Tuesday, February 26, 2013

CSS Blog Hop - My Favorite Things - 2/26/2013

It is another StampTV blog hop. This time around it is really fun - it is called "My Favorite Things"! Doesn't that remind you of the wonderful Sound of Music? That challenge was to use or make our favorite things. You should have arrived from the fabulous blog of Lori McAree with what I am sure was a wonderful project or maybe 2!

My favorite things are birthdays, or maybe it is just that they occur in my family on a regular basis. These are 2 cards I made for two of my daughters in law. The first one was made using the incredible Vogue Vases 2. I love the way the colors worked together on this card with the patterned paper called Wisteria Lane with the PL Vibrant Violet and Jelly Bean Green. 

Here is the other birthday card, for this one I used Sweet Tweets. It is a fun card to make and look at. I used some wonderful GKD patterned paper called Pool Side for this one. I love how it worked together with the PL Cranberry Tart.

Now hop on over to visit Sharri Seffens, for some more fabulous eye candy. If you want to start at the beginning or get lost along the way, just jump directly to the links for all of the wonderful creations on StampTV.

Thanks for stopping by and always thanks for commenting.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Love in a Jar

Only a few more days and it is Valentine's Day. The day of love and I have been abundantly blessed with so many people in my life to love. Today I am sharing 2 more Valentine cards with you - the last 2 for this year. 

I made this first card using Daydream Designs Saving all my Love. I really like this image and the saying is how I feel about my grandchildren. They are still young and nothing is as precious to me as their hugs and love. 

I used only pink and red and white for this card. I did cut out a few larger hearts to put on the top. 

This second card uses Daydream Designs Chalkboard Valentine. I made this rather simply with a couple of red doilies that I had. I like the result of this one. I had no idea where I was going with it but it turned out well. 

I also made this for the following challenges:

Thanks for the visit and the comments!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

CSS - Color Blog Hop - 2-5-2013

It is another StampTV blog hop. This month it is a color combo challenge! That challenge was to use red and pink with a neutral color! This was a lot more of a challenge for me then I expected! You should have arrived from the fabulous blog of Sharri Seffens with what I am sure was a wonderful project!

These cards were made because I am in desperate need of several birthday cards, we get hit hard in February! I used the stamp set called Sweet Tweets (it was the free set this month!) I colored the funky cupcake with my Copics. I stamped the background using Cherry Red ink on Sandy Beach card stock. Added some ribbon and a birthday card is done. Now I just have to decide who gets this card (daughter-in-law #1 or daughter-in-law #2 or daughter-in-law-to-be, or daughter or mother-in-law or grandson - yeah, not grandson).

This simple card was such fun! I used the new stamp set called Lovely Ladybug, and the only extras are the Stickles I used for the trail and one little bead to dot the I. I know that there is no pink on this card but the Stickles are kind of close to pink so I took a little creative liberty here. I also used GKD pure luxury Cherry Red and White card stock. Oh, who should I give this one to?

This card was quickly finished tonight after work. I had to photograph it in the house, not my preferred method but I had no choice. I may replace it tomorrow if I get home early enough. Anyway - this was made using Birds & Blossoms and the GKD patterned paper pack called Love Letters which coordinated perfectly with the GKD Innocent Pink and Red Hot. I colored the bird house with a few Copics. The metal happy birthday was quickly added. Paper crafting, like everything else, runs through cycles. There was a time that metal embellishments were all the rage - I brought a bunch! Remember the Prima flower, yup I have shelves full, and Dew Drops and fibers and mesh - well I have it all. I was glad to use the happy birthday though! This card follows the sketch challenge on Mix it up Monday. 

Now hop on over to visit Lori McAree, for some more fabulous eye candy. If you want to start at the beginning or get lost along the way, just jump directly to the links for all of the wonderful creations on StampTV.

Make sure to leave a comment as you go along because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! Look for the announcement on Tuesday, February 12.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Pieced Birthday

February  is a big birthday month in my family. This meant making a lot of birthday cards. This is one of several that I will be sharing with you. I really like how this one turned out.

I used the stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers called Cupcake Birthday. I paper pieced the image with a great paper pack from BG called Oliver. It was fun to do and I think it made the card look a bit more masculine, great for a grandson I think. I used the sketch provided by JUGS. I really like this sketch and may just create another card using it. 

I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp challenge.

Thanks for looking and I always love the comments! 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Be Still: Psalm 46:10

I was at a meeting at work this past week as part of a committee planning a day of recollection for the faculty and staff for during lent. I was reminded once again of how different we all are in how we live our our faith. We can learn so much from each other - I was reminded of how I should be still and listen. That is why I chose to make this card, to remind me of that. 

I made this card using Daydream Designs Scripture Set 2. There are 3 sets in all where each of us on the Dream Team chose our favorite verse. This particular verse was chosen by Marlou. I used some wonderful BG patterned paper and just a ribbon and a few pearls. I like the way this turned out. 

I also made this for the following challenges:
God Bless You - have a wonderful week!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Valentine Balloon

Oh how I wish I were up in that balloon on a wonderful day such as today! The weather was perfect with blue skies and cool temperatures. I loved it. I think you can see it a little in the background of this picture.

I made this card using Daydream Designs Love Lifts You. I printed the balloons twice each and then cut one of each out to pop them up. The background is the paper that came in the same set. 

A simple but fun card - this one is heading up to Alaska to my grandchildren up there. 

I also made this for the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by - more posts are scheduled for this week so come back to visit!