Thursday, January 31, 2013

Floral sympathy ...

Today's card is for a family friend whose husband passed away.  Sympathy cards are always hard to make and I can only hope that it might lift her spirits for a moment during this difficult time.  I went to The Paper Players awesome site to see what they were offering this week.   LeAnne has a great layout to play with.

From the above sketch, I came up with this ...
Stamps:  Elegant Florals (GKD)
Paper:  Vanilla, More Mustard, Cajun Craze (SU)
DSP:  Reunion (MME)
Ink:  Memento Black, More Mustard, Cajun Craze (SU)
Accessories:  Copics, Sakura glitter pen, oval and scallop dies (Spellbinders), flourish (Sizzix), vanilla ribbon, pop dots (Michaels)
Thanks for stopping by and as always ...
Have a great day,

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Candy Cane Valentine's ...

I suppose this image is to be used for Christmas but after coloring it, I'm sending it as a Valentine.  This is another stamp that my daughter gave me for my birthday.  I adore these cute guys!

I finally got a chance to play with The Paper Players this week.  They have a CAS sketch ...
Here is the finished card using this great layout ...
Stamps:  Candy Gram (HM), Everyday Flexible Phrases (SU)
Paper:  Poppy Parade, White (SU)
DSP:  Poppy Parade (SU)
Ink:  Poppy Parade (SU), Memento Black
Accessories:  colored pencils (Prismacolor), square and lacey dies,(Spellbinders), Baby's Breath embossing folder (CB), gems, decorative punch, baker's twine, dimensionals, sponge dauber (SU)
I embossed my piece of designer paper to add a little distressing to the card since I used so much red. 
Thanks for stopping by and as always ...
Have a great day,

Monday, January 14, 2013

With a little love ....

Today's card will be going postal to Bethany as a little congratulations card.  She is a nursing student at UAB and will graduate in May.  This semester she is doing her preceptorship (think that is what it is called) in the trauma and burn unit at UAB Hospital.  She gave me this stamp as a birthday present and I thought this was the perfect time to use it.

Stamps:  Dr. Amanda (House Mouse), Circle of Friendship (SU)
Paper:  White, Melon Mambo (SU)
DSP:  Melon Mambo (SU)
Ink:  Memento Black, Versamark
Accessories:  Pink embossing powder (Recollections), circle dies (Spellbinders), Copics, Pretty in Pink ribbon, dimensionals (SU)

The little circle on the corner had to put there because I smeared the ink ... yikes.  Unfortunately, it didn't not photograph well but it says "congratulations."  Bethany is a girl of pink so this card should suit her well. 

Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

Have a great day,

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Found a little MOJO ...

I'm back with a card for new the MOJO sketch this week.  Here is the inspiration picture ...

This is the what I created from this awesome sketch ...

Stamps:  Feel The Sun (Verve)
Paper:  So Saffron, Basic Gray, White (SU)
DSP:  Breeze (MME)
Ink:  Basic Gray, So Saffron (SU)
Accessories:  ribbon, button, baker's twine, sponge daubers, pop dots (SU), oval die (Spellbinders), Juli's Garden embossing folder (CB)

I had some great stamping time with my daughter over the Christmas break.  I cherish those time together.  We just created her own Splitcoast Stampers page so she can upload her cards.  If you get a chance, check out her cards (all two of them) here ... blynng.

Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

Have a great day,