Monday, March 25, 2013

Easter Card #2

Can you see the smoke coming from the craft closet today?  Not only is this the second post in one day, it is also the second card made in one day!  Woo Hoo!!

Anyhoo, I'm back with another Easter card for the Fresh Squeezed Squeeze-A-Palooza Card Challenge #6.  For this card, I used a free digital image from Fresh Squeezed.  I *love* the spring colors on this card!  Take a look................

Go here to vote on this card.  It is card number 6 in the contest.  Even if you voted on the first card that I submitted, you can also vote for this one.  I'll take all the votes I can get :o) -
Supplies used:
yellow card stock - Bazzill Basics Paper
Stripe paper and sentiment - Jillibean Soup - Southern Chicken Dumpling Soup collection (don't you just LOVE the name of that collection?) 
bunny - free digital image from Fresh Squeezed Stamps
Be sure to hop (pun intended) on over and vote for my card!  And.....Hoppy Easter (!) wishes to you and yours!

Easter Card Challenge!

Fresh Squeezed Stamps is having their monthly Squeeze-A-Palooza card challenge.  This month the theme is Easter!  I'm going to try and submit a couple of cards for this challenge.  I have completed one................

There are two winners each month for the card challenge....a "random" winner and a "most likes" winner.  You can go here to vote for my card (hit the "like" link under my card #5).  As always, I thank you for your support :o)

Supplies used:

pink and green card stock - Bazzill Basics Paper
washi tape (!) - Freckled Fawn
"spring" paper - DCWV
hexagon stamps - Fresh Sqeezed Stamps (!) - Happy Hexagon collection
pink brad and Gumball Green ink pad - Stampin' Up

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Trying out some new stamps and paper!

Just a quick post to show you this card that I created using paper from a fairly new 6x6 pad and a new stamp set that I got yesterday.  I'm entering this card in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #72 and the Kraftin' Kimmie Anything Goes Challenge.

The polka dot and chevron paper is from Fancy Pants Designs "Park Bench" collection.  I *love* the turquoise and yellow papers in this collection.  The hanging lantern stamp and the Bible verse sentiment (Psalm 119:105) are both from the Delightful Verses stamp set by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  I can't wait to try out the other stamps in the set! 

Other supplies used:
turquoise card stock - Bazzill Basics Paper
yellow card stock - The Paper Studio
Martha Stewart colored pencils for coloring in the lantern stamp
Stampin' Up - Stampin' Write Marker in Tempting Turquoise used on sentiment stamp
Foam dimensionals

What are you waitin' for......go get your craft on!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Giveaway alert!

Cath over at The Stitchin' Chicken is having a "mystery" giveaway!  Take a look at her cute cross-stitch projects too!

A Sensory Week......3/3/13

Last week I loved the.....

Smell of:  Banana Raspberry Chocolate Chip bread....baking in the oven

Sound of:  six children (ages 2 1/2 - 7) singing Jesus Loves Me in Sunday School

Taste of:  a hamburger and milkshake dinner with my bestest crafting buddy

Sight of:  flowering almond trees

Feel of:  spring sunshine on my face

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Happy {Funny} Birthday

Here is a funny birthday card that I made a friend who is turning 59 this month....

It is hard to see but the arrow is pointing to the square with the number '59'.  
Several months ago I bought a package of Jenni Bowlin mini papers (4" square).  As I was looking thru my supplies last night to create my friend's birthday card, I happened to flip thru the pack of mini papers.  The one with numbers caught my eye.  I immediately looked to see if her age was one of the numbers on the paper (it was!).  

It took just a few minutes to figure out exactly what I wanted the card to "say".  I thought about those directories at shopping malls....first you find the "You Are Here" marker and then you locate the ONE store that you are interested in visiting....which usually ends up being on the opposite end of the mall!  
Just in case my friend has forgotten (or has CHOSEN to forget) how old she is, the "directory" on the front of the card will show her just where she is!   BTW, I hope she still calls me her friend after getting this card ;o)

This card was super quick and easy to assemble.  The 4" square printed paper was adhered to a slightly larger piece of blue cardstock which was adhered to an even slighly larger red cardstock base.  The "arrow" sticky note was in my stash of office supplies.  (An arrow rubber stamp would also work.)  I punched a small circle (1/2") from the blue cardstock and printed "you are here" using my Pentel Gel "white" pen.  I used a foam dimensional to adhere the circle.  A birthday greeting was stamped inside the card. 

There you go....quick and easy!  I have some sheets of the mini paper left so I can make several more birthday cards for friends who may be reaching an age where they are "forgetting" how old they are!  Do *you* have a birthday coming up soon????

Supplies used: Blue and red cardstock - Bazzill Basics paper
Printed paper - Jenni Bowlin Mini Papers, Be Our Guest collection

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Giveaway Alert for Stitchers!

Just a quick post to let you know about a giveaway.

Barbara at To Stitch or Not to Stitch is having a  She is giving away a pattern by Kathy Barrick, 30 ct linen and black silk thread....not bad!  In fact, it's very good.  I know I'll be entering!

So hop over to Barbara's blog, enter the giveaway and get your craft on!