Sunday, April 26, 2015

A yellow & black kind of day

Hi everyone,
I just couldn't pass up Color Throwdown #339.  The colors they chose this week were yellow, black and white.  These colors are awesome together and scream CAS card to me, my favorite kind of card to make.  I don't have to think too much...hahaha!  This card, again, is pretty self explanatory.

Recipe: Black card stock (local scrapbook store), Gina K's Pure Luxury White card stock, Tim Holtz Harlequin stencil, Tim Holtz distress ink in Squeezed Lemonade, Penny Black's Dreamy cling stamp and Sprinkles and Smiles clear stamps, Versa Mark ink, Tuxedo Black ink, clear and white embossing powders, Hero Arts Pearls & Gems and black baker's twine.

I am also submitting this card in Simon Wednesday Challenge Clean and Simple, too.

Thank you so much for stopping by and check out both Color Throwdown Challenge #339 and Simon Wednesday Challenge for awesome cards that will given you great inspiration.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Bringing some happy...

Hi all, just a quick post today.  I needed to make a masculine card and the Color Throwdown Challenge #338 had the perfect colors,
this week, for a masculine card.  This card also qualifies for Simon Wednesday Challenge--make your own background.

The colors this week were teal, green, kraft and white.  This card is pretty self explanatory.  

Card Recipe:  Stampin' Up's card stock in Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon, and Old Olive.  Gina K's Pure Luxury White card stock.  SU's Stripes and Chevron embossing folders, SU's Bitty Banners framelits and Hello You thinlits dies.  The birthday stamp is from PaperTrey Ink's Keep It Simple: Birthday Mini Stamp set, which was stamped in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  To finish off the card, I added some twine.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I appreciate it very much.  

There is still time to enter both the CTD challenge #338 and Simon Wednesday Challenge and don't forget to stop by their blogs and see some awesome cards using these great colors and quite an assortment of different backgrounds.  Great places to visit if you are looking for inspiration!

Mother's Day Card

Doing some catching up.  This card is one I made for a make-n-take for a group I belong to.  We try to meet once a month.  We meet at each others homes.  A couple of the ladies make the food for dinner, some make make cards to swap, and then we make 3 or 4 cards that we've  brought for make-n-takes.  Before the night is over, we sign up for the next month's get together.  It's so much fun to see what the group comes up with for dinner, swaps and make-n-takes.  We had quite a group earlier this  month. 

This card was inspired by a few different cards I liked on Pinterest.

The card base is Stampin' Up's Pink Passion.  The next layer is white card stock.  I stamped the diagonal stripes (Clearly Besotted) in Tuxedo Black ink.  The top layer, I used a piece of water color paper.  I inked up the spotted background stamp (Rubber Necker) with Peeled Paint, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, and Tumbled Glass (distress inks and stains), spritzed the stamp with water and then applied it to paper.  While it was drying, I die cut the flower (Glorious Gerber Daisies from Memory Box) in SU's Pink Passion and glued it to the water color paper.  The sentiment is from SU's Mother's Love stamp set (stamped in Tuxedo Black ink).  I finished the card off by adding some pearls. 

I may not be able to post as often as I would like.  I've been blessed with the pleasure of making my son's and his finance's wedding invitations.  As soon as they are delivered (mid June), I will post their wedding invitation.  We are finalizing the design, via the US mail, as their jobs have taken them to Wisconsin.  I am hoping to go into "producing" them beginning in May.  This will give me about a month to have them ready for Nick and Danielle to address and get ready for the mail.  Their August wedding will be here before I know it.

This is all in addition to me going full-time at my current job, which is awesome, but, right now, as I am adjusting to working full time, my card making has taken a bit of a back seat.  I hope you will hang in there with me.  Thank you so much for stopping by.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Peace and quiet

Sorry, I haven't had a chance to post for the past two weeks.  I'm adjusting to my added hours at work.  Right now, work is winning.   

I made this one for my son's 17th birthday about three weeks ago.  Here ya go, Julie, sorry I haven't been able to post it until now.  My youngest loves to hunt, so I thought this set from Penny Black would be perfect for a birthday card for him.

I started by stamping the row of pine trees in the back and then using the blending tool, I blended in blue and pink sky and added a bit of sun.  I then blended in the grass.  I added the larger pine trees, deer and birds.  I mounted the card on a piece of yellow and green card stock. Tim thought his card was awesome!

Recipe:  Penny Black's Nature's Friend stamp set, G-689 stamp by Art Impressions, Distress Ink in Broken China, Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss and Crushed Olive.  Stampin' Up's Daffodil Delight card stock and green card stock that I can't remember where it came from.  Stampin' Up's Chocolate Chip marker.

Thank you so much for stopping by.