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So, So, So, So Thankful

So Thankful Card

 

Hello Friends,

It's  not uncommon for me to express myself through Card Making.   But today, there's just no way to express how thankful I am.  Last night, our son was involved in a head on crash.  After lots of tests and a few stitches, they sent Bryan home!  I'm just so very thankful.

The Layered Letters Alphabet stamp set along with the Acorny Thank You set, helped me say exactly what I wanted to say for today's card.  

Color Throwdown

The bold and cheerful color combo came from Color Throwdown.  

I used Soft Sky, Real Red, Garden Green and So Saffron.

 

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Have a fabulous day,

 Newfeichtsiggy


Comfort & Healing and Heart Hope

Comfort & Healing and Heart Hope

 

Hello Friends,

My heart filled with dread recently when I found out that my mother was diagnosed with AFib (an irregular heart beat that can be felt as a fluttering or thumping in your chest).  In a nutshell, the major risk with AFib is a stroke.  Mom has a little dog named Bella, so I thought that it would be appropriate to make her a card with the Bella & Friends stamp set.  But my card focus is  Comfort & Healing and Heart Hope.

 

Bella & Friends Stampin' Up!

 Tips and Tricks

 I spent a couple of minutes fussy cutting my dog, so that I could frame her with hope and a heart which a die cuts from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies set.  I love that set!  There's just something really playful about the swirly, whirly dies.

The bold and happy Cucumber Crush looks so fabulous with the softer blue and yellow.  I'm going to miss Cucumber Crush.  It's a 2015-2017 In Color, which means that its days are numbered.  The Stampin' Up! Retirement list is schedule to come out on April 10 which means Bye, Bye Cucumber Crush and its friends Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon, Watermelon Wonder and Tip Top Top.  The matching washi tape is from the Affectionately Yours package.

For a the look of sunshine, I splashed a bit of So Saffron behind my Comfort and Healing sentiment (Flourishing Phrases stamp set) and sprinkled just a little bit more with a splatter stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.

Sunshine Wishes

Coloring Tips

Don't be afraid to mix mediums when coloring.  I colored Bella with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pens, so that her fur looks soft and cuddly.   But I wanted her collar to be a little bolder and brighter.  That's where markers take over.  The Cucumber Crush marker compliments the Cucumber Crush Stitched Circle and the Affectionately Yours Washi Tape.

Handmade Card

 I carried the Sunshine Wishes and the Flourishing Phrases through to the inside of my card to let Mom know that I love her and think about her more often than I say.

Color Throwdown

Color Challenge

Color Challenges are a good jumping off point if you find yourself stuck in your card making endeavors.   Today's color challenge of light yellow, blue and green is from Color Throwdown.   I chose So Saffron, Soft Sky and Cucumber Crush.

 

Bella & Friends Stampin' Up!

Here's another card that I recently made with the Bella & Friends stamp set.  See Card Details Here.

 

Have a fabulous day,

 Newfeichtsiggy

 


Christmas Magic & Sunshine Sayings

Christmas Magic & Sunshine Sayings

 Hello Friends,

Today's cards pair the Christmas Magic & the Sunshine Saying Stamp Sets.  Yes, I said cards, because I made 2 Cards today.  It was just too hard to choose between Mr. Snowman and the handsome steam engine.  Besides we have love ones living all over the United States and a card is a great way to send them love & hugs.

Sending Love & Hugs Card

 

Jeremiah & Grady

 Sweet Grady set up this picture of he and his daddy.  He even gathered the camera, before asking his mom to snap the picture.  Grady and Jeremiah live far away in Wyoming and we miss them so much, so we love really appreciate this photo.

Such a grand gesture calls for a card.  Which card do you think that they would enjoy the most?  The sweet snowman or the handsome train?  Cast your vote in the comments of this post.  

And now I have a few Card How to's to share with you.

Masking

 I used the Masking Technique to create the colored circle around my snowman and train.  Masking is really quite simple.  It's a lot like stenciling.  Cut a mask.  Position your mask and a sponge ink in the opening.  

Stamp-a-ma-jig

 My sentiment was 3 different stamps from the Sunshine Saying stamp set.  To position them exactly where I wanted them, I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig (a must have tool for your stamp room). Click Here for a Stamp-a-ma-jig How to Video

Freshly Made Sketches

 Thanks to Freshly Made Sketches for today's Card Sketch.

Color Throwdown

Thanks to Color Throwdown for today's unique color challenge.

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Have a fabulous day,

 Newfeichtsiggy