Hi there! We are finally in the new

Hi there! We are finally in the new place! Which is why I haven’t posted anything for a few days. Still not completely moved in (I have a few big pieces left to bring over, my book cases and china cabinet, and some boxes full of random little odds and ends) but at least we are here and I’ve been very busy unpacking. I still haven’t gotten my crafts set up but luckily I have quite a few cards that I did a while back and haven’t shared yet.

I don’t have the supplies on hand so I can’t write out a full description but I’ll share some photos anyhow.

With Father’s Day coming up I thought I’d share these cards first, I can’t wait to get all of my supplies over to the new place and have a work space again!

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SSS Challenge…Take a Picture

Hi all! I have a card I created for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and this week Simon Says…Take a Picture!

And I’m not going to lie, I was so excited! You may not know this about me but I have a slight obsession with cameras (okay, it’s a huge obsession) I have a vintage camera collection that is my pride and joy! :] And I’ve been hoarding some camera related patterned paper for quite some time now (they are just so pretty!)  But, this challenge forced me to use some of it and I’m so happy I did!! :]

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I used some grey card stock that I received in one of my monthly card kits as the card base and the patterned paper is from Studio Callico’s Darling Dear collection. I created the tiny polaroid with a 1 inch square punch (I don’t have any square dies or any of those adorable polaroid dies) and my paper trimmer. I then stamped the heart from an adorable Lawn Fawn stamp set that was also apart of a card kit in Hero Arts Red Royal Mid-tone Shadow Ink and die cut the “you” from the SSS You die and stamped “make me smile” from the coordinating stamp set.

I gotta say, I’m very happy with how this turned out, but that’s not a surprise seeing as how it is camera related. :] Thanks for stopping by!!

10 Minute Craft Dash #18

I have been lagging behind on updating my blog with a crap-ton of cards(and yes…it really is a crap-ton of cards to share)

We’ve been busy around here packing up my boyfriend’s things because we’ll be moving into the new place on Monday YAY! I can’t wait! :] But, I figured I’d post my card for the 10 Minute Craft Dash and get that all squared away.

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I have to admit, this one was a huge challenge for me, but that’s a good thing! I don’t normally use greens, yellows, or purples (why is that I wonder?….I really don’t know) but I managed to find some card stock on hand that I was able to use, and I’m so happy I did!

I made this card in 9 minutes and 36 seconds, JUST UNDER the radar haha

 

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I used patterned papers from American Crafts & Basic Grey’s Plumeria 6×6 paper pads. Also, I used the largest heart from Unity Stamp Company’s Loads of Love Stamp Set, and Simon Says Stamp’s You stamp set for the sentiment. Originally I had wanted to die cut the heart (not stamp it) but I didn’t have a heart die that was big enough & that’s probably for the best since I just barely made it under the 10 minutes. Anyhow, thanks for stopping by, hopefully I’ll be back soon with a massive upload of new cards! :]

 

His & Hers and just for fun

So I am participating in the His & Hers Online Card Classes which is AMAZING! I have a very difficult time with masculine cards (like a lot of other crafters/card makers apparently) so I decided to make a His & Her birthday card since my Birthday card stash is VERY LOW!!

 

I used the same sketch for both the masculine and feminine card and kept both very true to my original idea.

For the masculine card I used paper from the Basic Grey Oxford 6×6 paper pad and a cute little ticket stub die cut that I got in one of my card kits. I inked all of the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink. I stamped the sentiment “Lotsa Birthday Wishes” from a Studio Calico (I think) stamp set onto the ticket stub in Red Royal Shadow Ink. Popped the sentiment up on some dimensional adhesive and scattered a few metal stars along the card front. I’m very happy with the way this card turned out.

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For the feminine version of this card, I used patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye Happy Day 6×6 paper pad and a die cut pink and white talk bubble that I received (and hoarded away) from one of my card kits. I cut up and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments Stamp Set in Tide Pool shadow ink. I also popped the talk bubble/sentiment up on dimensional adhesive and scattered pearls across the card front.

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Now, I have on more card to share. This is one I made for my boyfriend (and accidentally ruined) so I remade it because it’s just too darn cute/funny not to remake it. I used a Unity Stamp set for this card, and just a few copic markers and some glossy accents for the glass part of the glasses (it’s hard to tell in the photo but it is so adorable adding that bit of shine!)

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Play Date Cafe

Hi all! I decided to make a card for The Play Date Cafe color splash. This is my first time playing along and I had so much fun making this card! :]

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I masked off the main panel of the card at an angle and used the Flower Medley background stamp by Hero Arts & Basic Grey. I then colored in a few of the flowers using copic markers to give them a nice pop of color. I then used a black marker and my T square ruler to draw a thick black border along the edge and stamped “Always thinking of you” at an angle on the open top portion of the card (I can’t remember the name of the stamp set but it was one I received in a SSS Card Kit I believe.) I adhered some black card stock to the left hand side of the card base and put the stamped/colored image on dimensional adhesive. I’m very happy with the way this card turned out. And I think I will probably end up making some more cards fairly similar to this one in the future. Thanks for stopping by! :]

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10 Minute Craft Dash & SSS Challenge

I decided to play along at 10 Minute Craft Dash The colors are just GORGEOUS! ❤ They make me so happy and smiley! :]

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I am also playing along over at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog and this week the challenge is Happy Mail!

I did the best I could with the supplies I have on hand. As I mentioned in a previous post I’m staying at my boyfriend’s house for a month before we move into the new apartment and a lot of my crafting supplies are in storage…I have JUST ENOUGH to get by 😛 haha

I decided to use a craft card base and Studio Calico’s Sundrifter 6×6 paper pad. Luckily the colors used in this collection are very close to those of this challenge. In this paper pad they have a sheet that has some cute little sayings on them and I thought this square that reads ‘You are lovely’ was just perfect! I used a fiskars border punch to create the scalloped edge on the pink/coral piece of paper and then cut it in half. I then white heat embossed those tiny adorable hearts from Simon Says Stamp Best Mom Ever stamp set. Popped the greeting up on some dimensional adhesive, rounded the top right hand corner and added some dash lines along the outside of the card base and that was it! I was able to finish just in time! :]

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And…here is my card. I like this one a lot better than my 1st attempt at this challenge, enjoy! :]

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Thanks so much for stopping by! ❤

It has been a crazy week!

Finally, I am all packed and completely out of my apartment and am now staying at my boyfriend’s house until we can move into the new place!! Only one more month to go! :] So that’s why I haven’t posted for a while, I have been extremely busy.

I don’t have ALL of my crafting supplies at my boyfriend’s house but I do have enough to get me by so I can still craft while I’m staying here. So, I figured now would be a good time to just post a bunch ofphotos of some cards I made this past week and a few from the week before that, that I hadn’t gotten around to posting yet. So I won’t go into any details about them really since I’m actually trying to get what supplies I do have here and organize so I can craft! -SQUEAL!-

 

The inside of this card reads “You’re Egg-cellent” I made this card today. My boyfriend made me breakfast in bed this morning and it was just really sweet of him considering he had to be into work so early :]

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Two Mother’s Day cards.

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This is the card I made for my boyfriend’s Mom to give her for Mother’s Day.

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This card I created for my best friend Ashley. It is custom ordered for her Mom. She needed a Birthday/Mother’s Day card combined. The criteria she gave me was pink, blue and green pastels, daisies, and glitter :]

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And this is just a fun card I made…I just love cute cards like this. :] I’m sure whoever receives this card will have a smile on their face when they read it.

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Alright, I’m off to organize a little and get some crafting in! Hopefully I’ll be back later today with some more posts. I’m hoping to do some challenges since it’s been a while and I had SO much fun with the other challenges I did! 😀 ❤ ❤

Massive Mother’s Day Post

Hey there! It’s been a few days…I’ve been busy packing up my apartment and staying at my boyfriend’s house, which soon I will be doing for an entire month before we move into the new place.

I made a few Mother’s Day cards earlier this week but haven’t had the time to post them yet. So I figured I would share them with you now. You’ll have to forgive me, I may not be able to list all of the supplies since I’m not home & in my craft room at the moment, but I will do my best from memory (and thank goodness for google!)

 

 

So, a lady my boyfriend works with saw a few photos of some cards I made for my Mom and Grammy for Mother’s Day and she told him to let me know that she wanted to buy a few cards from me for Mother’s day. I’ve met her a few times and I know she has two sons so I thought this would be a really cute card for them to give to their Grandmother. I did some very simple coloring with copic markers using the Lawn Fawn Love ‘n Breakfast stamp set and the patterned paper is from Basic Grey Paper Cottage 6×6 paper pad. I also used the SSS Small Folded Banners die. On the inside of the card it reads ‘Happy Mother’s Day’

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She also purchased two other cards from me, one to give to her mother and one to give to her boyfriend’s mother. This card, I used a background stamp that I believe is from Hero Arts and clear heat embossed it on some white card stock. I then used distress inks to blend the background with (I think) Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn. When I was happy with the way it looked I I set it aside and used some scrap white card stock I had lying around to once again blend using the same colors and cut out some hearts using the SSS Mini Hearts Set die. I cut a strip of vellum and white heat embossed the sentiment ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ from (I think) a Hero Art’s stamp set. (I can’t remember) I then used some clear dimensional adhesive for the little hearts & some glossy accents

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The 3rd card she purchased was this sweet little daisy card. I just hand blended the background with some distress ink (I’m pretty sure the colors I used were spun sugar, picked raspberry & spiced marmalade) I used a sticker I’ve had in my stash for AGES, and white heat embossed the same Happy Mother’s Day sentiment as all of the other cards.

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Now this card my own Mother bought (I swear I told her I’d just give it to her lol) for my Grammy. I just love this card. The colors are so beautiful and match so well together. All the paper is from the same 6×6 paper pad but I don’t know the name of it at the moment. I love how the ‘o’ in mom is made up of flowers that also match the paper (coincidentally) I used the ‘You’ die and stamp set from SSS (I don’t know the true name, sorry!)

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This card, I made for my Grammy…& I can’t wait for her to get it in the mail. I know she’ll love it. I used distress inks to blend the background and used a sticker from a sheet I’ve had for a while now. I can’t get enough of that beautiful cherry blossom branch! I white heat embossed the same Mother’s Day Sentiment and scattered a few pearls along the card to tie in the pearls that are on some of the flowers.

 

 

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This is the card I made for my own Mom. It reminds me of a polaroid. I clear heat embossed the background (again I’m not sure what the background stamp is but I believe it is from Hero Arts) and blended with distress inks (I think the colors I used were picked raspberry and peacock feathers) I used the same Happy Mother’s day sentiment as the other cards, but this time I used Hero Arts Tide Pool or it may have been Soft Pool shadow ink, definitely one of those two! 😛

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So, I have those posted but I think I’ll take a break for now and leave it at that. I have some more cards to share but I’ll be back later to update again. Hope everyone had a nice weekend! ❤