Sunday, September 19, 2010

God's gift of Music

This week, Crafty Creations had a challenge to make something with a music or dance theme. With me being in music ministry, this is a perfect theme. I think half of the cards I make are music related.
I used a stamp for my primary image that says "The gift of music is a gift from God". I also used a piece of music as one of my background papers.
Besides music, I love glitter and bling:) My husband always finds glitter on me, even when I haven't been crafting! I think it must be in our air!
This was my first time tring to distress , and not sure how well it worked. I thought that the white circle just needed something else, so I rubbed my inkpad around the circle to help it stand out a little. Then I added a few glittery and pearly flowers, a few gems and ribbon to finish it off.
I am entering this card in these challenges:
Crafty Creations- Music or Dance
Stampavie- Sketch
The ABC Challenge- D for distressing
365 Cards- 2 things that make you happy

Birthday cards!

September is a busy birthday month! I have two friends with birthday's today even! So, guess what I made this weekend? Yep...birthday cards:)

I scraplifted this design for Dawn's Stamping studio. Here is the link if you want to learn how to make this design. I loved it and this was my first attempt at making this card, and I think it turned out wonderfully! I love the fact that it folds down for mailing and then can stand up to be able to see it!

The pink polka dotted paper and black and white flower paper I have had for about 2 years and this was the first time I had used it! I went on a shopping spree a few years ago when Michales had their paper really cheap and I still have not used even a 1/4 of the papers I bought! I used a stamp for the flowers and the Happy Birthday Sentiment on the pop up section. I actually drew and colored Kim's name by hand. I love the color combo of the black, pink, white and gray! I finished it with a glittery flower, ribbon and three buttons.
I am entering this card in these challenges:
More than Favors- Pink, Black, Grey and White
A Crafty Little Place- Recipe (1 flower, 2 designer papers, 3 buttons)
Scrapbookaholic- Scraplift someone
Alphabet Chellenge- U for unused stash
Saturday Challenge- Anything Goes

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Birthday card!

I made this birthday card for someone really special, but I can't say who, just in case she sees this post before her birthday. I think it is probably one of my favorite cards I've made so far!
This is the first gatefold card I have made! It measures 6 by 6 finished. I used my accent essentials cart to cut out the layers under the sentiment at 3in. I used some flowers I got from Michaels and jewels to embellish the card, and used stickers from paper studio for the sentiment. I used my divine swirl cuttlebug to do the embossing on the light purple layer beneath the sentiment.

I am entering this card in these challenges:

2 Sisters Challenge- Monocromatic
My Time to Craft- Jeweled
Pile it on- Layers
Crafty Ann's- Monocrome
Project Tuesday- Gatefold Card
Cuttlebug Challenge- Birthday with 2 layers and cuttlebug
Crafty Cardmakers- Clean and Simple

Friday, September 10, 2010


The other night my husband and I decided to start putting together a puzzle as something fun to do that did not involve watching TV. We had our choice of two different Noah's Ark puzzles. The first night we spent sorting the pieces and putting together the border. Tonight, our second night, we decided to knock out what we considered the easier parts. As you can see below, we made a lot of progress but still have a lot of pieces to fill in. We are having a great time helping each other and enjoying each others company! Yay quality time!