Wednesday, August 28, 2013

CADB-Just To Say

Hi all and welcome wow it's been a very busy month so far and my crafting has been limited that I quickly brought up this card I did last year for Faith week. After Labor day, I should be back with many new crafts to share, but till then enjoy and have a fantastic day!
It is Faith week over at Card A Day Blog and today I'm the designer. My card was very easy to make and with the items already on hand really made it easy.

I started actually with the sentiment, which I came across in the book: Just the Right Words. Sometimes when I'm stumped for a card I investigate the books or magazines I have on hand for a bit of help. This one created the whole outlook of the card.
I seen on a facebook group today a tag that was printed and found out from the girl how she did it. She said to do a word document with the writing in the size you want and print it out.
Then pick your choice of what you want the print to go on (I have these (Stampin up) scallop punch Kraft paper ready in a drawer) use removable adhesive and put the piece to be printed over the computer print, wow it worked! I can see this coming in handy for a lot of things.
Then I chose the pieces that I wanted to use for the card. I knew that I had some stamped motorcycles in a drawer already stamped I got in a swap all I did was color it with Bic fine markers. The card base was a ready made one I found in another drawer (really trying to use up stuff I have on hand).
The swirls around the sentiment was cut from, I think, the Storybook cartridge that I cut out months ago for another card, that it didn't work on then. I thought this would add some nice dimension to the sentiment. The ribbon came from a roll and the background paper I got at Big Lots (cheap, wish I would have picked up another pack of the paper that day). So the background paper was embossed with a cuttlebug folder diamond plate.
This card is fantastic for a male taking a big step in life: Graduation or a new job, maybe in a new state.
This card took less that 2 hours to make cause I already had the items on hand, probably the longest part was deciding what to do for the theme. So if you have a few minutes take out some tools and stamp, or punch or even emboss those scraps and you next card will come together in a snap.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic day!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

With Heartfelt Sympathy

Hi all, Today I'm the designer over at Card A Day Blog and the new theme is embossed (Wet or Dry). I've had this card for awhile waiting to post to this theme. This card came about from a Pick a number swap in The Northeast Scrapbook Friends yahoo group. I picked 6- Dry Emboss was my theme. Sympathy cards are always hard to do and so when I see a special one I try to lift it. This one came from a magazine.
Embossing in any form can make a card just a bit more of a special card, it can be just the slightest touch that can send that card to the next level. I really need to work on including it more often.
 The scallop shapes and the pennants both came for the Art Philosophy cartridge to the size I wanted in my gypsy.
 I started with cardstock from Staples in natural, next layer was Brown paper from Cloud 9 Design-Specialty Pack. The next layer is from CTMH Kraft cardstock run thru my cuttlebug with Honeycomb sizzix embossing folder I got from SU (makes a real nice background). The longer rectangle piece is Wallpaper style paper from SU: Well worn pack. the lace trim came from Making Memories: Chelsea's Place Trim pack.
The scallop border cut and the flower came from green distress style paper from my stash. The flower was cut from Forever Young cart at 1.75". The sentiment comes from CTMH Words of Comfort Occasions and with Chocolate ink. Added Queen & Co. Ivory Pearls to the scallops and the flower center.
Adhesives: ATG-1/8" & 1/4" Scor-tape and tomboy wet adhesive in the blue bottle.

This was a good card to do and will I hope the receiver feel great comfort from it. I love challenges and these cards in my thoughts are good for challenges cause now I'm prepared to give it to someone special. Thanks for stopping by today and seeing the view form my little corner of the world...

As summer starts winding down and so our garden winds down I'll get to my blog more often with new creations from all my craft passions. I'm taking on 2 classes so you should see what I'm crafting soon from those 2 classes, both are from the Big Pictures classes.

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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Angel Dog

Good Morning and welcome to my blog. I am the designer over at Card A Day Blog today.
Have you ever been in a position of needing a sympathy card for friend's pet? That was the theme for the month of July on the Cricut Card Exchange FB Group. I pondered for a while on this, also did a goggle search to see what others have done to get inspiration for this project. Then it hit me:
 This is the card I made. A sweet one for a friend that lost their family dog.

Paper Pups-Angel Dog @2” and tag @2.5”
Did both cuts in the Natural cardstock pack, inked edges with Momento Rich Cocoa.

Card base is Staples natural cardstock
Background layer is unknown maker blue sky paper
The pattern paper border is from Good Boy-Bad to the Bone-Reminisce and the ribbon border is from Michaels. 
Did the tag with the Natural cardstock pack, inked edges with Momento Rich Cocoa and did the sentiment in Tuxedo Black. The sentiment is from CTMH Word of Comfort-Occasions.
The ribbon on the tag is from some recycled ribbon I got off one of the dog’s Christmas gifts (a bow) and added a staple for texture as well as securing the ribbon.
  Added a mini metal tab-Dog-Making Memories to the tag at the completion of the card when I found it in a stash drawer and thought it was a good tie to use it.

Thanks for stopping by and seeing the view from my little corner of the world