Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Back to school

My daughter is starting her senior year at college...I can't believe it.  I can't believe that I still send her a card a week too.  She loves it and it helps her get through the year.  Sometimes I add a little treat like a gift card to Starbucks or Target.  This summer went by so fast I just can't believe it.  Usually she has spent the summer at home; however, she stayed at school so it was a real empty nest for me.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Sassy Cheryl - First Day of School
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Back to school ticket
Spellbinders:  Grand Circle; Grand Scalloped Circle
Flowers:  Prima
Brads:  Making Memories
Divine Twine

Challenges
Sweet Sketch 2 - Ch 25
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 335 Back to School
Delightful - School Daze
Digi stamps 4 Joy - Ch. 99 Circles
Dream Valley - Ch. 89 Flowers

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Cupcake Happy Birthday

My sister-in-law's birthday is on September 3rd so I wanted to male a bright colored card for her.  I used a cupcake die-cut and paper with glitter.  I combined my favorite flowers of Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts. 
And I actually used ink and a stamp set from Verve for the sentiment.

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey - RSVP
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections; Core-dinations
Spellbinders:  Ribbon Banner; Large Circle
Ribbon:  TW Ribbon
Flowers:  Prima & Wild Orchid Crafts
Die Cut:  Sizzix
Ink:  Memento, Black Tuxedo
Stamp:  Verve - Hope Blooms

Challenges
Mojo - Ch. 359
Craft Your Passion - Ch. 226 Use at least 3 patterned papers
Crafty Ribbons - Ch. 99 Celebration with ribbon
Papertake Weekly - To die for

Gingerbread cookies share

For this week at Imagine That I used the adorable Gingerbread Scenes girl gingerbread to make my card.  I used patterned paper and a sentiment from TLC.  I love gingerbread cookies so this set always makes me smile.  I am trying to keep a slow pace on making Christmas cards all year long so that I won't be in a mad rush at the end of the year since I need quite a few.

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create -Pepperment Parade Paper 3
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Gingerbread Cookies Share
Button:  Dress It Up
Twine:  Divine Twine
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon; May Arts; Michael's
Spellbinder:  Small Circle; Stately Circle
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Bling:  Mark Richards

Challenges
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra - August
Digi stamp 4 Joy - Ch. 99 Circles
Creative Corner - Girly
Brown Sugar - Ch. 108 Let's Get Krafty

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sometimes life stinks

Doodle Pantry has this wonderful outhouse image and the perfect sentiment to go along with it.  I made this card for their monthly challenge.  I guess it's the way I feel today so it's perfect.

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Bazzil;  Recollections
Stamp & Sentiment:  Doodle Pantry - Nature Calls
Punch:  EK Success
Flowers:  Recollection & Paper Studio
Jute:  May Arts
Border Punch:  EK Success
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa

Challenges
Sketch Saturday - Challenge 323
Doodle Pantry - Ch. 49
Digistamp 4 Joy - Ch. 99 Circles
QKR - Ch. 101 Add a button

Sunday, August 17, 2014

PEEP

I have this wonderful friend that I have many messages for and haven't heard back from so I have been worried about her.  I even called her son who told me she was having some problems with her phone, but that she was fine.  In this day of modern technology if we can't reach someone immediately, it makes us panic.  So I made this card to send her the "old fashioned" snail mail way.  The image is from QKR and I used Glossy Accents on the water.  The sentiment is from TLC.


Patterned Paper:  Teresa Collins
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  QKR - digi 6807
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Haven't heard a peep from you
Spellbinder: Large deckled rectangle
Border punch:  Fiskars
Buttons:  stash
Glossy Accents
Flower:  Prima

Challenges
Mojo - Ch. 358
QKR Stampede - Ch. 101 Add a button
Inky Impressions - Ch. 172 Animal Friends
Brown Sugar - Ch. 107 Anything Goes


Sunday, August 10, 2014

What happens on the tractor

I colored this wonderful image by Imagine That digis by Kris.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.  For this shape I used Spellbinder Label Thirty Eight and then embossed the brown to look like tractor wheels.  I argue with a friend over red versus green tractors and this set comes with a green tractor so I colored this one red.  We just went to the State Fair last week, and I can't believe the cost of tractors!$$$!

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That - Farmer John
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Circles; Label Thirty Eight
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart

Challenges
Inky Impressions - Ch. 171 Shaped Cards
Crafty Girls - Ch. 24
Scribble and Scrap - Ch. 24
Delightful - Anything Goes

Friday, August 1, 2014

Bacon in the sun

I'm not one for laying out in the sun since I have too much oncology experience, but I just love the humor of this pig and sentiment from Bugaboo.    Actually the thought of sipping on a drink today is a good one....
For my paper since it has bottle caps, I used one as an embellishment.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the outdoor weather.


Patterned Paper:  Echo Park
Cardstock: Bazzil;  Recollections
Stamp and Sentiment:  Bugaboo (see above for direct link)
Twine:  Darice
Bottle Cap:  Paper Studio
Bling:  Michael's
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Challenges
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Ch. 250
Catch the Bug - Inspirational Picture

CRAFT - Ch. 270 Wish you were here
Creative Corner - At the beach
Love to Create - Ch. 126Summer Lovin'