Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Bright Future!

Good morning!
My daughter is moving up from 4th grade and going into the middle school (5th grade) in a couple months! She insists that it is a graduation and wants to have a graduation party! Sounds good to me! She has worked super hard and is so ready to move on!
So this card is for her "graduation"!

I started by using this weeks sketch from MFT!
I used a white 110lb card base A2 size and the new MFT "star background" stamp to gold emboss the stars.  The gold detail powder that I have is not really a true gold more of a muted gold, so I was a little disappointed, as I wanted a shiny gold, but it's ok!  I stamped the large sentiment (MFT "happy graduation")  and also hold embossed it. I adhered two thin strips of SSS doll pink cardstock on the top and bottom of the sentiment panel and adhered a 1 inch flag banner behind it using SSS mint card stock. 
The star was a left over star from the new SSS release and is the "star parade" die. I also hold embossed it.  I added some gold thread and then used foam tape to raise the star!
For the inside I gold embossed another sentiment from the same graduation stamp set and added some pink stars using the same color card stock and the star parade die!
I had to take the pics in the sun in the grass to get the true colors I used!

And there you have it...a super pretty, simple and fun card!
It's amazing what can be done with a great sketch and awesome supplies! i am entering this in the card sketch challenge at MFT! Come check it out!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

So Proud of You card!

Hi there!
Another post for tonight! I finished up this card for the MFT sketch challenge this week!  I was so glad to be able to use some new MFT goodies in this and some new things I got like the Platinum embossing powder by Ranger and the Cuttlebug Baby's Breath embossing folder! 

Here you can maybe see some of the texture and shine from the translucent embossing paste.

I used the "on the diagonal" stencil with translucent embossing paste ( great texture and shine) I used the blueprints 14 pierced circle border on the flag shape. I embossed the darker purple piece and I used the oval scallop Nestabilities for the oval and embossed the sentiment (from MFT "Happy Graduation") using platinum silver (same for the center if the daisy)! I also used the new (free with $60) Gerber daisy die, oh and before I forget the card stock is used is MFT Spearmint, Grapesicle, Grape jelly and Sweet Tooth. 
I stepped outside the box on this card and used purple (almost never do, but live the names if the purples!) I thought the mint and silver would be nice additions to the purples! 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great night!

*** edited to add: it is 5:49 here and I just realized I missed the noon deadline to post the card****** but that's ok because I had fun making it and that's what counts!!

Happy Hello Mini Cards!

Hi there!
The kiddos just had Spring Break and we had a great week! Now it's back to school so I had a little time to craft! 
I made these cute mini note cards for this weeks Lawnscaping challenge and I think they turned out super cute!

I used a Nestabilities scallop circle for the card base...the back is white and the front is Lawn Fawn Dots and Stripes 6x6 pad. I used the Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello die and just used some fun bright scraps of card stock...I added wink of stella too! I used Lawn Fawn Science of love stamps and dies to paper piece the "nerdy birds" so fun....I used foam adhesive on them to pop them up and I like how they are sitting on the "e".  I also used the heart die in the set to cut some white hearts that I added liquid glass to for shine!  That's it...super quick, easy and fun to make! I hope you like them!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sweet Elephants!!

Hi there! Quick card to share as we are on our way to go race some go karts with the kiddos while they are on Spring Break!

I think this is a super sweet card that came together so fast!  I used the SSS wide stripe BG stamp and some SSS cotton candy ink for the BG!  I cut a front panel and inked the edges with cotton candy....the sentiment is so cute from Mama Elephant stamped in Hero Arts Soft granite ink.  The cute little elephants are Lawn Fawn, stamped in soft granite on SSS cotton candy card stock and die cut!  I added a mint bow from another LF cute!!
I am entering this in the SSS Wednesday Animal Antics challenge! Come over and check it out...their prizes are always generous and the challenges are always inspiring!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Lilly!

Good morning! 
Here is an Easter card that I made using some MFT products! When I saw the Lilly die last month, I knew it would be just perfect for Easter cards for the family.  I ordered it this month with some of the just released products and got the Gerbera Daisy die for free (with $60) and I just love that too!
So here is the card:

Look at the gorgeous detail on the buds, flowers and leaves!  
I created the little scallop piece using the scallop edge from the new Blueprints 14 die-namics set and cut it in yellow and vellum just to tone the yellow down.  The sentiment is computer generated and formed into a banner using foam tape.  The Lillies were cut in white, the leaves green and the centers in yellow and orange!  They are so fun to piece together to form a gorgeous bunch of lillies!
I plan to make this same card for family members... Along with a Lilly plant and some homemade chocolate pops!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
P. S. I am entering this card in the SSS Wednesday "Easter and/or Sweet Treats" challenge and the Cardztv Easter card challenge!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Bunnies and Carrots and lambs...oh my!!

Hi there!
Today I want to share an assortment of chocolate bunnies, baskets, lambs and carrots that my daughter and I made! 

I bought a wooden fence box at Target for $3 and then cut little pieces of Basic Grey "Fresh Cut" papers to fit the fence and used Mod Podge to adhere them...I sanded some of the rough edges with sand paper! I hand cut a little tag and tied with yellow ribbon! 
This is for my In-laws and my nieces and nephew...a family of 6! So there should be no fighting, lol! This turned out super cute and u hope they all enjoy it!
I am entering this in the SSS Wednesday "Happy Easter and/or Sweet Treats" challenge!  I think this fit the bill!! I am also entering this in the Cardztv 3-D Easter Challenge!

Have a great night and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Light it up!

Hi there!
Here are some cards that I made with the  April SSS card kit! The stamp set is called "Watt's Up?" And features a light bulb, light rays and cute sentiments! 

Even though this card doesn't feature a light bulb, I used the dotted heart in the stamp set and some of the small solid hearts to create my own pattern paper. I used a SSS "lots of hearts" die to cut a pink greet and white embossed it with a sentiment from the stamp set! 
This is a fun kit to create cute "punny" cards!  I had fun creating these three cards!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

You + Me = Friendship

Good morning!
I have a cute card to share today...after working on it for!  I have had a fever and been under the weather, so I just did a little here and there! 

I made this card for the Lawnscaping challenge #79: try a new technique!  I have been taking different classes on line and have been playing with lots of different techniques, but when I pulled out (my sons favorite stamp set) my into the Woods Lawn Fawn stamp set I knew I had to try a new technique that I have never tried before. A Pop Up Card!!!
So, I got to work. I stamped the images and colored using Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol and die cut them then added some black gel pen to the eyes and noses.  I ran blue ink on the edges of the cloud and embossed them with the Swiss dots folder.  I used some lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine pattern paper and polka dot paper. I white embossed the sentiment on vellum and adhered over the hand cut green grass. 
The pop up was made using a smaller size cardstock where I used TH distress ink to make it look like the bottom was grass and the til was sky (mowed lawn, tumbled glass and faded jeans) I cut a slut in the card to create the pop up and added a log that was stamped and cut and then added some of the animals!  So cute and fun!  I will surprise my son with this card and I know he will just love it. He is 12 and probably my biggest fan! Love that boy!!!
Thanks for stopping by and u would love to know what you think of this card!  Have a great day!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Stripes Galore!

Good morning! 
I just finished up a card using the positive die cut from yesterday's card. I stuck with the same "birthday hugs" theme from yesterday!  I thought these would be fun cards for my 10 year old daughters friends birthdays. They are all into giving everyone hugs!! So cute! 

Anyway.....I used the SSS Wide Stripe BG stamp and cotton candy ink to create a subtle BG.  I adhered the Hugs die cut from yesterday's card (SSS spring cardstock strips...using the big hugs SSS die) and covered it with Wink of Stella glitter! I cut little flag shapes from the Audrey Blue and Doll pink cardstock and used sentiments from different sets. The "happy" is from the SSS Color and Sunshine stamp set and the "birthday" is from MFT "Celebrate" stamp set. I love the mix of fonts...these were white embossed.  I also cut some stars from the Mama Elephant Confetti die and added some glitter to those also! Every girl needs a little sparkle, right!!! 

So, that completes this fun birthday card 
For today! I am entering this in the SSS Wednesday Birthday challenge...great prizes are offered! Come check it out!
Have a great day!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Birthday Hugs!

Hi there!
Here is a card that I made today! I just wanted to create something and be busy so I started cutting some strips of paper from the SSS "Sweet Treats" Spring paper release.

 The widths are random but the lengths are all 5 1/4" long to fit a landscape card A2 base.  I adhered all the strips to a white card base and then die cut the SSS Hugs die (of course I saved the hugs for tomorrow's card!). I then adhered a white piece to the inside front and adhered the little colorful inserts into the letters. So fun! 
I stamped the "birthday" (from Avery Elle" on a flag shape using SSS doll pink ink and used foam tape and added a little heart!  
This card is for the SSS Wednesday Birthday challenge where SSS is celebrating 5 years! There is a huge prize so come check it out!! 
This card was super easy but fun to make and tomorrow I will share the 2nd card I made with the positive from today's card! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great night!

CAS cards

Good morning!  I have 2 cards today using the SSS Mod Window die!  I have had so much fun with this die because I love mixing colors and fitting the pieces back in like a puzzle! I find it very relaxing to put these simple cards together!
This first card is for the Simon Says Stamp birthday challenge....celebrating 5 years of challenges! Yay! HB2U SSS!!!!

For this card I die cut the Mod Window out if the white panel and then cut it again out of SSS Audrey blue and Doll Pink and black. I put the pieces back in alternating the colors and matted it on a black panel and then adhered it to a white card base.  I stamped the happy Birthday using the Avery Elle Handwritten notes set and adhered some black enamel dots. 

While I was making the other card...I decided to use the pink base from die cutting the circles from the other card and adhered it to a white card base. I filled it in with some of the left over pieces. I used the SSS Thanks on a Line die and cut it out in black and adhered it to the card! Super simple and I love the fun colors and getting two cards for one!

Thanks for stopping by today!