Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Twofer Challenge #4

Happy April everyone, and welcome to this month's Twofer Challenge! I'm sure you're going to enjoy this one. I know I did! Here's our prompt for April:

Do you automatically think of cats and dogs? Or birds, hamsters, lizards, bunnies, and ponies? We used to have a couple of kitties around the house, Cinnamon and Sugar. They were the most fun critters, and I do miss their antics and the lap-sitting with their purrs going. And even though I had cats, I went with a dog stamp. I'm eager to see what you make, so grab your pet stamps, create a couple of cards and join us!

And "who-knew?!," I happen to have a couple of pet-themed cards to share with you today. Here they are together:

You can see that I've made one pet sympathy card, and one birthday card. Let's start with the sympathy card:

A dear, dear friend lost her sweet pup a bit ago, and I wanted to let her know I was thinking of her. The base was covered with a piece of SU vellum that Geri G. gave me at the Lake House. The NBUS sympathy sentiment is from Avery Elle, and the pup is from Pinkfresh Studios. I tried to give the little sweetie a bi-colored coat, though I'm not sure it worked as well as I hoped it would.

Next is the birthday card:

You can see I used the same pup for this birthday card, but stamped him in an aqua blue. The balloon is from the same Pinkfresh Studio set. The die is from Pretty Pink Posh. I tossed a few yellow sequins on, and made some 'grass' with my Ziggies. 

I hope to see you all in the gallery this month! Grab those stamps, pet-themed this time, and let those creative juices flow! Hope to see you over at the Twofer Challenge!! 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Two Cards for Today

I'll just get right to it before DH needs anything. Lots going on around here, but since I needed several birthday cards for family and friends, I thought I'd post them real quick.

The first card will head off to SSS Wednesday Challenge and Color Throwdown

I think this birthday card turned out lovely in this color palette:

I found various circle stamps in my stash and used ME pink and red inks, and the green is a DO in pistachio. I cut the SC sentiment twice; once in black and once in mint and off set them slightly. A few blings in the same colors finishes it off nicely. Looks happy to me.

The next card is off to play at Poppy Stamps Challenge, Happy Little Stampers April CAS Challenge, and the Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop. Do head over to Veronica's blog to learn about how Autism has impacted her life, and join in by making a card, too. 

The blue in the photo is in the teal family, and the darn thing photographed more in the green range as opposed to the blue. 

I've framed my card with a chevron paper from LF. The giraffes are from Poppystamps, and I just love them! I upcycled a chevron bag and used it behind the giraffe cuts. An old Syzzix label die with a PTI sentiment and done! An EZPZ, CAS card. Hope to get the chance to visit your blogs a bit later today, too. Have a great weekend, and as always...
(ETA: As per Carol's suggestion, I'm also entering the second card at Cards In Envy, where we are to accentuate the negative space. Thanks C!!)

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


Spring is definitely not in the air. My son said they had 5" of snow in Minneapolis the day before Easter. Not very Spring-like there either. I guess it's just a waiting game for now. It will get warmer and sunnier, and one of these days in the not-so-distant future, I'll probably complain that it's too hot outside... Enough of the weather report. This is a card blog, so let's get to it, shall we?!

I haven't had much time to play in the craft room as of late, but I got up a little bit early today so I could make at least one card. Mission accomplished! I'm sending this little sweetie off to Inspired By, and SSS Wednesday Challenge.

I just love gingham, don't you?

Yellows, greens, and a bit of pink. Maybe these colors will help usher in some more Spring-like weather! The gingham *sigh* is a scrap from my files, and the flowers and branches are from a NBUS PTI set. The scalloped edge die is from PPP, and the little tag with its sentiment is from AE. I added a sprinkling of sequins just because I like them. And now I have to run. DH needs a little bit of help. As always...