Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Giraffe Life

Hello Everyone:

It has been several months since my last post and for that I apologize.  Life has been very busy this summer and very stressful.  We have taken several short trips this summer and really enjoyed the time as a family.

Changes are in the work in our lives as my husband has resigned from his pastorate and we are now looking for a new church to minister in.  So I am sure that blog post will be spotty for a while since there is so much to do when getting ready for a move.  I will try to be better and not let as much time go by.  Thanks for understanding.

I have made several cards over the summer and I am currently working on items for a craft show so I will be sharing those over the next few weeks.  Here is a card made this summer with the Gina K designs - Wild About You stamp set.  I am absolutely loving this set and use it all the time!

The background of this set is made by taking wax paper and crumpling it up.  Then you place a piece of card stock on it and iron it.  Then add some ink and you have a wonderful textured background perfect for this stamp set.  I then also added some stamps to the inside of the card.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Mountain Wilderness

Hi everybody:

Today I have a fun card for all those outdoor lovers you know:

I started by sponging the sun, then the sky.  I then stamped the mountain twice to look like a range of mountains.  I colored those with grey copic markers, then stamped the tree line with green ink.  I then sponged the green grass area in front of the mountains.  I stamped the bear on a piece of scrap brown paper with brown ink, then cut him out.  Added the bear with pop dots and I was done.

Stamps - GinaK designs - Mountain Wilderness
cardstock - GinaK designs pure luxury, SU
Momento ink
Copic Markers

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Beary Nice Birthday

Hi everyone:

I have a fun spring birthday card for you today.  This was made for my a young girls birthday.

For this card I got out my crayola markers and colored directly on the stamp.  I then huffed on the stamp to activate everything then stamped on white card stock.  Matted that on pink and yellow and the card was finished.  It fun to color right on the stamps sometimes :)

Stamp - stampabilities - Beary Nice Celebration
Card Stock - GinaK designs
Crayola markers

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Grad Time

Hey everyone:

We had a lot of graduation parties to attend this year, so I need a quick card that I could make lots of.  Here is what I came up with.

This is a quick card where I stamped the image and greeting in brown ink, added some brown ribbon, on brown card stock, then layered it on kraft card stock.

Stamp: Unity - All about the journey
Cardstock - GinaK designs - pure luxury
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Ink - Momento

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Whimsical Spring Birthday

Hi Everyone:

I have a pretty birthday card I made for a good friend of mine.

Here is the inside:

I stamped the bird on the branch then wanted to add more branches around it.  So I stamped with another branch at different angles so it appeared the bird was in a tree.  I couldn't find any background paper I like so I made my own with the same branch stamp.  I then layered it on some brown card stock and added an orange ribbon to pick up on the berries.  Inside I used the same branch stamp again around the greeting.

Stamp - GinaK designs - Whimsical Spring
Cardstock - GinaK designs Pure Luxury

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Youth Group Thank You Card

Hi everyone:

I found a picture of this card and realized that I never showed you.  For Easter this year, our youth group put on a very dramatic skit.  We wanted to give them a note to let them know we appreciated them serving during the service with the skit.

Here is their card:

This card was mostly done on the computer.  I knew I wanted to use Psalm 100 on the card.  I copies the words from Bible software, formated it, changed the font color, then I layered it over an image of a cross.  After I printed it out, I layered it on blue card stock, then on a white card base that I had embossed with zebra print.

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Happy Birthday Jessica

Hi everyone -

Today is my daughters birthday - she is turning 15.  It's a big time in her life - almost done with her freshman year of high school and just got her drivers permit last week.

Every year for my girls birthdays I let them pick what shape they would like their cake - over the past few years I have made cell phones, jungles, dolls, etc....  the list goes on and on......

This year she has requested a music note for her cake, so being the crafty mother that I am, I coordinate her card with her cake.

Here is her card for this year:

I stamped the microphone image in pink, then cut out with my lacy ovals nestabilities, sponged it with some distressed inks, then layered on pattern paper and card stock.

Stamp - Unity Stmap Company - Singing Souls
Ink - Momento - Rose bud
      - Tim Holtz Distressed Ink - antique linen, victorian velvet
Pattern Paper - piece from my stash
Card Stock - Ginak Designs Pure Luxury - Brown
Nestabilities - lacy oval

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