I made this card for my mom for her birthday.
I used this week’s CPS Sketch #104. You should really give one of their sketches a try!
My card turned out really pretty even if the photo is less than accurate. I’m not sure what is going on but I need help. Hopefully it’s just the lighting. It’s very dark in my house and cloudy outside. Oh, wait a minute it was very sunny out last time. So maybe it’s not just the lighting. HELP!!!!!!!
The problem is the card base I used was Barely Banana and that does not look like Barely Banana to me. OK the card still looks nice even if the color is off. You would never know if I didn’t tell you. Maybe we can just pretend it’s some other color. Hmmmm. Maybe Creamy Caramel or maybe we can pretend it’s Barely Banana. That way it would match the sunflowers!
Since we are pretending, I’ll get you to pretend you can see the glitter on the sunflowers and the leaves, too.
Man, all of this make believe stuff is wearing me out. So I’m gonna give you a list of the supplies and then I’m gonna go rest.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Stamps: Serene Sunflowers (ret)
Inks: Close to Cocoa, Barely Banana, So Saffron and Mellow Moss CLassic Ink
Papers: Barely Banana, CLose to Cocoa, Whisper White card stock, and Spring Flowers DSP (ret)
Accessories: Big Shot Die Cut machine, Cuttlebug Embossing folder (swirls), corner rounder punch (ret), sponges, linen thread, Square Fire Brads (yellow), sewing machine and thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals, buttons (from a jar I’ve collected), atyou SPICA clear glitter pen
OK, so I made it out from all of that paper and stuff in my stamp room. I’m not finished cleaning it up yet but then I wonder if I’ll ever be. Why does all of the stuff from the rest of the house have to go in my stamp room? I found myself asking that question over and over and over and over again.
So once I found my stamping table, I was able to make this birthday card for one of my friends. After I finished it, I tried and tried to get a picture of it. I took it outside, inside and back outside. It was beautiful outside, too. But nothing would work. Anyway, I was a bit frustrated so I just stuck it in the top of some flowers my husband brought home the other evening and this is what I got.
It’s not quite as sharp as it is in person and you can’t see all the little sparkly glitter but I’ll tell you about it and you can use your imagination.
I traced the little white dotted lines on the DSP with my clear glitter pen and the round dots under the Happy Birthday sentiment are covered with clear Glaze pen. Can’t you just see it!
It really does look really cute and I finally got to use my Tulipe Die. It’s just soooo pretty and elegant. When it came out, I just had to have it but it just never seems to fit on any of those boy cards I have to make.
Well, I’ve got to go. I hope you like the card!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Warmest Regards (ret)
Inks: Close To Cocoa, Barely Banana and So Saffron Classic ink
Papers: Barely Banana, Mellow Moss Whisper White card stock and Spring Flowers DSP (ret)
Accessories: Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Stampin’ Up! Tulipe Die, Stampin’ Up! Birds and Blooms Die, Nestabilities Oval and Scalloped Oval Dies, Sponges, Spring Bouquet Flower Punch (ret), Scalloped Edge Punch, Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals, Half Pearl from Pretties Kit, So Saffron brad, crystal (non SU), SPICA clear glitter pen, clear Glaze pen, mini pop dots
OK, this is the last Valentine’s Day card. It turned out a little girly. But like I said in the last post I ran out of time so this is what he got. He is only five so he didn’t really care. It had hearts on it. That was good enough. He’s so sweet he wouldn’t say anything anyway.
I made this card using Beate’s Weekend Sketch Challenge #68 .
I like using sketches. It seems to take a load off of my brain. I don’t think my brain was made for creating. It starts to smoke after only a short time of creating. And that’s not really fair because I really enjoy creating.
Oh, well. That’s the way the cookie crumbles.
Well, I’m off to clean something…there are so many things to clean I’m not sure where I’ll be starting but I do know that my craft room looks like the aftermath of a Category 5 hurricane so I’ll be in there somewhere. If I don’t post anything for a long time have someone come looking for me. I may be stuck under a pile of paper or stamp sets.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Loads of Love
Inks: Basic Black, Taken with Teal, Close To Cocoa, Regal Rose Classic Inks and Taken with Teal marker
Papers: Close To Cocoa, Taken with Teal, Whisper White card stock and Loves Me DSP (ret)
Accessories: Silver brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Spica glitter pen, Nestabilities, Coluzzle Cutting System, blender pen
I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to make my post last night. Too much Valentine’s Day fun. So I’m going to post them now. One will be in a seperate post because I made it using a challenge I saw. That way it will be easy to find. Now for the first two..and these will be the only Valentines you see from me. I am going to try to move forward…just move on! And just so you will know this is not all my fault. There was some procrastination on my part BUT since I have snoopy people checking my blog to see what their cards are going to look like (I wish everyone was so snoopy!) I had to wait.
I could never get comfortable with this card. It felt like it was missing something but I ran out of time so I had to go with it.
Stamps: Boatloads of Love
Inks: Basic Black, Pacific Point
Papers: Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point, Whisper White card stock
Accessories: White Taffeta Ribbon, Real Red brads, Nestabilities, Stampin’ Dimensionals, blender pen, Spica glitter pen
And this card gave me fits like you wouldn’t believe. I knew what I wanted it to look like but it just wouldn’t go there. This was the last card I had to make and I worked on it up to the last minute. Literally.
Oh, by the way this card was made out scraps except the card base. I had so many of those heart squares from the valentine’s for the kids, I just had to make something with them.
Don’t forget to check out the next post for my last Valentine’s Day card
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: A Happy Heart
Inks: Real Red Classic Ink, Very Vanilla Craft Ink
Papers: Real Red, Very Vanilla card stock and Cerise DSP (ret)
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware Styled Silver, Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon, red brad, Heart Punch (ret), red and clear crystals (not Stampin’ Up!), Big Shot DEie Cut Machine, Heart Set dies, Spica glitter pen (red), Corner Punch (ret), sewing machine and thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals
OK! Get ready! Set! Go!
I have so many things to do this morning but I said I was going to post these pictures. So I am! I’ll update with all the supplies later! And the Valentine’s cards…well I can’t post them yet. Everybody is starting to look and see if they can see their card on my blog before I give it to them. So that will have to wait until this evening. After we have our Valentine’s Dinner.
Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
Thanks for stopping by!
I made this card for one of my neighbors son’s birthday. He turned 10. Another hard one for me. I always keep my fingers crossed that they don’t look too girly. Ugh! But I think it turned out good. I used card sketch #102 from CPS to make this card BUT I actually used one of the CPS Designers cards as my inspiration. Are you confused? Stacey Kingman made a card for this sketch and I just loved it so I used her card as my inspiration. You can see it here . It’s the There’s No One Like You card. Thank you, Stacey!
It’s hard to tell but I used one of my new glitter pens on the cupcake. It didn’t show up on the picture but the cupcake is really sparkly!
Stamp Sets: It’s A Loop Thing, Birthday Whimsy (ret)
Inks: Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink, Baja Breeze Classic Ink
Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White card stock and Hand Drawn DSP
Accessories: Silver brads, Scallop Edge punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Corner Rounder punch (ret), Coluzzle Cutting System, Crop-A-Dile, District Ribbon Originals (ret), Stampin’ Dimensionals, sponges and atyou Spica glitter pen
OK so this is one of the things I’ve been working on. I had to make a whole bunch of them, too. This is how they started out. After I finished assembling them, they looked like this…
And here’s a close up…
I also put Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares in some of them.
They were super easy to make. The Top Note die cut is just folded in half. I used mini glue dots to hold the chocolate square inside. I put one on the top and one on the bottom of the square.
I ran into a little bit of a problem on the suckers but if there is a will there is a way. I had to fold the plastic wrapper on the sucker over and tape it so it would not show. I punched half of a hole in the top of the folded Top Note with my Crop-A-Dile punch, then I opened the Top Note and put the sucker through the hole upside down and attached the sucker with a mini glue dot to the FRONT side. If you put in on the back it may lean the wrong way.
I did decide after it was too late that I should have put two creases in the top of the Top Note that I put the chocolate squares in so it would look nicer when closed. Hmmm…hind sight.
I have three more Valentine’s projects I’m working on and some Valentine’s cards to make, so check back soon to see them! But my next post is going to be a birthday card I made for a young man in our neighborhood.
Until tomorrow…Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp Sets: A Happy Heart
Inks: Real Red Classic Ink
Paper: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla card stock and Cerise Designer Series paper (ret.)
Accessories: Big Shot Die Cut machine, Top Note die, Hearts set die, Word Window punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue dots and a Cuttlebug Embossing folder (hearts)
I’m sorry it’s taken so long to get to this post. Today did not go as scheduled. Do they ever? No, not mine. And it did not, I repeat did not have anything to do with procrastination on my part. Finally, for once it wasn’t my fault. OK, off topic,sorry.
I read each and every one of the comments that all of the kind, sweet people left for the blog candy. OK, so it was only four. But seriously the ladies that left comments were very kind. I wish I could pick everyone but since I have to pick just one this time. I was touched by one in particular. This lady wrote a poem for me. I have never in my life had anyone sit down and take the time to write a poem for me. I was truly surprised. So this blog candy goes to Irma! Thank you so much Irma! Here’s the wonderful poem she wrote:
Irma send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can get your blog candy to you!
Thank you to everyone that stopped by and left a comment. I truly appreciate your time.
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