Friday, April 14, 2017

Fifty and Fabulous

Goodmorning Everyone!  I hope that you all have a beautiful day!  The sun is shining here and it looks like its going to be a fabulous start to the long weekend.  I hope that you get to enjoy time with your loved ones and the little ones enjoy the Easter festivities.

I am almost all caught up with my posts, but today I am back to share with you another Birthday card.  This card was ordered for a very special birthday and I was super happy to be asked to create it for her.  It was a nice chance to work with a colour scheme I haven't worked with before, and use a couple of products that I haven't used in the past.  The colours on this card are incredible, and it is so CLASSY and fancy for such a special occasion. I am soooooo happy with how this card turned out, the only thing I would change is the colour of the paint splatter to match the pattern paper, or vice versa.

Here's the front of the card...


Here's the side of the card...


Supplies Used

Please check back in a couple days for the supplies used for this card.  I really wanted to get this card posted, and don't have time to link to the supplies at the moment.

Thanks for stopping by.  I will be again soon with some more designs for you!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Happy Birthday from Zoe

Welcome back!  I know you are all probably very sick of me by now, but I am just going to continue to post.  I found a groove and am determined to get these cards posted before the end of the day today.  I believe I have 2 or 3 cards still to post.  

I would love if you guys could please let me know what you are thinking of the cards that I have posted thus far on my blog.  I take a lot of time to do them, and it would be nice to have some feedback so I can use it to plan future cards.

I thought it would be super nice to create a card from my niece to give to my sister on her birthday.  I had a stamp that I have been dyeing to use, so this was a great excuse to use it, and I knew that it would be perfect.  The image is just the sweetest, and I was exactly what I was going for! I used scraps of paper for the layout of the card and am very very happy with the way that it turned out!

Here's the front of the card...


Here's the side of the card...


Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the strips of paper as well as the card base
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the ribbon on the card front
Bone Folder - used to help crease and fold the card base
Waterbrush - used to help blend the colours on the card stock
Acrylic Block - used with the stamps to help stamp the image onto the watercolour paper
EK Success Tweezers - used to help tie the bow and position the gems and the letters on the card front
Mono Multi Glue - used to attach he paper pieced flower pot to the main image
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the various layers together and onto the card front
MFT Black Ink - used to stamp the main image in
Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers - used to colour the main image with
Cuttlebug Machine - used with the dies to cut out the image and the mat for the image
MFT Pierced Circle Die - used to cut out the image and the mat for the main image
Art Impressions - Little Sprout - used for the main image on the card front
Gems - used to help embellish the card front.
Sheer Ribbon - used for the ribbon around the card and to tie the little bow at the top of the card.
Black Letters  - used 
White Cardstock - used for the card base
Watercolour Cardstock - used to stamp the main image on, and to colour on
Pattern Papers - used for the laters on the card (these are from my scrap box so unfortunately there aren't links for them)

Happy Birthday Ashley!

Hey everyone,  thank you so much for stopping by again.  It is so nice that out, and I think it is really helping my blogging.  Its starting to get warm enough out that I can sit on my tablet outside in the sun on the deck and blog on my tablet.  

I am soooooo looking forward to this weekend, and I hope that each of you are going to get to spend time with your family over the Easter Holidays.  I hope that the little ones enjoy their egg hunts, and that the weather is beautiful for each of you. 

 I wanted to share something Easter with you, however I can't share my April ATC until the ladies in my group get them, so I am going to continue to catch up and share cards that I have created, but which I haven't posted here yet.  

I created this card for my sister about a month ago for her birthday.  I wanted to create something simple and classic, so you can guess what I did...I first went to my scrap box and found something that would be the jumping off point for her card.  

Here's the front of the card...


Here's the side of the card...


Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card base, and the background paper
Tim Holtz Scissors - Used to cut the double sided tape, and the ribbon
EK Success Tweezers - used to help position the pearls, and tie the bow
Bone Folder - used to help fold and crease the card base
Cuttlebug Machine - used with the die/embossing folder to cut/pinch the background
Embossing Folder - used for the background (not sure what folder/die was used to cut this, as I found this piece in my scrap box)
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the teal background to the card base
Peel Off Happy Birthday Stickers - used for the sentiment on the card front
Icicle Stickles - used to add shimmer and glitter to the card front
Pearls - used to help embellish the card front
Ribbon - used to help dress up the card front with the ribbon tied around it and finished with a bow
White Cardstock - used for the card base
Teal Cardstock - used for the background part of the card.


Thank you for stopping by again to check out this card.  I promise I'll be back again really soon with another card to share with you all!  Please leave me some love below in the comment section!

Lighthouse Birthday

Hey Everyone...Yep its me, I'm totally back again!  I told you I'm on a roll.  Just trying to tie up loose ends before I am off for 4 - 6 weeks.  I will continue to try to blog during this time, however I'll be typing one handed so I warn the blogs may not make sense and there probably won't be many posts...but until then...ENJOY this!

This is another card that I created for part of an order that I was working my way through.  Nautical is totally in, and I absolutely love these colours together, so thought that it would be nice to play on that colour scheme and theme.  Its also been a long time since I used my zig clear colours, so what a perfect image to use these with.  I couldn't be happier with the way that it turned out, and this card is perfect for a guy.

Here's the front of the card...


Here's the side view of the card...



Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card base, the image, and the mat for the image
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the double sided tape and the twine
EK Success Tweezers - used to help position the doodlebug sprinkles, and to tie the bow on the card front
Acrylic Block - used to attach the sentiment stamp to to aid with stamping
Bone Folder - used to help fold and crease the card base
Waterbrush - used to blend the markers and the colours on the image
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the image and mat to the card front
Mono Multi Glue - used to attach the sentiment (flag) to the card base
MFT Black Ink - used to stamp the image and the sentiment in
Amy R Stamps - It's Your Birthday - used for the sentiment on the card front (there is no link for this product available because it is no longer available.)
Lighthouse Stamp  - used for the image on the card front (there is no link for this product available because it is no longer available)
Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers - used to colour the main image on the card front
Cuttlebug Machine - used with the dies to cut out the flag on the card front
MFT Stitched Flag Die - used to cut out the sentiment on the card front
Doodlebug Sprinkles - used to help embellish the card front
Close to my Heart - Kraft Borders - used to help embellish the bottom section below the main image (this product is no longer available, so unfortunately there is no link)
Twine - used to tie around the card, and for the bow on the card
Red Cardstock - used to mat the main image
Blue Pattern Paper - Light Blue Distressed 125142 - used for the background on the card front
Water Colour Cardstock - the paper which the image is stamped on and water coloured
White Cardstock - used for the card base

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Looking forward to sharing many more cards with you.  Please feel free to leave me some comment love below!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Gears and Keys

Hey Everyone, yesterday I was totally on a roll, and I can hopefully get a couple posts up for all of you to see today :)  

I have so many more cards to share with you, the creative juices are flowing like crazy!
I have been sharing Birthday cards with you as I've been working my way through an order of birthday cards.  I want to share with you a masculine card that I created for this order...it could be used for either gender though. 

This card is super minimalistic and clean.  I love the layering of the stamps and the little hints of colours on this card, both on the clock and the little gems and then all finished off with the sentiment down the side.  Very little supplies required but I am thrilled with how it turned out.

Here's the front of the card...


Here's the side of the card...


Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card base, and the strip of kraft card stock
Bone Folder - used to fold and crease the card base
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to fussy cut out the watch face and the ends of the kraft paper with the sentiment on it
Stamp Press - used to attach the stamps to and stamp the images and sentiments
Mono Multi Glue - used to attach the watch face on top of the the background watch face
MFT Black Ink - used to stamp the watch gears image to the card base
Soft Wheat Ink - used to stamp the keys in
Prisma Colour Pencil Crayons - used to colour the watch face with
Prisma Colour Blending Pencil Crayons - used to blend the prisma colour pencil crayons into each other 
Hero Arts Watch Gears - stamp used on the card
Hero Arts Fancy Keys - stamp used on the card
Happy Birthday Stamp - Momenta 2013 - 19562 - stamp for the sentiment on the card front (unable to find a link for this product, however it was purchased at Michaels Canada)
Gems - used to add colour to the card front
Watercolour Paper - used to stamp the watch face on
White Cardstock - the paper used for the background of the card
Kraft Cardstock - the paper which the sentiment is stamped on

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit.  I really appreciate your support, please leave some comment love for me below.

Purple Tulip Sympathy

Hey Y'all!  Thanks for stopping by again to hang out with me and spend some time with me.  I am so excited that you are here.

If you are stumbling across my blog for the first time Thank You for taking the time to visit, please feel free to look around and I would love to know what you think, so please leave comments below for me!  If you are coming back to visit and you've been here before thank you for taking the time to spend more time with me.  you're loyalty is much appreciated!  

Alright back at it...I created this card for an order that I completed.  Half of the order was Thank You Cards, and the other half of the order was Sympathy Cards.

If you check out yesterdays post you will learn a little bit more about why I find it so difficult to create these cards...I am sure that you can imagine because of the nature of the life event.  

Some of the pieces for this card were in my scrap box so I thought that it would be a fantastic opportunity for them to finally hit the front of the card.  

Here's the front of the card...


Here's the side of the card...


Supplies Used


Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card base, and the layers on the card front
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the double sided tape as well as to trim the bakers twine
Bone Folder - used to fold and crease the card base
EK Success Tweezers - used to help tie the bakers twine
Quickie Glue - used to attach the loose glitter to the tulip petals
Double Sided Tape  - used to attach all of the layers of the card to the card base
MFT Black Ink - used to stamp the image with
Tombo Markers - used to help colour the main image on the card front
Cuttlebug Machine - used with the dies to cut and emboss the layers of the card front
Circle Die - used to cut out the main image on the card front
Scalloped Circle Die - used to cut out the mat for the main image
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder - used to pinch the small circles into the white paper on the card front
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge Punch - used to cut the edge on the white embossed paper
Bakers Twine - used to wrap around the card front, and tie a bow with. (not an exact product, but linked to something similar)
Loose Glitter - used to add shimmer to the tulip petals
Purple Cardstock - used for the mat for the image and for a background mat (not the exact product, but linked to something similar)
Green Cardstock - used for the background mat for the card (not the exact product, but linked to something similar)
White Cardstock - used for the card base and for the paper that the image was stamped on, and the embossed layer.
Image Stamp - unsure what the stamp was that was used for the main image on the card as the image  was already stamped and in my scrap box.  I check to see if this is a stamp that I own and it isn't, so chances are I stamped it at a stamp and swap


Monday, April 10, 2017

Yellow Sympathy Card

Im back to share another card with you.  I know I am totally on a roll today, its beautiful out and the sun is shining and its really putting a smile on my face.  I love how accomplished I'm feeling sharing all of these cards with you.  

I sense a theme here...make cards from things in your scrap box and create something beautiful out of things that may have never been a consideration for these cards.  I am so happy about how things turned out.  Simple and Classy, perfect for a sympathy card.  Its also been quite a while since I created a square card, so I thought that I would change things up for this one.

Here's the front of the card...


Here's the side of the card...


Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card base, and the various layers for this card
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to trim the ribbon and the double sided tape
Bone Folder - used to fold and crease the card base
Quickie Glue - used to add loose glitter to the flowers
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the layers to the card base
Foam Adhesive - used to add dimension to the sentiment
Cuttlebug Machine - used to help pinch small circles into the paper
Swiss Dot Embossing Folder - used to pinch small circles into the yellow card stock
Ribbon - used to add a bow to the front of the card
Peel Off With Sympathy - used to add a sentiment to the card front
Peel Off Border - used to add some sparkle to the card
Loose Glitter - used to add shimmer to the flower
Yellow Cardstock - used on the card front
White Cardstock - used for the card base and the background for the flower and the sentiment.

Thanks again for stopping by to visit.  Please leave me some comments love for me below!