Thursday, March 31, 2011

Round and Round

I made this card using PTI's anniversary set from last year, Round and Round and the Mat Stack 3 collection. All other supplies are SU. I added pink stickles to the branch image, and cut out and popped up the bird. Thanks for stopping by!
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Anniversary Card

I made this card for my church lady--her parents will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary soon. CS is Shimmer White and Sahara Sand. The 60 is cut out using the Winter Wonderland Cricut cartridge. I first drew the numbers with a Cri-Kit silver metallic gel pen, then cut out. Sahara Sand layer is Cuttlebugged with the Brocade folder. I used a SS marker to edge my nestie shape. Ribbon is PTI, pearls are from Hobby Lobby. Flowers are from retired set Gentler Times, and I used the SU hostess set Something to Celebrate to stamp Happy Anniversary on the inside.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Baby Card

I made this for the lady who won my year of stamped cards at the church scholarship auction last fall. Her daughter is having a baby boy. I used the single stamp Baby Steps. I colored it with markers and used my stamp-a-ma-jig to add the daddy elephant. CS is Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery, DP is SU Cutie Pie (retired). Ribbon and buttons in upper right corner are SU, bottom left button is PTI. Thanks for looking!
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Monday, March 28, 2011

Masculine Birthday

I cased this LO from the SU catty. I think it turned out pretty well. You can't tell from the pic, but I used my Just Jeans background stamp to add some texture to the card base. The gear is by Tim Holtz. CS is Blue Bayou and River Rock, and the DP is some retired Western paper that SU had. Ink is Ruby Red, Blue Bayou, and River Rock. I used blender pens and ink pads to color the image. Stamp set is Loads of Love and LoL Accessories. Hope you've enjoyed this card!
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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Nature Walk

This card uses SU sets Nature Walk and Word Play. I cased THIS card. CS is Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzazz, Ink is Pear Pizzazz and Elegant Eggplant. I love how this card turned out and will be making more of these! Thanks for looking!
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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sunflower Card

This is a card I made for a challenge several weeks ago and never got it uploaded. I used the Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge. All the CS, DP, and embellies are Stampin' Up! I'm not crazy about this. It's a little too busy, and I don't like the ribbon/button combo, but it's okay I guess. Thanks for stopping by!
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Friday, March 25, 2011

Long Time No See

Hi, everyone! I know it's been a long time since I've posted. I haven't stopped crafting, but I just haven't felt like blogging. And a lot of my free time was taken up coaching my son's Lego Mindstorms team. They called themselves the Crash Test Dummies. Every year, the Wichita State University Engineering and Education depts team up to host a huge competition for 4th through 8th graders. This was the first year Matt did it. The kids have to build and program Lego Mindstorm robots to complete different courses. They also have to show team spirit and sportsmanship, and make a team notebook and display. They are judged on all of these things. Matt's team was a beginner team. They had three courses: Table Runner, Line Follower, and Ramp It. Line Follower was the one that gave us serious difficulties.
The kids AND parents learned alot from this competition! The number one thing I learned? Engineering is HARD! It's really difficult to get something to work the same way every single time--darn near impossible IMHO! Makes me appreciate all the devices, big and small, that we depend on every day. Unbelievable!
These kids absolutely stunned me with their smarts and can-do attitude. We didn't place, but they are all winners in my book!
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

More Cards With Sew Suite

Here are some more cards from the new Sew Suite set from the SU Occasions Mini catalog. The designer paper is called Sweet Stitches, and the sentiment is from Something to Celebrate, which is one of the hostess sets in the Occasions mini. I paper pieced the dress forms. Don't you just love that pom-pom trim? So cute! And that little pin cushion image is to die for--I think it's my favorite! This is just a very generic sketch, but sometimes that's all you need. I am very pleased with the way this card turned out.
This one, on the other hand...I used a Mojo Monday sketch from a few weeks ago that I thought would be perfect for these images. The row of pins is a rub-on, BTW. This card is just so blah to me, in spite of the bright colors. I'm not sure what to do about it. I think I'm going to try it again in a vintage color scheme and see if I like that better. The sent. is computer generated (get it? Missing you--and there's one button gone?).
PTI recently came out with a button card set, which I really like, but I like the fact that SU's set also has other sewing images in it. Still, I'll probably get PTI's set at some point. Until then, I'll be having fun with Sew Suite! Thanks for stopping by today!