Saturday, January 30, 2010

Patchwork Valentine

Can you tell that I've been practicing with my sewing machine?! Haha. I love the look of stitching on cards but I still need to get the hang of it. I like how this card turned out though.
The patchwork of coordinating papers is fun and then the pop of spring moss green makes it an unexpected valentine card. I'm sure that I'll be making more of these and just changing the colors up for the season or whatever.
This is a little 4x4 sized card. I hope you like it!

Hopefully I'll be able to post pretty regularly now that we have a brand new computer! It's been tons of fun playing with all the new elements of our mac... I think I'm in love with iphoto!

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mini Card Set #2

Here are the other little 3x3's in the set that I showed you yesterday. I think I'm going to add a few more to the set before I give it away.
The first cards are thank you cards with a little ripe avocado button on them.
The second cards have a stitched border on them. I also stamped a Versamark flourish on the kraft. I love that look.
Enjoy your day!
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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Mini Card Set

I made a bunch of 3x3 cards for a set to give away. So of course I had to take tons of pictures of them and divide it into two posts. They all use paper from Turning a New Leaf.
I added a glitter strip at the bottom and a spring moss button with twine.
On this second card I stitched a dark green border around the edge but it's hard to see in the picture. It adds a nice texture to the card without a lot of bulk. Then I popped up the banner with dimensionals and added a ripe avocado button with twine.
Hope you like! I'll be back with more tomorrow!
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Friday, January 22, 2010

Same Paper, New Card

Hello to you! Hope everyone is ready for the weekend. I know I sure am!
This is another card that I made with the patterned paper from the Turning a New Leaf pack from Papertrey. Branden, my husband, says that I always use brown and pink. So what?! They're my favorites!!
The sentiment reads "hope you're feeling better" and it's from the Everyday Button Bits. I also used pink ink to stamp a flower over a couple of the flowers in the paper just to tie it all in together. I like how this turned out and I really should make more get well cards to keep on hand!
Enjoy the day! It's sunny and warm and lovely here today!
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Pink & Fabulous

This card is so pink and feminine, I just love it! Every girl needs a little frill in her life sometimes.
The background is stamped with a little flower image. That pink strip under the sentimnet is all glittered and cute. I made the tissue paper rosette and stitched a button in the center.
Hope you like!

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Patterned Thank You

Hello! Here's my latest card:
I love this paper. Can't remember where it's from though. The ribbon is really old, I found it in my drawer today when I was searching for the perfect finishing touch for this card. And I think this one works!
The "thank you" sentiment is heat embossed and look great! Overall, this was a quick and cute little card that can be used for an awesome masculine thank you! Love it!

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Button Flowers

Hello! Today's card uses more of that fabulous retro-ish Anna Griffin paper that I fell in love with. I also used the same polka dot paper as before too because I love the two patterns together. All four corners of the background are rounded to tie the two papers together.
The image and sentiment are from Everyday Button Bits and is matted on dark chocolate cardstock. I think the brown really grounds this image and looks awesome with these colors.
Love these fun colors and the happy feeling that this card evokes. I just need to find someone to send it to. I love sending cards "just because". I know it makes me happy getting mail like that and I like to pass that along to other people.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Simple Floral

I picked up this gorgeous Anna Griffin paper recently and wanted to use it right away! I inked the edges of everything with the Vintage tea dye duo from Papertrey. I love the look it gives. The ribbon and strip of pink paper are unexpected but look so good with those fun green flowers.
There's no sentiment on here because I just didn't know what kind of card this was. It could easily be a wedding card, anniversary card, mother's day, or whatever. When I do decide to use this card I will either send it how it is or punch out a sentiment on coordinating paper and pop it on there.
I think that this card doesn't photograph very well. I took a bunch of pictures of it from different angles and such and this was the best one. But trust me, it's fabulous in real life! :)
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Bee Mine

Here are two more Valentine's Day cards that I made recently. In three hours in my craft room, I whipped out six cards! That is awesome for me because usually it takes me an entire sitting to get one card done.
Anyway, this card has a shape that I don't normally work with. It happened by accident; I scored the kraft cardstock in the wrong spot and one side was shortened by an inch. But I didn't want to waste lovely kraft since I am down to just a couple sheets. (I need to get some more before I run out completely! That would be bad. Very bad!)
So I just added some Bitty Dot patterned paper on the inside and some heart paper on the outside. The heart was cut using my Cricut and hangs over the edge of the front but is even with the backside.
The sentiment was stamped in Staz-On onto PTI Stamper's Select White cardstock. Then I colored them in using a blender pen and SU chalks. With the glittered bee wings, I love how this little image turned out! :)
This next card uses the same technique on the image. I used a punch to round the corners of the polka dot paper and just put a strip of glitter behind the image to make it pop. There's also dimensionals behind it so it stands up.
I think this simple little 3x3 is my favorite of the two. But I like them both a lot! On both cards, all the edges of the kraft were inked in Fresh snow.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010


There's just a month or so until Valentine's Day so I started making some cute little cards with that theme.
This is a $1 stamp that I picked up from Michael's the other day. And this patterned paper... I'm in LOVE with it! It's Anna Griffin. I've been really careful planning the cuts and reusing the scraps because I just want to use this paper to death! :) The rhinestones came in a pack with a couple other colors, also $1 from Michael's.
For this second card I stamped the background with another $1 stamp that I got from there the other day. I also strung some buttons onto twine and wrapped it around the bottom of the card. It was quick and simple and I like how it turned out.
In the middle of the hearts on those "O's" I used a glue pen to add some glitter on both cards. It's hard to see in the picture but looks cute in person. Both of these cards are 4x4 size. All the edges of the kraft are inked with Fresh Snow.

I'll be back with more Valentine's cards soon! I'm on a roll with these colors and stamps.
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Monday, January 11, 2010

Grow With Love

Hey there! I'm back with another fabulous color combination. I played along with the Loonie Stampers this week since I'm on vacation and trying to cram in as much crafting as possible before going back to work! :) You can see Charlene's blog here or Regan's here.
All the cardstock is PTI and the patterned paper is Recollections from Michael's. I bought this a little while ago and just been waiting for the perfect card to put it on. On the banner I stamped a teeny, tiny flower in Versamark to tie it in with the flowers blooming theme.
Again, I used my Cricut. I'm warning you... I'll probably be using it on every single card until I wear the thing out! I also used dimensionals to pop up the flower and sentiment.

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Notecard Set

Yay! Better pictures! I guess I will be taking all my card pictures outside from now on. :)
Here is a set of four notecards I made. I think they would make a great gift for pretty much any occasion.
Again, I used my Cricut! The heart and flower images were cut using the basic shapes cartridge. The patterned paper is my very favorite one from Papertrey's Turning a New Leaf set. Love, love, love this paper. I plan on using the heck out of it in the near future so stay tuned for more!
This card set just makes me smile. It has brown (my favorite), pink (another favorite), simple kraft (another favorite!), and awesome patterned paper.

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Joyful Flower

Here is another pretty simple card using the same sort of flower as in my previous post. It uses my Cricut basic shapes and font cartridge and I really like how this turned out. Just by changing the colors it has a fresh new look for more cards.
These colors are dark chocolate, raspberry fizz, vintage cream, and spring moss. They just look so great and fun together. I cut the banner free-hand and stamped it with an Everyday Button Bits sentiment (again!). The background is stamped with the same flourish as the previous card but this time in Versamark. I love the subtle look it gives.
Sorry for the shadow in the corner of these pictures. At least they aren't nasty yellow like before. Perfecting these pictures through baby steps, I suppose.

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Another Raspberry Suite Challenge Card

I made another card using Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #21 combo. I just love the look of these light and breezy colors together: dark chocolate, aqua mist, lemon tart, and vintage cream.
Again, I apologize for the poor pictures. The lighting in my new craft room is not good at all and I don't own a light tent. I guess I will have to start taking the cards outside for better pictures!
I'm in love with this focal flower. They were cut using my brand-new Cricut with the basic letters and shapes cartridge. That tag shape was also cut from the basic shapes cartridge and then I cut the top off of it to go behind the flower without showing. The crochet flower is one I've been hoarding in my stash for way too long now. It fits perfectly on this card front.
I stamped flourishes in Aqua Mist on the background. I asked my husband's opinion on a couple different colors for it and he chose that one. It's kind of fun to get him in on the craftiness sometimes! :)
The sentiment is from Everyday Button Bits (of course!) and the yellow flower isn't glued down; I just sort of curled the petals with my fingers.
I don't normal do cards in this size but maybe I should in the future because it was a fun base to work with.

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Color Challenge

I read Dawn McVey's blog just about everyday and am always in love with the gorgeous color combinations that she offers up in her Raspberry Suite Color Challenges. I decided to participate for the first time for challenge #21.
Sorry my pictures are a little dark. My camera was about to die so I was rushing to get a picture and get this posted!I really like these colors together and I think that if I have time before the challenge ends I may just do another one.
Hope you're enjoying your week! I'm still on vacation and enjoying every day away from work!
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Enjoy the Ride

I made this gorgeous card a few weeks ago. I love how it turned out so much that it was in an envelope and off to my sister within five minutes!

The photo above is how it originally looked. I liked it, but I just felt like it lacked a little something if you know what I mean. So...of course I put some glitter on it and it was ten times better. Doesn't glitter just make everything better?! :)

I love the black, pink, and white color scheme. And of course I'm in love with the Everyday Button Bits set from PTI. This card just has it all! I really want to make more in a bunch of different colors with maybe just a few tweaks.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It's Been too Long!

Wow. I can not believe how LONG it's been since I last posted! FOREVER!
Been busy with life: moving, family visiting, holidays, computer problems, everything.
But now I'm back and I have my last Christmas card post for you:

I made a few of these cards last minute because I ran out but they turned out to be one of my favorites! The base I bought on sale last year after Christmas and same with the Merry Christmas patterned paper. I just stamped a simple Christmas tree on the paper, inked the edges and attached it to the card base.

My favorite part of the card is the glittered border! I used scor-tape to attach the Doodlebug glitter. I think it adds a nice touch. My mom called after she received it and the glitter didn't budge AT ALL! Yay!

I will definitely try to get back to regularly scheduled postings! :)
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