I'm sure you've heard the sad news? My heart is aching. But as we near the close of CAS[e] this Sketch, I decided I could really stretch the boundaries a bit ... like I didn't always?? LOL Here is 'Two Ls' wonderful Sketch:
Thursday, January 14, 2021
A-bouquet ... get it? in place of A-Okay? is this thing on???
OH did I need a little positive thinking this week! Something wonderful to celebrate: we have TWO new members of our IB Team to introduce so be sure to read all about that on our IB blog. Welcome to you Cindy, and Silke - so happy to have you join us, and can't wait to get to know you better!
Our photo inspiration was the perfect excuse to do some mindless/mindful die cutting with a few colored card stocks in my stash. Altenew Wildflower Garden to the rescue! I was inspired by the darling flowers, colors, and even my sentiment... everyone needs to hear these words on occasion...
Monday, January 11, 2021
Welcome to the January 2021 edition of Playing Cards with Friends! I'm delighted to have one of the sweetest gals in blogland join me today - Coni Longley of Which Craft!
Coni has a wicked fun sense of humor - my kind of gal! We have such awesome phone-chats, when we talk about anything, and everything - including cards on occasion! Her birthday is this month, too - so here are the parameters I put in place for our card-playing session:
· cut from paper that has been smooshed with any colors of Distress Oxide inks
· Birthday card – in honor of your special day!
My card started with these Distress Oxides:
Thanks so very much for Playing Cards with me, Coni!! Love, and hugs!
Thursday, January 7, 2021
I'm ready for the first CASE this Sketch of 2021 - how about you??
The stripes from Donna's Sketch were made by cutting my finished panel, and embossing the smallest two with a Stampin' Up subtle texture embossing folder. Here's a little closer look...
- I was inspired to use my favorite SugarPea's Hey Honey Bear
- used my Arteza markers to add that fun fur
- stamped colored and die cut just the perfect hat from Wplus9 ...
- I've also given him a striped sweater by extending the lines of the stamp
- then used the die to 'lift' his head for dimension
- Last buy not least, I added lots of snow, and splatters, too!
Friday, December 18, 2020
Yes, I have been posting more than usual. I'm on a mission, determined to have 365 cards to donate next Christmas! So Christmas will continue for a bit, and then I'll leave you in peace for the Holidays!
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Oh what fun... Chrissy, you've done it again!
Now, let me ask you this... do you see washi tape? patterned paper? fun stenciling? Well I have the answer - you can use whatever your little hearts desire! We're gonna love it!
Me? I have had a wonderful stamp set [a gift from a very generous friend] just itching to be inked up ... so guess what I did? Grabbed a few seasonally compatible inks:
So. By now you've had some time to think it over... which will you choose from the endless possibilities of Chrissy's Sketch #402? Hey! Let's go see where the Sketch took Chrissy!
But before you go... may I say that this sentiment is from me, to all of you! Merry Christmas, my dear friends! CTS will be taking a break until after the New Year on January 7th... so happy New Year, too! Be happy, be healthy, be blessed...