Monday, May 23, 2016

Graduation card

Hey everyone...I have a graduation card to share today.   I got invited to a friend's open house for her son, so I wanted to have something unique to present to him.  Check out this card:

The card is a cutfile from the Silhouette Online Store.  I didn't alter it, except I used a stamped greeting instead of cutting the word "Congratulations" that came with the card file.  I'm not exactly sure I layered it in the correct order, but I was happy with the result.  Our local high school's colors are blue and white, and they often accent with a touch of orange...I sure am glad I stocked up on SU's royal blue a long time ago!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Little Llama

Hi Everyone!

This is the card I made for my Dad's birthday recently.  He has some llamas on his farm, so it was perfect for him.  

The stamp is by Pretty Cute Stamps, and I colored it with Copics.  I used my Cuttlebug and one of the first embossing folders I ever bought for the turquoise oval.  

This is one of those cards that looks better in person, I promise....some are just like that.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Jet Plane Masculine Birthday Card

Hey everyone!  This is the card I made for my brother-in-law.  He's an aviation enthusiast, so I thought he'd like it.  I kept the design elements very simple, which I prefer to do when making a card for a man.  Check it out:

The plane was from the Silhouette Online Store.  The cardstocks are all SU, but the blue background is from the Metallic Stack by DCWV and it is *old*.  I can't believe how long I've been holding on to that paper!  Sadly it isn't the oldest in my room....  Oh well, at least it's getting used now!

Have a super day!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Keep up the great work!

Hi Everyone!  I made a few cards recently to donate as door prizes to our teacher appreciation raffle.  This was one of the cards included in the assortment.  Check it out:

The papers are all from a DCWV stack that I've had for a long time.  I'm really enjoying using up a lot of old papers, and along with that, I'm trying to make sure I toss scraps that are not likely to be used.  No sense storing a bunch of junk, right?!  

On this card I let the papers do much of the "design work" and simply added a few stars and a fun sentiment.   That's it!  And I did this assembly style, so I whipped up six of them in no time.  

Hope you have a super day!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Illusion Necklace in Jade and Silver

Happy Sunday, everyone!  I normally post paper crafts, but every now and then I like to share some of the beadwork I've been creating.  I just dabble in beads, but recently made my mom several necklaces for her birthday.  This is one that I gifted to her.  

Check it out:

It's all in tones of jade green and silver.  I really love that center bead, it really makes this design something special!

Have a super day!!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Lighthouse Card

Hi Everyone! I love making shaped cards....there's just something fun and unique about a card that is not a rectangle!  Check out this lighthouse card:

The card is a cutfile from the Silhouette store.  I'll be honest, I didn't use all the pieces that were on my mat, as I had no idea where they went.  So if you decide you like this card and download the file, yours may turn out very differently from my card!  I used some scraps of cardstock and basically assembled the card to the best guess I could based on what was on my mat.  I did add some baker's twine and a tag that uses a My Craft Spot stamp for "Friend".  I added yellow Liquid Pearls to the light.  Easy peasy, sorta...minus the extra leftover cut pieces.  

Have a great Friday!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Sympathy in Slate Blue

Hi Everyone!   Today's card is an example of using up old stuff at it's best!  If you've read my blog for awhile, you probably have figured out I have a pretty decent supply of papers on hand and I'm working very hard to use up stuff without buying too much in terms of new supplies.  Oh, sure...there's the occasional splurge, but for the most part I'm trying to work through some of the fabulous supplies I have on hand.  The card I'm sharing today really exemplifies that process....check it out:

So let's start with the cardstock, it is SU and was one of the first colors of their cardstock I ever bought.  I couldn't tell you the name of the color, but it's been retired for ages.  Still one of my favorite colors.  I often wish things didn't retire!  Just add new!   

Primas...we all know those are rather vintage, but I still love them and they filled the gap that this card had in that lower corner. 

That pretty patterned paper?  I am positive I bought it the first time my friend took me into a scrapbook store.  It was probably 2001.  Maybe earlier.  It survived our move and was passed over for many projects, until I really needed to make some sympathy cards.  It set the perfect tone.

And the stamp set--it's from when I was a member of the SP&Company monthly club.  SP is no longer in business.  

Vintage supplies...sure, but the result was spot on!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Friends Furever

Hi Everyone!  I have a fun pet-friendly card today featuring two coordinating sets of Pretty Cute Stamps.  

Check it out:

The stamps are called "Cattitude" and "Fur Baby".  I colored the image with my Copics.  The papers are super old beach themed (of all things) that I had in my basket of six by six pads to use up.

Hope you're having a creative day!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Lots of candles!

Hey everyone!  Boy is it ever a gorgeous day here, finally....we have had a rough couple of days in terms of weather.  Today's card is one that is so stinkin' simple and it's a wonderful way to use up some scraps.  I was inspired by a cute card I saw on Pinterest, but here's my take on it:

I simply cut a ton of candles using scraps from Fancy Pants Designs paper.  I added some Liquid Pearls to the flames (it matched the tone of this card better than Stickles).  So very easy, but really cute!  

Have a super day!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Teacher Thank You Card

Hi Everyone!  I have been busy making a few things that are going to be door prizes for teacher appreciation week.  I made a couple of sets of teacher themed cards.  This is one of the cards in the set:

Such a simple card and it came together very quickly!  I started out with a few mats in red, lime green and white.  I stamped the sentiment using CAS-ual Fridays Big Thanks stamp set.  The apples are stickers!  Yes, I broke out some stickers--in fact, I bought them just for making these cards.  They are a little puffy and a few of them had gemstones.  I just used a random color scheme with each card--turned out so cute!  While not necessarily Clean and Simple, there's lots of clean lines and balance to this card--I love the result!