Monday, January 16, 2017

Cupcakes are Muffins ? !


At my job we celebrate birthdays once each quarter.  This time we had a bunch of cupcakes along with cake and some other goodies.  We tried to rationalize eating all the sweets . . . but ate them anyway.  That's when I remembered this sentiment stamp from Riley and Company - so much fun!  I just had to make a card for an upcoming birthday.

I am putting this in the following challenges:

Shopping Our Stash I love the title of this challenge "Stickle Me Elmo" . I really shopped my stash, and used a very old jar of "sprinkles" - glitter - not edible! I sprinkled them on top of some Alene's snow paste (used as "icing" ). 

Happy Little Stamper - The dies are from Paper Trey Ink -- 
And I'm also putting this into Seize the Birthday

As always, thanks so much for taking a look.  Hope you are having a good day.

W T Fifty?

A co-worker is turning 50 next month - this is for her.


The stamps are from CAS-UAL Fridays - embossed in gold and black.  The pink numbers are a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop - sponged with distress spun sugar to go from dark on top to fade to the bottom.  
I had 2 hours to do this and get on to my blog to qualify for CAS Colours & Sketches


And Paper Craft Crew Challenge

This was one of the fastest cards I've ever made. To be honest, there were several failed attempts, before I got it the way I wanted.  :) 
All for now -- need to go get dinner and ready for work tomorrow.
Hope you are having a good day.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Caught a Bug . . .


This is for a friend that is ill with the flu or other upper respiratory infection.  These are her favorite colors.  
The images are from Sweet and Sassy. 
The paper is from My Mind's Eye.  

I am putting this into the following challenges:
Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge
Crafty Hazelnuts Pattern Paper Challenge - now -- you need to know that I choose this pack of paper before I went looking for challenges in which to put this card.  And there this was -- Crafty Hazelnut -- and the paper pack prize for this month is the pack I used -- what do they say about "great minds"? :)


And Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes 

and into Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday  - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for taking a look.  I hope all is well with you. 

ConGRADulations!

I teach 6th grade science at a middle school in NY.  My department head just finished her PhD.  This is for her.
The image is from Stamping Bella , which I watercolored.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.
I don't know if you can read the pattern paper, but that is from Echo Park.  The words on the paper are about Graduate and School.

I'm putting this into the following challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays CFC164


and Cute Card Thursday also Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look.  

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Soap Bottle Inspired Xmas Card


I've had this soap dispenser since last year, and I've loved the color, glitter, etc.  So I've held onto the empty bottle until the time was right to try to recreate it. In my memory, the soap was more of a purple color.  This photo is a stock picture from the Internet.

The stamps are Lovely as a Tree from Stampin Up - stamped in Archival Violet.  Then I repositioned the stamp, stamped with VersaMark and clear embossing powder.  I used Peerless water colors to color the sky and snow.  After that dried, I embossed over the trees with WOW cha cha cha embossing glitter -- oh the glimmer in real life is awesome!!  The sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

1) 52 Christmas Card Throwdown - where the challenge is to use a previous challenge - So I selected June Theme Challenge - Xmas Landscape

2) Also for CAS CAS Watercolor  

3) Inkspirational Challenge CAS with Sparkle -- this certainly qualifies :) 

4) Time out Challenge - Christmas with optional twist of glitter or shimmer

5) CAS on Sunday the theme is Christmas 

6) Winter Wonderland - Frame it or Night Scene - I think this qualifies 

and


Thank you so very much for looking.
My cards may not be much . . . but it is OH SO Relaxing to work with paper and colors.  And I had a great time creating this card.  I hope you are having a good day too.  

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Light the Candles!



I made this for a friend who will be 60 this week (and I'm making another for my hubby).  His "real" card can be found Here.  But knowing him, he'll like this funny card better.  

The stamps are from Art Impressions -- the paper is from Stamping Up.  Some stickles on the candles and around the speech bubble.  

I was inspired by the following blogs:


2. Tuesday Morning Sketches - I had to modify the sketch a bit -- only one strip of pattern paper -- I tried two strips, but it did not look right.  And I put the sentiment in the top left corner, not the bottom right.  

3. Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by!

Big Six Oh!


For my hubby who is finally joining the 60's !
Life has been very busy - so card-making has taken a back seat.  I miss my creative time.  But I had to really make time to create for my man's big birthday!!

This was an easy to create shaker card -- the paper is from Stamping Up -- the 60th dies are from PTI.  I'm not sure which company the Happy Birthday is from.

I was inspired by the following challenges.

1. Moving Along with the Times - use dies - numbers or letter

 
3. Stampin Royalty - Masculine projects

4. Hand Stamped Sentiments - Color Challenge


Thank you so much for stopping by to take a look.  








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