Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Buongiorno

Before my Dad died several years ago, I promised him I would take care of my younger sister. But now, COVID hit and we are on opposite sides of the country making it very difficult. I try to send her little cards to cheer her up or make her laugh. Here is one I made using papers from Ciao Bella and stamps from Your Next Stamp.



I'm entering this card into the YNS challenge #153 which can be found here


Thanks for stopping by.


~Louise



Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Friendship Card

Last time I posted on this blog was 11 months ago, and it has been quite a tumultuous year. I've been sending people home-made cards to just to make them smile for a minute. And I won this fun We R Emoji Punch Board from A Cherry on Top which I used to make this card for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Paper is from Pink Paisley and stamps from Kaisercraft, macarons are colored with comics.

Thanks for looking, hopefully it won't be 11 more months until my next post.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Doggy Card

I made this card for my mother-in-law's birthday. She just got a little dog so my goal was to create a card with a dog image as close as possible to her new pet. I didn't have the appropriate stamp, so printed this image which I found at Digital Two For Tuesday. I used card sketch #148 from Sketch-n-Scrap. I used stamps from Your Next Stamp for the greetings on the front and inside and am entering this into their challenge #116. Papers are from Basic Grey, Flowers are from Prima, and the digital image and larger flowers are colored with Copic markers. 


Here is the inside of the card.


Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Graduation card

My niece just graduated from a college with an orange and black color scheme, so I made her this card featuring the Clink stamp set from Your Next Stamp and I am entering into their challenge to use ombre which can be found here.


It has been raining here day after day and I couldn't get a good photo, so I scanned the card. I loses some dimension that way, but you get the idea.


Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 5, 2019

Joy of Life

Here is an anniversary card I made using Graphic 45 papers and an assortment of stamps:



The sentiment on the front and one of the sentiments on the inside are American Crafts stamps,  "Happy Anniversary" is from Your Next Stamp, and the flowers are from Power Poppy. Everything is stamped with Your Next Stamp Black Olive ink and the flower is colored with copic markers.

Here is the inside:

I'm entering this into YNS challenge #111 to use florals which can be found here

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Good Food

I'm up on the Sketches in Thyme blog today with this layout from our recent vacation. Traveling with teenagers can be challenging, especially when it comes to getting them to smile for photos. The one exception can be good food. It seems I scrap a lot of food and restaurant pages these days and here is another.


I used the new Main Street Collection from Quick Quotes. This is one of those collections that can be used for any purpose and the colors and prints are beautiful. 

Here is the sketch from Sketches in Thyme: 

I hope I have inspired you to play along at Sketches in Thyme. You can get all the info here

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Hello Wind...

We recently hit incredible winds on vacation, as you can see by the shattered glass in the middle photo in the layout below.  It only lasted one day, so it didn't ruin the trip, but I thought I would scrap the experience.


My page design was inspired by the Scrap our Stash March cartoon sketch challenge which can be found here. I was inspired to choose some of these sillier photos of my husband by the image of Snoopy in the cartoon, and I flipped the corresponding sketch. The green embellishment is the leaf.

Thanks for looking!