Thursday, July 28, 2011

Easel sympathy card

I have been wanting to make an easel card and this week at Whimsical Wednesday - Fun with Folds, they asked for a card with a fold of some kind, so I thought here's my chance!  Unfortunately, I need a sympathy card.  Not my first choice in kinds of cards to make, but knowing how nice easel cards look, I'm hoping this will be a blessing and encouragement.  

I'll post this in the Doodle Pantry's 'Stock the Pantry' challenge #4, too, because I used a digi stamp of the verse from there.

~Ivory textured cardstock from J's for the card base
~Paper Studio Mirabelle dsp
~digi stamp verse from Doodle Pantry
~Inside sentiment rubber stamp from J's
~Bazzill olive cardstock
~Paper Studio border punch
~Paper Studio ribbon

Thanks for stopping!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

O Holy (hole-y) Night!

Another Christmas card!!   I may actually get enough made so I won't need to buy any (or at least not very many) this year!

jingle belles - "O HOLE-y Night!" (aperture card) I just had to use the "O Holy Night" stamp!!
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - contrast of black and white
Tuesday Morning Sketches - sketch -I made a window rather than embossing or layers
Cricut Cardz Challenge - anything goes holiday

The sentiment is behind the shape so it's not seen when closed...

~Inkadinkadoo Merry Christmas stamp
~O Holy Night digi stamp from Stitchy Bear Stamps
~swirl from HA
~Nestabilities shapes
~ribbon from J's
~baker's twine

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Monogrammed note cards

While on our vacation, my daughter met a new friend that she exchanged addresses with.  When we got home and she said, "I'm not so good at writing."  I want her to do it, so I made her some note cards hoping to inspire her.  Their mutual love of horses was one thing the girls had in common, so that was my theme.  And her name is Brenna.

I'm getting this in at last minute for the Cricut Cardz Challenge this week... monogram

~The Paper Studio cowgirl paper
~"B" from Old West cut at 1 1/2"
~circles and scallop cut with punches
~brown and white baker's twine

Thanks for looking!!!

'so sweet' ice cream card

We love ice cream all year long but especially in the heat of summer!!  FYI... my fave is 'Death by Chocolate' made by Stewart's here in NY!!  :-)

I'll use this card for a note card, a thank you card, or a birthday card... whichever I need.  I did not get it photographed while the sun was still up so the color isn't quite perfect, but you get the idea.

This one if for 2 challenges:
Bitten by the Bug 2 - ice cream
Opus Gluei - "beat the heat"

~ice cream cone from ACY cut at 5"
~DCWV Sweet Stack paper
~DCWV Hippie Chic cardstock
~scallop, swirl, and 'so sweet' stamps are MME 'fine & dandy'
~'Diamonds in the rough' and 'Swiss dots' embossing folders
~The Paper Studio brad
~American Crafts ribbon

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'recipe' for a happy birthday

I usually have my family's cards done way ahead of time, but for this one I am ashamed to admit, I was late!!  We were very busy, then away, and I just got my daughter's card done today... her birthday was yesterday.  :(    

After I wrote 'the recipe', I thought of better ways to say it, but she was pleased with it.
I'm submitting it to these challenges...
~Birthday Sundaes - inspiration photo
~Celebrate the Occasion - any occasion using blue and white
~The Stamping Boutique Challenge - cool colors

~Echo Park 'Splash' paper
~recipe card digi stamp from The Stamping Boutique
~cupcake stamp by Scrappy Cat
~American Crafts ribbon
~Paper Studio brads
~Tim Holtz distress Stickles on icing (hard to see in pic)

Thanks for looking!!!!

I'm back! :-)

We had a wonderful vacation in VA last week!  Got to see some dear old friends (though they are not old!!!), have great family time, learn a few historical things at Colonial Williamsburg, and scream like crazy on the coasters at Busch Gardens!!  It was soooo much fun but it was sooooooo HOT!!

Here's a taste of our time...

Our home away from home:

Colonial Williamsburg ~
Governor's Palace:

It was so hot that there were not a lot of 'towns people' walking the street so I got excited when I saw this guy on his horse and went over to get his pic.  He waved at me.  I wondered what he was doing then realized that he was "George Washington" and taking part in a reenactment down the street.  Oops!  I almost kept George Washington from saving the day!  LOL

The Capitol Building:

Busch Gardens ~
The water rides were very welcome!!!

"Alpengeist"  My favorite! Very twisty! :D

"Griffon" - 4 second pause then a 90 degree drop!  My family is in the second row. I rode this one, too, and it is a lot of fun!!

 They have lots of beautiful animals!

Home again ~

We had a great time but now back to real life!   My daughter's birthday was yesterday and here is her birthday cake... turtle cheesecake!!

I hope to spend some time in my carft room today so should be posting again soon.

Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

"Howdy Pardner" boy's card

I have not put a sentiment inside yet but I think this will probably end up being a birthday card.  Cards for boys are always a challenge for me, so I'll probably need it for that.
This for the current Cards for men challenge.

~"howdy pardner" from Old West
~cowboy from A Child's Year
~baker's twine and gel pen doodling

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Mitten card - Warm Holiday Wishes

It was over 90 today and I got in our pool for the first time this summer... then came in and made a Christmas card!  :-)

This is for...

jingle belles ~ "holiday leftovers" (all paper is from my scrap drawer)
Celebrate the Occasion ~ Christmas shaped card
Bitten by the Bug 2 ~ mittens from Joys of the Season

~paper from my  scrap pile
~mitten cut at 5" and welded for the card
~Inkadinkadoo stamp
~baker's twine
~black ink

Thanks for looking!!!!!

Fashionista birthday card

I made three cards today and now I will take a 'vacation' since we actually are leaving for vacation on Thursday!   I had hoped to get a couple of LO's done, too, but wasn't able to.  At least I got my house cleaned and most of the laundry done today.  :D

This is a birthday card for a girly girl... a shoe!  Of course, even my non-girly girls love shoes!

I am submitting this to 3 challenges:
Birthday Sundaes ~ orange, green, and white (and birthday wording, as always)
Stampin' Sisters in Christ ~ "what works for you" Jas. 2:18,19 
     - favorite item for stamping (I most often just use a sentiment)

~DCWV Sweet Stack patterned paper
~frame and shoe outline from Graphically Speaking, welded
~Old Olive SU ink

Thanks for looking!!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

"cool wishes" summer birthday card

The Cricut Cardz Challenge #82 asked for a card with summer apparel or accessory.  Sunglasses seemed like  a good choice and when I started thinking about that, "cool wishes" seemed appropriate.  

~A2 card from Kraft paper
~DCWV Hippie Chic cardstock
~Echo Park Splash patterned paper
~flower from George
~'cool wishes' from OA welded
~sunglasses from EDPD, 3 layers of shiny Slice paper
~Paper Studio brad and a little bit of bling

Thanks for looking!!!!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

"splash" LO

I don't have a lot of water pics for this year yet, so I went looking through my pics from last year.  In July '10, we celebrated my parents 50th anniversary with a week of family activities.  We started with a couple of days at their cottage.  It was sooooo much fun!!!  Swimming, boating, food, fun, and unfortunately, sunburn!   Last fall, I got my pics printed from that week, but I didn't do much with them then.  This has me inspired to get at them and make a scrapbook for that special time!

These pics fit the sketch from Sketchy Thursdays this week and a water theme fit the criteria over at Fantabulous Cricut.   I'm submitting this to Getting Cricky with K Andrew's summer fun challenge, too.

(All the colors look a little 'dull' in the pic.  They are much better IRL!)
~DCWV summer words paper
~Coredinations and Paper Studio cardstock
~DCWV Tahiti Beach for the flags
~glossy accents to look like water droplets
~Sybil Green font for 'splash' cut and shadowed in MTC  **I noticed how much the asterisk looked like a water drop, so added a few for accents

Thanks for looking!!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Have a Beary Happy Birthday!

Always good to have birthday cards on hand!  This will add to my collection.  This was a quick and easy card to put together since it needed to be CAS.  I didn't even put ribbon on it!  I didn't realize I could make a card without ribbon!!  :D

Birthday Sundaes ~ anything goes birthday with birthday wording on front
Tuesday Morning Sketches ~ follow sketch
Stampin' Sisters in Christ ~ clean and simple  

What I used...
~Kraft paper card
~Bazzill cardstock
~birthday paper from my stash
~computer generated sentiment (waterfalls font)
~digi stamp from Stitchy Bear Stamps  (I really like this guy... I have him both colored and uncolored)
~2" round and 2 1/4" scalloped punches
~Paper Studio brads

Thanks for stopping by!!!

'Christmas in July' card

Still working at my Christmas cards!   This week was quite easy to be inspired.  A couple of challenges want Christmas cards and the sketch from another fit this theme well.  I was pleased with this card and might even 'mass produce' this one for this year.

Mojo Monday 198 ~ follow sketch 
jingle belles ~ starts or stripes forever
Celebrate the Occasion ~ "Christmas in July (no red)"!!! * *now when I even hear the word Christmas, I see red - no, I don't get mad, I really see the color because to me Christmas is red & green, so this was a bit out of the norm for me, but I was able to do it. :D  They are having a DT call so head over there if you are interested in that, too!

Thank you, jingle belles, for picking this as a shining star this week!!!!!

What I did...
~Kraft paper A2 card
~Christmas paper from my stash
~computer generated sentiment cut with 2" round punch
~2 1/4" scallop punch
~star cut in MTC
~yellow strip embossed with Swiss Dots
~ribbon from my stash

Thanks for looking!!!!

1st Tacky Tuesday entry - cool "sweet" treat thank you card

This is my first entry for the "Tacky Tuesday" challenge on Facebook from September Ninth's blog.  
This week the challenge is to use a "cool treat" cut or SVG and use the word "sweet" in the sentiment.

I had made a popsicle card a couple of months ago and thought this cut would be great for this challenge.  This says "thank you" on the inside. 

What I did:
~5" popsicle from Doodlecharms
~Welded 2 popsicle shadows for the card base in Kraft paper
~cut another shadow for the front so the fold does not show
~cut the whole popsicle in light tan
~cut the 'frozen' part in pink Bazzill
~"U R so sweet" from Doddletype (the paper glitters a little)
~white gel pen for doodling
~American Crafts ribbon

Thanks for looking!!!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Stars & Stripes birthday card

This card has stars and stripes, though not really the July 4th kind.  :D

This is for...
Birthday Sundaes - stars and stripes and birthday wording
Tuesday Morning Sketches - sketch

Thanks for looking!!!

Red, White, and Blue LO's

We always have a picnic at our house on July 4th and invite our whole church family.  It is so much fun and I love to scrap the pics (when I remember to bring the camera out!!)!
This year, I am trying to scrap our year as we go.  I'm a little behind in that but these pages will help... they are for July 4th so all I need to do is put the pics in after that day.  

Fantabulous Cricut - use red, white, and blue
Celebrate the Occasion - July 4th: use red, white, and blue
Sketchy Thursdays - sketch (I did both pages of the sketch)

What I used:
~DCWV paper
~Kraft paper frames
~stars welded in MTC
~2011 from Stone Script
~Labels for journaling Nestabilities
~hemp, flower, beads, and brads from my stash

Thanks for looking!!!

Red, White, Blue thank you

With July 4th just around the corner, 'red white & blue' is the theme for many challenges.   This is a thank you card in those colors.

Submitting to these challenges...
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - red, white, blue thank you

~Kraft paper card 4 1/2" square
~Red cardstock embossed with Swiss Dots folder
~Blue cardstock run through a crimper
~Inkadinkadoo stamp on 1 3/4" circle
~Blue 2" circle
~Red 2 1/4" scallop
~Flowers, pearl, bow from my stash

Thanks for looking!!!