Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Christmas Cards for Seniors

I'm alive!  There's a group that I'm part of that sends cards to seniors.  I made several of these to send to them and, as luck would have it, they fit in with the challenge theme at the Lawnfawnatics blog.  Woo hoo!

I love this little germ-free bear.  So cute!

Friday, August 6, 2021

You're Awesome Card - Delightful Diecuts - Camp Create Day 5

 I decided to go for a fall theme for today's Delightful DieCuts challenge.

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Make A Wish Birthday Card - Background Bonanza - Camp Create, Day 4

 It seems like you can never have too many birthday cards in the stash.  I love that I can just reach for one in a pinch.  The white on white of the background candles was a new technique for me.  (Kind of hard to see in the pic - try squinting!  😃)

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Prickly Hello Card - Emboss Resist - Camp Create, Day 3

 Sometimes I forget about my embossing powders for a while.  Today's challenge at Camp Create uses the emboss resist technique.  Love it!

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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Just BEEcause Card - Camp Create Day 2

 When my mom was alive I would send her the Sunday crossword puzzle from the newspaper every week.  Not wanting to just send the puzzle, I would always include a handmade card as well.  My mom has been gone for almost six years now and my card-making has essentially come to a standstill.  I love challenges like Camp Create to get the creative juices flowing again.

Today we're creating cards with a watercolor effect.  I don't have a big stash of watercolors so I used Distress Inks to paint on the beehive.

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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Making Cards Again...

 I don't remember the last time I made a greeting card.  I discovered that MFT Stamps is having a Camp Create event again this summer so it seemed like a good time to dust off those supplies and get to work.

Today's project is 'Spectacular Shakers'.  I think shaker cards are really fun but too much work.  The card I made today though wasn't much work at all.  I think it will make my MIL grin when she gets it too.

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Until next time...

Friday, March 26, 2021

Top 10 ATCs

 It's interesting to me that some of my favorite ATCs have not been the most popular.  Of course everyone has their own taste and that's a beautiful thing.  Someone recently asked me to make an ATC similar to one I created a long time ago.  When I pulled up the photo I remembered it...it is one of my all-time favorites.  Then I thought to myself, "Hmmm...how many other ATCs that I've done have I kind of forgotten about?  If I had to choose my Top 10..." 

Just for fun I've decided to dig back into the archives, or somtimes not so far back, to see which ones really jump out at me.  The sad thing is that I know that there are quite a few that I never got around to photographing before I popped them in the mail.  Damn.

Okay, here goes...in no particular order just a general Top 10.  

This started out as a baby wipe that I had used to wipe up paint.

Makes me laugh...the Queen zip-lining...love that!

What is it about house-shaped ATCs?  I have quite a collection of them - love them.

Definitely an all-time favorite...I don't know why...the simplicity of black & white?

Interactive...love that and the dimension.

I remember not really wanting to trade this one.

Another Top 5-er.

Makes me grin.

Another one that's good for a chuckle.

So much yummy texture and layers...

Christmas humor - love that!

This one is a little haunting, but I love it.

Hooray for interactive cards!

A recent one that I really forced myself to send off in the mail.  So pleased with how this turned out.

Another Top 5-er!  I love how she's colored.  Wish I remembered how I did that!

Ha ha!  Gotta love a cranky old broad.

Colors, texture, folded bits...yes.

I've done quite a few Washington state, PNW ones, but this one is my fave.

Creepy and wonderful

More creepy and wonderful.

This guy cracks me up.  This one won a contest.

I don't know what it is...the colors?

This was one of my very first ATCs.  I love all the little bits and baubles on this.  Topo 5-er.

Ha ha!   A newer one that was a little sad to part with.  Love some snark!

Okay...I lied.  It is Top 20, but sometimes you've just got to go with it. 

What do you think?  Do any of these really speak to you?  Are you scratching your head thinking, "Well, yeah.  It's okay-y-y-y...".  It's all good.