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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Birthday Wishes

Happy Wednesday friends!  How is your week going?  Wednesday always makes a person feel good, huh? Today I'm sharing a card and a fun little decoration that I put together for a Jazzercise friend's birthday.
Our friend, Leslie, turned 50 on Monday and we decided we'd make a big deal of her birthday last Friday because she wasn't going to be at Jazzercise on Monday.  I made the above card for her with a big 'ole butterfly because one of her care givers told me that she really likes butterflies.  The butterfly on the card is a cut from Miss Kate Cuttables, the sentiment and clouds are from Jaded Blossom, and the sun burst card base is from Reverse Confetti.  I added some white gel pen highlighting to the clouds, sunburst, and even some of the colors on the butterfly wings.  
I also cute some 4" and 5" butterflies so all the other Jazzy friends could write her a birthday wish then I attached some twine and hung them on the counter with scotch tape.  I think they look so bright, festive, and pretty!

Well, there you have it!  Sometimes it is the little things, like butterflies, that really make a celebration fun!  Have a wonderful day everyone!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Baby Mine

Happy New Week!  Last Wednesday evening I had the chance to go to a baby shower for a sweet friend of mine who is pregnant with her second child which will make two girls for them!  So fun!  Of course I needed to make a spectacular card for her so I thought I'd share it here too!
 Talk about a true paper crafted card...this one is it!  There is only a tiny bit of stamping on the inside of the card while everything else has been made with paper and my Cameo.  Very fun!  The file I used for this card is from Miss Kate Designs.  The elephant is my favorite animal so it was a natural for me to choose these sweet images.  The papers are from a Jack and Jill paper stack and I've added some twine and sequins to finish off the outside of the card. 
Inside I've used a swirl SVG from the same file as the elephants and added a sentiment from Jaded Blossom and some hearts.  I love the way it makes the inside super special!  This card is also larger at 5"x5" but I just had to get those cute elephants on the card ya know!

Well, there it is!  Please note that next week I won't post as much but that doesn't mean I've stopped sharing just that I will be busy.  Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Happy Brithday Emily!

Happy Friday!  Woohoo...we made it through another week!  A friend of mine is turning 10 on Monday so, of course, I had to make her a card.  After discussing with her mom what her favorite activities are I settled on using a uber cute Stamp Anniething image.  Check it out:
The layout is the current Sketch Saturday layout.  I really love this one too and may use it more.  The papers are from SU! and the sentiment is from Jaded Blossom.  Since I won't be able to see her on her actual birthday we all had lunch today and my friend really loved the card (and the gift card for froyo inside, too) and it totally looks like her.  She laughed when I told her the 'pants' are LuLaRoe leggins and a skirt...lol!  She LOVES LLR!

Well, there you have it!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A True Love Story

Happy Wednesday friends!  Yay, we are half way though the week!  How has your week been so far?  I've had some time to be in my crafty room and managed to make two cards the other day so I'll be sharing one with you today...
 This card is for my mom and dad.  I followed the Taylored Expressions sketch for this week and also the color challenge which was just Clean and Simple.  I think I won at both of them!  Though the sketch is from Taylored Expressions the stamp I used on the outside is from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  I love that I can make a CAS card around this fabulous sentiment.  They will be married 49 years here is a couple of weeks...they are one special couple for sure!  I almost feel like I should be planning their 50th wedding anniversary now!
 Inside I added some hearts and a sentiment from Jaded Blossom, again CAS and perfect!  The patterned paper is some retired SU! in-color paper and the twine is from Trendy Twine. 

I'm also going to add this to the follow challenges:

Make My Monday Challenge - Sentiment is the focus
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Well, you all have a wonderful day and I'll see you on Friday!


Monday, July 18, 2016

Attack of the hearts!

Happy Monday and welcome to a new, fresh week! I was in my craft room making this card and I just had to share it because I was laughing about it so much.  Imagine this card without all the little hearts on the background pieces...yep, that is the way I liked it...then I wanted to add that cute little row of hearts on the edge of the horizontal strip of white paper...still cute...then I thought maybe just a few more hearts on the background...and that is where it went to attack of the hearts! 
At first there were just a few extra hearts and I didn't like them so I thought maybe if I add some more it will make it better...ummm, not...LOL!  So...try to imagine this card without the extra hearts, k?  Well, the super cute stamp set that the sentiment and those persistent little hearts came from is a Reverse Confetti set called Go Together and it is retired but still available so you know, if you want an attack of hearts on your card you should go get it!  Hahaha!  I think my hubby will still like it and I'll have to tell him the attack of the hearts story too!  Also, the sketch is the current Reverse Confetti sketch and i really do like the sketch...I think I'll use it often!

Well, there you have it!  I hope you have a wonderful Monday and I'll see ya soon! 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Hot, hot, hot!

Good morning!  I'm back today to share with you a fun card that I made for my husband.  Yes, I like to make cards and such for my hubby.  He appreciates the work that goes into them and I love doing it for him!
For this adorable card I used an MHK Designs set called Eat Your Veg! and the coordinating papers Glorious Garden.  The layout is from this week's Freshly Made Sketches blog which I used because I thought a clean and simple layout would work well for this chili pepper!  I've added a pair of lips from the Jaded Blossom set called Heart Splatters, some Trendy Twine in black and a couple of flat black sequins to dress it up a bit. 

In addition to linking this card up at the sketch blog I'm also adding this card to the following challenges:

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Fantasy Stampers - Clean & Simple

Thank you for stopping by today!  I love your comments...they keep me blogging! 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Miss Kate Designs Guest Design Team Post!!

I am SUPER excited to be here as the Guest Designer for Miss Kate Designs.  I have long loved MKD's files and was so excited when they did a GDT call and they offered me a position this month! 

I needed to chose the files I wanted to work with way back in January so it was a decision of...what am I going to be wanting to do and get done in July.  I immediately thought of my 15th Wedding Anniversary and decided to make a card (or something) with the files I chose which are:  this prince and this princess.  Now I have to tell you I did A LOT of thinking about what I wanted this to look like and what papers I wanted to use.  I googled several words for papers and finally came up with this paper from Graphic 45 called Enchanted Forest.  It is not exactly what I was looking for but it definitely works.  Apart from the prince, princess, and photos of me and my husband just about all of the embellishments came from the paper pack and an additional tags and pockets sheet from Graphic 45.  So...shall we get on with the photos?

 I'm not sure what prompted me to try this According File Folder but I found the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers and I thought it would be perfect for the plan in my head. 
 Okay, here is where you first see the MKD files come into play.  During our story the prince (my knight in shining armor) arrives on scene to save the fair princess from her broken heart. 
 The little post card on the princesses page represents the time my husband and I spent courting long distance (I do not recommend this at all!!). These files were SUPER easy to put together and come with a PDF of how to assemble if you need it.  I actually printed it out and followed it just so I didn't have to think as much!  LOL!
 Above you can see a little more of the detail of the two files.  For both characters I have used papers from the same paper pack that I used for the rest of the project.  It totally makes this even more matchy and pretty I think.  I added a smaller panel of vanilla paper at the bottom of the pull out so I could write what I'm thinking about in our story by the characters.  Of course what princess would be without her jewels so I added pearls and rhinestones to the crown and her belt.
 On the last two pages I added a wedding photo and a more recent photo of the two of us.  The little sentiment that is being pointed to by the chipboard arrow says...Life itself is the most wonderful Fairytale.  Then the sentiment under our current photo says Happily Ever After and I die cut the number 15 for the number of years we will be married. 
 Both of these pull outs have blank cardstock on the back so I can write a note to my hubby on them.
And finally a little shot of the back of the book.  I thought it would be kinda neat to use this Enchanted Forest paper as a homage to the paper pack that I completely destroyed putting the accordian file folder together...lol!

Well, there you have it!  I know it is a super long blog post but I hope you love my project and are inspired by it to create something wonderful with Miss Kate Designs files!  HERE is a link to their store and HERE is a link the blog.  They are also on Facebook HERE and HERE is their group so check them out there as well (did I mention they have an amazing freebie every single day?)!!

Our anniversary isn't until the end of the month but I'm glad to have this finished plenty ahead so I can concentrate on making cards to give him each day of our little little trip to the coast.

Have a wonderful day everyone!