Saturday, May 16, 2015

Adrienne's graduation

This is for our granddaughter whose hs graduation is next week end.  She is graduating from Falcon HS, and will be attending the Air Force Academy - home of the Falcons!  Can I say we are proud of her?  (You may have already seen references to this!)  I found this paper at a local store in Colorado Springs. and I found the AF logo on line.  I used the CB Congratulations embossing folder, though there is not much visible.  The mats are dark green and blue.  The sentiment is from a library stamp by 7gypsies.
Sketch:   http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Graduation:   http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/search/label/Linky%20Party
Sentiment:     http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/    
Layers:   http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.com/
Any:        http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.com/
                http://thepapernestdollschallenge.blogspot.com/
                http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2015/05/dlart-may-linky-challenge.html
               

Friday, May 15, 2015

Wedding - JJ and Annie



                                                                      

 First of all, my apologies for the terrible image - I need to work on my blogging skills - and also figure out how to arrange my photos.  It worked yesterday and not today!
Front of card:  shimmery cs; Cuttlebug border die; Sizzix embossing folder; sheer ribbon, SU Wedding Elegance sentiment; half pearls
Inside: (This is a tip.) I try to incorporate something from the invitation on my cards.  This time I used an actual part of the card - they had an overlay of vellum with initials (in light purple) and a swirl accented with a gem.  I took the entire overlay, trimmed on three sides, and used the folded piece on the inside of the card.  I printed the verse on a piece of the same shimmery cs, adhered inside the folded vellum.  I adhered this to the inside of the card with double stick tape.
                       http://www.vssweetideas.blogspot.com/
Ribbon:         http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.co.uk/
Tip (not theme)      http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/
Any:              http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.com/     
                      http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/
                      http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
                      http://thepapernestdollschallenge.blogspot.com/

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Bon Voyage, Leah









 This is for our granddaughter who will be leaving soon to spend a few weeks in Spain, with a college group.  I needed a quick card - chose to use the colors of the Spanish flag together with the travel stamp - an old one by Santa Rosa.  (Are they still in business?)  I know the Eiffel Tower is out of place, but it will make her smile LOL!!!
Sketch (rotated):   http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/
 Around the world :  http://thecraftingcafe.blogspot.co.uk/
Any:     http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/2015/04/month-long-anything-goes-in-may.html

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Ashley's Graduation

This is for a niece who will graduate next week - I go online to find HS and/or college logos to use, and I think these worked pretty well together.  (The HS is in Fort Collins CO).  I like the lovely background that results from dry embossing (Cuttlebug Congratulations) shimmery cardstock.  I have a small piece of DP with diplomas and mortar boards - I added some chalk to blend in.  The ribbon is two kinds - dark green and metallic edged gold.  I needed some bits at the top right - I used some sparkly gems - I do have trouble getting them to work with this embossing!
Sketch:   http://www.trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/
Chalk:    http://chalknstock.blogspot.com/
Sentiment:     http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/
Graduation:   http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/search/label/Linky%20Party
Background (See note above):   http://drsdesignsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/%E2%97%8B%20Challenges
Any:        http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.com/

Don's 98th

This is for a member of our church - we visit him from time to time, and will stop in later this week to help him celebrate his 98th birthday.  His goal has been to reach 100, but on our last visit he acknowledged that may not be realistic - his health was obviously declining.
supplies:  Kraft cs; DCWV Heirloom DP; Word Art verse; washi tape; die cut letters and numbers; Basic Grey acrylic arrow.
Sketch:   http://yournextstamp.com/blog/
Sentiment:  http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/
More than 2 dies:    http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/
Die cuts:     http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/
Any:         http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/
                 http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/challenge-9.html

Monday, May 11, 2015

Bring on the cake

This is part of one of Art Impressions birthday pop-up sets.  This time, I only used one of the pre-colored die cuts from the sheet - as well as the sentiment.  It is popped up on a Spellbinder Majestic Elements circles.  I sprinkled glitter around the edges, and a bit on the cake - with a few stray sprinklings elsewhere!
Sketch (reversed):  http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/
A lovely lady:        http://artimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2015-05-08T05:00:00-04:00&max-results=10
Girly:     http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/
Glitter:  http://sparklensprinklecreativechallenges.blogspot.com/

Sunday, May 10, 2015

For Victoria, with an envelope

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I rarely make square cards because of the extra postage.  However, this will be hand delivered - so bumpy embellishments and square shape will work.  My teen aged granddaughter asked me to make a card for her friend - in pink, with a kitty and glitter.  The image is from http://sliekje.blogspot.com/.  Angelique periodically adds images, mostly cats - all are freebies.  Thank you for your generosity and keep on drawing!  I colored with Prismas and metallic gel pens.  The animal DP is from a pad I found at Big Lots - the checked section is the reverse of the double sided paper.  The polka dots is a sheet I have had for a long time.  No pattern for the envelope - I decided to wing it, but using a pattern would have been easier I am sure.  There is glitter on the flowers and her name - which is easier to see IRL.  There are 3 deep pink rain drops at the top right and narrow gold metallic sticker strips to set off the various papers.
Sketch:    http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/
Animal:   http://www.southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/
Pink:        http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
For a girl: http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/2015/05/come-join-our-for-mom-or-girly.html
Embellishments (rain drops):  http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.com/
Color image:  http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.com/
Stamping (HB sentiment):    http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.co.uk/
 Pattern Paper:   http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/
Duo - black & white:   http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Masculine birthday - lighthouse

The SU lighthouse (Coast to Coast) is combined with the Our Daily Bread birthday sentiment.  I used 4 of their color challenge colors - pale and dark orange, and pale and dark teal.  I was a little concerned about these choices, but I am very happy with the result.  The image is unadorned, stamped in black, but with dark orange jewels added, as well as some grey and white twine, that looked a bit nautical to me.
Sketch:  http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/
Colors:   http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/
 Any:      http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/

Friday, May 8, 2015

Silver anniversary

This is a card for a silver anniversary - I had intended to add the "25" but I decided that would be too much - unless I decide to replace the hearts.  What do you think?  I have a lot of "stuff", but not many numbers!  The mats are a dark grey cs, and the embossed pieces are Recollections shimmer silver - it is a very light silver dolor, but looks great with dry embossing.  I heated the ribbon to make it frizzy - I need to learn to control that better, as it got a little overdone!  Hearts, Congratulatins, and Victoria by Cuttlebug;  butterflies by Darice.
Sketch:    http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/
For a couple:  http://craftingwhenwecanchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/challenge-93-for-couple.html
Anniversary:        http://diesruschallenge.blogspot.com/
Monochromatic:   http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/ 
Any, w/ ribbon:     http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.com/ 
Sentiment:             http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/
Wings:            http://www.fashionablestampingchallenges.com/


For a mother

Image - SU ( a yard sale find and no further info);  colored with Twinkling H2O and gel pens; shiny Emerald metallic CS (Classy cards 'n Such; emerald DP and dots by DCWV; floral and leafy die cuts by Cheery Lynn, leafy embossing folder by Sizzix, washi tape, lace, sticker sentiment.  (That is a strip of lace at the top.)
Sketch (reversed):  http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/
Feminine:    http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/
Mother's Day:   http://classycardsnsuch.blogspot.com/2015/05/ccns-challenge-83-mothers-day.html
                     http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/search/label/Linky%20Party     
Layers:        http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.ca/
Stamping:   http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.co.uk
Die cuts:       www.hidinginmycraftroom.co
Lace:           http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Ice cream for two



Image - High Hopes - Ice Cream for two, colored with chalk pencils; Misc. papers; SU Circle of Friendship; acrylic arrow by Basic Grey; black sticker strip; washi tape.
Sketch:    http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/
Color inspiration (Peach):   http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/
Colored image :                     http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.com/
Not square:     http://polkadoodle.blogspot.ca/2015/04/week-17-anything-but-square.html
Sweet treat:     http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Any:                http://highhopesstamps.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2015-05-04T06:00:00-04:00&max-results=7          
             http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com/
             http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/challenge-9.html

Walt is 80

It seems like I am making more and more cards for the "80 plus" crowd - could be my age group?!?!?  (Be sure to note - I have a few years to go, but not many LOL!)  This is for a  friend who is very active in our church - including serving as a lead singer on a weekly basis.  Unfortunately most of the musical images are hidden, but there are enough there to create an impression.  I used die cuts for the letters and numbers, and the Scripture is from Word Art, in January.  The embossing is from the  Embossalicious HB folder, and the pieces of DP are from my scrap folder.
Sketch:         http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/
Not square:  http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/
Die cuts:       http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/
Sentiment:   http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/
Uplifting:     http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/
Digital:         http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/2015/05/himcr02nsd-let-get-digital.html 
Duob- black & white:   http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Announcing spring

This birdie seems to be announcing the arrival of spring - to me, the season begins a new year of blessings!
Pale sage cs by SU (I forget the name); bg DP in a pale gold by Making Memories; unknown scraps; image by Unity; sentiment from Verve Faith Medley; tiny flowers by Cheery Lynn.  I do not sew, and my hand drawn faux stitches often do not work well, so I used a metallic gold strip for the faux stitches.  I used some of the "negative" dots from that sticker sheet to scatter around, and for the flower centers.  Disclaimer - what appears yellow here is really more pale gold.
Sketch:     http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/
Color:       http://www.theunitystampco-challenge.blogspot.com/
Stitching:  http://stampotiquedesignerschallenge.blogspot.com/
Spring:      http://www.frosteddesigns.blogspot.ca/

Metal:        http://www.trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/
Beginning: http://www.addalittledazzle.com/
Wings:       http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/