Sunday, May 1, 2016

Starry Donut shaker card

I know quite a few people who have birthdays in May and June, so I've been super busy making lots of birthday cards. I don't do shaker cards very often, but I really should because they are always so much fun.




Paper - Lawn Fawn - Let's Get Polka, Mon Amie collection
Background die cut - My Favorite Things
Stamp - My Favorite Things
Donut die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Mini Star confetti - Pretty Pink Posh
Shaker beads - unknown
Ink - Memento
Pearl pen - Viva Decor

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

For a Special Teacher

National Teacher Appreciation Day is coming up on May 3rd. I have 2 kids in school. I also volunteer in my daughter's kindergarten class for a few hours every week. I have a true appreciation for our teachers and everything they do for our kids. Their jobs are so much more than a 9 - 3 work shift. So, I wanted to make sure to get some cards made as a small thank you to them. (I'll get them a little gift too. I just haven't decided what that will be yet.)


I used Reverse Confetti's Sketch #32, but I changed it slightly to work for my card. I did not design the sketch, but I did figure out the measurements for an A2 size card.


Paper - American Crafts 
Stamps - Reverse Confetti
Apple die cuts - Reverse Confetti
Pretty Panel striped die cut - Reverse Confetti
Border die cut - Paper Smooches
Twine - The Twinery
Ink - Color Box - Stephanie Barnard
Bling - from stash

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*Reverse Confetti card sketch image used with permission.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Mojo Monday Sketch #444 card challenge

I'm trying to tackle my long card to-do-list this week. Mother's Day cards are on that list, naturally. For my card, I used the newest Mojo Monday sketch.


I did not design this sketch, but I did figure out the measurements for an A2 size card.
(5 1/2" x 4 1/4")


Paper - Lawn Fawn - Daphne's Closet collection
Stamp - Hero Arts
Stitched circle die cut - Lawn Fawn
Scalloped circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet
Ink - Versafine

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*Mojo Monday card sketch image used with permission.





Sunday, April 17, 2016

Donut Birthday

Spring has definitely arrived in Washington state. And it brought lots and lots of pollen. Ugh! I have horrible allergies and have been suffering from a sinus infection for the past 2 weeks. I'm finally feeling better and even got a few cards made. I have a long list of cards I need to make, so I started with some birthday cards. Everyone likes donuts, right?




Paper - Lawn Fawn -Let's Polka. Mon Amie collection
Stamps - Lawn Fawn
Stitched die cut frame - Pretty Pink Posh
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet
Ink - Versafine and Memento
Wink of Stella glitter pen

I added this sentiment from My Favorite Things to the inside of the cards.


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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Cards in Envy - Just Purple card challenge

I really enjoyed this card design, so I decided to do another one. This time in purple, which isn't a color I use very often in card-making. But Cards in Envy's current challenge is Just Purple, so I pulled out my purple Brusho powder. For the background, I simply wet the paper and sprinked the Brusho powder on, letting it create a fun multi-colored design. Then for the chevron die cut, I mixed the powder into a solid purple and painted the die cut piece. I just love how it turned out!



Chunky chevron background die cut - My Favorite Things
Brusho watercolor powders
Watercolor paper - Ranger
Banner die cut - Reverse Confetti
Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Flower die cut - Paper Smooches
Ink - Close to My Heart
Wink of Stella glitter pen
Pearl pen - Viva Decor

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Happy Birthday - with Brusho and Inka-Gold

A friend of mine recently celebrated her birthday. She's an amazing crafter, and always inspires me. Her favorite color is yellow. For her birthday card,  I decided to play with some pretty Brusho powders and Inka Gold. I just love the fun backgrounds one can create using Brusho. This was my first time trying the Inka Gold and I really like the added shimmer. 



I decided to make a similar card using different colors. The black Brusho powder is my favorite one. I'm not sure who I'll give this card to yet, but there always seems to be another birthday coming up.




Watercolor powder - Brusho
Gold paint - Inka Gold by Viva Decor
Background die cut - My Favorite Things
Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Flower die cut - Paper Smooches
Banner die cut - Reverse Confetti
Ink - Close to My Heart
Glitter pen - Wink of Stella
Bling - Ki Memories by Hampton Art

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

He is Risen!

Happy Easter!

He is not here; for He is risen, just as He said. - Matthew 28:6


Cross background die cut - Gina Marie Designs dies
Stitched banner die cut - My Favorite Things
Sentiment - Computer generated
Wink of Stella glitter pen


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