Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Seize the Cake / MOJO#387/Seize the Birthday

Today's card is a birthday card for one of my special son-in-laws. With 7 children, 3 daughter-in-laws, 3 son-in-laws, and 8 grandchildren, I'm ALWAYS in need of Birthday cards!
I'll be linking this card over at MojoMonday#387 and Seize the Birthday this week.

What a fun sketch. I'll be putting this into my sketch folder to use again.

The fun layering on top of the sentiment was something I was just introduced to by Melissa Phillips over at Make it Monday (Papertryink) which she referred to as, "Anchoring with Border and Banner Dies". I never thought of doing this, but love it and something I'll try again.

Some stuff you might want to know:
Something to Say stamp set-SU

Whisper White, Tangelo Twist, Night of Navy, Crushed Curry papers-SU
Birthday Bash DSP
Night of Navy Ink
1 3/8" Circle Punch
Starburst framelit
Bitty Banners 
Envelope Liners
EKsuccess Chevron punch
Perfect Polka Dots, On Point EF
Project Life corner rounder
Polka dot stamp (Paper Pumpkin)

That's about it for today. I need to get some cookies made for our Home Group that meets at our house tonight. What a fun bunch of people! I love and appreciate each of them so much and glad they are part of our lives. :0)

I hope you can get to do something CRAFTY today, my 


Friday, February 27, 2015

Birthday Greetings/ color throwdown331 & MOJO386

Today I'm linking my card to two challenges, color throwdown and Mojo386.  This is the last week of the month and the MOJO Monday sketch is always the Tall and Skinny layout. I usually have a difficult time with this size, but I think today I was able to get a decent card created using it. Aren't the colors for the color throwdown just beautiful? So bright, fresh, "Springy" and fun to work with.

I chose to use the inside sentiment on the outside of this card to utilize the full length of the Project Life Card & Label die. Both the outside sentiment and the inside Happy Birthday greeting is from the hostess set,  Bloom with Hope. I really like the graphic look of the flowers and script in this set, but I'm not sure why I haven't used it more.

Some things you might want to know:

Bloom with Hope
Shimmery White SU cardstock
Crumbcake, Old Olive, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo SU cardstock
Old Olive, Pistachio Pudding, Blushing Bride  SU ink
Versamark Jet Black ink
Clear embossing powder
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Festive piercing template
Perfect Polka Dots EF
Spring Flowers EF
Window Frames Collection

I hope you make it a wonderful Friday, have a blessed weekend, and are able to do something CRAFTY!

See you next week...

Thursday, February 26, 2015

It's Your Day / VLVFeb2015#3

Here is my card for VerveFeb2015#3 challenge. This is also a birthday card that is for my daughter whose birthday is this week. It was already mailed, thankfully!

I just love this birthday paper by SU, Birthday Bash SDSP. The colors just make me HAPPY! The flower, which is a new favorite of mine, is from a new set Crazy About You punched with 1 3/4"scallop punch.

I rounded the corners with the Project Life corner rounder, used the Banners framelits, an older punched piece to add to the top of the banner by Ek success, twine from the Feb.Paper Pumpkin kit, and all solid card stock by SU. 

That's about it for today. I have some wash to do and rearrange some bedroom drawers. Not necessarily as much fun as spending time in my Studio, but a girl needs to do what a girl need to do. :0)

Make it a great Thursday and go do something CRAFTY my friends.