Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Miss You Card

Hello! I've got a quick post to share this Miss You Card I made using this weeks sketch at The Paper Players. My creative motivation is still on the fritz, so I used supplies from the Oh Happy Day Card Kit by Stampin' Up!. I added a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock behind the yellow striped paper and three gold sequins for detail, other than that everything was from the kit. Easy peasy!!!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Winner from 900th Post Giveaway

My apologies!!! This post is later than I intended but here it is... the winner for the giveaway for my 900th Post is KT Fit Kitty. Thank you for being a loyal follower of my blog! I really appreciate all your kind comments. I'll send you an email to request your mailing address.

Now to share this cute kitty photo of our darling Mr. Tazzy, he likes to help me take photos of my cards. I use the top of the stool to position paper and prop up my finished card for photos. It's pretty typical when I get the camera out and get everything situated he jumps on top of the stool and looks at me like "hey, pay attention to me." So this time we had a Tazzy photo shoot and took several pictures until I finally got one with his eyes wide open. He is a ton of fun and definitely has his own unique personality.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Simple Hi Card

The last week my creativity has been pretty low. It seems I just can't get motivated! I'll look up challenges and check out my blog feed for inspiration but... nothing. I'm blaming the summer heat and maybe I just need a creative break.

This afternoon I was able to follow the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. Everything on this card was already printed or punched and on my craft desk. All I had to do was cut some paper, adhere everything together and stamp a sentiment. Pretty simple! The patterned paper is from the May Berry paper pad by American Crafts and the Polka Dot Bella digital image from Paper Creator came pre-colored. This image reminds me of one of my baby pictures. My mom had tied a "do rag" on my head and handed me a couple of toothbrushes while I was sitting on a green washing machine (see below). The photo was taken when I was 14 months old in 1975.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Bold Birthday Card

Good day! Becca at The Damsel of Distressed is celebrating her 30th birthday with a photo inspiration and link-up on her blog. To wish her a happy birthday I made this Bold Birthday Card using the colors from her photo along with a circle element for the focal area. The background was made using watercolor paper, pink and turquoise glimmer mist, blue watercolor ink, sour apple sparkles dimensional paint by Tulip and Stickles. There is really a lot of sparkle on this card that doesn't show up in the photo. The center circle stamp is by Close to My Heart and the birthday sentiment is by Hero Arts. Bright yellow cardstock was used to mat the circle and yellow twine wrapped three times for detail. Three sequins were added for some extra sparkle and that's it! I had a lot of fun making this card and I hope Becca likes it.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Butterfly Birthday Gift Tag

Hello! I have a quick post to share this butterfly birthday gift tag I made. This is only the second gift tag I've ever made but I do think I'll be making more. The digital butterflies are by Jessica Lynn Original called Winged One Butterfly and I colored them with Copic markers. Once the butterflies were colored I fussy-cut them and adhered them to the patterned paper by Stampin' Up! called Affectionately Yours. The happy birthday sentiment is by Hero Arts and it was punched with a 1 1/4" circle punch and layered with a slightly larger scalloped circle. I popped the sentiment up with dimensionals and then tied the Cucumber Crush lace to the top of the tag. That's it!

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Hope Everything's Rosy Card

Happy Tuesday! This week at Tuesday Throwdown we want you to use your favorite embellishment, mine is twine. Although lately I'm using a lot of sequins for added sparkle. Our sponsor this week is Power Poppy and they have some gorgeous floral images. It was a lot of fun and a little challenging coloring the pretty rose images for my cards. I liked the first card so much that I made a second using the same papers and colors. We would love for you to join us this week and use your favorite embellishment on your papercraft project. Click here for the design team inspiration and all the challenge details. You have until mid-day on Monday, July 25th to link your creation. Hope to see you in the gallery!

Both cards were made using the same supplies. After making the first card I realized the leftover patterned paper pieces were still large enough to make another card, so that's what I did. The paper is from the Madeline 6 x 6 paper stack by Prima Marketing. It's been in my stash for several years and I love how the rose paper looks with the Arranging Roses image. The cardstock colors include: Pool Party, Rose Red, Blushing Bride and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up!. I changed the accent colors on the second card to mix things up a bit. The sentiment on the first card and the image from the second card are both from the Everything's Rosy digital stamp set. To make the sentiment stand out I added an embossed piece of Blushing Bride cardstock behind it and added some twine. Both cards have twine and three sequins, however in the photo they are harder to see on the first card. Well, everything else is pretty self explanatory and I don't want to ramble on with too many details. Thanks for stopping by and come back again soon!

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Pastel Elephant Baby Blanket

Have you ever seen a fabric and just knew you had to make something with it? When I found this pastel elephant fabric I knew it needed to be a baby blanket and of course matching burp cloths were a must. The flannel fabric is designed by Michael Miller and the colors are lovely together. The reverse side of the blanket has a coordinating pattern and the burp cloths have lilac terry cloth. Both items can be found in my Etsy shop or click the following links: