Monday, May 23, 2016

Youth is the gift of nature

My daughter and her boyfriend graduated this weekend, and we had a celebration at my parents' home after the ceremony.  I'm so proud of them, and it is exciting to have them start on their careers.  My daughter graduated with a degree in Education and is going to teach 1st grade summer school and 3rd grade in the fall.  Next week she is moving so there is just a lot going on.
Here is a card that I made using an older image from Image That called Spring Kitty with a sentiment from TLC.  I made this as an easel card.  And colored it like a Siamese (since 3 of them own me).



Here is 2 or the 3

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollection
Stamp:  Imagine That (see above)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Youth is the gift of nature
Punches:  EK Success
Flowers:  Recollection
Buttons: Stash
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa
Chalk:  Stash
Twine:  Darice

Challenges
Show us your Pussies - Ch. 6 Furry Friends
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 72 May Flowers
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Something with wings
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 189 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Ch. 199 Anything Goes

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Leesa's Swing

I actually gave my Mom this card for her birthday so that is why I didn't want to post it when the release came out a couple of weeks ago.  Kris has this adorable image and sentiment called Leesa's Swing and I used the pre-colored image since my Mom loves yellow.


Patterned Paper:  American Craft
Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp & Sentiment:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa
Spellbinders:  Grand Circle, Large Circle, Large Petite Oval
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls:  Recollections

Challenges
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 72 May Flowers
As You Like It - Big or Little Bows and Why?  (Little) so that the bow doesn't overpower the layout
Polkadoodles - Wk 20 Birthday Celebrations
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. Ch. 189 Anything Goes

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Congratulations on graduating from college

My daughter will be graduating on Saturday so this is the card that I made for her.  It is using an image from Mo Manning and a sentiment from TLC.  I was so excited to do it in her school colors and then she told me that she has a black gown.  I was also so excited that I made cards for the two girls, but I forgot about my daughter's boyfriend.....so I have to make one more.




Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Grad with Rose s
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Congratulations on graduating from college
Bling:  Mark Richards
Ribbon:  Hobby Lobby
Die:  Die-Namic

Challenges
Stella Say Sketch - Sketch 409
Mo Manning - Ch. 263 Anything Goes with a Mo image
QKR - Ch. 191 Graduation Cards
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 188 Ribbon or Lace
OSAAT - Ch. 262 Hot colors

Bravo - You did it!

I have a friend that is making it onto the local Police Force after several attempts.  I used the sentiment from TLC and the image from Kenny K.



Patterned Paper:  Crate
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection; Core-dination
Stamp:  Kenny K - Policeman
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Bravo You did it
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Circles; Small and Large Petite Ovals
Stars: Stash
Washi Tape:  Recollections
Embellishments:  Paper Studio

Challenges
Sketch Saturday - Sketch 312
Crafty Creations - Ch. 315 Monochromatic
Creative Corners - Let's Celebrate
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 230 - 231 Anything Goes

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Nurse graduation

I graduated from nursing school 26 years ago, and today I had my boyfriend's daughter (also named Lisa) graduate from the same nursing school.  It was emotional for me.  I will have my own daughter graduate next weekend and Lisa today so it has been very special.  I'm very proud of these young women.  It is great to see the enthusiasm and energy.  For this card, I used pre-colored images from the Paper Shelter and a sentiment from TLC.  I made this as an easel card.







Patterned Paper:  K & Company
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Paper Shelter - Cute Nurses
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Congratulations on graduating from college
Spellbinders:  Eyelet Square
Die:  Sweet Pea 
Button:  Stash
Jute:  May Art
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace:  Wrights
Pearls:  Recollections

Challenges
Paper Shelter - Ch. 248 Lace it up
QKR - Ch.191 Graduation Cards
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 425 More than 1 fold
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 188 Ribbon or Lace
Come & Get It - Fancy Fold





to my significant otter

Here is a card that I made using the adorable image from Imagine That called Otter Be Mine along with a sentiment from TLC.  I love this color combination with the teal, blue, brown and kraft.




Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - to my significant Otter
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Spellbinder:  Scalloped Heart
Buttons:  Stash
Twine:  Divine Twine
Ribbon:  Offray & Recollection

Challenges
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 188 Ribbon or Lace
Creatalicious - Ch. 91 No designer paper
Robyn's Fetish - Ch. 416 Use your favorite colors
Sisterhood of Crafters - No designer paper
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 230 - 231 Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - F for Furry Friends
Crafty Catz - Ch. 324 Dies & punches

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Go Army

My son is in the Army Reserves and is trying his hardest to go ACTIVE duty.  I know we need people to serve, but my heart does go out to all those who do and their families.  And the way that things are these days that includes those who are in public service such as police, fire, coast guard and the such.  This world has gotten crazier.  Even though I worry about safety for all, I do know that it would be best for my son because that is the lifestyle that would make him happy at this point in his life.  As a nurse, I work with a lot of vets so that does concern me too because I know things that he doesn't, but he has to experience it for himself.  As a parent the hardest thing is to let go.  Paulette at TLC has this perfect sentiment and Kris at Imagine That came out with Soldier Sam.  I made this a side step card.  Remember that May 21 is Armed Forces Day.



Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - My son is a hero
Ribbon:  Offray
Clip:  WalMart
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Embellishments:  My Favorite Things

Challenges
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 425 More than one fold
Crafty Ribbon - Ch. 151 A man's world
Cardz 4 Guyz - Ch. 119 Dig It (paper on steps is dirt)
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 155 Anything Goes