Monday, September 29, 2014

To a perfect "pear"

Hi everyone....I needed an anniversary card to send to a very special couple.  I didn't have a single anniversary card on hand, so I whipped this card up quickly!

It truly is a hodge-podge of older supplies in my craft room--a great example of what you can do if you just focus on "using it up".

I started out with the Cricut Preserves Cartridge for the pear--I know I've never used that cartridge and I've had it for years.  I cut it using scraps, then went to my 6 by 6 paper pads to find some scraps for the mat and banners.  Add some ribbon....and a few brads and the front was done.  I have an older SU stamp set that had a "to a perfect pear" stamp so I used that for the interior greeting.  

I sure hope they like it!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Cute Birthday Present

Hey everyone....Happy Weekend!   It's absolutely gorgeous here and I am looking forward to being outside a lot this weekend.  Well....I "might" sneak in some crafting, too, but for sure I will be enjoying some fresh air!   This past week, I spent quite a bit of time in my craft room.  I had a lot of tee shirts to press, a request from a friend for some cards and I'm totally out of Halloween cards, so I made some of those, too.   Check out this cheery birthday card that I made this week:

How it came together:

The present is a cut from the Silhouette Online Store.

The patterned paper and cardstock are from SU.

The stamped sentiment is by SP&Company.

I used up a Prima and a brad from my stash.

It was an easy project, but I really love those bright colors!

Have a super day!!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Trio of Butterflies

Hey everyone....I'm still building up my supply of  birthday cards--but I hit a bit of a creative block.  So I looked to my Pinterest "Great Card Ideas" Board and found this lovely card.  I used it as my inspiration for my card today.  The layout is nearly identical, but I used more rustic toned papers instead of those pretty little dots. Check it out:

What I used:
Cardstock: SU Not Quite Navy
Ink: SU Buckaroo Blue
Patterned Paper: MME Bluebell
SU: Punch for flowers on top of butterflies
Cuts from Silhouette Online Store: Banners & Butterfly shapes
Brads: Old, old stash item
Stamped sentiment: SP&Company Happy Banners
Other: Sponge

I'm so grateful for everyone who shares inspiration with us....I really loved the original card and it was just what I needed to get me going today!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

"Blast from the Past" -- A bicycle card

Hey everyone....the lovely ladies at My Craft Spot are hosting a "blast from the past" challenge this week.  Basically you pick an older project that you might have shared already that uses My Craft Spot stamps and share it again for this current challenge.   

The card I'm sharing today is one of my very favorites.  It features a cute bike stamp, a wonderful My Craft Spot sentiment stamp and lots of great colors.  Check it out:

I colored that gorgeous bike with Copics and fussy cut the flower stamp so it could be mounted with dimensional tape above the basket.  I know the paper was Echo Park, but I don't recall which line it was.  It sure does make me happy to have polka dots and stripes on the same card, though!  

So that's my blast from the past.....what a FUN challenge!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Happy Birthday (Cupcake!)

Hey everyone....I have a super cute birthday card to share today.  I made a batch of these, because I need to build up my card stash.  And hey, let's be honest....making six really doesn't take any longer than to make one once the design has been established.  

Check it out:

The cupcake is a cut from Cricut Art Philosophy.  The patterned papers are by WRMK (Valentine's Day paper!) and the background paper is by SU.  The stamped sentiment is by SP&Company.  The banner that the words are on is a cut from the Silhouette Online Store.  The white dots are Candi Dots and there's two tiny pink pearls to finish off the "sprinkles".  

These cards make me so happy!

Friday, September 19, 2014


Hey everyone.....I have a birthday card today that was really easy to make, but makes a great visual statement.  Check it out:

That chevron paper is just perfect for the pennant punched pieces!  The paper and punch are by SU.

The large sentiment is from Shenanigans by CAS-ual Fridays stamps.  

I really love that rich, deep purple color.  So much that I used to have a car that same color!

I hope you have a great day....enjoy!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

On a bicycle...

Hi everyone!   You all know we are avid cyclists, which means we also have a lot of friends who ride bikes, too.  We met a cyclist a year or so ago on some casual rides who was unfortunately diagnosed with cancer.  I've sent her a few cards and goodies throughout her treatment process.  I just recently sent her a note on this card:

The bicycle is a wafer thin die by Die-Namics and I love it because you get such a crisp, clear cut using this die.  I added brads to the hubs to bring in the rich, blue tone.   The background papers came from a paper stack I got for Christmas.  It's really fun when I get paper from other people, as it is often different than my usual tastes, but I end up having a lot of fun using it!  The background shape is a cut from the Silhouette Online store.  Cardstock is Stampin' UP!

I hope you have a better day than I'm going to have....I have to go to the dentist.  Ick.

See ya later!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

An apple card...

Hey everyone....I had posted a couple of these apple cards several months ago, but I found one I hadn't posted yet and thought this might be a good time of the year to share a card appropriate to give to a teacher.  Check it out:

The apple is from the CM "Seasons" Cricut cartridge.  The stamp is by SP&Company.  The papers are from a paper pad I got at Hobby Lobby.  The paper is super thing, so I've found it better for backgrounds than for die cutting.

I gave a gift set of these cards to my son's teacher.  I probably need to get cracking on some things for his current teacher!

Have a great day!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fall Birthday Basket

Hey everyone....fall is in the air in my neck of the woods.  And I have a "fall inspired" birthday card to share today.  It's going to a super special lady--my neighbor, who is turning 60 today! 

The paper is "Breeze" by MME.  The stamps are by PTI and are from the Vintage Picnic Basket stamp set--one of my favorites!  I colored the image with Copics and for that cute napkin? I stamped the "napkin" stamp on a scrap, then cut around it, making sure it was the perfect size. I think that's what makes this card super special.

Hope you have a super Monday!  I see some cardmaking in my future today!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

A Knotty-Do-It-All Bracelet

So apparently I've reached "that age".  You know...the one where you can't remember what you did 10 minutes ago?  Let alone three days ago!?!    I posted a card this morning that I posted just a few days ago.  Big oops...but hey, it happens.  So, to make up for my faux pas, I'm going to share a bracelet that I made a couple of weeks ago.  I love this one!

I really love those earthy, rich colors.  And this is such an easy project that looks like it would be really hard.  I picked up a Knotty-Do-It-All Board at my local bead shop and have been enjoying making these cute bracelets.  

Have I made up for my "oops"?   I hope so!