Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Happy Birthday

I am really loving the Mojo Monday Sketch #458.  I even posted a card yesterday!  

I didn't follow the sketch exactly as it is shown, but that's okay!  Now this is in my stash, ready to send to my friend for her May 2 birthday.


Monday, February 20, 2017

Gone to the Beach

It's Monday, and that means it's time for a new Mojo Monday sketch!  I played around with the sketch and some of my designer papers that are in my stash.  We live about 5 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and every summer my teacher friends and I meet for a gab session.  I think I will send this card to one of them for her upcoming birthday.  I'm entering this into Mojo Monday 485.


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Thinking of You

I was sick for about four weeks ... nothing earth shattering, but I just felt blah. I wasn't even sick enough to miss work; okay, one day, but that was it.

While I was sick, though, I did spend a lot of time looking at blogs and looking at challenges. This weekend, I finally got into my craft space and did some tidying.  That gave me the push to make a card. This card is inspired by CASE(E) this Sketch #209.

Aren't those little flowers just adorable?  They were in a package of many goodies that Sister sent to me for a Christmas present.  I used some Distress Inks to watercolor the design, and then I added a sentiment.  My MISTI tool is fantastic!  I never had much luck with embossing (the stamping part of it, that is), but the MISTI made it possible to restamp to get a good image. The flowers and some splatters with Gold Perfect Pearls added the finishing touch.


Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy Birthday

Here's a quick little card that is going into my birthday card stash.  Can't have too many of them, right?  It's a square card, so I will probably hand deliver it.  The colors are bright and cheerful, and the card is suitable for either a man or a woman.

I used my Cricut to cut out the birthday greeting ...I will definitely use this again and again!

I am entering this into Verve Stamp's December Diva Inspiration Challenge.

 I used the sketch on Viva La Verve Sketches' Holiday Break.

I've got to say that it's really really really difficult to line everything up ... notice how I cheated by lining up with the edges of background paper?


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

O, Holy night!

In the spirit of trying to put together a stash of Christmas cards for next year, here is another card that I made just today.  It's not like my usual cards in that it is a 5x7 instead of A2 size.  I wanted to have a good-sized picture on the front, and the smaller card wouldn't work.

I am entering this into the following challenge: