Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Cupcake Valentine Card

It's time to get the Valentine cards I made my family in the mail!!! This Cupcake Valentine Card was made for one of my nieces. The cupcake image is a stamp by Impression Obsession. I stamped it several times onto different paper, cut out the pieces and paper pieced it together. The icing was colored with Copic markers and then glossy accents added to make it shine. All patterned papers are from the With Love paper pad by American Crafts. Some twine was added and three punched hearts for detail. Nothing fancy, just simple and sweet.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Lasting Hearts Card Drive

Today I want to share with you a card drive for mothers who have lost a child. With twenty percent of all known pregnancies ending in miscarriage there are numerous grieving hearts created everyday. Click here for the complete story behind the card drive. I hope you will decide to participate and make a couple of cards for this heartbreaking cause. 

Here are a couple of cards I made today:

To help spread the word I'm entering the Thinking of You Card in a few challenges:

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Bear Love Card

Hello! It's Tuesday again and that means it's time for another challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. This week we want to see your paper piecing skills. Our wonderful sponsor is Robyn's Fetish who generously provided the design team with several images to choose from. For this Bear Love Card I used the It's Bearly Love image. I chose this image for the ease of paper piecing the heart. When it comes to paper piecing, I'm not an expert. My scissor skills could definitely be improved. So, keep that in mind, you don't have to be a paper piecing expert to play along. If you've never tried paper piecing then challenge yourself to try something new. You have until mid-day Monday February 8th to link your creation. Click here to check out the design team inspiration and for all the challenge details.

To create this card I used my favorite color, purple, and I wanted the heart to be plaid. It was a little bit of a challenge to match the plaid paper with other purples in my stash. There was a piece of paper that I knew would be perfect, however I couldn't find it. I know I've seen it before but sadly I may have never purchased it. Do you ever do that? Think you have something but you don't, or even buy things twice because you don't remember buying them. The answer to both of these dilemmas for me... is YES!

In the end both patterned papers selected are by Paper Pizzazz. The scalloped oval and center oval are by Avery Elle. To color the bears I used Copic markers. I masked a Love You stamp by The Paper Studio to only use the Love part. To add some detail, I added some Honeydew twine from The Twinery. That's it!

This Bear Love Card is entered into the following challenges:

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

XOXO Kitty Card

Valentine's Day is only a short two weeks away! Although I don't make too many cards for this occasion, I couldn't resist this new image by Gerda Steiner called Love You Kitten. This little cross eyed kitty is super cute! I found the image through another challenge where this card was linked and I knew immediately I had to have it. Luckily, I'm just in time to link up to Gerda's monthly challenge using this image.

To create this XOXO Kitty Card I used last weeks sketch from The Paper Players with a couple of changes. The patterned papers are from the new Love Blossoms paper pad by Stampin' Up! (140548). The image was printed twice on white cardstock. One image was die cut using a stitched circle die by My Favorite Things. The second image was colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, Stickles and glossy accents were added and then adhered on top of the other image with dimensionals. To pull in the flowers from the patterned paper I stamped and punched two Petite Petal flowers and adhered them to either side of the XOXO sentiment. Two candy dots were added to the center of the flowers and some green leaves were punched using the Bird Builder punch. That's it!

This XOXO Kitty Card is entered into the following challenges:
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Music Good Job Card

Hello! This year I'm only making cards with a purpose. Yesterday I mailed off 16 Valentine's Day Cards for the Cards From the Heart Card Drive. Last night I made this Music Good Job Card for my niece who performed in a choir concert last Friday. It feels good to make cards you know someone will enjoy.

To create this Music Good Job Card I've used a sketch from The Paper Players Challenge. The sketch was perfect to fit the larger Good Job sentiment by Stampology into a circle. I used a stitched circle die by My Favorite Things along with my Big Shot. The You Rock sentiment was created using the Crazy About You stamp set by Stampin' Up! I used the color red for my niece's school colors. The red patterned papers are by Authentique and the music note paper is from The Paper Studio. For some sparkle and detail three gold sequins were added and that's it!

This Music Good Job Card is entered into the following challenges:

A lot of my time lately has been spent sewing! This Peanuts Blanket is my latest project and I've made baby burp cloths to match. 

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Feel Better Card with Bird

Maybe you know someone who hasn't felt well lately and you want to make them a handmade card. This week we have the perfect challenge at Tuesday Throwdown for this occasion, our theme is Under the Weather and our sponsor is CraftyGirl Creations. For my card I used the image called Bird Doodle. This sweet bird is sure to brighten someone's day. We would love for you to play along with our challenge this week. Click here for all the challenge details and to view the wonderful inspiration the design team created. You have until mid-day Monday Jan. 25th to link your creation.

The colors used on this Feel Better Card are Calypso Coral, Old Olive and Basic Black by Stampin' Up!. To color the bird I used Warm Grey and Flesh Pink Copic markers. The vine was colored with and Old Olive Stampin' Write marker and then I went over it with a Dim Green Copic marker. To pull in the same colors as the stamped Petite Petal flowers I used some patterned paper from the Pretty Petals paper stack by Stampin' Up!. Three sequins were added to the flowers and the final step was stamping the Feel Better sentiment from the Sassy Salutations stamp set by Stampin' Up!. That's it!

This card is entered into the following challenges:
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Friday, January 15, 2016

Cupid Valentine's Card

Hello and happy Friday! I've been making Valentine's Day cards and wanted to share with you my latest creation. This Cupid Valentine's Card was made using the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches. I've used some new supplies and old supplies to create this card. The new items include the patterned paper by Kaisercraft from their XO Collection and the Cupid die cut by Impression Obsession. The older supplies include the sentiment by TPC Studios, Watermelon Wonder, Crisp Cantaloupe and Soft Sky cardstock and Watermelon Wonder ink by Stampin' Up!. I used my Cricut machine to cut out the focal shape using the Storybook cartridge. That's it!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This card is entered into the following challenges: