I Was a Winner at SAS4Kids


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Happy Birthday Mikah!!

Sorry...this might be quite a long post...I'll try to shorten it as much as possible and maybe amuse you along the way!  So my grandson Mikah's birthday is Friday July 11th. However my daughter & son-in-law (his mother & father) are taking the family on vacation that weekend, so my daughter informs me that we will celebrate his birthday this coming Saturday the 5th.  Since I'm not the fastest creative person in the world I thought...holy crap...I better get started on his card lickety-split!!  Mikah & his brother Russell are always having sword fights with their plastic swords...it's insane.  So I thought it would be perfect to make him a pirate card for his birthday...simple right?? Except I have no pirate stamps or images...so I headed off to the internet to shop.  The image is called Lil Pirate from Kenny K downloads, the Tropical Beach background is from Make it Crafty, and I purchased a Pirate Sentiment set from Art Fire.  Wow..would have been cheaper for me if I just bought a pirate birthday card from the store...but that wouldn't have been homemade!!  Here's the funny part...I have never colored a background image before...good reason...it's stressful..at least for me.  When I went to color the sand.......you know what...I'm not even going to go into it....the explanation would go on forever!!  Let me just say there were SEVERAL errors along the way finishing this card, and I proceeded to cover most of them up rather than start all over again!  I think it turned out really cute considering the craziness along the way.  Seeing how he will be only 8 years old I don't think he'll notice!  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Cheers To You!

I made this card using the Bottom's Up stamp set that I won recently from a House That Stamps Built challenge.  I was pretty excited...who isn't when you win something..but also because it's such a fun set to make cards with!  They are so versatile that you could use them for a lot fun things...parties, summertime, birthdays, congrats, father's day and many more!  I'm not sure who or what I'll use this one for...I've left the inside blank for now.  I followed the sketch for Your Next Stamps monthly challenge.  I also used their Fishtail Die set that I purchased a couple weeks back.  They come with a varying length & width of fishtails so I'm sure I'll use them often.  I colored the glass of beer with my promarkers, then got really daring & used glossy accents over the entire thing.  Then I got even crazier & used some liquid applique over the foam to try & make it look frothy, fussy cut it out, and attached it to the glass with some foam dots. I realize that to most of you out there it's not very daring, but I had never used glossy accents or liquid applique before.  I didn't have any red dots, so I used my promarkers to color over some white ones.  The "Cheers to You sentiment is from Stampin Up.  I think it turned out pretty cute, although my fussy cutting could stand a bit more practice!  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

This is Me Missing You

Another clean & simple card here, made for Operation Write Home.  This time instead of making an image the main focus of the card, I used the sentiment as such.  All the papers used are from my stash.  The sentiment was cut out using Spellbinder's Classic Ovals & underneath that Spellbinder's Floral Ovals.  The sentiment stamp is from the Hampton Arts Handwritten Sentiments set.  All the stamps are a little larger than most, and are a combination of plain & cursive fonts, and I really like that combo.  The enamel dot stickers are from Recollections.  They are not as thick as many of the dots you find in your local craft store, come in many colors, and are perfect for OWH cards that cannot have super bulky embellishments.  Anyway...hope you like it...thanks for stopping by to take a peek!

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Missing You

My daughters & I got together last weekend & they scrapbooked while I made some cards for OWH.  I just finished taking pictures & uploading them.  Most of my cards are CAS and with Operation Write Home, you need to use that style for the most part.  You can't have big bulky flowers or embellishments that will be difficult for the soldiers to mail home to love ones, but that doesn't mean they can't be pretty!!  Anyway....I am sorry to say I cannot tell you what the name of this stamp is or the company that made it, I just thought it would make a cute CAS card as the main image, and just in time for summer.  Seeing all the beautiful flowers that come up in everyone's garden is my favorite part of summer.  I colored it with my Promarkers, trying to match the colors of the striped papers as closely as possible.  The Missing You sentiment and die it's cut out with is called Teeny Tiny Tags that I purchased from My Pink Stamper quite a while ago.  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!!

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Happy Father's Day!

Both my father & father-in-law have sadly already passed on, but I made this Father's Day card for my husband because he was always an excellent father to our three children!!  This is an awesome Mo Manning image I colored with my Promarkers. The DP paper behind him is from the Prince Charming Pad from Recollections.  My husband recently replaced both of the faucets in the main bathroom of our home, and although he dreaded it....accomplished it without too much ado!! Probably saved us about $1000.00 in the process!!  Happy Father's Day Paul...love you!!

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Happy Birthday Brian

My son-in-law Bryan's birthday is tomorrow and I made this card for him.  Beside being in computer technology on the job now, he is very intelligent..knows Russian language..and worked for the US Navy at one point in his life!!  This is a Mo Manning image called "Computer Guy"  that I colored with my Promarkers!  The plaid paper behind him is from the DCWV premium stack "Dots, Stripes,& Plaids mat stack that I purchased recently from JoAnns .  This is exactly how I envision him sitting at his desk at work with all the wires tangled underneath !!  I hope he likes it!  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Happy Birthday Jason!!

Late night post here!!!  My two daughters Emily & Elaine & I spent this whole weekend working on our scrapbooks & cards at my house.  They actually spent the night here on Friday, sleeping in their old bedrooms.  They are 36 and 35 years old, and left their wonderful children (my seven soon to be eight grandchildren) home alone with their fathers!!  God love those fathers!! Anyway....I made a lot of cards...one of which is the one I'm showing you here today for my son-in-law Jason's birthday!  He took care of his SIX children this weekend alone so that  Emily could spend the whole weekend with me!!  What a man!!  He is a GREAT FATHER!!  This is the birthday card I created for him.  This is "Big Guys Tractor" from Mo's Digital Pencil.  He doesn't actually drive a tractor that I know of, but it reminds me of seeing him driving around his yard on his riding lawn mower cutting the grass in their large yard!!  Hope he likes it!!   I created this card following Mojo Monday's #348 Sketch.   Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!!

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