Friday, February 25, 2011

More balloons

It seems I do better on cards when I have a deadline or a set sketch to follow.  I decided to play along this week with the sketch at StampTV (to try and win a free stamp set).  Once I decided to cut out the balloons from the Cricut, the card came together really quickly.   The patterned paper is American Crafts and I got it on clearance at my scrapbook store, so don't know if it is retired or if they just stopped carrying it.  The rest of the paper is from Hobby Lobby.  Their cardstock is thinner than say Stampin' Up or Bazzill, but that makes it great for layers.   The balloons are cut using the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge.   I think they were cut at 3" (real dial size).   The tag was also cut on the Cricut using the George and Basic Shapes cartridge, I tweaked the shape of it with Design Studio.   The ribbon was from Big Lots. 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Appliqued Tree Card

I was surprised how quickly this card came together for me last night.  Less than an hour to make a card is super fast for me.   The image is a digital stamp from Designed2Delight for their weekly challenge.  Find them here.   The paper is from BoBunny and the button are from my embellishment stash, probably from my grandma's sewing box.  Ribbon is from Michael's.   Colored in with Copics.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

It's a Party, I'll bring the Balloons

I got this idea from a card my Sister-in-law received so I borrowed her stamp set and made some cards for myself. 

The stamp is from Stampin' Up.  It is an old set, the name on the box said SMILE.   The paper is from Hobby Lobby.    I was going to use water balloons, but all I could find was grenade green ones.  Found a bag of assorted balloon sizes at my local Dollar General.  I also made cards in red, yellow, green, and pink.   The pink ones have different paper.  I didn't realize there were orange balloons until I was all done, and had put everything away. 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Spring Flowers ( February??)

50 degrees today and most of the snow is gone, if you are from the Midwest, you know this is not normal.  As much as I am loving this nice weather, I know it won't last.   But it sure is getting me ready for Spring.   I think that is what inspired the colors for this card.

The image is a digital stamp by Designed2Delight, for their weekly challenge.   The layout is from Splitcoast Stamper's weekly sketch challenge.   I colored the image with Copics.  The cardstock is from HL, Bazzill, and SU.   The patterned paper has no name on it, I got it from a garage sale. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Operation Write Home cards

I love to make cards and I love to share cards.   I made some kid birthday cards recently that will be shipped out through a great organization called, Operation Write Home (see their button to the right).   You send cards to our troops servicing over seas, so they can write in and mail cards back home.   What a great way for families to stay in touch during this time apart.

Here are the cards I made.   Both the fish and frog were made on the Cricut using the Create-a-Critter cartridge.  The fish was cut at 3" and the frog at 3.5".  The paper used to make them was from Hobby Lobby.   The patterned paper is from TAC, from their boy and girl 8x8 paper packets.  (The girl one is called Kaleidoscope Girlz, I thought the boy one was current also, but didn't see it online.)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

"Life is like a box of chocolates"

LOL!!   I couldn't resist.  That movie was just on TV again recently and when I was working with the digital stamp on this card, I thought of the movie. 

This card was made for 2 challenges.   The sketch was from Gina K over at Stamp TV.   And the digital stamp is from Designed2Delight as part of their weekly challenge and free stamps.  The paper is from Hobby Lobby and I colored it in with Copics.   Now when I see the card on here, I see the oval is not straight, oh well.   No mistakes in crafting, just reasons to embellish. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Get Well Giraffe

I just love this little giraffe.  I got it as part of a digital set from Digi Doodle Shop, you can find them here.   It comes with the giraffe with the bandage and without.   The patterned paper is from my scrap bin.  The card base is Bazzill.   I was going to make this a standard size card, but the square card just looked best with this image.  I colored the giraffe with Copics.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sympathy Card

A few weeks ago my dad mentioned in Sunday School about a classmate of mine who died when a tunnel he was digging collapsed on him.  It happened a year after I moved away, but it reminded me of another classmate I lost several years earlier.  Ricky and I were great friends, always hung out together during lunch and on the playground.  He was one of my best friends.   One day in 3rd grade, I left the classroom to get a drink of water before class started.  Our teacher was very strict.  It was okay to leave like I did as long as it was before the bell rang.   On my way back to the room, Ricky stood in the doorway and would not let me in.   Even though the teacher saw him do this, when the bell rang and I was still in the hallway, I got in trouble.   I was so mad at Ricky.   I pushed past him and said, "I hate you and I never want to see you again."   

That weekend we got a phone call that Ricky and his family (except his mom) died in a bad car accident.   I was horrified.   I thought I caused it to happen.   I never told anyone what I had said to him that day and for years held onto that guilt.  It was when I was a young adult that I realized I was not to blame for the accident, but I always regretted those words I said to him.  I wish I could take them all back.  

Posting this sympathy card reminded me of him.   Sometimes we say stuff we don't mean out of frustration or anger, and we don't realize how those words can affect that person and us.  Give your best friends a hug today and your family too.  :o)

The cardbase is Bazzill.  The patterned paper is by CTMH, and the flower is from

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

In the Dog House

Wow, it has been a crazy few days for me.  About 9 days ago, my car got into a fight with a frozen snowbank and lost, so I am in the process of finding a different car and trying to track down my claim's rep.  Insurance is good to have, but a pain when you have to use it.    I'm just thankful I'm okay and that the other people who went off the road at that same place are all okay too. 

This adorable digital image is by Angie.  Found here.   I still might add a sentiment to this card, but for now, it is finished.   I guess I can't think of the right saying for it.    The cardstock is Bazzill Smoothies.  The paw paper is from a retired packet from Close to My Heart.   I don't remember who the striped paper is from, but I got it from the clearance rack at my lss.  Colored in the digi with copics.

I'll take suggests for a sentiment for this card.