Monday, February 14, 2011

Today I have another birthday card for you.  The card sketch for this week at Inspirational Card Sketches is this: 
I must say I liked this one.  As I went through my papers, I found these blues and greens and thought how nice they went together.  I also needed another birthday card, ( I have 5 family members with birthdays this month.)  I started putting my card together,and while doing that my mail had arrived.  The postman brought me some stamps I had ordered from Queen Kat Designs.  This birthday cake stamp came from their website.   

Here is the card I created.  I immediately thought about using my Fastenater with this card.  Those big staples up in the left corner say "HAPPY" and "BIRTHDAY" on them and they were perfect for this!  You can't see it clearly, but I popped the cake piece up with pop dots.  The saying "have your cake and eat it too"  goes perfectly with this, since it is for my sister-in-law.  She is always saying she is dieting, but somehow .....   Oh well, you know what I mean.  Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Want to win a Cricut cartridge?

Over at Paper This and That you have the opportunity to win a seasonal or mini cartridge.  Create a Valentine project and then post a link on their website.  You might be the winner of a new cartridge.  Be sure to check out their website.  Good luck!
Another week, and another card for sharing.  I always seem to be rushing to make a wedding card.  I get invites to the wedding, then wait to create the card.  Now I will have a card made, ready for the next wedding I attend.  

This week at ICS we were given this sketch to use:

My first thought when I saw this sketch was a 3 tiered cake.  Hmm...should I make a birthday card?  No, a wedding cake has tiers, so I decided to make a wedding card.    I had some stamps I was wanting to try, so I stamped this Hanglar couple to see how they would look on top of the cake.   They were perfect as the topper! I had some DCWV paper the I used for the background on  this card.  The four corners had a swirly shape that I liked, so I cut them off and trimmed around the edges.  I used pop dots to pop up the corners... I took my copic markers and colored her wedding dress with some very light blues and grays, then I used some glitter on the bride and groom.   The three layer cake was a set of matching light turquoise papers and I used liquid pearls to "ice" the edges of the cake.   And what wedding cake doesn't have flowers?  I found these small white flowers in my stash and sprayed them with a turquoise glimmer mist.  In the center of each flower I place a silver liquid pearl.   Here is my card...ready to use.  (I just noticed the bottom of the card looks crooked.  It isn't that way in person.  I think it must the angle I used to shoot the card.)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I am a guest designer at Inspirational Card Sketches for the month of February!

Yes, you read it correctly!  I have been asked to be a guest designer for Inspirational Card Sketches . I am very excited to be with them.  They have wonderful sketches each week to get your creative juices flowing. Every week, a new sketch is provided for you.  Create your card, using the sketch, and upload it for a chance to win a prize.  There are different sponsors each week. 

Here is the sketch for this week: 

I know when I first saw this sketch, I was stumped a little.  "Oh no!" I thought.  "All those different papers and such.  What can I do?"

Well, I put my thinking cap on and mulled this over in my brain.  I came up with one idea,then rejected it.  Finally, I had an idea.  I colored the Tilda stamp with my copic markers (doesn't she look cute?)

 I then looked through my papers, trying to find that perfect match.  There it was...the paper I needed.   All of a sudden the card came together.    My final touch was to add the buttons and turn them into balloons.  Here it is:

I hope you enjoy this card.