Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Boy Scout Eagle Cards

I have 2 nephews who both earned the Eagle rank in Boy Scouts recently. This is such an honor and took lots of hard work to get there. My son and husband are both Eagle Scouts and I know the work that went into earning it and truly respect any young boy who is working on their Eagle Scout rank! It's an honor they will appreciate even more as they get older. It's also a big PLUS for getting college scholarships!!! My son got 2 very good scholarships and I think the Eagle Scout was a determining factor in receiving them.

These card were made using some clip art from a scrapbooking website. I couldn't find anything locally so decided to ask my computer for help! She was very kind to me and helped me out (notice I said, "she")! I printed and cut out the images. The second card is a simple pocket card that I often do for male cards! All of the DP was scraps from my stash! It's nice to use those once in awhile!

Paper: Papertrey Ink, stash papers Stamps: Making Memories, other unmarked stamp

Other: Ribbon, rhinestones, punch, punch

Sunday, April 25, 2010


This is another card for a male! I seem to be doing too many of these lately!!! I decided to do a cupcake card and I think it turned out pretty good for a male card. I stamped the cupcake 2 times and colored and cut them out. I then mounted the first cupcake and popped up the second cupcake for more dimension. The nestie was run through an embossing folder for added dimension.
Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Bazzill, Papertrey Ink
Stamps: $1 Michael's, Making Memories
Ink: Memento, Copics
Other: Brown pearls, nesties, embossing folder, oval punch

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Engagement card

I have several cards to make today so I hope I can get back into the swing of things to do it! This is an engagement card for a dear friend. The DP really makes the card. It's a metallic wedding cardstock and just seemed appropriate for this card. I embossed the sentiment with silver metallic embossing powder. The larger silver nestie is a crushed metallic cardstock weight paper that I love to use for wedding cards. I have some very tiny silver edging all the way around the frame of the card - look hard! It really sets the paper off and gives it a finished look.
Paper: Creative Imaginations, Silver metallic crushed paper, pearlized metallic white cardstock
Stamps: Inkadinkado
Ink: Versamark
Other: Silver metallic embossing powder, nesties, ribbon, pearl brad, silver metallic braid

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

I am so happy to get a card done today! I made Brittany's ring bearer's outfit today so I had a very productive day! Just hope it will fit him! The sizing for the vest was small, medium and large so I am pretty sure he is a small so we'll see how it goes. It didn't take very long so it will just be a future grandson's vest if it doesn't fit! (No, there are no grandbaby's on the way yet!!!)
This is a card for my Mom. My favorite color is any shade of purple so this is perfect. I had blond braids for many years when I was small too! I colored the cutie pie with my Copics. The ribbon is silk ribbon and I think it is my favorite ribbon for making bows! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I'm enjoying mine!!!
Paper: Memorybox, other cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts, C.C. Designs (Swiss Miss)
Ink: Memento, Copics
Accessories/Tools: Silk ribbon, nesties, pearls dimensionals

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Happy Mom's Day!

It seems like ages since I have posted anything! I've just been so busy with wedding things, especially since my daughter is back living at home until she gets married. Hopefully we can get a few more major things taken care of and busy working on all the projects I have started.
This is a card I made using my Silhouette machine. I made the butterfly on it. I punched the side flowers with a Martha Stewart punch. The paper is rather glittery although you can't really see it in the picture. Hope your day is full of fun things!
Paper: DCWV, other solid cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts
Accessories/Tools: Martha Stewart punch, Silhouette butterfly, ribbon, rhinestones

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Four footed friend

I've had this cute guy for quite some time and decided it was time for him to see some ink! This was a sketch challenge for today on SCS and worked well for my turtle friend! He is colored with Copics and airbrushed around the edges. The metal corners were embellished with red pearls and glued on. The ribbon is a suede ribbon from Sharon Johnson. It actually co-ordinates better in real life!!!

Stamps: Judith, other unknown

Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Papertrey Ink

Accessories/Tools: Nesties, punches, metal corners, pearls, ribbon, Copics, airbrush

Monday, April 5, 2010

Flowergirl Purse Favor

I saw this challenge on SCS tonight and thought I whould show my flower girl purse favor. This was made with a Sizzix XL diecut. The ribbon is woven through the front and back of the purse and tied on the sides. I strung a few beads and put them through eyelets on the top of the purse. I added a few flowers for the front. The papers are by DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies collection. It all has glitz and is so cute for a little girl. We will put a butterfly necklace inside for her to wear at the wedding.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Another Male Card!!!

Can you believe it!!! I've had to make SO many male cards lately! What little time I have for card making seems to be spent on troublesome cards! But this one wasn't too bad. The circle stamp was stamped numerous times in 3 different colors and then each circle was cut out and popped up with dimensionals. It was all put together and popped up on a Nestie. I used a few corner punches and added a bit of sparkly pearls to jazz it up a bit. I like how it turned out!
Paper: Scenicroutepaper.com, Papertrey Ink, SU
Stamps: Inkadinkado (I think!)
Accessories/Tools: Nestie, punches, pearls, dimensionals

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Flower Soft Little Girl Card

I'm finally back! I've been helping with a move and it has kept me busy for the past week! I hope to find time to get my house back in order and maybe some more time to do some cards! We'll see how that goes!!!

This is a "Flower Soft" card. The image is a Flower Soft image and I used a few different colors of Flower Soft for highlights. I added a few paper flowers to dress it up a bit. The silver border is some German metallic trims I had in my stash. The DP is an old pansy print that I really love and worked well here. This card is almost too pretty to send and it's also my favorite color so it may be a keeper card!!! It's really really cute!

Supplies: Flower Soft, flowers, German trim, brads, glue