Sunday, August 17, 2014

A baby shower card and a love you card

Wow, I can't believe it's August already! This summer is going way too fast, I want to savor it... and make it last. Today I have a baby card that I made for a sweet friend who is expecting her first baby, a boy! I love this onesie baby stamp from Stampin Up! that I borrowed from a friend to make this cute card. I tried to use some summer colors and more "boy" theme card.

This card I made for my sweet niece who is going through chemo treatments this summer. I try to send her a card every week or two to cheer her up through this tough time in her life.
Hope you are having a great summer and staying cool!

Materials used to create "Bitty Blessing baby shower card: Yellow, aqua, gray card stock, aqua ink, onesie stamp, onesie stamp die, and hanger die: Stampin Up! / medium circles embossing die: Sizzix /  oval punch  / corner rounder / Vintage distress ink: Ranger/Tim Holtz / Aqua twine.

Materials to make love you watts and watts: stamp set and dies: Simon Says stamp / black, red and yellow ink: Memento ink / black crystals: Hero Arts.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Wedding Card

Hello! I have a wedding card to share with you. I really love how it turned out. It's non-traditional one might say, and different. I chose some pretty colors that coordinate with the actual colors the bride used in her wedding, gray and orange. (Some of the flowers in the designer paper are orange and gray). I wanted to use bright summer colors, and I wanted to use this beautiful bible verse stamp as the main image.  I used many assorted dies and many different layers.

This inside of this card is simple. I added a cute die cut and stamp to the inside cover of the card that I thought would be cute. Hope you like my creations. Thanks for stopping by. It's gonna be a hot one this week. I think I'll escape to my art room and make some cards!
Stay cool!

Materials used: Love bears all things stamp: Stamps In Motion / Love doesn't make the world go round stamp and die: My Favorite Things stamps (clearly sentimental about love set) / Congratulations on your marriage stamp and wishing you a lifetime of love and laughter stamp: Stampin Up! / light blue card stock and scallop die: Paper Trey Ink / white card stock: Neenah solar white / designer paper: Authentique 6x6 paper pad / vine/leaf die: unknown / Oval dies: Spellbinders / pearls and black crystal: Hero Arts / Tea Dye Distress Ink: Tim Holtz/Ranger / Black Ink: Memento / Versa Mark ink pad / Black Embossing Powder: American Crafts / Corner rounder: We are Memory Keepers / Sewing machine: Kenmore.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A baby shower card...

Made this cute baby shower card for my niece who is having a baby. We don't know the sex, so I made it for either a boy or a girl. Love this Paper Trey Ink stamp set. It's so cute and has so many images and text to match. I watercolored the elephant image. The card is a 5-1/2" x 5-1/2".
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a great summer!

Materials used: stamps and text: Paper Trey Ink / circle die: Spellbinders Nestabilities / black ink: Memento black dye ink / White card stock: Neenah Solar white / Kiwi Kiss green card stock: Stampin Up! / Designer paper: Authentique 6x6 paper pad / pink ribbon: May Arts / tea dye distress ink: Tim Holtz/Ranger.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Warm July summer days...

Hello and Happy Fourth of July weekend! Time truly speeds by doesn't it. It is a lovely summer day here in southern Minnesota! Today I have a card to share with you that is bright like a summer day! I made this card for my sister in KY. She always is doing so many sweet things for me, so I wanted to send her a thank you card in return. I really like how this turned out! I used a variety of items on this card from different companies, which make it kinda fun to mix and match things. 

I love to use label dies for sentiments. I think they really make the sentiment stand out. I also use distress ink on every single card or scrapbook page I make. I love the way a project looks finished by using it. My card size  4-1/4" x 5-1/2".
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a safe and happy weekend.
Materials used: kraft cardstock, label die, flower dies, tag dies: My Favorite Things Stamps / Red, olive and black card stock: Stampin Up! / Designer paper pad: Paper Cottage by Basic Grey / Thank you stamp: "Many Thanks" set from Mama Elephant / black ink: Memento / Vintage Photo Distress ink: Tim Holtz/Ranger / Red Copic Marker / Black gems: Hero Arts.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Friends help you weather the storm...

I just adore this My Favorite Things Stamp. She is so cute and fun to color in.  I love to color with Prisma color pencils and blend the colors in with gamsol and paper stumps. Coloring is so therapeutic! This is a regular A2 sized card (5-1/12" x 4-1/4").
Materials used: Stamps and Kraft card stock: My Favorite Things Stamps / white card stock: Neenah Solar white / red, blue card stock, and edge die: Stampin Up! / Designer paper: Basic Grey 6"x6" paper pad / Black ink: Memento / Vintage Distress Ink: Tim Holtz/Ranger / Prisma Color pencils / Gamsol (odorless mineral spirits / Paper Stumps.     Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Graduation, thinking of you, and birthday cards, oh my!

Wow sorry for the long hiatus! I have been making cards - just haven't posted any of them in a very long while! Been so busy and haven't taken the time to post any of them. 
Today I have a couple of birthday cards, a graduation card, and a thinking of you card to share. 
Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Happy Birthday cards with olive card stock and pink card stock materials: 
Flower stamp and Happy Birthday to you stamp from Verve stamps / Patterned paper from Basic Gray 6x6 pad / White card stock: Neenah solar white / Olive card stock, pink (strawberry slush)  card stock, olive ink, and pink ink: Stampin Up! / Vintage Distress Ink: Tim Holtz/Ranger / Crystal pearls: Hero Arts / white seam binding / Circle dies: Spellbinders/ Black ink: Memento dye ink.

Graduation card for my niece Jenny. Kind of went outside the box on this one. I wanted it to be untraditional, kind girly, and unique. Supplies used: Reach for the stars and class of 2014 stamps from Gillian, a Jillian Vance Design / black embossing powder: American Crafts, Versa Mark clear ink / Black ink: Memento Tuxedo black dye ink / kraft card stock: My Favorite Things Stamps / White card stock: Neenah solar white / Orange card stock: (Tangerine Tango) from Stampin Up! / Designer paper: My Minds Eye 6x6 paper pad / black crystals: Hero Arts / Vintage Distress ink: Tim holts/Ranger / Corner rounder: Corner Chomper by We are Memory Keepers / Unique die shape with 3/4 circle is from Simon Says Stamp.

I Love You More card I made for my sweet niece Stacy who had breast cancer, and is under going chemo treatments. I try and send her a card each week or so to let her know I love her/support her and I wish I could be there (she lives 5 hours away).  Supplies used: I Love You More stamp: Taylored Expressions (Happy Heart stamp set) / Melon Mambo ink and strawberry Slush ribbon: (Bright pink) Stampin Up! / kraft card stock: My Favorite Things Stamps / White card stock: Neenah solar white / Designer paper: Sunny Days 6x6 paper pad from Prima Marketing / Vintage Distress ink: Tim Holtz/Ranger / Clear Crystals: Hero arts / Bright pink felt: Paper Trey Ink / white button: unknown.