Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cherish card and a reminder

I started out trying to make a valentine for a man, but somewhere in the bling and the bow, I think this might just have to go to a sister, or a daughter :).  I used The Luxury Stack from DCWV for the paper, the rub-on sentiment and hearts are from Basic Grey, and the ribbon came from a craft shopping spree that my husband went on, so there's just no telling where it came from.  I dry embossed using a Tim Holtz folder, and added a little bling, mostly cause I couldn't help myself.

I am entering this card into these challenges
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Valentines Day with Ribbon
Craft Us Crazy - Valentines
Creative Inspiration - Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Valentines card and an announcement!

First my announcement.  I have joined my first design team, and Cards in Envy will begin posting challenges on February 4th, just a couple more weeks! I am super excited, I've been getting to know the other members of the team and I am going to love working with these ladies, and so will you!

Now, on to my Valentine... I used paper from DCWV and some Basic Grey, the card is 5X5 and the hearts were cut from the Lovestruck Cartridge.  Ink ink ink, add bling and a beautiful sentiment and a ribbon & bow and I have a lovely card to give to an even lovelier friend.

The challenges that I will be entering today are 
Pile it on - Have A Heart
The Pink Elephant - Photo Inspiration
Cute Card Thursday - Diamonds are Forever
Paper Playtime - Use Some Brown
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Psalm 51:10

 I am so grateful today that God can do for me what I cannot do for myself.  I usually make cards with someone in mind, but today I think that I was the one who needed my spirit renewed. So this will stay home with me for now, to remind me how lucky I am to have a Father in Heaven, who watches over me. The paper is DCWV Madamoiselle stack, the brads are Making Memories, and the scripture art is from Word Art Wednesday, I try to visit them every week, since the free word art never fails to inspire me.


I decided to go a little outside of my comfort zone today, I usually avoid mixing patterns and colors but I really wanted to do something a little different, so here it is.  I made this for my daughter using the Madamoiselle stack from DCWV, the sentiment is a rub-on from Basic Grey.  I cut the image out of one of the papers, my 11 year old loves butterflies and lots of layers.
I am entering this card into 
 DT call - Cards in Envy
 Butterflies - Brown Sugar Challenge
Use Ribbon - Pause, Dream, Enjoy

Monday, January 14, 2013

Using my new toy!

Well, first off I have to say WOO HOO! Because I love winning things, and I won at Word Art Wednesday last week :) A big thanks to the ladies over there, and to Lisa's Altered Art who sponsored the challenge. I am so excited to use my prizes from Lisa, you should hop over and see her Fabulous altered art!  And my second WOO HOO of the day is that I finally got to use my new Fiskars edger thingy. To be honest I didn't even know that they existed until a few weeks ago, my niece was over for a craft day and asked if I had one, up till then I assumed that there were just some talents that weren't meant for me... Like tearing paper, it never looked right... Go figure, but now I have my nifty new tool!  So here is my first try at torn edges :)

 I used paper from My Minds Eye, and the Scripture was a sticker from my stash. The flower is home-made and I used buttons that I have had so long I don't remember if they were for crafting or if there are lonely shirts just waiting to be mended somewhere.  I am entering this card into the following challenges

Order of the Opus Gluei - Pink Colour Challenge
Twist of Faith - Sketch Challenge
DRS Designs - Buttons
Shopping Our Stash - Old Buttons
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Use Ribbon

Here is a close-up of the words, it is 1 Corinthians 2:9

Monday, January 7, 2013

Psalm 46:10

My printer is out of toner, so as I was making this frame, I had to reach into my stash, and lo' and behold it was a beautiful word art from Word Art Wednesday that I had printed twice several months ago.  It was fate... or I am a bit of a hoarder, but I think probably fate, since worked in to the challenge there so well. So we are entering 3 challenges today
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Shabby Tea Room - Picture inspiration (Incidentally the flowers are homemade with ribbon, so I hope that counts toward the guide lines)

Live well, Laugh often, Love much

Today I had a friend over to play in my craft room with me... kind of like a playdate... but for grown-ups :) She had never done a challenge before, and hadn't really played in the crafty part of the blogging world, so we decided to look around and see what she came up with.  This altered picture frame is being entered into 4 challenges today...
Scrappy Moms Stamps - Tic Tac Toe (Glitter, Sentiment, Die-cut)
Desert Island Crafts -  7.Glitter  8.Gems  9.Black, White, & one other color  10.anything but a card
Order of the Opus Gluei - Free For All
Pile it on - Black, White, & one other color

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Thank you card

 Now that the holiday season is over, it's time for me to start saying thank you to all of the wonderful people who remembered my family at Christmas! So here is the first of the many thank you cards that I will be sending out over the next couple of weeks.
I used an embossing folder from ProvoCraft, and then drew on the raised parts with an embossing pen, and heat embossed white glitter on top.  The corners are all done with my Fiskars 4 way punch, and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up, heat embossed with white over brown ink.  I inked all of the edges in light brown, and added some ribbon and a button to finish it off. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Shopping Our Stash - All White or Cream
ABC Challenges - E for Embossing
Charisma Cardz - Monochromatic