Friday, May 18, 2012

Spread Your Wings

My oldest daughter graduated from pre-school this week.  She loves to "craft" with me, and is always asking me to make her a "special" card.  I thought she would love to receive a "special" card from me on her graduation.  I used this weeks Mojo Monday sketch:

Supplies Used:
Paper:  Dotty For You - Close to My Heart (CTMH)
Cardstock:  Colonial White, Sweet Leaf - CTMH
Ink:  Smoothie - CTMH
Stamp:  Fly Free - The Craft's Meow
Ribbon - Maya Rd.
Sparkles - CTMH
Persian Motifs, Circles - Spellbinders
Embosslit Beautiful Wings - Stampin' Up!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

How Many Fingers Are You?

I created this for my brother's birthday using the May Viva la Verve week 3 sketch.  I used two different stamp sets on this card, one from Verve and one not.  The sentiment is from Inkadinkado, I love their Kid Quotes sets, they are so cute!  However, they don't like to stamp as clear as I would like them to.  The solution?  I ink the stamps first in Versamark, and then in the color I want to stamp it in, then I stamp on my paper. 

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Pacifica, Colonial White - Close to My Heart (CTMH)
Kraft Funday Everyday Fun - My Minds Eye
Ink:  Pacifica - CTMH, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampsets:  Blue Skies - Verve;  Friendly Advice - Inkadinkado
Circle Punch - Creative Memories
Canvas Mini's - Canvas Home Basics

Saturday, May 12, 2012

One Final Mother's Day Card

I'm finishing up some final preparations for Mother's Day tomorrow.  After I get this posted, I need to go wrap some gifts and write out some cards.  I based this (what I hope is my final Mother's Day card for this year) on The Shabby Tea Room's inspiration photo:

We also needed to use the colors in the photo, and a rose.  I was really inspired by the pitcher, I wanted to include something like that in my card.  I decided to use a doily that I spritzed with gold glimmer mist and then stamped a flourish stamp in Hollyhock.  I also was inspired by the blue magazines, so I used a pretty blue patterned paper that also picked up on the touches of brown.  The green seam binding is my nod at the green in the foliage, so I opted to tuck my rose in the bow. 

I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch for the blue print for my card:

Also, this week at the Ribbon Carousel, the challenge is "Word to Your Mother".

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Colonial White - Close to My Heart (CTMH)
Paper:  Linen Closet Stack - DCWV
Inks:  Chocolate, Hollyhock - CTMH
Stampsets:  Say it in Style - CTMH, Bliss - Stampin' Up!
Bling Assortment - CTMH
Pink Pin - Prima Flowers
Gold Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Chipboard Banner - Jenni Bowlin
Doily - Royal Lace
Vintage Seam Binding

Friday, May 4, 2012

Shabby Heart

I used this weeks Mojo Monday sketch for this card, it's taken me all week of working on it (in between other commitments) to finish it.  I just couldn't get the flowers right.  Finally this morning I went to try again, and they just fell together.

I used The Shabby Tea Room's challenge - "Spring is Love" - for the inspiration.  They challenged us to use colors from a gorgeous photo, and include flowers, polka dots, and a heart.  I'm a member of a Stampin' Up! card club, a few months ago my consultant showed us how to do the Iris Folding Pattern using one of their embosslits.  I was excited to give it a try for the heart in this card.  It took me a few false starts on it before I remembered the technique correctly.  I'm so happy with how my heart turned out (and very glad that I purchased the embosslit that night).

Supplies Used:
Paper:  Uncommon - Authentique
Cardstock:  Sweet Leaf, Colonial White - Close to My Heart (CTMH)
Ink:  Hollyhock, Desert Sand - CTMH
Stampset:  Say it in Style - CTMH
Punch - Fiskers
Lace Tape - decollections
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearl Flourish - Zva Creative
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Embosslits Scalloped Heart of Hearts - Stampin' Up!
Vintage Seam Binding