Thursday, June 14, 2012


I really need to get to work on creating some Father's Day cards.  I finally made myself sit down and work on one today.  Our county Farm Bureau is putting together their third Breakfast on the Farm, it's this Saturday, so I've been really busy working on preparing for that.  Right now I can't wait for Sunday.  I used this weeks Card Patterns sketch for the blueprint:

I rotated it so that the banner would work with the sketch.  Also, I stitched around the patterned panel to add some more interest.  I stamped the star in second generation so that it wouldn't overpower the sentiment.

I'm also entering it in this weeks 52 Card Pickup.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  White Daisy, Kraft, Pacifica - Close to My Heart (CTMH)
Paper:  Fanfare - CTMH
Ink:  Pacifica, Cranberry - CTMH
Stampsets:  Wishing Star, June Word Puzzle - CTMH
Durables, Cranberry Grosgrain, Twill Ribbon - CTMH
Circle, Petite Scallop Circle - Spellbinders
Canvas Banner - Canvas Home Basics

Sunday, June 3, 2012

One Final Graduation Card

This is the last graduation card I needed for this year.  I used this weeks Card Patterns as the blue print:

I changed it a little, my card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4".  My biggest circle die wasn't big enough to do a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".   I wanted to use the school colors - orange and black - in my card. 

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Colonial White, Black - Close to My Heart (CTMH)
Ink:  Orange - CTMH; Tuxedo Memento Black
Paper:  Orange pattern - Doodlebug Design; Kraft Everyday Fun - My Mind's Eye
Corner Rounder, Ribbon, Hemp, Buttons - CTMH
Circle and Petite Scallop Circle - CTMH

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Celebrate Graduation

Holy mackerel, I can't believe it's been two weeks since I've posted.  How time flies.  We have two graduation parties to attend this weekend, so I worked on a card for the first one that's this afternoon.   I've been wanting to join in with the Dynamic Duos, this week the colors are Real Red and Island Indigo.   I did have to adapt them using Close to My Heart Colors, so I used Cranberry and Pacifica, they were as close as I could get.  I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch for the blue print:

I opted to go square with it.  This week the challenge at the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog is "Inside & Out", so I did something that I'm starting to do more of with my cards, decorating the inside.  Here's what this one looks like:

I'm also going to add this to this weeks 52 Card Pickup at the Old Back Porch.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Kraft, White Daisy, Pacifica - Close to My Heart (CTMH)
Ink:  Cranberry, Pacifica - CTMH
Paper:  Fanfare - CTMH
Stampset:  D1400 (Promo with no name) - CTMH
Burlap Mini Shape Flag - Canvas Home Basics
Round Durables - CTMH
Circles and Petite Scalloped Circles - Spellbinders