Wednesday, June 27, 2018

American Butterfly

It is getting grungy around here as we create a new species of butterfly.   The American butterfly has made it's debut for the fourth of July!

This card was so fun to make.  The butterfly stamp has veins in the wings and the veins had to be masked off.  Then the stripes had to be stamped.  Paint was used for the vibrant colors.  Stars and grung were stamped and if needed, embossed.

American Butterfly is linked to:
 Joy Claire

 Inspired By

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Hooray For The USA

July 4 bromgs BBQ's, my son marching in the parade blowing on the tuba, love for our country and a tribute to my mother as it was her birthday.  Besides. birds are always welcome at your backyard BBQ, right?

So this card had to be special and include all the festivity of July 4th.  It has stars, stripes and birds for my mother.

Have a happy July 4th and enjoy that corn on the cob!!

Take It Make It Challenge: June
Word Art Wednesday

 Inspired By

 Joy Claire



Wear A Crown

For the love of pineapples and dentist appointment cards!

Be a pineapple, be sweet on the inside, stand tall and wear a crown.  My sister loves pineapples and how appropriate to make her a pineapple birthday card!

I recycled my son's dentist appointment card, not because of a shortage of patterned paper but because the colors matched!  It has the months of summer in different fonts.

'Thanks for stopping by and be a pineapple!

Wear A Crown is linked to:
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday


 Just Us Girls

Thursday, June 21, 2018

On The Case Of Becca


Today I am on the CASE of Becca.  Is there anything more bright and cheerful than to CASE your niece's art?  I love the different mediums and ideas Becca has and she gives me tons of inspiration!

How bright and cheerful can a road trip be?  I love getting in the car with family or friends and seeing new destinations!

On The Case Of Becca is linked to:
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Cheerful Snails

 Today I am using an Inspired By photo inspiration.  Now the only thing I think of with a snail is slow or sluggish...which I am this week because it is just hours before the card has to be submitted and I just finished it.

 Inspired By

I found this great panel in a paper book.  Adding some googly eyes and splatters to my snail shells, the goofy snails look CHEERFUL and ADORABLE!

Thanks for stopping by!  Because these cheerful snail are so beautiful, I am also playing along with:
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday

Thursday, June 14, 2018

On The CASE Of Chris


Today I am on the CASE of Chris!  I love the background she created.  The stenciled area on top of that yellow is so pretty.  Then add in the black and the whole card pops!


I went with the For The Birds die cut and this fantastic sentiment from STAMPlorations.

Thanks for stopping by and if you are purchasing STAMPlorations products, use the code STAMPGIRLJERRIE and save 20% at checkout.

Frame It

Swimming by to wish you a happy birthday!  Using Simon Says frame it inspiration, the happy was die cut from a piece of paper.  It was then turned into a shaker word.

The underwater scene was made with a fish and his scuba mask.  Googly eyes had to be added!  The inside of the card has the word birthday loaded with bubbles.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

On The Case Of Marie


Today I am on the CASE of Marie.  I love the vibrant colors with the black set against it.

So I tried the dripping technique and it did not work so well for me.  I patiently took a paint bursh out with my watercolors and painted on the color.  I started with yellow, then orange and finished with red.  After drying, the palm trees were stamped with black ink and the die cut is one from the $5 birthday bash surprise bags!

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On The Case Of Stephanie


Today I am on the CASE of Stephanie.  I love the clean look of this card and anytime I can use a die cut, I am in!

I matched Hello Sunshine with a sun ray and some mixed media grunge.

Then I needed a card for a graduate going off on his new journey.  I thought "Life is good" is the perfect send off into his new post graduation journey.

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Under The Sea

Just look at the world around ypu
Right here on the ocean floor
                                         Such wonderful things surround you
                                             What more is you lookin' for?
                                            Under the sea, under the sea!

It is tag shaker time under the sea!  The fish was stamped and colored.  A few googly eyes were added with some sequins and a treasure.  I cannot find it but it is a gold star!  On the outside of the shaker, the sand, coral and seaweed were stamped.  Then the bubbles were stenciled on.  Some patterned paper and riboon finish off the tag!

Under The Sea is linked to:
Simon Says
 Cupcake Inspirations

 Seize The Birthday

Monday, June 11, 2018

Summer On The Porch

When I think of summer on the porch, I think of sitting in a comfortable chair, the breeze and the sun taking turns hitting my skin, chatting with friends and drinking lemonade or iced tea.  Here is the inspiration for today's card.

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I tried to create wicker with an embossing folder.  There is a fern hanging at the top of the card by the chains of the basket.  The flowers are outlined in black and have white petals with a yellow center.  The yellow blaanket is the paper in between the card sections and there is a hint of the black and white stripe item.  The ice and pitcher have glaze to make them shiny and wet looking.  This is how summer on the porch looks to me!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy time on your porrch this summer!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

I Do

Today's card is for a bright and beautiful new beginning.  My nephew has decided to get married.  He has dated his soon to be wife for many years and when I recently saw him he was grins from ear to ear!  Jonathan and Alyssa, here is to wishing you a long and happy life together!

I used two different stamps and stamped the wedding words first.  Then I stamped the wedding couple and gold embossed it.  I love how the words can be seen through the couple!  A bright gold paper was used to bring the gold out in the card.  Then a simple ribbon and brad was used to complete the card.

Thanks for stopping by.

I Do is linked to:
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says

DL Art

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Perfect Blend

This weekend I am going to a wedding shower and the theme is coffee bar.  I am so excited as I love coffee and my niece is so creative when it comes to hosting an event!  The bride to be loves coffee and worked at a coffee shop.

Shame on me, I tore the invitation apart so I could reuse some of it.  I like the glitzy, bright, sparkly red paper and the sentiment has to be reused...digging through the embellishment box I found the black chalkboard element, silver hearts and sequins.  Time to put it all together and remake a card!

The Perfect Blend is linked to:
Simon Says
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday
Take It Make It Challenge; June



My Dog

My son just got a new dog and my grandson, Henry, absolutely adores him.  I have had pictures from my son with Henry sitting under the table with Zeek, laying on the living room floor with Zeek and Henry told me Zeek was getting wet out in the rain.  There is just something special about a boy and his dog.  Did I mention Henry is three and Zeek is a bull mastiff?  Zeek could have Henry as an appetizer if he wanted!!

So, Henry needs to get a card in the mail with puppy paws and a bright, shiny and beautiful gold die cut that says big hugs!!  I am sure Henry will carry his card and show it to Zeek often!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day is filled with puppy paws and wagging tails!
My Dog is linked to:
Simon Says
Send A Smile 4 Kids
Take It Make It Challenge: June
Word Art Wednesday


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Happy Birthday STAMPlorations

Are you ready to party?  There is a birthday celebration going on loaded with tons of fun, inspiration and prizes galore! STAMPlorations is turning FIVE and celebrating the whole month of June!

All you have to do is CASE any of the following projects or any STAMPgirl project and link your project up to the birthday celebration linky.  How easy is that?

I have used this retro circle stencil and hello word die cut many times and love their versatility.

                     Using: Retro Circles Stencil,  Feathery Stamp Set, Trendy Feathers 2 Hello Word Die

Shery once told me she like the color orange.  I had to make STAMPlorations an orange birthday card!  I love Shery's designs and creating with STAMPlorations products!  HB2U STAMPlorations!

Using:Scribbly Splattery Grunge Stamp SetMixed Media ElementsFeatheryTrendy ButterfliesBirthday Word Die

And now for a little punny card.  No matter how many STAMPloration products you use to create your projects, the goal is to have fun!

                                       Using: After Coffee Stamp Set and Born To Roam

And here are three of my favorites that use STAMPlorations products.  Click on the challenge description  and it will take you to the blog post to see the products used.

Stamps and numbers

Stencil technique


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the celebration!   Don't forget to leave your comment because I love reading them!  I am looking forward to seeing your CASE'd project linked up on the STAMPlorations birthday celebration linky!