Monday, May 22, 2017

Scrappy Mojo Monday

This morning I was getting together with a few Red Hats friends to make cards.  Because of forecasted heavy rain today, I took the card kits I had prepared and the necessary crafting supplies out to my car last night.  Consequently, although I had time to layout my Mojo Monday card before I left, I had to wait until I returned home and had my tools at hand to assemble it and share it with you.  
Using scraps from one of the cards I had prepared for the Hatters, this is my contribution for Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #498.



I am also entering these challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #240 - White + 1 other color

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Here are two of the sample cards I made
for our Red Hat class this morning:

I usually make up 2 variations as samples for the girls.  Their heads were really spinning on this one, because these papers are all double sided and there were so many combinations.  The butterfly, rose and sentiment piece were all cut using CTMH cartridges, and the stamps were also CTMH.  I had told the girls that today was my 35th wedding anniversary so we would be making an anniversary card.  One gal turned her nose up, obviously not thrilled with making an anniversary card.  As I try to send everyone home with cards they like and can use, I designed this as my promised anniversary card also suitable for many occasions.

Thanks for stopping by!
 



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Great Impressions Stamps May Challenge Card

If you'd like to find out how I made my card for the

I posted the directions on the Great Impressions Stamps blog today.

If you follow my blog, you've already seen the card above.  So I decided to use Great Impressions stamp Springy Molly (F121) to make another card.  It is one of a group of cards I am making for my neighbor to give to children who are being adopted.
Inside the card reads:  
You've been adopted!  
I'm smiling so big my face hurts!

The "Congratulations" sentiment is from Great Impressions stamp C379S Graduate.  (I cut off the diploma and graduate part after I stamped it on white cs.) 

Challenges:

Crafting by Designs Guest Design Card


You're So Special 
 is the new challenge theme at Crafting by Designs
 Because I was a Spotlight Winner on their challenge a few weeks ago, I was asked to join their Design Team in creating an inspiration project for this new challenge.  

My godmother celebrated her 90th birthday 2 days ago.
She has always been a very, very special person to me.
This card was made for her.
 




This photo shows the details of the card: a 5 layer banner, 2 layers are punched on each side, the top layer is a cream striped satin ribbon;  a light blue circle die cut with a dark blue circle behind it to show off the details;
On the back panel: a floral leaf die cut in green; a butterfly die cut divided into 2 pieces with a few pearls; glossy cream numbers cut on the cricut and then embossed with tiny hearts; dark blue enamel dots; light blue glitter dots.
On the pop out frame:  the sentiment (a freebie stamp from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine) stamped in versa mark and heat embossed in pearl white and a pearl to dot the "i";  a 2 layer cricut cut flower with a dark blue punched flower and pearl in the center.
On the front panel: 2 more flowers and a bow.
The papers I used are from a retired CTMH paper pack called Miracle.

Please don't forget to create something for Someone Special in your life and submit it to the Crafting by Designs challenge.

This card is being submitted to the following challenges:
Paradise of Stamps Challenge #56 - For Someone Special
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #173 - Birthday
Dream Valley Challenge #156 - Things with Wings (butterflies)
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #159 - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges #6 - Dry Embossing (numbers)
Unicorn Challenge #21 - Special Occasions
Through the Craft Room Door Week of May 16th - Anything Goes



Have a very special day!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Thanks for the Tea + CTMH class 5/9/2017

Last week my mother and I attended a very lovely tea.  
This is the thank you note I sent to the hostess.
The cup is Stampin' Up; die cut is Our Daily Bread Designs, Sentiment is Close to My Heart.

Challenges:
DL. Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #204 - Graduation or Thank You 
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge May 16-June 4 - Black & White + 1 (blue)
Always Fun Challenges #6 - Dry Embossing (background patterned paper)
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #159 - Anything Goes

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This afternoon I am headed to Joyce's CTMH card class, and I just realized I never posted the cards we made last week. 
Here they are: 



And we all got to make this fun card, too.
A few weeks ago we had a shoe box swap.  
Eileen had prepared this card for us to make, but was too sick to come that day.  



Monday, May 15, 2017

Moving on for Mojo Monday

With Mother's Day over 
(Hope all the mothers had a good one!
it's time to move on to making some Father's Day cards.
Using today's Mojo Monday Sketch, some papers that I hadn't yet put away, and a Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Hipster stamp, I came up with this.
The color on the image was added with watercolor pencils.  
The sentiment is a CTMH stamp.
Challenges:
 
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - For Dads or Special Males (from the kids)
  
Well, my work here is finished.  
The flower beds are calling on this sunny spring day!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

For a Guy

Multi-purpose cards are always good to have around.  This one is for a guy and would work well for Father's Day, Birthday, a Promotion, last day of work before Retirement,  college acceptance, National Honor Society induction, Graduation, passing a driver's license test,  and maybe even a little guy who is leaving foster care for his forever home.
Stamps are from Sparkle n Sprinkle.
I am entering this into the following: 
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - For Dads or Special Males(from the kids) 
Come and Get It Challenge - Birthday Wishes

 

Imagine That! Stamps Thursday Inspiration


Why is it that a cup of tea always tastes better when you are using a cup and saucer rather than a mug?  And yet, I always reach for a mug instead of one of the pretty china tea cups in the cupboard.
I did reach for a lovely tea cup digi stamp from the 
Floral Tea Set by Imagine That! Stamps 
to make this very feminine card.
 
 

The set comes with both colored and uncolored images, 
as well as, several sentiments.  
For this card, I used markers to color the image 
and gold Wink of Stella for the edge.

I'll be entering the challenges listed at the bottom of this post.*

But, speaking of challenges, don't forget to create something to enter in the  Creative Playground Link Up for May.  The theme is Anything Goes and it runs from May 5th to June 2nd.  The featured set, which you receive for free if you enter the Link Up using an Imagine That! Stamp as the main focus of your project, is Pretty Petunias.
Shop Our Digis!
Shop for Imagine That Stamps here







*Challenges:
OohLaLa Challenge # 228- Something with a B (Blue, Butterfly)
Crafty Creations Challenge #341 - Anything Goes
Scrapyland Challenge #65 - Anything Goes ( I used Vintage Lace Motifs and Splendid Circles dies by Spellbinders.)
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #316 - Mother's Day or Feminine
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge for week of May 9-15 - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges #5 - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #158 - Anything Goes
Dare 2 B Artsy Challenge - Girly