Friday, May 18, 2018

Hey Birthday Chick Card

Happy Friday! Today kicks off the start to my birthday weekend. So I made this Hey Birthday Chick Card to celebrate. The layout design for this card was inspired by a card I found while searching online for a fun layout and you can see it HERE. I was immediately drawn to the purple and green colors she used, which are my favorites, but I wanted mine to look different. It's been awhile since I got a little fussy with a card, so this one has several layers, stitching and a single flower embellishment. I contemplated several color combinations but decided the pinks and greens looked pretty with the yellow chick from the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set by Unity Stamps. The image was colored with Copic makers and most of the patterned papers are from the Spring Fling paper pad by Pebbles (2015). Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

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Here is my red velvet birthday cake from the hubby, he can be sweet sometimes.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

In My Thoughts Card

Hello crafty friends! I don't know what is going on, but I'm still having a hard time getting motivated to make anything. My energy levels are just drained! This afternoon I sat down and forced myself to make this In My Thoughts Card. Once I got started coloring the image I did okay. The layout is simple and features the darling Flower Teddy image by Bugaboo Digi Stamps. Copic markers were used to color the image and the patterned papers are from the Dear Lizzy Star Gazer paper pad by American Crafts. If my memory is correct, the sentiment stamp is from Impression Obsession and it was stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink. That's it!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Spring Bunny Card

Happy Friday! It's a windy day here in Oklahoma and although it's supposed to be Spring it feels more like Summer. This time of year the temperatures are usually around 78 degrees and this week it's been close to 90 degrees everyday. Too soon for this warm weather for this girl!!!

I have to admit my creative energy levels have been pretty drained lately but the color challenge at Inky Paws are my favorites, so I summoned the energy to make this Spring Bunny Card. The bunny image is from the retiring stamp set by Newton's Nook called Hello Spring. Since purple tulips are one of my favorite flowers I thought this stamp was perfect for this color combo. Copic markers were used to color the image and then it was fussy-cut. The retired tulip frame embossing folder by Stampin' Up! coordinated well with the stamp. A Fiskar's grass punch was used for the green grass and the sentiment is from a Crafter's Companion stamp set. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Floral Frame Mom Card

This weekend is Mother's Day and this is the card I made my mom. The Floral Frame stamp and die set is by Taylored Expressions and the flowers were colored with Copic markers. The letters for MOM were cut with my Cricut machine. Picking the colors for this card was the hardest part but I think it turned out pretty. Thanks for stopping by and if you're a mother of a human or a fur baby... I wish you a happy Mother's Day this Sunday.

This Floral Frame Mom Card is entered into the following challenges: Crafting By Designs - Mother's Day, Crafty Creations - Anything Goes, Crafty Gals Corner - Add a Flower, Cute Card Thursday - Flowers and Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything Goes.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Heartfelt Sympathy Card

Last week a longtime friend of our family passed away and I made this Heartfelt Sympathy Card to send to her family. Unfortunately another family friend passed away yesterday, so I have a few more cards to make. When it comes to making sympathy cards I like to make them when the need arises. I have a few on hand, but I try to make a card that reflects the person who passed. Of course, sometimes that's easier said than done.

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All supplies used on this Heartfelt Sympathy Card have been in my stash for a while and include:
  • Paper: Natural, Fresh Fig, Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock by Stampin' Up! with text patterned paper by Prima Marketing Madeline Collection (2011).
  • Stamps: Visual Artistry by Tim Holtz, With Sympathy by Hero Arts, Bitty Butterfly and sentiment stamp both retired by Stampin' Up!.
  • Inks: Fresh Fig and Crisp Cantaloupe by Stampin' Up!.
  • Other Stuff: Big Shot, retired Framed Tulips embossing folder by Stampin' Up!, Cuttlebug Flourish embossing border, oval punch, scalloped oval punch and butterfly punch all by Stampin' Up!, along with three small pearls by Recollections. 

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Bunny Smile Card

Last week one of my crafty blogging friends, KT Fit Kitty, posted a card with a bunny and she mentioned a Bunny Hop. Well... since bunnies are one of my favorite critters, I knew I had to join this hop at Crafty Nomad's blog. I combined a few challenges to create this Bunny Smile Card.

First, I selected the Tulip Bunny image by Bugaboo and then I decided to use the color challenge at Catch The Bug. The image was colored with Copic markers and then die cut with a stitched square die. For the patterned paper selections, the green leaves came from the Flora paper pad by Carta Bella and Calypso Coral stripe is from the Petal Garden paper pad by Stampin' Up!. Some retired Calypso Coral twine and retired Crisp Cantaloupe sequins were added. To finish it off a little yellow butterfly with rhinestones and the sentiment from the Affectionately Yours stamp set by Stampin' Up!. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

Challenges entered:

Catch The Bug April Color Challenge

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Mouse Big Flower Card

When life gets tough as it sometimes does, it's best to take it one day at a time. I love using this sentiment by Verve Stamps. It makes a wonderful card to send a few weeks after a sympathy card. When I was looking through my stash this past weekend I realized I had no cards ready with this sentiment. So, I used one of my favorite Bugaboo images called Mouse Big Flower to create this card.

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Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!