Today I made a very quick card for my son Matt and his wife Katie's 2nd wedding anniversary. I had it in my head that I wanted to use BB: Newsprint and Love Birds for this card. I went through two prototypes and finally settled on this as my final card:
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Hip Hip Hooray! Hoorah! Yipee! Yes, that is about as cheery as I can get for today's card is for Mojo Monday Sketch #200! For all the details about this great big occasion and the challenge with lots of PRIZES, here is the link and a peek at the great sketch for this week:
Here is my card based on this sketch.
I have to say this is one of my all time favorite cards. I think it is just so elegant for a wedding card. I got to use my new Waltzingmouse stamps again on this one. I used You're Lovely which has a gorgeous long dress perfect as a wedding or prom dress. The sentiment is from Big Day Additions, also a new Waltzingmouse stamp set with beautiful, swirly and elegant sentiments for a wedding day. It is embossed with Vintage Cream ink and clear embossing powder. The card is made on a Vintage Cream cardbase embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder. The dark chocolate oval is also impressed with the PTI Linen and Canvas impression plate. If you look closely, you will see that the dress has a damask print stamped on it and a layer of vellum adhered over it to really soften the look. A border of from Damask Designs is layered along the edge with a row of pearls to sparkle it up. Makes me wish I had more weddings to go to now that I have these new wedding day stamp sets! Thanks for taking a look.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I loved the sketch this week for Waltzingmouse stamps, WMSC#56 so much that I made a second card. It also helps that I just got my order of new stamps and lots of ideas are bouncing around in my head. For details about this sketch challenge, here is a link and this is the sketch:
I used one of Waltzingmouse's new sets, Eat Cake. It's just perfect for birthday or wedding cakes.
Actually, I can also see adorable cupcakes sitting on top of that cute little cake stand too, but for today, I needed a birthday card for my baby. My 29 year old baby, Matt. That teeny, tiny 5 lb baby born 6 weeks early and in only 30 minutes from start to finish. That was a shocker for a first time mom who expected labor to last FOR..EV..ER. I barely made it to the hospital. My husband threw some clothes in a paper sack for me to take. I never got over that one. A paper sack? No toothbrush, hairbrush, nothing. Just the most ratty, ripped up nightgown I owned. That was all.
Anyway, we survived. He survived and has grown into a wonderful, successful young man who is happy all the time. Seriously, all the time. Never gets mad, always smiling, never holds a grudge (unlike his mother) and is so smart! Computer Science. Math. Where did he get that? Not from his mom or dad, that's for sure. We haven't been able to help him with homework since 5th grade.
I guess I lost my train of thought. The card. Here it is:
Monday, July 18, 2011
Today I made a card using my brand new Waltzingmouse stamp set "You're Lovely". I am playing along with the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #56. Here is the sketch:
Waltzingmouse sketch and I hope some of you even have time to play along.
Waltzingmouse sketch and I hope some of you even have time to play along.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Watering Can Card. Make sure you click on the link to check it out. It's free!Today I made a card for my very first Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz. I just recently ordered some stamps from Waltzingmouse and although they haven't reached me yet, I still wanted to play along with their waltz challenge. The theme this month is Birthday Party. I need a card for an outdoor birthday party for my sister-in-law whose party is going to be held in the most beautiful backyard I have ever seen. Tons of flowers and greenery, so unlike my own backyard. I downloaded a free template from the Waltzingmouse store,
Here is my card:
Here is my card:
Isn't this a pretty little card for a birthday? I love this watering can, and it was so easy to cut out! I thought I would mess up cutting out the handles, but they are large enough that even my fat fingers could do it.
I printed my watering can template on digital paper from WaltzingMouse called Victoriana Papers. This paper pack is so reasonably priced and so far I have used two of them for projects. I love that I can print them on whatever weight cardstock I want. This time I used heavy cardstock so my card would be very sturdy, but they can be printed on layering weight cardstock and would be just as pretty and reduce the weight on your card too.
I cut a mat using my Spellbinders Labels Four and stamped it with an image from WaltzingMouse Very Vintage Labels No. 4. Inside that label, I used a few images from PTI's Garden Variety set. Doesn't it go nicely with that watering can? To pretty up the can, I added some hot pink pom-poms. I had to have something to fill up my watering can, so I cut some Larger than Life flowers from PTI and had them peek out of the can. I added a little stickles and a cute little yellow tag tied with bakers twine just to add a bit more color to this card. So, what do you think? Make sure you check out all of Waltzingmouse digital products. You can create a very cute card in no time at all!
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Today I made a project for the Impression Obsession "Hello" challenge. To learn more about this challenge, you can read about it here. I used a sketch from Card Pattern Sketch #122 as the basis for my design, allowing me to enter two contests at once. Lucky me! I find I often turn to CPS for inspiration and a starting point when I have a hard time getting started. This weeks Impression Obsession challenge is titled "Hello". I have been needing to make a notepad for my Mom and thought the CPS sketch looked so much like a cute little notepad.
The cardbase is PTI Spring Moss and I made some gingham paper using a "Gingham" Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card stamp. It is stamped onto Sweet Blush cardstock. I cut the edges with pinking shears and the Pure Poppy layer is stamped with the "Screen" Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card stamp in Versamark. I then used a Cuttlebug embossing folder with fruit on it to give it a really nice crisp impression. The focal point panel is Rustic White cardstock and I stamped a 2" circle in Pure Poppy. Now, my dilema was how to make this have a "Hello" theme. I decided to use the word "HELLO" from Fillable Frames #1 and then some little parentheses I had and have no clue where they came from. Inside the parentheses I added the words Note to Self from PTI's Take Note set. I am always telling myself "Hello", remember this or remember that! I added just a few rhinestones inside the parentheses and some Simply Chartruese saddle-stitch ribbon and a red button to bring out more of the green color. I added a few Fruit Fusian Strawberries in the corner and attached a cute little mini pen to the notepad. I think my Mom will love it.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
CAS-ual Fridays CFC9 titled "Krafts-Men". I love kraft cardstock. Love it. This challenge was something I knew I would enjoy and it was just great timing that I need a birthday card for my 25 year old nephew this weekend. I used Birthday Words Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card stamp in Versamark for the background. It is subtle, but adds a nice touch for a masculine card. I cut a Nestie circle and embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder and adhered it to my cardbase. For the focal point, I used a trio of labels from My Favorite Things stamped with the Woodgrain Impression Obsession Cover-A-Card and Screen Cover-a-Card stamps. The sentiment and star are from PTI Star Prints and the star rhinestones were colored with copics to match the navy ink. Lately, no card of mine goes without some twine, especially masculine cards, so there is a bit of Enchanted Evening twine wrapped around the entire cardbase. Thanks for taking a look at my "Krafts-men" birthday card.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Greenery stamp. This stamp looks so much like the patterned paper from PTI "Green Tea Leaves", it was just the perfect subtle backdrop for my focal image. For the focal image, I used the PTI spiral notebook die to cut some Vintage White cardstock, stamped the sentiment from Wildflower Garden and the branches and flowers from Garden Variety. I popped up the teacup Joyce sent me and added a few little butterflies, one popped up and a slightly larger one on the kraft cardbase. Joyce was also nice enough to send me some of the Green Tea Leaves paper (I liked it so much, the paper pack is now sitting in my PTI cart just waiting for me to press "Order"). I used a scallop border punch to cut a little of the Green Tea Leaves paper and wrapped some twine and a button around it. My card still needed a little something along the bottom, so the sentiment was stamped using another Garden Variety stamp. This card turned out exactly how I pictured it and I love it! Thanks, Joyce for the cute tea cup and paper you sent me. I bet I use every single one of them.