Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Purple Floral Wreath

Hi everyone....the card I'm sharing today will be given to one of my husband's administrative assistants, along with the clipboards I shared a few weeks ago.  I really love the color purple, so of all the cards that I made for those ladies--this is my favorite!

The stamps are by GinaK and I colored them with my Copic Markers.  I added a bit of Liquid Pearls for the center of each flower.  The doily shape was cut using my Cameo.  

I hope she likes it! 

Challenge Entered:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Softball mom shirt.....because we're not leaving out the girls!

Hi Everyone....a couple of days ago I posted a cute baseball mom tee shirt that I made for a friend of mine.  Right away, a couple of other moms said...."hey, what about us softball moms?!".  Don't worry mommas..... I got you covered.  I took the same file that I found in a Facebook group and tweaked it a bit to my taste and made this shirt for my friend, Lorri.  

Check it out:

One of these days I'm going to make something for myself....hmmmm.....putting my thinking cap on!

Oh...and please check out my earlier post today for a super cute card that I made for Easter.

You're my favorite chick

Hi everyone....I have a project leftover from Easter to share today.  I made six of these cards and stamped them with various messages to go out to friends and family.  Check out this cute little chickie:

The chick is from Cricut Simply Charmed.  The stamped sentiment is by SP&Company.  Everything else was found by digging through my scrappy stash.  

Challenged entered:  FCCB - Easter

Monday, April 21, 2014

(love) my girl...

Hi everyone!  Those who know me are scratching their my girl?  What the what?  Yes, I have a boy....but one of my best friends has a girl and I made this ginormous clothespin for her to hold a picture of her and her daughter on her desk at work.  

What I love about these clips?  (Besides the fact they are cute and can be customized!)'s so easy to change a picture whenever you want to!  I find that I'm slow to change pictures that are in frames because it seems to be a huge pain in the rear.  It really isn't that difficult, but I just put it off until my pictures become outdated.  With this....just put in a new pic whenever you want.  No glass to deal with, no hingey thingies on the back to break a nail on...just an easy peasy way to show off a picture.  Check out what I made for her:

Isn't it cute?! 

Local friends...I picked up a few extra pins in a variety of colors.  If you want something cute made for yourself, a grandparent, aunt, Godmother, etc....get in touch with me and we'll put out heads together to come up with something cute.  (And cheap!)

Have a great Monday!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

Hi's another Easter card that I made this year to send to family and friends:

This card features a bird/bunny cut from 3 Birds on Parade by Cricut.  There's a few other Cricut cuts on this page, too.  I also used up some older paper for the grass and background and some googlie eyes that came from my husband's grandmother's craft stash (did you follow that?!).   The only newer item used....Liquid Pearls for the dots on the egg shell. 

I hope you have a blessed Easter!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Soccer Cinch Bag

Hi son's friend is celebrating his birthday this weekend.  I was so incredibly flattered when my 10 year old said, "Mom, will you make him something?  He likes soccer!".  Of course I'll make him's what I came up with.  It's basically the same design I came up with for the little basketball player a week ago, but using a two-toned soccer ball and a different font this time.  

Check it out:

I think he'll like it, don't you?

I do hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Baseball mom tee-shirt in orange, blue and white

Hi everyone....I wanted to try a different version of a "baseball mom" tee shirt.  This tee is going to a friend who has two boys who play all summer long.  She lives at the ball park and didn't want a black shirt, as it might be too warm to wear sometimes (OK...a LOT of the time here!), and white shows too much dirt--it is a ball field after all.   So we settled on their league colors, which are royal blue and orange.  Check it out:

This file was another generously shared file that I picked up from a Facebook site.  The creator of this file even added "softball" to the file, so this image could easily work for baseball or softball!  I think the orange and white look really sharp against that beautiful royal blue, don't you?

Play ball, my friends!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

An Easter Card...

Hi everyone...I'm going to begin sharing my Easter cards that I made this year.  I'm pretty certain our friends and family have received their cards already, so I think I'm safe to share them now.  Here's the first card I made:

That rabbit is actually from a farm stamp set made by Technique Tuesday.  I bought it ages ago, and frankly....never use it, despite the fact it is prominently displayed on my pegboard right in front of my face.  I was determined to ink it up...this card was the result.  I colored the image with my Copics.  The papers are MME and are from a 6 by 6 pad that is nearly wiped out.  I'm doing my best to finish it off.  The frame around the bunny is from Cricut Art Philosophy.  The Prima flowers and brad center are also pretty vintage in terms of supplies go.....but you know what?  I like the card.  I don't care if it is current in terms of what is in the stores.  It makes me happy!  And the fact that this card went in the mail makes me even happier!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sorry your day was so crappy....

Hey everyone...I sent this card to a friend a week or so ago.  She works for our city engineer's office and was dealing with some really upset residents of our city because of massive flooding we experienced after receiving nearly 7 inches of rain in about 30 hours.  She had a horrible day and I thought this card would cheer her up.  I've made nearly this exact card before, but the message is so clever that it was definitely worth repeating. 

Simple and effective.

That's all today!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Happy Birthday, Little Slugger!

Hi friend Beth's son turned eight over the weekend.  He's quite the little athlete, so I made him the cinch bag that I shared that had a basketball design on it and to balance his sports interests, a card with a baseball theme!  Here's what I made him:

That shadow figure was cut using my Silhouette Cameo.  The paper in the background is from a WRMK 4th of July themed 6 by 6 paper pad that was a gift from my wonderful friend, Lorri.  I trimmed off each side so that the sunburst effect was centered behind the little baseball player.  I added an "8" sticker from my very old sticker stash and in just a few minutes had a card that any eight year old boy who loves sports is sure to enjoy.

I hope you have a super fun, creative day!