Sunday, January 29, 2012

More Cards

More cards for the Trivia Night Silent Auction Basket.  This one using K&Companys paper stack, Spellbinders Fleur Di Lis Doily Accents, Classic Circles and Labels 20, Marthas Doily Lace Trim Double Edge Punch, Stickles for sparkle and Pop dots for dimension.  Love using up those scraps!
This one is very similar to a make and take I did at Archivers, only this was made with my stamps/dies/punches.  Spellbinders Grand Circles and Lacy Circles were used under the stamped image.  The border was done using one of Martha's Punch around the page punches.  I used versamark to stamp the background and lined the inside with white so the border would show better.  A little bling is always a good thing, tiny bits on the stamped image.
I scraplifted this from a group of talented ladies at the last crop I went to (2 weeks ago).  They always find the cutest cards to make. This is one of those cover up your mistakes cards.  I tested the sentiment on a scrap, then reinked the stamp (I thought, only the little plastic cover was still covering the opaque ink) and goofed it up. So I covered it up.  Not a complete loss.
The inside has the punched/embossed hearts.  I just love hearts....can you tell  lol!

This card used a cuttlebug embossing folder, a heart punch, Stazon Opaque White ink and you guessed it...scraps!

More cards to come!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Cards, Cards, Cards

I'm making a basket of cards for a Trivia Night Silent Auction.  Last year I made a Baby Girl Album all ready for pictures but this year I decided to go the card route.

This card was made using K&Company paper, Bazzill Swiss Dots and Bling paper, all scraps from my stash.

This card was made with K&Company paper (scraps) and cardstock.  The sentiment was one of those dollar stamps from Michaels.  I used Spellbinders Labels 21 and Lotus Pendants.  Marthas Heart Punch for the center.  Love using Hug Snug Seam Binding for the bow. 
Super simple card using Martha's Score Tool, scraps of black and white and a little ribbon.

I'll be posting more cards tomorrow until then, have a great day!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Heart Birthday - Number 19

Who has a heart birthday?????  People like me who have had a Heart Transplant!  Nineteen years ago I received the heart of a 22 year old man.  His gift of life has allowed me to:
*  Raise 3 daughters now ages 28, 24 and 19
*  See the wedding of one daughter to a wonderful man.
*  Experience being a Mimi (Grandma) to 3 year old Dominic
*  See my brother marry a wonderful woman
*  Meet my five Nephews and two Nieces
*  See my cousin give my other cousin her kidney.
*  Participate in five US Transplant games and win 10 medals in swimming.
*  Have the heartbreak of losing both of my husbands parents.
*  Celebrate 31 years of marriage to my love.
*  Wake up and celebrate life for 19 years.
*  Make many memories with family and friends.

My donor family = HERO'S

Please have a conversation with your loved ones about organ donation.  For facts check out

Saturday, January 21, 2012 Design Team Entry

I made this card for my Son In Law who recently got a new job in his Degree Field.  We are so proud of him!  

The background on this card is paper from K&Company's Que Sera Sera Stack that was painted with a coat of Mod Podge and covered with Tim Holtz's Tissue Wrap/Composer making sure to have lots of wrinkles.  Apply Tim Holtz Distress Stain Spun SugarWild Honeyand Antique Linen on the wrinkled tissue.  Rub Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Tea Dye around the edges and Antique Linen on the wrinkles.  Using Fiskars Sure Cut Trimmer trim cream and brown cardstock for the card base.  Attach Hug Snug seam binding with Scotch Pink ATG and take a smaller piece of seam binding and tie a knot.  Tonic Serrated Scissors are my "go to" for trimming ribbon.  For a more "manly" look add tiny staples with Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.

For the sentiment I used my trusty Cricut and Gypsy along with the Don Juan Cartridge to cut kraft and red cardstock.  For shimmer spray Creme de Chocolat Glimmer Mist.  For sparkle apply Christmas Red Stickles.  Before adhering the sentiment with Scotch Foam Mounting Tape, outline the words with Micron 005 Pigma Pen.