Saturday, July 5, 2014

Sisterhood - Giggle Greetings


Here is my card for the sisterhood group that I am in.  My friend, Gael, is our hostess this time around and she challenged us to make a masculine card that wasn't the typical sports, fishing, guy stuff.  She has a great sense of humor so I thought this stamp might fit the bill.  I found some inspiration from a few cards online and went with this.

Here is the inside:

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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Kadie was our hostess this time around.  She always picks such fun stamps.  This one is from The Cat's Pajamas.
She included a sentiment, but I didn't realize it until I was packing up my completed cards for mailing, so my sentiment is from The Greeting Farm (a set that Miss Kadie had sent me a few years back as a gift).  I'm not sure what you call the style of this card, but it's my new favorite.  I got my first copy of this design from Barb in a return swap.  It's so much fun.................and easy.  Just cut, cut, cut and paste them together.

The paper is from a Pebbles paper stack, with confetti cream and an old shade of SU blue.  Thanks Kadie for such a fun challenge this round.  Can't wait to see what our next hostess has in store.



Saturday, June 7, 2014

My daughter turns 20

I don't know where the time goes, but somehow my sweet baby girl is turning 20 this week.  It seems like only yesterday, that I turned 20.  She's off at school for summer session but has come home for the weekend to celebrate her special day with family.  We already bought her an official birthday present, an air conditioner for her third floor city apartment that she got a couple weeks ago.  So, I needed to give her some kind of gift so I decided to make her tote bag that she picked out the material for when she was home for spring break.  It doesn't look like she and I will be home much at the same time for a while, so chances of her getting together with me to make the bag herself wasn't going to happen for a while.  So I've made the bag for her thinking it will be just what she wanted.  Here's the bag

And this is the card I made to go with her present.
I used pistachio and rose red and got my inspiration from a card in the SU catalog from last year.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Red, White and Blue


I made this card for a red, white and blue swap that my friend Barb is hosting.  These were so much fun to put together.  The stamp set is from CTMH May stamp of the month from last May.  I think it's called Patriotic.  I used SU not quite navy and riding hood red.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Show me the Music


I made this for Barb's Show Me the Music Swap.  My stamp is from Penny Black "12 Days of Christmas" set

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Calendar Girls


Kelly was our host last month for the Calendar Girls.  Her challenge was to make a card with fabric on it for the focal point.  I'll be honest, my life has been unbelievably crazy lately, and I didn't even realize when I put this baby gift together last week, that it worked with Kelly's theme.  I made blankets, burp cloths and bibs for a friend's first baby.  I bought the fabric and the baby toys months (and months ago).  When I got the call last week from her mom that the baby was here, I was a little bit in panic mode.  Somehow I managed to quickly get everything stitched up and enlisted my 4 year old nephew for some help wrapping it up (he and little brother hang out with me during the week while mom and dad are at work).  In my quick effort to make a homemade tag, and my lack of finding my stash of "critter" paper in a timely fashion, I grabbed a swatch of leftover blanket fabric so it would match my theme and took out my spellbinders dies until I found something that went together.  So Kelly, here is my "fabric" card, better late than never.