Sunday, July 28, 2013

Happy Birthday Shannon

I made this card for a girl I work with named Shannon. She, my friend Jen, and me are known in the area as "the shoe girls". I guess that's a compliment, but honestly, I had no idea others really notice the shoes we wear. Funny thing about this girl, I had never met her. I have seen her various shoes and some I really like. Once I knew who she was, I happened to run into her in the cafeteria later that day and introduced myself. When I looked her profile up to show Jen, I noticed that it was her birthday today so wanted to make her a card. I used a sketch off Pinterest for this card. I really like this card and may use the sketch again soon. I did move the pennants up a little and attach them to the main piece instead of having them come off the pennant like they were in the sketch.

Supplies: Recollections, The Paper Studio, Neenah, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug embossing folder, SU garden greetings, bling, Studio G, Mark's Finest Papers, flower punch, paper piecing. 

Happy Birthday Brett - Party like a Rockstar

I made this card for my friend Brett. He wouldn't really tell me when his birthday was so it will be late. I thought it was last week and I really missed it. Come to find out, it was Friday, this week so as long as I see him soon, it won't be too late. I sent him a picture so he knew I had it done. Brett said he and his mom both really liked it. I just love this card.

I used my Cricut and the Rock Princess cartridge. There are images on there that can be used for guys as well as girls like they show. I just love this card. I used a sketch from Pinterest for the design.

Supplies: Bazzill, Recollections, The Paper Studio, Neenah, Cricut, Rock Princess cartridge, SU garden greetings stamp, Studio G stamp, circle punches, pop dots. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Happy Birthday Ceylan

I made this card for my friend Ceylan for her birthday. She wanted me to make her card to duplicate a card I had previously made which is really hard for me to do. I already have this in the mail so it will be there within the next few days---and I'll be early!! Hope she doesn't see my blog before then. She loves elephants and purple and her mom loved yellow. I used a card off Pinterest for my inspiration.

The picture come out a little darker than what it really is for some reason.

Supplies: SU basic grey, Wilton doily, Recollections,bling, balloon punch, bakers twine, SU label punch, Sharpie marker, SU garden greetings stamp, Studio G clear stamp.


I have an "important meeting" today so I made two of these cards to give afterwards. I used a sample off Pinterest for my inspiration. I did not want to go too girly so didn't add bling even though that would probably make really cute accents.

Supplies: Bazzill, The Paper Studio, Recollections, SU scallop border punch, Studio G, Memories ink.

Christmas in July

The craft group got together for Christmas in July last weekend and then will again this weekend. I make only one stlye of card and everyone gets the same for my Christmas cards so I only made some samples for people to use. I have most the supplies to make my cards and I have a funny twist for this year's pictures with the pooches but will most likely start them later in the year.

I used my Cricut and Trim a Tree cartridge and to cut out the ornament and then used the negative image to fill with ribbon. I used a card off Pinterest for my inspiration. The second card...I really like. it's so retro feeling to me. The foil is duct foil (not duct tape, however the foil is sticky so you can use it as stickers. Once you place it though, it's pretty much there so make sure you get it where you want it). You can buy at Lowes, Home Depot, or WalMart. I ran it through my Cuttlebug and then colored the dots with Sharpie markers. I used cards off Pinterest for my inspiration. One as the card and one for the layout.

Supplies: SU vanilla, SU tafeta ribbon, pearls, Cricut, Cricut Trim a Tree cartridge, SU gumball green, Recollections, foil tape, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug circle embossing folder, The Paper Studio embossing folder, Sharpie markers, ribbon, SU border punch, circle punch, Studio G.

Thursday, July 18, 2013


I have had to make too many pet sympathy cards in the recent weeks. : (  My cousin's wife Kendra adopted this cute little dog long before she met my cousin. Her little dog Bentley passed away last week of congestive heart failure. My family treats their animals like little humans so I know it was very hard on Kendra. She said that Bentley helped her pick her husband (my cousin Jeff) because when they first met, Bentley jumped right in Jeff's lap. Animals know...

I tried to add some light brown steaks through the Cricut die cut but didn't like the look so redid it. Of course...that was after I had the dog all glued on. I decided not to fiddle with the second one. I used a sketch off Pinterest and will link to it later. The sketch was in a square card and since I do not like to make square cards at all, I changed it to my standard A-2 card. The sketch had three buttons in the strip of paper so I used the paw print stamp. I wanted the paw print to be centered in the heart beause pets definitely leave paw prints on our hearts. I decided to add a red rhinestone and a paw brad. I cut the prongs off the brad since the card was already completed.

Supplies: Colorbok paper, Recollections, Bazzill, Bazzill bling cardstock SU chocolate chip cardstock, SU chocolate chip ink, SU clear embossing powder, SU stamp, Cricut, Cricut Every Day Pop-up cards cartridge, Studio G stamp (paw prints).

Monday, July 8, 2013

Feel better ok? for Peter

I made this to send to my friend Peter in Michigan. He is battling cancer and I thought this would help him at least know I'm thinking of him. I think he will enjoy it. And while I realize that cancer can't be cured from a hand made card, it will at least brighten his day for a moment.

Do you know how hard it is for someone picky like I am (when it comes to craft items) to add banners in a willy nilly way like I did here? It's HARD!!!!

I used a card from Pinterest as my idea and will add it later. I added my normal black and white polka dot paper (well, I used a smaller dot than I normally do) and I added the skull and crossbones because it's manly and anchored the bright colors in the banner line. I popped the sentiment to give it dimension.

Supplies: Making Memories, Recollections, DCWV, The Paper Studio, SU tempting turquoise, SU Chevron embossing folder, Cuttlebug, Studio G, Memories ink.

Happy 80th Birthday Alyce

Cara and Nathan (Cara's husband) asked if some of the girls in the craft group would make a card for Nathan's aunt who turns 80 years old today. Of course I said I would. My photos didn't turn out well, the card colors either looked too bright or dull for some reason. I used a scrapbook sketch for this card and will post the link to it later. I think Aunt Alyce will really enjoy getting cards from all of us.

Supplies: MME tres belle papers, Bazzill, SU coral, SU word stamp, SU blossom die, SU leaf die, SU butterfly embosslit, Cricut, Paper Lace cartridge (shape and 80), bling

Sympathy for Tink

FortinkUpdateSympathy cards are so hard to make regardless of who the sympathy is for. This one was sent to my mom for the loss of her kitty. My uncle brought this little tiny kitty to my mom to nurse back to health and bottle feed. He couldn't have been more than a day or two old. They didn't think he would make it. Mom became this kitty's momma kitty and bottle fed him and then raised him. He went out to to her deck and was laying funny when mom relized he wasn't moving. He was just over a year old. Very sad situation for my mom. I included a copy of the Forever Pet poem in the card. I feel so bad for her. She really became attached to this little ball of fur. He was ornery for sure but she loved him for it I think.

I used my Cricut and the Cricut Sampler cartridge for the cat and the Phrases cartridge for the shape. I couldn't make a tiger kitty but used the colors of Tink for my card. I saw a sample on Pinterest that I used.

Supplies: Bazzill, Recollections, Memories ink, heart punch, Cricut, Cricut Sampler cartridge, Phrases cartridge, SU bakers twine, bling (dot for I), corner rounder.