Sunday, January 31, 2016

Warm Winter Wishes

Hello All, I made this card last week just before we got our little snow storm but forgot to post it.
A non-card maker asked me if you could really make a good card with no layers on it so I set out to make a card to show her.   I wanted to make a CAS but sweet card so I went to my file with Deedee Anderson's images in it.    Here is what I ended up with.

I know it is very simple looking but I did want to do a card with no paper on it at all.  This is the second one I've done in a couple of weeks now and I'm getting to like them.  I printed both the image and sentiment by Deedee on Gina K Designs 120# paper so my Ccopics would not show through to the other side.  Then I embossing a portion of the card with a snowflake folder by Darice, chomped one top corner and I was done. It is certainly not the most exciting card, but I'm happy with it.  Glad to have you visit.  Enjoy the upcoming week.  

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Happy Bird Day

Good Saturday Morning,
I have a birthday card to share with you.  This is the perfect type cards for the recipient's personality.

I used a pre-colored image from Deedee's Images which sadly has closed her shop but that won't ever stop me from using her images.  I just printed the image and then did some piercing around edges and in the corners as you can see.  The sentiment was computer generated and cut out with a SB die.  I added some gold pen around the inside of the die and two gold brads on the ends.  The background paper was in my stash.  Now that I look at this I think I might add some snow to the hat seeing as how it is for a February birthday.  I think it was originally for Valentine's day but seeing as how we love the person we are sending this to (our youngest) the heart in the bird's mouth is appropriate.  
Thanks for paying a visit today.  Hope your weekend goes smoothly.  

Friday, January 29, 2016

Baby Girl

Here is a quick look at this card I just made a a friend's granddaughter that was just born this weekend during the height of the snow storm.

I start with the designer paper and took off from there.  The border punch is by MS and I punched it in two colors and inserted the negatives.  The image is by House Mouse and lightly colored with Copics.  Cut out with SB dies.  The sentiment is from an old SU! set and after stamping it I added some dots around it to help it stand out more.  Thanks a bunch for stopping by.  Have a great day.   

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Christmas Penguin

I would like to share a card I made for a, new to me challenge, calledRudolph Days January 2016.  I'm hoping to be able to keep up with these challenges so that I may get my Christmas cards done in a timely manner this year and not be scrambling the last minute like in most years past.   I dug way back into my closets and used everything that was old and neglected for quite a while.
All my card stock and the designer paper are from SU! The embossing folder is by Sizzix and the dies are all by SB.  The stamp is one I've had forever but not used nearly enough.  It is by Craft Smart and I think he is as cute as a button.   I thought long and hard about what this little penquin's Santa had should be like.  Should I stamp it in red? Should I maybe paper piece it?  Then I just figured this little cutie would want everything on him to match so we went with black.  It's hard to tell in the photo but there is Dazzling Diamonds on the brim and pom pom of his hat.  Actually I think that is not a pompom but a bell, but it got "dazzled" anyway.   Just  a few touches of color with Copics and a gold outline of the die.  I tried hard to outline the sentiment die with gold also, but I only had the thicker Sharpie and it was overpowering.  I thank you for taking time out of your day to stop in for a visit.  Enjoy your week.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Blue & Gold Birthday

Good Sunday morning all.  I hope everyone is doing all right and those of you in the path of the snow storm are not totally snowed in.  I wanted to share a card I made for a person that likes blue and gold colors.
I used some long retired paper by SU! and also a retired stamp.  I gold embossed the sentiment and then drew a line around the SB die with a gold Sharpie pen before cutting it out. Rounded corners, a MS punch and few sequins and I was done.  Thanks a bunch for stopping by today.  Enjoy your day.  

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

W2CB New Beginnings

I'm here to share a card that I made for Words 2 Craft by Challenge.  They are looking for a card or project that represents a new beginning.  I made a card reflecting a new friendship (snowman and bird) - LOL),   We got a few inches of snow the other day and are slated for a good sized snow storm this weekend so my mind went to snowmen.

The image is titled Bring It On Snowman by The Stamping Boutique.   I haven't colored an image in months so I'm quite rusty.  I added the Frantage  to cover up some booboos.  the paper is retired SU! and the sentiment was made using two different stamps from an older SU! set.  I punched out the circles and used a SB scalloped die for the last circle. The sky is sponged with Bashful Blue by SU.   I imagine I will look something like this snowman this coming weekend, shovel in hand and covered with falling snow.  As long as I don't have to drive in it I'm fine.  Thank you for dropping in on me today.  Have a great evening.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Masculine Birthday

I thought I'd share with you a card I made for a friend of ours.  This was a real CAS easy to get done type card.
I used this image from Stitchy Bear  image titled "In The Harbor".  I just added a bit of color to the sand and the sky and mounted it on Chocolate Brown with a blue back ground embossed with a Diamond Plate Folder.   Wishing you all a great day and thanks for stopping by.  

Thursday, January 14, 2016

One Are One Of A Kind

Hi All,  I'm here today to share a card I made for a teenage girl.  She is just 14 years old and every school day her mother gives her a note in her lunch.  She has been saving these notes for all these years and for Christmas she made her mother a scrap book with all these notes just to show her that she kept them and how much they meant to her.  I was so impressed with her for doing this.  Mind you she never made a scrap book before so she came over here and I let her look through all my stuff.  She picked out some papers and dies to back up the notes with.  She went home with gems, pearl pens, glue, flowers, die cuts, punches, brads, etc. and made her book all on her own.  Her mom was in heaven when she received this precious gift.  Mom brought the scrapbook back over to show me what a fabulous job she did.    I was so proud of her so I had to make her a card to let her know.
I have to apologize for the dark picture.  My OOT light just died and this was the best I could get without it.   My sentiment stamp is an older one by Ann-ticipations.  I've had it for quite a few years. This is SU! retired paper and the card stock is Rich Razzleberry even thought it does not look like it in this photo.  The diamond die is by by Die-namics and the gems and sequins were in my stash.  Well that's it for me today.  Thanks so much for popping in for a visit.  See you again soon.  

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Anniversary Card

Hello  Everyone and Happy New Year.   I have not dropped off the end of the earth like I'm sure most of you thought, but I've been tied up with knitting hats and scarves to donate and haven't made a card since November.  I needed to make an anniversary card for someone and I sat down at the desk and took a while before I could even get my thoughts in gear.  But I finally did and as usual for me I took the CAS route because I like that style and the recipients of this card are also CAS type of people.

I used some pretty paper I found in my stash and I have no idea who it is by but I love it.  I used a very old stamp and colored it with SU! markers in brown and red.  I cut it out with a SB die and also matted it on a circle SB die.  I added a two layer felt flower with a plastic flower in the center.  I rounded two corners and it was finished.  I did  not want to stress my brain too much on my first trip back to the craft desk.  LOL  Well that will have to do it for me for tonight, but I do hope to get back into a card making routine some day very soon.  Thanks so much for stopping in, I truly appreciate the company.