Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Blue and Red Birthday Card

Hello! Today was my first day off since last Thursday and I definitely needed the break. It's been awhile since I've stood for long periods of time working in retail. Hopefully I'll get used to it again soon. It has been nice getting out of the house and visiting with other humans for a change.

My goal today was to make a card for my Mother's birthday and this Blue and Red Birthday Card is what I made for her. Blue is her favorite color and this red flower has been sitting on my craft desk just waiting to be used. The patterned papers are from the Americana paper pad by Pebbles (2013). I love how the little flowers have red centers, it really helped to tie everything together. To finish the card I added some twine and a butterfly charm. The finished size is 4.50" x 6.25". Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Bird Card Remake

Hello and happy Tuesday! I started my part-time job yesterday and we were busy all day getting ready for Black Friday. It's been awhile since I've stood on feet for over six hours straight but it wasn't too bad. Just wish me luck with the opening shift on Black Friday!!!

One of my favorite things to do is remake cards using the same layout and details but changing the papers and colors. So, I picked one of my favorite cards (click here for original) and decided to make it in Autumn/Fall colors. Papers selected for this Bird Card Remake include: Plaid by Lawn Fawn, Red Floral by Pebbles and Woodgrain by Stampin' Up!. The Hello sentiment is by TPC Studio and three brown sequins finished it off. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Bountiful Owl Cards

This year I didn't make as many Thanksgiving cards as usual. It seems crafty mojo and time were both issues. Last night I realized just how few cards I had, so I quickly made these two Bountiful Owl Cards to get in the mail this morning. The image is one I recently bought from Unity Stamps called Bountiful Owl and it was colored with Copic markers. The stamp set comes with thirteen different sentiments to choose from. With time being a factor I went with simple layouts and paper scraps from the Woodland Forest paper pad by Pebbles. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Ornamental Newton Card

Hello crafty friends! This month I've been busy looking for a part-time job to help out with the end of year expenses. Thankfully I found a temporary job and I start next week. I'm excited to get out of the house and mingle with people during the holiday season. Spending too much time alone has gotten pretty boring over the last couple of months. Now that I can cross finding a job off my list hopefully I can get back to crafting.

To make this Ornamental Newton Card I used the challenge colors from Inky Paws to use Red, Green, Tan and Black. This is the first time I inked up the Ornamental Newton stamp by Newton's Nook. I bought it last year but never used it, that happens more than I should admit. Anyway it's really cute and easy to color. I used Copic markers to color the image and then used a cross stitched oval die by My Favorite Things. The plaid paper is by Lawn Fawn and I used some retired scrap black and white patterned paper by Stampin' Up!. Instead of stamping a sentiment I decided to use the Merry Christmas paper by The Paper Studio. A little twine bow and three white sequins finished off this card and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Golden Anniversary Card

In the times we live in making a marriage last fifty years is an amazing milestone. My Uncle and Aunt are celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversary this weekend, so I made them this Golden Anniversary Card.

To make this card I used the following supplies: Pearl card base by Recollections, gold foil paper by The Paper Studio, Label dies by Spellbinders, Number of Years stamp set by Stampin' Up!, Large Numbers framelits by Stampin' Up!, Versamark stamp pad, gold embossing powder by Recollections, heat gun, retired Petite Petals stamps set and coordinating punch by Stampin' Up! and patterned pumpkins thinlits.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Friday, November 3, 2017

CAS Thanksgiving Card

Hello and Happy Friday! It's hard to believe that November has already arrived and Thanksgiving will be here in three weeks. Time really does seem to go faster as each year passes by. Speaking of time, it's time to start a new challenge at Simply Create Too and this month the them is Clean and Simple. This type of card is always a challenge for me... it's the simple part that I have an issue with. For this CAS Thanksgiving Card I left lots of white space but the focal area has several die cuts and three sequins for sparkle. In my world this is a CAS card. What does CAS look like in your world? We would love for you to join us this month! Click HERE for all the challenge details and design team inspiration. Challenge closes on November 24th, 2017.

Card supplies include:
  • Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango Cardstock along with wood dsp from the Wood Textures paper stack all by Stampin' Up!.
  • Stamps: Pick a Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! and Thanksgiving sentiment by Inkadinkado.
  • Inks: Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzazz by Stampin' Up!
  • Other Stuff: Big Shot, Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits by Stampin' Up! and sequins.
Challenges entered:
  1. CCEE Stampers: Thanksgiving or Thank You
  2. Cute Card Thursday: Anything Goes
  3. Crafty Gals Corner: Harvest Colours
  4. Pause Dream Enjoy: Thanksgiving

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