Sunday, November 16, 2014

Are You Ready for Some Football and Cards?

I love Sundays and football! The Patriots play later tonite so I am going to squeeze in some more card-making. I have been on a roll this week! I have several cards to share today.
First up- 2 cards using stamps from Sugar Pea Designs-- love these stamps!

Family friend Doug was so wonderful making the surprise proposal dinner party for Cori and Sani a joyful event. I wanted to thank him for all he did- so I created a card with a great pizza chef- perfect for Doug.

I wanted to play along with the sketch from Sugar Pea Designs so  I colored up this feisty fiesta man! The red stripes are embossing paste mixed with glitter and distress ink- very eye catching in person. My coloring looks horrible in the picture- I promise the pants look much better in real life! LOL

A super simple card made with the flip dies by Sizzix-for The Male Room:

Try Stampin' on Tuesday has a sketch and a theme-so I joined in on the fun for the next card.
And I have 2 cards for Operation Write Home challenges.
A fabulous sketch:
 I used distress inks on water color paper and stamped stars in white pigment ink- then cut the paper into the strips. I colored the ribbon with a copic marker. All of the colors blend nicely-the OWH safe DCWV  glitter paper goes well but photographed an odd shade of blue. I love the different textures to this card.
The OWH mid-month throw down challenge is to create a winter love card.
 Mama Elephant stamps- on a distress ink and water droplets background and some felt for snow drifts. Brrr- I can feel the snow in the air!
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my cards!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Time to Create

Welcome! I had some time off from work and went on a scrapping retreat so I was able to spend time with paper, ink, stamps and friends!
Over at Top Tip Tuesday the challenge is to use 3 or more papers. I love this challenge- I really like patterned papers and love combining them together. My tip- when you are combining papers that may not seem to obviously go together- find the common element and place them close by. In my card- I rotated my circle with the flowers so the orange flowers are close to her orange shirt and the orange polka dot mat and the sentiment mat is place near leaves with similar shades of green.

And since I continue to be inspired by Di and everyone posting to her blog and their use of snippets- I made the next card with my leftovers from the above card. It sure makes sense for me to use my scraps right away--if I stash them...they are out if sight, out of mind!

That is all for today but I have a few more cards to post and hopefully will post them later this week.
Thanks for stopping by. And a late thanks to our Veterans! I cannot express enough my on-going thanks and gratitude to our brave military- past and present!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

ODBD November Challenge and The Male Room

Hello! Today I have 3 cards to share. Our Daily Bread Designs sponsors the shipping costs for up to 2 boxes EVERY month for OWH....not only that- they have 2 winners from the card makers who receive gift cards! Super generous company and fabulous products!

This month's challenge is to create a card with a heart- or hearts! I wanted a card that could be used for male or female- but I think the plaid gives it more of a guy feel.

Inspired by Di at
I am trying to use my snippets left from each project- so rather than store or toss my scraps, I am trying to make another card right away! So this was made with leftovers from the first card and I think I like it better! Since there are layers of papers, I adhered the lighthouse circle with foam tape on 1 side.

This week the challenge at The Male Room is to use wood. I was watching re-runs of Antiques Roadshow and noticed when they showcase guitars there is a lot attention paid to the wood. I pulled out my Cricut and used an image from Indie Art. And I added an Action Wobble to the back of the guitar so it really does rock!

Have a wonderful week and make some cards!
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