Monday, June 21, 2021

T Stands For Two Topics

"Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day." Ps. 71:8

Good Afternoon!  It is lovely here today; we even had the house opened up.  It is a wonderful second day of Summer.  Yesterday, and last week with heat indexes sometimes in the hundreds, today is a welcome change!  We even got a little rain.  I don't think it is going to last long, though.

First today, I will show you some VSN (Virtual Stamp Night) cards I did over the week-end.  Our theme this time on Splitoaststampers is Fantasy Worlds.  Some of the challenges were:  Floral Fantasy, Shimmery Wings, Fantasy Island, Narnia, Futuristic.  Here are a few cards I made.  A couple have already been sent.

We were challenged to have shimmery wings on our cards, could have been dragonfly, butterfly or I chose Angel wings. I die cut them out of glitter paper.

This was a fun challenge to make a futuristic card from when we were born.  They never heard of internet or laptops or email when I was born.  This is a C Designs image, and sentiment.  I colored with Copics, fussy cut her and put her on a die cut oval then on Cuttlebug Divine Design Embossed pane.  Then I added washi tape and the sentiment on a punched Large lable, & word window, both SU! punches.

This was our floral challenge.  I just happened to have this printed paper on my desk, so distressed it and mounted on the Blackberry Bliss and added the punched heart.

This is a gel print background that I had made with a stencil.  I die cut a fairy and wings & the sentiment, then added glitter and gold thread.

Our fantasy island card.  The background was done to be like Faux Tearing technique.  I tore paper and then sponged over it to make the scene.  Makes a flatter card to mail.

This was inspired by the Narnia Challenge.  I decided that this Hampton Art Graphic 45 image was perfect to depict the children reading the Chronicles of Narnia.  I stamped the image and background with the new oxide color Salvaged Patina.  I stamped the background with a dictionary page stamp.

Secondly, I have to post this for our hostess Elizabeth of our TSFT over at Altered Book Lover.  I got lost again, like when I found the pianos, but this time I found a little memorial garden.  It is in front of the Bob Dole VA Hospital.  I was looking for the Tag office. LOL  I find the most fun things when I get lost.  I am just like my mom.  We all used to love going somewhere with her, because we always got to go somewhere other than where we were supposed to be going. LOL Here are photos of the memorial garden.  It was difficult to get photos without people in them.

I hope you liked my VSN cards and my walk through the little garden.  Did you see my drink reference?  If you want to visit our hostess and our other  TSFT bloggers click on the link above, and if you want to take part in the VSN challenges, you can click on that link above, also.
Hope you are having a nice day.  Thanks for stopping by. 


kathyinozarks said...

Hi< yes I always enjoy seeing your cards-you make such lovely cards. and I loved the memorial garden you found-I love little surprises like that-great find.
we finally got a cool down too today but no rain we really need some rain again.
Happy T wishes Kathy

Mae Travels said...

“We need to catch up” — I see the drink in the had of the little lady with the laptop. Very entertaining.

best…. mae at

My name is Erika. said...

That peace garden is really very nice. I love the idea of all the painted rocks. And getting lost can always be exciting, but nice to find new things. And your cards are great Sharon. I do like the laptop coffee cup lady image. What a great stamp. She has the best expression. Hope you have a super T day and a wonderful week Sharon. Hugs-Erika

Linda Kunsman said...

wonderful cards! That memorial garden is just beautiful-love all the painted stones around the tree. happy T day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Yes, I saw the reference to a drink. VERY clever. Your cards are wonderful. I love them all. We are going to have to talk about die cuts, because I am totally confused. You make them look easy and so well created, too.

Wow, you really DID get lost, didn't you. Isn't that on Kellogg? It's a beautiful garden, though. Thanks so much for sharing your cards and your trip to the Bob Dole garden with us for T this almost Tuesday, dear friend.

Valerie-Jael said...

Your cards are always beautiful, love them all. That's a nice memorial garden, too. I often end up some place where I wasn't intending to go, but hey, surprises are good. Happy T Day, Valerie

Iris Flavia said...

We had a phone that stood "in place". You had to dial each number... you know... ;-)
Sparkles and toes in the sand, awww. when can we travel again?
Our kindy around the corner collects rocks, too - sooo nice!
Happy T-Day to you.

Lisca said...

What a lovely little garden. Was it in memory of one person? Or for the fallen?. I'm just curious.
Yes, I spotted the mug in the lady's hand on the card. You always make such great cards. And you also have such a lot of sentiment stamps.
Happy T-Day,

J said...

Hi Sharon, You have been a very busy girl, love all the cards you've made.
The gardens looks lovely to walk around, just after our lockdown when we were allowed to walk we kept seeing stones on the benches, now I know why they were there!
Happy T Day, hope DH is continuing his recovery, take care
Jan x

nwilliams6 said...

Happy T-Day sweet Sharon. I love your VSN cards - I wish I could have participated as the theme is one I would enjoy but I was out of town. Love your coffee (or tea) holding girl with laptop card the most - yes, we would have been amazed at her when we were younger and she would have seemed like something on the Jetsons for sure. Your garden discovery looks super fun - I love finding unexpected things and seem to get lost much easier these days too. Hugz

Kate Yetter said...

Beautiful little garden. Loving all the pretty flowers and rocks.
Your cards are lovely. I think my favorite is the catch up one.
Happy Tea Day,

Divers and Sundry said...

What a lovely memorial garden! The rocks are a sweet idea. Happy T Tuesday!

DVArtist said...

these are lovely cards and the memorials are wonderful. Have a great day today.

CJ Kennedy said...

You make such beautiful cards. The memorial garden is just lovely and a wonderful place to end up when your lost.
Happy T Day

pearshapedcrafting said...

These are all wonderful cards Sharon - I especially love the Sympathy card! The memorial garden was well worth getting lost for! Happy T Day, Chrisx

Let's Art Journal said...

Such beautiful cards and the memorial garden is amazing too 😊. Happy T Day wishes! Hugs, Jo x

Darla said...

Enjoyed your cards. My favorite is the Synpathy card because I think it is difficult to get that emotion just right - and you did. THe garden was a nice surprise find.

Jayne said...

Sharon you are so good to find time to do all of the cards for VSN as well as look after your DH. Great cards. Glad he is doing well. I love your photos and especially the photo of the rocks. So cool. Have a wonderful day and week. Hugs from Oz jx

Aracelli Merla said...

Hey there, Sharon. I really like your VSN cards. I guess another one has slipped right by me. I have been so busy with Mom, that I have neglected SCS, and I'm saddened that I missed VSN. Anyway, your cards are amazing as always, and the garden is adorable. I love to end up in the unexpected places. Explore is great! Thanks for sharing!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your beautiful cards, always! Your rock pictures are great- love the gardens they are located in.