Monday, April 29, 2013


Hello lovely followers and guests!  I have another Card A Day Blog offering for you today.  I made a card for my sister's birthday.  Yes, it's okay, her birthday was last week!  (Carole, if the post office lost your card, here it is!!!)  I used an adorable stamp set from Crafter's Companion called Angelica.  She's a cute little birthday angel.

I started with a lavender card base.  The image was stamped onto white card and colored with Copics and glitter pens.  I used my ATG to affix the image to the card base.  Then I took another piece of lavender, ran it through my Cuttlebug, and cut out the center with a craft knife making a frame for the image, which I affixed with foam tape.  I inked the frame to bring out the embossed design.

I used the same embossing folder for the inside layer, but I affixed it with the de-bossed side facing up.  I stamped the birthday greeting and was finished.  This card fits a standard A2 envelope.

Unfortunately, the glittering doesn't show up much, if at all, in the photos, but I used it on the wings, the ribbons and the butterflies.

Here are the other details:
     Paper:  Recollections (lavender), Georgia-Pacific (white)
     Ink:  Stampin' Up Wisteria Wonder
     Embossing Folder:  Darice Ornate Frame
     Glitter Pens:  Sakura Gelly Roll, Clear Star and Purple Star

I am also entering this card in the Crafter's Digital Art Center Anything Goes challenge.  These challenges are running for three months, ending June 30th, so there's still plenty of time to enter.  Anyone can join.  Hope to see you there!!

 Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Celebrate MOTHER Every Day

It feels like such a long time since I was last with you, but I've been a bit under the weather for most of the past two weeks.  I'm feeling better, not great, but definitely better, and I have a card to show you which was made for the Card A Day Blog theme, Mother's Day.  I like to think of every day as Mother's Day.  Where would any of us be without our moms, after all?  My mom has been gone a long time, but not a day goes by that I don't think about her.

The image stamp that I used for my card is one that I've had for quite awhile.  It's a silhouette stamp, and I was never sure how I wanted to use it, but while I was looking through my stamps for an idea for my card, this stamp practically jumped out at me.  I knew I wanted flowers, and I knew I wanted a child or children, and I wanted something playful.  Well, here it is:

I decided that, rather than use the silhouette in the regular black on white that we are so accustomed to seeing, I would stamp my silhouette in reverse, that is, white on black.  It's a little unexpected, and I thought it would be a bit more fun.  I layered it with foam tape on a piece of yellow card leaving a narrow border.  On a white card base, 4 1/4x5 1/2, I applied three pieces of a bright floral dp.  I used a wide strip in the center, and triangles on the sides.  I then affixed the matted image with more foam tape for extra dimension.  My last addition to the front was a simple tag stamped with the word, mother.

I decided to bring a little color to the inside of my card by adding another triangle of the dp in one corner before stamping the sentiment.

And there you have it, a really quick and easy card that you can put together for your mother or adapt the design for any other occasion.

Thanks for coming to visit!!  Here are your deets:

          Papers:  Recollections black and yellow, Georgia Pacific white, Generations Stackers Primary Color Collection
          Stamps:  Hero Arts 'Dancing With Flowers', Pink By Design (no title, but it might be 'hello, life'), My Pink Stamper 'family & friends'
          Inks:  ColorBox 'Frost White', Memento 'Tuxedo Black', Tim Holtz Distress 'Antique Linen' (used for a bit of inking on the dp)

I am also entering this card in the Creative Digital Arts Center Anything Goes progressive challenge.  Lots of fun happening at CDAC, so come on by and check us out!!


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Teacher Appreciation

Hi everyone!  I'm so excited to bring you my card today.  I really loved most of my teachers, and the theme this week on the Card A Day Blog is "Teacher Appreciation."  We've had quite a few teachers in our family, both mine and my husband's, and I know how much they've given of themselves to do the best for their students.  So here is my little salute to all our teachers:

I was searching my library of images looking for something entirely unrelated to this project, and this terrific digital image of a teacher at her desk jumped out at me because my subconscious was actually working for me at the time and screamed, "You need to use this for CADB!"  Quite coincidentally, we have a whole new group of challenges which began April 1st and will run until June 30th over at the Crafter's Digital Art Center.  Here are the links to all the challenges:

My card will be entered in the "Anything Goes Challenge." 
Guess I went off on a little tangent there, didn't I?  Back to my card.  The cute image comes from Guylou's Inimitability Digistamps.  I've had the image for awhile, and it worked just perfectly for this card.  I've been wanting to use chalks for coloring recently, so that's what I did here, and that is also why the colors are so soft.  I put together the '#1 Teacher' using some Martha Stewart alphabet stamps, and affixed the matted image to the card base with foam tape just to give my card a bit of dimension.
The inside sentiment has become one of my favorites.  It is from a set called 'Our Heroes' made by Pink by Design.  This set was made primarily for policemen and firefighters, but this sentiment works so well for teachers also.  Here it is:
In case you're not seeing it very clearly the sentiment reads:  "Not all heroes wear tights & a cape."  Love it!!
I hope I've given you a little inspiration for cards to give those special teachers you've known.  (My compliments to you, Carole.)
Here are the other little details:
          Paper:  Recollections (green), Georgia Pacific (white)
          Ink:  Stampin' Up Wisteria Wonder
          Dimensions:  5 1/4 x 5 3/4
Thanks so much for your visit today.  I do so appreciate that you took the time.