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Monday, August 20, 2012

Birthday card for brother

I just had to find an excuse to use my new "Walter" stamp from Magnolia and what better excuse than a brother's card!  lol  First I looked thru a lot of blog challenges for just the right sketch and am pleased with the one I chose. I dug thru my scrap drawer to find some browns to use and decided on the plaid and stripes and figured blue to accent. I even dug out brads, which I have not used in a very long time.  I also dug out my old Quikutz dies for the hinges and used some nesties for the corner embellishments.  The sentiment is from Clear Dollar Stamps.  I inked all the edges and sewed.  For the final touch, I added stickles to everything.  lol  I am sure my brother will like Walter and his card as he loves anything people make him.  Thank you all for stopping by.  May God hold you tight in His love!  Blessings to all.

Challenges:

I{heart} to Stamp- Sketch

Great Impressions- animals

Pile It On- Cuddly critters

Crafty Catz- animals

The Crafty Pad- dies and punches

A Gem of a Challenge- teddies or animals

Just Some Lines- layer it up

Eureka Stamps- anything goes

House of Gilli- add a sentiment

Stamp With Fun- Bling

Tammy's Scrapin' Corner- anything goes

The Crazy Challenge- anything goes

Whoopsi Daisy-use a sentiment

Lollipop Crafts- anything goes

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Birthday card for daughter

This is the card I made for my eldest daughter for her 35th birthday today!  Happy Birthday smart beautiful daughter!  lol  I hope your day is perfect!  I cannot believe how fast my little kids grew up and now are almost as old as I am!

This cute little stamp is one of my new ones from Magnolia.  Am anxious as my next order should be here tomorrow!  Anyway, I chose this little Tilda because I think she is so cute.  I colored her with copics with a few accents from colored pencils.  The tag stamp is another new purchase from Bildmalarna.   I used my new die and stamp from Whimsy for the Birthday Sentiment.  Again I inked all the edges and then sewed. 
Added a few heart shaped pearls and flowers that have been in my stash forever, and am calling it done.  I hope my sweet daughter likes my creation even tho she is not a pink type gal.  lol  I just have to scrap with pinks when I can as I have so many males and so few females in the family.  So like it or not, my girls usually get something in pinks.  lol

Thanks so much for stopping by.  May God keep you forever in His care.

Challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge- sketch

Wags 'n Whiskers-Birthdays

No Matter Which- anything goes

Hooked on Crafts- Let's Celebrate

Papelitos -Celebrations  and also must enter Paper Crafting Journey- Celebrations or Birthday

The Paper Girls- Birthdays

Paper Pretties- square cards

Fresh Brewed-no digis....rubber stamps only

Whimsy Stamps-Lots of layers

Cards and More- anything goes

Sassy Cheryl's-favorite colors combo.....pink with marroon (pink with just about anything!  lol)  Love working in pinks

Stamp and Create- stitching

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Little Christmas shepherd card

This is the card I did for a Christmas card challenge group I am in.  Other than the red cardstock, the papers are all scraps from previous cards. This cute little stamp is from Stampavie.  I think he is just too cute. I colored him with copics and colored pencils.  The sentiment stamp is from TAC.  I used a new nesties die for the circle.  Inked and sewed the edges.  I feel the card is a bit plain but not sure what to do to spice it up so it will be as is.  lol  Thanks so much for looking and may God always bless you.

Challenges:


Just Keep On Creating- Christmas

My Mum's Craft Shop- Christmas

Hiding In My Craftroom- use scraps up

Christmas Stamping All Year Long- anything goes

Stamping With the Dragon-Christmas

Whoopsi Daisy- dies and punches

Songbird- anything goes

Creative Inspirations- anything goes

Another Hannah layout

This is a layout I made for the small challenge group I am in.  It was a sketch challenge for this month.  I love these photos ofe my sweet little Hannah girl.  As you can see, it was not her happiest day at gramma's. lol  I also challenged myself to use up more scraps and stash as well as make my own embellies.  I had purchased the TH rosette die and my mind told me it would make the cutest flowers for this layout.  I listened to my mind and again must question myself  "WHY".  I am not happy at all with the way it turned out but at least it is done and I can move on to something new.  lol  I did use scrap papers for the flowers.  The large circle was made by using a MS corner punch to make the lace design around the edge.  I then used the MS border punch that matches for added accent on the green borders.  I inked the edges and sewed around everything.  The little heart pearls are from my stash from who knows how long they have been stashed!  The letters and numbers are chipboard die cuts that I painted and finished with Glossy Accents.  The open peach space on the second page will be for journaling.  Very simple layout but done.  lol  Thanks for stopping by.  God bless each of you.

Challenges:

Allsorts- circles

Challenge Up Your Life- anything goes

My Sheri Crafts- accordion folds (rosettes)

Designs by Lisa- texture

The Poodles Parlour- die cuts

Simply Create Too- anything goes

Paper Crafting Journey- anything goes

Crafty Catz Weekly-anything goes