Thursday, July 31, 2014
This is another "Thinking of You" card I made for my mother-in-law. She requested some cards from me because she said she just can't find any pretty ones in the store. I saw a card on Pinterest that was similar to this, but had a spray of colored stamps on it. I had just bought a set of Sizzix Triplits flower dies recently and thought they would be perfect to use to make a CAS card like the one on Pinterest. I cut some of the flowers out using my scraps stash, and set them out on the Fanciful Flourish die from Cheery Lynn Designs. I manually pierced holes around the entire base of the card. I really love the sentiment...it is from Hampton Arts & I bought it at Michael's from the $1.00 bin...can't beat a deal like that!! Anyway...I really like how it turned out and I think I'm going to make several more in A2 size using other colors to send to Operation Write Home. Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!
Sunday, July 27, 2014
My mother-in-law lives in a retirement home and she recently asked me to make some pretty Thinking of You cards to send to people because she couldn't find any decent ones in the "stores". I have been making her birthday, Christmas & Mother's Day cards the last few years, so I guess she thought I could help out. Of course I freaked at first ....when someone asks you to make a specific card for them...kind of makes you feel "under the gun" so to speak. At the same time I thought it would be a fun challenge & of course I would help her...she's priceless...the most loving mother-in-law anyone could dream for!! Anyway...I will post some cards I made for her over the next couple of weeks. This is one of the first ones I came up with. I love this Stampendous stamp called "Daisy Thanks"...looked exactly like the Black Eyed Susan's growing in my garden every year & they just spoke to me as a great versatile stamp! I colored them with my Promarkers and framed them out with Spellbinders A-2 Fancy Ribbon Threader die. I proceeded to thread some dark brown woven ribbon through the slots in the die & struggled QUITE A WHILE till I managed to tie a bow in the center!! Then I stamped the Thinking of You sentiment from a Tim Holtz set at the bottom in dark brown ink. I think she'll love it! Thanks for stopping by to take a look!!
My husband turned 60 a week ago and he wasn't a bit happy about it!! I wanted to make him a card & was trying to decide between a couple of images to use on it. I ended up using two images...one on the outside & another on the inside. I guess I was trying to cheer him up & be funny at the same time. The outside was supposed to be how everybody viewed him, and the inside image was supposed to reflect how strong he actually is & how he thinks he should still look!! Anyway....the image on the front is "Bob" from Mazy Arts Digital Stamps, and the muscle man on the inside is "Strongman" from Mo's Digital Pencil. I colored them both with Promarkers. The small balloon is a Martha Stewart punch. The other two I created using some Spellbinder Ovals dies and tied them all together with some black waxy twine. The sentiment on front is from a Stampin Up set that I don't have the name for, and I printed the one on the inside on my computer. I do believe he got a kick out of his card when he opened it! Thanks for stopping by to take a look!
Saturday, July 5, 2014
My husband's niece is having a first birthday party for her daughter Caroline and this is the card I made for her. This cute little image is called "Kai is One" from Mo's Digital Pencil. Caroline is a dark haired darling little toddler just like Kai! I colored her with promarkers & cut her out with a Spellbinders circle die, then framed her on a beautiful Joy Craft die...sorry, don't have the exact name! The white panel behind her is embossed with the Cuttlebug Decorative Tile Set folder, and the die cut that the Happy Birthday sentiment is on is Spellbinders Fancy Tags. All the pink & white pearls are from my stash. I hope Caroline's Mommy likes it...I think Caroline is a little too young to care!! Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!