Tuesday, March 14, 2017

So Thankful I jump for joy!

Here is card number 2 of 12 of the thank you cards I made back in Janurary. They are finally hopping on to the blog.  This is just a fun thank you card and would be great for any lady in your life especially a mom.  I used a chevron embossing folder for the background and then sponged it with My Favorite Things Pure Plum hybrid ink pad.  The kangaroo comes from Lawn Fawn's Critters Down Under stamp set and the sentiment was created with Lawn Fawn's Jump for Joy stamp set.



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 Pure Plum MFT Jump for Joy Lawn Fawn Critter Down Under Lawn Fawn


                                                                                        

Elegant Thank you card

In early January I had a family member ask me to make them 12 Thank you cards to use.  So over the next few days I will be finally sharing these cards with you.

This first card is using a Thank you embossing folder.  To make it pink I used "My Favorite Things" Razzle Berry hybrid ink pad. I got this look by sponging the ink pad directly to the paper.  To finish off the card I added some diamond embellishments and mounted it on some pink card stock.  This made for a quick, simple and elegant card.



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Getting back on track & Announcement!!!

Hello it's been way to long since I last posted on my blog here.   Therefore I'd like to change that, I've been crafting a lot just haven't had the time or energy to keep up to date with my blog posting.  Though I want to change that and be better at updating this blog for those of you who read my blog and also as a way to keep track of the things I make in a fun way.

The main reason why I haven't posted on the blog since November 16 of last year is because I am expecting my second child in June of his year. So around this time when my blog started lacking in posts I didn't have the energy to keep up with posting all that I'd been making.  I was also busy making baby announcement cards during this time so that we could share our news with family and friends in a really fun way.  (I will share this card/postcard with you in his post)

Then with the holidays coming things got super busy with family events and various things.  Then came the new year and I took on a few more shifts at work for a few more weeks.  Life kept going on and I crafted, worked and spent time with family and friends.  I always intended to share what I'd been making on the blog. I'd take a picture of the cards I'd made just never got around to posting but I'm going to try my best to catch up and change that.

We've also been preparing for baby #2 which means we've been doing a lot of organizing projects.  I've moved my crafting space into our bedroom and the kallax unit in our dining room area.  This way we could give our almost two year old a new big boy room and have a room for the new baby arriving in June.   I'm almost done getting my new crafty space in order just a few odds and ends that need to find homes.  My goal is to find a place for everything so that I know where it is and can really utilize all the crafting things I have. 

Our baby announcement for baby # 2 to tell family and friends. I used Lawn Fawns "Loads of Fun" stamp set to create this very fun card.  I made it into a scratch and win card by using Inky Antics 1-1/4 inch circle scratch off stickers.  We called it "Scratch and win with Riley Loads of fun!" Riley is our first born son so it was basically him announcing he was going to be a big brother as you can see.

It was really fun to give this to family and friends.  We put it in an envelope and taped a penny to it and everyone was confused by the penny on the envelope and excited to open the envelope.

  




Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Happy Birthday Puppies!

Here is a fun card I created back in September for my friend's son who turned 1 in September.  I had a lot of fun creating all the bits and pieces to make this scene.  I used Lawn Fawn's "Happy Howloween" stamp set. The trees are from Simon Says Stamp "Love makes a Home" stamp and die set.



   


We Ott to together soon

Here is a recent card I made using Lawn Fawn's "Year Five" Birthday stamp set.  Though I changed the sentiment and put my own spin on it to fit the occasion just right. I made this card for a friend who I haven't seen in awhile and we've been try it to get together.  Plus who doesn't like getting fun mail in their mailbox amongst the bills and the junk mail? Am I right?

I used some scrapbook paper I had in my stash to add a pop of color.  Then to ink the edges and make them stand out more I used three My Favorite Things Hybrid inks.





Hope your birthday is loads of fun! ~ Fall Edition

Hello There, Woah it's been awhile since I posted on here. I've really got to catch up. I've been making a ton of things I just need to find more time in my day to get the content here on the blog.  This is a card I made back in September for a friend, and it was loads of fun to make this super cute fall themed birthday card.

I used Lawn Fawns "Jump for Joy" stamp set for the leaves and critters.  The sentiment comes from Lawn Fawns "Loads of fun" stamp set and the tree is Simon Says Stamps "Love makes a home" stamp and die set.





          
 

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

One last Summer card- You're the coolest!

Hello, It's Tuesday and today marks the day of back to school for the kiddos here in Canada at least.  I've got one last summer themed card until we dive into all things Autumn and cozy!

So slider cards are really popular these days. They have been around for awhile but the companies "My Favorite Things" and "Lawn Fawn" have made it a lot easier with slider dies to create fun interactive cards.  I didn't use there products to create this fun slider card but I cut the slider hole myself with an exacto knife. I will link down below to the products you can get to create sliders. I'd eventually like to get my hands on these dies myself as it would make these cards a lot faster.

Anyways, I used My Favorite Things "Penguins in Paradise" stamp set and colored the images with copic and spectrum noir markers.  I added a bit of detail to the penguins blue shorts and there belly's with a white pen. I created the sand with a spectrum noir marker and the blue background is created using My Favorite Things "Blu Raspberry" Hybrid Ink.  The penguins and palm trees were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

The card has form tape below the image and background to prop up the front piece to allow for the slider to slide well.  Below the track is a penny attached to form tape and then the beach ball is placed on top of the foam tape too and this allows the penguins to play ball. I think this card is the coolest, hehe!