Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Music In My Heart Anniversary

Good Morning Ladies,
I got back from the dog show yesterday late afternoon. I had a blast! Dog shows are good for the soul.
The card for today is Music In My Heart Anniversary
This card started with an ATC I created back in 2009. I don't know how it came to be laying on my table, but it did. So I decided to use it for a card. The paper elements are from a ATC pad. I do not remember the company. The sentiment is hand written. A gold button graces the bottom. A piece of Mica from US Art Quest rests on top of the couple.The card base is covered with a piece of My Minds Eye cardstock. Three roses created with a Sizzix rolled rose die sit in the top corner. A grey ribbon puts on the finishing touch.
A close-up of the focal point.
A close-up of the roses.
The inside sentiment is from a CTMH set.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Friday, August 29, 2014

Graphics 45 Football Birthday

Good Morning Ladies,
I am working this morning. Then it is me, Windy, and Dude off to the dog show for the long Labor day weekend.
The card for today is Graphics 45 Football Birthday
This card was created using the Graphics 45 Good Ole' Sport pad. Plain and simple it is just layers.
This is the inside sentiment. The sentiment is from a the Stamps of Life clear set. The football guy was from the same pad. He is hand cut and inked.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Adventure Awaits Dog

Good Morning Ladies,
I am in the process of getting read for the Labor Day dog show. I have been packing the camper and doing the laundry. I still a ways off but feeling like I am making progress.
The card for today is Adventure Awaits Dog
This card developed on it's own. When I stamped the hunting dog image on the rust card stock I had no idea where it was going to lead. The hunting dog image is from Stampabilities. It was stamped in coffee Archival Ink. The swirls were added as it needed something. The swirl image is from a CTMH aspire set. I still felt like the panel lacked something. So I dug around and found the Adventure Awaits Heidi Swapp image. Now that the panel was done it need to sit on some kind of base. I did not want to use more of the rust as it was rather bold. The dark brown card stock piece was sitting in my cutting area and it looked rather good with the rust. A panel of tan was my next choice. I put them together and they worked. But the card still lacked something. So I went to work and stenciled the birch trees with the same coffee ink and a make-up sponge. The birch tree stencil is from Memory Box. Acorns in cream were stamped on the brown panel. I am not sure what company the acorn image is from as the wood mount was not marked.
The inside sentiment.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Peace on Your Wings tag

Good Morning Ladies,
I am up and at it early this morning. I already have the laundry going. The dogs have been fed and out twice and now laying at my feet. I think today is going smooth so far.
Today I have a Peace on Your Wings tag ....
This tag started with the tree stamp from Inkadinkado. It is from one of their clear sets. This was stamped on a tag base with black Memento ink. Next the sentiment was stamped in the same ink. The sentiment is from Stamping Sensations. It reads I will write Peace on your wings, And you will fly all over the world. Sadako Sasaki. The tag was then sponged with Tim Holtz distressed inks. The tag was lined with a gold art deco pen. A flat back dove was attached at the top of the tag. Fiber was added as a tie.
I have dived back into my fibers again. I think they fit some of the creations I have been making.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Zebra Tag

Good Morning Ladies,
Dog training classes started back up again last night. Dude got to do some obedience in Connie's class. I have a nice class of dogs. I did get a few things created this past weekend.
Today is a Zebra Tag
The zebra image is from the Rubber Cottage. Another stamp I purchased at the Fort Wayne show last year but had not had a chance to use. I could let him sit no longer. He was stamped on a tag. The weeds were stamped several times just using a portion of the stamp each time. This stamp is from Stampscapes. The sentiment is from CTMH. The background was created using make-up sponges and Tim Holtz distressed inks. The sentiment Peace On Earth usually comes with a Christmas set. But I don't think of it as a Christmas sentiment only. And I thought it was perfect for this sweet gentle faced zebra. A gold art deco pen was used to edge the tag.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Monday, August 25, 2014

Beary Special

Good Evening Ladies,
I could not post this morning as the links to the photos were broken. I am hoping they are working now. The card is Beary Special
 Ah...success! this card started with the bear. Once again I don't know the company of the bear or the sentiment as the wood mounts were not marked. the bear was stamped on watercolor paper. He was colorized using Stampin' Up watercolor crayons. The dsp is from DCWV.
The inside sentiment is from Hero Arts.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Magnolia Ponies

Good Morning Ladies,
I was up a little earlier this morning than usual. I guess I got plenty of rest yesterday and ready to go today.
The card for today is Magnolia Ponies
 I have done a fair amount of buying used stamps this summer. So I have many new things to play with at little cost. Yay me! It is fun to see how elements come together for me. The start of this card was the Magnolia Ponies stamp. They were stamped on Bristol paper. Colorized with spica pens they are sparkly. They were then hand cut. I looked over to the side and the arches Sheena embossing folder from Crafter's Companion was staring me in the face. I ran it through my cuttlebug with a lighter weight grey scrapbook paper. I then took a white cat's eye ink pad and ran it over the top for more dimension. This is a 5 x 7 embossing folder so it gave me room to make my ponies leap across the card. The three flowers were created using a Cheery Lynn flower die. These were in my flower bowl all ready to go and they matched my ponies perfect. So they grace the corner of the card with a pearl sprig underneath. The sentiment is cut with a Spellbinders die set. The sentiment is from a clear set. I don't know the company though as it came without one.
This is the inside sentiment is from the Stamps of Life.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog