Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Two more birthday cards

October has a lot of birthdays of people I know.  Here are two I made for the men.  I also made a pink one with the pop up happy birthday.  The pop up is from Shirley's Cards.  The Happy birthday balloon is from Laurie Whitlock.

A gift and a card

October is a month of birthdays for a lot of people I know.  So beside hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for 12 I had birthday cards for 6 to make.  While I was at it I made this little box which contained 2 decks of cards in a neat leather case for my crib playing friend.  We have a "friendly" challenge going on and I have not played for at least 30 years but have successfully skunked him a couple of times so I wanted a fun gift for him.  It seems this little card got my mojo in gear and I can hardly wait to get the rest of my craft room "decluttered" and start on some more cards.  The little skunk is Flower and I took it from the internet.  The box was made from directions by Donna Griffiths at Stampin'
The cheeky inspector in the second frame is my cat Sadie.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Happy Birthday by Shirley's cards

This is such a beautiful file.  It is from
I love Shirley's files because they cut so clean and are so gorgeous. Please pop over to her blog and see some of the fabulous work she does.   This file also has the plain topper with no sentiment.  I have several colors I want to cut this card from.  I used a scalloped framelit circle from SU Sizzix for the card base.
The white background is a beautiful shimmery card stock (which is difficult to see in the photo ) that I was fortunate enough to get free and it cuts with ease.  I did need to make two passes with my Cameo but I think my blade could be getting dull.  Unfortunately, I seem to have lost the name of the lovely lady who sent me the card stock.  I will post it if I find it again.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

"Bee-Happy" Birthday

Short and sweet.
I needed a card for my grandsons birthday.  I am sorry the colors don't show up as they should.  (They did in the camera when I looked at it lol).
The background is brown and the cutting file is from Birds Blog.  It is Card Cover 12 from 2014 and the bee is from her cutting files also and I believe it is just called bee.  I scaled it down to fit the card.  The cover is in yellow.  The inside is simple with a bee and the words, it's your birthday Michael.
Have a blessed day.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Easter card with lattice and butterfly

I love lattice and butterflies so when Shirley posted her freebie I was in 7th heaven.
This is my take on her file.  I know the colors are hard to see as they are so soft.  I used the shaving cream technique for the butterfly. I also really like this fold.
 See Beth, I finally did make something with the shaving cream technique.  LOL

Friday, March 11, 2016

Great grandsons first birthday

Our great-grandson was born 9 weeks premature but is now a healthy, happy one year old.  The sentiment is by Images by Heather and I raised it up on pop dots for a bit of interest.  Not much else to say about this card.  The polka dot background was from another card and the paper that the sentiment is on was in the stash and I don't know by whom.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Masculine Birthday Card s-i-l

The gold embossing is so hard to catch on film.  There is a meadow in soft green between the mountains and the cabin scene.
Stamped with Versa Mark and gold embossing powder.
Pretty basic.
Actually the mountains were an after thought, so the next time I will stamp the mountains first and then the cabin scene.
The nice part of being a crafter is we are always learning from our mistakes.  LOL