Well, here’s the last card for today! I made this one for my Swap for te Phillyinkers Stampin Up group being heled tomorrow night. I used the new Stampin up set Love you much. And I used Real Red, and Pink Passion Classic Inks, and Cardstock. I stamped the En Francois background stamp in Pink Passion onto Whisper White Cardstock. I tied a little Hemp string around the saying and used pop dots to give it some dimension. That’s all for today though, as I am a bit tired.
Whoo Hoo! I got another swap finished today! Making good progress! These are for CardJunkie’s card swap on Cricut.com. March’s theme is Fuchsia with Flowers. The papers are from the Spring DCWV Mat. The flowers are Primas, and the ribbon, I bought a while back. I didn’t stamp a sentiment on it, as I figured the receiver could stamp whatever they choose.
These were the last card that I made last night/early this morning. I always seem to create better over night! I guess since I don’t have to keep answering “Mom, Mom, MOM!” every 5 minutes! Anyway I made these cards for CardJunkie’s February theme of Black with Bling. The design is a Stampin Up Jumbo roller, called Whimsy. I LOVE this roller!!!!! It is stamped with StazOn ink. I tore the edges, and adhered them to black cardstock, and again onto white cardstock. Then I used little self adhesive rhinestones I found at Walmart back last summer. Sadly they don’t all carry them anymore. But they used to come in packs of clear and Lime, Clear and Teal, and Clear and Pink. They were in the kids crafts section. I love that they already have the adhesive on them! And they are just perfect for just a little bling! The “hello” is by Karen Foster’s Snap Stamps, it is the small casual font. I love that you can snap them all together and write whatever you want it to say! Saying is stamped in the ColorBox pigment white ink.
I made these cards for KellpieJo’s card swap on Cricut.com. Her theme for March is the color Purple. I used my Cuttlebug D’Vine Swirls to emboss the light purple card stock. I tied a ribbon around the front, and adhered them to a darker purple cardstock. I thought they looked ok just like that, but I decided to add a little extra. So I used a new stamp I received from Laurinda, my friend over on the Cricut site. She sent it to me for my Birthday Club last month. Thanks Laurinda! It is by Hampton Arts.
These are for my final month in the 6 Months of Tags swap for CricutJenn. Her theme was Easter/Spring. I love this little jelly bean stamp (sorry there is no name of Manufacturer on it, it only says Santa Rosa on it). The jar is a StampsbyJudith Stamp. (And you know how I feel about her stamps!) The plaid paper is from the Spring DCWV stack. And the little tags were from a gift I received from my Birthday Club on Cricut.com. I used Marvy markers to color the beans, and a little pop dot to lift the red beans off the page. I hope everyone likes them!
So I finally got some creative juices flowing! I got on a creative kick and made lots of cards last night! I was up until 5:30 am this morning working my little heart out! These were the first ones I finished. I made them for Kellpiejo’s swap on Cricut.com. Her theme for February is Spring/Easter cards. I was thinking maybe not everyone sends Easter cards, but anyone could use a spring thinking of you card! I used the printed paper from a Spring DCWV 4x6 stack (it is hard to see in this picture, but the paper has different little things about Spring); the rick rack was from a gift I received from one of my Birthday Clubs on Cricut.com. The flowers are Primas, and the buttons are from a RAK I won on Cricut.com, held for members of the Cricut Card Fairy Army! So I guess you really could say that my friends at Cricut helped me create these cards! It’s good to have friends, thanks everyone!
I made these cards for my 2009 Addicted to cardmaking SWAP on Cricut.com. They are similar to the fronts seen below, but I decided touse ribbons instead of brads. I satrted out with red ribbons but ran out of that and had to switch to white ribbons. They are pretty bright but I like them! I used differnt colors of reds and pinks from Stampin' Up as well as a black StazOn stamp pad. I also made some similar ones with some Stampin Up sets, I will have to get a picture and post them also.
I created these for my Monthly Card Front SWAP on Cricut.com. The theme for January was Love/Valentines. I used all different shades of reds and pinks and just a little black also. I had to change some of the brads, as I started out with heart brads, but ran out, so I finished up some of them with some crystal brads.
I was pointed in the direction of this charity by a fellow Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melissa. They can use donations of cards, either Handmade, or Store bought for residents of nursing homes. What a great way to share your creativity, while brightening the day of others!!! Here is their website:
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Look who's 7!!!
My "Baby Girl" at her 7th Birthday party
Sweet Smell of Summer
Sniffing a bloom on the butterfly bush outside our home
A mother of a 5 year old boy and a 8 year old girl. I love being a mom! I married a guy I met in first grade! We married May 18th, 2002.
I wanted to have a place that I could show some of my creations. When my sister is able to visit she always asks me what I have been working on, so I thought this way I could keep her updated! It's also a way to show some of my other friends and family what I have been working on! This also gives me a little push to get some things made and posted.
I hope you enjoy the things you find here, and maybe even find some inspiration! Some of the things found on my Blog are by Stampin' Up! Ask me how you can get the stamps, or feel free to look at the current catalog found in the sidebar.(it will download, it takes a few minutes). Feel free to ask me any questions!