Saturday, December 15, 2012
I had some time after finishing my Christmas card project for this year to make a couple of other cards. This one is to replenish my thank you card stash. I love the color combo of the ocean-like tones of Island Indigo, Pool Party, and Soft Sky. I used SU markers to color in the image. This card fits with this week's Flutterby Wednesday 218.
Stamps: Simply Soft, Beautiful Borders
Paper: WW, Soft Sky, Island Indigo, DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive, Island Indigo and Soft Sky
Accessories: Punches, Sizzix Die, Cuttlebug, Ribbon, Stick on Gems
Friday, December 14, 2012
This card was actually made last month but I didn't get to photograph it until now. Winter is here but where is my snow? The weather in my neck of the woods has been very mild; some days I can go outside without a jacket. I am hoping for a white Christmas this year, even if it is only just a dusting of snow. I have to work Christmas night so if we get a nice storm of several inches after I get home in the morning I would be very happy! This card fits with the Freshly Made Sketch challenge 65.
Speaking of Christmas, all of my cards for this year are stamped, assembled, stuffed in envelopes, addressed, and packed up to go out to the post office tomorrow morning. I will post the photos next week.
Stamps: Bold Snowflake, One of a Kind, In the Spotlight - SU
Paper: Crumb Cake, WW
Ink: WW Craft, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Punches, White EP, Heat Tool, Ribbon, Stick on Gems, Glimmer Mist
Friday, December 7, 2012
This card was made for the family of a dear man who went home to the Lord recently. At his memorial service it was so wonderful to hear numerous people speak of his encouraging faith and his long service history. This man left quite a legacy that impacted many people for Christ. I am glad to have known him, even though it was only for a short time.
Going back to school has kept me away from my craft room. I have made a few cards over the weeks, including a large batch of Christmas cards, that I will post later. The service I use for photo editing has been giving me problems so that has added to my posting delays.
Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers
Paper: WW, Really Rust, Soft Suede, DP
Ink: Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit, Really Rust, Cherry Cobbler - SU Markers, Antique Linen - TH
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Ribbon
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
I knew I needed a little break from studying and writing all these essays when I ended up with a tension headache. The sketch for this card just came to me; and before I took a nap, I scribbled on a piece of paper. I had looked at so many cards on Pinterest and SCS that it is probably inspired by a combination of designs but I can't think anyone in particular right now. The colors are from SCS Color Challenge 393. This card represents 2 of my favorite things: coffee and butterflies. The background DP has little butterflies fluttering by, which makes this card qualify for the Flutter By Wednesday #207 challenge. I colored the gems with my alcohol markers to get exact matching shades of Lucky Limeade and Primrose Petals. I used my piercing tool around the edges of the DP.
Stamps: Delightful & Delicious - Verve
Paper: Kraft, Pink Pirouette, Lucky Limeade, DP - SU & SEI
Ink: Primrose Petals
Accessories: Nestabilities, Piercing Tool, Stick on Gems, Alchohol Markers, SU Punches, Ribbon, Buttons
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
This is a card I made as a sample for my card-making class last month. I am just now getting to post it because much of my free time has been taken up by online BSN classes. I apologize for the poor photo quality. I used a different lighting and placement in my home and it doesn't work as well as my bathroom. This card uses a really neat (and easy) layering technique that I know I will be using again. This technique is known by a few names but I think Seamless Tiers describes it best. SCS Technique Lover's Challenge 388 showcased this style a couple months ago.
Stamps: New Mercies - Verve, Psalm 130:5 from Scripture Collection 7- ODBD
Paper: Old Olive, WW
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, Old Olive