July 30, 2010

Flower Sympathy

Sympathy cards are my least favorite cards to make.  I needed to make two this week.  Friends of ours lost their father.  He was a funny man and will be missed.

Here is the card that I created to send to them. 

The card stock that I used was from a local craft store, so I do not know the color name or brand.  The ribbon is from Offray.

I heat embossed the image and the sentiment.  The image is a stamp that I had on hand.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!. 

I colored the image and the sentiment background by rubbing the paper with ink.  I used Colorbox Yello Cadmium and Stampin' UP! Pale Plum, Yo Yo Yellow, Pumpkin Pie and Apricot Appeal.  I used yellow Stickles on the center of the flower.

I embossed the background layer with the Cuttlebug Victoria folder.  The sentiment was cut with Nestabilities.

Thanks for stopping by.   Have a great weekend!

Card entered into the following challenge(s):  Mami Doodles, Creative Inspirations, The Creative Cottage, Cute Card Thursday, Digi Doodle Shop's Best

July 29, 2010

Whale of a Good Time

My brother and sister-in-law are taking a cruise to Alaska in August.  While we were not able to go on the trip with them, we want them to have the best time!  Here is a little card that I made to send to them as their trip nears.

The card stock base is Conqueror DX22 Diamond White, as well as the white the image is printed on.   The light blue layer is Stampin' UP! Bashful Blue.  The darker blue layer is Bazzill paper.  The DP is from Best Creating Inc. 

The image is digital and from Create with TLC.  I thought the whale to be perfect for their card.   I used Nestabilities to cut and mount the image.  The image is colored with Copic markers.   I used a Stampin' UP! Bashful Blue marker to color the water then used Stickles to make it sparkle.  The glittery brads are from Reflections at Michael's.  The sentiment is computer generated. 

Thanks, for taking a peek!

Entered into the following challenge(s):  Stamp, Scrap & Doodle, Mami Doodles, Papertake Weekly, The Creative Cottage, Creative Inspirations, Digi Doodle's Best

July 20, 2010


Well, I can hardly believe it has been a full month that I have not created a blessed thing!  It has been so very busy; I really have had nothing but good intentions.  

So to get right back into things, I needed to create a special request birthday card.  TinkerBell of all things!  Not only a gap in the mojo, but now I have to work with TinkerBell things flying around in my head!!! 

As I have probably posted before, I am not a huge fan of stickers.   I just traipse past that isle whenever I see it in a craft store.   So now, here I am looking for TinkerBell paper and some sort of TinkerBell sumpin' sumpin'.   I end up finding a sticker package.   Since when is a single sticker over $4.00?  Have I been gone that long?! 

I started to use the sketch from the Crafty Ho's Challenge Blog, but seem to have deviated from it quite a bit.  Anyway, here is TinkerBell in all her glory.  I think a little five year old should like it (cross your fingers)!

The cardstock base and cream layer are from Bazzill.  The purple layer was loose cardstock at the craft store.   The DP is EK Success Disney TinkerBell Flower Paper.

The Sticker is from EK Success Disney.   The rhinestones are from Basics by Kaisercraft.  The eyelets are We R Memory.  The ribbon is from American Crafts.

Thanks, for stopping by.  I will try to get my act together and get to making cards!