Saturday, February 27, 2010

Springy Cards

I am ready for SPRING. We have missed six days of school for snow just this semester. We have two Saturdays we have to go to school. We have lost most of our Spring Break and there is more snow in the forecast.

In a desire to encourage spring to arrive sooner I designed some cards with that theme in mind.

I embossed the bottom half of the yellow layer with the cuttlebug folder Swiss Dots. The little chick I found last year at AC Moore in the $1 bin after Easter last year. Isn't it cute?
I was inspired for this card from one of the many books I have. I used strips of paper to create the basket weave then cut out the center square. I love how the bunny peeks out the window. The pink pearls were a last minute addition that I think accents the window well.
I thought this card would make a good Mother's Day card. I experimented with some paper folding and I really like how it turned out. Hope you enjoyed and have a blessed day.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

More Valentine Cards

I have really enjoyed the time to make cards again. There for about 4 months I was swamped with work, school, family, and holidays that I didn't touch my craft area. The past month I have found so much needed time to indulge. As the title of my blog implies - crafting is a retreat for me.

I have made more Valentine cards. I have even addressed and plan to mail tomorrow (especially if I want a Saturday delivery.) I love these cards. In November I went with the ladies from my church (and my DH who graciously provides chauffeur services) to Pigeon Forge, TN. There is a huge Scrapbooking Store and a clearance store. I found this fabulous DCWV stack called All Dressed Up. The papers are marvelous and full of glitter. Those papers were my inspiration for these cards. I hope you enjoy.
I used my punches on this card from the circle, heart, and scalloped edge.
The hearts are cut from the Doodlecharms cart. Don't you just love the pom-pom ribbon I picked up for $1 at AC Moore?
Have you ever made a cut that didn't work for your project but you held on to it for some reason? This boy and girl cut is from A Child's Year and it was too big for the project I was working on. I put it away in a box I have for 'spare' cuts. It was perfect for this card. I used some glitter pens to color the flowers and a pink bow in the little girl's hair. I wrapped black ribbon on the bottom and tied a pink ribbon for accent.
This one is a lot like the first. I really like the simple phrases to add to cards. I find many of them in the $1 bin at Michael's and AC Moore. The clear stamps have certainly made stamping more affordable. (If you ask my DH he may say it made it possible to buy more stuff.)
Well, Happy Valentine's Day everyone.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Love Bird

Today I took on the challenge from 2S4Y: Kazan's Sketch 45.

I made a Valentine card for my Grandmother. I cut the bird from the Indie Art cart and pattern paper from the Bloom and Grow pack from My Mind's Eye. I used some stickles to make the bird shine. I embossed a vellum circle with my cuttlebug and wrapped some feathery type yarn around the outside of the card. I stamped the LOVE phrase on a leaf cut from a cuttlebug die.

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day.