Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Happy Anniversary!

Hi There!  I hope everyone is having a good week so far.  Today is my wedding anniversary, and I want to share with you a card I made for my husband.  

I absolutely LOVE this sentiment from Lucky Stars by Lawn Fawn.  Here's a closer look:

I will be playing along with Simon Says Stamp for the "Anything Goes" challenge this week. 

Thanks for visiting and happy crafting!


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Distress Marker Background

Hello Everyone!  Today I wanted to share with you a few cards that I made this week using distress markers as a background.  The first card is for my husband's birthday.  I knew I wanted to do something colorful for his card and here's what I created:

I used several distress markers to create a rainbow background for the PTI birthday die cut and border.  My husband really likes turtles, so I knew I had to get this little guy as soon as I saw this Lawn Fawn set in stores.  I colored the turtle with some distress markers and added some stickles to the party hat.  I finished the card with a PTI balloon die cut and pink lemonade twine.  

I am always surprised by how much supplies I usually have left over after a project.  I had plenty of the rainbow background left and no plans for the day.  Well, what's a crafter to do...make more cards!  Here's what I came up with:

I just love coming up with different ways to use scraps from previous cards.  I am definitely going to think about materials and future projects before throwing them in the trash.  

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenge #62

Hello Everyone!  This week I am playing along with Lawnscaping to create a card using paper-piecing!  

This is such a fun technique and one of the best parts is putting different patterns of cardstock together.  Here's the card I created for this challenge:

The hardest part of the challenge was picking which Lawn Fawn stamp set to use.  I decided to go with Blue Skies and I am really happy with how it turned out.  I will be sending this card to my sister-in-law who has been studying all summer for her upcoming bar exam.  Here's another look:

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Birthday Present

Hello Everyone!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far.  It is a gorgeous day and I'm excited to spend some time outside with my dog Miles.  First, I want to share with you a card I made this morning.

For this card, I took various pieces of washi tape and attached them to a square piece of cardstock.  I used the Impression Obsession bow die to cut a bow out of glitter cardstock to finish the look.  I stamped the sentiment, which is from Papertrey Ink, in Peacock Feathers.  I added a few silver glitter hearts because who doesn't love a little extra sparkle :)  

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope everyone is having a relaxing Sunday!  Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Just Because...

Hello Everyone!   Hope everyone is having a great week so far.

For me, one of the best things about being a crafter is the excitement you get to experience when someone receives your project.  Now that my husband is spending most of his life in the hospital and I have more free time, my goal is to send a weekly "just because" card to someone in my life.  This week, I will be sending a card to my mother.

I am extremely blessed to have such a close relationship with my mother.  If you ask one of my family members, they would say that my mother and I are two peas in a pod.  And one of the best things about our relationship is that we share a favorite hobby together.  Yes, my mother is my partner in crime card-making!  We often spend hours in our local crafting store or trying a new technique at home together.  Sometimes we only finish one card, but no matter what, we always have such a great time coming up with new ideas together.  This inspired the card I made today {close your eyes mom!}.

I love elephants, so I knew I needed the Bella with Friends stamp by Wild Rose Studio as soon as I saw it.  I started the card by stamping the scene in gray ink.  I used copics to color the elephants and butterflies.  For the grass, I wanted more of a watercolor appearance, so I colored the grass with Inktense Pencils.  Here's a closer look:

I wanted to add more movement and dimension to the scene, so I used distress inks to create a cloudy background.  I think the sentiment is perfect for my mom because of the special time we get to spend together doing something we both love!  Love ya mom!

Mom and I after my husband's graduation
That's all I have for today.  Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting :)