Friday, June 28, 2013
I haven't made a card in a while and I just wanted to join in all the fun challenges out there for the Fourth of July. These cute images are a Max & Maddie set called Honoring the Flag from Sassy Cheryl's Stamps. She has a lot of super cute images on her website! I colored them with Promarkers, and the papers & 4 gold stars are from my stash. Thanks for stopping by!!
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Father's Day has come upon me fast this year, and although both my husbands and I father's have passed away, I thought it would be appropriate to make him a Father's Day card to let him know how much I appreciate the wonderful job he did raising our children!! I colored this Art Impressions "Lazy Boy" set with Promarkers. I framed him in gray with Spellbinders Marvelous Squares Nestabilities die, and then layered him with green & brown cardstock from my stash. The "To My Hero" sentiment comes from My Creative Times Teeny Tag Greetings die set. I created my own greeting/sentiment inside the card, but for some reason, could not get a picture of it. It says...."Who would like to live his life in the EASY CHAIR, but chooses to face his chores head on"!! He spent the last two weeks power washing our deck, then applying a few coats of stain in the heat...a most thankless job!!! Hope he likes his card!! Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, June 10, 2013
My son's girlfriend Crystal has a birthday on the nineteenth of this month. I've never made a birthday card for her before, but Facebook informed me she shares the month of June with my Son-in-law's Jason & Bryan for birthdays. She has a thing for owls, so I made this shaped card using the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge on my Cricut Expression. I thought this owl was a really cute image, and easy enough to make into a shaped card by welding two of them together by the ears using the Cricut Craft Room. I cut a third image out of white to use inside for the sentiment. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Stampin Up Happiest Birthday Wishes set. I forgot to take a picture of it before I wrote a personal message, thus the funky looking piece of white paper I placed over it!! All the papers are from my stash. I decided to add a little bow to him, and just lucked out in having ribbon on hand from Michael's Arts & Crafts that had most of the same colors in it!! I think it turned out really cute, and I think she'll get a kick out of it Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, June 9, 2013
My son-in-law Jason's birthday is coming up this week and I wanted to make him a birthday card. I try to make all of my family's birthday/special occasion cards. Masculine cards are always a challenge it seems!! So I was looking through my birthday themed digital stamps as well as my physical birthday stamps for inspiration and came across this Pure Innocence "Super Boy" cling stamp. The sentiment is from the same set. So I colored him up with my promarkers....the papers are all from my stash, and I used my Cricut Expression to cut out the star & number 33. The sentiment is punched out with Paper Studio punches. Although it was a childish image...I couldn't help think that Jason is definitely a super duper boy/man! He & my daughter Emily are raising six of our grandchildren. Emily is a SAH mom, and Jason works very hard to support them all! So I decided to make his birthday card a SuperHero card! Hope he likes it....thanks for stopping by!!
Saturday, June 8, 2013
My son-in-law Bryan's birthday is this coming Tuesday (if I have it right!). I wanted to make him a masculine birthday card, and I like coloring images, but just couldn't find a male image I liked. But with Memorial Day just passed, and the fact that he was in the Navy (or was it Marines?)...he is gonna hate me if he sees this!..and he really truly loves his country & is very patriotic...I thought I would use this candle stamp I got from Stamp Your Art Out and color it in red, white & blue. Love you Bryan!!! I printed the "Happy Birthday Bryan" sentiment on my computer, and framed it with Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two Shapeabilities die cut. I stamped & wrote a special sentiment inside!! Hope he likes it!!