Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Happy Birthday

As I said the other day, I'm trying to get some of my birthday cards done in advance, so that when I need them next month and later on, they are done.

Here are the cards that I made for my daughter's birthdays that are coming up in April, two weeks apart.

One daughter likes pink and the other one likes purple.

They were pretty simple to make and I hope they like receiving them, almost as much as what is on the inside too!!

Stamp sets: Crazy About You, Kinda Eclectic and Ballon Celebration
Ink: Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant
Card stock: Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant
Silver Glimmer Paper
Confetti Star Border Punch, Ballon Bouquet Punch
Hello You Thinlits
Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP-retired

Thank you for coming by.  Mary

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Number of Years

Well Happy belated Easter to all of you.  I hope you had a wonderful day.  Ours was quite, went to church then out for brunch and back home again.  Girls were busy with other plans, so we made our day very simple too.  We had rain, then some snow but it was very little and was gone by afternoon.

I had the pleasure of watching the little grandson three days last week and it help hubby and I to bond even more with him.  He was so good, and he slept really well each night after being here and so did Grandma and Grandpa!!

I'm trying to stay ahead with my birthday cards this year, I even made the grandson's card and his birthday isn't until August!  Hubby will be having back surgery next month, so I will be very busy not only doing what I do around the house but also having to do his chores too, which means mowing the lawn!  Good think I like doing it.

Here is the outside of the card.  I saw this card over on Carolyn Payne's blog and knew I had to make it!  Carolyn used the Zoo Babies stamp set, which is what I use for my daughter's baby shower favors, so this card carries this theme to Wesley's First Birthday!

For the inside I used the Party Pop-Up Thinlits.  I don't know if I did it right, but it sure is cute!  The Designer Series Paper is Cherry On Top.  I added a piece of Bermuda Bay card stock behind so you can read it easier.

Stamp set: Number of Years, Zoo Babies and Party Pants (SAB-2016)
Card stock: Thick Whisper White, Bermuda Bay and Cucumber Crush
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Cucumber Crush, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry and Memento Black
Dies: Large Number Framelits and Party Pop-Up
Punch: Balloon Bouquet

I just love the way this card turned out and I hope my daughter likes it too!  Mary

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Tower Card

Good morning to all of you.  I hope you had a safe St. Patrick's day.  We celebrated with Corned Beef and Cabbage, it was delicious too.

There is a new card going around on the internet called a Tower Card.  You score it at 2", 4", 6" and 8".  Then you decorate each of the four panels with card stock and Designer Series Paper.  You use a half sheet of card stock and when it is folded down, will fit in a standard size envelope!  I found a great video over on Linda Bauwin's blog HERE.  It really is a pretty simple card to make.  It will stand up on it's own too.

I'm sending this card as a thank you card to one of my customers who recently placed a order with me.  That way she can use it, if she chooses too.

Stamp set: Petite Pairs and Timeless Textures
Card stock: Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Birthday Bouquet
Punches: 2" circle, 2-3/8" scallop circle and Itty Bitty Punch Pack flower
Memento Black Ink
Basic Pearls

Thank you for dropping in, I appreciate it very much!  Mary

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Top o' the morning to you!  Have you started your Corned Beef and Cabbage yet!  I made mine the other day because I'm going to be very busy today and know I won't feel like cooking later.

I've had this card kit in my craft room for probably 4 years or more and finally decided to assemble it this year!  I thought I would be creative and make a mug of green beer but in the picture it doesn't look too green.  I should have put the strips of paper on top of the vellum card stock.  Oh well, next time I will remember.  Click on the picture and it will give you a better look at it.

The beer foam are 1/4", 1/2", 3/4" and 1" circle punches, which I lightly sponged with Pear Pizzazz ink.  The shamrock is made with the small heart from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and I just hand cut the stem.  The So Saffron is embossed with the Stripped embossing folder, retired.  I used the Extra Large Oval punch to make the handle with.  I cut three strips of Pear Pizzazz, 1" x 3-3/4" and used a corner rounder to round the edges on one end of the strips.  The mug is cut from card stock Vellum, 3-1/4" x 4".  My card base is the thick Whisper White.

Have a great day!!  Mary

Friday, March 11, 2016

Easter Cross

Today is another Easter card share.  This one I found over on Frances Martin's blog.  There really were not too many Easter themed stamps in the Occasions catalog this year, none that were religious in nature either.  So this one will fill the bill for a beautiful religious card.  Here is a link to the video on how to make the card.

Here is what was used:
Stamp sets: Hardwood, Kinda Eclectic and Sheltering Tree
Card stock: So Saffron, Crumb Cake and Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake and So Saffron
Washi Tape punch
Candy Dots
Ribbon, non-SU

Thanks for stopping by to see my latest creation.  Mary

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Work Of Art Easter Egg

I'm sure that a lot of you have seen this Easter card going around on the web and Pinterest.  I first saw it on Tami White's blog and she found it on Jennifer Downey's blog and I believe she found it somewhere else too!  It is too cute not to share with you in the off chance you have not seen it before.  I left the sentiment off the front and added it to the inside of the card.

Here is what I used:
Stamp sets: Work of Art, Petite Petals, and Pictogram Punches
Card stock: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Inks: Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz
Oval Framelits, # 5
Bird Builder punch, Petite Petal punch and Itty Bitty Punch pack
Decorative Dots embossing folder

So if you have time, I recommend you try this one for sure!  Mary

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Honeycomb Happiness

Good morning to all!  How many of you are sad to see Downton Abbey come to a end last night?  I only recently started watching it and got hooked.  Luckily for me, our local PBS station had all of the previous ones on before the start of the final season, so I got caught up on it.  So happy Edith final found happiness!!

Today I want to share this adorable chick with you.  Really after I got done watercoloring this image, I wanted to turn around and make a whole flock of them!

I did the "no line watercolor" technique that is so poplar right now.  You use the same ink on the stamp that you want to do the watercoloring in.  It is very easy to do.  To see it better click on the image and it will enlarge it.

Here is what I used:
Card stock: Pool Party, Whisper White and Blushing Bride
Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper
Water color paper
Stamps: Honeycomb Happiness, Pictogram Punches, Tin of Cards and Petite Petals
Inks: Stazon Jet Black, Crushed Curry, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky and Pool Party
Basic Pearls
Punches: Petite Petals and Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Markers: Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black
Pool Party Seam Binding, retired
Aqua painter

This cute little chick is only available until March 31, 2016.

Thank you for stopping by.  Mary

Friday, March 4, 2016

Flowering Fields

I really like a lot of the free Sale-A-Bration stamps that Stampin' Up! designed this year, they do really make some sweet and beautiful cards.

For this card today I used Flowering Fields for the stamp.  I then used Blackberry Bliss card stock, which really makes a beautiful, rich looking card.  I then used Very Vanilla for my image, which I stamped in Stazon black ink because I wanted to color with my markers and a blender pen in some of the flowers.  The Hello Honey paper, is retired designer series paper from the Sweet Dreams.  Ribbon is Whisper White 5/8" Satin.  The sentiment is from Sheltering Tree.

I used my Old Olive marker and my Blackberry Bliss ink pad to color in the flowers.  

Have a great Friday!  Mary

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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