I actually made these cards a few years ago but just came across the pictures while transferring my old computer to a new one. The designs are kind of “sneezy,” and even though I hopefully have better design skills now, they are still fun cards. The strips on the left side of the cards are actually a shiny mirrored paper, but they picked up reflections from my clothing, etc. and look a little wonky, so you will have to use your imagination that they are super shiny chrome!
United We ‘Stang
Ford – A True Classic
F-150 Ford Trucks
These cards are a little different than what I usually make, but I spotted these awesome Ford stickers at Stamping Buddies, an independently owned stamp store in town. The owner, Pam, is really good at stocking things other than the usual findings at the big box stores, so each visit to Stamping Buddies makes me feel like a kid in a candy shop! Of course I also had to buy these Ford stickers because my dad started working at Ford in his teens and worked there until he retired! We are definitely a Ford family – I learned to drive back in the 1970s in a Cougar, then moved to a huge Galaxy 500. I figure if you can drive a Galaxy 500, you can drive anything! But I digress. Do you remember what kind of car you first learned to drive?
Patterned Paper – Thank You
Last week I worked on cards that were mostly white, so this week I needed some pops of color on my projects. Lively colors can help shake off the winter doldrums, if you ask me.
Patterned Paper – Birthday
All of these cards are for OWH, and believe it or not now is the time to make Mother’s Day cards for them. Below are three that I made using 6×6 patterned paper pads. I love how well they mix and match.
Patterned Paper – Mother’s Day
Patterned Paper – Mother’s Day 2
Patterned Paper – Mother’s Day 3
My favorite is the 3rd Mother’s Day card because of the retro feel to the colors and patterns. I will be working on more pops of color this weekend with watercolor and will share soon. TGIF!
Last week once again we spent a relaxing, crafty weekend at the Hickory Road Inn, a bed and breakfast in Batesville. Our group has such diverse talents and interests so lots of sewing, embroidery, painting, scrapbooking, paper crafting, and card making took place. All the food was scrumptious and the Inn is very comfortable and accommodating. At least this time we didn’t have any run-ins with ice storms or ticks!!
Emily’s canvas pictures
Hedgehog banner by Mariele for college dorm door hanger
Colorful Birthday Card
Hexagon Birthday Card with Sequins
Window Card with Flower Box
Chevron Birthday Card with Sequins
Emily worked on two canvas collages which were very stunning, but unfortunately I don’t have a picture of her second one. Mariele is getting ready to go back to college and worked on door hangers and other decorations dorm room and her service group. Above are some of the cards I made. It was fun to add some sparkle with the sequins. I can’t decide if the window box card needs to have some curtains in the window, so I will probably add some to the next batch and see which I like better. Have a great week!
Hi friends. Today’s cards were totally cased (Copy And Shared Everything) from something I saw online. The flower colors look so vivid and really pop against the black “chalkboard” background, and the white ink of the greetings and outline also lend to the chalkboard feel.
I used Hero Arts’ white unicorn ink and the stamps are from Stampin’ Up’s Secret Garden set. I thought they were so striking that I made quite a few color and sentiment combinations. Thanks for visiting my blog today!
OWH recently requested some western themed cards so today I am sharing more horse cards made with my Inkadinkado stamps.
Howdy horse card
Horse card with horseshoe and leather, denim, and bandana paper
Horse card with Cricut cowboy hat, twine
Barn window card
To enhance the western theme, I used a variety of patterned papers to imitate textures like wood, leather, denim, and bandanas. Some of the papers are so realistic that they look close to the real thing.
Because I love Cricut’s Create-A-Critter cartridge so much, I am sharing a few more of my favorite cards made with it. Most were created for OWH except for the giraffe baby card, which was made for my sweet friend Pat when her granddaughter was born. I took the liberty of using glittered paper on that one (a no-no for OWH) so of course I had to take a good picture of it!
Missing you is ruff
Monkey card topper
Owl’s it goin?
Tons of Thanks
Giraffe baby card, by special request
Giraffe baby card close up, glittered paper
I wish I had taken a better picture of the completed monkey card but forgot before they were all boxed up and sent, so I will just have to make more so I can get a better photo. I was happy that some of my punny sentiments went right along with the critters. TGIF!
Hi Friends! Wow, I can’t believe it has been a whole month since I have posted, but what a whirlwind of a month it was. Christmas is always a busy time, but starting the week before Thanksgiving until the day after Christmas we had construction going on at our house. The end results are beautiful and definitely worth the hassle, and I love our two new upstairs bathrooms. We also got new interior doors throughout the house which meant each closet had to be emptied out in order to remove the old doors and doorjambs, and then once the new doors were in place I cleaned the shelves of all the dust and errant wood particles before putting everything away. Well, not quite everything was put away because I made a vow to get rid of half the stuff from each closet and then put away only what I really wanted to keep. Many things were given to St. Vincent DePaul or recycled. I tried to keep the trash to a very minimum with the paring-down process and think I succeeded overall. All of this was going on while trying to work, Christmas shop, gift wrap, plan, etc., but I have learned to listen to myself as far as limits go so I opted not to put up our regular tree and decorations. Carrie was a little bummed but I did get a teeny, tiny tree and a small Nativity set to put on our TV stand; Christmas is not about the tree anyhow and while I did miss the beautiful sparkle and glow of our regular tree, I knew it would have been filled with dust by the time the construction as over. Anyhow, Christmas was a lovely as always with spending time with family and friends, and that is what counts the most!
When time is short, this card is easy to make and has an excellent layout to use when larger quantities are needed, yet the outcome is simple and elegant. I checked my stock of organza ribbons and matched the colors to my cardstock and inks. A top layer of white was dry embossed with Devine Swirls, Birds and Swirls, or Perfect Paisley, and then the bottom edges were punched with a variety of Martha Stewart edgers. The sentiments are from Stampin Up’s Short and Sweet set.
Black Organza Ribbon Card
Happy New Year Plus 5 Days! I hope 2014 is an extra-special year for you filled with love, health, family, and friends!