Summer in the sun

Global Design:Color Challenge
Catch the Bug: Photo Inspiration
Sunday Stamps: Sketch Fun

There were the above challenges that inspired this one. The Bugaboo digi was water colored then layered on white cs. The red gingham was created on the laptop and dotted edge cut on the Silhouette. My Ocean Mist base was sent through the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder. Tag was also cut on Silhouette and stamped in black for sentiment.

Guy Birthday

Global Design: Case the Designer

It will be my brother-in-law’s birthday soon and it was time to get his card made. I created the gingham plaid on the computer, added the Silhouette cut sentiment and flourish. I used the stamp set from Simon Says July kit on Bees to create, what I hope looks like, coiled rope. The black boarder is added with sharpie then the layering weight cs is attached on to white cs base. Sequins add for sparkle. I used the Glue Sponge that came in the July kit for the first time to attach the sentiment and flourish. This little gem is a game changer. Works like a dream to get the glue on the back of these paper pieces and really holds.

Last Border Frame

As You See It: Favorite Color
Make My Monday: “B”

This was the last leaf frame I had cut out for another project that was not used. The challenge over at As You See It was to use favorite colors. So placed a piece of layering weight white cs on glass working service, put a leaf stencil on that and dusted on blue and green color burst. Spritzed with water. Removed stencil and let ink dry. Placed the stencil back on then ran through cuttlebug. This gave relief and more definition for the background. Glued this on white cs base and glued boarder on that. Added the glittered cut out sentiment.

Tip: Something that has been working for me in my life is to follow my 3 P’s.

  • pH – I want my pH to be on the alkaline side. According to 1931 Nobel prize winner Dr. Otto Warburg “Disease can’t survive in an alkaline body”. Test strips are available on line or at over the counter drug stores (100 strips for $10). I had to cut out all grasses, and processed foods to accomplish this.
  • Peace – Let peace be the umpire for my life.
  • Physical Activity – Get out and move everyday. Exercise motivates your body to make more mitochondria and repair damaged structures.

Do Over

Catch the Bug: Bingo

I had made this background paper into a card and just was not happy with it. Once I had cut this leaf frame I knew it would make a much better card. Added black splatter then two tags with black stamped sentiment and some ribbon.

Cut file for a greenery frame

As You See It: Color Challenge

Jennifer McGuire did a new twist on gate folds and I wanted to try it. I did not have the frame with greenery die so I made one with my Silhouette. Cut it three times in white layering weight cs then glued them together. Sponged stacked rock stencil on gate folded white cs with green ink then glued top half of frame to that. Glued tag with inked dots and sentiment to bottom half of gate fold base then added green leaves so they hang over the top.

Make your own

If you don’t have a scan and cut or you just want this file in an SVG please email me and I will email you my file.

Tip: I found when using Gina K Connect glue it worked much better if I put the glue in dots on the face of the bottom frame and stacked going up. It was much easier to align and shift. For some odd reason, if the glue was on the back of the top piece and I tried to lay it on the next in the stack down, the paper wanted to warp and was hard to shift for alignment.