Monday, June 29, 2009

Helping Hands

I seem to always be in need of a thank you card, which is quite a nice problem to have! When I saw this Tom Allen image, Lending A Hand from Cornish Heritage Farms, I knew it would be perfect - plus my girls loved it! I used my Copics to color it and air brush the background. This was the first time I used my airbrush for a background. It was fun! Designer Paper is from K & Company. We have had out-of-town company, so I haven't been stamping too much. Now that they are gone I have some time to play! Thanks for coming by and I hope you are getting a chance to enjoy your summer!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Reservations Please!

I thought this would be a fun wedding shower card for my nephew's bride to be. They are getting married in July. The Stamp Simply Recipe Challenge spurred me on in this direction. When I read about this challenge this image immediately came to mind! I knew I wanted to make some type of pocket card and when I saw okimom2girlz card I thought this would be the perfect fit! I am either going to give her a gift card to their favorite restaurant or include a list of all their favorite take out places and phone numbers with some cash. The recipe for the reservation is part of a journal note adhered to card stock which is attached to the inside front of this cris cros pocket card so something can be placed in the pocket. This also helps provide a colored background since Memory Box card stock has color on one side. Another idea I have is to make it into a refrigerator magnet card!
I made my own heart by covering white chipboard with red sticky tape and ran it through my Big Shot then applied Martha Stewart Snow Glitter and some Ultrafine Prisma Gold Glitter. DP is from Crafty Secrets Classic Pad. Image is from their Homemade Images and Journal Notes. I used my Bow Maker and Silk Ribbon from Stamp Simply to make the bow. Sharon also sells some Crafty Secrets products.Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great Monday!

Paper: Classic Pad, Homemade Images and Journal Notes - Crafty Secrets, Bluebell - Memory Box, Accessories: Buttons, Embroidery Floss, Ribbon, Natural Jute, Twine, Primas, Snow Glitter, Ultrafine Gold Glitter, Chipboard, Red Sticky Tape

Friday, June 19, 2009

Love You Dad

Today's card is for my DH for Father's Day. I used the card sketch from Midnight Madness Challenge. This is also for Crafty Secret's Challenge to design a card that reflects something about yourself. Well here it is - I love my family and enjoy seeing them spend time with their Dad. Not all families have this privilege and I treasure it! The other extra blessing is when I'm not watching them play I get some stamping time!! I tend to multitask as you can see a card with more than one purpose. I love earth tones, vintage, Crafty Secrets, Graphic 45, ribbon, and embellishments! Well there it is in a nutshell! Oh - I almost forgot along with the image, the sentiment on the inside comes from Crafty Secrets Childhood Image and Journal Notes and it reads " A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty." Did I ever tell you how rich my husband is?? Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!

Paper: Botanicabella Collection - Graphic45, Childhood Images and Journal Notes -Crafty Secrets, Black - Su! Accessories: K & Co metal letters, Ribbon, Cuttlebug Corner

Monday, June 15, 2009

Botanical Dreams

Today's card was created for the Midnight Madness Sketch and Stamp Simply Half Circle Challenges. I like doing the challenges because they force my hand in directions I usually don't go! And as you could guess half circles are one of them! This card wasn't difficult - I just made use of Graphic45's Botanicabella Collection and Prism card stock. I recently received some silk ribbon and Bow Maker from Sharon's Stamp Simply Store and it was fun to play with! Thanks for coming by - hope your day is filled with sunshine and sweet dreams! Off I go to our kindergartner's end of the year party. Funny thing is I just sent our oldest off to her first day of work at her summer job teaching middle school science!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Java Queen

I guess I'm on a roll with this Coffee theme! This was made for
Crafty Secrets Party Crown and Hat Contest. When I saw the tiara I couldn't help but think of this Coffee and Tea Set . The crown is from the Favorite Fella Set. The crown was stamped on a brush gold card stock. I used DP from Graphic45's Botanicabella Collection . I refer to it as the Coffee Bean Paper. The image/sentiment were cut out with Nestabilities and mounted on a black from Basicgrey because it had a softer muted tone. One thing I like to do is when I have cut edges of DP showing white edges I sponge them with a similar ink. I used Copics to color my queen and gave her some jewelry with half pearls. Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day!

Stamps: Coffee & Tea/ Favorite Fella - Crafty Secrets, Ink: Tuxedo Black, Onyx Black, Going Gray, Paper: Botanicabella Collection - Graphic45, Urban Prairie - Basicgrey, Brushed Gold,Vanilla, Black, Copics E00, E11, R20, R29, B21, Accessories: Score Tape, Glue Dots, Buttons, String Pearls, Half Pearls, Ribbon, Nestabilities

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Perk Up!

A quick and easy card for the Stamp Simply "Gone To Pot" Challenge. We had to incorporate some type of pot into our card. The image and sentiment are from Crafty Secrets Coffee and Tea Set. The inside reads "Perk Up!" Card size is 3 1/2 x 5. I have been wanting to use this Graphic45 paper with this stamp set because it reminds me of coffee beans! I was glad to finally get this idea that has been floating around in my head - made into a card! I used the black paper from BASICGREY's Urban Prairie Pad because it had a softer muted tone to it. I also added a paper strip from my DP across the lace to add a little something extra. I thought this card would make a good encouragement or get well card. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Coffee and Tea - Crafty Secrets, Ink: Black Tuxedo, Antique Linen, Copics: B21, R11, R29, E41, E42, Paper: Botanicabella - Graphic45, Urban Prairie -BASICGREY, Vanilla,Accessories: Lace - Wrights, Flower - Bazzill, Button, Thread, Oval Nestabilities

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Pink Lemonade

This card was made for this week's Clean and Simple Challenge on SCS. You were to make a card inspired by beach totes and towels from Lands End. This was fun and I think I might have my end of the year card for all my children's teachers - YAY!! You know as they get older the more teachers they have; so simple is a good thing! Thanks for coming by and I hope you have time to stop and enjoy a refreshing drink of whatever puts a smile on your face. It's in the 90s here today!

Stamps: Rubber Soul, Paper:Tres Jolie, Copics: R11, R22, Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo, Accessories: Nestabilities, Foam Tape