Sunday, July 5, 2015

With Sympathy

Good Sunday to you all. Today, I am back with a sympathy card for a friend of ours who lost their 16 year old son last week. It has been such a shock and so sad. He was such a healthy and active kid, but somehow his heart and organs just gave out and before he could get a heart transplant, he died. 

So, this is the card I made for them. I used this week's Retro Sketch, seen here:




And here is my card: 




I used the Life is Beautiful dies from Papertrey Ink, and a sentiment from Out on a Limb, also from Papertrey Ink. The patterned paper is from SU. Thanks for stopping by!




 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Smallest Things - CTD #348

Hi everyone! Well, I suppose the stamping bug has gotten to me again cause here I am. Life has been so hectic and we have had lots going on, but it's time for me to get back to something that makes me happy. A little Me time. 

Anyway, today I am playing along with Color Throwdown #348.





That's such a really cute color scheme that I thought would be perfect for a baby card. I used a couple of Verve Stamp's Plain Janes - Emery (the sweet elephant) and Smallest Things (sentiment). I also grabbed some old SU Designer paper that I had lying around.





So, I hope you like it! I am hoping to clean out my craft room tomorrow because - as you can see from my pic - it is at that stage where I have no idea what I actually OWN because there is just so much stuff...lol.

Thanks for stopping by!



 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

let us be grateful...papertrey blog hop



Happy Monday! Today I have a  card for the September Papertrey Blog Hop. Here is my card:





And here is the inspiration photo:


I pulled the colors, sweater texture, and what I felt was the flower sentiment from the inspiration photo for my card. I also used this week's Retro Sketches layout with a wee bit of leeway, seen here:

Thanks for stopping by! Head over to Nichole Heady's blog to see more blog hop cards or to join in!


Friday, September 19, 2014

Celebrating your birthday..


Hi there! Hope your week went by quickly. I should be hearing about a job soon. Hopefully, I'm hoping something comes along <fingers crossed>.

So, today I am playing along with the Freshly Made sketch for this week. It's a great sketch with lots of possibilities. I decided to get out some designer paper (big surprise!) and create a birthday card. Here is my card:




And here is the sketch for this week....




I just love the colors of that designer paper and the flower (and coordinating punch) is from Stampin' Up! So shabby chic-ish so says my daughter..haha. Anyway, I hope your weekend gets started nicely. See you soon and thanks for stopping in!





Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Special delivery



Hi! Well..looks like I am on a baby kick this week and cannot give enough love to A New Little Someone. I have had this Stampin Up set since 2003 and it is, by far, my favorite baby stamp set. That bunny just calls my name every time I need a baby card. 

Anyway, so I am playing along with this week's Retro Sketches. Here is my card followed by the sketch.







Thanks for stopping in. Always good to have visitors. :)


Birthday Wishes



Hey you guys! Thanks for stopping in. I know I had a card for the Retro Sketches already today, but here I am again with another. I love the sketch. I love sketch challenges! I'm also playing along with this week's Curtain Call challenge and this week's Color Throwdown. Take a look at these colors for Curtain Cal and then for Color Throwdown.







Aren't they beautiful ?This card is for a very good friend whose birthday totally slipped my mind. It was the day Ava and I went to the Ed Sheeran concert, but that's no excuse, right? So, I'm ending the card along with a Starbucks gift card as a peace offering. Maybe I'll get invited out for coffee! haha.

So, here is the card and then the sketch: 



I finally got some of the little sequins from Stampin' Up! and used some of those: 


Aren't they just adorable? I must get more of these. 

Anyway, so here is the sketch:




Well, that's all I have for today. Thanks for stopping in!




Monday, September 15, 2014

Make it Monday - weave pattern



Hi! Look at me..back again with another card. I'm finally able to catch on to something they are doing over at Papertrey. The MiM's always seem too hard for me, but this time I think I picked it up pretty well, though that's not to say it was easy for me by any means.

The challenge was to use paper weaving to make a background or anything else you wanted. Here is a link to the challenge - Make it Monday.  Here is my card:



It took a bit of time, but I would definitely use this technique again!




 

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