Sunday, April 12, 2015

Birthday Balloons

I'm getting ready to go on a scrap weekend next week and have been trying to decide what to bring with. I know I want to make kids cards and masculine cards. Have been going through my papers and cutting some down to 6 x 6" or 6 x 12" to take with. I found these scraps found these 2 pieces of design paper and the green mat paper clipped together when I was sorting out some of the papers. Must have had an idea at one time to use them. The challenge over at Seize the Birthday was for a tall and skinny card this week. So here's what I came up with----

This is a 3 1/2" x 7" card. It's pretty simple, but so colorful, don't you think?
The papers are from American Crafts-Tea Party (this is an old pack, but the papers are so bright and colorful, perfect for kids cards). I stamped the balloons from Lil' Inker Designs 'Balloon Builders stamps  in  Momento Bahama Blue and Dandelion and SU Real Red and cut the out with the matching dies. The sentiment is cut from SU Real Red with a Sizzix die. 
Will also enter this in the following challenges:
Creative Knockouts #84-Birthday Wishes; & Sweet Stampin' Challenge-Children's Cards

Can hardly wait for next Friday when we will be off to Cedarville for a fun weekend! Yippee! 

Red, White & Blue for OWH

I think spring has finally arrived, but ya just never know in the U.P. Low 60's today and sunshine-yea! Might even get a walk in today.

My card today I will enter into the OWH Mid-month throwdown, Red, white & Blue.

This is made with the Memory Box 'Allstar' detail plate. This is so cool! I cut it once with Neenah classic white cardstock for the base. Matted that on some Linen texture navy card. Cut some of the stars out with Bazzil red card and used 3 of the stars popped up with foam dots. Cut the words (Cheery Lynn) with the same red cardstock and adhered with glue pen. Clean & Simple 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

A Touch of Spring

Cold and rainy here today. But the rain helps the snow to disappear, so it's all okay! I'll just make some more spring cards!!

Image is from Stampin' Up Blessed Easter, stamped with Momento Rich Cocoa ink on Gina K. Pure Luxury cardstock, and colored with Copic Markers. Sentiment from Flourishes Mother's words of Wisdom stamp set. Design paper is Graphic 45, but I couldn't find the pack in my mess (.  Cut it out with SB Curved Rectangles, matted on yellow cut with SB Decrotive labels 8. Light blue and night of navy card bases.
Will enter in the following challenges:
Cute Card Tuesday #368  using the colour blue...either as the main colour....or the only colour...
Curtain Call Inspiration challenge April: I used the colors and the tulips from the inspiration photo
Papertake Weekly: anything goes 
Just Us Girls : Spring   The Tulips, of course

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A Daisy Bouquet

Even though there is still plenty of snow on the ground and the temp is not very nice today, it is spring. Sap has been flowing and family has made 10 gallons of Maple syrup so far. Yummmm! So good. Sap ran like crazy yesterday, so should get another 3-4 gallons of syrup with today's boiling. 

Another card with purples. What can I say-they were on my work table and they all went together. Guess you can say this is a scrap card, 'cause all but the daisy image came from scraps-even the card base.

Use Kraft
Shaped card
Stitches (real/faux)
Digital Image
Die cuts

The bouquet of daisies is a digi image, but I have no idea where I got it. The 'vase' is a Jolies Mason Jars' sticker. (I wish I had bought more than one pack of these! They are so neat!) The pattern paper I know is K&Co., just not which pack. Colored with Copic markers.  I cut it out with SB Long classic rectangles, matted with SB Deckled long rectangles. Butterfly is SU butterflies embosslit. I have no idea what the sentiment stamp is-this was already stamped in my reject basket. Punched it out with SU Word Window puch, mat puched with SU Modern Label punch. Finished off with 3 clear rhinestones.

Entering this in the following challenges:
Creative Knockouts #83- use dies and puches
Fab N Funky -Bingo I used the middle horizontal- Sentiment, digi image & die cuts.
Crazy for Challenges #C4C280 create a card or project using a daisy/daisies as your inspiration

Hope spring is blossoming in your neck of the woods. My crocus bed is still buried and the ones on the south side of the house need to be replaced. Have no idea what happened to them-used to be a lot of them there. Have to replant this fall, I guess.

Shining the light

Wow! Where does the time go? Been awhile since I posted again. I have been making cards, just have not had time to post.

For today's card I used the ODBD Lantern stamp, stamped with SU Pear Pizzaz ink, and colored in the lantern and leaves with Copic. All the papers are Stampin' Up Whisper White, Old Olive and Pear Pizzaz.

I used a simple layout and kept the overall design clean and simple. I used Spellbinder's Labels 11 for the image & mat, and Simon Says Stamp Tilted Banner Sayings and Folded Banners die for the sentiment. 

Entering this in the following challenges:
CAS Colors and sketches #118-Monochromatic- Greens
613 Avenue Create #118 - Anything goes