Monday, August 31, 2015

I love you deerly

Both of my kids are starting college classes tomorrow.  If you have followed my blog you know that I have sent my daughter a card a week the last four years while she has been in college.  I asked my son if he wanted cards, and he said "No."  However, before he went to Army basic training he said that too, and then requested that I send him some.  I have a stash of cards that I try to keep for various occasions.  However, my son on Friday before he left for college raided my stash of cards and took a heap and then wanted postage so he could send them to his girlfriend who happens to be in the Navy basic training at this time.  That I wasn't prepared for, and some I had made specifically for my daughter.  Here is one that she will get using a pre-colored image from Imagine That digis by Kris.



Patterned Paper:  Autumn Leaves
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Lattice Rectange
Bling:  Paper Studio
Jute:  May Arts

Challenges
JUGS - Ch. 308 Sketch
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 139 Fall Fun
Creative Knockout - Ch. 104 Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes


Birthday Wishes

For the month of September, I have quite of few family and friend birthdays so I had to get going on my cards.  Here is one to complete the Viva la Verve sketches for the month.



Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations: Recollections
Stamp:  Verve 
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa
Spellbinders:  Small and large circles; Stately circle
Trim:  Simplicity
button:  Stash
Jute:  Hemptique

Challenges
Viva la Verve - August wk 4
Eureka - Ch. 155 Button, Button
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 152 Add some buttons
Cupcake Inspirations - Ch. 325 Layers


Birthday Blessings

My sister-in-law will be celebrating her birthday later this week so this weekend I went out shopping for her gift as well as worked on her card.  I embossed the die cut border in gold and found some wonderful paper that had metallic in it as well.  I tried to make it sparkly and fun.



Patterned Paper:  Heidi Swapp
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Verve Floral note & Unto Us
Ink:  Memento- Tuxedo Black; Versa Mark
Embossing Powder:  Stamp Craft - Gold
Die Cut:  Verve; Lifestyle Craft; Die-namics
Ribbon:  May Art;  TW
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts

Challenges
Viva la Verve - August Wk 3
Southern Girls - Ch. 118 Flower Power
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C301 Tag You're It

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hi Ho, it's off to school you go

With Labor Day being so late this year, I know that a lot of kids are starting back to school this week.  For my card I used one of the fish from a great set at Beach Toons.  In this set you get 4 fish that are in a Back to School theme for $1.  I colored this one in pastels.  I did emboss the paper and distressed it with Color Block silver ink for a nice shine which I find on the gills of a lot of fish.  The sentiment and patterned paper are from TLC.
Enjoy your weekend if it's your last free one with your kids for awhile!


Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create - Pencil Paper 4
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Beachy Toons (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Ink:  Color Block - Silver

Challenges
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 131 Back to School
CRAFT - Ch. 326 Back to School
The Sisterhood of Crafter's - It's back to school
Give a Cookie - Ch. 26

Doggone cute

Why is it that when artists draw some creatures they look adorable and we buy the stamps, but in real life we would be screaming and running the other direction?  This Snoozing puppy is precious with the mouse on it; however, if we saw that at our home, we would be trying to get the mouse off our dog or taking it to the vet for rabies shots.  Miss Rach has this adorable baby shark and if I saw that while I was swimming I would be racing to get out of the water!  The one thing that does scare me is that my husband and I would go on trips and love to get into our photography, but would observe people in the Everglades or Custer park that think buffalo that walk up to your car are tame.  These are WILD animals and I worry about people getting hurt in such places.
For this card, I used the Snoozing puppy which is the August progressive challenge at Gerda Steiner.  I used a wonderful sentiment from TLC.  Love your critters and be safe with creatures.



Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Inde
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Gerda Steiner (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Buttons:  Dress it Up

Challenges
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch 315
Gerda Steiner - August
OSAAT - Ch. 244  4 Legged friends
Eureka - Ch. 155 Button, Button

To my significant otter

Miss Rach at Beach Toons has this wonderful otter as a freebie the other day.  The sentiment is from TLC.



Patterned Paper:  Recollection
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollection
Stamp: Beachy Toons - See above for direct link
Sentiment:  TLC, Create See above for direct link
Spellbinder:  Opulent Oval
Die Cuts:  Quic Kutz
Jute:  May Arts
Divine Twine
Button:  stash
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Challenges
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 198 Anything Goes

Peace

Paulette at TLC has a monthly club and these angels were just part of that for the month of August and I just couldn't pass up using them right away.  The sentiment is also from a great set available there.  I used paper from Sweet Shoppe that was etched with gold glitter and added a gold corner piece from Wild Orchid Crafts.



Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp: TLC, Create - Be An Angel Day Vintage
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Embossing Folders:  Sizzix
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts & Recollections
Ribbon:  JoAnn's
Corner: Wild Orchid Crafts

Challenges
Papertake Weekly - Take your pick - Sketch
CHNC - Ch. 243 Use some gold
CHNC Extra - August
A snowflake promise - Ch. 4 Anything goes