Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Birthday Wishes

Happy Wednesday everyone.  I am sharing with you the card I made for my sweet mother-in-law back in February.  If you have read my blog before when I've posted cards made for her, you know that she loves red and black.  So, of course, she almost always gets a card with red and black on it.  Here are the details of this card:

Size:  5" x 7"
Card stock:  American Crafts
Patterned papers:  Recollections
Flowers:  Marvy Uchida punch with glitter dots for the centers
Grass:  Fiskars border punch
Circle and Scalloped Circle:  Spellbinders Nestabilities
Label for sentiment:  Spellbinders
Bow:  Bow Easy with a rose from I Am Roses in the center

Thanks so much!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Just Because . . . I Miss You!

This is a simple card I made a month or so for someone I was missing!  I didn't know about the color combo at first, but then decided I liked it!  Hope you like it as well.  Here are the details:

Size:  4" x 5 1/2"
"Just Because:"  Cuttlebug embossing folder (I am so glad I purchased these many years ago.  They come in handy in a pinch, and are so easy!)
Flowers:  Punches for the leaves, flower, and center circle.  I also ran the flowers and centers through my Cuttlebug to emboss.
Cloud:  Fiskars punch
The wavy lines for the fields of grass were cut using my Creative Memories wavy cutter -- another oldie but goodie!

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

If Dogs Go To Heaven

My neighbor just lost her sweet German Shepherd a month or so ago.  He showed up at her door as a puppy 13 years ago, and boy was he lucky!  No where could he have been loved more. Thus, his name became Lucky.  This is the card I made for her after his death.  Here are the details:

Size 5 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Card shape:  Folk Art Festival Cricut cartridge cut at 5 1/4".  The white layer was cut from that cartridge as well at 5"
Dog:  (I know it's not a German Shepherd, but it was the only dog I could find with pointed ears that looked similar)  Paper Pups Cricut cartridge cut at 3"
Halo:  Don Juan Cricut cartridge cut at 3/4"
Clouds:  Fiskars punch
Scalloped circle:  Spellbinders Nestabilities die
Flower:  Petaloo (my neighbor gave me these as a birthday gift.)
Sentiment:  Computer generated and cut using a Spellbinders tag die
The inside sentiment:  "(And I sure hope they do because heaven will be a much better place with them), I am sure that Lucky will be waiting for you at the pearly gates, doing figure eights."  (This is probably not exact, but it's close to the sentiment.  Lucky used to do figure eights in his lot several years ago.  For hours, he would go round and round.  It kept him slim and trim!)

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

With Our Sympathy

I made this card for the family of a sweet elderly lady in our church who recently passed away.  Here are the details:

Size:  A2
Patterned papers:  Recollections
Card stock:  Recollections and American Crafts
Bird:  Stampin' Up Punch
Circle:  George Cricut cartridge cut at 2 1/4" (I used the shadow feature as well)
Scalloped circle:  Spellbinders Nestabilities Die (my all time favorite)
Sentiment:  Computer generated using Gessele font
Chain:  EKSuccess punch

Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Older and Wiser?

Happy Friday to my blogging friends.  I am sharing with you today the birthday card I recently made and sent to my wonderful father-in-law.  He and I have always had a great relationship.  He's one of those people that you can't help but love!  Here are the details of the card:

Size:  A2
Card Stock:  Bazzill; Core'dinations
Embossing:  Cuttlebug
I used a 2 1/4" circle punch for the circle and used the negative cut.  I then cut the octagon by using the George Cricut cartridge cut at 2 1/2" using the silhouette function.  I placed it on pop-up dots over the circle cut out.
Owl and branch:  Create-a-Critter Cricut cartridge (one of my favorites) cut at 2"
Stars:  Punch
Sentiment:  Computer generated
I also used a Fiskars upper crest border punch for the background behind the sentiment.
The inside sentiment said something to the effect of:  "Well, maybe just older.  Happy birthday!"

Hope you like it.  If you comment, please accept my gratitude!