Thursday, January 12, 2017

Every Card Has A Story

As I said in a previous post,  I love the fact that we can make cards for specific reasons and /or occasions unique to the recipient.  Here is another card that is not beautiful and not even particularly cute  - but here is the story:
Two of our grandchildren that live over an hour away came to spend the night this past weekend.  We thought we had gathered up and packed everything before sending them home.  But after they left, I found their toothbrushes and toothpaste.  When I texted to say what I found, our 7 year old granddaughter told her mom, "Maybe Grandma could mail them to us with one of her wonderful cards."  Now how can I let that go by?

Because I am under time pressures with another project, I made this pretty simple, using all digital images.  I didn't even take time to color them; used pre-colored images.  Both images and background paper are Doodle Pantry (closed now 😢).  The sketch is MFT.
The tube of toothpaste is cut out with a Die-namic Stitched rectangle and backed with green cardstock cut out with the next size up.
I'm not sure my granddaughter with consider this one of the "wonderful" cards, but I think they will get a kick out of it and know I made it with them in mind.   That's what counts.

Challenges:

Die Cut Divas - no sentiment
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Sugar Pea - #27 anything
MFT - sketch
Dies R Us - anything
Stamploration - CAS




Saturday, January 7, 2017

No Bones About It

My new MISTI arrived yesterday.  I could hardly wait to play with it and I got a chance today.  Yeah.
The Happy Valentine's Day sentiment was part of the stamp but I wanted to separate it and put it on a banner.  With the help of the Misti, I was able to do that.   Banner is a MFT die.  BG embossing folder is Darice.  Stamp is High Hopes.

Sketch:
Challenges:
Send A Smile 4 Kids - Valentines for kids
Work It Wednesday - new product
Simon Monday - use a new product
MFT - sketch
Simon Wednesday - something new
Dies R Us - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Crafty Creations - something new


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Miss Piggy

Because I make 24 Valentines each year (all different and personal), I decided I better get a start.  Besides, I wanted to use this new digital stamp by Dearie Dolls.  One of my granddaughters is crazy about pigs .  I usually try to put a pig on each card I make for her.  So I am pretty excited when I get a new pig image.


The image was colored with Copics and then cut out with a Die-namic Stitched Rectangle.  The row of hearts is cut with my Silhouette Portrait.  Background paper is Doodle Pantry.
Sketch is MFT:
Challenges:
MFT - sketch
Sugar Pea - #27 anything
Simon Wednesday - something new
Dies R Us - anything
Word Art Wednesday -anything
Die Cut Divas - no sentiment
Paper Creators - anything
All Sorts - something new

Saturday, December 31, 2016

What Is Normal ?

Now that Christmas is over, back to normal. Right?  And what does that look like?
It seems that our norm always has an element of chaos.  Okay, maybe not chaos.  But definitely not boredom or predictability.  Deep inside I am somewhat glad for that.  My hubby has often said, "Well, at least we have not lived a boring life."  So true.
So now that Christmas is over, it is back to all occasion, birthday, anniversary cards,  etc.  Although I have a few more thank you cards to make for gifts received.

Here is a birthday card I made for my granddaughter:

Digital Stamp is Bugaboo which I colored with Copics.  The sentiment is a stamp in a Birthday set.

Challenges:
Simon Monday - party time
Tuesday Morning Sketch - anything
Sugar Pea - challenge 26 anything
All Sorts - something new (new digital image)
Word Art Wednesday - anything
DigiDesign - celebration
7 Kids College Fund - anything 
Stamploration - CAS optional red

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Inside Joke

There is such satisfaction (and joy) in making cards that are personal and unique for the recipient.  As you look at this card, there are probably questions such as: Why would she make such an ugly card?  Why did she use popcorn and that sentiment together? and so on.
Well, that is for me and the recipient to know and sorry, I am not going to explain!!  LOL
You will just have to believe me when I say that it makes perfect sense to my recipient and the note inside will tie it together.
So on to my ugly card, although I do love the sketch (found at Stamploration)

Sentiment is from Ginger's House and of course the popcorn is designer paper.  Yellow twine is glued on with Tombow Multi liquid glue.  Love that stuff!

Challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketch - anything goes
Sugar Pea - # 26 anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Stamploration - theme and/or sketch

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Thanks Snow Much

Here is a really easy card made with a Darice embossing folder, and a touch of  Copic color.


I like to write thank you notes for Christmas presents received.  This one will be great (easy and fast) with a sentiment inside of "Thanks Snow Much" .

Challenges:

Joy Clair - photo inspiration (red and grey)
Tuesday Morning Sketch - anything
Sugar Pea - anything
Send A Smile 4 Kids - winter fun
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Stamploration CAS - optional red and green 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

More Lattes Please

 This will be my last card for awhile.  Now that the cupboards are back in place in my kitchen, it is time to clean (constructions dust on EVERYTHING), and bake, and get ready for company Saturday and our family Christmas on Sunday.  No pressure.  Oh, and maybe I should get a tree and decorations up~!
Here is another coffee card using the same sentiment as my last card but with a Verve digital stamp. The BG paper is by Diane's Designs.  Love the beautiful blue.
I hadn't planned on using the swirl as "steam"  but fun it turned out that way when I cut the paper to the size needed.

Challenges:
Coffee Lovers bloghop
Simon Monday - snow
Tuesday Throwdown - anything
Sugar Pea #26 - anything
Stamploration CAS