Saturday, May 28, 2011

happy polka-dotty hearts!

Happy Memorial Day weekend!  I hope your weekend is off to a GREAT start! We've already been to the beach on Thursday afternoon, and tonight (although he doesn't know it yet) the hubby will be cooking hamburgers and corn on the cob, on the grill for dinner!  Bryce only has two more weeks of school, and then I will have to figure out what the heck to do with him all summer long!!!!!

Today I'd like to share a sweet pink card with you.  It could certainly be a Valentine, but I think it would work for any other day of the year too.  I used Sweetheart papers, along with the coordinating Affection stamp set.

I stamped the hearts in Cotton Candy ink, and I stamped the stem in black - but second generation (meaning, i stamped it once on a piece of scrap paper, and then onto my white cardstock.  I used a piece of white ribbon from my stash, and used the Fiskars Threading Water punch for my scallops.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a safe and relaxing weekend!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Teachers Rule

Well, Mr. B is in the final countdown of Kindergarten.  I think we're down to 14 school days left. (Gulp!)
I thought it was a good time to come up with a teacher card idea, for end of the year thank-yous.  I used In The Month of August, along with Fanfare patterned paper.  The cardstock is Sky, and Pacifica.

This card is completely scraplifted from one of my favorite cardmakers, Julie Campbell.  I am so thankful that we have become friends online, and worked together from time to time.  She recently achieved one of her DREAMS, becoming one of the newest Go To Gals at Paper Crafts magazine! I was over the MOON thrilled for her!  The card I created is based on one of her cards featured in Paper Crafts Card Style special issue that came out last year.  (It's on page 21, if you happen to have the issue at home!)  Julie's card featured a bubble gum machine in the circle, and lots of repeating circles throughout the card.  And I LOVED the way she put the pearls along her rounded corner.  So THANK YOU, sweet Julie, for the fabulous inspiration!! Getting ideas from other cardmakers is a great way to become a more accomplished cardmaker, copying ideas from those you admire.  Plus it can be a great motivation to get some projects DONE!!! If you post your work online, just be sure to give credit where credit is due!

If you'd like to scraplift my card that I scraplifted from Julie, LOL, post it online and leave a link in the comments! I'd love to see what you create! :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Card Ideas

The birdhouse card was inspired by a card sent to me by Karen Pederson. Karen created her card using the stamp set from the Mayberry WOTG.  My colors, papers, and basic format are the same as Karen's card, but I made some minor adjustments. Sharing ideas can inspire a lot of creativity! I always need that inspiration! (C1445 Bless  This Nest, Mayberry Paper Pack).

The second card is something I have used over and over but with different papers and ink colors. I LOVE THAT STAMP SET, A Little Of Everything!!! It's a great way to use paper scraps too.  (D1408 A Little Of Everything, Mayberry Paper Pack).