Sunday, June 28, 2015

You're Too Kind



This is one of the cards that I made for my friends who helped me move.  I'm pretty much settled in now with just about all of the boxes unpacked.  My craft stuff is semi-organized in it's new home.  I keep moving things around a bit, but my room is pretty much set up now.

Every time I take a long pause in my card making, I feel rusty when getting back into it.  I guess my mojo needs warming.  This card is very simple, with just a touch of whimsy.  I look forward to making more cards, with more frequency, in my new space.

Recipe:
Stamps: Too Kind - SU
Ink:  Gumball Green, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper:  WW, Crisp Cantalope
Accessories:  Stick on Gems, Embossing Folder, Big Shot

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Finding Shelter in Friendships



I'm back after a long hiatus.  I moved to a different city last month to cut my commute time to in half.  I liked the city I was previously living in very much but the time I spent in traffic was nerve wracking.  I like my new place and chose it to have a nice space to use as a craftroom.  Most of my cardmaking stuff is unpacked, but I'm still rearranging things to make a warm, fun, and relaxing environment that stimulates my creative mojo.

This is one the first cards that have I made since moving.  I picked something simple to get my mojo warmed up.  I used my Prisma pencils and Goo-Gone to color this fun image.  The image is from Stampendous and the sentiment is from My Favorite Things.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Row Changito Row - Stampendous, Friendship is Shelter - MFT
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  WW
Accessories:  Prisma Pencils, Goo-Gone

Monday, September 15, 2014

Love Each Other


I'm back after a long, unintended hiatus from card making.  Don't you hate it when life gets in the way of your hobbies?  This card was inspired from a sermon I heard at my church recently.  The sermon was based on Romans 12:18 which is about being a peace with everyone as much as possible.  The pastor mentioned that it is not always possible to agree with everyone on everything but to treat everyone with love and respect as Christ would.  It is particularly important that believers try to be at peace with others in the body of Christ, even if it means agreeing to disagree. I don't have a stamp with Romans 12:18 so I used my stamp with John 15:12.  I think this verse correlates to the sermon well.

To make this card an autumn feel, I used rich earthy colors and leaves.  It was fun to pull out my old Cuttlebug leaf dies.  I used a little bit of gold Smooch paint to add a little shimmer to the leaves.  The sketch is from the Viva la Verve February 2012 challenge.  Even though I missed the challenge by a couple of months I still like the sketches.

Recipe:
Stamps:  John 15:12 from Scripture Collection 6 - ODBD
Paper:  VV, Confetti Cream, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Bravo Burgundy, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, DP - SU
Ink:  Rich Cocoa - Memento
Accessories:  Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Dies, Smooch paint, Brads

Friday, June 6, 2014

Birthday Ballerina


My niece, Little Munchkin, has turned 4!  This is the card I made for her as Little Munchkin loves to go to her ballet class every week and loves cupcakes even more.  I used some of the same DP that I used on her big sister Sweepie's card.  The color choices were driven by the DP and the sketch is just a whim.  I used my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color Millie Mouse.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Ballet Millie - My Favorite Things, Express Yourself - SU
Paper:  WW, Baked Brown Sugar, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, DP - SU
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Markers, Nestabililties, Buttons, Twine, Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Piercing Tool

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Superstar Graduate


Another close friend of mine graduated last month with her Master's degree.  I am very proud of her and all the hard work she has put in to finishing her program.

I chose the colors for this card from the DP and the sketch is a mixture if different cards I've seen on Pinterest and Splitcoast Stampers.  The flower embellishments are actually beads that I found at Wal-mart some years ago.  I did some paper piercing on the corners of the mat for the main image and used an embossing folder on the 3 strips of Elegant Eggplant.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Starstruck - Verve
Paper:  WW, Tangerine Tango, Concord Crush, Melon Mambo
Ink:  Rich Razzelberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
Accessories:  Nestabilities, Embossing Folder, Flower and bead embellishments, piercing tool