Friday, June 29, 2012

Okay, second post of the day.  I needed a thank you card and thought what the heck, I'll make one that fits the CFC59.  Turned out.  So without further ado...

I used SU white cardstock for the card base, and SU black ink too.  For the thanks, I used Hero Arts Big All Time Greetings and masked off the "so much" part of it.  The striped paper is Make the Grade from Moxxie, and the "circles" are backless glitter buttons are most likely from Michaels--I lost the top half of the package... I punched off one end of the striped strip with EK Success' 1" circle punch.  No time at all to make this card!  Gotta love that.
Friday.  It's been a busy week and I could use a vacation!  Spent the mornings teaching VBS/Soccer Camp at church - 90 kids from ages 3 - 13.  Great group of kids and some awesome high school helpers and coaches.  Only Thursday, when the weather was hot and humid, was it hard on the teachers and kids, and then with the sprinklers going and lots of water breaks, everyone came out fine.  All the kids seemed to learn quite a bit about soccer, and most importantly, a great week chock full of Bible lessons that they can apply to their everyday lives.  Love that!
So that is why my MojoMonday 247 card is coming in on Friday...  My friend Martha is getting married tomorrow (I seem to thrive on short deadlines...), and this is the card that I made for her and Jeff.  I really do like it.

Stampin' Up white cardstock, ink and stamp.  Old chipboard hearts pop dotted one on top of the other.  The patterned paper is once again random scraps, as are the frosted vellum and black cardstock.  I used Cloud 9 Wedding Stripe for the frame, and mitered the corners, something that is easier than it looks (even for a dyslexic like me...).  If you'll notice, I slipped a piece of the patterned paper under the vellum; gives it a bit of something, I think.  Thanks for looking ; )

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sunday afternoon, and instead of deadheading my roses, and pulling a few weeds, I decided to play.  Dinner is easy tonight, laundry is done, time!!
I remembered something this week.  I find that, for me, my main source of inspiration comes from the people I make cards or scrapbooks for.  Funny how mediocre things turn out for my designs when a specific person has not been the primary thought behind the creation.  Gotta keep that in mind.  It isn't a problem with eight kids, plus spouses, plus 17 grandkids...and let's not even get into the rest of the family! ; )  I think I've got my inspiration covered!  This one is for a daughter, and I thought I'd play the SSSC161 Challenge.  It was fun, and once again, I used a boatload of scraps.  Love doing that. (Of course when one is a "paperaholic", scraps are easy to come by!)

The polka dot paper is Wisteria Dot from Bazzill, the other purples are just scraps.  The white is a scrap of SU cardstock, and I used SU markers for the hair and greenery.  The flower & shoes were colored with SU watercolor pencils then blended.  Copic markers for the little lady, and a scrap for her dress.  She was stamped with StazOn.  MFT supplied the stamp (Poppy), the phrase (Birthday Princess), and the chevron die.  The big posy is from Michaels.  Because her favorite color is purple, I know she'll do the happy dance when she sees  this!  Have a great week!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Had the chance to drive to Madison yesterday and watch my youngest son's little ones for the day.  "G-man" is nearly 6, "Lady-L" is 4, and "D-Boy" is 2.  Those are their superhero names, and we drove to pick up happy meals for lunch in the Super Van.  What those little ones don't come up with...  Finished my yard work for the day before 9:00, and decided to hit the cQc142 color challenge.  Didn't have the SU versions, but once again, I found scraps that are pretty close in color.
I cut out letters with my Cricut, using the Mickey Font.  Only used the "island indigo" colored-letters and trimmed the rest of the colored-negative spaces into strips.  Bordered in a thin frame of black.  White SU cardstock.  Am enjoying the asymmetry; trying hard to get out of my comfort zone.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Summertime...well, almost.  Hot and humid here on the shores of Lake Michigan today.  Though, I'll admit, it is "cooler by the lake" -- by about four degrees.  This past Saturday was Scrap and Stamp, our monthly get-together at church where we spend seven hours of crafting and grazing on yummy snacks, and meeting new people.  It is so much fun.  I got a couple of pages done in between visiting with everyone.  
My take on CFC57 using acetate or vellum is this card.  Birthday's by the ton coming up this summer and I will get it off to someone, no doubt.

I am a big fan of using up "old stuff", and that's what I did with this card.  I stuck 3 flower stickers from the Paper Studio onto a scrap of blue vellum, fussy cut them out, and colored the centers black.  They looked fine blue, but I wanted to tie the card's touches of black all together.  I found an MaMBI frame from about, oh, 2004 (!) and taped it onto the SU cardstock card base.  Pop-dotted the flowers in the center, and added "Happy Birthday" from MFT's Birthday Princess set.  I really like this concept.  Hopefully, whoever gets this card will be doing the Happy Dance.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

So much going on here in the last week.  So much coming up too...  Saturday is Scrap and Stamp, our church's monthly event where women (and sometimes men) gather for seven hours of food, fun, and fellowship!  Love it.  And yes, I do the Happy Dance there when projects go well! ; )
Today's card is my rendition of a Father's Day greeting.  I made two for my dad and liked this one better.  Will save the other one for next year.  I plan to post them to CASE Study #94, Pals Paper Arts136 - Color Challenge, and CFC56.

I started with SU white cardstock, both for the card, the white chevron, and the "love you" tag.  The polka dot paper is from Bo Bunny's Tis The Season Snow Flakes reverse side --, the navy cardstock is from my scrap drawer.  I used SU real red ink, and the fonts are Pea Jeannie Script from  Fast and easy, and I think my dad will get a kick out of it!  So addicted to cardmaking.....

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Election Day here in Wisconsin.  Big recalls...Will be glad to vote and for this to be over with, which means many less phone calls and door knocks.  My boss and his wife had a baby girl, so I decided to make a baby card using the Retro Sketches #14 challenge.  It's pretty and makes me do the happy dance : )  !!!

It's really not BRIGHT pink, but the beautifully soft Pretty in Pink cardstock from Stampin' Up, as is the ink.  The stamp and punch are also from SU.  Pearls are from Crystal Stickers, and the rose is from Michaels.  I used my Storybook cartridge from Cricut to die cut 2 borders.  

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Our daughter's birthday is coming up in about a week, so I thought I'd make a card for her.  I followed the Dynamic Duo challenge and this is what I came up with.  I do like it... The photo doesn't really show the rich hues of the blue paper; it is truly like (though not exactly) Island Indigo.  Dang.

I used Bo Bunny's Tis The Season Snow Flakes reverse side -- white/red, We R Memory Keepers sew easy fancy floss, Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay ink and white cardstock, a random scrap of blue and white under the pop-dotted white HB circle, Cricut cartridge Plantin Schoolbook for the HB, Bella Boulevard washi tape, and Elements teal bling.  Happy dancing! ; )

Friday, June 1, 2012

It's Friday!  Gloomy skies today, but since I'm in my scrapbook room, and concentrating on card making, I don't really notice.  Good day for it too.
This card will go to the CFC55 Bling challenge.

I used VersaMark Jet Black and stamped the mason jar image on a sheet of transparency paper, which I then fussy cut.  I stamped the image again onto Stampin' Up white cardstock and cut only the top of the jar, which was fixed to the top of the transparency.  Stampin' Up Barely Banana daubbed on the front of the card makes the firefly "light", and next I drew fireflies, and used yellow Stickles for their glow.  On the back of the lid, only, I used pop-dots to raise the jar.  And because I don't like to see my own writing, I printed using the Pea Berry font from  Fast and fun to make.