Sunday, September 21, 2014

Birthday Card

My stepdaughter has a birthday coming up so of course I had to make a purple birthday card for her. Purple is her favorite color.

I embossed the background with an Anna Griffin embossing folder then did some stitching. I cut the white flourish out on my Cricut and added the flowers and leaves which I've had for years. Got to use my new Celebrate stamp which I think is just so cute.
This card is for the Sept. Mini Crop challenge at Turtle Soup. Stop by and check out the fun challenges we have going on this month. Hope to see you there!

Anniversary Card

Yesterday was my anniversary. We've been married for 8 years now. It seems like yesterday we were getting married in Hawaii. Anyway, I was trying to come up with a masculine anniversary card for my husband and found one on Pinterest that was just so perfect for us!

I did the faux letter press technique using a wood grain embossing folder and brown ink. I cut the heart out on my Cricut then added the twine and the button. Decided to dig through my stash and found the cute little Destiny charm. My husband was so happy with this card probably because it wasn't girly!

This card is for the 9/14 Sunday card challenge at Turtle Soup. You had to make a masculine card and this was just perfect timing for me.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Frosty Fun

It's Friday so that means another design team sketch reveal at My Scraps & More Sketches. I love seeing all the different takes on the sketches but I stayed pretty much true to the sketch this week. I really liked this sketch a lot!

And the sketch we had to work with:

I started with a very pale pink piece of cardstock for the background and then brushed and flicked some white paint on it. All the papers here are from an old  Fancy Pants collection called Winterland. I am slowly using it up.

This also fits the Word Up Wednesday 9/10 challenge at My Scraps & More. It was an easy just had to use the words Happy Moments. And I just realized I spelled moments wrong on my layout! Grrrrrrr!

This layout also fits an All Sorts 9/13 challenge at Turtle Soup. You had to use 3 buttons and 1 circle in your layout. 

I just love it when I can make one layout fit several different challenges! 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Tis the Season

Today I've got a card challenge up at Turtle Soup. I decided to get a head start on my Christmas cards and challenged everyone else to start with me.

I just got this evergreen stamp and was eager to try it out. I stamped it on plain white cardstock with embossing ink and then added some green embossing powder that has little bits of gold glitter in it. Put some heat to it and WOW it is beautiful if I do say so myself. In real life it looks so much prettier, you can really see the gold glitter. Then I embossed the white cardstock with my Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss embossing folder, added the sentiment and popped it up on a white card. I'm thinking I might use this design for most of my Christmas cards this year. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Tis the Season

It's time for another sketch reveal at My Scraps & More Sketches. This was a fun sketch to work with! 

Here's my take on it:

And here's the sketch:

I loved the idea of using round photos but I had a hard time finding ones that I could cut down and not cut the heads off. As you can see I had to go with fairly large circles which limited the amount of circles I could get on the page. But I'm happy with how it came out.

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I've got a challenge up today at Turtle Soup. It's our Friday Inspiration Challenge and I'm using this great sketch by Bev. I loved the simplicity of her design.

And here's my take:

I followed the sketch closely and I love how it turned out. All these papers are from Fancy Pants Winterland Collection that I've had for several years. I don't do many clean and simple layouts but this sketch really caught my eye and I just had to use it.

Come join us at Turtle Soup and play along with our fun challenges!