Monday, February 19, 2018

New Cards

Hello,

It has been over one year since I have written in my blog.  Life has held many changes for me in that time, but I have still been following my passion of card making and crafty goodness.  This past weekend, a friend and I had a virtual card making challenge to use new things we had not used yet.
What fun!!  My friend, Kathy, also inspired me to start writing in my blog again.  So as of today, I will be posting my cards and crafty accomplishments weekly on every Monday.

Here are pictures of the cards I made this weekend.  I used the WISH Die and Gift Card Greetings from My Favorite Things, the Layered Rose Die from Altenew, foil glue from Richard Garay, and lots of stamps, dies, and inks from Catherine Pooler's new Zen Garden release.  The products I used from Catherine Pooler are the new Zen Collection Inks, Doodle Garden Background Stamp, Stained Glass Cover Plate, Faithful Flutterings Stamp Set, and Zen Feather Stamp Set.





 



 



I would like to thank my friend, Kathy, for the inspiration to start blogging again.  Kathy just started a new blog.  Please check it out.

I would like to thank everyone for stopping by and taking the time to look at my creations.  If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at lindahpd@aol.  Make sure to stop back next Monday for more fun cards.

Have a great week!

Happy Card Making and Crafting!

linda

Thursday, November 3, 2016

MIO Compadres November Thanksgiving/Fall Autumn Breeze Hop






Hi everyone and welcome to the MIO Compadres November Autumn Breeze Hop.  This month is all about Thanksgiving and Fall. We have lots of great projects to get you in a creative mood!  You should have arrived here from Jasmine's blog, if not, please click the Previous Button below and check out her great creations.










For my first card I used Fun Stampers Journey stamps, dies, and splashes.





I started with a white piece of card stock that is 3 3/4 inches by 5 inches.  I placed the paper in a box and then sprayed it with FSJ Journey Splashes Sweet Berry, Pineapple Smoothie, Citrus Cooler, and Shimmer Gold.  I used my heat gun to dry the paper faster.  I cut the turkey using FSJ Holiday Box Window Plates Die set and the  leaves using the FSJ Thxgiving Die set from gold glitter paper.  I placed these on my card stock and used a pop dot on one of the leaves to make it pop. I used a brown marker to color in the turkey.  I stamped the sentiment from FSJ Thanksgiving Medley stamp set with black ink. I adhered my stamped paper to a black piece of card stock measuring 4 inches by 5 1/4 inches.  I then placed this on a decorative piece of paper that was just smaller then the card base.  The card base is an A2 base from craft card stock.  I glued some copper colored sequins to finish the card.  I love the watercolor effect that you get from the splashes.  Make sure you spray in a confined area or it can get all over.


My second project is a tag using Julie Nutting's doll stamp "Collette" and some leaves I picked up at Dollar Tree.  




I stamped the "Collette" stamp onto white card stock with black Memento Ink and colored it with my Copic Markers.  I stamped the doll coat on a piece of gold swirled decorative paper.  I fancy cut the doll and jacket out.  I glued the jacket to the doll.  I cut an 8 inch tag out of heavy card stock and then covered the front and back with decorative paper.  I punched a hole in the top for the ribbon.  I used VersaMark Ink on the sentiment and heat embossed it using gold embossing powder.  The sentiment is from the stamping bella
"Casey has a cornucopia" stamp set.  I adhered the doll to the tag and layered leaves  with a liquid adhesive into a skirt.  I used pop dots on the sentiment.  I placed a gold piece of string through the top and the tag was completed.  I used this card for a tag swap and the recipient loved it!!!!

hope you enjoyed my Autumn Breeze projects.   If you have any questions regarding the cards or Fun Stampers Journey, please comment below or email me at lindahpd@aol.

Next stop on the Autumn Breeze Hop is Lisa's Blog.  Click on the "Next" button to check out all her great projects.






Please make sure you have looked at all of our creations.  If you have missed anyone the list is below.  




1. Laura 

4. Linda Gorman-You are Here

5. Lisa 


We have a great prize giveaway listed in the picture below. All you have to do is comment on everyone's blog for a chance to win! The giveaway closes on November 17 2016 and the winner will be announced on November 21, 2016.  Good Luck!






Thank you so much for hopping with the MIO Compadres!!! I hope you enjoyed all the creations and got some inspiration from all of our projects.

I am thankful for all of my crafty friends!  




linda

Thursday, October 6, 2016

MIO Compadres October Cooky Spooky Hop



Hi Everyone and welcome to the MIO Compadres October Cooky Spooky Hop.  This month is all about Halloween and we have lots of great projects to get your creative juices flowing. You should have arrived here from Jasmine's blog, if not, please click the Previous Button below and check out her great creations.

   






For this hop I have used stamps and dies from Fun Stampers Journey to complete my projects. 



Card



To make this card, I used several stamps and dies from Fun Stampers Journey.  I cut the spider web using the Holiday Box Window Plates die set and the monster and sentiment from their Candy Monster Bundle.  I then colored the monster with markers and distressed the sentiment.  I cut a patterned piece of card stock to 3 3/4 inches by 5 inches and distressed the edges.  I glued the spider web and monster to the card and used pop dots on the sentiment.  I then added sequins and used a glitter pen on the spider web and monster.  I attached this to a black piece of card stock cut to 4 inches by 5 1/4 inches.  I then attached this to an A2 craft card base.






Candy Holder

  

These treat holders were fun and easy to assemble.  I cut these out using the Boo Treat and Vampire Treat dies.  I added green glitter eyes to the vampire and black marker for the ghost.  I tied them with twine and they are ready to insert a small treat into.  These would be great for a Halloween party!


hope you enjoyed my Cooky Spooky projects.   If you have any questions regarding the cards or Fun Stampers Journey, please comment below or email me at lindahpd@aol.

I am the last blog on the hop. Please make sure you have checked out all the other talented card makers' blogs.  Here is the list in case you missed anyone!




1. Laura -  


4. Linda Gorman-   You are HERE




We have a great prize giveaway listed in the picture below.  All you have to do is comment on everyone's blog for a chance to win! The giveaway closes on October 20, 2016 and the winner will be announced on October 24, 2016.  Good Luck!






Thank you so much for hopping with the MIO Compadres!!!  I hope you enjoyed all the creations and got some inspiration from all of our projects.

Enjoy the boo-tiful Fall!!!!

linda








Thursday, August 4, 2016

MIO Compadres August Lyrical Inspirations Hop



 Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the August MIO Hop.  This month the hop is centered around Lyrical Inspirations. I made two cards that reminded me of two"oldies" songs.  You should have arrived her from  Joy's  blog.  If not please use the button below to go back to Joy's blog and check out all her great creations!!!







Card 1


This first card was inspired by the "oldies" song "It's My Party" by Lesley Gore in 1965.  I cut a 3 3/4 inch x 5 inch piece from an old music book.  I stamped my image on the music paper and colored it with Copic markers.  I added a piece of twine and several sequins to make it pop.  I adhered the music paper onto a piece of decorative paper and adhered that to a piece of black card stock.  I added this to a white A2 card base.



Card 2


My second card is based on the oldies song "Too Many Fish in the Sea" by The Marvelettes in 1964.
For this card, I started with a piece of white card stock cut to 3 3/4 inches by 5 inches.  I used the diamonds from Catherine Pooler's Beautiful World Stamp of Approval Box Geometric stamp set.  I stamped the smaller fish with the smaller diamond stamp for the body and stamped half the stamp for the tail in navy blue.  I stamped the larger fish using the larger diamond stamp in the same way but made it swimming in the opposite directions.  I drew the faces on the fish with a thin lined marker.  I used orange and navy twine to accent each row of fish.  I added clear sequins to look like bubbles. I stamped the sentiment on an orange piece of card stock and used foam tape to pop it up.  I used a navy piece of card stock to back the white piece and then placed it on a white A2 card.


I hope you enjoyed my cards..  It was fun thinking of old songs and making them into cards.  

The next stop on the hop is Lisa's Blog.  Click on the next button below to get there. 




Please make sure you have checked out all the other talented card markers' blogs.  Here is the list in case you missed anyone!




  •  Laura -
  •  Emma 
  •  Robbie 
  •  Joy 
  •  Linda Gorman- YOU ARE HERE
  •  Lisa  






  • We have a great prize giveaway listed in the picture below and all you have to do is comment on every one's blog for a chance to win!  You must comment by August 25, 2016 and the winner will be announced on August 30, 2016.  Good Luck!!!








    Thank you so much for hopping with the MIO Compadres!!!  I hope you enjoyed all the creations and got some inspiration from all of our projects.

    Enjoy the rest of the summer and keep singing!!!!

    Linda











    Sunday, June 19, 2016

    Please Vote for Me! Cards from the Beautiful World Stamp of Approval Box

    Hi everyone!

    Today I have been working on sets of cards that I created using items from the Beautiful World Stamp of Approval Box by Catherine Pooler.  I will be posting a link where you can go to her site and vote on my cards.  I have a chance to win the next Stamp of Approval Box (a $100.00 value) if one of my cards gets the most votes..  I would love for you to vote for my cards!  Here is the link for voting.  click here

    Here are the four sets of cards I made.  






    My two favorite sets are the last two.  My cards are numbered on the voting page and are numbers 88, 89, 90, 91, 92.  My favorite card is #89.  Please check them out and vote for my cards.  Share with all of your friends!!!!

    VOTING AND WINNING:
    • Link up your creations through June 20 at 6 pm Eastern.
    • Voting will start on June 20 at 6:01 pm Eastern.
    • You will have until June 22 11:55 pm Eastern to have your friends and family vote for your card!  Each person can vote for up to five cards.
    • Winners will be announced on June 23.


    Thank you so much for checking out my cards and taking the time to vote.  I really appreciate it.  If you have any questions about my cards please comment or email me at lindahpd@aol  Have a great day!!!

    Happy Card Making!!!

       linda

    Thursday, June 2, 2016

    MIO Compadres June Dominant Color Hop


    Orange It Is!!!

    Hi everyone!  I am sorry I have been out of commission for a few months.  I had some unexpected changes occur in my life.  I am so happy to be back and hopping with the MIO (My Inky Oasis) Compadres.  Our theme for the June Hop is Dominant Color Cards and the dominant color we had to use in our cards is ORANGE.  I had a great time creating these cards.  You should have arrived here from Joy's Blog, if not, please click on the "previous" button to check out all of Joy's great creations. Don't forget we have a great prize package for someone to win.  The prize package and instructions are posted on the bottom of this post.

    Click Here


    I made two cards for our June Hop.  Orange is not one of the colors I use a lot, so it was a challenge to use it on cards that aren't for fall.



    For my first card, I used a stenciled background I made using Distress Inks and a stencil from the January Stamp Of Approval Box (SOA) by Catherine Pooler.  The stenciled white cardstock measures 3 3/4 by 5 inches.  I cut a piece of white cardstock using a die from the SOA Box and stamped a flower and sentiment from Fun Stampers Journey Bloom Box.  I colored it with PanPastels.  I placed a few orange sequins on the die cut to give it a little bling.  I adhered the die cut to the white stenciled cardstock and then adhered that to a piece of  4 by 5 1/4 inch black cardstock.  I placed that on a white A2 card base.





    My second card is also an A2 card using a white base.  I used a white piece of cardstock cut to 3/3/4 by 5 inches to stamp the sentiment on.  I also colored this cardstock with PanPastels. I stamped the sentiment on to the orange paper and colored it with Copic Markers. I added a little bling to the sentiment with my Clear Wink of Stella pen. The stamp I used is Spellbinder's "Be Sunny" stamp. I adhered this to a piece of black cardstock cut to 4 x 5 1/4 inches.  This was mounted to the card base.

    I really enjoyed using the PanPastels which I have not used for many years.  It is great making something old new again.

    I hope you enjoyed my cards and will try something from your "stash" that you haven't used in a while.  Also challenge yourself to use a color that you very rarely use.  What fun!!!

    I am the last Compadre on the hop, so if you have missed anyone, please check the list below.   This is a very talented group of cardmakers and you don't want to miss any of their creations.






    We have a great prize giveaway listed in the picture below and all you have to do is comment on everyone's blog for a chance to win!

    TO ENTER:
    To enter the giveaway to win this killer prize pack, all you have to do isleave some love on each blog in the hop! How easy is that!?!




    Thank you so much for hopping with the MIO Compadres!!!  I hope you enjoyed all the creations and got some inspiration from all of our projects.



    Have a great month of June and enjoy the start of summer!!!

    Happy Creating!!!


    Linda

    l

    Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Somebunny's Luck with Laura's Loft February Shop & Hop

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    Hi Everyone,

    Welcome to Somebunny's Luck with Laura's Loft February Shop & Hop. I am honored to be a full time design team member for Laura's Loft along with a great group of talented designers.  My post today is part of  Laura's Shop & Hop for February featuring St. Patrick's Day and Easter.

    You should have arrived here from  Lisa's Blog .  If not,  you can go back by clicking the Previous Button or her name.

     http://royalpumpkinart.blogspot.com/2016/02/st-pattyseaster-shop-hop-with-lauras.html



    Our featured guest designer for this month is Noelia Iglesias.  She has some great projects for you to look at and enjoy.

    Laura is also having a Somebunny's Luck Giveaway, details at the bottom.



    My first creation is a St. Patrick's Day card made using Hero Arts "Acts of Kindness" stamp set, "Puttin on the Ritz" sequin mix, and Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Kits #2 (mowed lawn), #5(peeled paint), and #11(shabby Shutters).


    To make this card, I cut a piece of white cardstock to 3 3/4 inches by 5 inches.  I stamped various shamrocks on the card using the hearts from Hero Arts "Acts of Kindness" stamp set in shades of green using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  I stamped the sentiment in green and added sequins from the "Puttin on the Ritz" sequin mix.  I added clear Wink of Stella to each shamrock.  I glued the white cardstock to a green piece of cardstock cut 4 inches by 5 1/4 inches. I adhered the whole thing to an A2 white card base. 


    My second project is an Easter Card using Altenew "Painted Poppy" stamp set, "Raspberry Crush" sequin mix and Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Kits #13(abandoned coral) and #11 (festive berries, milled lavender).

     I started this card with a piece of 140# watercolor paper cut to 3 3/4 inches x 5 inches.  I applied the Tim Holtz Distress Inks onto an acrylic block and spritzed it with water.  I placed this on the watercolor paper and "smooshed" the acrylic block onto the paper.  After drying, I used black ink to put the flower and sentiment onto the card.  I placed a few sequins from the "Raspberry Crush" sequin mix.  I applied the watercolor paper to a piece of black cardstock and placed that onto an A2 white cardstock base.  I wanted to keep the card simple, but elegant. 

    I hope you enjoyed my cards.  Thank you for joining Somebunny's Luck February Blog Hop.  These products and much more can be purchased at Laura's Loft.



    This is the great prize for the Somebunny's Luck Giveaway and directions on how to enter.




    TO ENTER:
    There are several ways to enter and the more comments you make in the different social media outlets, the more entries you earn! It is required that you comment on each blog in the Hop.  After that, you are encouraged to like, and comment on our Facebook page, tag on our Instagram post and pin on Pinterest, as well as share on your own pages. The participant with the most entries wins the fabulous prize package! How cool is that!?!  Giveaway Rules and Requirements can be found on Laura's Post.

    Laura's Loft is featuring 45% off on all Christmas Stamps and Dies on the Christmas Collection page and of course $10.00 off a $75.00 or more purchase, CODE  $10off75.


    Be sure to check out these collections for new additions we have this month:
    Tim Holtz Mini Ink Kits
    Stamping Bella
    Hero Arts
    Ranger
    Lawn Fawn
    LL/DCB Exclusive Sequins


    To get to the next designer on the hop, Sue T., just click on the button below.  If you get lost, click on the names listed below.  Have fun hopping and shopping!!!


    




    1.   Laura  
    2.   Deana Benson
    3.   Jasmine Burgess
    4.   Robbie Rubala
    5.   Heart of Craft   (Emma)
    6.   Lisa      
    7.   Linda Gorman  YOU ARE HERE
    8.   Sue T.-
    9.   Kim
    10. Noelia


    I hope everyone has a wonderful St. Patrick's Day and Happy Easter.  Thank you for joining our Hop.

    HAPPY CARD MAKING AND SCRAPPING!!!


    Linda


    

    Thursday, January 21, 2016

    A Fun Card for Laura's Loft


    Hi everyone,

    Today I am featuring a card I made from the Avery Elle "More Stories" stamp set and matching dies.
    My card is being showcased today at Laura's Loft where you can buy this great stamp set and dies.
    I am very proud to be a member of the Design Team at Laura's Loft.  I am in the company of many great card designers!!!

    It finally turned cold and snowy here in Cleveland, Ohio so I decided to make a "Missing You Spring" card today.


    For this card I cut a piece of watercolor paper to 4 3/4 inches by 3 3/4 inches. I cut two cloud shapes out of post-it-notes to make a mask.  I put some Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters and Mermaid Lagoon distress inks on my work surface.  I then took a water brush and painted then onto my watercolor paper and placed it aside to dry.  Next I stamped the fox, kite, and banner onto white cardstock with an archival ink.  I colored the fox and kite with water color brushes and stamped the missing you on the banner.  I die cut the fox, kite, and banner.  I adhered the fox and kit to the watercolor paper.  I tied small pieces of twine to the tail of the kite.  I used foam tape to pop the banner up.  I stamped the grass onto the watercolor paper with Lucky Clover distress ink and the flowers with Wilted Violet and Fossilized Amber.  After stamping, I used a water brush to give the grass and flowers the watercolored look.  I placed the watercolor paper on a black piece of cardstock and placed that onto a purple A2 card.

    I hope you enjoyed my card.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.  Comments are always welcome.

    The products I used for this card can be found at Laura's Loft and are linked below.

    Avery Elle " More Stories" Stamps
    Avery Elle "More Stories: Dies
    Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Kits:
           #11 (shabby shutters)
           #13  (mermaid lagoon & fossilized amber)
           #15 (lucky clover & wilted violet)

    There is also a challenge going on right now at Laura's Loft, so please check it out and enter one of your cards.

    Thanks for stopping by.  Have a crafty, card making day!!!!

    Linda


    Saturday, January 16, 2016

    Laura's Loft January Challenge: Resist

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     Hi everyone,

    Welcome to Laura's Loft January Resist Challenge.  I am honored to be part of this Challenge with the fantastic and talented Inspirational Compadres from Laura's Loft.





    The dates for the challenge are January 16 through January 29, 2016.  To enter you will need to upload your Challenge Card to the Inlinkz Linkup Tool found on Laura's Blog.  Great News!!! There will be two (2) winners in the Resist Challenge.  The prizes for the winners are a $25.00 Gift Card to Laura's Loft and a $15.00 Gift Card to Avery Elle.  The winners of the Challenge will be announced on January 31, 2016.
     


     
     
    Now on to my card for the Resist Challenge.  
     
       

    For this card I cut a piece of 140 # watercolor paper to 5 1/4 " x 4".  I stamped on the butterflies and sentiment with VersaMark ink using the Altenew Bejeweled Stamp Set.  I then added WOW Bright White Superfine Embossing Powder and set it with a heat gun.  I stamped Tim Holtz Mini Distress Kits inks #10(squeezed lemonade), #11 (festive berries), #12(chipped sapphire), and #14 (hickory smoke) to my craft sheet.  I then colored the butterflies and background using a waterbrush. After the paper dried I applied sequins from the Glacial Bliss Sequin Mix. I adhered the watercolor paper to black cardstock and then placed that on a white A2 size card.  I enjoyed making this card, each card turns out differently.   The products I used can be found at Laura's Loft. 

    I hope you enjoyed my card.  Please check out the other cards by the Inspirational Compadres at Laura's Loft. 

    Laura- http://www.lauralscott.com/llc2/
    Deana-http://www.designcreativelybling.com/2016/01/lauras-loft-absolutely-inspiring.html
    Jasmine-http://journeywithjasmine.blogspot.com/2016/01/lauras-loft-challenge-resist.html
    Emma- http://heartofcraft.blogspot.com/2016/01/challenge-time-with-lauras-loft-resist.html
    debbie- http://debbielovestocraft.blogspot.com/2016/01/challenge-inspiration-jan-2016-resist.html
    Noe- http://elscrapdecrisynoe.blogspot.com.es/2016/01/lauras-loft-reto-mensual-embossing.html
    Lisa - http://royalpumpkinart.blogspot.com/2016/01/resist-new-challenge-with-lauras-loft.html
    Dawn - http://dipndotscreations.blogspot.com/2016/01/resist-challenge-at-lauras-loft.html
    Valentina - http://valentinascrap.blogspot.com/2016/01/january-challenge-dt-lauras-loft.html
    Linda Gorman-  http://dabblesbylinda.blogspot.com/2016/01/lauras-loft-january-challenge-resist.html    YOU ARE HERE
    Robbie - http://inkedx2.blogspot.com/search/label/LLChallenge

    Thanks for stopping by and have a great scrappy day!!!

    Linda