Friday, May 26, 2017

Aunt like a MOM only cooler!

My Mom comes from a family of 13 children so I have 9 Aunts and 3 Uncles on that side of the family.  There are a few Aunts that I am rather close to, and have a great relationship to.  I actually laugh that when my Mom goes on vacation that I call them because they are my substitue Moms or Mom #2.  They laugh about it and are always willing to fill-in.  So this is the image of the month from Gerda Steiner which is adorable and I thought would be perfect for one of my Aunts.  The sentiment is from TLC.  I did a rainbow of colors in the flowers.




Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey - Knee High
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Gerda Steiner - Flowers to You
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Aunt like a Mom only cooler
Circle Punch:  EK Success
Ribbon:  American Crafts

Challenges
Gerda Steiner - May Flowers for You
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 330 Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 124 2+ Designer Papers

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Cast all your cards on Him

Here is another card that I made for my friend who needs a little extra support.  I used a new Verve stamp that I got and embossed it in black.



Patterned Paper:  Recollections; Paper Studio; Core-dinations
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Verve - Faith Medley (see above for direct link)
Embossing Powder:  Hampton
Versa Mark
Bling:  Paper Studio

Challenges
Mojo Monday - Sketch 498
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 284-285 Anything Goes
Come & Get It - Emboss It
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 330 Anything Goes


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Just wanted to Brighten your day

I needed to get a card to a friend that is going through a rough time so I used a sentiment from TLC.  I printed the sentiment directly on the patterned paper.




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - World Travels
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Paper Studio
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Just wanted to Brighten your day
Flower:  Paper Studio
Die:  My Favorite Things:  Sizzix

Challenges
Atlantic Heart - Sketch 213
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 47 Add some texture
Sweet Stampin' - Things that go round
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 160 Anything Goes

Sympathy for Karen's Mom

One of my good friend's had her Mother pass away on Saturday morning.  I have known her for 28 years and we have been nurses together and have taken care of end of life people; however, it is different when it is your family.  I know from taking care of my husband until his last breathe so I feel for her taking care of her Mother in the same way.  Her Mother fought her all the way.  For example, she was filling with fluid at the end so her underwear wasn't fitting and her Mom was a very vain person that would ALWAYS have her hair and make up done everyday no matter how she felt so when she wasn't able to wear her undergarments because they were too constrictive for her, she was so upset with her daughter who she thought took away all her dignity.  I'm surprised that my friend, Karen, didn't put an iron in her coffin since she ironed everything including her underwear.  As far as it can go....she did look good in her casket.  So here is the card that I made for my friend, Karen and her family.  The perfect sentiment is from TLC, Create, and one I use a lot.




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - A Mother's Love
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create - (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Parisian Accent)
Punch:  EK Success
Flowers:  Recollection
Washi tape:  Recollection

Challenges
Mojo Monday - Sketch 498
Brown Sugar - Ch. 251 Washi tape
Crafty Catz - Ch. 371 More than 2 layers
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 180 Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 344 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 282 -283 Anything Goes



Livin' the high life!

Imagine That Digistamp has a new release today called Giraffe with Butterflies.  I was wanting to post this first thing this morning, but I had a few problems....I filled my hard drive yesterday and had to get a new one.  It's not that you have to purchase a new one (and there are lots of options when choosing one) then you have to install it) and that seemed to take FOREVER.  Apparently my computer didn't understand that I had an agenda today.  So here is my card.




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Doily:  Lifestyle Crafts
Jute:  May Arts
Flowers:  Recollections
Buttons:  Stash

Challenges
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 160 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 282 - 283 Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 88 Include an animal
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 180 Anything Goes
Sparkles - Ch. 92 Four or more legs
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 81 Animals

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Powered by Christmas Spirit!

I need to add to my Christmas stash since I wanted to do a card a week, but I have not kept up with that goal.  I usually sent out 50-60 cards each season so that is why I had that goal.  Here is an adorable image from Imagine That Digistamp Candy Cane Teddy.  The sentiment is from TLC.

 




Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Powered by Christmas Spirit
Punches:  EK Success
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories
Liquid Applique
Snowflake:  Dress it Up
Bling:  Recollections
Pom:  Creativity

Challenges
CHNC - Ch. 334 Anything Goes with optional candy canes
CHNC Extra - May
CRAFT - Ch. 416 Christmas
Crafty Catz - Ch. 371 More than 2 layers
Sparkles Christmas - Ch. 76 Snowflakes
Winter Wonderland - Use your favorite Christmas color combo
12 Months of Christmas - Ch. 29 Cute Christmas


Thursday, May 18, 2017

You are my WORLD

Imagine That Digistamps has Thursday Inspiration and this is the card that I have for that in which I used a freebie set called You are My World and the papers are from Owl Always Love You papers.  I used the pre-colored image and I inked around the sentiment.  I added some heart gems.






Patterned Paper:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Wirlwind; Recollection
Stamp & Sentiment:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento - Lady Bug
Gems:  Paper Studio

Challenges
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 159 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 282 - 283 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 329 Anything Goes

Monday, May 15, 2017

You are simply amazing just the way you are

I won this Verve stamp set so I am so excited to be able to use it, it is Simply Amazing and I mean that, hehe.  I heat embossed three stamps in gold.  I dry embossed the mint green background with a small floral pattern.  The pattern paper is a beautiful velum.




Cardstock:  Bazzil
Velum:  Paper Studio
Sentiment:  Verve (see above for direct link)
Embossing Powder:  Stamp craft
Versa Mark
Pearls:  Recollection
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts; Recollections
Lace:  Wrights
Embossing Folder:  We are Memory Keepers

Challenges
Mojo Monday - Sketch 497
Brown Sugar - Ch. 250 Embossing
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 282 - 283 Anything Goes
Allsorts - Wk 415 Ring of Ring O'Roses
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 90 Ladies
4CC - Ch. 350 Celebrate Women

Sending you loads of Birthday Wishes

I have a nephew that I needed to make a birthday card for this month so I thought I would use this dump truck punch to make this card.  I generated a computer sentiment when I realized that I didn't have one to fit this the way I wanted.




Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Sentiment:  Computer generated from Adobe Photoshop
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Border Punch:  EK Success
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black

Challenges
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 159 Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 173 Birthday
Scribbles - Ch. 53 Big Wheels keep on turning
CRAFT - Ch. 415 Birthday
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 350 Kid & Teen-ager Birthday

Friday, May 12, 2017

Thank you from the bottom of my heart

I made this card for one of the doctors that I have worked with.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create and the die cut is from Taylored Expressions.





Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Thank you from the bottom of my heart
Die:  Stethoscope - Taylored Expressions
Punches:  EK Success
Spellbinder:  Circle Delight
Button:  Stash
Jute:  May Art

Challenges
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 158 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 282-283 Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C384 Thank You (Medical Field)
Making Memories Crafting - Ch. 5 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 477 Dies & Punches

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

You are a blessing

Here is a card for Imagine That Digistmp for the Thursday Inspiration that I made using the image of Autism Awareness Kids.  This set also comes with the paper to coordinate.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.  I used the pre-colored version of the image.  My daughter is a 4th grade teacher and has several students with Autism in her class.




Patterned Paper:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollectioins
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - You are a blessing
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Spellbinder:  Heart Circle
Ribbon:  Michael's
Buttons:  Stash
Twine:  Darice

Challenges
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 87 Three of a Kind
Crafty Sentiments - Bright Colors
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 328 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 477 Dies & Punches

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

2017 Congratulations Grad

My step-son is graduating from Charleston University of SC with an Education degree this upcoming weekend.  His Father taught college for 36 years and would be so proud of him, and it is unfortunate that he is not on earth to see it.  I know he will be watching from the stars and I plan to send this card and a gift for him.  He has worked so hard to get through the program as well as working.  This image is from Gerda Steiner and the sentiment is from TLC, Create.




Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio; Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections; Paper Studio
Stamp:  Gerda Steiner:  Graduation Owl
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - 2017 Congratuations Grad
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa

Challenges
Gerda Steiner - Share your desings
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
A snowflake promise - Ch. 40 Anything Goes



It's a boys life

Paulette at TLC, Create had this adorable image as part of the last monthly club and I just had to use it.  The sentiment is also from TLC.  I distressed the papers and the sentiment I distressed with ink also.



Patterned Paper:  Fancy Pants
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create - A boy and his dog vintage sketch
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - It's a Boys Life
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress - Old Paper
Tim Holtz distress tool
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Buttons & Clock:  Recollection
Circle Punches:  EK Success

Challenges
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 158 Anything Goes
International Art & Soul - Ch. 7 Vintage
Sweet Stampin' - Cats and/or Dogs
Crafty Friends - Ch. 57 Cute
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 238 For the kids film (My Dog Skip)

Friday, May 5, 2017

Life's better when shared with a friend

Today starts a new challenge at Imagine That Digistamp.  It is a monthly challenge.  Please see the site for the details of the challenge.  Here is a card that was made using the recent release of Girls Night In from Imagine That Digistamp.  I love how it turned out so nice and bright.





Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Circle Delights
Gems:  Duct Tape
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress - Seedless Preserves

Challenges
Card Mania - Ch. 92 Life is Colorful
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 157 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 280 - 281 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 327 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Grandma's are down to earth Angels

I have another Mother's Day card that I made using a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I just love this patterned paper from My Mind's Eye that has metallic gold in and is so elegant.




Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Recollections
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Grandma's are down to earth Angels
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Heart Punches:  Spellbinder & Fiskars
Pearls:  Wild Orchid Crafts

Challenges
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 341 Sketch
Southern Girls - Ch. 159 Use an actual punch
Creatalicious - Ch. 114 Anything Goes girls/Mother's Day
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 280 - 281 Anything Goes

Thank you for raising your son

Paulette at TLC, Create release a new sentiment in the monthly club which I requested for Mother's Day and I used it in this card.  I distressed the edges with ink.




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Bird Chirping
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Thank you for raising your son
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Bling:  Recollections
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart

Challenges
Mojo Monday - Sketch 495
Creatalicious - Ch. 114 Anything goes with optional girls/Mother's Day
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 280 - 281 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 179 Flowers and sentiment