Oct 16, 2020

Concord & 9th Feature Friday -- All The Merrys Bundle & On The Diagonal Turnabout

So happy to be a Concord & 9th guest designer for October! Settle back -- I have a lot to share. But before I do, also want to link to my interview with the owners, Angie and Greg, here -- 5 years ago! 

Disclosure: all Concord & 9th products used here were provided to me by the company (thank you!!). (I had already purchased their inks and cardstocks and use them ALL the time.)

And now, cards!

All The Merrys Bundle

I love angles and typography so I am happy with how this one turned out! It was pretty simple to make. Stamped the large MERRY sentiment (using Concord & 9th inks) with the MISTI to guide placement. Ink colors: Stardust, Poppy, Sprout, Parsley, and Honeysuckle. 

Next up is a fun card that uses the big tree die and a die cut with gold foil paper to add ornaments. Hint: use glue dots to adhere the pom poms. It's just different enough without being too odd....I hope!! 

On The Diagonal Turnabout

I've never used a Turnabout stamp, and have to say now I am hooked. They make it easy to make multi colored backgrounds. This particular one appeals to my geometric loving heart! 

Went with a play on candy corn for this card. Instead of using 4 colors for which the stamp is designed, I kept it to 2 -- Buttercup and Marmalade. I only stamped the center images, using washi tape to mask off the close by images, and used small pieces of white cardstock to avoid waste. Finally, die cut the pieces with a square die from my stash to build this design. Sentiment is from another new C9 set, Buds & Blossoms

And then I made a modern Christmas card, using a sentiment from All The Merrys.

Hard to tell in the picture, but I coated the colors, Honeysuckle and Stardust, with clear Wink of Stella. Stardust + Clear Wink = Gold! 

Thanks for joining me. I'll be back for the next 2 Fridays featuring the rest of the Concord & 9th October release. 

MOOD WHEN DONE: Fantastic!

Oct 15, 2020

Cards, Cards, and Cards!

 Here's a few more cards that I posted on IG. 

Please come back tomorrow, Friday October 16th, as I have a real blog post with stuff I've been working on for a guest designer gig!! 

MOOD WHEN DONE:  Terrific. 

Went to the Dallas Arboretum yesterday and I'll be back this weekend to post some pictures of that. 

Oct 1, 2020

Hello October?

Here are a few cards I posted on IG recently. Made these as part of the Gina K Designs September release. I was featuring a lovely set called Bloomin Wild. Love the ruffled edges on those petals. I didn't have the dies, but there is a set of coordinating dies.

I delete photos after I post on IG so these are screen shots. I've go to stop doing that! I'll be back soon with more cards.

MOOD WHEN DONE: Happy it's October! The weather here in Dallas is (finally) cooler and that makes me happy. 

Sep 14, 2020

A few cards

I've been posting on Instagram and enjoying it quite a bit. It's a great community of crafters. Here's a sample of what I've been making. (To be honest, I forgot to save pictures of most of my cards!). 

As you can see, I'm focusing on colors and shapes. It's fun!

MOOD WHEN DONE: Fine! I'm going to make an effort to post more on the blog so stay tuned.

I hope those of you affected by the fires, hurricanes, and COVID are doing well. 2020 is one hot mess, that's for sure! We combine gratitude with concern. Have to relearn that lesson every day!

Jul 24, 2020

Summer Break Time

I'll be posting my cards on Instagram. However, for those of you who don't want to go to IG, I'll come back here about once a month and post a round up of my cards. 

My IG account is HERE.

Thanks, and hope summer is kind to you and your family!!