Friday, August 15, 2014

Be your own Super Hero!

Long live Girl Power!
Using Diana Girl from Unity Stamp Company and some graphic background stamps from Off the Grid from Stampin' Up! for today's empowerment card.   Inside I added the sentiment "You are your own Super Hero" as I hope that helps a friend make it through something new and sometimes difficult.  

Sharing with my Unity Friday Friends with Flair, also.  I so miss playing along on other challenges, but my "super powers" apparently do not include multi-tasking very well...darn it!  :)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Felt Flowers Never Wilt

I love it when you get to hand someone their birthday card.  Since it doesn't have to be hidden away, and fit all nice and tidy into an envelope, the embellishments can be big and dimensional.  My husband's grandma's birthday was the perfect opportunity for me to create a card that went BIG with a pretty, felt embellishment. I got to use my long neglected Heirloom Rose Die-Namic from My Favorite Things with some of their quality wool felt.  To be sure I got it right, I watched the MFT Youtube video that helps show how to assemble it correctly.   Felt is really rewarding to work with. Here's a close up look...

The leaves were cut from cardstock using Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die, the patterned paper is from Lawn Fawn, and the sentiment and other Naturals White and Rose Red card stock are from Stampin' Up!.  

She really loved it (almost as I loved making it for her).  Today is her birthday, so I thought it's a great day to share it with you.
Happy crafting, everyone!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Dog Days of Summer...

Summer time heat and humidity are back after what was an amazing, low humidity, breezy holiday weekend.  Outdoor heat makes indoor hobbies even more attractive, so I expect to get a chance to catch up on a few card making needs this week!  

My card above was for an anniversary.  I loved using my Lifestyle Crafts/Quickutz dog dies and giving the card a little Lady & the Tramp kind of treatment.  A little Stampin' Up! twine, Lawn Fawn patterned paper and a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp made the rest of the card easy to put together.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a Happy Day, too!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Caffeine Withdrawal - Unity Friends with Flair

Oh yes, the words on this card express my feelings when this happens...
I LOVE coffee.  I have tried to cut back, and when I do I am so very sad...

Sharing my creation for this week's Unity Stamp Company's Friends with Flair.
Love this Unity Stamp Company Itty Bitty, So Empty Coffee.

Here is a close up of the card showing off some accents I included using some Glossy Accents on the coffee pot and some sparkles with a glitter pen.

May your weekend be filled with some caffeinated goodness!
Happy crafting!
Monday UPDATE:  I'm so excited!  My card above was randomly chosen for a prize! YIPPEE

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Fist Pumpin' for All Graduates!

Graduation season is upon us so I thought I'd share a clean and simple card I made for a friend.
I used stamps from Mama Elephant, Up and Away, and Hustle. I hand cut a little graduation cap and diploma for the little fist pumpin' fox.  Isn't he sweet?  A little bit of twine was secured through the top of the hat and secured with a dab of glue to keep it secure. Here's a closer look at my foxy little graduate...

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Happy Belated Birthday

Happy Belated Birthday
for all those people I keep missing their big day, I apologize!

Love my craft buddy!

Love my craft buddy!
Dog's view of the Craft-a-torium!