Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Seize the Sketch and Basic Grey

This week on Seize the Sketch challenge blog they have a great sketch.


I needed to make some thank you notes for my daughter.  She has had some wonderful friends who have helped her through a very rough time in her life.  Her good friends came and took care of the dogs many days so Staci was able to be at the hospital with her husband and while the family were with Chris during his final hours, they brought the family food and drink to sustain them through the night.  What can you do to thank a family for such kindness and friendship?



This is my version of the sketch made into a square card.  I thought this image of a dog was very appropriate since one of Staci's dogs is a yellow lab and Axel alias Squirt is also yellow in color.  I just noticed I forgot to color the collar.  I think it will be red.  Both stamps are from Whipper Snapper Stamps.  The paper is from Basic Grey.

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Golf Card


My cousin needed a golf themed thank you card.  A friend got her tickets to the Master's Tournament and she wanted to send him a special card.  She likes my cards.

I hope you enjoy this card.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Unity Itty Bitty Stamps



Sharing a couple thank you cards I made for my daughter.  The flowers are white embossed and I used distress paint to color the background.  I matted everything with a darker shade of teal.  The sentiments are SRM Stickers.

The stamp is an Itty Bitty from Unity Stamps.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Anything Goes With Paper Smooches

This week the challenge on the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog is Anything Goes.


I have not been making too many cards lately.  I have missed some of the weekly challenges on the Sparks blog.  This week I needed to make a bridal shower card.  I decided to use the word "shower" as my inspiration.  I cut an umbrella with my Silhouette.  I cut two layers.  The bottom layer is glued to the card front and then I pop dotted the top of the umbrella.  The rain is hearts.  I used two different hearts from two different Paper Smooches sets.  I colored them with Copics.  Some of the hearts have glossy accents on them.  The sentiment is from a Christmas Sentiment set.


I even decorated the inside of the card with more hearts and another sentiment.  I thought this sentiment was perfect for a card raining love.


I used a different heart stamp underneath the sentiment.  I wish I had colored it with Copics so the color matched better.  Some of these hearts also have glossy accents on them.

If you wish to purchase your own fun stamps from Paper Smooches, you can find them in their online store.

Off to do some cleaning.  

Monday, March 31, 2014

Oldie Moldie Monday


A very simple thank you card where a beautiful sentiment and paper are all that you need.  The paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle from 2012.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I was able to make two cards out of a 12 x 12 sheet.  This also allows me to put a liner inside the card that coordinates with the paper.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Oldie Moldie Monday




It is Monday - time to show some love to our old supplies.  Here are three cards I made for my next Operation Write Home box.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Next day - Same Paper and Stamps - Different Card

Yesterday while creating I made two cards using the same stamps and paper used on the Card I posted on Saturday.  This card is based on the sketch at Sketch Saturday.


I slipped the sketch for my card.  This card will go in my Operation Write Home box.  The stamps are from a set from Hero Arts.  Part of the proceeds from this set go to Operation Write Home.  If you love to make cards and like to do something that warms your heart, making cards for Operation Write Home is the way to go.  Plus it is tax deductible.  Here is my card for today.


Enjoy your Sunday.