Thursday, February 24, 2011

Love You for my Hubby

This is my hubby's Valentine's Day card.  I hadn't posted it earlier because I've had a tough time getting the colors right in the picture.  I have taken about 20 pictures with different settings on my camera, but the colors still are not right.  And it's not my favorite card I've ever made.  Don't we all have those?  The red is not an orange red; I think it is Bazzill Red Devil.  Anywho, the card was based on the sketch over at Mojo Monday a few weeks ago.  Since I didn't get good pictures of it, I didn't link it to the challenge there at Mojo Monday.  Here is the sketch:

And here is my card: 

How the card was made:

Size 5 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Cardstock:  American Crafts and Bazzill
Embossing:  Cuttlebug folder
Hearts and "Love You":  Cuttlebug dies
Zig Zag ribbon:  Unknown
Jewels:  Queen & Co.
Scalloped Square:  Nestabilities (Cut in half)
Scalloped Circle:  Nestabilities
Border punch:  Fiskars
Thanks for looking and for any comments you leave.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I'm Still Around!

I promise I'm still alive and kicking.  I hope to get pictures of my husband's Valentine's Day card tomorrow and post them.  Otherwise, I'm working on a huge project for a banquet at church.  I will try to post a couple of things I've done along the way.  It has been lots of work, but lots of fun! 

Don't give up on me.  I'll be around in a day or two.  Happy crafting!

Monday, February 14, 2011

A More Traditional Valentine

This is my oldest daughter and her husband's Valentine's Day card.

Here's how it was made:

Size: A2
Cardstock:  DCWV Glitter Stack; American Crafts
Patterned Paper:  GCD Studios Cloisonne Paper Pad
Scalloped circle:  Martha Stewart Seasonal Cricut Cartridge
Hearts:  Martha Stewart Punch
White Center for Hearts:  Martha Stewart Doily Punch
Rose:  I Am Roses
Ribbon:  Unknown
Scalloped Border:  EK Success
Tag:  Spellbinders
Heart Shaped Pearls:  Unknown

Hope you like it!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Different Colors for Valentine's Day

This was the card I made for my daughter and son-in-law for Valentine's Day.  She likes these colors better than the traditional red/black/pink/white.  I used the current inspiration over at Case Study for this card.  I absolutely loved Eva's card.  Here it is:

Here is how I made my card:

Size: A2
Patterned Papers:  Cosmo Cricket Everafter
Cardstock:  Bazzill
Hearts:  Martha Stewart Punch
Tag:  Spelllbinders
Label:  Spellbinders Nestabilities
Ribbon:  Unknown
Pearls:  Queen & Co.
Border Punch:  Paper Studios

Here is my card:

Thanks so much for looking and for leaving comments.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Ring around the Middle

I woke up early this morning and decided I really needed to make this card.  I had the tree already cut, so in order to save time, I wanted to make a card around the tree!  The recipient's last name is Warden, and he is a supervisor, so I thought I would use the play on his name and insinuate that he is a warden.  Thus, "The Warden's another year older!"  LOL.  They say you can tell the age of a tree because of the number of its rings.  The inside of this card says, "Good thing you're not a tree, or you'd have another ring around your middle!"  Cheesy for sure, but it works.  This card took 30 minutes or so to make, which is pretty good for me!

Size:  A2
Cardstock:  Bazzill, Bazzill Bling and Recollections
Patterned papers:  Unknown (from my scraps)
Embossing:  Cuttlebug
Tree:  Cindy Loo Cricut cartridge (cut at 3") 
Circle:  George Cricut cartridge  (cut at 3")
Oval:  Punch
Label behind oval:  Nestabilities
Loopy border:  Bazzill Just the Edge

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Age . . .

This week I have made a birthday card for my wonderful mother-in-law.  Yes, their birthdays are only three days apart (see previous post).  She loves red and black.  So, every year she gets a red and black card.  I tried to make it in pink and black, but it just wasn't working.  It needed red on it. 

This card was made using two challenges.  First, I used sketch 176 over at Mojo Monday.  I knew I wanted to incorporate this into a card as soon as I saw it.  And then I saw the CASE Study challenge 25 over at Case Study, and was so inspired that I had to incorporate that card as well.  So, here is what I came up with.

Here is the sketch from Mojo Monday:

And here was my inspiration from Case Study:

How I made the card:

Size A2
Card shape:  Base Camp Cricut cartridge (cut 1 at 5 1/4" -- I think.  I turned on "flip" and cut another.  I scored the back piece and glued them together at the top)
Cardstock:  Bazzill
Patterned Papers:  DCWV Cotton Bloom Stack, and the other is possibly Bo Bunny, not sure.
Roses:  I Am Roses
Oval and Scalloped Oval:  Nestabilities
Embossing:  Cuttlebug
Butterfly:  Spellbinders
Label for the word Age:  Nestabilities
Black label behind Age:  Paper Shapers Punch (maybe Stampin' Up)
Pearls (unknown) -- From my stash

The inside says, ". . . is merely the number of years that the world has gotten to enjoy you.  Happy Birthday!"

And here is my card:

In the picture below, you can see the embossing on the scalloped oval.

Thanks for your kind words!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Count Your Blessings

This is my father-in-law's birthday card.  He's a sweet guy, and a lot of fun to be around.  I've made lots of bluegrass, music, and guitar cards for him, so I decided to change it up this year and make more of a serious card for him.  Here's how it was made:

Size:  3 3/4" x 9"  (fits into a no. 10 envelope)
Cardstock:  Bazzill, Recollections, DCWV
Patterned Papers:  DCWV Cotton Bloom Stack and unknown
Count Your Blessings:  Country Life Cricut cartridge cut at 2 1/2"
Silhouette boy:  A Child's Year Cricut cartrige cut at 3 1/4"
Label behind boy:  Lacy Labels Cricut Lite cartridge cut at 3 1/2"
Pearls:  Unknown
Flourish (sort of):  Spellbinders

(I think all of these sizes are correct.  I made this over the weekend, and I tried to make a mental note of the sizes.)

The inside says, "Not your birthdays, or your candles.  Have a wonderful, blessed day."

Thanks for looking, and for the kind words some of you leave!  They make my day!