Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Snowbound in VA, Day 4 cards

SO glad I have the card making hobby/addiction while snowbound in the Blizzard of 2016! Here are two cards I made today with #veralanestudio digital stamps!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Pink Birthday Card

Here's one more for the Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge theme: Birthday cards for kids! This one's in pink for a little girl, with some of my favorite paper piecing fun.

My Favorite Things Pure Innocence stamp

Monday, January 25, 2016

Birthday cards for kids challenge

The current challenge theme at Send A Smile 4 Kids is "birthday cards for kids." Here's a card I made today while snowed in:

Stamps and Dies: Reverse Confetti "Monkey Business"
Sentiment, Modern Label and Word Window Punches: Stampin' Up

Monday, January 18, 2016

A unique challenge at 55CCT!

I love a good card challenge! The challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is "Shades of Orange"! I thought of the box of oranges we receive every Christmas and found this vintage image. Then I looked through my paper stash and --stroke of good luck-- this dp from Teresa Collins' "Tell Your Story" 6x6 pad looks like orange and aqua poinsettias to me! I made the little "Joy" tag and added some Stickles to pump up the holiday feel. I'm not sure how well this works as a Christmas card, but I like how it looks and it was a fun challenge!

"White On White" Challenge at CIE!

Another new challenge for the New Year at Cards In Envy, where we make A2-sized cards that are nice and flat for mailing without extra postage and hassle!
Here's my White On White card, in the vintage style I love:

Image: Digital Two for Tuesday

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Music/singing card with image I drew

Hi. This is a special post for me this evening because I drew the image of the little boy! The theme at Frilly & Funkie Blog is "Sing, Sing, Sing!" I love to sing and love music, but I couldn't find any vintage image or stamp that inspired me...so I decided to draw my own. It was fun paper piecing my own image! I got the music notes off the web, colored and cut them out. The "JOY" stickers were in my stash.

My card may be more vintage style than frilly or funky but I had a lot of fun making it. Hope you like this!

Image (child): Sherry Hickey original
Never too early to get in the Christmas spirit, I say! Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

New name/new challenge at a favorite blog!

Hi! You may have heard that the challenge blog called Words 2 Scrap By has a new name as of this week:  WORDS 2 CRAFT BY

New name, but the rules are the same--each new challenge gives words or a quote that we can interpret into a card! The new challenge is this quote:

"The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings."

Books and reading immediately came to my mind and I made this card:

 Images: #veralanestudio
Copic markers
Mixed media background
I'm going to post my card over at Words 2 Craft By. Join me?

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Mother and Baby

Hi and welcome! My sister gave me this beautiful woodmount stamp for Christmas and I inked it up for the first time today.

Stamp: Hampton Art at A.C. Moore
Copics (a few little touches)
Lace and pearls: stash
Tim Holtz piercing tool
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Get well card for a child

I made this for a "bright spring and summer colors" challenge at a stamping group I belong to on FB. It definitely helped get my mojo going after being sick for a couple of weeks! Taking it slow but put together this simple little card:

Sweet'nSassy Stamps
Marvy button punch
Need to go upstairs and get name of dp. Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, January 4, 2016

"Shiny New Year" challenge at CIE!

Welcome and Happy New Year! "Shiny New Year" is the new challenge at Cards In Envy, where we make A2 sized cards that are nice and flat for mailing without extra postage.

I made this shaker card; the dp is sparkly silver and the acetate is shiny, although you can't tell in the photo! I love this vintage image from Digital Two for Tuesday.

Image: Digital Two for Tuesday