Thursday, July 28, 2016

Birthday wishes - for Ceylan

This card is for Ceylan. Of course, it has an elephant on it. I didn't intend on using these papers again on a card so quickly, but they were on my desk so quick to grab. I made this card relatively quickly for me. I went in knowing that I was doing so that helped.

I saw this scrapbook page and knew I wanted to use it as my inspiration for this card.

I'm really liking the light gray papers in the background with the bright pops of color. I'll have to get more next time I'm out.

I told Ceylan on her card, I like the cards every year, but this one is definitely my favorite so far. I contemplated using a googlie eyes, but decided against it.

without flash

with flash

Papers: Neenah, SU going Gray, SU basic gray, DCWV glitter, Recollections, Momento
Stamps: Studio G, SU garden greetings
Accessories: Lawn Fawnskin heart dies, felt, homemade enamel dots, SU label punch, ribbon, pop dots
Techniques: paper piecing, scrapbook page inspiration
Inks: Memories, Spectrum Noir

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

You leave me in stitches - thank you

I was asked by my friend Kathy, if I could make a card for her? She wanted a special card for a lady that fixed her sewing machine. The only requirements were that it be a sewing theme, thank you and bright colors. I've never really made any cards with a sewing theme but have items I can use for it.

I went back through my Pinterest pins/screenshots and found this scrapbook page (I'll have to post when the link later (I can't find the picture). I thought it would be perfect since it's quilt looking.

Kathy and I  were both going to be at the casino so we met there so she could get the card. I had sent her a picture so she knew what it looked like. She liked it in the picture but really liked it in person.

Papers: Neenah, Bazzil, SU pixie pink, Recollections, Momento
Stamps: SU - garden greetings,
Accessories: sewing machine, gem flower, Stickles, enamel dots, pop dots
Ink: Copic, Memories
Techniques: sketch, sewing

Sunday, July 17, 2016

A Cupcake and a Smile

I made this card at crafty day Sat. One card. Lol.

I don't normally copy cards so close. I saw this card and knew I had to replicate it. Let me tell you, getting the words all lined up just so, isn't as easy as you'd think.

I love this set from CTMH. I even added a sentiment inside. It fit. It says,  "Everywhere you go, take a cupcake and a smile with you."

I'll be sending this fi my coworker/friend to help her artsy positive with her cancer treatment. She loves cupcakes.

Papers: Neenah,  Bazzill, Colorbok
Stamps: CTMH (cupcake cuties - May 2015 stamp of the month)

Birthday wishes

I made one card only during the May crop. I hit my head on the thermostat of the fridge getting water before I left so had the worst headache for most of it. I took 4 Advil and finally started to feel better. It knocked my neck out so I knew I hit it really hard.

I used this sketch. This sketch is a great one.  This could be my new favorite color combo. I used my favorite polka dot paper.

Papers: Neenah, Bazzill, Recollections, Colorbok
Stamps: CTMH (cutie pie stamp of month May 2015), SU (garden greetings)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Lawn Fawn die, MFT die, homemade enamel dots,  pop dots
Techniques: paper piecing, sketch


My second card from crafty day in March.

This is a happy card. Possibly for my friend/coworker Janice.

Papers: Neenah, KI (peace and butterflies)
Stamps: Studio G
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Little Yellow Bicycle die, Lawn Fawn die, Glossy Accents, homemade enamel dots
Techniques: paper piecing

Make a Big Wish

We got together in March for crafty day. I made two cards after I was finished volunteering at Habitat for Humanity. That's a lot for me.

Papers: Neenah, American Crafts (hip hop hooray)
Stamps: Studio G
Accessories: Cuttlebug,  C.C. Designs corner banner die, homemade enamel dots, pop dots
Technique: paper piecing

Happy Birthday Ken

I made this for my friend for his birthday in April. I'm very late in posting it.

I used my Nifty Fifties cartridge.  I love that one. It really has fun images. I made the car out of blue glitter paper to look like his Ford Fairlane convertible.

without flash

with flash

Papers: Neenah, Bazzill, The Paper Studio glitter, SU pool party, Recollections 
Accessories: Cricut, Nifty Fifties cartridge, Cuttlebug, houndstooth ef, pop dots, computer generated font on sign

Monday, April 18, 2016

Happy Birthday Katey

I made this card for my friend Katey. She loves pink and her new favorite color is sea blue. I didn't have that color so used what matched. I hope my card doesn't look like it is for a young child.

The cake is cut from my Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge. That cartridge has some really cute images. I just love this one.

I used this sketch except the two side columns.

The first picture posted is with the flash, the second is without.  The card  is hot pink in real life, not red pink.

Papers: Neenah, Colorboc, DCWV (glitter), Bazzill
Stamps: Sizzix (came with dies)
Accessories: Cricut, Simply Charmed cartridge, Cuttlebug, W R Memory Keepers ef, bling, Nestabilities, SU scallop circle punch, washi tape (chevron and line), pop dots
Inks: Memories
Techniques: sketch

Monday, February 22, 2016

Happy Birthday Janice

This card is for my coworker. She's going through a lot right now so I sent an email to ask the whole team to bombard her with cards for her birthday. Her favorite color is teal so I tried to add as much in as possible. She has a dog and treats that dog like her child.

Papers: Neenah, Bazzill, SU night of Navy, DCWV Hippie, The Paper Studio, Recollections.
Stamps: Recollections, SU Garden Greetings
Accessories: Cuttlebug, SU happy die, homemade acrylic dots, bling.
Technique: paper piecing.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Happy Birthday Kim

I made this card for my friend Kim's birthday. I pinned this card on Pinterest, with the intention to use it as my inspiration for Kim's card. Then Kim pinned it shortly after. I knew it had to be at that point. The Christmas tree and the birthday hat were the same shape. I didn't make my center image as large as in this card though. Kim and I do that kind of thing a lot. We will text or talk and pretty much say the same things or if we are out shopping separately,  we'll often ask the other I'd they want this and it's the same thing. That's so weird when that happens. We joke that we're twins from other parents.

It felt strange to make a card and not have any restrictions. Just fun. The hard part, is that my craft room is near disaster stage and I kept losing my supplies. I set the paper pack down and couldn't find it for 15 minutes. That's just crazy.

I had to make the cupcake chocolate because that's my favorite and the cherry on top is a homemade acrylic dot.

Without the flash:

With the flash so you can see all the glitter in the papers and cupcake. In real life, it is more the colors in the card without the flash. It's very bright and cheerful.

Papers: Neenah, Bazzill, SU chocolate chip, The Paper Studio - Eat Cake.
Stamps: Fiskars, SU - Garden Greetings.
Accessories: Stickles (on cupcake), homemade acrylic dot, bling, Cricut, Celebrations cartridge.
Technique: inspiration card, paper piecing (cupcake).

Friday, October 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Dad

I started this birthday card last week and finally finished it.

I used this Sweet Sunday sketch (#179) that I found on Pinterest. Because I was making this card for a guy,  I didn't want to add a bow. The colors came from me taking very few papers to my neighbor's for craft day.

For this card, I used my stamp-a-ma-jig on the main panel. I watched Lynn do some random stamping so had more of an idea on how to use it. Normally, I find it easier just to stamp, but it did help line everything up. I did have to redo this panel a second time though add I didn't space the happy Birthday out properly before. I added clear ep to the green galore happy birthday sentiment.

Papers: Neenah, Bazzill, The Paper Studio, Canvas Corp.
Stamps: Studio G, Stampabilities
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Glossy Accents, SU clear ep, pop dots dots
Inks: Memories, Copics,  Spectrum Noir, Stampin up green galore
Techniques: sketch, making own background

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Happily ever after - Vaughn & Katy

My great friends Wendy and Vance's son got married last night.  I made this as their card. I actually made this so fast for me.  It only took me a little more than an hour yo make. The colors of the wedding were celedon and silver. I even used some paper from my stash.  10 year old paper I bought when I worked at Recollections. Scrapbook walls by Chatterbox.

I used this Taylor's Expression - 6th share joy sketch  for my design. This sketch worked perfectly for a wedding card. I used it exactly.

I showed Wendy the picture and she loved it. She said,  "of,  they will love that,  and you even used their wedding colors". Of course I did!

I took one picture with the flash and one without. I like the one with the flash the best.

Papers: Neenah, SU going grey, SU basic grey, Bazzill, Chatterbox
Stamps: Cricut
Accessories : Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Sizzix, Spellbinders, Darice ef, bling, pop dots
Inks: Memories
Technique: sketch, DTP

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Hey there cupcake!

I finished this card I started at the May crop at the September crop.  Talk about crazy life lately.

I just love this stack of papers. They are so colorful and bright. I love the scrapbook layout I used as inspiration. Of course, I found it on Pinterest. I think I'll use this again because it has so much versatility. I was going to use a smaller sentiment, but forgot I had the other one. This is a little different for me since I stamped right on the patterned paper.

Papers: Neenah, Bazzill, Recollections, SU tempting turquoise, SU pixie pink, SU pool party, Embellish by Dana - Little Azalea
Stamps: CTMH
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Lawn Fawn heart dies, Nestabilities, pop dots
Inks: Memories
Technique: paper piecing, sketch

Happy Halloween - eye of newt (googlie eyes)

I made this at the September crop. Of course, with  my super slow crafting style, I didn't get a whole lot of cards made. I found this My Art - C mason jar stamp and die set while out shopping one day. Right then, I had the idea of filling my mason jar with googlie eyes. Adding the eyes really finished off the card. They aren't glow in the dark but are aged a little so worked perfectly. I created the jar label with the intention of adding and sticking the different sized eyes under it to look as if they are solid in the jar. I gave this card to my great friend Kim since she loves Halloween so much. She loved it.

Paper: Neenah, Bazzill (patterns and cardstock)
Stamps: Studio G
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Art - C stamp & cut stamps and die, Googlie eyes, black rhinestones by Zra, American Crafts ribbon, pop dots.
Ink: Memories
Technique: DTP, googlie eyes.

Monday, July 27, 2015

GCC0727 - Zombie Crossing

It's Monday so you know that means there is a new challenge posted over at the Outlawz. Since it is the last Monday of the month, our theme is Anything Goes.

This week is bittersweet for me. It is my last week as a Design Team Member on the Outlawz for now. Since I changed companies, my work is becoming more and more busy and I know the next few months will be hectic. To be fair to the team, sponsors, and to me, I felt I needed to resign for now. I may be back soon at some point once work is normal again.

 The Sponsor this week is: SLS lines. and the image I chose is: Zombie Crossing. Hop on over to SLS Lines and grab yourself some great images. I really enjoyed this image.

I was asking my friend "can I use this, can I use this?" He said, "no, those are all Halloween items. You have to use Zombie items -  they come back from the dead". I embossed the black background with my large wood grain embossing folder but turned it sideways to give it more dimension and make it look like it is wind in the dark night sky. I inked the edges of the tree, the hand, and the grave stone to make them look aged, and I dipped the fingers on the hand, in versa mark ink, and used red embossing powder to make the blood look more dimensional. I think I'm going to send this card to my dad's wife. She just loves the Walking Dead show. The second picture is a close up of the bottom portion so you can see all the dimension and how many different things are popped up on pop dots. Be sure and click on both pictures to see the dimension and all the elements. I tried to post a few different shots so you can see different things.

Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital cardstock, Bazzill (black, red and darkest grey - tree), SU (basic grey - grave stone, going grey - hand).
Stamp: SLS Lines - Zombie Crossing
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug large wood grain ef (black panel), Nestabilities, Cricut, Pumpkin Carving cartridge (hand), Cricut Trick or Treat cartridge (tree), Create a Critter 2 cartridge (grave stone), red ep, pop dots.