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