Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the mama bears out there!
I've had such little time to do much crafting lately, but an important occasion like this cannot be missed, no matter how busy I am.  It was easy to come up with some special cards using this stamp set, Bear Hugs from Mama Elephant.  The set has so many sweet images...

Hope every mama bear out there is having a beautiful day.
Happy crafting, everyone!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Comfort in Crafting

So little time, so many crafty things to do...

I have neglected sharing my creativity here as my attention has been required elsewhere, but that doesn't mean I don't find time to make a card for a special occasion.   Card making still puts me in a happy place.  In my craft space, calm and comfort returns when everything else seems so hectic.  

When I heard news of someone's retirement and knew about their passion for quilting, coming up with this card was a no-brainer.  Putting the little pieces together, in the colors and patterned paper I thought looked best, THAT was the hard part.  

Stampin' Up! Lattice die and square lattice embossing folder combined make a striking card quilt.  The SU!  seam binding ribbon, sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes, and bits of pieces of retired DSP and card stock to match complete the rest.   I cannot wait to share this with my Stampin' Up! consultant,  I think she'd be proud of me!

Now back to simply dreaming of a day when I can spend more time in the craft room.  At least now I know there is one friend getting a chance to enjoy her hobbies more.  Oh, so jealous! 

 Happy crafting, friends.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Lawnscaping Birthday & A Man Card

Lawnscaping Challenge blog is celebrating birthdays for their 100th Challenge!
Perfect timing for this Lawn Fawn fan as I officially break from Valentine mode into Birthday mode!

For my project, I challenged myself to make a masculine birthday card with my Lawn Fawn products.  I know a macho style can be a challenge in itself , but I wanted to showcase how even your cute Lawn Fawn stamps can be used for a special guy in your life.  Check it out...

I decided to remove the smiley face from the cake stamp from Year Three and add HAPPY using Milo ABC's above birthday.  I kept everything simply layered with subtle patterned paper from Hello Sunshine and Sweater Weather, coordinating everything in a manly brown and blue color scheme.

year three

Hope you are staying warm and enjoying some indoor crafting time if you've got icy or snowy conditions that seem to have hit most of the United States this weekend.  Stay warm and happy crafting, everyone!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Heart FELT Greetings

OH how I love FELT!
I have not used my supply of quality wool felt nearly enough this season.  I love to create felt embellishments.  They are fun to touch while making the project then after the project is complete, I find myself petting my little creation like a fuzzy little kitten... yeah. I'm goofy that way.

For today's project I used My Favorite Things felt and word and circle die, and Mama Elephant stamp, arrow die and Femme Frames dies.  Patterned paper is from BoBunny.

This card was part of my Valentine Extravaganza for the office charity sale, but I don't know that it was properly featured in a post before, so I must add it here.  

Hope you will be enjoying some quality time with your loved ones this weekend.  Happy crafting and have a very Happy Valentines Day!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Only One For Me

Yes, my man is the only one for me, but alas this card was not the ONLY Valentine I created.  
I have finished my barrage of 36+ Valentine greetings.  That's more cards than I made for Christmas.  I took a card making break last Christmas since I was busy knitting gifts.  A knitting break after Christmas then meant time to pull out the card making supplies again.  I always have to keep busy in the Craft-a-torium.  Can't stand to let my supplies sit idle - too easily they could end up in the box for a garage sale or something while the husband is in his household cleaning binge... EEEK!

On Friday I have a Valentine Gallery Extravaganza over at my new blog, Live. Craft. Repeat.  Check that site out for a few other card ideas.

For the main details on the card featured today, I used stamps from My Favorite Things and dies from Stampin' Up! and Spellbinders.  Patterned paper is from Lawn Fawn.

Happy stamping everyone!

Love my craft buddy!

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