I have a friend retiring and moving out of state :(. However, it is to be nearer to her children and grandchildren :). So I wish her the best.
I cut out the house with ScanNCut, a fun new tool from my son's family. The papers are from the scrap bin. Sentiment via computer. And then I added "landscape" with punched out flowers.
Layout is sketch from Freshly Made Sketches
The poor chickie stamp lost its label. so I can't credit it. The coloring is with SU Blender pens. The sentiment is from SU. The papers are Daffodil Delight and Pool Party. For more spring color, I added pink enamel dots and a pink ribbon. Inside, I just stamped a simple Happy Easter (SU) and added a couple of pretty egg stickers.
I am so in love with the Painted with Love designer papers from Stampin" up!. It came out with a lot of Valentine samples but I am finding it so versatile for other things. This is for my 14 year old granddaughter. I think she is ready for a more grown up card this year.
I tried to get a close up so you could see all the shiny gold but it just doesn't photo well. The butterfly is a SU die cut. After I cut it out, I used a Gorgeous Grunge stamp with Versamark and then embossed with gold powder. And the dots you see there are gold sequins. The sentiment is an old stamp.
Submitting to Tuesday Throwdown Favorite Color challenge. My favorite color is probably the Melon Mambo by SU which I use a lot. Or really, whatever color I am working with at the moment. I love lots of color.
Valentine's Day is all about love, hearts, and sweet treats. My card has it all. My son is going to propose to his girlfriend--I suspect it will be Valentine's Day. We are thrilled. She is a real sweetie. She likes those specialty cupcakes from a bakery. So this is for you, Meg.
The heart die is from SU. I stamped the cupcake on a scrap of DP and then paper pieced the white frosting on. It is covered with dots done by colored gel pens to make sprinkles and then the whole frosting covered with clears stickles. I did the sentiment on the computer. Tiny hearts punched from the same DP add more interest.
I used the sketch from My Favorite Things challenge
Although there are no MFT images on my card, I hope I can win the challenge so I can shop In their store.
I am still playing around with watercoloring. The thing I think I like about it, you can be kind of messy and still have a good product.
This one is inspired by my recent trip to the Gulf side of Florida. It was really cold in Tampa and we only went to the beach once to watch sunset wearing 3 layers, including a hoodie, scarf, and gloves.
They even had a record cold night with 30 degrees. And of course the wind off the water made for a really cold wind chill.
I used watercolor paper. Some coloring is done with baby wipes, some with Aqua painter, and some with SU new Waterfront stamp set. The sentiment is an old one without a label.
The color challenge Just Us Girls.
When I saw that The Paper Players had a challenge of "punny valentines", I knew the owl stamp that I have had forever needed to come out.
The embossed hearts are with SU embossing folder. I colored the owls lightly with pencils and the hearts with a red star gel pen. And of course large owl eyes call for google eyes. It still needed a little something and I found a scrap that has a ruffle pattern to accent the bottom of the image. The sentiment is done on the computer.
When I see cute baby pandas, I just want to hug them. And this one is so cute on a Valentine card to send hugs to a special kid.
This little guy from Mama Elephant is perching precariously on the hugs about to take off with that heart balloon. The DP is from SU's Sending Love Pack. Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge is Anything Goes with an option of using Valentine theme.