Saturday, August 16, 2014

My First Christmas card of the year!

Hi!  I hope you're having a great weekend!  It's time for a new challenge over at My Sheri Crafts and this week we're being angelic!  :)  Peachy set the theme this week:  August 22 is "Be An Angel Day". Let's feature projects with an angel/angels in them!

I went to my favorite angel cut which is from Cricut cartridge "Christmas/Noel" and used silver foil paper for the angels.

The background paper is some leftover from last year's Christmas cards and it's printed with Cricut Imagine cartridge "Snow Angel".  I really like this paper!

The sentiment stamp is from Stampabilities and I've used embossing powder on it.  Now the crazy thing is, I've had this set of embossing powder for 3 or 4 years and never used the gray tube because I just never wanted anything embossed in gray.  But I've wished I could find a nice silver powder for a LONG time.  So imagine my surprise when I decided to try this gray and see how it came's a beautiful SILVER!  I've had it all along!  Sometimes I'm just really slow!

Anyway, this is a really Clean and Simple card and I liked the way it turned out.  So now, find your inner angel and come join us at My Sheri Crafts!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Have a Hoot!

It's Tuesday Throwdown time again!  This week we are sponsored by MyGrafico and we have a Sketch Challenge!  Here's the sketch:

And here's my take on it:

I've colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers, used some ink to distress the edges to match the paper, added Glossy Accents to those big eyes and mounted it on My Mind's Eye papers.  The sentiment is a Pink By Design stamp.

The inside sentiment is computer generated with "Curlz" font.

So come on over and join in the fun!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Golden Anniversary card

I would like to share a card today that has a little funny history.  My husband told me that some friends of our were in the paper for their 50th anniversary and we had missed their reception, so would I please make them a card and get it sent to them.  So I made this:
After taking pictures, I sat down to sign it and before I wrote "So sorry we missed your reception" I thought I better check the paper again just to make sure we actually had missed it.  Imagine my surprise when I found the announcement for their "45th Anniversary reception"!!!  Since I had already started writing in it, I carefully removed the inside liner and made a new one!  This card then went to the local store that sells my cards. 

I used Just Rite's lace frame stamp and embossed it with gold.  It really shimmers! The "50" is cut from Plantin School Book, run through the Xyron twice and embossed in gold also, then mounted on a Spellbinders die that was edged with a gold metallic paint pen.  The ribbon is from Wal Mart with a slide from The Paper Studio.  The flowers are also from TPS and the inside stamp is from Hero Arts.

Well, now to get a 45th Anniversary Card made!
Thank you for checking in!  

This card entered here:

Crazy Challenges - love & marriage
Crafter's Cafe - lots of layers
Eclectic Ellapu - Purplies, anything goes with option of watercolors (didn't use option)
Crafts 4 Eternity - anything goes

Saturday, August 2, 2014

My Sheri Crafts #139

Hello & Happy Saturday!  It's time for another challenge at My Sheri Crafts and it's super fun one!  Non-traditional shaped cards.  Any shape or fold, besides the straight edged standard cards are allowed.  I have a sweet little birthday card for this challenge to share.

This is a silhouette cut and all the papers are scraps!  I used a Stampin' Up birthday stamp inside.  A little bit of white gel pen accents and ribbon and it's done!  

Now come one over and join in the fun!

I've entered this card here:

Eclectic Ellapu - purple team - anything goes

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Simple "True Friends" card

 Hi!   I have a really simple friendship card today.  I'm still looking back through draft posts that I never posted and trying to get them used.  Here's a cute, very simple friendship card.

  I scraplifted this card from someone and when I went back to list the magazine I thought I saw it in, it wasn't there!  So I went to a blog I thought it must have come from and it wasn't there either!  So I can't give credit to the inspiration, but her card was wonderful!

This is simply a green print cardstock base with strips of paper ribbon from Creative Memories.  The sentiment stamp is from Just Rite's Friendship set (I combined 2 stamps from the set)  and I added a few I-Rock gems.

How simple is that? No Cricut, no Digi, no coloring....whaaatttt?????  The card looks much prettier in real life and I'm very happy with how it turned out. 

I'm entering this card here:

Outlawz - Sunday clean & simple, diamonds (rhinestones, glitter, Stickles...anything that glistens) and/or 
                                                   pearls (used IRock gems)
Less Is More - anything goes
Eclectic Ellepu - Purplies-anything goes
Polka Doodles - add a twinkle 
Cupcake Inspirations - inspiration photo

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

3D Christmas Lantern

Hey! I see I've just reached 100 followers!  So as soon as I get a picture of some goodies, I'll have a giveaway!  Keep watching for it!

It's time for a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!  We are  sponsored this time by the fantastic Creations by AR and our theme is "Something other than a card or tag".  I used the AR's cut file "Enchanted Lantern" to make a Christmas Lantern.

The poinsettia is a Silhouette cut file.  I think I made it plenty big, don't you?  I was making a smaller one, but tore it apart when I was tightening the brad in the middle and since I was running late getting my project posted, I just used the bigger one!  This cut file comes with 3 styles of lantern, so it's a really versatile file.  Be sure to go visit Creations by AR and see all the cool stuff!  Then be sure to check out all the beautiful inspiration from the DT and join us!

Thanks for stopping by!

I've entered this project here:

Die Cuttin' Divas - anything goes
Craftin' Desert Divas - Christmas in July
Eclectic Ellepu - Purples- anything goes
Crafter's Cafe - anything goes

Monday, July 21, 2014

"He Makes All Things Beautiful" Wedding card

Hi!  I made this card two weeks ago and failed to take a picture of it until last week, then I found it still in a draft form, just waiting patiently for me to get back to posting it.  I wasn't sure if I liked it and struggled with the layout of it, but I think I'm happy with the final product!

The couple diecut is from Silhouette, the circle diecuts are from Spellbinders and the stamp is from Just Rite.  I used a royal blue glitter paper and shiny gold foil paper.

I've entered these challenges:

Catch the Bug - Bingo:  circles, bling, texture
Eclectic Ellipu - Purplies - anything goes
The ABC Challenge blog - P is for Pearls(on the flower "bouquet"
The Crazy Challenge - die cuts or punches
613 Avenue Create - anything goes with option of party time (wedding)
The Outlawz - In the Good old Summertime (what says summertime better than a wedding in a gazebo?)