Friday, July 28, 2017

55th Anniversary Card


My parents are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary.  I had this idea in my head for their card for quite awhile.  I welded the road signs together using cricut craft room.  I was stumped on what colors and papers to use but my husband told me to look up what colors are associated with 55th wedding anniversary.  It's emerald green....I wouldn't normally use this color for an anniversary card but it goes along great with the whimsical card.

Card Details:
Card base using Going Places Cricut cartridge cut at 5.5 inches
Car and couple from Sweethearts Cricut cartridge cut at 2.75 inches
55 from the Base Camp cricut cartridge cut at 4 inches
Spellbinders scalloped hearts dies

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Wedding Card

The new challenge at Aud Sentiments is to create a card without a sentiment on the front.  I made this card for a someone from our church who recently was married.

Card Details:
La La Land Heart doily border die
Spellbinders scalloped hearts dies
Spellbinders cross die
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Gina Marie dies
Butterfly dies
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Sentiment stamp for inside of card
Cuttlebug heart embossing folder

Monday, July 24, 2017

Baby Card

Next to Christmas cards, baby cards are my favorite to make.  I love this sweet image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  This card is for one of my daycare families who is expecting their second child any day now.  I can hardly wait to meet the new little one. 

Card Details:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
La La Land banner die
Gina Marie lacy circle die
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Spellbinders dies for card shape

Friday, July 21, 2017

Birthday Card


I have been playing around with my distress reinkers to paint my stamped images. I have had my reinders for a very long time and I have been wanted to learn how to paint with them. I have watched several youtube videos and practiced lots. I still have lots to learn and need to spend much more time practicing. This is the first completed project I have featured on my blog but it's not my first painted image.  That one is a DT project and will be featured later.

This card is for my niece who will be celebrating her birthday in August. 

Inside of the card:

Card Details:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Distress reinders for watercoloring the image
Spellbinders die for card shape
Gina Marie stitched circle die
Magnolia Doohickey balloon die
Magnolia Doohickey banner die
Corner leaf cut from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Inside Sentiment Stamp
Happy Birthday flag from La La Land

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Thank You Cards

I ran out of thank you cards so I made up a set of this simple design. My husband had so many thank you notes to send due to his illness that even with this set, I only have 1 thank you card left.  I guess I will be making more soon

Card Details
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Martha Stewart border punch
Thank You rubber stamp
Gina Marie Designs stitched circle die

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Twinkle Little Star

I just love this sweet image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  This little angel polishing stars is super adorable.  I have chosen to use it for a Christmas card but I can see it for so many other occassions such as a new baby, birthday make a wish card, etc.
After coloring with copics, I painted the star with extreme glitter paint for some twinkly shine.  I also added some stickles to the wings and die cut starts.

Card Details:
Image: Twinkle from Mo's Digital Pencil
Hearts: George Cricut cartridge
Spellbinders dies

White and Red Christmas Card

The challenge this month at Simply Magnolia is to create a project using White + One Other Color.
I used two magnolia stamps to create this card.  I just adore this Tilda and her lollipop paired up withe the candy cane stamp.  I went for a CAS design and added some extra touches with stitching and extreme glitter paint.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Christmas in July

This image from Bugaboo Stamps just makes me chuckle.  Wouldn't we all love to buy our own Christmas gifts?  I would have fun shopping in the craft stores for myself.  I created a spot to tuck a gift card so the recipient can do a little of their own Christmas shopping.
This is my DT card for Aud Sentiments.  The challenge is Christmas in July.  

Card Details:
Image: Bugaboo Stamps
Spellbinders dies

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Anniversary Card

I just purchased the Spring Garden die from Die'sire.  Oh my goodness is is gorgeous.  Not only does it die cut but it embosses too so the flowers look stunning.  I just love the way this card turned out. It is so elegant yet was so simple to make.

Card Details:
Spring Garden die from Die'sire
Martha Stewart branch punch
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Happy Anniversary stamp
Gina Marie designs doily circle die
La la land stitched circle die

Entered in following challenges:
A Perfect Time to Craft: Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart: Anything Goes

Monday, July 3, 2017

2nd Birthday Card

Happy Birthday, Brody!  
I made this card for one of my daycare boys who turned two last week.
I kept the card simple but did have fun with the papers and image. I just love this little guy blowing bubbles. What kid doesn't like blowing and chasing bubbles?
Card Details:
#2: Base Camp Cricut cartridge
Image: Bubbles Boy from Mo's Digital Pencil

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Winter Card

Wow, It's already July!  Can you believe it?  As I have gotten older, the years seem to go by so much faster.  I can remember when I was a child I spent lots of time wishing my life away...I wished I was older so I could get my ears pierced, drive a car, etc.  Now I am wishing for things to slow down so I can enjoy each day a little bit more.
Anyway, today's card is my DT make for Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra challenge. The challenge is always anything Christmas goes.  I decided a winter card would be perfect for July.  We are experiencing a short reprieve from the heat but the humidity is still going strong.
I hope you join us for the challenge.  Participating is a great way to get a dent made in your holiday greeting card list. You can enter your project HERE

Card Details:
Image: Bugaboo Stamps
Spellbinders die
Magnolia Doo Hickey die for mittens