Sunday, November 26, 2017

Little Bee Wings Cards

A friend of mine owns a retail store called Hunni Co. in downtown Edmonds where she sells all things bee and honey.  (The main part of her business is selling Hunni Water.  It's delicious and great for you.  Look for it in your fave grocery store.)  She asked me last spring if I could make cards to sell in the store.  Of course, I can!  Here's the latest installment:

I couldn't decide if I liked them more with the sentiment or without so I made batches of each.

If you strain your eyeballs, you can see that I added a touch of glimmery shimmer to the little bees wings...

I posted HERE about some of the other cards I've taken to her shop.

If you happen to be hanging out around downtown Edmonds, check out Karin's store by the waterfront and take a peek at my cards while you're there.  :) 

Wishing you a happy day...cheers!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Holiday Cards 2017

I have still more holiday cards to share (it feels like I'm on a bit of a roll after a long hiatus).  Here we go...

I love the added snowflakes on the inside of the card (which you can only barely see).  This one can be found HERE in my Etsy shop.

Out come the toasty mugs again.  This time with a more Christmas-y flair - at least colorwise.  I've got these in the shop, too, right HERE.

 I'm having fun with these pop-up gift card holders this year.

One of my co-workers has a side job at a small cafe and she has graciously offered to peddle my wares at their holiday boutique in a couple of weeks.  (This nudged the elves to get busy for sure.)  If you live in the greater Seattle area and want to get some delicious grub and score some holiday goodies check out The Sydney Bakery Cafe & Wine Bar in Mukilteo.  The holiday boutique starts Dec. 9th.

While I was working on these today, I had the movie,White Christmas, playing on my laptop (thank you, Netflix).  I'm feeling festive.  How about you?

Friday, November 24, 2017

Greetings From Seattle Pop Up Card

Happy Day-After-Thanksgiving!  All of that feasting yesterday got my creative juices going.  I have another fun pop up card to share.

It seemed to me that the quote is perfect for a Seattle card.  :)  Love that this card fits in a standard A2 envelope too.

I hope you like my card.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Busy Little Elves...

This weekend the weather was yucky, my kiddos left to hit the slopes, and the hubs was at work.  All of these things merged delightfully to allow me some creative time in the zone.  And I DID have some fun!   Check these out.


I love how this turned out.  Card AND gift card holder all in one.  Fun.  It's HERE in my Etsy shop.

Here's another Hanukkah card I made for the shop:

I love the blues on this and the bits of sparkle.

And another card + gift card holder.  This one is more secular and can work for Christmas, Hanukkah, or just cuz.  I think I have a teal/aqua thing going on this year.  :) 

And, yep, you guessed it, ANOTHER card.  (This one isn't in the shop though.  The hubs fell in love and wants to send it to his mom.)  I was so pleased with the way this ended up.  I'll need to make some more.

I'm such a sucker for fun, interactive cards.  This scene kind of pops up at you when it's opened.  Love!

I'm so glad The Muse visited this weekend.  I hope she hangs out with me for a while.

Wishing you a wonderful Turkey Day with your family and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Not My Circus!

Rubber Dance Art Stamps has a great, autumnal color challenge going on right now.  I had to reach for their Sarcastic Superhero stamp set (which I bought because of the quote below).  I can't even say how many times I've muttered this to myself - especially in the last year.  (That's as political as I'll get here {grin}.)

If you'd like to join their challenge click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

One Dark & Stormy Night...

I had a little fun yesterday in the studio.  The Muse has been sidelined unfortunately; this whole working full-time thing has really put a damper on my arting time.  Yesterday I sat down to make some ATCs and the ol' mind was blank.  I started rifling through a technique book and found a section about using paper towels.  "Okay then!  Let's get busy,", I said to myself.  Lo, and behold some ATCs emerged from the rubble.  VLVS has a truly October-appropriate challenge going right now and I'm entering this in it.  The wide-eyed, terrified dude is one of their stamps as is the sentiment.  :)  Love these and I think this is the first time I've used the terrified guy.  Swoon...

To create the background, I simply sprayed several colors (Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin, Hickory Smoke, Ground Espresso) of Distress Stain on a slightly dampened paper towel.  Once it dried I cut ATC-sized pieces and sewed them onto cardstock for stability.  I wasn't sure how the image was going to work being stamped on an absorbent surface, but Archival Ink was great.  I added a little white to the eyes with a gel pen.  The creepy monster was created by sponging Distress Ink through an improvised monster stencil created with a die.

Happy Halloween and remember...if you hear something outside on a dark and stormy night, it may be best to just hunker down under the covers until morning...

Sunday, October 8, 2017

World Card-Making Day with MFT: By The Numbers

Alrighty then.  This challenge from MFT requires that numbers be used somewhere on the card.  My first two cards were birthday cards and I just couldn't bring myself to do that again.  Halloween is just around the corner so I decided to go for a little something that's not too spooky.

I recently acquired some Wink of Stella pens and broke them out for their maiden voyage on this card.  It's difficult to see in the pic, but the large star is outlined in gold and '31' is on top of a star that I covered with the gold wink of stella pen.  Really pretty live and in person.  :)

Happy Halloween month!