Thursday, January 31, 2013


I am still on my mission to make children's birthday cards. So today's card if for challenges at Papercraft Star (use a frame) and Simon Says Stamps (anything goes).
The frame with alligator is from a scrapbook paper from Provo Craft. It has frames with 5 different animals. You may be seeing more of these. Love that when most of the work is done for you. I used a Fiskar IP to make the background kind of like alligator skin. Sentiment is old one from TAC. Add googly eyes and there you have it--super simple kid's card. Or I may save this for my husband's birthday. He has a fascination with alligators. We were able to see a lot of them on an airboat ride during our recent Florida trip.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Using The Paper Players sketch, here is another card for my grandson's to give their friends at birthday parties. (See a cowboy one here). This is the sketch:

And my card:
It is hard to come up with little boy cards. I knew they would love this DP I found at Hobby Lobby with robot monsters. The vertical strip was a stripe on the paper. I duplicated that look by stamping different circles on the white card base. I cut out one of the robots and highlighted some areas with clear star gel pen. I love the big googly eyes. Left off the ribbon part of the sketch. I didn't think little boys would care for that. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

cowboy birthday

My grandsons get invited to lots of birthday parties. My daughter asked if I would make some cards for them to give to friends. They live in Texas, so I thought cowboy boots would be great. I didn't have a boots stamp so found this one in clipart. Colored them with markers blinged them a bit with silver star gel pen and then cut them out. Then to continue the cowboy theme, I glued the boots to a scrap of burlap that I "dirtied" up with Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink and SU chocolate brown. Adding a bit of twine continued that ranch theme. All on white cardstock to keep it CAS.Sentiment is an old one from The Angel Company.
This is for Cas-ual Fridays challenge of using markers.

Sunday, January 27, 2013


I have been having major creativity withdrawl. It has been so long since I made a card. I was in Florida soaking up sunshine for 2 weeks and then spent several days catching up on things when I got home. Before I get to the card though I just have to share a couple of photos of the craft workspace my DH made from a loose sketch I gave him.

 But I realized after I put everything away, I have way too much stuff and could have used twice the space. But sadly :( I have such a small room. I love, love, love that ribbon organizer part. I think I am a ribbon hoarder!. Okay, my New Year's resolution was going to be using ribbon on every card until I had reduced my stock. But the first card I made, has NO ribbon. O well, I was never much on keeping resolutions.
So anyway, here is my card for Papercraft Star (use buttons), The Playdate Cafe (B&W, splash of emerald), and Pals Paperarts (sketch).
The sentiment and bandaid are from Lawn Fawn. Everything else from scrap file and button stash. I have a friend whose Mother fell and broke a hip. I hope this will cheer her up.