Wednesday, August 28, 2013

TMS #213

There's another great sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches. It was followed closely and no sentiment since I wanted the DSP to be the center of attention. If you want some inspiration or just like to see what other card-makers create, check out the great cards (and sketches, of course) at TMS :)

DSP: "Vintage Blue" 6x6 Paper Pad by Glitz
Brads: my stash

Monday, August 26, 2013

Greens and Blue and More

This card will be entered in the Unscripted Sketches Summer Flashback Challenge #7. It was so much fun to create, mainly because this sketch is awesome!! I used one of my recent purchases (the chair die and stamp set) and added texture to the background. The chair has a paper-pieced pillow, and chair and sentiment are raised with dimensional adhesive.

Stamp and Die: "Small Hayward Chair" by Poppy Stamps
Circle Die: Spellbinders
Embossing Folder: "Tiny Bubbles" by Cuttlebug
Patterned Paper: my stash
CS: Bazzill
Sentiment: "All the Time" Collection by Hero Arts
Border Punch: EK Success

OWH Sketch # 187

I have been making lots of cards lately--really on a roll. Just haven't taken time out for challenges :)
This sketch is just my style and I just purchased this sweet paper last week at my LSS.
The sentiment is raised using dimensional adhesive.

Double-sided Patterned Paper: "Cupcake" by Best Creation Inc
Sentiment Stamp: Rubber Stampede
Ink: Tuxedo Black by Memento
Ribbon, Brad, CS: my stash

OWH Sketch # 187
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #94 Anything Goes
MIM #155: Anything Goes
Pile It On Challenge #34: Designer Paper
Challenges 4 Everybody #27: Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge 87: Anything but a Birthday Card
TTCRD: Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #21: Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge #51: Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

S & S Midweek Challenge: Cards 4 Kids

Now that our grandchild Hannah Zen is here (born August 7th at a healthy 8 lbs 11 oz), we are no longer on "Baby Watch" and I can sneak in some creative card making between trips to San Bernardino to visit her :-)
I discovered this patterned paper in my 12x12 stash (yes, I still have plenty of these oversized papers) and decided it would be perfect for a Kids Card.

Pre-colored Digital Image and Sentiment: Doodle Pantry
Patterned Paper: my stash
CS: Bazzill
Round Embellishments: Candi by Craftwork Cards

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Happy Birthday Hannah Zen!

Our Granddaughter arrived on Wednesday, August 7. Labor was induced beginning the day before so we had plenty of notice and drove up to the hospital in San Bernadino on Tuesday.
Our little sweetie weighed in at a chubby 8 lbs 11 oz, 19.68" long. A presumed infection has kept her in the NICU, but she is the healthiest baby there! I had the honor of being present for Hannah's birth and cutting the cord while hubby (aka Grandpa) waited in the family area throughout the 25 hour ordeal.
Hannah is so beautiful, even with a stork-bite on her forehead :)
It was love at first sight...she will be going home in a couple of days. We are so Blessed.

Photo taken minutes after birth

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Punches, Dies, and Cocoa

Today I located my mojo for card-making and am making the most of it! Because our first grandchild is due this month, I am getting ahead with my crafting since I will be spending time away with our new little one soon :)

DSP: 'Traditional Christmas' 6x6 Paper Pad by Paper Cellar
Digital Image: Doodle Dragon Studios
Sentiment: Lawn Fawn
(One of My) Oldest Punches: Small Snowflake by Family Treasures
Circle Dies: Spellbinders
CS: Bazzill

OWH Midweek Challenge: Dies and Punches
SOS 112: Oldest Punch

A New Twist on the Holidays

It is the first of the month and there is a new challenge at Doodle Pantry! As a card-maker for
Operation Write Home, I am busy creating Winter Holiday and Christmas cards for our deployed troops to write home to their families and friends. This image and sentiment is so unique...loved working with it and the background digital paper as well :)

DPDC37: Doodle Pantry Image
Crafting by Designs: Anything Goes

Digital Image, Sentiment, and Patterned Paper: Doodle Pantry
CS: Bazzill
Circle & Rectangle Dies: Spellbinders
Brads: my stash