Saturday, December 3, 2016

Where Did October and November Go??

This Fall was one of the busiest ever! In November we went to Hawaii for 2 weeks so I spent allot of time preparing and packing for that. I also had 2 card-making classes in October (instead of the normal 1) because I knew November would get completely missed. 
Well, I'm back from Hawaii...with a nasty cold from the lovely woman who shared it with me on our longest flight home! She told me, "I don't have a cold...I've just been blowing my nose and coughing all week!" Uh-huh! Right!
Anyway, I don't have time to enter any challenges this week but thought I'd post a few of the cards I did make in October and November (lots of birthdays those 2 months!).

Monday, September 26, 2016

Birthday Greetings to Daughter #3

My 3rd daughter, Lindsey, is such  a nature lover...she will love this birthday card!  In fact, the little dried fern fronds are from a plant she picked out for me to add to my shade garden. They appear to be black in the photo but they're really a nice dark chocolate.

I made this card using a design I saw on someone else's blog...something that was entered in a challenge and I went to check it out. I saved a picture of that card and it has been hanging above my desk in my craft room for over a year. It is my very favorite card! The gal who made it is named Agnes B. If you know her, please tell her Thank You for me!! (Agnes is my mom's name too, so its even a bit more special!)
My list of ingredients follows -
Dies: Gina Marie Designs Lg Prcd Flower, Spellbinders Spiral Blossom 1, Fleur de Lis Acct, Foliage, Elegant Ovals, Cl Scal. Circles Lg, Joy Crafts Vintage Flourishes #32
Stamp: JustRite Birthday Sentiments
Adhesives: ATG tape, Zots, Glue Dots small and medium
Ink: FSJ Coffe Bean
Sequins: FSJ Blue Skies
Cardstock: K&Company Que Sera Sera, Paper Studio Ivory heavywt.

Challenges - - #117 Autumn Colors/Theme - #50 Happy Birthday - Sketch #289 (I used a circle instead of rectangle)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A Wish for Happiness

This week I need birthday cards...last week I needed more sympathy cards...when will I learn to make extra cards ahead of time?! Well, I actually do have a box full...but not the kind I need!
So today I looked up a few challenges and decided to use the Cas(e) this Sketch sketch to get me started.

I hadn't used vellum or heat embossing for quite a while so this was fun to work on!
I used the dies 'Catalina Wreath' by Memory Box, and 'Vintage Flourishes' by Joy Crafts.
The gold embossing powder is PSE, the stamp is Hero Arts, the pearls are Kaisercraft, and the bow was made using my Craft-DeeBowz bow maker. The vellum was recycled from being part of the packaging in a gift.

Challenges - #49 Anything Goes

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Welcome, Baby Julia!

One more card today!  (I haven't been on my blog for weeks and now 3 times in one day!)
And a very special announcement! I have a new granddaughter: Julia Rose.
She was born on Wednesday and is doing beautifully, as is her mom! She has 3 brothers and a sister to welcome her home and they are all thrilled with far! LOL Just wait until she cries too much to suit them or gets into their Legos! Oh well, we are rejoicing and thanking God for another healthy baby and a safe delivery!
Here's the card I made to welcome her:

The image is a digital one from A Day for Daisies
I used my bow-maker from Craft-dee Bowz to make the bow and a Spellbinders die (CC Fancy Ribbon Threader) for the little tag. Oh, and a Cuttlebug embossing folder...the tiny hearts one.
Challenges: - Linky Party #19 Anyhting Goes
(Cropstop doesn't like you link multiple cards in a row...but I really did create my 3 cards in less than 24 hours and finally had a chance to post on my blog!)
(I was inspired by the colors and the delicate, feminine qualities) - August: Anything Goes - #147 "Buttons & Bows" - #48 (used digi image) - #244-245 Anything Goes

Hello, Butterflies!

Now here is a simple "Hello" greeting card that I left blank inside (well, I did add a butterfly!). I was inspired by a sketch I saw on "Cas(e) this Sketch". Great way to use up scraps too!

The die-cut butterflies are made using the FSJ "Butterflies" die set.
Challenges: - #244-245 Anything Goes

Happy Birthday, Biff!

Good morning! What a lovely, rainy Saturday! I am forced to stay indoors and actually get some household chores done...and a little blogging! Today I have a few cards I want to post and enter into some challenges. First up, a birthday card for my son. A masculine card...sorta.

This card is appropriate for him because I know I likes wood. He heats with wood and has also tackled many a carpentry project. And "clean and simple" is always good for a guy's card!
Challenges: - Linky Party #19 (I used Cuttlebug embossing folder) - #244-245 Anything Goes

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Floral Birthday Blessings

Enjoying a lovely summer evening! Hope you are too!
I've been spending quite a bit of time in my craft room lately...but not so much on my blog! Here is today's creation, a birthday card for one of the dear ladies in my life.

To make this one I used:
Stamps- StampingScrapping "Say It Your Way"
Ink- Memento "Tuxedo Black"
Dies- Spellbinders "Foliage" & "Majestic Oval"
Cardstock- Paper Studio Ivory & MME "Collectibles"
Adhesives- Zots small & medium dots
Paper flowers- I Am Roses
Embellishments (from my stash)-  ribbon, twine

Challenges: - Anything Goes w/handmade bow - #144 Summer Flowers - Sketch #359 - #236-237 - #97 Anything Goes, opt. ribbon/bows - #19 Anything Goes/Say it with flowers

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy crafting!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Spring is in the Air!

Gray, drippy skies today! Kinda cold but still quite lovely...because I know Spring is on its way!
I've been working on this card for a few days...just couldn't get it quite right. I kept trying to put a tiny shape with a sentiment in the center of the die cut, but finally settled on just a flower and no sentiment.

Here's the products I used to make this one-
Dies: Memory Box "Catalina Wreath, Spellbinders "Card Creator Fancy Ribbon Threader", "Medallion Four", "Rose Creations"
Card stock: Paper Studio Heavy Weight- Ivory, Imaginisce "King of the Crib"
Flower: StampingScrapping "Color Me"
Ribbon and rhinestone: from my stash