Cards, Cards for the Troops, Classes, Sweet n' Sassy Stamps

Star Shine

Hi Angels!

We had a great class today & even got a couple hundred more troop cards processed!

I had fun designing this astronaut card from Sweet n’ Sassy Stamps Over the Moon set. The planets & stars made a great background on a Distress spray panel. The sentiment is from an old FSJ set.

After checking out a new show with hubby after dinner, I cleaned up the studio & organized the troop cards into their categories. Going to be spending a good part of this week figuring out what I am taking on retreat next week. I always pack too much but at least we have a kitchen sink at the retreat house so that can stay home.

One more card to share from this fun class. Stay tuned.

Night!

Cards, Classes, My Favorite Things, Simon Says Stamp, Sweet n' Sassy Stamps

Happy Trails

Hi Angels!

Everyone is going to have fun creating in tomorrow’s Young at Heart class because I had so much fun designing for it. I just picked out a handful of stamps & started playing with no real plan in mind.

Tonight’s card did take a bit of work with die cutting but it came out so cute. It features the new My Favorite Things Car Pool & On The Road Die-namics & Better Together Stamp set.

The card kit comes with an idea sheet & I really like the polka dot car so I picked out a couple of happy colors & started designing. It looked a bit blah against a plain cardstock background so I pulled out Sweet n’ Sassy Texture Tiles 5 set as it had the perfect size polka dots for the background to tie it all together. The word “trails” came from CZ Design Happy Days from Simon Says Stamp.

The really fun thing about the Better Together stamp set is there are so many cute critters to choose from to drive the car.

I hope you are enjoying a great holiday weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cards, Classes, My Favorite Things

Dream Magic

Hi Angels!

I am having a great time designing for Monday’s class Young at Heart. Well, except for the crazy wasp that got into the studio today. He was doing that fall drunken bee thing, ugh!

Today’s card features some monochromatic fun. I used My Favorite Things Magical Friends to create this card and a wood sentiment stamp by Great Impressions.

I raided my background stash for this marbled background. Since I rarely make one background, I have enough to share for class. A little accent stamping with a touch of colored pencil & a Gelly Roll Stardust Clear pen makes an easy card.

Stay tuned for more Young at Heart fun.

Brutus Monroe, Classes

Stencil Watercolor

Hi Angels!

Are you ready for a crafty weekend? I think I got off to a great start when I took the watercolor stencil class from MansiMakes today. I stumbled across the class when it showed up in the friends who responded to events on Facebook notifications. The title caught my eye & I said “why not?” and it was lots of fun.

What do you think? I think for a first try they came out pretty good. I may go back in and detail out the butterflies a bit more but for now I’m content with where they’re at and can turn them into cards if I want. I used Brutus Monroe Flower Burst & Simple Stories Simple Vintage Garden District Beautiful Butterflies stencils. I think Simple Stories needs to shorten the name a bit, that’s a mouth full. 😊

I have more creating in store for the weekend as I am having a class on Monday afternoon. It fit well into everyone’s schedule.

Have a Fabulous Weekend & find some time to be crafty.

Cards, Cards for the Troops, Kindness matters, My Favorite Things

Troop Work & Hugs

Hi Angels!

It has been a very long day. The Angels & I worked many hours processing almost 1150 troop cards. I put in 9.5 hours myself. Whew!

Here is a look at both sides of the table after all our hard work. This is only part of what we got done. I got this packed into boxes ready for the holiday shipment coming up.

Despite the many hours of work, I decided to create a quick 10 minute card. I pulled a couple of die cuts off my work top. The “Hugs” is from My Favorite Things and the flower from happy mail. I picked out a background I had embossed awhile ago, added a card base & fast card.

All the Angels deserve a huge hug for all their help today! Many thanks! This is our favorite kindness project, providing cards for the troops to send home.

Time for some sleep.

Classes, home & holiday projects, Kindness matters, Unity Stamp Co

September Calendar Page

Hi Angels!

Can you believe it’s September already? I’m not ready for fall & usually in Oklahoma it won’t start to show up for about another month. However given as strange a year as it’s been well……

I got my September calendar page colored & displayed. I used Unity Stamp Company’s Go Get It Girl set for this month. As a redhead in long sleeves she looks like she’s ready for fall.

Speaking of calendars, I’d better get prepped to design the 2021 calendar class. The Angels have been making them for I think 6 years now.

Looking forward to a little fun this month. Our spring retreat got cancelled so we are set for our fall retreat in just 2 weeks and will be gone for about 6 days. Yay! But first some troop card processing tomorrow & a class I’d better get designed for next Monday.

Thanks for popping by!

Bible Journaling, Kindness matters, Sweet n' Sassy Stamps

Praise the Lord

Hi Angels!

I hope your Monday has been a great start to the week.

We were busy with car repairs. Apparently it wasn’t just my battery, it was the starter too. Then hubby went out to go to work & his battery was dead. So he took the day off to repair both cars.

I finished up my Bible Journaling page that I started a week ago. I remembered to do a before shot right after I stamped the first flower here.

The coloring on this page is the bleed through of the distress inks I used on the other side & it is so pretty. It features Psalm 135 which has a lot of wonderful praise verses about God’s greatness and the many things He had done for Israel & for us.

The watercolor effect called for some flowers so I just played with several different sets from Sweet n’ Sassy Stamps. I used Marker Alpha, Whimsy Bouquet, Fall in Love with Jesus, Happy Day, The Lord’s Battle, Words of Life: Actions, Amazing Grace and Consider the Wildflowers. Sometimes you just need to play & have fun. Is it a perfect page, nope but it is a heartfelt page.

Mondays are my heavy home cleaning day but I did manage to pop out the door quick enough to tell one of my package delivery people “thank-you” before they made it back to their truck. I imagine a lot don’t receive many thanks during the day. It’s just a small kindness & I hope it made the drivers day.

Have a Fabulous Week!

Brutus Monroe, Cards, Kindness matters, My Favorite Things, Simon Says Stamp, Slimline Cards

Look for the Miracles Slimline

Hi Angels!

I hope you had a wonderful Saturday.

We had a fairly quiet but warm day here.

Tonight’s card uses the negative print of last night’s Brutus Monroe Victorian Swirl stencil. If I think I have enough ink on a stencil after coloring through it, I will often spritz it with water & try to take a negative print with the color on the stencil. I have found it’s actually quite effective if I spritz the paper with water first & then only lightly mist the stencil before trying to take an impression.

This gave such a beautiful soft watercolor look to the print that I knew I just had to create something. I’ve been wanting to play with silhouette images so I pulled out My Favorite Things Flower Silhouettes and opted to do them in the card base color. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Look for the Miracles set. The butterfly is one of my oldest stamps when All Night Media used to make them on foam blocks.

Kindness today came when our oldest son & his wife came to assist us when our van wouldn’t start. Seems like it was just a bit of corrosion on the battery & the cable was a bit loose. The battery tested great for a charge thankfully.

Have a blessed Sunday!

Brutus Monroe, Cards, Catherine Pooler Designs, Pink & Main, Slimline Cards

Hello Beautiful Slimline

Hi Angels!

It has been a busy week as I had some errands to run & was prepping the Cards for the Troops shipment. You can see the details of the shipment on my Facebook page.

After 2 days of dealing with migraines & still taking care of things, I finally made it out to the studio for a few minutes to create. I just love how this card came out.

Isn’t it just gorgeous! I used the new Brutus Monroe Slimline Stencil Victorian Swirl with Catherine Pooler inks. Then I used the new Pink & Main slimline die sets Stitched (layers of stitched rectangles), Beautiful & Sympathy. Another great set of dies that coordinate together.

The Troop cards are always a kindness project plus I gave some encouragement this week too. Sometimes it’s the little bits of kindness that can mean the most.

I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cards, Catherine Pooler Designs, Kindness matters

Hey Pumpkin

Hi Angels!

Personally it’s a little early for fall for me, however, I kept seeing such cute designs with Catherine Pooler Designs Hey Pumpkin stamp set that I ordered one & it arrived today.

After a long day of errands, chores, teaching & troop work, I decided to pop back into the studio this evening & create a card inspired by one of the brand ambassadors designs.

These pumpkins just make me smile in their variety of color. I used the new CP Mini Inks from the Spa Collection Paradise Found. I had decided that I didn’t want another full size set of ink pads so opted for the CP Mini’s & I love them. They are really a nice size for a variety of projects. Easy to use & handle.

I have been working on a couple of the behind the scenes kindness projects that will remain behind the scenes. I have a lot of fun planning surprises & things that are meant to bring joy in a quieter way. No matter how you share kindness, keep sharing it, we need a whole lot of it flooding the world right now.

Thanks for popping in!