Sunday, November 30, 2014

Make It Monday #190

You don't even want to know how much work went into this card. It is a birthday card for a dear friend who is turning 70 and isn't all that happy about it. He is an avid bicyclist so I felt this card would be the perfect salve for his feelings. The greeting inside says "Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. Just keep on pedaling."

I made it for the Make It Monday #190 challenge at Papertrey Ink. We were asked to create our own plaid. The only stamps I own by Papertrey Ink which could be used for a plaid design where two little pavement strips from City Scene. After I finished grousing about that fact, I realized that a roadway would be perfect for this card. Making a plaid design with ink is much more difficult than it first appears. Kudos to everyone who has done in successfully.

Papertrey sets used for this card are City Scene, Pedal Pusher and Birthday Classics: December. I also used the matching dies for Pedal Pusher. Papers are from DCWV Merry Christmas stack and Club Scrap. Thanks for pedaling by.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

This is another card I made for the MIM challenge over at Papertrey Ink last week. Erin Lincoln provided the inspiration piece and I used the embossed lines from a die to serve as guides for watercolor using metallic Twinking H2O's. The die is called Mighty Bloom and the stamps are from the November mini birthday set, all from Papertrey Ink.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mighty Oak

Can't get enough of the Mighty Oak stamp and die from Papertrey Ink which I purchased months ago and hadn't even opened. NBUS. Love the colorful leaves, each individually stamped. Whew!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Fluttering from the Autumn Tree

Another Thanksgiving card using the Mighty Oak stamp and die from Papertrey Ink. Still chipping away at that Mirabella paper stack. Clean and relatively simple.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friends with Flair

Just a Thanksgiving card made for Unity's Friends with Flair and Farley's sketch at Paperartistsonline. Paper Studio papers used. Stamp from Unity.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Birthday Cupcake

Hubby asked me this morning if I had any extra birthday cards around he could use to send to his ex. After I stopped snorting, I found this one in my stash. I love this card but never got around to using it or posting it. Made it in 2012 for Farley's birthday before realizing it might be inappropriate to send a cupcake card to my WPF friend. So now the ex gets it. Lucky gal.

Created with papers from a Simon Says Stamp card kit and a cupcake stamp from Cocoa Daisy (gifted to me by Nancy). Love this stamp. I need to dig it out again!!! Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Make it Monday

Well, I actually made it on Wednesday but it is for the MIM challenge over at Papertrey Ink. Erin Lincoln provided an inspiration piece using embossed lines from a die to serve as Watercoloring guides. The die is called Mighty Bloom and the stamps are from the November mini birthday set. The banner die is from the Songbirds set. I used Inktense pencils to color and once dry, I applied a shimmer of Twinkling H2O's. Love the result. Thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Happy Anniversary, Chrissie & Matt

As mentioned earlier this week, I needed two anniversary cards this month. The second one is for my dear little sister and her hubby who celebrate one year today. This card is very similar to the one I made for my brother and his wife but I took the Color Play palette suggested in the Inspiration Archive from Papertrey Ink along with the same Shutterbug Special stamp set. I adore this set. I will also post this over at Papertrey to join in their challenge. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Happy Anniversary, John & Jean

I need a couple of anniversary cards in the month of November. Both were very similar but using different color ways. This first one was designed for my brother and his wife for their 23rd anniversary using the Shutterbug Special Stamp set from Papertrey Ink. I did do a bit of fussy cutting and raised the shutter area, adding some bling. The image was also embossed with some sparkling EP. A bit of Washi and a gorgeous card. The stamps do it all. I also posted this in a black & white challenge over at Paperartistsonline. Thanks for looking.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Happy Birthday, Ismael

Today is our son-in-law's birthday, as well as that of my Dad in heaven. I don't think Dad enjoyed a stout, being a devoted Wiedemann fan, but Ismael certainly enjoys a stout now and then. So here's one for the birthday boy.

I made this one at Garage Camp using another of Squirrely Nancy's beer stamps as well as a modification of a technique she shared with me. Her technique uses a wood grain stamp. I don't have one so I used my wood grain embossing folder. The result is similar. Image is colored with Distress Markers. I like this card. Hope you do, too.