Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

Hi folks,

I hope everyone is having an enjoyable Easter weekend. Ours was a quiet one on our own this year. No visiting with dearly beloved's family as many of them are at a destination wedding for one of the cousins.

It was a nice change from the usual hub-bub of the family gatherings but I must say I did miss watching the nieces and nephews run around for the annual Easter egg hunt.

Anyways, I figured I should stop in and share the Easter card I made for dearly beloved this year.



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As always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 3, 2015

For my birthday twins

Hi folks,

Just thought I would pop in and share a couple of birthday cards I made this week for my "birthday twins". There's a couple of ladies at my TOPS group who share my birthday and these are the cards I made for them using the now retired "Ivy Lane" card workshop from Close To My Heart.

Both cards use the same elements as two of the cards in the workshop but I used different stamps or switched up the layout to make them a little different from the workshop cards.






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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A TGF SSSC Happy Birthday

Hi folks,

Just thought I would pop in and share the card I made for my sister-in-law for her birthday.


The image is one of the Super Secret Stamp Club stamps from The Greeting Farm. I do like this particular set of three stamps - the little skully on the hair bow is just too cute!

card details:

  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches, CTMH Colonial White card stock base
  • patterned paper: Graphic 45 Couture
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm SSSC #10 - Sage. Coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E11, E00, E01, E93, E04, E21, E27, E29, E25, E39, BG10, BG11, BG32, BG34, W00, W0, W1, W3, W5, Copic Spica Clear)
  • sentiment: Close To My Heart "Holiday Tags" (D1560), stamped in CTMH Lagoon Ink
  • ribbon from my stash
  • EK Success Scalloped Scallops border punch
  • layout: Mojo Monday 384
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As always, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Cut Above™ Thank You Card Kit Variations

Hi folks,

Just thought I would pop in to share a set of cards I made using the Cut Above™ Thank You Card Kit from Close To My Heart.

Here's a shot of the suggested card design and the contents of the card kit.





Of course, I like to play around with the kits, making my cards a little different. Sometimes I throw in a few extra bits and pieces.

Anyways, here are the cards that I came up with using the kit, an extra half sheet of black card stock and some black enamel stars.

This first card sticks fairly close to the original design - with the addition of some of those black enamel stars.



And here I went with a different orientation and scattering my stars about. I may have gotten a little carried away with the stars.



And then I started making birthday cards....


Added a little pop with some additional black card stock (and those stars!)




Here I decided to flip over the banner piece and use the plain side for something a little different.




Love this hostess rewards set! The derby, the glasses, the 'stache.






With Father's Day coming up, I thought it might be nice to make a couple of Dad's day cards.

One for a Dad....


And one for a brother.


Or they could be used for birthday cards as well, it's just a matter of the sentiment stamped or written on the inside.

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As always, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

50 Rocks!

Hi folks,

Well it looks like my promise to myself to get into the craft room and stay on top of the card making has fallen by the wayside as I see the last time I posted a card was three weeks ago! I think a big stumbling block was the disaster area into which my craft room had transformed. It's usually pretty messy but I think I reached critical mass.

I did spend some time tidying up in there this week so that I could get my head into making this card that I had in mind for dearly beloved for his birthday.



I had to use this image on his card as his birthday present this year was a new guitar, though his was an electric not an acoustic like this one.

card details:

  • finished size: 6x6 inches, CTMH Black card stock base
  • patterned paper: Echo Park Paper Co Reflections Fall
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm "Guitar Ian" coloured with copic markers (E000, E00, E01, E11, E50, YR31, YR21, Y23, YR24, E35, E23, E25, YR20, B91, B93, B95, W5, W6, W7, E06, E07)
  • sentiment: I used my Mason Row stackable inter-locking typewriter alphabet.
  • Spellbinders Petite Ovals
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Friday, February 20, 2015

A reminder of just how old I am

Hi folks,

Just thought I would share the card I made for my baby brother. We share a birthday month (March). His birthday is at the beginning of the month and mine is at the end. So, every year, I get a reminder 4 weeks before MY birthday that I am soon going to be another year older - thanks to my little brother celebrating HIS birthday a few weeks before me.

Well, this year, he has a milestone birthday so I get to point that out to him on his card.



Of course, I am the OLDER sister so I'm allowed to comment on his aging <grin>. I'm sure he will chuckle when he gets this card.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

For Valentine's Day

Hi folks,

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. Now that Valentine's Day has come and gone, I can share this year's projects.

Up first are a few Valentine's Day Treat Bags that I sent off with my dearly beloved on Friday night to his D&D group.




I had forgotten that I had ordered them from Close To My Heart and when I finally opened my most recent box of goodies I figured I had better put them to use. The one in front was for dearly beloved - the rest went to his pals. He was a REAL sweetie and also picked up flowers for their DM when he got mine on his way to their evening of fun. She's the only woman in their little nerd herd.


Since I didn't use the mushy, lovey dovey stickers from the treat bag kit on the kisses I put in the treat bags for his friends, I put them on the kisses in the jar on the left below for my sweetie. He also likes jujubes so I had picked up some of those as well and decorated a second jar.




I do a LOT of canning so there are always empty jars in the basement and these were a quick little project to fill and decorate. I used papers from the Heartstrings Paper Pack from Close To My Heart.


And finally, the card I made for my sweetie.



I thought about using one of my punny stamps from Unity (I have quite a few that I have not used yet) but I wanted to stick with my tradition of making a CAS card with a bit of elegance. I quite like how this one turned out. Red, black and a bit of bling.

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As always, thanks for stopping by and, if you have a long weekend this weekend, I hope you have lots of fun tomorrow!