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. It is funny, I sew more on paper than I do material. It really adds to the project.

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 to my coworker/friend to help her artsy stay 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.

* Update: He has since framed this card.

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