Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sending Love

Are you up for one more challenge?  Bryce has been making a few cards along side me,  So this morning we were checking out a few of the current card challenges.  I thought I'd stretch my creative skill and try my hand at a few new one's.  This morning's was Waffle Flower and this evening's card is for the current colour me card challenge featuring only red red & neutrals.  A fun way to spend the afternoon indoors out of the heat!

CMCC#78, Tiddly Inks Kitties

The paper is from an old My Minds Eye 6x6 pad.  The sentiment is from a pack of vellum quotes I picked up at JoAnn's ages ago.  And those "dots" are pearls colored with my spectrum noire DR7 marker.

Weekend Fun - Card Challenges

Okay I admit it, I'm a wimp when it comes to the Central Valley summer heat!  So what better excuse than to hide out in my crafty den and work on that final box of cards for Operation Write Home finishing strong.  I have two cards today that were created using Kristie's awesome 6x6 tutorial & OWH Sketches. 

Card #1  A a while back I stamped and clear embossed this cute little firefly bug jar.  The multiple layers of  clear embossing gives it a glass effect.  Unfortunately you can't really see it in this photo. It's also a lot brighter and teal toned then today's soft light captured.  

OWH Sketch 256, Lawn Fawn Summertime Charm
 Since it has the general color scheme and lightning bugs I'm entering it into this Waffle Flower Photo Inspiration Challenge.

Card #2 is a Thank You card using the adorable Tiddly Inks Birds in a Line Digi Stamps,  They are so much fun to color.  And those little blank note cards are perfectly sized for my little letter stamps!  I'll be entering this card into the July OWH ODBD Challenge.
OWH Sketch 123, Tiddly Inks Birds

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Inspired by Pinterest #3 Use up Those Scraps!

You know Pinterest really comes in handy sometimes.  Especially late at night when you have an idea in rattling around in your head but you just cannot get your fingers to understand the concept.

I had this beautiful pile of patterned paper scraps forming on the corner of my desk.  The quilter in me said "Oooh, scraps!!  We'll just piece it together."  Unfortunately the accountant side of my brain went into it's "everything must balance" mode.  So in frustration I perused Pinterest and found these lovely cards.

The first is by Mariana Grigsby.  You can see her creative process here mariana grigsby10-minute-craft-dash-2-video

Mariana Grigsby  10 Minute Craft Dash

The second was from Britt Bass who blogs at pinkpapercrowns via a DCWV Page Maps Challenge post.

Britt (Kidlet 6x6)
And here are my cards.

Say Cheese

I've been so focused on creating cards for Operation Write Home that I forgot to post this little fellow before mailing him off to Washington last week.  Luckily I snapped a few photos as reference along the way!  Gerda's images always bring smiles so sharing that sentiment seemed appropriate.   I'll be entering him in the June/July 6 week challenge
Gerda Steiner Designs Say Cheese