Monday, March 18, 2013

Congratulations Lael and Chase!

My friend Lael and her boyfriend, now fiance' were engaged last week. I made this card and then looked at the picture again to see how the proposal happened. I noticed the hot air balloon in the background so added it to the card. The balloon they went up in was in primary colors but I wanted the balloon to match my colors I used on the card. I did have a funny story for this. I colored clear rhinestones in aqua. I kept thinking how the color wasn't really showing up well. Then when I tried to pull the rhinestones off the plastic to put on the card, I ripped the outside packaging. I decided I must have been tired. Once I took them out of the packaging, the color went on and stayed on and was vibrant. I also added the bling on her fin as the engagement ring. I hope they like the card.

I used this digital image from Taylored Expressions before on another card. Here is the link to the free digis I used. 

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Supplies: Neenah white cardstock, SU Pool Party cardstock, SU Mellon Mambo cardstock, Recollections. Cricut, Lacey Lables cartridge, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders, SU Love Matters, G Studio stamp, Taylored Expressions free digi, rhinestones, copic markers.

With sympathy for Missie

A wonderful woman I knew from Habitat for Humanity passed away earlier in March. She was so bright and cheerful, never let the world get her down. She survived cancer twice, and during that time, she still remained positive, happy, and very up beat. I always looked forward to Missie coming to the various sites or seeing her at the different Habitat functions. She had this smile that would light up a room and a laugh that would make you want to laugh right along with her. Missie D'Aunoy will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

I made this card for her family. Even though it is a relatively simple layout, it took me two hours. I couldn't get my patterns to come together. I used a sample from Pinterest and will add the link to the card soon.

Supplies: White Neenah cardstock, SU tempting turquoise cardstock, SU Lucky Limeade cardstock, SU Pixie Pink cardstock, SU Mellon Mambo cardstock, Recollections, DCWV, Studio G stamp, black ink, SU clear embossing powder.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Kiss me I'm Irish!

I'm a little bit Irish...can't you tell with a name like Shannon? I made this card for a friend. I was so tired of red glitter getting everywhere, I put a thin coat of glue over the top. Now, it's just there, the glitter doesn't flake off. I thought I was following a design from a card I saw on Pinterest, however, it's not really the same at all. The red glitter paper seems to be thicker than the purple I used on prior projects. I'm not sure why. I got them all the same day.


Supplies: Imaginesence, Bazzill black, Glitter paper, Paper Studio, Studio G, Cricut, Elegant Edges cartridge, Don Juan cartridge, SU gumball green, SU scalloped border punch.

Happy Retirement Sam!

My friend Sam retired from the Air Force yesterday after 25 years of service. I have known Sam for several of those 25 years. What an accomplishment. Many tours, two being in Iraq, and many trips that were not in harms way. Congrats Sam. You did it!!! Thanks for all your many years of service to our country.

This card did not turn out how my thoughts of it were in my head. I have many of those like that. Even though this is not what I envisioned, Sam will appreciate/like it.

Supplies: SU night of navy, Recollections red, White card stock, various patterned papers, brads, Cuttlebug, PTI die, black ink.