Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Just Because

This card was created around the darling pink floral/Strawberry themed DP by K & Company.  How can you go wrong with pink and strawberries?!! I kept the card on the simple side as to not distract too much from the DP.  I stamped the sentiment in black ink and layered it.  To add some interest to the card I used a square die cut and a scalloped square, layered and then cut at about 1/3rd and added 3 big yellow brads.  I kind of like the way it looks like the scalloped borders wrap around the card from the back.  The felt flower is from SU.  I just love those felt flowers (more pink :)!  Pretty easy and straightforward.

I hope you are having a good Tuesday.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Baby Blue

I just love  new born babies.  They have that new born smell about them.  Here is a card that I created for a sweet newborn boy.  It was actually quite simple to create.  It all started with a white card base.  A piece of bashful blue cardstock (SU) cut a little smaller than the card base and corner rounded, was then embossed with the swiss dot embossing folder by Provo Craft through my Cuttle Bug, but only about the top 1/3rd.  A piece of K & Company DP was added to the bottom 2/3rd's.  The plaid reminds me of seersucker fabric. I printed the sentiment on the computer and die cut it with a rectangle Nestabilities.  I used white sheer ribbon with a button added to the middle of the bow.  Sheer ribbon makes me think...sweet and delicate, just like a newborn.  The star is a Martha Stewart sticker.  I added the sentiment piece with pop-dots.  This is a easily reproducible card if you needed to make a lot,

I hope you are having a wonderful day!

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Just foolin'...it's not Mother's Day or even close, but I did want to show you this little gift card holder I made and decided to go with the Mother's Day sentiment.

I used the Good Morning Sunshine Collection DP from Stampin' Up as my card base.  I love SU's DP, as it is 2-sided and has a nice thickness to it.  The brown loopy border is a Martha Stewart punch with some more of the DP.  I do love the combo of golden yellow with brown.  The little crocheted flower is a product of little ol' me.  I have been making these little crocheted flower like crazy in every color imaginable.  Instead of yarn, I have been using embroidery floss that is just sitting here from my cross-stitch days.  Crafters never throw anything away and that is just proof of it right there!!  The sentiment was created on the computer and punched out with a SU punch and backed with brown cardstock that I carefully trimmed.  A brown button tied with yellow embroidery floss finished off the little flower.  I used a little piece of velcro to keep the top flap closed.

I hope you are having a sunshiny day!

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Thursday, January 7, 2010


Yes, I know it's just a little early for graduation cards, but this is another one I made for a publication call that didn't make the cut.  It was a fairly easy card starting with a black cardstock card base and a piece of graduation paper from The Paper Studio.  The glossy "graduate" word, stars and graduation hat are stickers from Soft Spoken.  I will be set when Graduation season is upon us later this year.

I hope you are staying warm today.  I think the whole US is in a deep freeze right now.  I have to admit though, the snow is very beautiful today...big, fluffy flakes!!  I do love snow, just hate the bitter cold that usually comes with it.  Take care, stay warm and be safe.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy Hello

Another publication reject.  That's the way the game is played...they either like it or they don't.  Not to worry, I will still keep designing cards just for the fun of it. 

This card uses some DP that I have had forever and not sure who makes it.  It was quick and easy using my oval nesties and some stickers from K & Company.  I added some real stitching around the border of the oval.  I love real stitching on cards, as it gives it a real homemade feel.  An assortment of brads and a computer generated sentiment complete this card.  A bright, cheery, happy hello to all my blog readers.  You are very much appreciated!

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

Wow...I can't believe the holidays are over and we are quickly moving into 2010. Hopefully my postings will be a little more frequent as I get myself organized this year. ORGANIZED is my main goal. No more late cards! What is my excuse anyway since I love making cards??  I need to learn to be a little more easy going and not such a perfectionist when making a card for someone. Are you like that? I want the card to be just right and then I never get it done on time and there we go again...a late or never sent card.

I will leave you with this card I made for a publication call, but I guess it wasn't what they were looking for.  Sending you sunshine in the new year.  I hope all your hopes, dreams and wishes come true!

EDIT:  Never give up on a card.  This just goes to show that just because one publication call didn't choose this card, another did.

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