Wednesday, March 25, 2015

hello, there!

Good morning!  I hope you are having a wonderful week!  I don't think I've said here that I have a senior that I "angel" which just means that I send her something weekly...a card, a little gift, whatever.  I've been off on my sending recently so I decided that I will make something each week to send to her the following week, that way I'm crafting and sending her fun cards and 'things'.  I saw this cute sun file over at SVG Cutting Files and just had to have it.  I thought it would be great to make a card for my senior so I went to work and here is the resulting card...
So cute, right?  Who wouldn't like getting this card in the mail?  The sentiment I used on this card is from The Stamps of Life set Hello set.  That set is seriously a set I've been trying to find for a long time.  Lot's of times I want a 'hello' sentiment and just didn't have anything until now.  FUN!!

I saw that Kraftin' Kimmies has an anything goes challenge each month so I think I'll enter this card there. 

Okay, I need to go change so I can get to Jazzercise on time!  Have a wonderful day everyone!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

BaDonkey Donk...

Once again, I'm in love with the card that I'm sharing today!  I have a couple of early April birthdays (in addition to Easter...eek!) so I thought, for once, I'd get a jump on them and I'm so glad I did!  Jaded Blossom had an AWESOME stamp release this month with so much birthday fun so I had to use some of my new stamps to make a fun card.  I used the new Party Animal sentiment set with the BaDonkey Donk SVG file from SVG Cutting Files along with a couple of dies from the new Birthday Dies (from Jaded Blossom) to make the first card.  It is SO cute isn't it?

Yep, this guy is stepping out on the hot red dance floor with his party hat and balloons to celebrate a birthday!  Not shown here is a custom envelope for the card since it is 5"x7" in size...a bit bigger than I usually make.  Inside will probably contain a gift card as well as a personal message.

I'm super excited to be able to submit this for the SVG Cutting Files monthly challenge which, for this month, is a birthday theme! 

Okay, that is it for today.  I'll see you again soon!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Hey Gnomie!

Good Monday morning!  I hope your weekend was wonderful and you got all accomplished that you set out to!  As you saw yesterday I had some time in my craft room and I actually got two cards made...yesterdays card and this one today.  I have always loved gnome stamps (they are so cute aren't they?) but have never had any so when Jaded Blossom released a cute Gnome stamp with lots of great sentiments I just had to jump in and purchase it!

The layout of this card is based very loosely on a deconstructed sketch from a few weeks ago.  I think it works though and I love how it turned out.  More fun, bright papers for the gnomie.  For the sentiment I used Jaded Blossom's Mini Tag Dies 2...can I just say I love this set of dies?  There are several shapes and the sizes are just perfect for how I create cards.  I've been looking for a set of tag dies like this set for awhile! 

Well, that is it for me!  I hope you all have a wonderful day!  I'll see you back here soon as I'll be sharing some photos from an outing that my hubby and I went on recently.  Smiley from Millan.Net

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Keep your balance...


I had a little creating time this cloudy and rainy Sunday so I decided to play with a new stamp/die set from The Stamps Of Life called bicycle2stamp and use the Sweet Sunday Sketch for this week.  What a great combination these two ended up being!!  A friend was recently diagnosed with breast cancer so I wanted to make her a card.  I believe I would be feeling off balance in life so I thought this sentiment would work well. 


I put a little basket with just a couple of flowers in it inside the card.  I also used some pearls for the center of the flowers...I really like the 'pretty' that it adds.  I used papers from a TE kit that I've had forever and honestly, it makes it so much easier to match everything all up! 

I hope you love this as much as I do!  Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Luck 'O The Irish

Can you tell I'm really loving making these treat holders?  Well, I am!  With St. Patrick's Day coming up I thought I'd make a few of these to send out to my out of state kids so I have to get them in the mail soon!  The file is from SVG Cutting Files and includes other spring characters as well as this Leprechaun. 

 It took me several days to get them done due to other priorities but really these are so easy to do.  I use my Cricut Expressions and Sure Cuts A Lot (an older version) to cut my pieces then embellish and put them together.  SO FUN!!  I'm also entering this in SVG Cutting Files March Challenge

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Happy Easter Chicks!

Well, it is the end of the weekend and I got a chance to create today...how about you?  I've had this card in my head for a couple of days...it is a combination of a card I saw on my friend, Patti J's blog, and on the Digi My World blog.  Together I think it made a super cute card...what do you think?

This card was made with quite the combination of things and challenges in mind.  First I used the Spring Chicks image from Digi My World that I won this last week.  I just sized it how I wanted, printed on  cardstock, cut it out and paper pieced on the chicks...fun, right?  I was also thinking about the Dazzling Diva Challenge when I added the swirls from an embossing folder on the chicks.  Their challenge is to have something embossed, distress, weathered (you get the idea!).  And finally the Jaded Blossom challenge for March is Easter so the "Happy Easter" sentiment is from their Easter Treats 2 set and fit perfectly in the cloud dies!  I'm so thrilled with the way this turned out (even if those are some huge chicks for that little fence...lol!)!

I hope you have a fabulous week!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

With Heartfelt Sympathy


I had an occasion to make another sympathy card the other day.  I grabbed an old SU! set that I've had for ages as I like the flowers on this one.  I then searched for a sketch that would work and tweaked it just a bit.  Using some old designer series paper the card came together pretty quickly.
The stamp set doesn't come with butterflies but the white space was driving me crazy so I punched some out and added them.  I'm pretty pleased with how this one came out (could have made the sympathy sentiment panel a little smaller but...) and I'm sure the family will appreciate that we thought of them.

Not much going on today...hubby is still recuperating from his surgery and I'm sure that is going to take awhile.  I'm staying close by until after his follow up doctor appointment tomorrow and depending on what the doc says then I'll start back into my regular routine and he will have to find something to occupy himself with for a few weeks until he can go back to work.  I love having him home but he can be hard to keep down!  LOL!! 

Anyway, have a beautiful day everyone!  Smiley from Millan.Net