Friday, February 8, 2019

Sliding Message Cards+Video+Kitty in a Sugar Bowl Printable



Blue bunnies, a cutie pie bear and a purr-fect valentine kitty - who could ask for more?  Well, how about sliding message cards?

So much fun...and cuteness...and a video...and a valentine printable.  Yay!



The cutie pie bear is a die from Sizzix - part of the Animal Portraits set.  It's not linked below, because I couldn't find it for sale anywhere.  In fact, I got mine off of ebay.

"I love you once, I love you twice, cause..."




"Loving you is super nice!"  

Such a sweet sentiment and I love how it could be revealed with the the sliding message design.



I had so much fun coloring these bunnies blue!  How to color the bunnies is a little bonus in the video.  



Sliding message cards are pretty easy to make and I have lots of tips to make them even easier.  Be sure to check out the video:





This sweet kitty is ready for you to download if you need a last minute valentine.  I turned it into a card for my grandma to give to Louisa and also as a tag for a valentine treat bag.



Download Kitten in a Sugar Bowl HERE.

Glad you stopped by!  



Friday, February 1, 2019

Fun Gatefold Frame Card + Video + Vintage Printable


Roar!  Louisa still likes to roar (you might remember this valentine card) and loves to play with grandma's Louisa's old steiff lion.  When I saw this lion stamp, I thought "that is one cool lion."  


It popped up in my amazon suggestions and, of course, I had to have it.  



Since he is one cool dude, I decided he needed a cool card of some kind.  So...here we have a gatefold card with a frame.  I've got a video below on how to make this card.



Well...a cool lion also deserves some cool coloring, right?  I added a pink into the mix and that worked for me!



I adore this sweet valentine girl with her kitty and puppy!  Made a quick card with one of my favorite dies.  If you would like to create a little something with her, she's ready to download below.

I have a new light and new camcorder.  The quality is better on my video.  Still learning how to use it all!  Here's the video on making the gatefold with a frame card:






Download Valentine Girl with Kitty and Puppy HERE.


So glad you stopped by today!  Hope you make a fun gatefold frame card soon...




Saturday, January 19, 2019

Vertical Divide Valentine Backgrounds + Video


More Valentine cards!  I'm calling the backgrounds on these Vertical Divide.  Meaning that two (or more) vertical sections of the background are completely different.  Fun and easy background ideas for any cards, not just Valentines.  I've got a video below.



Sugar Bowl Girl is adorable, isn't she?  Her background is about two-thirds plaid and one-third hearts.  I love this plaid stencil - I've found myself using it a lot!

Sugar Bowl Girl is all cleaned up and ready for you to download below.




Cute, cute little bears!  Seriously.  (You can see the video on how to make envelopes like the one above HERE.)  This one is a vertical divide because all the action is on the left and the right side is bare.  (I should have put bear there for a pun!)


The little bears were so much fun to color!  


This card almost didn't make the cut as a Vertical Divide.  When I first started it, the card size was wider and looked more like the right side was blank.  So I'm kind of fudging on this one.  We'll just say that the right fourth of the card is blank!


This is my first foray into Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens.  I need to practice and experiment, but it was fun to try out something new (to me).  

I found it completely necessary to make color swatches of all the pens.  Once you add water, they look totally different.  You can see the color charts I made in the video.

Here's the video:








Download Sugar Bowl Girl HERE.

As I say in the video, there are at least a million and one ways to create a vertical divide background for cards.  Thank you for letting me share my three cards with you!

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Special Delivery Valentine Treat



I've started my Valentine projects and had so much fun with this one!  Love those cute critters and the adorable delivery truck.


Here's a look at the top and back.  


Brushed on some tumbled glass to make the stripe around the delivery truck.


Just some simple copic coloring on the page huggers.


Packed with kisses!


Louisa stayed with us almost two weeks from a little before Christmas to New Year's Day.  We had so much fun!  Here she is making her Yeti cards.  First time using glitter!  Messy, but lots of fun.


This is one of her cards.  The little yeti with the present is on the inside.  Aren't the yetis cute?


I made Louisa this yeti and put it with a collection of books featuring yetis for one of her presents.


After all the hard work, oh I mean, glittering, we had to have a snack.  This is Louisa's first time to have hot chocolate.  She kept saying "MMMM".  Oh, my gosh - she's the funnest, sweetest thing ever!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Visions of Sugarplums by commenting or posting a project to the challenges.  The two challenges winners, randomly selected by InLinkz,  were Gail S and FitKitty, who both won $20 to Simon Says Stamp.

Thank you for indulging an indulgent grandma...

Hope you had a wonderful holiday and here's wishing you a Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

No-Line Watercolor Gingerbread Card



I made this card for my grandmother to give to her great-great granddaughter, Louisa.  She turned 94 this December!  


Cute, sweet and adorable for the cute, sweet and adorable Louisa.  (I know, I know but...Grandma, remember!) 


So fun to watercolor.  And it still makes me smile.

It's almost Christmas - it sneaks up on me every year.  I knows it's coming, but I'm still somehow surprised when Christmas actually arrives.  

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Visions of Sugarplums Day Two Winners + A Sweet Christmas Card



Doesn't that polar bear hug just make you smile?  You know cute and sweet makes me happy!

Let's make a couple more people happy, shall we?  

 The giveaway for Visions of Sugarplums Day 2 is two sets of House Dies. 

The winners (randomly selected by husband - sorry Louisa was already gone) are:



Congratulations, Connie and Maria!  Email me with your address and I'll get the dies off to you.  

Thank you to everyone who left such sweet comments - that makes me happy, too!



Sunday, December 9, 2018

Visions of Sugarplums Winner #1 + Elf Christmas Card



Today I'm announcing the winner of Visions of Sugarplums Day One giveaway - a darling Stampingbella stamp set!

This card features another adorable Stampingbella image.  I love this little elf and tiny reindeer.




Super fun to color and you'll see I created the background the same way as a couple of the gift card holders from Visions of Sugarplums Day One.  

The winner (selected randomly by Louisa from a basket)  of the above stamp set is:



Congratulations, Theresa!  Email me your address and I'll get the stamp set off to you.
Thank you to everyone who left a comment!

Check back for more Visions of Sugarplums to come...


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