Saturday, February 25, 2017

“Elementary, My Dear Watson”


You probably guessed by the quote above that the theme for  my husband’s 70th Birthday card is Sherlock Holmes.

Chuck has always been of big fan of Sherlock Holmes and I thought that he would really enjoy his birthday card.

 Tidbit: A documentary about the real life inspirations for Sherlock Holmes. A leading professor of medicine, Dr. Joseph Bell is a pioneer in a new field, forensic science. Joseph Bell is the real life model for the greatest fictional detective in history. He inspired his student, Arthur Conan Doyle to create a legend.

 I was inspired by a card I saw a very long time ago and I just had to have the Sherlock Holmes Stamp Set used on that card.  The stamp was purchased from Kraftin’ Kimmie about 4 year’s ago (I think) with my husband in mind.  And I just got around to using it, lol.  Here is a picture of the original card that I cased.


Sherlock Holmes Sample

Kraftin’ Kimme


I used the Zig Clean Color Brushes to water color the image.


CD of some of Chuck’s favorite songs.  And the label of Sherlock Holmes playing the violin was created using my printer and a printable CD.


Note: The Sherlock Holmes stamp is no longer available from Kraftin’ Kimme.


Thank you for stopping by.


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Two For One Post!


It’s been quite a long time since I posted to my Blog.  I came down with a bad stomach bug in November.  And when I felt better I began making my Christmas cards.  My Christmas list was almost three times longer than Christmas 2015.  I made 35 cards (and envelopes) to send out and let me tell you after I mailed them I was relieved and burnt out, lol.

After all cards were ready for mailing it hit me that I forgot to take photos of the different style cards I created except for one.  The photo is below.

The photo does not do it justice because the deer was made from a bright gold foil card stock and the camera wouldn’t give me a good shot of it.  I am blaming the camera not me, lol.


Reindeer Christmas Card


I cased this card from Nichol Spohr, LLC





Below is a photo of my Grandson’s Birthday card.  He turned 10 in January.  Like I mentioned above I was so burnt out from making Christmas cards that my creative mojo was gone!  But I knew I wanted to make a card for him so I worked hard to get my creative juices running again.  Once I started the card I began to have fun making it.  Most of the card is water colored.




Thank you for visiting my blog.  If you have any questions about the cards please feel free to send me an e-mail with your questions.