovely lady is from Pure and Simple and the sentiment is from Cheerful Prancing.  The artist for this lovely lady is also a sponsor, Angie Blom....her digital designs are gorgeous as well!





Don't forget to enter by Midnight!


Sunday, April 24, 2022

Spring into Christmas {BYSHC} 2022 Linky Party - Entry post!

 Nope you are not seeing double.....this is a second post for the {BYSHC} Spring into Christmas Linky Party!  I have another card that I created with the remnants of the re-cycled or upcycled card I used for the first post!

As I mentioned previously, I used the center of a Christmas card (sent to me by my dentist) and another sentiment that was attached to a card received from a friend.  But what was leftover was a super cute frame!  The image was stamped on a piece of watercolor paper and die cut with Unity Stamp Co. Scallops and Rectangles nesting dies.  The image is also from Unity and it's called Planner Gal: Get Your Jingle.  I colored her with similar colors to coordinate with the frame that I saved from the trash!  Punched some snowflakes and added some Pink Fresh Essentials Jewel Mix!  I also added some additional sparkle!



Our list of sponsors is here.....some amazing companies are donating prizes!

*Angie Blom Digital Designs
*Brutus Monroe
*Twiddler's Nook
*Gina K. Designs
*Not 2 Shabby
*Unity Stamp Co.
*Newton's Nook
*Fresh & Renewed with Teresa
*Taylored Expressions
*Colorado Craft Company
*Gina Marie Designs
*Tawny Owl Paperie

Be sure to have your entry linked to the {BYSHC} Blog to be entered to win a prize!  The Party runs from April 22 to April 29!  Good luck!!


Friday, April 22, 2022

Spring into Christmas 2022 {BYSHC} Linky Party

 Welcome to the Spring into Christmas 2022 {BYSHC} Linky Party!  Yes it's spring, but what a great time to build up a stash of Christmas cards and be entered to win some prizes from our AWESOME sponsors!

First let me share my card.....it was created using a previous month's BYSHC Sketch (Number 18) which is also pictured below.


The red background was cut using the Unity Stamp Co. Scallops and Rectangles nesting dies set.  The Penguin panel was cut from a recycled Christmas Card as well as the "Merry Christmas."  I also added some silver star confetti.  It doesn't have to be hard, just use your imagination and you would be surprised what you could come up with!  Stay tuned to see what I did with the rest of the Christmas card leftover after I removed the penguins! :)

Our list of sponsors is here.....some amazing companies are donating prizes!

*Angie Blom Digital Designs
*Brutus Monroe
*Twiddler's Nook
*Gina K. Designs
*Not 2 Shabby
*Unity Stamp Co.
*Newton's Nook
*Fresh & Renewed with Teresa
*Taylored Expressions
*Colorado Craft Company
*Gina Marie Designs
*Tawny Owl Paperie

Be sure to have your entry linked to the {BYSHC} Blog to be entered to win a prize!  The Party runs from April 22 to April 29!  Good luck!!

as promised here is the sketch!

Friday, April 1, 2022

Mad for Plaid!

 Happy April!  This year is flying by!!

My card today is simple but elegant at the same time!  Gold and glitter always make an elegant statement!  


Paper is old! I'm going through my stash and cutting up paper that I've had FOR-EVER!  This is from My Minds Eye called Cozy Christmas.  The date on this paper.......*GASP* is 2015. Why did I wait so long?!?

Image is from Polka Dot Orchard, called Happy Merry Christmas.  I followed a sketch from {BYSHC} Sketch #21.  I added some stickles to the snowflakes and colored in some of the letters.  Simple but elegant!




Sketch challenge is active through the end of the month!  Be sure to check it out and even join in!!  New sketch each month!

I'm also entering this lovely into the Jingle Belles challenge.  They are "Mad for Plaid!"  Also have a new prompt every couple weeks!  Get those Christmas cards made throughout the year and December will be a breeze!!