Wednesday, August 28, 2013

CAS0825 - Sunshine and Happiness

I made this card for the Outlawz Challenge board, Clean and Simple challenge, CAS082513. CAS cards are not easy for me. In fact...I struggle each and every time. I like lots of layers and patterns I guess. This challenge was to make a card that will lift someone's spirits, add an uplifting sentiment, and to show sunshine. This card would not photograph well at all. It's much more vibrant in real life and in real life, you can see the embossed circles in the clouds. I will try to photograph it again and then repost. My friend Cara is on the Outlawz CAS Design Team so I wanted to push myself and try to enter some challenges even though they are so hard for me.

Supplies: DCWV, Neenah, Studio G, Cricut, Phrases cartridge, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug large circle embossing folder, The Paper Studio small circle embossing folder, SU going grey ink, SU sun yellow ink, bling, sequins, CAS082513.

Monday, August 26, 2013


I made this card during our crafty day on Saturday. I didn't get many cards made, which shouldn't surprise me after all this time. I tend to talk a lot and create things that take a while for me to complete. Like the rainbow on this card. Each strip and clouds were stamped on different paper and cut out and paper pieced back together.  I need a sympathy card so I may add a sympathy banner on the rainbow. If I do, I will add that picture here after. I used a card off Pinterest for my inspiration.

Supplies: Neenah, SU brilliant blue, Bazzill, Recollections, The Paper Studio, Stamp Club, Big Kick, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Memories ink, paper piecing.

Get Well Peter

This card was made Saturday during our crafty day. I made this for my friend in Michigan who has surgery on Thursday. I figured this would make him laugh. Who can't smile when they see this? I included two of my Christmas 2011 pictures so it would cheer him up...or scare him, either way, I figured he may like them. This card just makes me laugh. The image makes me smile when I see it. I used a template off Pinterest to create my chevrons. The chevrons give the card added dimension when done this way. I added a get well soon sentiment on the inside.

Supplies: Bazzill, The Paper Studio, Neenah, Studio G, Memories ink, googlie eyes, SU label punch.

Birthday wishes 2

I made this card during our craft day on Saturday. I saw a card on Pinterest I used as inspiration. I mixed some stamps to add the candles and paper pieced them and the cupcake bottom.

Supplies: Bazzill, The Paper Studio, SU markers, Memories ink, Stickiles, Big Kick, Cuttlebug embossing folder, SU label punch, pop dots on main image, Inkadinkadoo, paper piecing.

Birthday wishes 1

The crafty girls group got together again this weekend to work on cards. Good friends and good food! The theme was scraps. That's my favorite theme since I tend to mix a lot of patterns and papers. I used a card off Pinterest for my inspiration. I do not have any one in mind to send this card to so will keep it on hand for when I need a birthday card.

Supplies: Recollections, The Paper Studio, Making Memories, Bazzill, SU daffodill, SU tempting turquoise, DCWV, Neenah, Big Kick, Sizzix dies, SU dazzling diamonds, bling, SU garden greetings, Inkadinkadoo, paper piecing.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Congrats Shane and Lexie

My cousin just was married in California on August 17. I met his wife in October at Jeff and Kendra's wedding. I normally make a scrapbook wall hanging and frame it but since they didn't really have wedding colors, I decided to make a different kind of wall hanging. I used my Cricut and instead of using vinyl like in the one I saw on Pinterest, I used paper on glass and placed it behind glass.

I asked my uncle if he would cut out the frame for me since my Roto Zip some how disappeared. My uncle Dennis told me he would cut the back out of the frame for me so it would hold the glass in and still keep the clear look I was going for.

Shane and Lexie really seemed to like it.

The card I made, I kind of used a card I saw on a blog however, I changed it quite a bit. This isn't my favorite card.

Supplies: Bazzill, Recollections, Cricut, Elegant edges cartridge, Phrases cartridge, Martha Stewart Seasonal cartridge, SU border punch, Sure cuts a lot, ribbon, frame, extra piece of glass, SU stamp.

Happy 90th Birthday Sylvia

My mom asked me to make and send a card to Sylvia, a neighbor who lives out by my mom. I made this card in an SU camp. I normally do not post those cards, however, this one has a little twist in the center. My mom and Sylvia will be happy I sent her a card. Due to the papers inside, I signed the back and wrote a little note.

Supplies: SU papers, SU stamps, SU pansy punch, SU little leaves, SU label punch

Thursday, August 15, 2013

You did awesome Cara

I made this card for my good friend Cara when I found out she made a permanent spot on the CAS Design Team for Outlawz Challenges. I was so proud of her. Cara doesn't really like pink so I used a lot of colors but pink. Cara also posted this card on her blog. I used a card off Pinterest as my inspiration.
Supplies: Recollections, Bazzill, The Paper Studio, Making Memories, Studio G stamp, Cricut, Phrases cartridge, flower punch, rhinestones, sharpie to color the bling.