Monday, May 25, 2015

Dots Birthday Wishes

Here is a quick birthday card that I made.  Trying to get a few things done on this Memorial Day.



Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Spellbinders:  Pennant
Embossing Folder:  Lifestyle Crafts
Pebbles:  Papercraft Studio

Challenges
Viva la Verve - Sketches wk 4
Southern Girls - Ch. 111 Spots and Dots
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 61
Craft your Passion - Ch. 263

Thinking of you

Since I had an extra day off from work, I really should be cleaning my house since I am never home these days with work taking so much of my time.  I saw my Mother on Saturday, and she gave me some grieve that I need to "spend at least an hour a day on the house in order to keep up with it", and I told her I'm not even awake for an hour in the evening when I am home.  That's why I haven't had an opportunity to make some cards.  She also said, "you can't be spending so much time on your cards" to which I said I haven't had a chance to make one in quite a while, thanks Mom.  So much to her dismay....I had to do one because I needed some "ME" time.  I did cut the grass already so I did so something around the house first.
I used paper from My Mind's Eye - Stella Rose which is my all time favorite paper.  I used a sentiment from my Verve stamps of "Thinking of you" which I like to use for sympathy, and then inside put "during these difficult times".

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Stella Rose
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Verve
Ink:  Memento, Rich Cocoa
Flower:  Prima

Challenges
Viva la Verve - Sketches Wk 3
Sentimental Sunday - Ch. 260 Sympathy
Melonheadz - Flowers Everywhere
Incy Wincy - All or Nothing (Lots of layers)
Come and Get It - Tic Tac Toe (Design Paper, Sentiment, 2 or more layers)
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 260 Flora and Fauna

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Dream BIG

I love making easel cards, and had fun making this one using the images and papers from Imagine That.  The sentiment is from TLC.  I just love the colors of these Soft ball papers.  I used some stamps I had to make two softballs for the side and had some ribbon that also had stitching that looks like a softball too.


inside
easel

Patterned Paper:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Softball Stamp:  My Favorite Things
Ink:  Distress 
Punch:  EK Success
Spellbinders:  Large Circle
Ribbon:  Michael's

Challenges
A Gem of a Challenge -  Ch. 144 More than one Fold
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 374 School or Sports
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 137 Use some Ribbon


Favorite Mother's Day

I had this card done, but just have been so busy with work....I just haven't had the opportunity to post it.

It uses a wonderful image from Imagine That and a sentiment from TLC.

Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Circles
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Ribbon: Michael's
Hearts:  Jolee

Challenges
Come and Get It - Ribbon and Bling
Sentimental Sundays - Ch. 259 Funny and/or Cute Sentiments
Papertake Weekly - With a Heart
Fab 'n Funky - Ch.260 Flora or Fauna

Friday, May 1, 2015

Mom's 65th Birthday

On Monday it will be my Mom's 65th Birthday.  I plan to go celebrate with her on Sunday.  She is an amazing woman and I can't put that into words.  Last night my daughter received an award, and I couldn't attend the banquet since I'm two hours away, but my parents live in town and were there.  I can always count on them.
For my card, I used the new DOTM from Imagine That.  The purple bandana paper is also from Imagine That.  The sentiment is from TLC.





Patterned Paper:  Imagine That (see above for direct link); Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Image That (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (Hope your Birthday is Super)
Lace:  Hobby Lobby
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Circles;  Small and Large Petite Ovals
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories
Flowers:  Paper Studio

Challenges
Friday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 93
Inky Impressions - Ch. 207 Recipe (1 image, 2 papers, 3 flowers)
Eureka - Ch. 138 Add some bling
4 Crafty Chicks - Ch.244 Anything Goes
That's Crafty - Let's Keep It Simple

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Pudding a little JOY in your day

I made another card using an image from Imagine That and papers to match.  I chose a sentiment from TLC which I think is just too funny and perfect for this card.  I inked the outside of the image and sentiment papers with distress ink.  I also embossed some lemons on the yellow paper.




Patterned Paper:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Octangone; Small and large circle
Ink:  Distress - Old Paper
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Challenges
Friday Sketch Challenge - Ch. 92
Incy Wincy - Embossing
Dream Valley - Ch. 104 Let's Get Krafty
Inky Impressions - Ch. 205 Krafty It

Loving Thoughts

Well, I didn't fall off the face of the earth.  With taking a new job, I have gone from working 32 hours a week to 60 and that just doesn't leave a lot of time for crafting.  It is terrible when the "real" job interfere with the fun crafting job.  I'm hoping that things will settle down in a bit.  For my card, I used an adorable image from Imagine That with lilacs one of my favorite spring flowers and a wonderful sentiment from TLC.  Here is WI, we are finally starting to get some warm weather and thing are starting to bloom.



Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardtock:  Bazzil; Recollectioins
Stamp:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Loving Thoughts
Spellbinders:  Small and large Petite Ovals
Ribbon:  Offray
Brads:  Making Memories
Flowers:  Prima

Challenges
Sweet Sketch 2 - Sketch 51
QKR - Ch. 135 Spring Flowers
Digi Sketch - F is for Flowers
A Pink Gem - Spring is in the Air