Saturday, August 23, 2014

Happy Birthday Robot Card 2

I made the following card for the Lawnscaping Texture Challenge.

This little robot from the Beep Boop Birthday Stamp set was begging me to use him on a card and I had some great Basic Grey Mon Ami papers I wanted to play with.

My texture was made using one of the We R Memory Keepers Sequence embossing folders.  I've been using my embossing folders with letterpress paper lately.  It gives such a wonderful impression without the paper breaking. 

Did you know that paper breaking is honestly one of my biggest pet peeves when embossing paper?  (Seriously it bugs me a bit too much :)) So letterpress paper is my new best friend lately, I've also found that watercolor paper works well too if you mist it before you emboss it.

Have a great day!

Hello Sweet Girl Card

I've got another new card for today, I have a friend who is having a baby very soon and I just wanted to make her a special card for the big day.

This is her first girl after three boys!  I know she is a little scared but I know she is excited too.

I followed a technique that Kristina Werner did on her blog a while ago.  She first used a stencil to put some color down on the card then covered it with Translucent Embossing Paste.  I tried it here and I really love how the effect turned out.

I cut my own stencil using my Silhouette.  I really like all of the dies and stencils on the market but when I need something I don't have the patience to run out to the store and find the "right one".  Also, where I live my stores might not have what I want so I make a lot of what I use on my cutting machine. :)


Friday, August 22, 2014

Thinking of You Feather Card

I'm back again today to play along with another Retro Sketches challenge.  The following card is for Challenge #128.

I really like Basic Grey's Carte Postale papers but I have a hard time using them.  I tried again on this card and I have to say it is growing on me.  Thank goodness for a wonderful inspirational sketch!

Here is my take on the sketch:

Have an awesome weekend!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Birthday Wishes Feather Card

I've found a new way to take pictures of my cards that doesn't take me forever to upload and edit, so hopefully I'll be able to post them on here more often.

I used Basic Gray's Persimmon paper in the next card, it is truly a beautiful paper collection and I've been using it a lot lately.  I've also been using letterpress paper with my embossing folders, it leaves such a great impression without any cracking.

Take a look:

Friday, August 15, 2014

Adore You Card

Hello to all of you reading this post!  It's been awhile since I posted but I bought a new paper pack and the Challenge #127 at Retro Sketches was calling for me to use it. :)

Since I make mostly cards I haven't bought a 12x12 paper pack in a long time.  I was walking thorough Hobby Lobby and the DCWV - The Quince Blossom Stack caught my eye.........I just had to have it.  There are so many lovely papers and I tried to use as many as I could on this card.

The sketch from Jeni Allen was so inspiring,

Plus the awesome paper it was just meant to be.


Hope you enjoy!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Nurse Graduation Card

My Sister-in-Law is graduating from nursing school this weekend and this is the card I made her.  

I hope she loves it, she will be an amazing nurse and I'm really excited for her! 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Bright Love You


There are certain color combinations that are so in right now.  The inspiration picture over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS, Jan. 12-18 Picture Perfect Challenge is exactly what I'm talking about.  

I have been in love with grey for over a year now, I painted my bathroom grey, a wall in my bedroom dark grey and I have a new grey loveseat and sofa (let me tell you it is sooooooo hard to find the perfect grey furniture in Fargo, ND)  I guess I'm a little a head of my time here........or I knew exactly what I wanted and wouldn't compromise :)

Anyway, check out this lovely inspiration photo, I'm absolutely loving the grey, white and yellow combo.

Here is my take on it:

I hope you enjoyed my creation, I just couldn't help playing along.  Especially when it involves one of my favorite colors.......wait for it...........GREY!

Have a sparkling day!