Tuesday, January 31, 2012

SSS: EP Valentine #3

Back again with another Echo Park Valentine card!
It is from the "Be Mine" collection.

 I added Stickles to the key sticker and some Glossy Accents on the balloon and tiny heart.

I am entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 30, 2012

SSS: EP Valentine #2

Hi there.
I have a few new followers!  WELCOME!
Anyone else's head spinning from all the CHA posts?  What's on your wish list?
I love Echo Park and the new "This and That" line looks great!
"Charming" and "Note to Self" look like my favorites from their release.
And my followers know that I am a big Lawn Fawn fan.
Can't wait to see their full release. 

Here's another EP Valentine card using the "Be Mine" collection.

The "Happy Valentine's Day" was stamped, but everything else is 
from the EP collection pack!

I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 27, 2012

SSS: EP Valentine

I made some Valentines for the Cards for Kids Drive hosted by Winter.
The information is HERE for the drive.
This card features Echo Park's "Be Mine" collection.

Hard to see, but there's Glossy Accents on the "Be Mine".

I am entering this card in the following challenge:

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

L26: winter card

I love how colors pop against kraft paper.
Made this little card featuring Lawn Fawn's "Winter Bunny",  "Bannerific"  and "Frosties".

This was a Christmas card for my son's teacher.
Shhhhh, don't tell but I had a black ink smudge on the card and I had to cover it up.
That's how I ended up with the banner, hee hee.  
I had not planned to put one on there, but I think it balances the red.

I am entering this into the Lawnscaping Challenge #26:  "Winter Wonderland" 

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn
Ink: Memento black, Distress Barn Door, White
Other; Prismacolor pencils. Stickles, liquid pearls, Jolee's hat, gems

Thanks for the well wishes for my mom (she contracted bacterial meningitis).
She is still in a rehabilitation facility and doing well. 
She'll be off antibiotics at the end of this week. 
SO nice to be back in blog land seeing all the great projects 
(still behind on visiting) and all the new products coming soon. 

As we get back to normal here, I am getting the urge to craft again....

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

BG60: Baby Card

Hi there. Been a while since I have been able to post.
Mom mom is going on day 8 in the hospital (5 in ICU) after contracting meningitis.  
No idea where she got it and rather rare but she battled and is slowly recovering.
She will probably go to a rehab facility tomorrow or Friday 
and be on antibiotics for about 2 more weeks.

So with a minute to breathe I am finally trying to get the boys back on schedule. 
I went through my files to look for some cards I had not shared and 
found a baby card I made for church.

Bit of paper piecing on the horse:

I used Basic Grey's "Oliver" 6x6 pad and the 
rocking horse is from Lawn Fawn's "Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum" set.

I'm entering this in the Basic Grey Challenge #60: Something New

Always fun to celebrate a new baby.  
At mom's hospital they play a short lullaby on the intercoms each time a baby is born.  
Very sweet and a nice way to share a little joy among all the staff and patients. 

I have been trying to look at blogs on my iphone but gave up, just too hard to see so my apologies for not being out and about commenting.  

Take care,

Stamps: SU sentiment, LF
Paper: BG
Other: Spellbinders Lacey Circles, pencils

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Lawnscaping #25: birthday card

Sharing a birthday card I made for a boy's 6th birthday.
His dad happens to be a pilot.  

Trying to show the dimension:

I used white and silver gel pens on the plane parts and windows:

The Inside:

I am submitting this card into the following challenges:
Lawnscaping #25: Birthday

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn's "Bon Voyage"; SU sentiment
Papers:  MME stack
Inks: Distress Spiced Marmalade and Memento Black
Other:  Twine from The Twinery, gel pens, Cricut for "6", Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

EP cards Abrams' Sketch #5

This is my final card for Lucy Abrams' Sketch week.  
If I may say so myself, this card turned out so cute. 
I loved the sketch which gave me such a great starting point.
Not sure if the polka dot paper gives it the 
boost of cuteness or the adorable tissue image from Lawn Fawn.  
Probably the combination of all three, eh?

 Side view.  I put a little flocking powder on the tissue for some texture. 

Here is her Sketch #5:

What a fun sketch week.  I hope you have enjoyed these cards inspired by Lucy Abrams.
The cards came together rather quickly.  You can go to her blog HERE to find links to other cardmakers' blog to see their interpretations of her sketches.

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn's "On the Mend" 
Papers:  Echo Park's "Metropolitan" 6x6 pad
Other: Memento ink, Honeydew Twine from The Twinery, clear button by Hero Arts

Thanks for looking,

Friday, January 6, 2012

Abrams sketch #4: CFC 34

Me again.

Today's card was inspired by Lucy Abrams' day 4 of her sketch week!
I took a few liberties with the sketch.  
I made my circle full.  It is a piece of painted chipboard.
I embossed the star on the top as well as the sentiment.  
I stamped the sentiment a tad too high for my liking so I added the gems the fill in the gap
Another card for my stash, most likely for a male birthday
I'll need a lot of them this spring! 

Her Sketch:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays #34: chip of the ol' block (chipboard)

Stamps:  Hero Arts "Galaxy of Stars" and "Everyday Sayings"
Papers:  Echo park Dots and Stripes "Metropolitan"
Other: white embossing powder, gems, ribbon

Thanks for stopping by the old bloggity blog blog!
Have a great day!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

EP card Abrams' sketch #3

Back again with another card inspired by one of Lucy Abrams' sketches.
I used Echo Park's "Metropolitan" 6x6 paper pad.  
 The "hello" stamp was a freebie from Verve with an order.

Week 3 Sketch:

Paper: Echo Park
Stamp: Verve
Other: Twine from The Twinery in Caribbean, HA clear button, gems

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

EP Star card #2

Sharing a card inspired by Lucy Abrams' day 2 Sketch of her sketch week.
Can you hear the Ohio State fight song in your head too as you look at my color scheme?
I'll use this one for a male birthday card.
The red color really isn't this orange in real life...

Here is the Sketch:

Check out all of Lucy's sketches on her blog HERE!
Papers:  Echo Park's Dots and Stripes "Metropolitan"
Stamps:  Hero Arts "Galaxy of Stars" and SU sentiment
Other: Stickles, TH tiny attacher, TH edge distressor

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Star card with Echo Park

Hi There.
Lucy Abrams is doing a sketch week over on her blog and I thought I would play along.
The sketches are prefect for quick and clean cards.
I used Echo Park's Dots and Stripes "Metropolitan" pad for this card.
 along with Hero Arts "Galaxy of Stars" and Lawn Fawn's "On the Mend".
Thought I could use it for a masculine birthday card.

Here's Lucy's Sketch for week 1:

I am submitting this card into the following challenges:
Simon Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Runway Inspired Challenge #3

Paper: Echo Park
Stamps: Lawn Fawn's "On the Mend", HA "Galaxy of Stars"
Other: Liquid Pearls, Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles

Thanks For Looking,