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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sister Birthday Card

 This card is for a very special lady that really is not my sister in the blood sense but my sister in every other way.  She is one of my very best friends and I love her more than I could possibly love her if she were blood.  I hope she likes this little showing of my feelings towards her for her birthday.

I first found the sketch from Sketch N Stash and then chose my stamp.  I love this cutie from Bildmalarna holding the heart.  I crop with a couple ladies each week and we had a challenge where each lady brought something that had to be used on our creation.  One lady brought a button, one flowers and one a little paper pad where we had to use two different patterned papers.  The small cream flower is the one I used from the lady.  I actually had three of them but they disappeared off my desk one at a time.  My grandson and I searched everywhere for them.  I just could not figure out where they went.  Well as I was starting to work on said project, Charlie, my pain in the behind cat, jumped up and grabbed my last little cream flower and ran off.  I chased him down and rescued the poor flower.  I can almost bet where the other two are now!  Anyway, due to missing items, I had to dig thru my punches until I found the closest I had and punched me out a few more flowers.  Dug through some more old stash until I found some golden rhinestones for the centers.  Now on to pick the papers.  I just laid my image on each paper in the pad and found the ones I thought she looked best on and used those two. The lace border is a die from Magnolia and the sentiment is a stamp and die from Whimsy.  The ribbon was a small piece of leftover at the bottom of my ribbon bag. The greenery is a MS punch.  Stitching, inking and a little stickles and I called it done.


Thank you all for stopping by.  May God watch over you and keep you safe.

Challenges:

Sketch N Stash- sketch .....oldest stash would be the rhinestones.  newest would be the paper as the pad was just purchased for this challenge.

ABC Challenge- X for x-tra special

Emerald Faeries- sparkle

Card and Scrap- Bithday

Cards Galore- flowers

The Crafting Cafe- anything goes

Live and Love- pink

Shopping Our Stash- oldest ribbon.....not sure if this is actually the oldest but it has been around a very very long time!  lol

Bearly Mine-anything goes

Anything goes-girly

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thinking of you card for Dorothy

My dear son in law lost his grand father this month.  His grandma is a real sweetheart and my heart breaks for her.  She had endured many trials this year and now is without the man she was married to for 67 years.  I wanted to just let her know I was thinking about her and that she will remain in my prayers, so I made this plain little card.  I do hope it brings her a little joy in all her sorrow.

Three nurses where my mother resides, and I meet once a week to scrap and share ideas.  We decided we would try doing a few challenges just for fun too so I found a sketch from Mojo Monday celebrating their 300th sketch.  None of the ladies had ever done a sketch and I really thought this would be a wonderful one for a first.  And it turned out to be great.  Their creations were wonderful.

Anyway, this is what I made from the sketch.  I chose the pink and green because they are one of my favorite color combos to scrap with.  I don't get to use pink too often when scrapping for the nine grand sons!   I inked and sewed edges.  I am not sure where the main sentiment is from but the circle sentiment is from Clear Dollar.....am so sad to see them closing.  I used my good old nesties for the circle around it. The leaves are also a Spellbinder die. The papers are all just scraps out of my little (big) scrap stash.

I do not usually post the inside of my cards but thought I would this time.  It is fairly plain also.  The sentiment is from Clear Dollar.  I am so glad I bought the stamps before they went digi and now out of business. :-( 



  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Hugs to all and may God watch over you and keep you safe.

Challenges:

4 Krafty Girls- anything goes

Addicted to Stamps- anything goes

Lady Anne's -anything goes with a stamp

Crafty Sentiments- anything goes

Creative Craft 2- anything goes

Inky Chicks- use two different dies....circle and leaves are Spellbinder dies


Oldie but a Goodie- BINGO- stitching , flowers, die cut ( everything on this card is way more than 6 months old with the exception of the leaf die.

Papertake Weekly- use two of something......use two sentiment stamps and two different dies.

Divas by Design- three or more layers