September 28, 2015

Balloon Wishes Birthdays

Good morning - Adrienne from Eagle Canyon Arts.  It's always a pleasure to be a part of Sheila's talented Sassy Lady design team.  Thank you, Sheila.  

September brings lots of birthdays.  So I made two different cards using a new Close To My Heart Stamp called "Balloon Wishes".

The first one uses retired papers and accents from the Tommy collection.

Additional supplies for this card include:

Joyful Birthday Stamp (B1419)
Desert Sand Ink (Z2118)
Shin Han Markers

The second card is for my sister.  She LOVES bling, so I really outdid myself on this one!
In addition to the Balloon Wishes Stamp (D1667), supplies include:

White Daisy Cards (X254)
White Daisy Cardstock (1385) - one sheet
CTMH Artiste Cartridge (Z3167)
Thistle (Z2640) and Sweet Leaf Inks (Z2153)
Joyful Birthday Stamp (B1419)
Junebug Puffies (Z3038)
Pink Glitter Gems (Z1807)
Confetti Wishes Paper and Complements are retired.  Replace with Zoe Papers (X7197B) and Complements (X7197C)
Pink Glitter Gel (retired) 

I used a Copic marker - Honey (Y38) to outline the "Celebrate" emblem.

Since so many of the stamps in the "Balloon Wishes" collection use the Artiste cartridge, I went ahead and cut up a whole sheet of banners and "Celebrate" emblems.
Forgot to take a picture before I started peeling them off the sheet - oops!

These two cards show how completely different "looks" can be using various papers, complements and ink colors.

Thanks for following along.  Happy autumn!

Hebrews 13:1-6

September 25, 2015

Birthday Shaker Card Made With WRMK Fuse And My Explore Of Course

This is the card that I made for my cousin Brenda. Brenda owns an Alpaca Farm in Wisconsin and we all love going there to see the animals. Her favorite animal is Arthur the Lama. Every time we go to Brenda's we have to out to the pasture and see Arthur. Now you know when I saw this piece of artwork on the Birthday Bash cart I had to make this birthday card for Brenda. Join me this morning with your cup of coffee or tea while I put this card together.

Wasn't that great and I got to use this  great new too that Patsy Gamble sent me and it was so much fun. It took me a while at first I think because of the thickness of my plastic. But it worked out great.

I decided I would try using a few stickles on the front of the card and I think it turned out great. Her are a few close ups that I thought you might enjoy.

Here is a close up of Arthur. Brenda takes things she enjoys and shows Arthur. It is my understanding that this card was shown to him too!

Another close up of the front of the card. Oh by the way the paper is DCWV the Lemon Stack.

This is the way the card looks from the inside , nice and clean looking isn't it?

Here is the inside of the card and the color is just right.

Here is a last look of this adorable shaker card. Be sure to make some for your Birthday Cards as they are so much fun both for the creator and the receiver.

I hope you enjoyed today's post, I enjoyed sharing with you. Thank you for your sweet-sweet words of encouragement. Your comments always continue to inspire me.

September 23, 2015

Christmas Tags

It's that time of year where you need to start thinking about Christmas. Around March this year I signed a list on Facebook for a Random Act of Kindness (RAK). In it you signed your name and whoever started it would send you a gift. You were then to place it on FB and you would send a gift to the first five that signed up under you. Well I had six people within hours and then put a comment that it was full. Well my first 2 ladies I sent them each a little Note card set that was monogrammed. My net two ladies I made a packet of 10 cards complete with envelopes, occasional cards.  Then there is this little gift and I made 2 sets of 16 Christmas Tags. So much fun and I think they will enjoy.

I went to my mothers house this weekend so I cut all my tags out and packaged up all kinds of jewels, stickles and ribbons to decorate each tag. She sat at the dining room table embroidering a baby quilt for my new granddaughter that is due in November and I stickled. We went to dinner and when we came back I was able to glue on all the gems.

I hope you enjoyed all the sparkle and it puts you in the mood to start making your Christmas goodies.

The reindeer I kept simple by just putting a red gem on it's nose.

The little mouse I stickled and added the gems.

Sorry you can't see how pretty the FaLaLa is, but it is adorable.

This is another little baby Jesus. I added 2 rows of gems along with some stickles on the basket.

I love the light bulb it is so sparkley you have to love it.

Another Reindeer, just a different look.

The snowflake just glistens.

Another Reindeer.

A snowflake with a different look. Don't you love how the paper glistens?

This little mouse is on a wobble and is so cute when in motion.

This little reindeer is put on with foam tape giving us plenty of dimension.

Little Rudolf wiggles his way through the sky.

Our little enguin was placed on plain paper that is why I added the gems to this wobbler.

Our little owl is also a wobbler and is as cute as can be.

This is our little baby Jesus. I addles lots of stickles to the north star along with a large gem. The little gems look like clouds, wind or stars depending on your imagination.

Well I hope you like today's post. I had so much fun putting these tags together. Thank you for joining us today. Thank you for your sweet-sweet words of encouragement. Your comments continue to inspire me.

September 21, 2015

Baby Girl Thank You Cards

Hi, this is Charlotte C.  Thank you, Sheila, for inviting me to share in your awesome blog again this month.  I used an image from the Silhouette store to create some thank you cards as part of my gift at the new mom-to-be’s baby shower I was invited to.  The original had some eyelet holes and “thank you” cut out, so first thing I did was delete them so I could stamp on the front, and it made for quicker cutting of the little dress.   I sized my cards at 4.25 wide, locked the aspect ratio.
Because I used double sided card stock I needed to line the inside in order for there to be a place to write.  That was easy to do by using the internal offset feature on my Cameo and then deleting all the internal cuts so I had just an outline.   Once the Cameo cut everything, I just used my trimmer to slice everything in half.  I was able to get six halves on one sheet of 12 x 12 card stock by hanging part of the image off the mat. 
I used my MISTI so that all the stamping was uniform on each card.  An empty A2 size envelope box covered with designer paper worked beautifully to hold a dozen thank you cards with envelopes.  Here’s the finished products.
I also used my Cameo to cut this cute little dresser card which went with my gifts.  A handmade envelope with a tab to insert the flap made it easier to be opened at the shower.  
Thank you for stopping by today.  Hope you enjoyed seeing these cards.  Happy fall to all.