Wednesday, October 19, 2011

pink wedding card

My niece is getting married this weekend and I just made her card today!!  How awful is that??!!??  but since I was so slow, I needed some inspiration, so I looked at my usual challenges to see what I should do. :)

This is a little different because wedding cards are not my forte.  And it was a busy day!  I made 4 cards -this one, 2 sympathy cards, and a thank you card- plus am getting ready to go to the wedding... flying to MN on Fri, and back on Sat.  Quick trip!  After posting this, I'm heading to bed... I will need to be up and out by 4 AM on Fri!!! 

~Tuesday AM Sketches -sketch ('think pink' all month)
~Stampin' Sisters in Christ - sharing...2 of every element
         (I used 2 papers, 2 Cuttlebug folders, 2 ribbons, and 2 stamps)

Here's the inside...

~Basic Grey paper
~Inkadinkadoo stamps
~Divine Swirls and Perfect Paisley embossing folders
~ribbon from my stash
~computer generated 'congratulations'

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

O Come All Ye Faithful!!

I love Christmas music!!  That is always the first sign of the season around our house.  (And the last to be put away after!)  My family love Christmas music, too!  We have request night at church once a month, and one of my daughters picks a Christmas Carol every month all year long!  And making Christmas cards is becoming more fun since Christmas truly is coming quickly!!! :)

This card is for these challenges...
~jingle belles - "A Caroling We Will Go" card inspired by a song (I got excited when I saw this prompt!!)
~Celebrate the Occasion - any occasion using red, black, and white
~Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Mk. 10:27 "...with God all things are possible" so "anything goes"

O Come All Ye Faithful is one of my favorite carols!  In high school, I learned a descant for it that was so pretty!  Even though that was over 20 just a few years ago, I still hear it in my head when I play the song, and I still sing it when we sing this song.  

~Red CS
~DCWV 'Performance' mat stack
~Allegro Cuttlebug folder
~Digi sentiment from Stitchy Bear Stamps
~gold ink rubbed on (sorry it looks yellow in the pic!)
~ribbon, adhesive pearls, white gel pen

Thanks for stopping!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pink Christmas??

I have mentioned before that I am the traditional red/green Christmas colors person.  Really!!!  So straying from that is a challenge.  But I can do it!! :)   Especially for a very good reason.

This week, jingle belles challenge is "I'm dreaming of a PINK Christmas" and two members of their DT are each donating $1 for every pink Christmas card entered this week.  That's wonderful!!!

Tuesday Morning Sketches is "thinking pink" all month in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness and this week's even has an inspiration photo to go along with the sketch. 

Here's my pink Christmas card...

I used...
~Kraft paper card base
~Basic Grey "Infuse" DSP
~Nestabilites for the label
~Olive Bazzill CS
~Perfect Paisley Cuttlebug folder (LOVE this one!!)
~MME Noel stamp using StazOn Timber Brown
~Threading Waters border punch
~snowflakes cut in MTC
~Paper Studio adhesive pearls

Thanks for stopping!

Friday, October 7, 2011

'faith hope love' note card

October is breast cancer awareness month.  I'm sure we all have been touched by this cancer, whether personally, or with someone we love.  It is wonderful to see the advances in treatment but there is still a need to getting the word out is important!!

Tuesday Morning Sketches is a great challenge blog and this month, Theresa, one of the blog owners is having 2 birthdays!  Happy Birthday, Theresa, for how many years you have been here!  And Happy 4th Cancer Survivor Birthday!!!  That is wonderful!!

Celebrate the Occasion is focusing on breast cancer awareness this week, too, so with both of these in mind, here's my card and let's 'think pink'!!

~card shape made in MTC
~CS from my stash
~Basic Grey "Infuse" DSP
~Cause ribbon from MTC basic shapes, shadowed
~computer generated sentiment
~Cat's Eye ink on edges
~grosgrain ribbon

Thanks for looking!!!

"HOO"s having a birthday?

Challenges have been asking for owls in projects lately, so I made a card but first, take a look at the pic my mother took this spring near their cottage...

How cool is that??  She said he just sat there, posing nicely. :)

Now, for my owl.  This is a birthday card for 3 challenges...
~Birthday Sundaes - ribbon (and birthday wording, as always)
~Opus Gluei - owl
~Tacky Tuesday - owl and "hoo"

~4x9 Kraft paper card
~owl from Sentimentals at 3 1/2"
~"HOO" from AK (it is really 'whooo' but I trimmed it)
~I computer generated the rest of the sentiment
~MS ribbon
~Recollections 'Charming' DSP
~pop dots and gel pen for doodling

Thanks for stopping by!!!

simple "So Thankful" card

I love fall colors, fall scents, and fall activities!  (I just don't like the getting chilly part since I'm shivering most of the year!!)  We went apple picking yesterday and had a great time.  Not sure if we will make it to our local pumpkin patch this year.  Their times are limited since they were flooded, too.  I like pumpkin seeds, but that is about all I like about pumpkins... other than their color! :)  But I really like the Thanksgiving cartridge and this cut!

I'm submitting it to 3 challenges...
~Stampin' Sisters in Christ - use fruit (pumpkin IS a fruit)
~Fantabulous Cricut - 'pumpkin time'
~Clean and Simple - sketch ...this is my first time participating over there :)

I cut this card a little larger than A2 to fit some envies that I have.
~Bazzill CS (embossed the background with Divine Swirls)
~DCWV Rustic Stack DSP
~pumpkin from Thanksgiving cart cut at 1 3/4"
~Threading Waters Fiskars border punch
~Sentiment from Doodle Pantry's "Harvest Bounty" set

Thanks for looking!!!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

'Vintage'-ish Christmas card

I have just a few pieces left from the DCWV Holiday Stack I got a couple of years ago.  I really like the vintage look of the pattern and colors... red, green, with the creamy tan (rather than stark white).  And using up scraps is good, too!  Then I have to go buy more!  ;)  It's a good thing my hubby doesn't pay too much attention to my blog!  :) 

~Mojo Monday 209 - sketch (this week is a contest)
~jingle belles - "peace" wording or something that evokes peace for you

~DCWV Holiday Premium Stack
~Bell border from MTC gallery
~Fancy cut bells from DCWV stack, pop-dotted
~Fiskars 'peace' and swirl stamp
~StazOn black and Stampology Autumn Leaves ink
~Queue dune ink on edges of green
~Ivory grosgrain ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sweet birthday card

After my blogging drama yesterday afternoon, I found some time to make a birthday card.  Then I forgot to post it last evening!  My friend would tell me to, "Grow a brain!"

3 challenges...
~Birthday Sundaes - buttons
~Tuesday Morning Sketches - sketch
~Celebrate the Occasion - any occasion, must use ribbon

~DCWV Sweet Stack paper
~Fiskars stamp in StazOn timber brown
~Colorbok chocolate cardstock
~ribbon and button from J's

Now I'm off to buy supplies for an order!  It will be nice to make some money rather than just spend it on my crafting!  :)
Thanks for stopping by!!!