Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Valentine Tags

I am on a committee at church that is doing Valentine Treat bags for our shut-ins. I needed to make 25 tags so they had to be quick and easy. I used a punch for the tags. Then the stripes and splatter are from SU Gorgeous Grunge set stamped in Real Red. The heart is from a set without a label and the back side love stamp is Inkadinadoo. I am entering these for the "one layer" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.

I will use red ribbon on them but thought they would scan better before putting on the ribbon.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Today for the sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches I have a little boy's birthday card to share.
The cute double-sided DP is from Bo-Bunny. I added an orange strip and then some green polka dotted tape at the seam of the 2 pieces. The image is an old Inkadinkadoo space set colored with star gel pens. I added 3 google eyes around the rim of the spaceship. The sentiment and both tag punches are SU.
Here is the sketch I followed

Monday, January 27, 2014

Star Wars

My grandson will be 7 next month. He has an 8 yr old brother. And there is nothing you want to know about Star Wars that they cannot tell you. So I found a pack of Star Wars theme paper from Creative Imaginations. I made this card for the 7 yr old.
I had only a portion of an R2D2 left so I punched out just the top with a circle punch. That is backed with a blue scallop and then a silver metallic circle. The blue background and the black with silver dots are part of the  DP pack. I punched out a white tag and then punched stars at random and backed it with the silver metallic. There are 3 stars punched out of the silver metallic accenting the top left of the card. This is all really busy but I know my grandson will be wild about it.
 I was totally inspired by Brian King's use of the sketch by The Paper Players. I loved the pom pom tie he made for his tag. I used thin silver ribbon for mine. Okay, I know we don't usually use ribbon on boy cards. Does that cancel out if I used duct tape on the inside?

 I also liked the way he tilted the focal point of the sketch. So I guess I pretty much cased Brian's card. I hope he doesn't mind.
Here is the inspiration sketch

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Emma's Birthday

I see it has been a whole month since blogging. I had to put away crafting supplies to use the guest room for Christmas and then have been away for 3 weeks. We were trying to escape some of the Indiana cold. We did that but came back a week too early--still really cold here. I'm ready to go again.
My granddaughter's 10th birthday (can that really be possible--double digits already) is coming up soon so I made this card for her.
This is a Penny Black stamp colored with colored pencils. The sentiment is from SU, stamped in Wisteria Wonder and die cut with banners dies also from SU.
I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches