February 25, 2012

Flowery Happy Birthday

I really really didn't need any more paper, especially with having an Imagine, but when I save the K & Company Tim Coffey flowered paper pack I could not resist.
The background floral paper is from the stack that I cut into strips and matched them up as I glued them down.  This card was made following the sketch this week at Mojo Monday, I love there sketches and like to play along when I can.
This is an 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inch card, but it really used my brain to some up with the correct measurements to cut and have all the pieces evenly spaced, whew but I got through it.  I wanted to be very careful so I did not have to trim in between the strips so the pattern would still match up.
I added a bow using my crinkle ribbon (which I always forget I have).  The center off white piece is Cuttlebugged using a Darci folder that I got, I thought the flowers went well with the background paper.  I got the embossing folder from Consumer Crafts for just $2.97 and plan on order more.  Consumer Crafts is great very fast.
I added some golden yellow pearls to the center of the flowers to set them off and make the square a little blinged up.  Happy birthday is a stamp that I added some glitter brads to the ends and pop dotted onto the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look around.

Challenges for this card
Mojo Monday  sketch   ends - 2/26
Make it Monday  Always anything goes   ends  - 2/26
Card Makin Mama's   Birthday  ends - 3/1
Paper Sundaes   Birthday  ends - 2/25
Aud Sentiments   Happy  ends - 2/28

Birthday Cards for Grandson

Yesterday was my Grandsons 20th birthday.  He is in the Navy and stationed in Connecticut training to be a submariner.  If you are a regular reader of this blog you have probably heard this a hundred times by now, sorry I guess I am just a very proud Nana.
I saw this paper from the DCWV Mariposa stack with the Fluer De Les and knew what I wanted to make.  I cut the gold Fluer De Les using the Sweethearts cartridge from gold foil card stock, then a glossy black shadow layer.
You can see them a bit better in this photo.
I also put some of this same paper on the inside and stamped a sentiment.
Since my Mom is here for the Winter I also made her a card to send to him.  This one is a bit more military or navy themed.
I am very pleased with how this one turned out.  The papers are from a K&Company stack that I got on clearance at Michaels that has a lot of patriotic type papers, but in subdued tones.  The happy birthday is cut from the MS Birthday Cake cartridge.  This is the first time I used this cut and I love the wavy banner background.  Picking up the letters off the mat and getting placed correctly on the ribbon banner could be a difficult thing, but what I did was use sticky drywall mesh tape and picked them all up together then glued them right onto the ribbon banner perfectly spaced, waa laa makes it so much easier.
The anchor I cut out of glossy silver paper using the Stand & Salute cartridge.  Then I covered it with Crackle Accents, and feed a chain like ribbon that I had through the top whole and wound it around.  Looks pretty cool huh?
The inside I just stamped with a Gina K design stamp and added a sticker.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, hope you all have a wonderful day.

Challenges for this Card
Dream Valley  Just for Men    ends  - 3/1
Wags n Whiskers   Masculine Birthday  ends - 2/29
Make it Mondays   Always anything goes   ends - 2/26
Card Makin Mama's  Birthday  ends - 3/1
Paper Sundaes  Birthday   ends - 2/26

February 15, 2012

Hyacinth Birthday Card

I love the images at Delicious Doodles,  for coloring with my Copics.  She adds some shading which makes shading the images a lot easier when coloring.  Something I am still working on.   I chose this Hyacinth image to color for a card for my son's girlfriend.
I colored the flowers using some of the RV colors and then glossed over them with Diamond Glaze.

  I mounted the image on a couple shades of purple/lavender that I punched the corners and tucked each corner under, then added a purple brad.
The green border along the side I cut using the Elegant edges cartridge and added some small green pearl to the center wholes. 
The happy birthday is a Gina K stamp that I stamped and heat embossed on a label I cut using A Child's Year cartridge.
I love my Imagine as I could look up the RGB codes for Stampin Up paper and print the exact color I need.  The border and the label were both printed and cut and filled with Certainly Celery color.

 The inside I finished using some of the same paper from the front and punched the edges.  The sentiment is computer generated.

I hope you enjoyed your visit to my blog, please leave me a comment and let me know you were here to take a peak.

Challenges for this card
Make it Monday   Always anything goes  -  ends  2/19
Sir Stampalot  In the Garden   ends - 2/29

February 14, 2012

A Couple of Birthday cards

Boy, I feel like I am so behind at posting on my blog that I will post two birthday cards on this post.

The first one I made following a sketch and it called for the vertical saying so I welded the birthday in the Cricut Craft Room using the Alphalicious cartridge.  I like using CCR (when it works correctly) as it makes welding and designing very easy.
The striped paper has some glitter on it and is from the DCWV Nana's Kids stack.  I cut it at angels and then sewed it onto the base paper.  Added some large eyelets to the corners and put a skittle in the corner of each.

The second card was also following a sketch.  I love these colors together and the paper made it easy to combine them.
The background pink paper I bought at Michaels and it was already embossed with the flower pattern.  I rubbed my Versamark pad over the raised areas so it would show up better.  The happy birthday is from the Birthday Cakes cartridge, added a few pearls to the corners for accents.

Thanks for stopping in and sorry I haven't posted much lately but hope to be a little more regular soon.

February 12, 2012

Be My Valentine

I made this card following a sketch, it will be my husband's Valentine card.  The hearts are from a couple different cartridges.

I Cuttlebugged each of the heart shapes and the strip down the card.  It is very pretty in person as some of the paper is pearl like finish.
Here is a closer look at one of the hearts and some of the embossing.  I used one of the Cuttlebug embossing borders that has the "with love' saying.

I am so glad you found your way over to my blog and would love to read what you have to say.

Challenges for this card

Card Crafter's Circle  Valentines   ends - 2/16
Crafty Catz   Valentines   ends - 2/16
Hooked on Crafts  Hearts   ends -  2/24
Top Tip Tuesday  Valentine   ends  2/13
Crafty Creations   Swirls & twirls   ends - 2/14

February 11, 2012

Second Grandson going off to the Navy

OK, I am so far behind at posting on my blog, I am going to try and catch up.  I made this card a couple of weeks ago for my Grandson that left for the Navy on February 2 for Navy boot camp.  We had a going away party on January 28th.
Sometime ago I found a pack of K &Company paper on clearance that was American themed and worked perfect for this occasion.
The background is all from the same sheet of paper and the banner I cut out from a second sheet.  I had the Navy stickers on hand since I already have one Grandson in the Navy training to be a Sonar Tech on the submarines.  The Grandson just going in will also be on the submarines.
Here is the inside
Since my Mom is here for the winter I also made a card for her to give him, that I posted previously.

Scroll down or click HERE to read that post.
Thanks for stopping by, and would love read your comments.

February 6, 2012

Teal & Purple Birthday card.

Hi everyone, time to catch up on posting on my blog.  Things have been crazy around here, so the little time I had I crafted but did not get around to posting my cards.
This one I made for my Mom who is 82 today!  She lives in Colorado but come here to spend the Winter we us each year, so it hard to make a card for her as she is always coming in my room and asking what I am working on.  So I always have two things going and hide hers and pull out the other one.
She loves purple and teal so here is what I came up with.
I am rather new at using the "crinkle ribbon" so I am still playing around and learning, but all and all I like the way this came out.  It is just be learning that every thing does not have to perfect and neat, in this case messy is good, :).  The happy birthday is from the MS Elegant Birthday Cake cartridge as is the label.

I printed the sentiment on of white pearl paper and cut it using a Spellbinder die.

I finished the inside simply with the same paper theme as the front.

Thanks for stopping by and here are some challenges I will enter this card in.
Make it Monday  Always anything goes  ends  2/12