Tuesday, April 19, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


Over at Cardcamp this week, it was my turn to do the weekly challenge. I asked that everyone take the initial of their first name and use an image of something that has the same initial. In my case, my initial is a "C", so I decided to use a CAT image.

These are the products I used to make my challenge card:

Stampin' UP - Wild Wasabi card stock
MFT - DP Lucky Prints Paper Pack
Copics - various markets for the coloring
MFT - Blueprints 3 Die-namics
MFT - Blueprints 26 Die-namics
MFT - Cool Cat Stamp Set
Stampin' UP - Birthday Sentiment

I used a button from my button stash and a thin piece of twine to tie it off.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS

Unfortunately, I had to make a card for a dear friend whos little dog crossed the rainbow bridge this past week. I was so saddened to find out little Muffin had left us. This is the card I made to send.
I started out using Kraft cardstock for the card base then decided to try my hand at using my Copic Airbrushing ABS-1 set to airbrush the blue sky using Copic B00 for color. I loved using the airbrush and hope to play around with that more! I think it came out pretty good for my first try at airbrushing.
These are the additional things I used to make my card.

MFT- Cloud Cover-Up Die-namics
MFT-Snow Drifts Die-namics
MFT- Sour Apple cardstock
Hero Arts-sentiment
MFT- You have my Heart Stamp Set
The Cat's Pajamas-Bitty Banners (used for the small heart)
Copics-various colors

I just love this MFT stamp set. There are several adorable stamps in this set. I can definitely see myself creating many other cards with it.

Our little fur-babies are family members and it's so difficult when we have to say goodbye to them. They see us through our best and worst times. They are faithful companions who ask so little from us, yet give back so much. Run free little Muffin... 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

APRIL

Here is my Lizzie Kate cross stitch project for the month of April. Even though Easter was in March this year, it normally falls in the month of April. I like all the colors that were used for it, making it a cheerful little cross stitch to display in the springtime.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

HAPPY SPRING!

Over at Cardcamp this week is a new challenge. It was Nancy's turn to chose what it was going to be, and she picked "gardening". I thought this sweet little bunny holding a trowel and plant was perfect for the challenge.


I love using some of my older, retired stamps. This little image is from a Stampin' UP set called "Spring Gifts".  Here are the other items that were used to make my card.

Square Lattice embossing folder - Stampin' UP
In & Out Stitched Rounded Square Die-namic - MFT
Blueprints 20 Die-Namics - MFT
Upsy Daisy Die-namics - MFT
Everyday Flexible Phrases - Stampin' UP
Pretty in Pink cardstock - Stampin' UP
Certainly Celery - Stampin' UP
Copics - various colors

The yellow cardstock and designer paper were from my paper stash. The manufacturer is unknown.

It's still pretty cool and very windy here in New England. But many of the daffodils and crocus are up and in bloom, so spring has sprung!!


HAPPY SPRING!

Friday, March 25, 2016

EASTER JELLY BEAN TREATS


 I like making little things, in addition to, cards for the holidays. These are some little Easter treats that I made, filled with jelly beans and a bunny topper.


A close-up of the bunny toppers

I started out making one for each of my granddaughters for Easter. But I thought they were so cute, I decided to make more for my sister's grandchildren too!

WISHING YOU ALL A WONDERFUL EASTER!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

EASTER BUNNY

Here is the Easter card I made for this year. I think what I liked the most is using all of the different colors on it.
Here are the supplies I used to make my Easter card...

Stampin' UP - Bunny Hugs
Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots embossing folder
Copics - Various colors
MFT - Blueprints Tag Builder 4
Bakers Twine
Button
Stampin' UP - Dimensionals to raise the center panels up from the card base.
Paper - Everything used was taken from my paper scraps

I just love being able to make full cards using scraps!

I've been making more cards than usual lately and I'm really lovin' it! I still have other things that I'll be posting soon so keep checking back... :)

Monday, March 21, 2016

FEEL BETTER

The weekly challenge over at Cardcamp this week was to make a get well card. I rarely send out get well cards because by the time I get around to making (and finishing) one..... the person I was going to send it to, has gotten better.  These kind of cards are the ones I guess I should make to have on hand....  
This card is so bright and cheerful. I think it's perfect for a get well card!  Every piece of paper used, with the exception of the light blue cardstock card base, was a scrap piece of paper from my scrap bin. I LOVE being able to use up paper scraps! The card base was SU's Bashful Blue. The greeting is a stamp by Stamps by Judith, and I used the Stitched Rainbow, Sunny Skies, and Stitched Cloud Edges~~~all Die-namics from MFT.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

SPRING TIME


The challenge this week over at Cardcamp was to make a card that reminded you of spring time!  I chose to make mine a combination of both birds and flowers with this adorable image from Stampin' UP's "For the Birds" stamp set.


Here is a list of the supplies used to make my spring time card.

SU - Pale Plum card stock
MFT - Pierced Circle STAX
MFT - Border Die-namics (name unknown)
MFT - Blueprints 3 Die-namics
Copic markers - various colors

I also used two different pieces of DP. They were just in my paper scraps that I try to use up, so don't know the manufacturer of them. They matched great though!  :)

I deliberately didn't use a greeting on my card because I'm not certain what I am going to use it for. It would make a good birthday card, as well as, an Easter card or just simply a thinking of you one. 

Friday, March 4, 2016

MARCH

My March cross stitch project is finished. It is one of my favorite Lizzie Kate patterns of my 12 months of cross stitch project I've been working on for the past several months. I just love his happy, smiling, little face. Isn't he the cutest little leprechaun??

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

Monday, February 29, 2016

NAUTICAL BIRTHDAY CARD

It was my turn this week to choose the challenge over at CardCamp. I decided the challenge was to make a card with a "Nautical Theme".

These are the products used to make this card...

Night of Navy card stock - SU
Dark red card stock - Unknown
Very Vanilla card stock - SU
Close to Cocoa ink - SU
Night of Navy ink - SU
Sea Charms Die-namics -MFT
Blueprints Tag Builder 4 Die-namics - MFT
Blueprints Tag Builder 5 Die-namics - MFT
Stitched Rectangle Frame Die-namics -MFT
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set - SU
Set Sail Stamp Set - SU
Old World Map Background Stamp - SU

The vanilla cardstock was covered with various amounts of Close to Cocoa ink using a sponge dauber to give the paper more of a vintage look. A bronze brad was used on the charm in the circle and popped up from the card using stampin' dimensionals.

I really like how this came out and looking forward to making more nautical cards. They're perfect for when you need a masculine card.