Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sympathy Cards

I have unfortunately been making many sympathy cards lately.  I feel like there has been way more deaths this year in family of my friends than there has been in many years combined.  It has made me appreciate those who are still living so much more.  It is hard to be upset at a family member when realize how horrible it would be to lose them.  

I posted this card a few weeks back for Friday Friends with Flair.  When I went to send to a friend I felt like it needed something.  I added the "With Sympathy" sentiment, but I still felt like it needed  a little more.  I decided to add a little teal strip of paper under the lace.  It isn't much, but I thought it improved the card. 

 Here is the before card.

This is just a random thank you card I made in the midst of making sympathy cards.  I just found these pieces lying around so I decided to assemble them on to a card.  Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A sketch challenge

I love challenges and I love sketch challenges.  I don't know what I struggle with more, color combinations or sketches.  Either way I love challenges because they give me some direction and inspiration to do things I wouldn't think to do.  Here is the sketch I made this card from:
Amusing Challenges
It is from Chris Franco's blog who is an independent consultant for a*muse studio.  Thanks for stopping by.

Ippity Challenge

 I made this card for the current Ippity challenge, "Flowers".  I really like the look of mixing patterned paper on cards, but I haven't done it much yet.  I think I will try to it more.  I kind of like the way this card turned out.  I used the Ippity stamp called "Humble and Gentle"  It can be found HERE. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A whacky card for FWF

 I made this card for Unity's Friday Friends with Flair.  I have had these stamps for quite some time, but I have never used them.  I figured it was time.  I am not sure what I think of this card.  I started by coloring the stamped images.  I then looked through my somewhat limited stash of paper.  This is not the original look I was thinking to do, but this is the paper that seemed to best fit with the colors I used on the stamps.  The card has kind of a 60s feel to it.  I think I will try again later to use this stamp set in a more attractive way.
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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Stretching your stamps

Virginia has been sharing tips for the past few weeks on how to stretch your stamps.  Some of the tips she has given are awesome!  Check out her blog here:
This card was inspired by one of her tips.  I used clear stamps for this.  I stamped the color for the flowers with the back of the clear stamp and then stamped the front of the stamp in black. 

 Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you will also be inspired to stretch your stamps.

Unstampabelles Challenge #13

I am entering a card in the Unstampabelles challenge again.  This challenge is "Celebrations".  I embossed the card with a happy birthday embossing folder.  The ovals and butterfly were cut with the Cricut.  Feel free to enter in the challenge yourself.  You just need to make a card with the theme Celebrations  but not use any stamps.  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Fun colors!

 I am just loving the summery colors from The Play Date Cafe challenge.  I decided to make one more card.  I couldn't figure out a good place to put the sentiment, so I decided to put it on the inside.

Another PDC

I was on a roll the colors from The Play Date Cafe..
This week at CAS-ual Fridays the challenge is to use strips of color or pattern in your project. I decided to combine the two for this card.  I am a bit intimidated by CAS-ual Fridays challenges, but I figure there is no harm in entering.  Thanks for stopping by.



 This week the at The Play Date Cafe the colors are
Caribbean Blue
   This is the inspiration image.

 Here is my card inspired by this week's challenge.

   I am still working on my card making abilities.  I needed some inspiration as far as layout goes.  I decided to go to The Craft's Meow blog and see what this month's sketch challenge was.   This is it

     I just love sketches to help me get going on making card.  It is fun to try designs that I never would otherwise without a sketch challenge.. 
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Thursday, July 12, 2012


I made this card for Friday Friends with Flair.    It is late, I am not sure what to say about it.  My brain has already gone to sleep.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Play Date Cafe Challenge

I made this card for my sister's third Anniversary.  I hope she doesn't think she is old.  Gold and silver symbolize a lot more years than 3.  I wanted to try to use the Play Date Cafe challenge colors.  Feel free to enter the challenge yourself. The link is here:

Monday, July 9, 2012

A Crafter's Companion Challenge

This month's challenge at Crafter's Companion is "Anything Goes".  I have this beautiful iris stamp from CC that I thought I would use for the challenge.  I just love this stamp!  Check out the challenge here :

Birthday Wishes

My nephews birthday was this past week.  I haven't had the need to make too many teenage boy birthday cards.  This is my attempt. He didn't really care too much about the cards he received so I am glad I didn't spend too much time on it.  I used something old and some thing new for this card.  The stamp background is old. The punch I used for the notes is also super old. The stamps I used are fairly new and so is there patterned paper.

Happy Anniversary Sweet Husband

Happy one year of marriage with my sweet husband. :)

Thursday, July 5, 2012


So, two weeks ago I won FWF! That was soo soo exciting!  I received a random assortment of little stamps.  There were some sentiments, numbers, this beautiful poppy stamp, and some others that I am not totally sure how to use.  I am excited about having more Unity to play with!  My collection is still too small though. :) Here is another simple card.  I am working on making more elaborate cards, but it takes a lot of creative energy.  Life has been wearing me out, but hopefully soon I will have more creative energy. :)
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