Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Graduation and SRM Challenge

One of my favorite products - SRM Stickers - has started a challenge blog.  I am just sliding in under the deadline.  I am trying to get back in the mode of making cards.  Their first challenge is Celebrations.

Graduating from college with your master's degree is one reason to celebrate.  This card is for my graduate assistant.  In honor of Earth Day - all the paper used is from recycled commencement programs.  I was so happy when they switched from the purple covers to white covers - so much more versatile for making card bases.  I combined several stickers from SRM Stickers along with a stamped sentiment from Stampendous.  I was lucky to have these purple toned pearls sent to me by my good friend Ivanka.

Everyone have a wonderful evening.  I guess it is time to start thinking about work tomorrow and getting things together.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Oldie Moldie Monday

Once again it is Monday, time to show some love to your old supplies.  I wanted to make a boy card today so I found a 6 x 6 pad from Echo Park - A Boy's Life.  It has a date of 2011 on it.

The first card is for a little boy in my hometown who is battling cancer.  I am trying to send him a card every month.  My monkey stamps are guaranteed smile makers.  Thank you Stampendous for your great monkey stamps.  I used a sketch from Just Add Ink.

Here is my take on the sketch.  I did add a half circle in the upper left corner - I thought I needed a little red to balance off the card.The banner and flag were cut with my Silhouette.

Since I had another monkey stamped and colored, I wanted to make a card for my Operation Write Home Box.  I used the challenge from the Paper Players - Clean and Simple with Washi Tape.

I put my washi tape on a piece of white card stock.  I then embossed the cardstock so I know that washi tape will stay stuck on the card.  I added a Paper Smooches sentiment. I covered the sentiment mat with the red washi tape so it would match.  I know that some child will love getting this card from their parent who is serving overseas.

Remember to show some love to your old paper and supplies.  They still make great cards.

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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