Monday, February 26, 2018

Welcome Baby Girl

Once again I bought a new die set and HAD to try it out!
This set makes a "spinner" card, i.e. a card with a small element that spins around as the card is tipped different directions. I thought that would be so adorable for kids' cards...something I always need with 13 grandkids!
For my first experiment with making a "spinner" card I decided on a baby girl card. The little teddy bear at the bottom has a penny attached behind it so it tumbles/rolls along the slot easily...and looks quite cute!

Stamps- Milton & Co "Milton with Teddy", Stampin Up "Tiny Teddy" & "Welcome, baby"
Markers- Memento "Lilac Posies", Mepxy "C01"
Ink- FSJ "Coffee Bean"
Glitter- Stickles "Icicle"
Bow- Craft-dee Bows bow-maker with satin ribbon & twine
Die- Die-namics (MFT) "Straight & Circle Spinners"
Punch- EK Success "1 inch"

Challenges: - February Challenge

Saturday, February 17, 2018

"Mom" Greetings

After just returning from a trip to Arizona where we visited my mom and brothers I wanted to send a quick "Hello, Mom" note. My mom has Alzheimer's and doesn't remember much of daily life, just details of her growing-up years. But she does like cards and pictures, which she sets out on display and is reminded of people and events...sometimes. Even  if she can't remember who sent her a card, I want her to remember she is loved.

Ingredients used:
Card stock- solids from my stash & patterned are Authentique "Winter"
Stamps- Stampin Up "Mom" & "Hello", Sweet Stamps "Riches in Glory", Simon Says Stamp! "Miracles"
Dies- Spellbinders "Labels15", "Pendants Fleur de Lis", & "Tudor Rose Card Front"; TH/Sizzix "Tattered Flower Garland"
Embellisments- Ranger Liquid Pearls "Platinum", Karen Foster "Charcoal" twine

Challenges entered: - Feb. Challenge, AG w/a bow - #37 Feb. Challenge, AG - "Take Note" (the little "notes" attached are the simple sentiment)