Sunday, April 27, 2014
My grandson Mikah will be making his First Communion next Sunday so I made this card for him. I shouldn't even be posting it (the gold embossed scripture is crooked!!!), but I had it all put together before I noticed it, and I really didn't want to start over! I'm hoping his little eight year old eyes will not notice! Is that being an awful Grandma or what!! Anyway...the scripture stamp is from Our Daily Bread Designs First Holy Communion set. The white panel with scripture, the gold foil panel, and the white panel behind it were all cut using dies from Spellbinder's Majestic Labels Twenty Five set. I used foam tape & pop dots in between the panels to make it dimensional. The gold beads were from my stash. I don't know that he'll be very impressed, most eight year old boys aren't very impressed with greeting cards, but I think my daughter will really like it! Thanks for stopping by to take a peak!
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
What? Father's Day already? What happened to Mother's Day? Well, I have been trying to get a box of cards in the mail to Operation Write Home. (You make blank greeting cards for the deployed to send home to their loved ones with their own special message inside). Most of the cards I made for them are general greeting cards because I'm just horrible with deadlines, but I decided to hurry up & make a couple Father's Day cards, and the deadline for them to reach the organization is April 30th!! I have been using sketches more & more lately, because it helps me think of different ways to use my paper, dies & stamps without creating the same look every time, although for the most part, they still remain clean & simple! Anyway....I made this one using a sketch I found on Pinterest from The Scalloped Edge. All the papers & buttons are from my stash. The tie images are from Clearly I Stamp, the sentiment from the Doodle Pantry. I like the way it turned out! Now I have to make about ten more just like it and quickly!! Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!
Saturday, April 12, 2014
My daughter Elaine & son-in-law Bryan's 2nd Wedding Anniversary is on Monday. I made this card for them & fashioned it after a Mojo Monday sketch. The striped & polka dot paper behind the image is from a new Recollections stack I just purchased called Little Princess Paper Pad. It is a collection of various stripes, plaids & polka dot paper that all match in color. I have all kinds of printed paper stacks, but have a hard time finding solids that match. I've pretty much been buying stacks that are double sided with coordinating colors now...takes away all the frustration & time consuming search for matching papers! In fact, the solid paper I used on this card was the only sheet I had that came close to matching the print. It's somewhere between gray,brown & a hint of green...whatever that is!! This cute little stamp I colored using Promarkers is called Avery Getting Flowers by Paper Nest Dolls...first time I've used one of their stamps. The bow & buttons are from my stash (The large button matches the solid card stock much more than itg shows in the picture!) the sentiment is from Printworks? Anyway...I hope they both like the card..I thought it turned out kind of cute! Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Just wanted to say that I created a sympathy card for the first time ever. This card was for a co-worker that I thought would appreciate the gesture. They are the hardest card ever to make and I just wanted to make it soft & soothing and not cheapish! Does that make any sense??? So I went to a go-to gal that makes the most beautiful cards ever no matter what the occasion...Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace!! I cannot say enough about her beautiful, thoughtful cards! Her blogsite title says it all! I tried to copy her Elegant Sympathy card she posted on November 16, 2013. I think my co-worker will appreciate it. Thanks so much Becca for the inspiration!! Not entering it into any challenge...that would be way too tacky. Just thought I would put it out there for anyone who stops by to see.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Another sister's birthday is coming up, my sister Linda's birthday is April 5th. She has been a neonatal nurse for many, many years, and has helped nurse some newborn babies with really serious conditions...I don't know how she does it! She has been a traveling nurse for quite a while, but is currently doing a nursing stint in a Dayton Ohio hospital, so she is back here near the rest of our family for now! Anyway....I thought this Bugaboo digital image "Nurse Baby Cart" would be perfect to color for her. I fashioned this card after Operation Write Home's sketch #218. I colored the image with Promarkers, and all the papers & pink pearls are from my stash. The birthday sentiment I used is a newbie by Sweet & Sassy Stamps, that I just purchased in the last week or so. I think Linda will get a kick out of her birthday card!! Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!