Friday, August 29, 2014

Princess a Very Happy Birthday to You

My daughter's birthday will be in September so I figured I better get making the card.  I usually refer to her as my princess so I made this card using Mo's image.  She thinks she will be sooooo old at 22, boy does she have a thing coming.  I used this reasonable sentiment from TLC.  I had only a little of this gorgeous lace left.  I had to put on these wonderful roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Mo Manning - the Damsel
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
lace:  Wrights
flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
bling:  Paper Studio
Spellbinder:  Grand Circle; Label #4
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Challenges
Sketch n Stash - Challenge 145
Dream Valley - Ch. 89 Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 335 Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Ch. 174 Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - PWC325 Birthdays
Creative Corner - Anything Goes

Advice from the season Autumn

I just love the fall season with the vibrant colors.  The sentiment for this card is from TLC.  The card is CAS.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollectioins
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Leaves; Tear drop Circle

Challenges
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge - Ch. 233
Eureka - Ch. 104 CAS
The Squirrel and the Fox - Ch. 76 Spring or Autumn
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 79 Use your dies and punches
Ribbon:  Michael's

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pig and Pumpkins harvest of memories

Fall is my favorite season because I love the change of color.  I love to see the leave change color; however, I do not like to rake the leaves once they fall.  The vibrant colors of oranges, golds, reds, browns are just a splendor and here in Wisconsin where we have so many trees it is wonderful.  I love the crisp cool mornings and evenings yet the warm days.  We can still do so many outdoor activities so it is a great time of year.  For my card, I used the stamp of the month From the Heart Pumpkin Pig Wit.  The sentiment is from a wonderful set from TLC and the patterned paper is also from TLC. 

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create - Pumpkin Pie Paper
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dination; Recollection
Stamp:  From the Heart (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Flowers:  Prima
Brads:  Paper Studio
Pearls:  Recollectioins
Spellbinders:  Small Circle, Small scalloped circle

Challenges
From the Heart - August Stamp of the Month
From the Heart - Sketch 77
As You Like It - Ch. 35 Favorite Season and why
CRAFT - Ch. 274 Animal/PET
Crafty Sentiments - Animal Crazy
The Squirrel and the Fox - Ch. 76 Autumn or Spring
Crazy for Challenges - C4C250 Animals no bears or bunnies


Happy Birthday! hope it's Par-fect

I have a friend is a golf addict.  I thought this would be the best card that I've made in awhile.  I used an image from Digis by Kris.  I used a circle and embossed dots in it to make it look like a golf ball.  I also used a border punch for the grass.  For the inside of the card, I used the sentiment from this set and punched it out on an oval.  I added a green oval and a pennant to look like it was on hole number 9. 

inside

Patterned Paper:  Crate
Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp & Sentiment:  Digis by Kris - golf set (see above for direct link)
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Spellbinders:  Pennant; Small and Large Petite Oval; Large Circle; Large Deckled Rectangle
Sticker:  SEI
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
 
Challenges
Sketch Saturday - Ch. 324
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 79 Use your punches and dies
Delightful - Layer It
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 336 Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - PWC325 Birthdays

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