Thursday, May 11, 2017

YOU'RE AWESOME!

Oh my goodness... My precious granddaughter, Lily Clara, is 10 years old today! I remember that little 5 lb bundle coming home from the hospital.....was it REALLY 10 years ago??  My Lily is crazy about soccer so I knew I had to find a soccer image to make her birthday card. Finding an image of a GIRL with a soccer ball, and not a boy, wasn't as easy as I first thought it would be. With the help of a stamping friend, this digital image was found on Etsy.
On one of the soccer teams she is on, she wears a red uniform. She has long blonde hair, and is number 23. That was the criteria I had to meet...

I started out with some Real Red card stock for my card base. Using Basic Black and white card stock for layering, and some Summer Sun card stock for some of the stars. All the card stock used on this card was from Stampin UP!

I decided to add a large soccer ball for my background underneath the image to add to the soccer theme. It was made using the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from SU, then cut with a large Spellbinders Circle Die. Here are additional items that were used to complete Lily's birthday card.
MFT - Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX
MFT - Stitched Banner Numbers Die-namics
MFT - Blueprints #20 Die-namics
MFT - Stacking Stars
MFT - More Essential Sentiments
Various Copic markers

Like this card says, YOU'RE AWESOME! 
I hope you have a wonderful day.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LILY! 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

QUILT CARD FOR BRENDA

It was recently my sister Brenda's birthday. She isn't into making cards, but she is fantastic with a sewing machine! One of the things she likes to do is quilt. What better birthday card for her then a quilted looking one! Here is what I came up with...
I used MFT's Quilt Square Cover-Up die and their Dotted Scallop Border Die-namic to make the card. Other than that, there were only a few other things needed as the quilt pattern takes up most of the card front. These are the other things I used...
My Minds Eye - DP from the Dolled Up Collection
SU - Lucky Limeade card stock
SU - Curly Cute Stamp Set
Button  from my button stash collection was used for the star center

We actually spent her birthday together at a weekend quilt sew. Had lots of fun, and both got going on a new quilt!

Until next time...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAT!

I've really needed a bunch of birthday cards lately...here is the newest one for a stamping friend of mine, Pat.

I started out using a beautiful card stock color from Gina K Designs called Applemint. Next I used a white layer and then a layer of DP from the Little Princess Collection made by Recollections. Using MFT Zig Zag Stitched Oval STAX, I made the center ovals from both Applemint and white card stock. The flower image is one of my very favorite floral images called Rose Garden, made by Fun Stampers Journey. Copic markers YG11, RV10, and R81 were used to color the flowers and leaves. Blueprints 29 die by MFT was used to cut the pieces for my greeting which is from SU's Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  To give my card a little bit of razzle dazzle, I used a couple of Go Green sequins to finish it off.
I hope you liked your card, Pat!

Until next time...







Sunday, April 16, 2017

DIGITAL EASTER IMAGE

Happy Easter everyone!  I stumbled upon an Easter digital image that I've had for a few years and have never used. Digital images are easy....they take up no space, you can just print them off, and there are no stamps to clean afterwards! 

Here are the products I used to make this card:

Lovely Lilac card stock - SU
Tempting Turquoise card stock - SU
Green Galore card stock - SU
Daffodil Yellow card stock - SU
DP - Plaid Patterns - MFT
Blueprints #20 - MFT
Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frames - MFT
Various Copics
Wink of Stella-clear (used for the center of the flower & the eggs)

Until next time...

Monday, April 10, 2017

EASTER 2017

Easter is only a few days away. I made a few different cards this year, but this one was made for my daughter.
I started out using Pretty in Pink card stock by SU for my card base, following with a white panel and some new DP from MFT called Dots & Stripes confection. Here's the list of additional supplies used in making the card.

Daffodil Yellow card stock -SU
Green Galore card stock - SU
Blueprints #3 - MFT
Stitched Dome STAX - MFT
Grassy Edges Die-namic - MFT
Stitched Oval Word Windows - MFT
Various Copic markers for the coloring
Spring Fling Stamp Set - Gina K Designs
Teeny Tiny Wishes - SU

Then to finish off my card, I popped up a little butterfly using a SU dimensional and then added 3 little GO GREEN sequins.

I hope everyone has a great Easter!

Until next time...

Sunday, April 2, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

I made this birthday card for my Aunt Marion who is having her 96th birthday in a few days. She's a great lady who stays busy and even still does some quilting! I hope she likes the card I made for her very special day!
 
 This card was made using the masking technique with the following products...

MFT - Grapesicle, Summer Splash, Peach Bellini ink.
SU - Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie ink.
MFT - Summer Splash card stock.
MFT - Modern Blooms and Large Desert Bouquet stamp sets.
SU - Curly Cute stamp set.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUNT MARION!!

Until next time...

Sunday, March 26, 2017

HAPPY EASTER

Every so often you come across a stamp set that becomes a "must have"for you. I just fell in love with this adorable new set by Gina K Designs called Spring Fling.
I love these cute little images and thought they'd be perfect peeking out of the little windows made with a die from MFT's Blueprints #27. The beautiful green card stock called Applemint, is also by Gina K Designs. The DP is from the Dots & Stripes Sorbet collection from MFT. Various Copic markers were used for color, along with some ribbon and enamel dots from my stash.

Until next time...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

HELLO SPRING

Spring is here....

I just heard from the company who opens our pool each year to make an appointment to get it opened in a matter of weeks. We just had 18-20" of snow dumped on us this past week so sometimes it's hard to believe that spring has actually arrived! I have been making a lot of floral cards lately....I must be getting spring fever.
My card base is made with SU's Lovely Lilac, adding a layer of white and some Certainly Celery DP on top. Blueprints #3 by MFT was used to die cut the white center arch that I stamped the flowers on, using an image from a SU set called "So Very Grateful". The small hello greeting is by Hero Arts. I had fun coloring the flowers using various Copics. When it came to the ribbon, I didn't have anything that was the right color to compliment the card, so I used the Copic color YR00 that was used for the peach flower on the card, and colored a piece of 1/2" white ribbon. It worked great and became a perfect matching color!

Happy Spring!
Until next time...

Friday, March 17, 2017

SPRING AND PASTELS

I needed to make a spring card using pastels in one of my card groups this month. One of the things that reminds me of spring is flowers...this is what I came up with for my card swap.

I started out with a white card stock background and used one of the MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edge dies to round off the edge of the card so I could add some MFT Plaid Patterns designer paper to give the card some great pastel colors. These are the other things I used to complete my card.

Fancy Flourish Die-namic - MFT
Gerbera Daisy Die-namic - MFT
Coral Crush card stock - MFT
Sour Apple card stock - MFT
Regal Rose card stock - Stampin' UP
So Saffron card stock - Stampin' UP
Creamy Caramel card stock - Stampin' UP

Hope you enjoy your card, Judy!

Until next time...

Saturday, March 11, 2017

BIRTHDAY WISHES FOR YOU

I recently needed a birthday card for a stamping friend, Regena. I decided to use a Gina K Design stamp that I've had for a long time. She has some really nice framed images and definitely worth checking out her site.



It's a cute and easy card to make. Great for when you realize you need a card but don't have a lot of time to make one. This particular set is called Framed Greetings. You can easily change the words from a birthday greeting to a Thank you, Thinking of You, or a Sorry for your Loss greeting, keeping the same frame. I love this little set!
Here are the other products used to make my card.




Sahara Sand card stock and ink - Stampin' UP!
Lavender Lace card stock - Stampin' UP!
Polka Dot DP - MFT
Prismacolor colored pencils
American Crafts Uptown Purple ribbon

Until next time...