Sunday, September 20, 2015

Easy Sunday afternoon

Hello my scrappy friends!  Just a quick post today.  Laundry is being washed, I'm scrapping, hubby is watching TV, son is playing video games and daughter is visiting all of us in between cleaning her room.  A nice easy Sunday afternoon!

My daughter is going to a party tomorrow night for her girlfriend's 11th birthday.  I made a quick card with stamping and heat embossing.

Although this card is for a girl she's not a girly girl, hence the darker colors.  I was inspired by the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers blog, challenge #34, Steampunk.  The stamps I used are called Steampunk Gears by Stampendous.  The circle stamps on the green banner are from CTMH.  The colors are inspired by Scrapping Everyday Miracles Birthday Bash Challenge #5 Color Inspiration.  The colors are black, white, blue, green, and brown.  Lastly, I love using layers and although there aren't too many on this card, I was inspired by Turtle Soup's challenge from 9/15, Tools, Tips and Techniques.

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Enjoy your Sunday~

Sunday, September 13, 2015

September Birthday

Hello again my scrappy friends! 

I just finished a birthday card for my brother-in-law.  I tried a new technique for me, masking and layered stamps.  I'm happy with how the card turned out but I know I need to practice more.  I used retired stamps from Stampin' Up for the trees.  It feels weird to make an autumn card when it's still shorts and pool weather! Next year I'll make more of a summer feel card.

I'll be entering this card into the following challenges:
> AAA cards, #48 autumn color with a twist of fabric (I used ribbon)
> Connie Can Crop, #38 color challenge
> Paper Pals Arts, color challenge

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Hello my scrappy friends!  I've made some cards this weekend, pretty much ignoring my family.  But I did have permission from hubby and the kids!  Right now, they are playing some creative Lego game and laughing up a storm.  I do miss playing with them but I'll catch them later today or the next time a game is pulled out.

My sister will be 39 this week so, of course, I had to make a sarcastic card!  I found a card image online that was perfect when I searched "turning39".  I know she will laugh when she receives this :)  I chose to use the cleaner "poop" word for the title since my kids are around!

I used the Cricut Don Juan cartridge for the letters/numbers and a stamp from my stash for the happy birthday.  Various scraps of paper and ribbon were used to make this card.

I'll be entering this card into the following challenges:
> Hiding in my Craft Room
> Always Playing with Paper

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Monday, September 7, 2015

Messy birthday card

Hello my scrappy friends!  Hope everyone is enjoying Labor Day weekend!

I've gotten a little scrappy time this afternoon after food shopping and some cleaning earlier today.  My brother-in-law's birthday is next week, two days before his wife---my sister.  Her card will be made later today or later this week.

I've used a challenge sketch from Turtle Soup blog.  It's a fantastic sketch made by Bev Code.  You should really check out her blog.  I've used the open challenge and stamps from STAMPlorations - the happy birthday and color blocks -and from My Sentiments Exactly for the graphic background of lines and circles.


Here is my card, turned to a portrait rather then landscape outline.

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