Friday, February 28, 2014

Card: Cats Leave Paw Prints On Our Hearts

Today I'm linking my card to the weekly sketch over at My Favorite Things.  I enjoyed working with this sketch because the simplicity of it was perfect for this card.

Losing a pet is so, so, so very hard.  We've lost 4 pets - 2 dogs and 2 cats. Our most recent loss was a beautiful 3-year-old feline named Zephyr who had cancer.  He was one of the lights of my life and I still cry every day even though it's been over 4 months since his passing.  I made this card for friends who recently lost their cat to let them know I was thinking about them and that I understand what they are going through.

Paper and Cardstock
patterned paper - My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Lavender 6x6
cream and coral cardstock

Cat Sympathy - Our Daily Bread Designs

VersaColor Burgundy - Tsukineko

Additional Supplies
heart brads - Making Memories

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Card: Getaway

When our dear friends celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary (see their card here) they commemorated the occasion with a trip to Florida.  I sent them this card to wish them a "bon voyage!"  I used modeling paste to make the stars - I colored it with red acrylic paint.  This card is being linked to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is "Paste."

Paper and Cardstock
grid paper and words- Teresa Collins 6x6 World Traveler
kraft - The Paper Company
red, black, white, and grey cardstock - Bazzill
white vellum for car windows

compass rose - 7 Gypsies
postmarks - Inkadinkado/Dawn Houser

Die Cuts
Classic Car #10368 - Silhouette
Four Borders #24503 - Silhouette
beaded border - Babyface alpha die set - Cuttlebug

Additional Supplies
stars stencil - Tim Holtz
modeling paste - Liquitex
red acrylic paint - Liquitex
black brads

Monday, February 24, 2014

Card: Cherish

The letters on this wedding card are the first initials of the bride (t) and groom (r).  The "cherish" charm was originally copper colored but I changed the color by painting over it with a silver leafing pen and then antiquing it with black acrylic paint.  I'm adding this card to this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  The theme is "Wedding or Anniversary."

Paper and Cardstock
patterned paper - Teresa Collins Noteworthy
black cardstock - Strathmore
ivory cardstock  - Bazzill Walnut Cream

Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Tim Holtz/Ranger
Tuxedo Black - Memento

Vintage Finds #1 - Teresa Collins (inside)

Additional Supplies
black seam binding ribbon - Hug Snug
jeweled button - My Mind's Eye Market Street Lovely Buttons
cherish charm - Tim Holtz
black bead dangle - Jenni Bowlin
skeletonized leaf
"happiness" and "always" stickers (inside) - Heidi Swapp
gem hearts (inside) - Making Memories
silver leafing pen - Krylon
black acrylic paint - M. Graham & Co.
lace scraps

Friday, February 21, 2014

Card : Our Friends' 25th Anniversary

This card was for our dear, long-time friends for their 25th wedding anniversary.  It worked out great that the postage stamps in the paper collection had just the right numbers!  I'm linking this card to this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is "Wedding Or Anniversary."

Paper and Cardstock
patterned paper - Pink Paislee London Market 6x6 and 12x12
coral - Core'dinations Core Impressions My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Collection 
Mocha Divine - Bazzill 

Die Cut
Simple Tags #7300 - Silhouette 

Parisian Anthology stamp set - Pink Paislee/House Of 3
Vintage Finds #1 - Teresa Collins

Ink and Mist
Pumice Stone Distress Ink - Tim Holtz/Ranger
Tattered Rose Distress Ink - Tim Holtz/Ranger
Bucket O' Blood Red Moonshadow Mist - Lindy's Stamp Gang

Additional Supplies
crocheted heart
crocheted doily
large brad - My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks "Lucky" brads
keys - Tim Holtz Idea-ology
seam binding ribbon - Hug Snug
boucle' cord

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Card: It's A Good Day

A birthday IS a good day to have a good day!  I'm linking this card to the "Get Krafty" Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Paper and Cardstock
kraft cardstock - The Paper Company
black cardstock - Strathmore
"It's A Good Day..." - Graphic 45 8x8 Typography Collection
houndstooth paper and cream paper - Making Memories Paper Reverie Noir
black glitter tab - Making Memories Paper Reverie Noir
Stamp and Ink
"noteworthy" - Teresa Collins Everyday Moments
Tuxedo Black ink - Memento

Embossing Folder
Postcard & Sheet Music Set - Tim Holtz

Additional Supplies
brown photo anchors
hemp cord - Cousin Corporation
black cord
black and tan buttons

Friday, February 14, 2014

Card: Krafty Love

My BFF, Donna, LOVES kraft!  That's why I decided to make her and her hubby's Valentine card from kraft paper.  My inspiration for this card came from Keisha Campbell and you can see her card here.  I'm linking this card to this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is "Get Krafty."

cards - Valentine's Day, Amy Tangerine, American Crafts, Maya Road, Fancy Pants Designs, My Mind's Eye,

Paper and Cardstock
white cardstock - Strathmore
kraft paper - American Crafts/Amy Tangerine Yes Please Collection
speckled off-white office paper for inside liner from my stash

Stamp and Stamping Supplies
XOXO - Our Craft Lounge So In Love
VersaMark ink - Tsukineko
white embossing powder

Die Cut and Punches
Live Love Laugh #51288 - Silhouette (I removed the word from the center of the heart)
large heart punch - Carl
small heart punch - Carl

Additional Supplies
leaf stick pin - Maya Road
alpha chippies - Fancy Pants Designs Baby Mine
paper doily from my stash
tan crochet cord - vintage Coats and Clark
enamel dots - My Mind's Eye Chalk Studio

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Card: Good For A Kiss Anytime

I love this stamp set!  I first time I laid eyes on it I had to have it.  The set consists of the "Good For A Kiss Anytime" ticket and the "I love you (I admit it)" stamp (which I used on the inside of the card.)

I'm linking this card to the very first Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge.  The challenge is to use your hoarded goodies to make something that reflects your style.   I love everything from clean and simple to shabby chic to grunged-up Tim Holtz style.  This card hits somewhere in the middle and most of my cards tend to be like this because it's what come easiest to me - it's layered and has many elements yet it's clean and balanced.

Making Memories Je t'Adore Collection, Bazzill Card Stock, DCWV, cards - Valentine's Day, Inkadinkado stamp, Memento Ink, American Crafts, Teresa Collins,

Paper and Cardstock
light pink cardstock -  Bazzill Blossom
darker pink cardstock - DCWV
patterned papers - Making Memories Je t'Adore

Die Cuts
House of 3 Love Tickets #6826 - Silhouette

Rhubarb Stalk - Memento

I Admit It - Inkadinkado
Distressing D-2343 (script on heart ticket) - Glitz

Additional Supplies
large solid pink and pink/white flowers - Making Memories Sabrina
small pink flower - Prima
pink jute cord - American Crafts
pearls - Teresa Collins Tell Your Story Faceted Gems and Pearls
button - from my stash
rick rack - from my stash

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Card: A Heart Full of Love

This is my Mom and Dad's Valentine card - it's a heart full of love!  :)  I used sketch #332 from this week's Mojo Monday Challenge.

Mojo Monday, Valentine's Day cards, Echo Park 6x6 Be Mine Collection, Core'dinations, Silhouette SD, Making Memories,

Paper and Cardstock
patterned papers - Echo Park 6x6 Be Mine Collection
white card base from my stash
grey cardstock - Strathmore
pink cardstock - Core'dinations Core Impressions Fancy Pants Designs Refreshed Collection

Die Cuts
Love Heart #6994 - Silhouette
5 Piece Gift Tag Set #20963 - Silhouette

Additional Supplies
"X", "O", and heart brads - Making Memories Love Notes Jumbo Shimmer Brads
white seam binding ribbon - Pink Paislee/Heidi Swapp
grey ribbon from my stash
tiny pink eyelet - Making Memories
pink button from my stash