Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Curtain Call

From this inspiration picture by Curtain Call Challenge

I picked up on the pink and aqua colors and made a thank you card
The DP is from SU. The floral stamps are from SU's Summer Silhouettes. I think I have used that set more than any other. The butterflies are punched from a sheet of rows of colorful butterflies by Elizabeth Park. They look black in the photo but the flower centers are pink rhinestones. The sentiment is also SU.

Thursday, July 17, 2014


I just love grey and yellow together. It seems so sweet and cheerful.
And I really like  the versatility of the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches this week. I am going to keep this one on file for use again.
A friend is going through a difficult time right now and I just wanted to send a card to give her a boost.
The grey polka dot paper is actually from a shopping bag. I love when I can reuse normally thrown away items. The 2 banners are Bo Bunny scraps. I colored a flower stamp from SU with green and gold Tombow water color markers and stamped it on a punched scallop circle. They don't show in the picture but I put a tiny pearl at the center of each yellow flower.The "hugs for you" is an old stamp from The Angel Company. 
Here is the sketch I followed:

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Two cards One sketch

We have friends moving away in September after their baby is born early next month. Talk about stress!!
We are having a going away party and baby shower. So I used the Tuesday Morning Sketches design to make both cards.

The house is a stamp from The Angel Company colored with pencils. The "grass" paper and scalloped border are scraps. I sponged sky blue on the top half of the card and stamped the sentiment, also from TAC, onto a punched cloud.
They do not know the sex of the baby. So I used all the pastel colors here. The duck is a die cut purchased at a trade show several years ago. I used punches for the circles and then glued the duck onto the circle stack. I took the negative of the blue scallop punched strip to make a bit of "water" under the duck. The polka dot DPs are from Bo Bunny. The sentiment is SU and colored in alternate pink and blue.
Here is the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Minecraft Creeper

Okay, so don't get all "creeped" out and think "what in the world is she thinking?"
My grandsons play a video game called Minecraft. Andrew wants a Minecraft theme birthday party this year. I really don't know a lot about the game except from watching him play. I know everything is in graphic squares and pixelated. So I have been playing around with images from the game. This one is called creeper. I printed it from an internet image onto some green textured paper from www.coordinations.com.  I used a Tim Holtz stencil and sponged on some white and black to make that pixelated effect.. The blues represent other aspects of the game--water, blue diamonds, etc. The black is textured with IP folder from Darice. The grey strip was run through with an IP from Cuttlebug. I cut out the creeper and popped him up on Dimensionals.
What we won't do for our grandchildren!!!
One of the craziest cards I have made for the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches which adds the challenge of using green, blue, and black.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

For the Dreamers

I suppose a lot of men dream of world adventure, sailing etc. Mine included--well not the sailing part but he loves traveling the world. And of course I love going with him! Where would we be if Columbus hadn't been a dreamer?
This week in blog land there are a lot of challenges that require masculine cards.
Tuesday Throwdown = Special Man
The Card Concept = Nautical Theme
The Kraft Journal=Just for Him
And tying them together with this sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

I did a clean and layered card with Kraft card stock base stamped with a Tim Holtz compass with SU's Baked Brown Sugar. The ship and sand are old stamps which have lost their label so I can't give credit there. Dream is Studio G. I lightly colored in some water with a colored pencil.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Missing You

Still on my quest to fill the box for Operation Write Home They ask for a lot of missing you cards. Understandable as deployment separates families for long periods of time. That time away from each other must be very difficult. Sending cards for them to write notes to home is a small way I can show my appreciation for their dedication and service.
All the papers, except the Kraft cardstock base, are from the scrap file.  That's another quest--use up some of the scraps laying around.
The map banner is actually from maps I salvaged from a worn out atlas. I added 3 square stick on brass brads to anchor the banners.
I can see now that the miss you (The Angel Company) is crooked even though I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig. My glasses must have been askew.
This is for The Kraft Journal challenge of "just for him".
And I used the sketch from Mojo Monday

Friday, June 6, 2014

Happy Birthday Sailor

For a friend who likes to sail
The sailboat stamp is Inkadinkadoo stamped and fussy cut. The sentiment is SU. I used SU bitty banner punch for the flags which are SU scraps. It reminds me of a mast on a sailboat with colorful flags flying. I couldn't leave the top with so much white space so I put a punched cloud, sponged with light blue, in the "sky". Do you have trouble leaving lots of white space on a card? I really admire those who can pull that look off but sometimes I just can't let it be!
I used the sketch from Fab Friday for inspiration.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Feeling Blue?

I found a set of really cute kid's quotes at Hobby Lobby and I accidentally threw away the label so can't tell you who makes them. But this one is so cute and sure to cheer up the recipient.

The DP is Creative Imaginations. I picked up the circle colors for the banner strips. And the blue polka dot ribbon is from the scrap ribbon stash.
This is the sketch I used from Freshly Made Sketches

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketch

I have a pretty floral card to share for Tuesday Morning Sketches
I've been working with the floral background paper and still had some on my desk so decided to go with that for today's sketch. The DPs are from SU. I used a chevron IP folder for the aqua to mimic the chevrons in the border. Punched out flower layers with 3 different blossom punches from SU. Then added red gems for bling.
Here is the sketch:

Friday, May 30, 2014

Big Smile

I am enjoying a nice quiet afternoon in the craft room after a busy hectic week. This is another card for my Operation Write Home stash. I hope it will bring a smile to someone's face.
I did a clean and layered design for The Card Concept challenge. The gray polka dots strip is cut from a shopping bag. I love to recycle and this was a large bag so you will probably see more of it. The yellow DP is from SU. Sentiment is from a set of children's quotes and I can't remember who makes that. The gray ribbon is from the scrap box and tied with some yellow/white twine.
This is the inspiration photo from The Card Concept.