Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Puppy Love

Hi crafty friends!
 The other day I found out that a friend of mine had to put down her best "pet" friend that had been a part of their family for 13 long years. No one can ever understand, unless you've been through it, how hard that can be...especially after such a long time. So, I decided I would make her a cute card to tell her that I'm thinking about her while she is going through this loss.

 I also decided this would be a good time to make a card for the latest "Lawnscaping Challenge" where they want you to dust off some of your older, not so used stamps.

 So...I decided to use the cute dog stamp from "Critters in the Burbs" for my main focal point. From the same set I also used the grass stamp and then the sentiment came next from Lawn Fawn's ""So Much to Say" set. And then again from Lawn Fawn I used the "Say Cheese" Lawn Cuts to stage my scene to look like a polaroid. 

 The background was created from some Tim Holtz distress inks in mowed lawn, mustard seed, and salty ocean...to give a watercolored natural looking background.  Next, I added some hearts from the "stitched journaling card" Lawn Cuts set to embellish my sentiment and thought it would add a cute effect to use them as raindrops coming out from my cloud. And the lastly, I couldn't help but cover the hearts and cloud with my clear "wink of stella" pen and glossy accents to really make them pop!

  I really hope this card brings a small little smile to my friend's face as she opens it in the near future, knowing that I am thinking about her loss and sending some "hugs" her way in the form of a card!

  Enjoy :)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Scripty Hello Shaker Card

Hello My Crafty Friends:)

   Last night while I was laying in bed, I was trying to find a fun new way to make a shaker card. I wanted to figure out something that I've never seen anyone do before....and after several minutes of sketching and contemplating.....this idea came to mind. Why not make a shaker card out of a large scripty die? I decided that this idea could really pan out. Simon Says Stamps has created such amazing large scripty dies lately...and I was sure I would find just the one I needed.
   I decided I would try my idea out with Simon Says Stamps "Big Hello Craft Die". This particular die could work perfectly with all its loops and turns. I started by die cutting the sentiment out with 80lb Neenah solar white card stock 5 times as well as once with some white fun foam. Next, I added the fun foam and 3 layers of the sentiment I'd cut out, together using some Tombow Mono Multi glue. After they dried, I adhered the stack down onto a printed sheet of card stock that was already glued down to my 4.25 by 5.50 card base that was also made from 80lb Neenah Solar White. I then glued the two other hello sentiments together the same way, and then glued them on top of a piece of clear acetate I had laying around. I then cut the acetate off from around the outside of the hello sentiment, so it wouldn't be noticeable, except inside the largest loops. Before adhering the whole thing together, I filled each open area in the die with some tiny clear sequins, that I received from a previous Holiday card kit from Simon Says Stamp. The tiny size of these sequins worked perfectly inside this shaker card.
   Then lastly...I added some silver twine from Lawn Fawn, a few more of the tiny sequins....and a sentiment from Inky Antics "Simple Sentiments" stamp set.
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   Thank you friends.....Enjoy!!
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   Printed Card Stock From: We R Memory Keepers 6x6 Paper Pad, Feelin' Groovy
   Sentiment Stamp: Inky Antics Simple Sentiments

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Wild Birthday

Hello crafty friends! Today I'm sharing a quick card that I made for today's scramble challenge on the Hero Art's flickr group. The challenge was to use pink and silver on your card. After a few bloopers on a background that wouldn't dry....and many other ideas jumbling around in my head....this card came out in the last few minutes of the challenge and I LOVE IT!! I luckily receive some awesome silvery glitter embossing powder in the mail yesterday that just worked perfectly for this challenge. I embossed the Hero Arts sentiment on a tag die  from Reverse Confetti....Then die cut some vellum leaves from SSS and the butterflies from Hero Arts. Lastly I added some Basic Grey silver mettalic enamel dots.
After finishing the card...I decided I would enter this one into the latest Hero Arts challenge under their metallic birthday card group again like I did my previous card.

Enjoy your weekend!!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A Blingy Birthday

What girl doesn't like bling for their birthday...am I right? Well, for today's card...we put the bling in the card instead of the gift!

I came up with this design while laying in bed last night. I have a lot of time on my hands to think at night since the nights are long and its hard to sleep wity my hubby so far away.

I made this card for Hero Arts Birthday Challenge. They are looking for some birthday cards with some metallic added in. Well, I think I definitely hit the metallic on the head with this card...what do you think?

I stamped out  by stamping the "tiny flags" background from Hero Arts onto some black card stock with versamark and heat embossed with some Ranger super fine gold embossing powder. I then stamped the first image from Hero Arts CL758 set the same way but added silver and then gold for the "BLING" sentiment. Next I added the Happy Birthday sentiment, embossed in silver again, from Hero Arts "CL754" set after cutting it apart to fit it on one line instead of two.

Next I embellished by wadding up some silver metallic thread and adding it behind the framed sentiment and the last but not least, added some gold and silver metallic candy buttons from Basic Grey for a little more blingy bling!

I couldn't be happier with the results! 


a close up of the metallic thread behind the frame

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Big Hugs

Today was a great day! Any day that starts with going to church and ends with the Seahawks winning the Super Bowl has to be a winner :). Luckily between those two awesome events I was able to get a couple of cards made so I'd love to share them with you quick.
The first card was made using some of the card stock from Simon Says Stamps February card kit. I paired it up with some vellum and this beautiful thank you image I downloaded off of the Silhouette website. I'm loving the soft springy colors! What do you think?

The second card I made was more of a Valentine card. I started off with some traditional Valentine colors and used another beautiful die cut that is heart shaped from my Silhouette...and then I added a cute arrow die from Reverse Confetti, Simon Says Stamp's big "Hugs" die and then a sentiment from one of my all time favorite Avery Elle sets called "Oh Happy Day"....which totally describes today :).

I hope you enjoyed your Sunday as well and was able to create something that made your day even better!!

Sending BIG HUGS your way till next time!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Love Balloon

I love Saturdays! No one is rushing out the door. The family is all home together relaxing, enjoying one another, sleeping in...etc. Its so nice not feeling rushed, and it is especially fun to craft on days like this!

I came up with the design for today's card while laying in bed last night, surfing through some images on the Silhouette site. I thought it would be fun to use the hot air balloon image from Lawn Fawn only change it to a heart shaped balloon for Valentine's Day. I ended up using a die cut from Simon Says Stamp "Valentine Spoons" set for the heart because the size was just perfect for replacing the balloon..but the rest of the images are from Lawn Fawn's "Blue Skies' stamp and die sets.

The adorable card stocks and red pearls that I used are from Doodlebug. I don't think there's a Doodlebug design that I don't just love!

I hope you enjoyed your Saturday as much as I did...and until next time.................