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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!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Jaded Blossom Customer Challenge Time!!

Welcome back!  Today I'm sharing with you a project that I've made for the Jaded Blossom Customer Challenge.  July's challenge is a big deal as July is their customer appreciation month and the challenge projects are up for some pretty great prizes!  Check that all out HERE!  Also, since I used so many different JB stamp sets I'm not going to link you to each individual set but rather the store HERE.  I've also used the Alphabet Dies set for any numbers and letters that you see.  Finally, all SVG files are from SVG Cutting Files.   My hubby is going to be gone for some training and I usually make a card for him for each day that he is going to be gone.  This time I decided to put them all into one project...an accordion file folder (you can find the directions for scoring and such on Splitcoaststampers).  Are you ready?  I believe I have nine photos of my project and each one of them includes Jaded Blossom of some sort!  Here we go:
 Above is the front of the accordion file folder.  I started out with a fun set called Science Matters.  I actually followed a Mojo Monday sketch for a tall and skinny card for the layout on the front.  The sticker embellishments are from the paper pack that I used which is a long retired SU! simply scrappin' kit.  I'm tying the folder together with a piece of yellow/white twine just tied in a bow.  It should make it super easy for my hubby to get into the folder.
 Above is what he'll see when he first opens the folder.  You can see that I've added the date on which  he should pull each panel out and read what I've written. 
The far left panel is the first he'll pull out and is made with the Sweet Travels and United States Map.  I've used the fabulous SVG file that JB provides for their image stamps to make the US outline.  I've added a fun pull piece with a tab that says Limited Edition.
The panel above is my favorite.  I've used the Protect and Serve set (I've also used that set on the pocket that the panel fits in.), a heart from the Heart Splatters set, and a couple of SVG files from SVG Cutting Files.  On a personal note...I'll probably write something about his '6' being cute...lol! 
The next panel uses the set Olive you.  Not a whole bunch of explanation is needed here, is there?
And the last panel on the inside which is the far right and uses the set Cheesy Pick Ups 3, the heart from the United States Map set, and (both on the panel and the pocket) SVG's from SVG Cutting Files.   
 Because I needed one more spot for the day before he comes home I've added a pocket to the back panel that I decorated with the date and a fun little 'love you!'.  I've used yellow here because yellow is my hubby's favorite color.  The dot on the exclamation point is a flat gold sequin.
 The final set I've used on this little note card is a freebie from some time ago called You're My Butter Half.  The red hearts don't really match but I have to use red when I make hearts...it is the only way my brain will let me do it!
Here is what the back looks like.  I've added a spot to put my name and the year that I made this for him. 

So...there you have it!  What do you think?  I have to say I'm about as proud of this project as I am of the project that will be posted on Friday (it is awesome, too...make sure you stop back or subscribe to my blog so that you see it!).  I really think my hubby will be blown away by the thought and work that went into making this and you know what?  He deserves it...he works hard for us, for his department, and for the people of the University and town we live in!!

I love your comments so please feel free to leave one!  See you here on Friday!!