Thursday, February 28, 2013

Birthday Boy

Today I am sharing a birthday card for a little boy. Cards for boys and men are a little harder for me, so this was a bit outside of my comfort zone, but I liked how it turned out.  I used Basic Grey paper and ribbon, and a stamp from TPC. 

Unscripted Sketches - Sketch #199
Creative Card Crew - Birthday
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - For the Boys 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Just Because

Today I am sharing a card that I made for a friend of mine, I used papers from 7 Gypsies, a Fiskars borders punch, brads from Making Memories, ribbon from my stash and a stamp from the dollar bin at JoAnns. I used a sketch that I found at Tuesday Morning Sketches, and inked everything in brown from Color Box. 

Challenges I am entering today
Paper Playtime - Use a Sentiment Stamp
Twisted Tuesday - Buttons or Brads with Paper Piercing

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Cards In Envy Challenge #2

Woo Hoo! We made it through the first challenge, with lots of amazing entries following the sketch Denise posted.  This is my first design team, so every new experience has tons of excitement for me.  Our challenge this fortnight is Dots and Stripes, and here is what I came up with.
And now here comes the difficult honest part... I scraplifted a little bit, my daughter came up with the concept, handed me the paper etc. I made another card that I will show you in a minute, but I really loved this one too much to replace it.  The polka dot and Zebra striped paper were both from my stash, so far back that I don't have a foggy clue where from.  I absolutely LOVE my Dr. Seuss quote stamp, I got it from Punkin' Patch Stamps, I was sad to hear that they aren't creating their stamps anymore, but I think I might just go over there and take whatever they have left online. I had the lime green ribbon left over from a clearance sale when summer ended last year.  When you are done here the Cards In Envy blog has the links to see all of the other DT projects!
Challenges I have entered
Craft Us Crazy - Favorites - Dr. Seuss quotes, polka dots, animal prints
By Lori Designs - Use a Sentiment
The Crafting Cafe - Anything Goes (They are also a new challenge blog, so hop over there and give them some love.)
Raise the Bar - Anything Goes

Friday, February 8, 2013

Love Love Love... it's everywhere

We are having a Valentine making frenzy at my house this week, I wish that I could share all of the cards that have been made over here because so many of my friends have so much talent!  My house is kind of the go to spot for crafting because I have a fabulous understanding hubby who gave up any chance of office space for himself so that I could have a huge craftroom with space to have 3 or 4 friends over making projects without too much trouble.  That being said I am posting yet another Valentine, I am so blessed to have so many people in my life deserving of cards with that very special word "Love" as the theme.  So without further ado
The stamp is from Punkin' Patch Stamps, which has turned into SVGTools, I love their stamps, and am sad to see that they have switched gears, but I am sure that they will provide the same great customer service they did before.  The paper is from DCWV Immortal Stack, and Basic Grey Periphery, and the ribbon is a wonderul clearance find left over from the Christmas season.  I am entering this into a few challenges.

Pause Dream Enjoy - Mainly Red
DRS - Use the Word "Love"
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Love is in the Air
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Monochromatic

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to come back on Monday Feb 18th to see the winners for the challenge over at Cards In Envy, or stop over there now, there's still time to link up!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

You are loved

Today I decided to make a card that is a little different then my traditional cards for this time of year. Rather than a romantic card, or a valentine for a friend, the feeling that I hoped to convey was that we are loved, by someone who can love so much better than any friend, or spouse ever could.  This card is a reminder that we are loved most of all by The Lord, and it is his hand that is continually reaching out to help us up.  

Hand Stamped Sentiments - Love is in the Air
Less is More! - Kraft and Kreme
Anything Goes - Monochromatic

Monday, February 4, 2013

Cards In Envy Challenge #1

Today I am excited to be a part of a brand new design team... for a brand new challenge blog!  
at Cards In Envy we are creating cards that fit in standard envelopes, and can be mailed using a standard postage stamp. The first Monday of every month will be a sketch challenge, and the third Monday will be a "theme" challenge.  So without further ado, here is our first sketch!
And here is what I did with it.
My Paper is from My Minds Eye, I heat embossed my sentiment from a TPC Studio stamp, and the bling, flowers and ribbon are all from my stash.
Head on over to Cards In Envy to enter and to see what the other designers have come up with!

I am also entering this card into the following challenges
Twisted Tuesday - Anything Goes
House of Gilli - Pink and Bling

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Red, White & Black Valentine

Don't forget to visit
Cards In Envy tomorrow for our first challenge!

Valentine's Day is another one of those favorite holidays that I just can't get enough of!  I am sending this to my oldest daughter... My first to move away, and oh how we miss her!  I embossed the red cardstock using a folder from Provo Craft, the ribbon is from Holiday Inspirations, and the flowers and bling are from my stash.

Challenges I am entering
 Come And Get It! - Sketch
Delightful Challenges - Red and White
Brown Sugar Challenges - Red or Hearts
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes