Friday, September 20, 2013

Funky Birthday...

Greetings Friends!!  As I'm finding my groove (again) as the Mommy of a 6 month old (in addition to my almost 9 year old and 7.5 year old) figuring out schedules, naps, quiet time, etc. I am able to find a bit more time to sit down at the computer and post the creations that I was able to make in the last few months.  Here is a card that I made in May for my Sister-In-Law's birthday.
I drew my inspiration for this card from a number of different blogs I read - Maile Belles, Sarah Martina, Lisa Spangler, and of course...Jennifer McGuire.  I'll be hones with you, I made this card in May and can't really remember all of the supplies used.  But I'll do my best!

I know the stamp set is from SSS, the paper is from my stash, I punched the hearts out with the Heartbeat Deep Edge Punch from Martha Stewart.   I used glossy accents to adorn the black hearts and added some mint green enamel dots.  I stamped the 'happy' using Unicorn White pigment ink and the gold dots using Delicata Gold Pigment Ink.  The heart is cut from Steel Grey Cardstock from MFT and the heart is cut using the Layered Heart Die-namics also from MFT. 
I just love how whimsical and funky this turned out.  And below is the card that my 8 year old daughter made for her Auntie using a fabulous stamp from The Greeting Farm.
Seriously?  How cute is she!?

Thanks for stopping by friends!!  Have a great weekend!!

Crafty Hugs!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

With Sympathy...

My dear neighbor recently lost one of her beautiful, furry friends.  A gorgeous fawn Great Dane by the name of Zsa Zsa.  She was a sweet and gentle soul of 8 years and we're all so sad at her passing.  The loss of a pet can be so devastating and I wanted to let her know how sorry we were.  I had the perfect MFT (older) stamp to create a sympathy card for her. 
I used the sketch from a couple of weeks ago to inspire me. 
I dusted off my Copics (yes - they have been sitting dormant for about a year) and dove in!  It took me about 8 days from start to finish to complete this card.  Having a six month old (plus 2 older kiddies) leaves very little time for crafty fun but I just kept chipping away at it slowly.  I stamped the image with Momento Tuxedo Ink and colored it in.  I kept everything VERY simple and easy.  I did, however, also dust my sewing machine off and put that back into action for the heart and perimeter of the main panel.  I used my deliciously fun Prismacolor pencils to create the grass and some fun paper strips for the little flags. 
I used my favorite and always reliable Signo Uniball white gel pen for the faux stitching on the outside of my panels.  The scallop was created using MFT's Wonky Scallop Die-namics and the heart is from the Hearts-a-Plenty Die-namics

My almost 9 year old daughter also created a BEAUTIFUL card to share:
So sweet and I loved her 3-D flower stickers!! 

I hope you all have a wonderfully crafty day!!  Until next time my friends!!!

Crafty Hugs!