Monday, July 23, 2012

Keeping you in stitches...

Tuesday's tutorial over at S&S is about Sandy's cute beach house card and a question about stitching on cards. I can't wait to read through the comments. Maybe there will be a few product reviews on those small stitching machines that people have been using on their cards. At any rate, I've put up a few pointers on card stitching for people to enjoy. I hope they come in handy. I haven't had time to make any new cards with all of the camping and riding and things going on here. :) I've got a big ETM crop and a huge card making party coming up next week too! Can't wait... So here from the archives, are a few of my favorite past, hand stitched cards. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Happy weekend!

Have you had a good one? It's been hot here... I didn't get nearly as many things done as I wanted to. But yesterday's nap was delicious and the pulled pork for dinner tonight was divine!

Have you been watching Sandy's tutorial series on how to color the little Hero Arts houses? Give them a shot, they are so fun!

Watch them here!

Thank you all for joining me for the OWH/OSH blog hop last week. I had so much fun and discovered so many new blog friends. I haven't finished up my sketches yet but hope to get those done soon. I spent the rest of today working on this weeks' Tuesday tutorial. I think that you guys are going to love it!

Congrats to Mz. Ruby who is the big blog candy winner. I had fun making her little package of goodies, so I think I will be doing that again soon too! :)

Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Blog hop cards...

Are you hopping along and collecting all the sketches for the blog hop?

Be sure to start here, for Sandy's sketch and a list of the sites....

Next is a card sketch made by Vikki's card. Found here.

Next I used the sketch from Samantha.

And a sketch after Sandy's other card.

One from Charlie's post...

And one from Jan.

As you can see I am still playing with my new fishy-paper stash a lot today... because I just love it. Do you ever have a favorite stack or line that you just can't put down? I guess it's like being caught up in a good book. You just can't stop. I love the sea turtle. :) thanks for looking... I will be putting up more throughout the week!

My Country Bloghop!

Hello, and welcome! Hej, og velkommen!
This week I am so excited to be part of the OWH/OSH bloghop. We are joining forces with our sister card making organization in Denmark to bring you all some really fun and inspirational patriotic cards! If you are just joining me, please stop by Stars & Stamps to begin at the start of the hop. If you have come here from Forsiden you are in the right place. Cecilie is my hop neighbor... I just love her work and the photos of her home. Makes me want to visit Denmark for a card making day. :) Now wouldn't that be fun?

Here is my red white and blue hop card and a sketch if you are playing along this week. You will find a whole ton of new, bonus sketches along the hop.

I used my Cricut (Art Philosophy - CTMH) to make the jagged circles and the firecracker. (Stand & Salute). Here is a tiny tutorial on that firecracker fuse.

I used gold embossing powder on a stamp from the American Celebration stamp set and heated it. I pierced a little hole in the top of the firecracker and threaded some baker's twine through the hole. I frayed the end of the twine a little and colored it with a black marker to make it look burned. I taped the twine to the back of the firecracker before adding the firecracker to the card with some foam squares... doesn't it look like you had better stand back? :)

I hope you are enjoying the blog hop! Don't forget to leave me a comment... one random winner will be chosen from each blog on the hop to receive a fun military themed stamp set from My Favorite Things.

In addition to this fantastic prize, I will also be giving away a little blog candy to one random commenter... a smattering of some card making supplies by Close To My Heart... I've been playing with a line of their supplies with these adorable seaside patterns and stamps. The colors are really fun and I have lots of goodies to share. I'll throw in some twine and some paper and baubles and all kinds of fun things.

Now then, run along to Min Scrapside - home of my new friend Annette. Her cards have such beautiful detail! I have really enjoyed also looking at her cards and trying to decide what the sentiments translate to. I've decided that it doesn't matter - beautiful hand made cards give you warm fuzzies no matter what language they are in! I can't read the words, but the love shines through. How much fun is that?
Thank you for stopping by!
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