Thursday, November 26, 2015

November 26, 2015 Happy Anniversary

It is not often that I have made a 60th wedding anniversary card - well ok never have I made a 60th anniversary card, but what a honor and pleasure it was to make this one for a dear friend, "adopted mom" and a great couple.  I knew 60th was Diamond and I just didn't know how I wanted to go with the design or image.  I used a SU image embossed in silver, then punched out tiny hearts, added bling to each heart.  Then I cut out 60 and the butterfly in some beautiful glitter paper that I had in my stash (saving it for that oh so special occasion.).  Cut out with a Spellbinder die and popped up on some beautiful silver shimmer paper.  Happy Anniversary to two very special people.

Monday, November 23, 2015

November 23, 2015 Monster Party

YES - it is another Gerda Steiner image, this one is a digi - in which I paperpieced the three little cute monsters with my favorite polka dot papers,  I coloerd their eyes and teeth with a white gel pink but as you can see especially the purple it took on some of the purple hue of the papers.  But it turned out fine.  Since this one is for Smiles for Kids I made it into a Happy Birthday card with some party hats and Party Time sentiments from AMuse studio.  I know this will hopefully bring a smile.

Friday, November 20, 2015

November 20, 2015 Flowers Whisper

I ALWAYS need pretty and simply cards that I can use for not only a thinking of you, sympathy, friendship, etc.  This rose set is retired from AMuse Studio but I find myself frequently going back to my pile of retired images and using this set.  It works up beautifully is so many colors such as:

this one in purples.  You can change it up or dress it down depending on what you need it for.  This one I used some bakers twine and a single pearl.  Both of these cards are already out the door this past week.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

November 18, 2015 Aged to Perfection

I had two cards made up for my hubby for his birthday last month and decided to give him the Crazy Bird card but like the way this one turned out too.  Totally digi from Doodle Pantry, colored and complete with DP so talk about easy.  I am a few ahead on my man cards for now.  Usually send more female cards but just depends.

Monday, November 16, 2015

November 16, 2015 Starbucks Gift Card

This cute little bear is from Gerda Steirner  Designs and I made this gift card holder for one of my christmas gifties to my dear daughter.  I love digis as you can size them to any size you need to fit your project.  I colored this little guy with colored pencils and OMS - die cut is from AMuse Studio and can you guess what gift card is inside?
Yes it is a Starbucks gift card.  I know she will use this gift.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

November 15, 2015 Give Thanks

Getting a couple more Thanksgiving cards ready to go out midweek - this one I made using a "retired" AMuse Studio stamp, love the shocks of wheat and the sentiments are so nice for the inside,
I wanted to follow the sketch for Sketch Saturday and I am not sure if I'm really liking it.  I used some dotted paper, pattern paper then some pretty burlap cs that a friend gave me.  No bling on this one.  Challenges:
     Sketch Saturday - follow sketch  

Friday, November 13, 2015

November 13, 2015 Crazy Birds Yippee

OK - I took a little break from my "new" "favorite" "fun" set from Tim Holtz crazy birds, I am so loving these little goofy birds.  I now have the die cuts and accessories stamps and die cuts so all I need are the sentiments that are designed to go with this set.  I love to watercolor them, next I am going to try my copics on them.  I fussy cut the bird and hat (before I got the die cuts) and then I did a water color wash of green and yellow to die cut the "yippee" out.  Mounted on an embossed piece of card stock and lightly sanded to bring out some of the circles.  I need to start thinking of some Santa birds real soon.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

November 10, 2015 Little Bear

Is this Little Bear from Gerda Steiner  not the cutest???  I lover her designs as they appeal to my whimsical side and this one is no exception.  This was offered as a "free" digi for playing in her monthly challenge, play once and from then on the digis are "free".  I love to paper piece and I love dots so I combined the two in this card.  I distressed the edges of the bear with Distress ink, added some pink to his cheeks, some black puff to his nose and then I cut out a cnady strip open circle for him to be mounted on.  The sentiments are from AMuse Studio and I think they go perfect with him.  The mug and card are going to go to one of my chemo "buddies real soon.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

November 8, 2015 Road Trip

I was running a bit low on "masculine" cards and sure as I run low I need some so I made this one up with a newish Tim Holtz set that I got for 50% off at Michaels - has a locomotive, ship, and car and some cute accessories.  I embossed the focal point in gold then took a copy of a Missouri road map to mount it on - as Route 66 goes through Missouri.  Thought it turned out pretty cute.  Challenges:
     Sketch Saturday - follow sketch

Friday, November 06, 2015

November 6, 2015 Have a great Day

I was a sub angel for a senior gentleman while his regular angel was traveling outside the country.  I was notified that she had returned so my "goodbye" card to him was this too cute car from Crackerbox.  I enbossed it in antique gold, added some sponged clouds and a road and this card was ready to go.  I love the vintage feel it has.  I sent him a bandanna hankie in his envie knowing a man can never have enough hankies.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

November 1, 2015 Crazy Birds thinking of you

OK - early Christmas, or late Birthday or a just because gift from me to me.  I have had my eye on these Crazy Birds from Tim Holtz for quite a while and just didn't know if I would use them enough to justify buying them.  Well....after thinking about it for about 2 minutes the other day while on a shopping trip with a bestie I decided I would use them.  Oh my they are so much fun to play with, I watercolored this little guy with distress markers, punched the thought bubble and embossed thinking of you in gold.  Mounted it on an embossed cloud layer.  I think I am going to get a lot of mileage out of this set.  Only problem is now I want the accessories that go with these funny characters.