Monday, June 24, 2013

First black/white with splash of color day

I made a few samples for our group's craft day we had a few Saturday's ago - black and white with a splash of color. I used cards off Pinterest for my inspiration and will post the link to that card soon. I don't really have a lot of flowers that I like that could be used (Saturday, I will have access to other supplies from the other girls in the group so will most likely make a few more with different colors and flowers. This is a great layout to use scraps and various patterns. I used the new butterfly punches I bought at Ross. I'm trying to go outside my box and use other colors than pink.'s not going to be so easy because I love love love black, white, and pink together so I'm sure some will have that color scheme. I cut the label punch out of patterned paper and then layerd it on white and cut out and then again on aqua and cut a third time. I popped the happy birthday sentiment on pop dots for dimension as well as each layer of butterfly.


Supplies:  The Paper Studio, Bazzill, SU label punch and circle punches, Craft butterfly punches, bling, Memories ink.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Just 'cause I like you - Sreeja

This card is for Sreeja, a coworker and friend at work. She is getting a promotion and it's well deserved. She always comments on my cards so I'm sure she will love it. I used the Colorbok Pool Party papers (which I just absolutely love love love the patterns). I purchased the stack at Walmart for $2.50. What a deal. I'm not as good of a deal finder as my mom, but I'm close! I will definitely be making more cards with these lovely papers. They really are happy to me. I have more butterflies cut out so I may be making two or three more of this exact card.  Way out of my norm...I rarely make blue cards because I struggle with them but these papers are helping that. I used a card from Pinterest for inspiration and will update the link later. I popped the whole card front on dimensionals. I've been doing that a lot lately.

Supplies: Colorbok paper, WR Memory Keepers baker's twine, memories ink, SU Just cause I like you stamp, SU label punch, Stickles.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Dr. Schroder - Congrats Jeff

Wow. My cousin Jeff graduated with his doctorate in Physical Therapy recently. His brother, Jim, is an Optomistrist. My other cousin is a Chiropractor...hmmm, maybe I need to go back to school. Well anyway, my cousins both did their internships in Arizona and stayed with me while doing so. My Aunt Cindy would be so proud of her boys. They are both amazingly smart (got that from both my aunt and my uncle) and really doing well for themselves. I tried to match the accent color to the color of Jeff's tassle but I'm not sure if it's a match or not. I used the Got Sketch sketch Dec 24.

Supplies: Bazzill, Archivers, The Paper Studio, DCWV, SU Year Round Fun II, bakers twine, SU clear embossing powder, Cricut Phrases cartridge and Cricut Martha Stewart Seasonal cartridge, SU circle punches, circle punch. 

Happy Independence Day cards

I made these cards for the Fourth of July. I'm still unsure which cards will go to whom, but I got them done a little early. I submitted the ones that look like a flag to a challenge on the Outlawz challenges GCC0610 (I made two which normally would go to Grandma and my Great Aunt).. I used the clean and simple sketch #245 for the card that says 4th of July. I didn't use a sketch for the last card, and I know this one will go to my dad.

GCC0610 - Outlawz challenge

Supplies: The Paper Studio, SU night of navy, Recollections, SU night of navy ink, Cricut, Martha Stewart sesonal cartridge, Cricut Phrases cartridge, Cuttlebug, PTI border, Inkadinkadoo stamp, bling, sequins.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Congrats Stacy and Ryan

My cousin Stacy and her husband Ryan had their third and last baby on June 10, 2013. I made this card to send off. I found a card on Pinterest and used it almost exactly. I will post the link later. I'm generally not one to copy almost exactly for a card. The colors just seemed baby to me so I went with it. I mount most all my cards on a white base and use the 1/4 inch border. My buttons are a lot smaller then what was in the card I used as a sample so I mounted them on the blues for additional layerin and color. I sewed the buttons on with red thread.

There were a few funny things that transpired for this. 1. I didn't even know that my cousin was having the baby. All I knew was June. 2. I was thinking about the name Liam on Saturday while getting ready to go to the dance recital - I had no idea that was the name Stacy and Ryan were choosing and I'm not exactly sure why it popped in my head.

Liam Jay Carroll was born June 10, 2013, 10:35 am, 6 pounds 8 ounces, and was 19.25 inches long.

Supplies: SU Kraft, SU Night of Navy, SU Bliss Blue, Recollections, DCWV, unknown, Studio G and Craftsmart stamps, circle punches, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Cricut, Elegant Edges cartridge, SU bakers twine, SU Night of Navy ink, red thread, Corner rounder. I hand cut the pennant and the circle around boy.

Butterfly Crafting day

About once a month, a group of us get together for craft day. We generally agree on a theme (most the time, I am there in mid-morning and leave last because I only have to walk next door, but this time I was there first and left first. I had my friend Ceylan's dance recital I helped at.) We have a lot of fun, razzing everyone and eating the day away. Here are the cards I made for the butterfly themed day. I made some the day of and some the night before and day after. I used Pinterest cards as my inspiration and will post the links later. Most the time, I use the card as a layout, but I seemed to copy these pretty litterally which is so odd for me. The last card will be sent to my Grandma and Great Aunt for July. It's funny how color really makes a difference. I really like the card I used as a design for the third one I posted, however, I do not like mine.

Supplies: Recollections, Bazzill bling, Colorbok, SU, Bazzill, TAC, SU border punch, SU butterfly punches, SU scallop circle, SU circle punches, Flower punch, The Paper Studio, Cuttlebug embossing folders, Studio G stamps, SU by definition stamp, SU stamps, 7 Gypsies stamps, Sizzix border dies and butterfly dies, Ribbon, SU lattice die, bling, SU clear embossing powder, SU ink, Memento black ink.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Thank You - house

I made this card to have everyone sign and give to the sponsors, Jenny and Bob, of the house we just finished for Habitat for Humanity. Helen told everyone at the dedication that the handmade cards were made by me and that I'm such an artist. Wow! That made me feel really great. I used a card sample on Pinterest and I will post the link later.

Supplies: Recollections, DCWV Citrus, SU stamp, We Are Memory Keepers baker's twine, heart shape to trace, SU clear embossing powder, red bling.