Monday, June 25, 2012

You Rock!

 Hello to all my friends and welcome to anyone new that stopped by from Card A Day Blog
I am the designer today and brought you this Quick card for female/male teenage birthday.

My Grand-daughter graduated this past weekend and we are so proud of her! When I was thinking of this post I thought of this card I had made for her birthday and with a few changes it would also be a great card for a Graduate. The card is embossed with the Happy Birthday cuttlebug folder and Indie Art cartridge was used for the guitar and rock, Jasmine cartridge for the word you.

I brought the paper of the guitar into the inside of the card for the borders and the sentiment was cut for prestamped paper.
Everything on this card came from my scraps and since my husband used to be in textiles I have lots of scrap trims, too.
Have a fantastic day!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

SMASH*ing Summer Challenge

Hi all, Wow it's been super busy and I lucked out and had a day full of crafting, finally! The FB group SMASH*Addicts put up a Smashing Summer challenge this weekend:
The theme for this challenge is to do a 2-page spread on summer. You can show what you love about summer, what you do during the summer, what is best in summer, where you go, what you wear, what you eat ... that's it -- anything to do with summer.
So here was my entry, but I didn't make the deadline in time:
But I had alot of fun making the pages and remembering the trip.

I decided to use my orange SMASH* book for the travels that my husband and I have been on and will be going too. I'm looking forward to getting the past trips in here and to be totally ready for the future trips ahead.
This particular trip was a 3 day weekend starting with Friday Aug. 6, 2004 at a local tractor show. Saturday morning we went to the antique tractor show in Portersville, PA (it was a lot of fun and that will have some smash pages too). Sunday was planned to go Titusville, Pa and ride the train (I think we got the info about it at a rest stop). My husband loves trains, in fact his love for trains is so strong that our house is situated in front of a set of tracks (but that is another story too). After the train ride we attempted to see the Drake Well Museum, but alas......
That story will continue on another set of pages soon.
Thanks for stopping by and if you ain't heard of SMASH*ing you may want to check out Google and find out about it's coolness!

Monday, June 11, 2012

You Shine

Hi all and welcome to my blog. Also, welcome to you all that have come over from Card A Day Blog. Red, White and Blue theme this week and when I think of that theme I usually first think of our men and women in service.
 This card came about from a sketch I saw at Sketch N Stash #65 and used it for the basis of this card. Everything about this card is easy! Just about all the cuts are sqaures or cut from a square. The red squares came from a 1" punch, the holographic red triangles came from the same punch just cut on the diagonal (paper came from Jo-Anns), and the vellum and the background piece were cut to a specific size square. The ribbon added some texture to the card but stayed right with the theme of the card. The only piece that was cut by machine was the Star and that came from Doodlecharms cartridge and 1.5". The stamp is from a Close to My Heart collection. Red, White and Blue ribbon I used for the border came from Jo-Anns.

These particular people shine each and everyday! So don't forget to Thank them for their service when have the chance.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a fantastic day!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sunny Friendship Card

Hi all, if you came from the Card A Day Blog welcome to my blog, to my followers welcome too. I got to start off the week with the new theme, Friendship.

Friendship cards can be one of the easiest cards to make cause you could be serious, loving, quirky and fun as just a few of the options for a card. Mine today is a bit on the sunny side with all it's bright colors. I made the card in our Stampin' Up class last month and it was the perfect card for this theme.
The card base is SU Certainly Celery cardstock (A hot color with the teens right now, I have 2 grand-daughters that love this color). The background was first stamped from the Mixed Bunch stamp set in Rose Red ink on Daffodil Delight cardstock, edges inked too and then cut into quarters to give a shadowed look background. Then the stamp was stamped again on Blushing Bride cardstock with Regal Rose ink and punched out with the blossom punch and popped up.
I have to give credit here to Stampin' Up for making some cool punches to work with their stamped images they turn out so nice.
The 3 borders are Daffodil Delight border punched with SU Eyelet border, Blushing Bride cardstock strip stamped with the Regal Rose ink not sure what stamp was used for the sentiment and a strip of Certainly Celery 1/4" grosgrain ribbon. A sweet card for your sweet friend.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the world. Have a fantastic day!