Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Cake makes everything better

My daughter doesn't handle change well, so moving and graduating is a lot for her to handle.  So I picked up some groceries to send to her - cake mixes and fun frosting included.  So I thought this would be the perfect card for her.  The sentiment is from TLC.  The image is a pre-colored one from the Paper Shelter.  I made this an easel card, since that is her favorite layout.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Strawberry Jam
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Paper Shelter - Berry Delight
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Cake makes everything better
Spellbinders:  Large Circle; Small scalloped petite oval
Ink:  Memento - Angel pink
Ribbon:  Really reasonable ribbon
Doilies:  Paper Studio
Gems:  Mark Richards
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Button:  Stash
Jute:  May Arts

Paper Shelter - Ch. 250 Make it digital
Robyn's Fetish - Ch. 318 Easel card
Come & Get It - Ch. 120 Use a doily
In the Pink - Ch. 95 1-2-3 (1 bow, 2 doilies, 3 gems)
Alphabet Challenge - G for Girlie
Dragonfly Journey - Ch. 59 Polka dot party

Monday, May 30, 2016

I am mooving

My daughter graduated last week so this weekend she moved.  I am on-call so I wasn't able to help her move.  I feel horrible; however, my Dad and son were able to be there and they are bruit force and were much more helpful I'm sure.  I did talk to her multiple times so I was still supportive which I think she needed since she has difficulty with change.  I made this card for her to give to someone to inform them of her new address.  I made the boxes by crimping paper and putting hemp around it.  This set from Imagine That is On the MOOve.

Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Hemp:  Natural Fibers
Crimper:  Fiskars
Die:  Die-Namics - Washi Tape

Creative Corner - Color BINGO (Kraft, Green, Blue)
Melonheadz - Ribbon, Lace or Twine
613 Ave Create - Ch. 178 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Loss of Mother - Sympathy

I have a long time friend that had his Mother pass away so this is the card that I made for him.  We started out being friends in college, was in my wedding party and then he ended being my daughter's adviser in her Education program.  I felt happy to know that there was someone on campus to keep an eye on her.  It's great to know that some of the friends that we make and even though we don't stay in touch on a regular basis, are always there.  This sentiment is one of from one of most used set from TLC so it is a great investment.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create - (see above for a direct link)
Spellbinders:  Small and large circles
Border punch:  Fiskars
Button:  Stash
Flower:  Prima

Mojo - Sketch 449
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 232 -233 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 156 Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 143 Anything Goes

Life in full bloom

This is an image that is just too cute From the Heart and it is the Stamp of the month.  I used a sentiment from TLC.  I had to add a few extra butterflies and a petite flower.  I feel like we have had quite a bit of rain and that the yard is now in full bloom as well.

Patterned Paper:  Cosmo Cricket; Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  From the Heart - Hamlet Pig Wit in the Planter
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Life in full bloom
Die cut:  Sweet Pea
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Gems:  Mark Richards
Pearls:  Recollection

From the Heart - Stamp of the Month May
From the Heart - Sketch 153
Gem of Challenge - Ch. 170 Weather Pick any season
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 190 Flower Power
Crafty Boots - Butterflies and/or Bees

Have a Rockin' Birthday

I have quite a few birthday cards that I have to make this upcoming month.  Here is one that I made using one of the newer sets from Imagine That called Jammin' Janey and the sentiment is also from that set in the inside of the card.  This is a gate fold card.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Over the Hill
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Dies:  Sweet Pea & Die-Namics
Flowers:  Recollections
Brads:  Recollections
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories

Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 190 Flower Power
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 295 For a child
QKR - Ch. 193 Birthday Cards
Alphabet Challenge - G for Girlie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

You light up my night

Here is a card I made using a firefly from Scribbles and a sentiment that I requested from Paulette at TLC.  I outlined the path as well as the black corners with Sarkura jelly glitter pen to give it a sparkle.

Cardstock:  Paper Company; Bazzil; Recollections, Core-dinations
Stamp:  Scribbles - Firefly
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - You light up my night
Sarkura jelly glitter pen
Hearts:  Prima
Spellbinders:  Small and large circles
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart

Scribbles - Ch. 40 A little note to bug you
Sketch Saturday - Sketch 411
Creative Corner - Ladies Night
Crafty Calendar - Things with wings
Polkadoodles - Wk 18 Things with wings
Melonheadz - Make it Sparkle

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Ruff day?

I have to cover for a nurse who is out for her daughter's graduation so I feel like it is a rough week instead of a rough day, hehe.  I am feeling sorry for myself since I have a heavy work schedule and have a lot going on at home with new flooring coming this week and having to go for an award night for my own daughter.  It will all get done - I will just need to wear my cape and fly....
For this card, I used the Imagine That Puppy Chaise and a sentiment from TLC.  I made it a monochrome card.

Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny;  Teresa Collins
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Ruff day
Spellbinder:  Grand Circle, Grand Stately Circle
Buttons:  Stash
RicRac:  Bazzil
Punches: EK Success
Bling:  Recollections

Cardz 4 Guyz - Ch. 118 Monochrome
RRR - Ch. 140 Monochrome with ribbon or trim
Creative Knockout - Ch. 140 Tic Tac Toe (Digi, Sentiment, Ribbon)

Hog Wild Over You

Imagine That has a new Challenge this month which is a sketch.  For this challenge I used an older set called Hedgehog Greetings.  I just think this little guy is so cute.

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock: Bazzil
Stamp:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Jute:  May Arts
Flower:  Prima

Cardz 4 Guyz - Ch. 118 Monochrome
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 303 We want to see 3 or more layers
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 140 Tic Tac Toe (Flowers, Sentiment, Die Cut) (Digi, Sentiment, Twine)

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Creating Christmas Treasures Blog Hop

You should have arrived from Lisa D's blog, if not you will want to start at the beginning with Deanne so to get all the wonderful freebies.  We are all part of the TLC, Create DT and there is also a Christmas blog which is Creating Christmas Treasures.  So this will start off the team making some weekly creations for you for that blog.  Here is my Center-step card that I made for you using this beautiful mistletoe image and sentiment.  Remember to give Paulette some love for the freebies, and enjoy as you start working on your Christmas cards!

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Desire     http://desiref.blogspot.com/

Hetty       http://craftchaos.blogspot.com/

Ileana      http://sparklingpinktitta.blogspot.it/

Karen       http://busyinspirations.blogspot.com/

Lisa D      http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.com/

Lisa Lynn   http://lisalynncard.blogspot.com/

Lynne       http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/

Rhonda Sue   http://craftymumzcreations.blogspot.com/

TlcCreations   http://createwithtlc-createwithtlc.blogspot.com/

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp & Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above)
Die Cut: Sweet Pea
Ink:  Versa Magic - Cottage Ivy
Buttons:  Stash
Jute:  May Arts
Bling:  Duct Tape

CHNC Extra - May
CHNC - Ch. 279 Anything Goes
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 302 Bright Christmas
The Glory of Christmas - Ch. 83 Stamp or digi only
ABC Christmas - I for Ink

Look who's turning 20

My son had his birthday last week, and I haven't had a chance to see him yet.  I'm hoping to get to see him for a quick minute later today.  This is the card that I made him using a sentiment from TLC.

Patterned Papers:  Uniformed Papers
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Polkadoodles - Army
Sentiment: TLC, Create - Look who's turning 20
Circle Punch:  EK Success
Die Cut:  Sweet Pea

Sketch Saturday - Week 410 - Pick Sketch 409
Brown Sugar - Ch. 196 For the Boys
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Birthday Challenge
Creative Knockouts - Ch.139 Lots of Layers
CRAFT - Ch. 361 Inspired by a book (Platoon)