Monday, January 21, 2019

Winter Aurora...

A thank-you card for a sweet lady, Jeri who generously donated cards to me for a card drive that I'm doing.  I'm collecting cards of all types to donate (locally) to places like the VA, Mobile Meals, and various long term care medicare facilities.  If you would like to donate cards, please contact me.  Thank you so much for your donation Jeri, I appreciate it so very much!!!
I tried the watercolor technique again, this time a little different then my first go at it last week.  I used water color paper, sponged Bermuda Bay and Lucky Limeade then spritzed the paper with water.  I used a tissue to dab up the extra water.  I sprayed Silver Glimmer Mist on it next followed by another spritz of water and dab of the tissue.  After it dried I stamped SU Pocket Silhouettes on it.  White, Berbuda Bay and Black cardstock.

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Thank you for your firiendship...

Every January my Coach hosts a Holiday/Kick Off the Year Party for our team.  It's always a great time with all our teammates, their families, and it's a wonderful way to start the new training season.  Every year Coach Robin hand makes each of us a gift.  This year she made all of us a beautiful bracelet with an inspirational quote on it.  Here's the card I made her for hosting the party and for the wonderful gift...

I started out stamping SU Lovely as a Tree in Old Olive, then using Spellbinders to cut it out and pop dots to mount it.  White and Black cardstock, SU Because I Care set for the sentiment and Denami Design Ribbon.

The bracelet my Coach made for me.  I just love it!

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful rest of your weekend.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

You're One in a Minion...

Happy Birthday Coach Robin!!!  Thank you for a fabulous training year full of wonderful memories!!!  I've had such a great time this past year being your assistant and doing your social media!  Hope you have an amazing day!

I made this for my Coach, she loves Minions (her kids training team is called the Purple Minions).  It took me for ever to find some type of card to go off of that I liked for a minion.  I came across a Minion template from Jennifer Ingle in the Papercraft & Scrapbooking magazine that I downloaded.  It was a full size minion card which I didn't want.  I wanted to be able to put the minion on the card so I shrunk it to my liking and painstakingly fussy cut all the bits and pieces.  This was probably the one card that has taken me the longest to make.  Anyhow, I used Black, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, and Pacific Point Cards stock and inks (around the edges).  Pop dots to give dimension the to goggle.

Me and Coach Robin camping before a bike and swim clinic the next day.

My first event being the team sherpa.

Coach Robin taught me how to swim this last year!
We went to see Michael Jackson One- Cirque du Soleil while in Vegas for a Tri.

 Coach Robin cheering for me at El Tour de Tucson.
Coach Robin, what an amazing opportunity you have given me, thank -you!!!

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Tres Amigos...

I had to buy this stamp set when I saw it, it reminds me of my mother in law.  Her birthday is also today!  Happy Birthday Carol...I hope you have a fabulous day!!!  She loves plants, succulents, flowers...she has an amazing green thumb!  

I stamped my images from My Favorite Things Sweet Succulents in Memento on Neenah, coloring with Copics.  I was smart and purchased the Sweet Succulents Die-Namics so I wouldn't have to fussy cut any images out.  I used foam dots on the pots to give them some dimension.  Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, and White cardstock.  SU Square Punch, Rhinestones and sentiment from the Sweet Succulents stamp set.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Happy Birthday Pockets!  I made this card for my sweet friend and teammate Holly who earned the name "Pockets" at my first out of town team event as their Sherpa.  Holly, you definitely keep the team laughing.  I hope you have an amazing day!

I knew I wanted to use The Greeting Farm Beanie Anya because it reminds me of Holly.  My base is Eggplant Envy.  I participated in the CAS515 challenge, to use a stencil in your card or stencil and sentiment. I just got the MFT Star Grid Stencil earlier this week and wanted to give it a try.  It was my first time using stencils and also doing the watercolor technique.  I sprayed water color paper with water, put my stencil on top, then used SU Ink refills mixed with water to brush over the stencil.  For my image I used Neenah, Memento ink, and Copics, fussy cut the image out, then popped her up on foam dots.  Ribbon is from Denami Design  (the best ribbon ever!).  The sentiment is from the $1 bin at Michael's.
 My first out of town team trip as their Sherpa to Boulder City.  5 women, 5 bikes, and all our cycling gear in one elevator!

Holly, Coach Robin, Andrea, Me, Jen.

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Saturday, December 29, 2018

For the Birthday Girl...

Happy Birthday Terri!!!  I made this for my sweet friend Terri.  Her birthday is today!  I hope you have a fabulous day my friend!
I used the current SCS Color Challenge CC719 for my color combination.  And the current SCS Sketch Challenge SC729 for my layout.  Neenah for my base layer, My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary and Dilly Dally patterned paper and Basic Gray card stock.  MFT PI Birthday Girl stamped in Memento ink and fussy cut.  I used Smooch Pearlized top coat on the balloon then Diamond Glaze on top of that to add dimension.  SU Baker's Twine for the balloon string.  I layered Spellbinders to make the gray frame them trimmed the edges down.  MFT PI My Balloon for the sentiment.  Pink Sorbet Baker's Twine from The Twinery.  

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!

Friday, December 28, 2018

Peace at Christmastime...

With all my cycling training I didn't have the time to make a lot of Christmas cards like I usually do.  I made about a dozen of these.  I saw this card on Pinterest and had to CASE it.
I used Gina K Designs Pure Luxury 120 lb pure white card stock for my base and also for a second layer.  MFT High-Rise Alphabet Lowercase Die-Namics in Cherry Cobbler.  I stamped the tree from SU Patterned Pines twice, fussy cut it out, layered it together and mounted it on pop up squares for more depth.  Then topped the tree with a start gemstone.  I used SU Four the Holidays sentiment with a marker so I could just use the "on earth" part.

Thank you for taking a peek at my blog, have a lovely day!