Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January 21, 2015 Keep your chin Up


Just got this stamp set from CTMH - and had the right occasion to use it.  My granddaughter experienced a "huge" disappointment over the weekend - (the first of many I am sure as she just turned 13).  and I am hoping this card from Grandma will make things better.  The sentiment on the inside states - "It will be OK".  There is just a hint of color with coloring the green leaves and a in the tiny flowers there is a hint of orange/red.  This went perfect with DP from My Minds Eye that was on clearance at Michaels for $1.79 plus 30% off and it is double sided sided.  Love double sided DP.  Entering challenges:
     Sketch Saturday  - follow sketch
     Whoopsi Daisy - anything goes
     Word Art Wednesday - anything goes

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

January 20, 2015 Tag Valentine


I am finally in the mood to make a few Valentine cards - and again this one is cased from my upline at AMuse Studio - Chelsea - she is so creative.  I had bought the stamp/die set last year (I believe it is from Hero Art) and started punching and die cutting hearts.  CS is from AMuse studio and it all matches so perfectly.  a little xoxo sentiment and a red heart enamel bling from CTMH and this card is ready to go in the mail in a couple of weeks.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

January 17, 2015 Valentine


I must confess I totally cased this from Simplicity she has such a CAS style and I can never seem to achieve that look as I always think it needs more!!!  I used two different size hearts for these two cards - and don't know which one I like better - I really love them both - some washi tape a sentiment and card created - in about 5 minutes.  I think I am going to look and see what other die cuts I have that I can use with this technique.                Challenges:
     Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
     Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - anything goes
 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Calendar 2015


Every year one of my first projects of January is to make this flip calendar.  This year I didn't get to them quite as quickly as I should have but life gets in the way sometimes.  I print out my 12 month calendar, choose designer paper - in this case I use papers from an old DCWV paper pack from Archivers that I love and wish you could still get.  Stamped my trees (old old set from SU) on white cs, colored and punched with my circle punch (glad I kept my punches) then choose a Spellbinders die that the circle would fit on and glued that on the black.  The sentiment is perfect for this type of project as it had all four seasons so I use it quite often (it is from TAC which is no longer in business).   Mount it all on a half sheet of black cs, using both sides.  Tie with black/white ribbon and when the first 6 months are completed untie ribbon, flip and retie the ribbon so the last six months are on the outside.
I sent two of these to my chemo buddies this week as well as one to my daughter for her desk at work, every year she always asks me if I am going to make the calendars again this year.  Well the answer is "of course"
     Challenges:  Whoopsi Daisy - anything goes
                          Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
                          Simply Create Too - celebrate - (celebrate the new year)

Monday, January 5, 2015

January 5, 2015 The Hunter


Seems like there have been several requests for chemo buddies needing a special lift of encouragement.  We don't get a lot of male requests but when we did I knew what image I was going to use, it is from Pickled Potpourri a digi with 3 images - I love silhouettes - and this one was no exception.  I used my stitched rounded rectangles die - love the stitched effect, the Thinking of You is from CTMH (close to my heart) and cs is from AMuse studio.  I followed a sketch from Sketch Saturday to enter in their challenge this week.  This was a fun easy peasy card to put together and I am hoping the gentlemen will smile when he receives this card.      Challenges:
     Sketch Saturday - follow sketch
     Divas by Design - anything goes
     DL.ART - anything goes

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January 1, 2015 Happy New Year


Sending Happy New Year wishes to all my friends and hoping 2015 is filled with happiness, good health, peace and surprises.
This was a fun card to put together and I am liking the end result.  You know how you add a bit of this and a little of that and well it turned out pretty nice.  This is a precolored digi from Doodle Pantry and the DP is included in the set too.  I used my stitched circle dies (which I love) and then decided to cut out numbers in gold also.  The number dies are from AMuse Studio.  

Monday, December 29, 2014

December 29, 2014 It's a New Year


I made just a couple of New Years cards to send out this year - this one is for my daughter then I made one for my chemo buddy and one for my senior buddy.  This was a snap to put together especially when I used a pre-colored digi from Doodle Pantry and the set comes with DP to go with.  I used the DP behind my phone then used some double sided strip on my base card.  Punched out the 2015 from AMuse Studio dies - added a bit of twine and a sentiment and this card is read for the mail.  Challenges:
     SketchSaturday - follow sketch
     Penny's Paper Crafts - anything goes
     Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
     Sweet Stampin Challenge - anything goes