The last few weeks have been extremely stressful, hectic, and with pain from my migraines and fibromyalgia going off the charts at times. Most likely from the stress. I have also been very distracted and unable to concentrate a lot. Not sure if from the migraine pain or what. What I do know is I feel like I'm on one of those hamster wheels; trying my best to run and getting nowhere just to have the process start all over again. These little ones have also helped me keep my sanity, or what's left of it.
Thanks for listening. Sorry to ramble but I had to tell someone. :(
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Hello and welcome. This week, here in the United States, we're celebrating Thanksgiving. A time to be thankful for what God has given us. Today I'd like to share a card made for this week's Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge using the Thanksgiving Pilgrim digital image from A and M Memories.
Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Buttons, Bows, Brads
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1747 - Anything Goes
Since I had two extra pilgrim images already printed out, I went ahead and colored those using prismacolor, koh-i-noor and lyra pencils before adding each to a it's own card to mail out.
For the above card, after spritzing a bit of Stampin Up! old olive marker, I added brads, pop dots, ribbon and finally an olive leaf hat pin as embellishments.
For the final card, I added old olive brads, pumpkin prima roses, along with Stampin Up! olive felt flowers with ice stickle centers as embellishments.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day and a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.
Card 1 -
Stamps: A and M Memories Thanksgiving Pilgrim Digital Image
Card Stock: Stampin Up!, My Minds Eye All Spice Designer Paper
Ink: Stampin Up! Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Sponge, Martha Stewart Thanksgiving Dinner Border Punch, Buttons, Brads, Ivory Bow, Glue Dots, Pop Dots
Card 2 -
Stamps: A and M Memories Thanksgiving Pilgrim Digital Image; Stampin Up! Holidays and Wishes
Card Stock: Stampin Up! Chocolate Chip, Handsome Hunter, Basic Black; My Mind's Eye All Spice Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Color Spritzer Tool, SU Handsome Hunter Marker, Brads, Pop Dots, Leaf Hat Pin, SU Chocolate Ribbon
Stamps: A and M Memories Thanksgiving Pilgrim Digital Image; SU Holidays and Wishes
Ink: Black, Old Olive
Card Stock: Stampin Up!; Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard Designer Paper
Accessories: Koh-I-Noor and Lyra Pencils, Ranger Glossy Accents, Prima Roses, Pop Dots, Spellbinders Oval Dies, Big Shot, Ice Stickles, SU Old Olive Felt Fusion
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Hello and welcome. I'm sharing a card Halloween card I made today using Gangster Babe from A and M Memories. I really love this image because there's so many different ways to use her besides Halloween (Birthday, Just Because, See You Later, etc). I also discovered a new (to me) challenge blog called Pixie's Crafty Workshop that would require me to use some of the scrap designer paper, card stock, embellies or ribbon for my card.
After printing off my image and coloring with both prismacolor and copic markers, I stippled some Tim Holtz old paper, tea stain and weathered wood distress inks around the image to "age it" a bit before layering. Since I was making a Halloween card, I pulled out my Halloween designer paper scraps to see what I had. After choosing a large scrap for the card I bought at Target a few years back, I pulled out some Graphic 45 fall designer paper scraps to create a border. I then used a scrap of ribbon to make a bow for her hat adhering it using a micro glue dot. I then pulled out a (NBUS) never before used Souffle black glaze pen to highlight the buttons on her dress and shoes. Once all of that was done, I added some silver brads, along with a leftover Halloween charm from a few years back, before popping the image panel up over my "scrap border". The final touch was adding six paper flowers from my stash with leftover Stampendous bling stickers for the flower centers.
I am very pleased with how the card turned out. Even better was being able to use up some left over scraps.
Pixie's Snippets Playground - week 303 - 304
Pammies Inky Pinkies - 1743 Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a fantastic day!
Stamps: A and M Memories Gangster Babe Digi
Ink: Tim Holtz Old Paper, Tea Stain, Weathered Wood
Card Stock: Stampin Up!, Scrap Designer Paper (Graphic 45 & Target)
Accessories: Charm, Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Stipple Brushes, Brads, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Stampendous Bling Stickers, Paper Flowers, Ribbon Scrap
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Hello and welcome. Today I'm sharing a bookmark I made using Reading Glasses Bookworm from A and M Memories. Since I suffer from chronic migraines, I read books the "old fashioned way" instead of using an e-reader.
After printing out the image and colored using prismacolor and copic markers, I lightly stippled Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink around the edges before layering. Once my book mark was layered, I placed it inside a plastic bookmark protector from my stash then added the ribbon.
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1742 - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day.
Stamps: A&M Memories Reading Glasses Bookworm
Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Card Stock: Stampin Up!
Accessories: Printer, Computer, Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Stipple Brush, Plastic Bookmark Protector
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Today I'd like to share a card I made using Snow Girl Sandra for the October release over at A and M Memories and for a couple of challenges this week.
After printing off the image onto white card stock, I then colored her using both prismacolor and copic markers before stippling some Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink around the edges then layering. Once the layering was finished, I added some silver brads and a snowflake charm. I then adhered some Basic Grey Figgy designer paper to add to my card before adding the image panel using pop dots for added dimension. The finishing touch was a small red bow.
Outlawz Festive Friday 100617 - Christmas
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1741 - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day!
Stamps: A&M Memories Snow Girl Sandra
Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Card Stock: Stampin Up!, Basic Grey Figgy Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Computer, Printer, Stipple Brush, Pop Dots, Brads, Charm, Bow, Glue Dots
Monday, October 9, 2017
Ho Ho Ho and welcome!!!! It's release day at A and M Memories and we are sharing our Christmas card inspirations with you. In some parts of the country it's already beginning to look like Christmas snow-wise. Here, in my "neck" of the country, we're still dealing with fire season. While I'm praying for the safety of everyone (including firefighters and animals) in the fires path, I would really love to see some rain or snow, just to help the firefighting efforts and California's drought issues.
Mrs Claus from A and M Memories. After printing my image out and coloring using both prismacolor and copic markers, I sponged some Stampin Up! burgundy ink around the edges then layered. Since I wanted to keep the focus of the card on the image panel, I used only brads and a small red bow for embellishments and placed the layered image at an angle. As an afterthought, I spritzed some glorious green marker over the colored image and used a silver glaze pen to highlight the belt buckle.
Now head on over to A and M Memories to snatch her up and all of the other fabulous printables in the shop. Use the code BONNIER15 (it is case sensitive) to receive a 15% discount on your entire purchase. Also come join us in the A and M Memories Facebook group for more inspiration and fun.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day!!
Stamps: A and M Memories Mrs Claus
Ink: Stampin Up! Baroque Burgundy
Card Stock: Stampin Up!, K&Company Christmas Cheer Designer Paper
Accessories: Computer, Printer, Mini Bow, Glue Dots, Sponge, Prismacolor Markers, Copic Markers, Color Spritzer Tool, White Gel Pen, Stampin Up! Glorious Green Marker