Friday, November 27, 2015

WTF? Who's turning FIFTY?

Hi Everyone!  One of my sweet cycling friends recently turned 50 and I knew she'd get a kick out of the WTF-who's turning 50 card below:

The stamp set is by CAS-ual Fridays and is one of my favorite for more mature audiences.  I used it a lot a couple of years ago when all my friends turned 40 (I am still 29, I don't know what happened to my friends!).  

I love the Clean and Simple look to this card, and I hope my friend did, too!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Very merry deer

Hi Everyone!  I saw a very similar card to the one I'm sharing today on Pinterest and knew I had to make some for myself.  Do you use Pinterest?  I love it for card ideas, but also to find trends in clothing that I like.  It's easy to identify trends after pinning quite a few outfits, necklaces or even cards!  Anyway...check out today's card:

All the stamps used on this card are by Stampin' UP!  I love that Medallion stamp in the background--it is the perfect complement to the reindeer stamp.  Super simple and easy to recreate over and over!  

Have a super day!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Let it snow...

Hi everyone!  We were lucky enough to dodge the snow that hit the rest of our state over the weekend, but it was near enough that I was in the mood to make snowman cards.  I just love the stamp that I used.  It was a RAK from a friend of mine who cleared out some old stamps.  It is easy to color and I just love the details on the hats and scarves.  

Check it out:

The sentiment is by PTI from the Winter Friendship Jar Fillers set.  I colored the image with Copics and added a ton of Stickles to the snowmen and the snow.  The papers are by DCWV, from a very vintage Christmas stack.  And I used up my last six snowflake brads to make six similar cards like this one.  Talk about bringing out the old stuff from my stash to get creative!  

I actually have made quite a few cards in the last few days.  I look forward to sharing some new projects more frequently in the coming days!  

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fall Friendship Jar card

Hey everyone...I made a pretty fall card a couple of days ago and wanted to share it with everyone!  

Check it out:

One of my all time *I HAVE TO HAVE THIS* stamp sets was the "Friendship Jars" sets from PTI.  I have them all and I really have put them to good use over the years.  I will admit, I don't always know the best ways to use all the stamps that are in the set, so I started searching on Pinterest and came up with a ton of fabulous pins to use as inspiration.  

That's all for today, my crafty friends!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Happy Birthday for a dude!

Hey everyone...I made a very simple birthday card for my brother recently and I thought I'd share it quickly this afternoon.  

Check it out:

I paired some masculine MME papers along with an old SU stamp set called "Cheers to You".   I added glossy accents to the mug and used Liquid Applique for the foamy head on that beer. 

That's all today....back to cleaning up my workspace.  It was getting too deep for me to find anything. 
Have a great afternoon!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Musical birthday card

Hey everyone! Today, I'm happy to share a guitar themed card I made for my son's recent birthday.  My son started taking guitar lessons earlier this year and is really enjoying it.  I decided that a guitar would be perfect to personalize a card for him.  

Check it out:

This was a very simple card to put together.  The tag and shapes were from the Silhouette Online Store.  I didn't really like the tag as it was, so I used the internal offset feature to make the cream colored portion of the tag.  I like the shape much better than what originally came in this cut file.  I simply added some musical themed background paper and this card came together almost on its own!

And my son loved it--glad he likes my handmade cards!

Hope you have a great day!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Congrats - baby boy

Hi Everyone!  This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a baby shower for some cycling friends of ours who are going to add a baby boy to the bike team (in a few years, of course!).  We're thrilled for them and I wanted to make a baby boy themed card for the shower. 

 Check it out:

All of the shapes are from the Silhouette Online Store.  The papers, both cardstock and patterned papers are by Stampin' UP!  I have no idea what the paper pack is called, but it's probably about 8 years old and *still* is a favorite of mine.  It was perfect for a baby boy card!  I did stamp a tricycle on the inside of the card along with the greeting so that it had a touch of cycling to it.  

That's all for's gorgeous in my neck of the woods! Unseasonably warm and pleasant--we'll take it!  Have a great day!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

A little leftover Halloween fun...

Hi everyone!  I have one last Halloween card to share!  It's using both of my electronic die cutters, the Cricut and the Cameo.  

Check it out:

The "spooky" cut is from Happy Hauntings by Cricut.  The other cut is from the Silhouette Online store.  The glitter bat paper is by DCWV.

I hope you had a fantastic Halloween!  My husband and I had a date night, while out son went Trick or Treating with his friends.  Good night for everyone at our house!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Tropical birthday

Hey everyone...I decided it was time to dust off the old blog and share a card!  October is always a very busy month for us.  This year has been no exception, except that it's been worse than usual!  We celebrate birthdays this month, kick off basketball season, I am dealing with car repairs and insurance after being in an accident and to top that all off, my husband and I traveled for a week.  So crafting has taken a big back seat to normal life.  Before we left for our trip, I did manage to make a card for my husband's birthday. 

 Check it out:

I've used this cut file before on a scrapbook page, but it also works well for a card.  I did add the waves, shrinking down another Silhouette store border to fit the card.  I loaded up on Stickles for this one--the sun and the waves are glitter.  We were in Jamaica for my husband's birthday, so this seemed to fit the occasion.

Hope you are well....I'll be back soon!

Monday, October 5, 2015

You are AWESOME!

Hey everyone!  Our local half marathon was this past weekend.  My best friend from college always runs in it--she's such an inspiration to me!  I wanted to send her a little card congratulating her on her finish.  

Check out what I made for her:

I started out cutting the image of the runner and double matted it.  The paper is by Colorbok for the background.  I stamped the sentiment in Versamark then heat embossed it using black embossing powder.  The stamp set is called "Wait for It" by CAS-ual Fridays stamps. 

I think it will bring a smile to her face--she ROCKS!