Saturday, August 22, 2009

Hey Chick!

This card was a lot of fun to make!! I think it's the bright colors and the cute little chick that just made me smile the whole time I was making it... just like the person it was made for! She is always there with a smile and a warm hello!

Happy Birthday, Suzanne! Thanks for always being there to brighten my day!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

National Stamping Month Starts NOW!

Don't forget to check out the great deal Close To My Heart is offering NOW for National Stamping Month! You can get an ENTIRE card kit that includes everything you would need to make 16 cards...all for FREE!!!

Contact me if you want to take advantage of this limited time offer!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Bubble Bunny

Mojo Monday is celebrating their 100th by posting card sketches every day this week. I really like using sketches - helps to narrow down the options and keep me focused!

Here's the sketch:

And my card:
I LOVE this little stamp from House-Mouse! You can't see it too well from the pictures, but I used Close To My Heart's Liquid Glass on the bubbles - the glitter is about all that you can see here. Just sprinkled some Martha Stewart purple glitter on the wet Liquid Glass & let dry. I like the effect! It looks much better in person, tho... Also popped up the stamped cardstock for some depth.

The inside says, "It's your birthday...relax." Hmmmmmm....doesn't that look tempting!

Calgon, take me away! :)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Holy Cow, It's Another Birthday!

Ever since my youngest daughter was a wee one, my dad had a running dialog with her about holstein cows. Anytime he was with her (which wasn't often enough since my parents live in Colorado), sometime...somehow the conversation would turn to holstein cows. And then they started exchanging holstein gifts at Christmas! It's very cute, and something she
will always remember about her Grampa.

So that is what has inspired the birthday card I made for my dad! I used the Taylored Expressions card sketch #78:

And here's what I came up with:

Stamps are from TAC and everything else is from my scraps. The inside says, "It's just another birthday." I think it will get a chuckle! Happy Birthday, DAD!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Willow Birthday Card

FINALLY got around to using a stamp from this gorgeous Whiff of Joy set! You can find the link to their website on my sidebar.

But I cannot take credit for the design of this card - yes, I'm guilty of SCRAPLIFTING! I think I need to join, or start, the support group SCRAPLIFTERS ANONYMOUS! :)

I am an avid follower of Bev's blog All The Things I Love, which is where I found the inspiration for this card. Bev is on the design team for Whiff of Joy.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Mojo Monday Card Sketch - Wedding & Anniversary Cards

A friend of mine needed a wedding card for this weekend, so I decided to use the Mojo Monday week 98 card sketch challange. Here is the sketch:
I'm not sure how much I like my card, but my friend was happy with it. I think it's the colors that threw me off. I'm not a "peachy" sort of person...

I like the affect of the Twinkling H2O's on the cake! Also used black embossing on the cake and popped up the circle portion for depth. Most of the other supplies were from my scraps stash, and the peach colored paper is CTMH Taffy.

My in-laws have a wedding anniversary this week, so I decided to use the same sketch, but with a little creative licence and made a few changes. I think the only difference is there's no circuit, and I used a rectangle for the image instead of a square. My in-laws love victorian decor so I found this image on a blog that has free vintage prints for crafters to use. I will definitely be using that blog again! AWESOME images!

I've been feeling the "urge" to create more lately, so keep watching! Will most likely be posting more goodies before the weekend is done.

Until then, have a great day!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Thanks-A-Bration Starts Today!

CTMH's Thanks-A-Bration is now concluded. Be sure to check out what we have to offer for National Scrapbooking Month going on now until Sept 30th!

Just a reminder that Close To My Heart's Thanks-A-Bration starts TODAY. Click here for details. Give me a call or leave a comment if you are interested in placing an order!

To view the latest CTMH catty, click here!

To vew the August Stamp of the Month, "It's Your Day!" click here.

I am also available for 4-card workshops ($5 each participant) or 2-page lay-out workshops ($10 each participant) for you and your friends! Spend an enjoyable evening socializing, creating, and sharing in the joys of scrapbooking and stamping. Give me a call to schedule your workshop!