I LOVE to create greeting cards. This is a place
for me to share some of my favorite cards with family,
fellow card-makers,and friends.
Update: Since I began this card-making blog in 2009, we have moved to a warm, sunny place, retired, and gotten very busy. Even though my love of making cards has not lessened, my time "for" card-making has diminished. I had actually considered taking down my blog because of my lack of time to make and post cards. Instead I will try to post more regularly with a variety of things. Please bear with me while I attempt to expand my topics.
A quick, but pretty (I think) anniversary card. I used SU! Barely Banana cardstock for the card base along with White Bazzill which I ran through my Cuttlebug. The sand dollar was stamped onto a Nestabilities' circle and mounted on another Nestabilities' scallop circle (in SU! Barely Banana). The sand dollar and sentiment were stamped with SU! Close to Cocoa ink. I added some glitter to the sand dollar. The ribbon is also SU! Barely Banana. I appreciate you stopping by to check out my site. Thank you!
More fun Doodlebug patterned paper was used to make this girly-girly 8th birthday card. It is a basic design, I know, but I think the recipient liked it. :D She loves butterflies and glitz. I used SU! Party Hearty and Birthday Bliss stamps as well as the SU! Modern Label punch and ticket punch. I also used SU! circle punches and the SU! Embosslits butterfly folder. Thanks for looking!
Sorry to have been missing, but I was "out sick" for over a week. Looks like I need to do some catching up.
Here is a baby girl card I made recently for some friends who just had their 5th daughter. I had such fun making this card for them. Supplies used are: SU! Pretty in Pink cardstock, Doodlebug "Sea Life" patterned paper with coordinating Doodlebug plaid patterned paper (I stamped the onesie image on the diagonal), Versafine Black Onyx ink, stamps by Cornish Heritage Farms and Savvy, border punch by Martha Stewart, SU! ribbon, hearts punched by SU! punches, and little white heart buttons from my stash.
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This was the first time I had used my SU! Sweet Scoops stamp set, but it WON'T be the last. Such a fun set and I kept daydreaming about favorite ice cream and gelato flavors! :D
For this card I chose three SU! colors: Taken with Teal, Close to Cocoa, and Pumpkin Pie. I used them in ink and cardstock form. I also happened to have non-SU! brads that just matched the Pumpkin Pie. Hurray! I used a Cuttlebug and a Sizzix embossing folder on the card as well. The SU! ticket punch is one of my favorites that I haven't used for a while, so I pulled that out, too.
Thanks so much for looking!
I can't resist some of the adorable Doodlebug papers to this day! Been a fan of theirs for as long as I have been making cards. There are no special instructions for making this card. it is just a basic design. I did play around with putting more "things" on the front, but nothing ever struck me. So I decided to enhance the inside by using the same "strawberry" paper on both sides of the interior. When I just couldn't figure out what else to add to the outside of this baby card (due to the busy background paper), I decided to decorate it a bit more on the inside. This is the result. I used the same patterned paper from the front on the whole inside. I also matted the sentiment which I probably wouldn't have done on the inside. Thanks so much for looking!
Learning to make more than just one card at a time when you are designing was not something that I usually did. It seems like in my "advancing years", I am getting smarter. (It's about time.) :D
I chose Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, and Purely Pomegranate as my color scheme. I used the "b is for birthday" as my stamped image. The obvious difference between the cards is the orientation. I also used two different embossing folders. One is the CB Birthday folder and the other is a Quickutz folder. I paper-pierced the Chocolate Chip scalloped mats and inked the edges of the stamped image ovals. Thanks for looking!
First of all, please excuse the poor quality of the photo. I was in a hurry and took the picture in our kitchen on a counter. Note to self: don't do that, again.
The card base is white Bazzill with Bashful Blue ink and cardstock. I used Whisper White for the stamped image. Both the SU! scallop trim border punch and the scallop trim corner punch were used along with the SU! Beautiful Wings Embosslits die.
The stamps used were: Friends 24-7 (wood) and Well Scripted (unmounted).
Thanks so much for looking!
I got this adorable punch art design from a friend who attended our other friend's SU! class while I was out of town and had to miss the class. I just LOVED the fish and CASED it as an anniversary card. I also chose to use the SU! Jumbo Priceless Wheel as a background on the base mat. And, of course, the fish are made from the ornament punch. The mouth is the little heart from the Heart to Heart ex-large punch and the tail/fins are punched from the 5-petal ex-large punch. I used little circle punches for the eyes! Thanks for looking!
Birthday card for SIL using stamps from the SU! Party Hearty set. The colors are as close as I could get to the KU colors of red, blue, and yellow. My blue is a little too dark, though. Joe graduated from KU and is a major KU basketball and football fan! I used my corner-rounder punch on opposite corners of the yellow cardstock like I saw done on one of the MOJO Monday sketches. Thanks so much for looking!
These two birthday cards were made using the sea shell embossiblities plate from Spellbinders. The sand dollar stamp looks so pretty when you add a little glue and glitter! I used Bashful Blue cardstock and ink by Stampin' Up! The ribbon is also from Stampin' Up! as is the punched label and sentiment. The "bling" is from Marc Richards. Thanks for looking!
Looks like I need to purchase some more "kid" birthday stamps! However, this card does represent our two of our grandson's favorite colors: blue and green! I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder with numbers and made sure that he could see both of the number 9's since it was his 9th birthday! :D
I used Glorious Green and Night of Navy cardstock and inks. The ribbon is Night of Navy as well. The stamp set is: Party Hearty
Thanks for looking!