Spring Card Class – Day 3 Cut Backgrounds

April 27th, 2020 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, cards, Crafts, mermaid, Online Card Class, onlinecardclass | No Comments »

I am a huge fan of Yana Smakula and her cards. I saw her original card some time ago and thought “Wow this is awesome”. Glad I had the opportunity to try this technique.

I love Honey Bee Stamps and I have been holding onto these sets for a while. Glad I was able to use it
Hard to see but there is glitter on her scales
Inside the mermaid card
Just a little message
Left inside blank so it can be used for anything

Thank you for looking.

Spring Card Camp Day 2 – One Stamped Paper

April 27th, 2020 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Online Card Class | No Comments »

Today is using a stamp over a larger piece of paper and cut into two. I decided to use the Simon Says Botanicals. This ended up being taller cards so I could stretch it across both cards.

I ended up embossing the ink floral images because I wanted to color blend the background.

I liked what I planned but the color in the grass did not come out very good but overall I was pleased with the card.

Does it take anyone else 7 hours to make a card. Geez I am slow.

Thank you for looking.

Spring Card Camp – Day 1 Faux Embossing

April 27th, 2020 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Online Card Class | No Comments »

Once again I have decided to take a card class. I have been falling behind in the card making and I was hoping this card class would inspire me to get into the mood and start cranking out card.

The first day of class is with Jennifer McGuire and faux embossing. I have not tried this technique before. Although I appreciate learning a new technique I really do not like it. Sorry. It looks kinda thick. But I do like the bunnies I used.

Deboss and Emboss cards
I even added a little surpise inside the card.

Thanks for looking!

My Annual Christmas Puzzle

March 21st, 2020 klwade Posted in Babbling and Observations | No Comments »

I love doing a puzzle every Christmas with a good holiday theme. I usually like the puzzles from Hallmark. This one is super easy to do and I had no issues. And I actually did not lose a single piece.

Bringing in the New Year

March 21st, 2020 klwade Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

So I recently embraced the store Aldi. The first time I went, I just did not get it. It does not have the normal stuff and has some off brand foods. But I recently learned to enjoy it. I check out the ads. Shopped for some cool stuff.

One of things I recently got was the 7 days of wine, sparkling wine to be more precise. From Dec 25th to Dec 31st you have a different sparkling wine. Of course my Aldi’s was out but my sister found me one at her store.

So for Christmas, I had the Belletti Prosecco wine. Soft and fruity peach and pear notes, with breezy apple peel and lemon zest. Pairs well with seafood, chicken, pasta with cream sauce, spicy Asian dishes, mild cheeses, as an apertif, or simply on its own.

For December 26th was a wonderful sparkling wine called Gourmandises Demi-Sec Sparkling Pinot Noir ICE. It was fruity and bubbly and a fun drink.

For December 27 I had the  Paluzzi Moscato d’ Asti which offers a sweet balance of bright citrus fruits with luscious apricot and peach flavors. Serve as an aperitif, with dessert, or simply enjoy with friends on its own. SALUTE!

We have hit the half way mark. So for December 28th I had the Belletti Sparkling Rose. Refreshing, crisp sparkler boasts notes of lilacs, strawberry and raspberry with a fruit forward structure.

For December 29th, There was another Ice drink. Gourmandises Demi-Sec Sparkling Chardonnay ICE was very nice however it was not as nice as the other Gourmandises.

December 30th was the Francois Fouché Brut Rosé

And finally, for New Years Eve was the heretat el padruell cava brut. A great finish for a count down.

All of this pairs nicely with the Aldi Christmas themed cheeses. I am a sucker for a themed cheese and Aldi is the best at it.

I am a bit late adding in this Christmas/New Years post but I was having trouble uploading pictures from my phone. My sister (the same one who got my the Aldi Wine countdown) told me abou this little USB stick that will move my photos. And it worked! Yeah!

Simon Says Stamp Limited Edition 2018 Halloween Kit

September 26th, 2019 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Simon Says Stamp Card Kit | 1 Comment »

All my friends know I love Halloween, but they also know it takes me forever to make a card from a kit. What is a year to me….. Halloween will still stroll around.

Whenever I get a kit I try to make at least 5 cards. This time I made 13…. unlucky 13….. LOL

Just a little movie of the cards. I did this video to share the cards with my sister since I did not want to send 13 imagines.

I enjoyed making the cards and I do have my favorite.

Thank you for looking at my cards.

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #451

August 26th, 2019 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Sketch Challenge | No Comments »

It is time for another sketch challenge. For this challenge I got out those cute little squirrels. To think, I almost did not order them.

I am not sure if I am just channeling Autumn in early or just loving the whole squirrel thing. But the oranges, brown and dark creams just get me all excited.

Thank you for looking at my card.

MFT Camp Create 2019 Part Two

August 20th, 2019 klwade Posted in Crafts, MFT Camp Create | No Comments »

Well i managed to do all 5 cards! Whooo Hooo

I have been working so late everyday it has been hard to get the cards done. But I did not want to lose the opportunity to win an awesome prize from My Favorite Things.

Well here we go.

For the first card is the Inlaid Made Easy. I had an idea to do a stripe pattern with paper and do the WISH die in the middle. The only problem I had was finding thin enough paper that coordinates.

The Next card was a masking card with a background stamp. I decided to do a deep navy with gold embossing masking the middle for the sentiment. Very simple, yet beautiful

Next is my Favorite…. The background is a bunch of jellyfish embossed with Fairy Dust Embossing Powder and smeared with glitter. Then of course the mermaid swimming by.

This ia a purple beauty. Nothing like purple to wish someone a birthday.

And Finally is the monochromatic card. I went with a simple monochromatic background with the cirle frame. Add a cute birthday bear and we are all set.

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Midsummer Blues

August 20th, 2019 klwade Posted in Crafts | No Comments »

Nothing like a little cool summer time blues to make a great card. Jumping in on the SSS Wednesday Challenge using the blue cards I made this week. Actually I had made these cards for a different challenge and I feel kinda guilty, but they do have the blues in them.

To start a beautiful deep navy card with some masking to make a simple, yet gorgeaus Christmas card.

This is a teal blue ombre card with a little bear to wish you a happy birthday.

Now my favorite, the background of jellyfish with the mermaid swimming on by. There is so much glitter on the card that it just sparkles. Swim away darling and thanks for the love.

Finally is the WISH birthday card with just a hint of blues.

Thank you for looking at my cards.

MFT sketch challenge #449

August 12th, 2019 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Sketch Challenge | No Comments »

Decided to take another shot at the MFT sketch Challenge since I just received my order in the mail.

I ordered the cute little squirrels. Anyone who knows me, knows I just love squirells. To some, they are furry rats, but to me that are cute whimsical critters with cute personalities. I once had a squirrel who lived in my backyard. I called him Mr. Beeve. He wasnt afraid of me and would sit on the edge of the bird feeder when I filled it with sunflower seeds. I was so tempted to touch him but decided to respect him. He use to have a partner and the two of them would chatter and chatter away. But sadly his girlfriend was killed by a car. So it was just me and Mr. Beeve for a long time.

The sketch this week looked easy but darn it, I did not have those great dies.

Maybe if I win, I can order them. So I made do with an older Blueprint set that had a half circle.

I had fun coloring these little guys while watching Season 4 of Outlander.

Inside is a cute little message. I never have enough birthday cards and I always forget to mail the cards out.

I decided to add this to the Simon Says Challenge since I am using a die cut.