Thursday, February 27, 2014

Pennant Birthday Wish

Whew...Last one today :)
Small disclaimer...
I tried over and over and couldn't get this one to photograph just right so it looks MUCH better in person :)

I had my pennant parade stamp set on my craft space from the other day so why not use it again! It's always fun to make a completely different idea with the same stamps. 
Using My Minds Eye 6x6 paper pad "tickled pink" I found some fun papers and scraps inside to put together this fun birthday card. I added the pennants to a few toothpicks and used some hot glue to keep them down. To finish it off, I added some brown ribbon and a bow and just a few bling in the corner. 
Thanks as always for stopping by..
Have a wonderful day! 

Spring Tulips

Oh wait..I forgot..spring is hiding somewhere!
This card is actually for a spring swap I am in. I wanted to do something different than just a regular card so I figured everyone's day can be brightened up with some flowers :)
I used So Saffron paper for the pot and some scraps from a baby Deja View stack I had. The leaves were just cut free hand and all glued and popped up together :)
The insert pops out to say "find joy in the little things". 
I hope she loves it as much as I had fun making it.
Have a wonderful day everyone!

I Sea It's Your Birthday (CAS) #66

CAS(E) this Sketch #66

Hi everyone!
Today I am sharing another sketch project from The clean and Simple Sketch blog. I seem to be in a happy spring mood with all my projects today, maybe because we have been having wind chills below zero again or maybe I just am wishing the warm sunshine here!
I used a Stampin Up set "Silly Sealife" and colored with some Copic Markers in the "W" shades. I added just a touch of  Glossy Accents on the water and a bit on the spout. I distressed the sides a bit then I mounted it on Black card stock and grabbed a piece of scrap Baja Blue from my work space and added the greeting from CC Designs "underwater Sentiments". This actually turned into my favorite card of the day, simple, clean and cute of course :)
Thanks for stopping by. You can join the sketch challenge until next week if you want to try..Click on the link above the sketch!

Here is another card just for fun with the same sketch, just a different idea using "yappy Day" set from SU :)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Just Buzzin' By

Hello again!!!
Yes I have been a very buzzzzy girl :)
I actually made this one late last night after a super long day with the family. 
Using the "just buzzing by" set from SU and a super fun new stencil from Memory Box for the background, I just couldn't stop myself in the yellow! I am not usually obsessed with just one color, but I think it turned out pretty cute. 
The background card stock is soft suede and so saffron. The sponging is curry, daffodil and saffron. I just fussy cut and layered all of the pieces together and I'm finished. It really is nice to be back in the zone for a bit..
I hope you like it...I'll bee buzzin' back soon with some more goodies to share.
Have a happy day everyone!

You Make The World Special

Hey everyone...
Here is another challenge card I made today. I must tell you I love the challenges at CAS because they are truly clean and simple. There is something said of course to a fancy built up card as you know I LOVE texture but there are always those times when you just need a special card but not over the top. The sketches on this site are just that...and may I also state the design team is just amazing! I'm not sure how they come up with them each week, but I love to keep doing them.

My stamps are from SU "vases in vogue" and my sentiment is also SU "you make me happy" Both were some great older sets that I reached for...LOVE when I can do that!
My colors are from the current collection, coastal cabana, cantaloupe and pistachio. Paper is brown sugar and crumb cake. I used watercolor on all of the floral and vases. 

You have a few more days to head over and play this weeks sketch if you are up for it!
Thanks for stopping by :)

Happy Birthday Sweet Friend

Happy Monday Everyone!
It's a happy day for me because I was finally able to participate in some challenges again. Somehow I have gotten myself away from them so it was nice to craft something from inspiration given to me :)
I actually was wandering around the internet and getting lost in all of the wonderful projects out there and found a new challenge blog. It's called "Just us Girls" and it looked like lots of fun so I just had to try it. The team has a different type of inspiration each week so of course I couldn't pass it up :)
This weeks inspiration is a "photo inspiration" challenge. I loved the colors in the photo and here is my take on what I see. 
The pattern paper is from Authentique "Gathering" with some black and SU baja blue cardstock. My bird is a stampin up builder punch and the sentiment comes from a Taylored Expressions set "pennant parade"
There are still a couple more days to play if you want to give it a try yourself.
Thanks for stopping by my crafty place!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dinosaur Birthday

Yup, that means happy birthday in dino talk :)
Today's birthday project was a little gift bag and card to match. 

Using a Stampin Up set "Dinoroar" and some patterned paper by the paper studio "Jurassic", I created this little bag and card. The bag is just a little 5" treat bag so it's perfect for a gift card, candy, a little toy or anything else a little dinosaur fan will love. The card is a one layer card colored with copic markers and mounted on some Olive and Soft Suede cardstock.

Directions for gift bag:
Cut pattern paper 11 5/8 x 5 inches
Score with paper on the portrait side at 1 3/8 inches
Turn and score with paper on the horizontal side at 2 1/, 5 1/4, 7 3/8, 10 7/16 inches
Fold on all score lines
Remove square from small 1 3/8 x 10 7/16 end
cut all remaining score lines on short section (up to 1 3/8 score line) to make flaps
Taper larger tabs if desired
Pinch top of box closed and add holes for tie
adhere bottom close
Decorate as desired

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Cupcakes and Sunshine

Well Hello Blogger Friends!
I know I have been missing for a while. I have been creating a little bit here and there but life has been one incredible roller coaster lately! We had the holidays and I became a Grammie again to one precious young lady! She is gorgeous and I love taking care of her and her Mommy. We cannot forget of course those two adorable grandsons I already just adore!

I have made so many crafting promises to myself for this new year and I am hoping to keep them all. First and foremost, share my love of crafting again. It has been a trying task to get everything all in a row lately and I know it just needs to be done.

I enjoyed making my November thank you cards/projects so much, I wanted to make February my birthday month. It is almost over already, but I want to try and get at least one birthday project per day. Birthdays always creep up and I love to have already made goodies to pull from :)

Today's projects are from three different stamp companies...Kraftin' Kimmie "Mae", My Favorite Things "Hello Cupcake" and an oldie but goodie from Stampin Up "Ladybug Picnic"
Another one of my goals is to pull out some of my oldies and get some new use out of them. 
I used some pretty simple layouts with these just trying to make them a little easier to mail since the rates keep flying up. I'm not going to lie, I LOVE a 3D card, but there is something said for simplicity as well.

I hope you have enjoyed my quick projects today. Thanks for hanging in there and coming on by. I have a lot of ideas in my head and hope they come out on paper as I plan. One never knows :)

Share with you soon...and YES I mean it!