Friday, September 27, 2013

Copper Anniversary

We will be celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary this weekend.
I did a little research and found out that the suggested gift for the 22nd is copper.  My first thought, was how unromantic can you get!
 I decided that I would incorporate that into the card I made him  I cut out the hearts using my scalloped heart spellbinders dies and then embossed them with copper embossing powder.  I used several layers to give them a beautiful coppery look. I found the sentiment at Squigglefly.  I tell all my friends that the best part of being married to my husband is falling in love over and over again! 
For his gift, I found 3 pennies that I am going to clean and then drill holes in them so he can carry them on his key chain.  I lucked out and found pennies in my coin jar from the year we were married and the years our boys were born.  Perfect! 
 Several foods also contain copper. We are going away for the weekend to visit the winery that makes are favorite wine so I am packing a picnic basket with a few of these foods. 
The top 10 foods containing copper are:
Liver Pate
Sesame Seeds
Calamari and Lobster
Sunflower Seeds
Sundried Tomatoes
Roasted Pumpkin and squash seeds
Dried Herbs
Yum!  Sounds like this copper anniversary is going to be romantic afterall!
Card details:
Sentiment:  found at Squigglefly
Spellbinders circle, scalloped circle and scalloped hearts dies
Copper embossing powder
Sketch:  an older one i found at Basic Grey
entered in the following challenges:
ART Card Challenges:  Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge: Favorite Sentiment and Why (I always tell people the best thing about being married is falling in love over and over again)
Addicted To Stamps: clean and simple
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Cocoa Slider

I am working ahead for Christmas.  The current challenge at Aud Sentiments is to create something for a child (don't forget the sentiment). 
Our sponsor Imagine That gave the DT several images to use for our projects.  I chose to use this adorable penguin.  I made several cocoa sliders to hang on the Christmas tree for my daycare kids. I  thought it would be fun for them to pick a small gift off the tree each day during Christmas.  I used the pre-colored version of the penguin to save a little time. I did add some sprinkles on the whipped topping.
Project Details:
Image from Imagine That Digis by Kris
Snowflakes: Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge
Snowman face:  Peachy Keen Stamps
Copics: YR09 YR16

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Christmas Fairy

Finished another Christmas card.  At this rate, I may be ready for Christmas 2014!
This is one of my favorite images from Mo's Digital Pencil (I think I say that about all of her images), but really, isn't she just beautiful!  Even though I colored her in traditional Christmas colors, I couldn't resisit using dark red, brown, cream, and green for the card.
Card Details:
Image:  Christmas Fairy Holly from Mo's Digital Pencil
Martha Stewart branch punch
Shabby Chic embossing enamel
Copics:  E00, E13, E21, E57, E55, e53, E50, W0, W3, T1, R59, R46, BG93, BG96
After coloring the wings with copics, I painted them with extreme glitter paint
Entered in following challenges:
Bronte and Bella's Challenge (Mo's Digital Pencil)  Say It With Flowers
Crafty Cardmakers:  Winged Things
Created With Love: Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge:  Digital papers or digi image

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Winter Fairy

It would be wonderful if this little guy could blow some cooler air our way.  The temps have been in upper 90's and even reached over 100 degrees this month.
For this card I got to play with my new cottage cutz dies.  I just got the snowflake wreath and the snowflake border so I can work on some more Christmas cards.  The snowflake wreath was a little more difficult to cut.  I had a hard time getting a complete cut until I added an extra piece of cardstock in my cuttlebug stack.  Then it cut perfectly.  I colored his wings with T1 and T4 copics and then painted with extreme glitter paint.  I wanted them to look silvery and I think they turned out great. 
Card Details:
Image:  Winter Fairy Halla from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics:  E00, E11, E13, E50, E51, E53, B91, B93, T1, T4, W0, W1
Cottage cutz snowflake border and snowflake wreath dies
Spellbinders square and scalloped square dies
Martha Stewart snowflake border punch
Snowflake from Christmas Noel Cricut cartridge cut at 1.5 inches
Tim Holtz pumice stone distress ink
chunky white embossing enamel
Entered in following challenges:
Bronte and Bella's Challenge (Mo's Digital Pencil:  Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts:  Something Blue
Crafty Cardmakers: Snow and Ice
Creative Creations Challenge: Early Christmas

Monday, September 9, 2013

Acorn Card

My son was home from college over labor day for a visit.  He is notorious for forgetting to pack something important to take back with him.  Just before he walked out the door, he told me he was sure he had everything and had even looked in his room to make sure.  Well wouldn't you know it, he got back to his dorm and realized he forgot his wireless computer mouse!  I think he forgets things because he knows I send extras in the box.  This time I made his favorite cookies and put in candy too for some late night study munchies.
I made this quick and simple card to put in with the goodies.  I saw the inside sentiment on pintrest and literally laughed out loud.  I thought it was a perfect way for his mom to let him know she was thinking about him and be funny at the same time.
Card Details:
Spellbinders scalloped circle and circle dies
Acorn:  B is for Boys Cricut cartridge cut at 2 inches
Martha Stewart border punch

Saturday, September 7, 2013


I am ready for cooler temperatures and Halloween!  I bought mums this week and can't wait to get them planted for some fall color!  This image reminded me of my boys.  Both of them dressed as Frankenstein for Halloween when they were in grade school.  Both of them won the costume contest the years that they were Frankie.  Must have been my mad face painting skills...not!
The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil.  It was kinda fun coloring one of her images that isn't cutesy. 
Card Details:
Image: Zombified from Mo's Digital Pencil
Sketch: Sketch Saturday
Spooky:  Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge cut at 1.25 inches
Copics:  B91, B93, B95, B97, YR18, YR16, Y21, Y11, W0, W3, E29, E27, e25, E79, E77, E74, E71, BG93, BG96
Tim Holtz pumice stone distress ink
Entered in following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge:  One word sentiment
Digitally Sweet: Anything Goes

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Give Me A Thanks!

I needed a few thank you cards and this adorable little cheerleader from Mo's Digital Pencil was the perfect image.  She actually looks just like one of my daycare kids who needed a thank you from me.  How perfect is that!
Here is the inside sentiment:

Card Details:
Image:  Gimme A Bee from Mo's Digital Pencil
Spellbinders lacy circle, lacy square and circle dies
Sizzix swirls dies
Corner on inside:  Storybook Cricut cartridge cut at 1.5 inches
Sketch: Sketchy Colors
Copics:  E00, E11, E13, T1, T4, T7, T8, T9, w0, W1, Y26, Y23, Y21, Y00, E53, E55, E57
after coloring the pom poms with copic, I painted them with extreme glitter paint and a touch of gold stickles
Entered in following challenges:
Bella and Bronte's Challenge (Mo's Digital Pencil):  Goodbye Summer
Bearly Mine Challenge: Anything Goes
Clear It Out Challenge:  Thank You (my stash item is the sizzix swirls.  I cut a lot of them in black and haven't had a chance to use them and my stickles that I never seem to remember I own)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Wedding Card

The current challenge at Creative Craft Challenges is a  picture inspiration challenge.You can use the colors or the theme of cakes/baking for your project
Here is the pic:
I decided the colors were just perfect for a wedding card for my nephew.  I love the soft colors together.
Card Details:
Image:  Wendy from Besties by Sherri Baldy
Card shape:  Life's A Party Cricut cartridge cut at 5.5 inches
Spellbinders floral oval
La La Land banner die
Shabby chic embossing enamel
Copics:  E00, E11, E13, E50, E51, E53, W0, W1, G40, R000, R20, R32, B00
Entered in following challenges:
Digi Galore Challenge:  Anything Goes
Mema's Crafts:  Lace and/or flowers