Monday, June 10, 2019

A Good Man for the June Stray Ducklings Blog Waddle

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Stray Duckling's Blog Waddle. 
Today I'm featuring the Stamp Set A Good Man. We never seem to have enough masculine cards, but Stampin' Up! makes it easy with this set. This card went together in a jiffy. Even the coloring is easy because there are big, open spaces that don't require a lot of shading. 
Add a simple cardstock banner, a small piece of DSP (designer series paper) and a few self-adhesive embellishments and that's it. Easy Peasy!  
An extra layer of DSP inside gives it a bit of a finishing touch as well.

Please be sure to visit my duckling friends on this waddle. And, if you're so inclined, we'd love to hear from you. It's nice to know that someone out there is reading our posts. 💙 Next in line is our awesome friend, Sue Boerner. Sue makes sure our waddle is running smoothly every month. Without her, we couldn't do this!

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Sailing Home Anniversary Card

Hello Stampers. It's been a while. Life's been busy. We had to say Good bye to our beloved Rat Terrier, Buster, last weekend. He had been sick quite a while. Much of my time was governed by him - trying to get him to eat, trying to get his heart medicine in him, making sure I knew when he was awake (which wasn't very often) so we could make a dash outside to potty. The geriatric stage is difficult, but I'd do it all again if I had to. He definitely took a piece of my heart with him.

Onto my card for today. This is a card that I made for hubby for our anniversary. He's a Navy man and loves all nautical items. Enter Sailing Home.
Pairing the Sailing Home Bundle with the Colorful Layers wave die seemed like a no-brainer to me. If you look closely, you'll noticed that I changed the sentiment...say what??? How'd she do that??? I covered "Let Hope Be Your" with washi tape then inked up the sentiment. I removed the washi tape and stamped so that only "Anchor Through The Storms of Life" stamped on my cardstock. Then I took washi tape and covered "True North" on the "You Are My True North" sentiment so that when I removed the washi tape, only "You Are My" was inked up. I stamped that above the word "Anchor" and viola! New sentiment! It's so true. Hubby is my Anchor Through the Storms of Life". I'm so glad he was home when I had to make the dreaded decision for our little Buster.
I cut slits in the sides of the folds so the waves could go through and be glued to the back of the card. I cut the side with the lighthouse down to just a tab at the bottom so the lighthouse could be a beautiful focal point.
There was a spot for me to write a note on the back.
I used the sentiment diecut to give the edges of the cardstock a bit of appeal. 
I love the way this card turned out. Our 17th Anniversary was May 18th. Little did I know how true this sentiment was going to be in just a couple of weeks. :( 

Our sweet Li'l B
Hug your family members - whether human or furry. We're never guaranteed tomorrow. I truly hope this little guy knows how much he touched our hearts in the 5 years we were blessed with him. We got him from a rescue when he was 10 and I hope someday I get to see him again at the Rainbow Bridge.

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mother's Day Inside Wiper Card

Happy Mother's Day! I hope you all have plans to spend the day with those special women in your life. Hubby & I both lost our moms years ago. :(  However, we have a very special woman in our lives that is just like a mom to us. 
Meet Barb.
She is one special lady! She loves our furkids just like they were her own and she takes great care of them for us when we're out of town. Barb & I do a lot of things together, from grocery shopping to dancing. She's always a willing participant to join me in whatever endeavor I'm doing. I love her dearly.

So, I made a special card just for her. 

 It has an interactive element.
 The heart pops out from behind the sentiment panel.
 I call it an Inside Wiper Card. 
The video isn't the greatest. It's hard to hold the phone camera with one hand and open the card with the other, but you get the idea ;) LOL!

But Barry & Jay from mitosucrafts (the ones I got the idea from) call it a Spinner Pop Up card. You can see their version HERE.

I love these interactive cards. This is the third one I've made, but I see a few more in my future, LOL! Once you get the mechanism down, they're pretty easy to reproduce. 

That's it for today! I hope you enjoy this Mother's Day and as always, 

~Happy Stamping!~

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