Wanted to get this in so i could post to the Sketch Saturday - so sweet and simple as it is a precolored digi from TLC - and it was FREE. The papers came from Michaels bargain bin from Studio G - all in greens and the plaid was just what I was looking for in this card. My Mo-Jo has taken a break since our girls weekend two weeks ago - we were so creative and I have so many new cards that I can send out, but in hopes of spring I plan on starting some springy cards this weekend.
Challenges: Sketch Saturday - follow sketch
I decided to group the butterfly cards together - there were 3 of us that had projects using butterflies - they are so much fun to work with. On the last card we worked with a new product called silk glitter, love it, needless to say we all sparkled the rest of the day. There simply was not a card or project that I didn't enjoy and they all turned out great. I still have a few more to post so be watching next week.
I really struggled with the sketch for Sketch Saturday this week - and I am not really sure if this will work but I like the way it turned out. I got my NEW set of stamps from Sweet and Sassy today called Inspirational Word Art. It comes with 6 beautiful word inspirations which I thought would be perfect for my chemo cards. I also thought this saying stood alone as the focal point of my card. Add a flower and a butterfly and it is ready to go in the mail this week.
Challenges: Sketch Saturday - Follow sketch Make it Monday - anything goes
What could be more fun than to spend a weekend with stamping friends, stamping, sharing, eating, laughing, ok maybe a little wine too. We had an age spread of 50's to 80's so stamping knows no age limit. There are 4 former TAC "angels and thank heaven we live close enough to get together and stamp.
These are Donna's share projects - the first 2 use AMuse stamps - (love that stamp set) and the black/white one is a Hero Arts and Morning Star (maybe) on the embossed lace.
This beautiful creation is Donna's Mom (Marian) idea - called Northern Lights, we did it on a shimmer paper and it is simply stunning.
This was one of Cheryl's projects - love it - I am going to send my chemo buddy's family a movie and popcorn as a little gift this week and include this card.
I will post more cards in the next day or two - don't want to overwhelm you all at once!!!
Stamp by Great Impressions, sentiment from TAC, colored with copic markers, doily, bakers twin, ribbon and bling from my stash
This is a birthday card for a very "special BFF" that originally got me into stamping oh lets say 15 years ago. I have known her for a LONG time - we met when we were nurses together on the "Step-Down" unit at a large hospital in St. Louis. She still works as a nurse - she does abstracting from patient charts and I choose to do Home Health nursing for the last 8 years of my career and I just retired in July of 2013. Anyway I hope she likes her card this year - I think it turned out very well, has all the elements that I love, color, bling, and glitter!!! Happy Birthday Donna.
SU Serene Silhouettes, cs DCWV, Tim Holtz tiny stapler, Distress Ink Markers, water brush
Made this card for a Chemo buddy that was needing some extra encouragement this week love doing the distress markers and water brush - so fun and I do like the effects. I embossed the birds/limbs with a cobalt blue embossing powder then used a matching blue cs for mounting. I used water color paper for the focal image. Challenges:
SU owl punch, cuttlebug embossing folder, circle and scallop circle punch, ribbon and bling from my stash and birthday candle border punch EK Success (I think)
Today is my great granddaughters 1st birthday - and I really like the card I came up with for her special day. I used the SU owl punch for the focal image, had some "big" eyes and mounted her on dotted swiss embossed white, then layered on pink, same with the #1 - I had a # die and I cut it from some pretty pink glitter paper, and then I had a Look hoos from AMuse Studio which was just perfect. Just a little decoration on the inside using a birthday candle border punch which I have had for a while a bit of bling and the card was finished. I got her a subscription to Childrens Highlights - they have one for ages 0-2 so I am anxious to see if Mom enjoys sharing it with Bella. Mom is into "educational" so thought this was perfect. I also got her a DR. Seuss book and a bath mitt just so she would have something to open at her party.
I am a hopelessly addicted stamper. I retired from nursing in July 2013, a career that I loved. I am married to a guy that loves to fish as much as I love to craft (more stamping time for me) and we share our home with 2 big beautiful dogs - Bella and CoCo and 2 cats - Nikki and Calli.