Sympathy Card

Earlier this month my Aunt and Uncle lost their horse. She was 31 1/2 years old and had been theirs for 26 of those years. I know loosing a family member is always hard so I wanted to create a special sympathy card for them.

I used a retired woodgrain paper for the base. I then stamped the horse which is from Homegrown Stamp Set (also retired). I used my water colors to water color the horse and background. I matted it on Evergreen cardstock and added a bit of retired Whisper twine.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #353 ~ Purples

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  This week we have a good one for you.  This weeks challenge is PURPLES!  You can use up to two neutrals and BLACK & WHITES are free.

I LOVE PURPLE!!! It is my favorite color so I was excited to design something for this challenge.

I used the True Love Paper Pack for the background as it features Eggplant and the purple striped is perfect.  I used Lilac cardstock to cut the lace with the Lace Border Thin Cuts. The ribbon is retired but I still love it and have been saving for for that perfect project.  I used the Fancy Tags on White Daisy cardstock. The stamp set used is one of my all time favorites, Know I Care, unfortunately it is now retired.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~ Color Dare #353 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

 

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #352 ~ LOC

Happy Friday!  This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #352 it is our Love of Color.  This week our colors are CANARY, SUGARPLUM, BALLERINA, GLACIER, LAGOON, and MINK.  Simply choose at least 3 of the Colors – Black, White and Neutrals are Free.

I choose to go with Glacier, Lagoon, and Mink.  The only additional color I added was Black.

I used a oval stencil to sponge the the background in Glacier.  I used the Rectangle Stitched Frames on the Mink Cardstock. The stamp sets are retired the tree if from Always Grateful and the sentiment is from Know that I Card.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~ Color Dare #352 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

 

Happy Crafting!

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Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2016-17 Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop!

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Today you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  Today we are featuring artwork which showcases new product from the fantastic Annual Inspiration.

If you are just arriving her from WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 25 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love the new Cricut cartridge Flower Market and was excited to design something with flowers.  There are so many flowers on there it is hard to decide what to use then it caught my eye.  One of my favorite flowers is a Calla Lily so when I saw that I knew I found my card.

Flower Market ~ Calla Lily ~ Sea Glass ~Sympathy card ~ CatScrapbooking.comI also have fallen in love with the new Sea Glass color so I had to incorporate that too. Here is the list of product used for this card:

Now it is time to move onto your next stop on the hop, which is  MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Using Ink to stamp

I was playing around in my craft room.  I have seen on Pinterest some cool cards using a variety of techniques to apply ink.  I wanted to try some.  I have to apologize that I did not think about taking photos of the process, I guess I was just in a groove.

Sapphire Sympathy Card  ~ Ink technique ~ CatScrapbooking.comTo stamp the flower I used Blossoming Expressions D1665. I put a drop of Sapphire re-inker on the All Purpose Mat.  Then using the spray pen with water I spritzed it a couple times.  Then I inked the stamp in this water ink mixture.  Then using the second stamp with the detail, I inked it with the Sapphire stamp pad.  I used the Packages, Boxes and Tags D1664 stamp set to stamp the tag.  I used the stitching line to stamp around the white cardstock.  I then used the Ink Blot D1660 stamp set, inking it in the water ink mixture then stamped on cardstock.  Here is a close up of the stamping.

Sapphire Sympathy Card detail ~ Ink Technique ~ CatScrapbooking.com

Here is the full list of products used:

Happy Crafting!

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January Stamp of the Month ~ Beloved Bouquet

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring January’s stamp of the month ~Beloved Bouquet (S1601) a set of 14.

JanSOTM2016+(2)If you are coming here from CAROL TAGGIO’s Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have approximately 33 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

Beloved BouquetI love these flowers!!! They are so cool as you have the double stamped images.  Not to mention the sentiments are fabulous too.  I played around with this card and created three variations.

Beloved Bouquet Gypsy & Thistle ~ Sympathy Card ~ La Vie En Rose ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis one combines the Thistle and Gypsy flowers.  I stamped the base layer with second generation ink then the detail is in the same ink but full strength.  Did you notice the fab ribbon??? Black with the gold??? This is one of the hot new products you will find in the Seasonal Expression Idea book.

Beloved Bouquet Gypsy ~ Sympathy Card ~ La Vie En Rose ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis is the same card as above but only using the Gypsy flowers.

Beloved Bouquet Thistle ~ Sympathy Card ~ La Vie En Rose ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this card I used Thistle for all the flowers and added the Purple Shimmer trim instead of the ribbon.

Here is the full list of product used:

Your next stop is along this hop is DARLYS RECKER’s Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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