Monday, February 18, 2013

Crafty Cardz Challenge #125

Crafty Cardz Challenge #125 "Critter Cuties"
Make a Valentine card with a critter

My card for the challenge is a simple card using the Studio G papers and Studio G Die Cut Shapes from WalMart.  I also used the Sizzix Pop Up card die and then decorated the inside with the papers and dies; the stamp was from a Recollections set I got a couple of years ago.  Also used the Martha Stewart punch for the border inside and Elegant Edges for the front layer.  I thought the die cuts were cute and just made the card sweet!  Hope you enjoy!  Thanks for your time in looking!

I love how the inside turned out.....hope to make more pop-up cards and have an added surprise inside!!  Have a blessed day!


WOW!  2 posts in one day!!  HA!  I was inspired to make something I could use for several challenges, so here is what I made.  I found the card base (cut at 5 inches) in "Life is a Party" Cartridge with the heart cut out for the layer (cut at 4.8).  Then I went to the Imagine and used "Snow Angel" for the paper color for the layer piece and then the background behind the heart.  The sentiment is from a $1 bin as well as the clear gems on the snowflakes.  I used the Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder on the layer piece, sponged on VersaMark dazzle and then used clear embossing powder to give the snowflakes a shine.  Punched out Martha Stewart snowflakes for the upper left corner and called it done!  I like how it turned out, hope you do too!  Thanks for taking the time to look!!  This was a FUN day off!! 

I'm entering in Beccy's Place - Anything but Rectangle
      Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Let it snow again
      Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
      Papertime Challenge - Use Sentiment Stamp   \
      Charisma Cardz - Anything goes

I would LOVE to win something!!!  But just getting this done and posted makes me SMILE!!!

President's Day

Well we got through Valentine's, had snow flurries on Saturday....really beautiful coming down, I played around with stuff in my craft room yesterday and have the day off today!  I've been trying to find extended Cuttlebug B one carries them anymore.  Online they have $8 shipping.....UGH!  I have some Sizzix pop-up sets and really would like to use them....been trying to figure that out, need the plates!!  :-) Anyway here is a picture of the cupcakes for work....looked pretty!  They were a hit!

Today I'm going to work on some challenges.....hope I can get things accomplished!!  Have a great day!
God bless and hold you in His hands!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

It's Valentine's EVE!!  My daughter wanted to make cupcakes for her coworkers as a treat so she baked the cupcakes and I decorated with the icing....then sprinkles.  They turned out cute!  I'll try to get a picture of the 2 we held out for 'us' for Valentine's Day.  A couple of years ago I bought a cupcake 'stand' that is red and a swirl shape, she is going to take that to display her cupcakes.  I told her to take a picture and send it to me, so I'll post it when I get it from her.
Valentine's isn't my favorite holiday.....but the card sales help fund my habit!!  Sort of hard to make those cards when there isn't love or romance in my own life to share or inspire.  Oh well, maybe the Lord has plans for me to meet the last love of my life in my future.  After all, it is in His hands!
Happy Valentine's Day!