Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I made this card using the Martha Stewart doily punch. I kept it blank so it can be sent as a quick note.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Scripture Card

I made this card to send to a lady from our church that is in the nursing home. I kept it simple by just embossing the card and adding the scripture sentiment.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Just Because Card

I was looking through a magazine and saw a lovely black and cream card with red flowers. It was so pretty I decided to make a card using the same color scheme. It was a lot of fun and I like how it turned out!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Spring Scene Card

Awhile back my Aunt and I got together for an afternoon of crafting. We decided to make a card using the same elements with our own twist. We each made a card using a free style fence and clouds. I made a small square card with pastels.
My Aunt made a larger card with a larger and wider fence. I love seeing how we can make a card using the same things and seeing how different they turn out.

Here is the link to her blog.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Color Throwdown #285

This week I decided to make a card using the color throwdown color scheme. This was a tough one for me. The card didn't turn out quite like I wanted it to.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Kraft love

I got together with my Aunt yesterday to make cards and whipped up these little cards in a couple of hours. I am the slowest card maker in the world. I found the idea on pinterest but tweaked it to make it my own style. I love how these turned out and they were really fun!
I used all Kraft card stock. Then I punched out strips with 10 different paper punches, inked them with versamark, layered them, and popped on a flower. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Missing You

I wanted to make a special card for my Mom who lives 15 hours away. She was here for a week long visit and it was hard to see her go. Anyway, thanks to pinterest I found the perfect inspiration. The card is made from a giant dahlia stamp my Aunt had. We made this card together a couple of weeks ago when we were crafting together.
I chose this color because my Mom loves lavender and I wanted something soft and dainty.
Here is a link to the card my Aunt made. I love her cute card!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #69

This week I chose to do the CAS(E) this sketch challenge. It worked out great because I needed some thank you cards and had an inspiration for this sketch. I love re-purposing old dictionary pages into card decorations.
 I made two in green.
 And two more in pink.
The last card doesn't match the sketch but I decided to upload it too.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

My Favorite Things Color Palette Challenge

I used the My Favorite Things Color Palette Challenge to get a jump start on Mother's Day Cards. Again I took liberties with the color combinations by omitting the kraft and using cream instead of white. I was hoping for something clean and simple but sophisticated. 

My Favorite Things Card Sketch 165

I loosely based my cards on the My Favorite things Card Sketch # 165. I was aiming for a very elegant card. There is no sentiment so it can be used either as a wedding card or a birthday card. I added a large bow on the card above but chose to keep the card below a simpler version.
It was a lot of fun and I absolutely loved working with the velvet paper!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Mojo Monday Sketch 332

Here is my card for the Mojo Monday Sketch 332.
I know the sketch is designed for Valentine's Day but of course I went in a totally different direction with it. 
I have been in the mood to make masculine cards so this is what I came up with.

Monday, February 3, 2014

The love of a Mother

It's amazing how much my life has changed in the past few months. The birth of my precious baby boy has made my nights sleepless, my house messy, but my heart full, and my home happy. I never knew the love of a mother till I became a mother. I can't explain how strong and all encompassing this love is. I wouldn't trade my new life as a mommy for the world!

“Before you were conceived, I wanted you. Before you were born, I loved you. Before you were an hour, I would die for you. This is the miracle of love.”

― Maureen Hawkins