Saturday, September 3, 2011

Dad Birthday card


My Father-in-law loves cars and anything with wheels, so when I made his card for his birthday I wanted to use this car from my Nifty Fifties cartridge. Back when Michaels had some of their paper on clearance I picked up some great paper for guys, and I used one of those sheets for the background of my card. I love doing fun cards, so I decided to try my first twisted easel card. I used foam squares to pop up the white background, the car and the Dad. Enjoy!
I am entering this card in a few challenges:
Lia Stampz- Birthday

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Birthday to Sonny!

The organist that I work with at my church has a birthday tomorrow, and I wanted to make her a special card. I made a Z-fold card and used a sketch from "My Time made Easy" to get me started. Since we are musicians, I wanted to put some music on there, so I embossed the white squares with my music cuttlebug folder. I cut the bird from Gypsy Font cart at 2 inches. I used some ribbon and a new Fiskers stamp I had. I embellished the stamp with pearls, since pearls and turquoise are her birthstones.
I am entering this card into these challenges:
Crafty Catz- Fancy Folds
Delicious Doodles- Things that flutter
Polkadoodle- Pretty things with Wings
Cute Card Thursdays- Birthstone Colors
Craft Your Days away- Monocromatic

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Father's Day card 2


This is a card I made for my father=-in-law for Father's day. I used the T-shirt and tie on the Simply Charmed cart. I used foam to give the tie and shirt more dimension. It is simple, but I love how it came out!
Here are the challenges I am entering this card into:
Sparkles Forum- Father's Day
Here Come the Boys- Father's Day
Creative Inspirations- Father's Day
Come and Get it- Father's Day
Crazy Challenge- Father's Day
Flourishes- Father's Day
Sisterhood of Crafters- Celebrating Dad
Paper Play- Father's Day
Delightful Challenges- Father's Day
Craft Us Crazy- Father's Day
C.R.A.F.T. challenge- Father's Day
Sew Many cards- Father's Day
Delicious Doodles- Father's Day
Secret Crafter- a Male Card
Little Claires- cards for men

Father's Day card 1

I found this free digi at Dustin Pike's website, and immediately thought of my Dad. We had a dragon named Dudley that was a favorite of my family's and I thought this would be perfect for Father's day! Inside I wrote "You are my knight in shining armor".
I started with the sketch from Inspirational card sketches. I used my cuttlebug to add the embossing to the cream paper and some foam squares to pop it up. I think my dad will love it!
Here are the challenges I am entering this card in:
Sparkles Forum- Father's Day
Here Come the Boys- Father's Day
Doodle Dragon- It's a boy thing
Creative Inspirations- Father's Day
Come and Get it- Father's Day
Crazy Challenge- Father's Day
Flourishes- Father's Day
The House that Stamps Built- Father's Day with texture
Paper Play- Father's Day
Delightful Challenges- Father's Day
Craft us crazy- Father's day
Simply Create- All about you dad
Sew Many Cards- Father's Day
Delicious Doodles- Father's Day
Secret Crafter- a Male Card
Little Claires- Cards for Men

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Grandma's birthday card




I made this special card for my grandmother who will turn 91 at the end of this month. I have never been very close to her, since I have always lived far away, but since she moved in with my parents, I have gotten to know her a little bit better ( as well as you can from half-way across the country!). We will get a chance to see her in July, but it has been 2 years since we saw her, so I wanted to make something special!


I tried to keep this one fairly simple so that she would be able to see it, but I could not help adding some flowers and bling:) All of the cuts for the flowers came from Accent essentials, just various sizes, and I cut the same pieces from 4 different colors so I could layer them.



Challenges that I will be entering this in:


Sentimental Sundays- Handmade flowers




Designed 2 Delight- Handmade flowers




The Paper Shelter- Black, White + 1




Crafty Catz- Pink, Black and White








Ladybug Crafts INK- Black, White, + 1












Crafty Ann's- Happy Birthday

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mother's Day Card #2


Here is the second Mother's day card I made this week.

I used this sketch as my inspiration.


I used a designer paper I got about 6 months ago that had names for Mom's on it, as well as some paper from November that was pearly white with swirls. I handmade my flowers using the Cricut Cart Accent Essentials and added some bling to them as well as added a butterfly button. I made an easel card so that it could be displayed. All in all, both cards are similar, but different. Now I just have to decide who gets which card, my mom or my mother-in-law?


I am entering this card in a few challenges:
















Flutterby Wednesday- 3 flowers, 2 designer papers, 1 button

Mothers Day card #1








This week was mother's day card week. I had to make a card for my mom and my mother-in-law. So I turned to some online inspiration and found these two sketches to help me get started.



I decided to make them into easel cards so that my moms could display them. I also had found this great designer paper about 6 months ago that had Mom written all over it which I thought would be perfect! I also used some designer paper I had bought back in November that was white pearly paper with swirls and thought it would go well! I made handmade flowers using Accent Essential Cricut Cart to make the layers, added a little bling and a butterfly button, and voila- 2 different mother's day cards!

Challenges this card will be entered in!

Creative Cowgirls- Mom

Sketch and stash- Sketch #53

There's Magic in the Air- Multi Fold

Die Cutting Divas- Mom

Scrap-Creations- Flowers

The Stamping Boutique- Wings

Flutterby Wednesdays- 3 flowers, 2 Designer papers, 1 button

Little Red Wagon- For Mom

Sisterhood of crafters- For Mom

Aud Sentiments- For Mom

AiFactory- Anything Goes

CCEE Stampers- Butterfly

Charisma Cards- May Flowers

Craft Us Crazy- Mothers Day and Flowers

Cute Card Thursday- Use a sketch form somewhere else

DYSU Challenege- 3D

Digi Doodles- Anything goes

Dutch Dare Card- For Mom

Moving Along with the Times- Anything Goes

PaperCrafting Journey- Bling

The Rubber Cafe- For Mom

My Creative Time- 3D

Mojo Monday- Sketch