Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Winter Wonderland last minute!

I had this card idea in my head, so I wanted to get it done:
 
 
The image is from the Wee Stamps sheet called Holly Time by Sylvia Zet.  These images are so cute!  My doily is cut with the Cameo, and the papers come from the Jack Frost 6x6 American Crafts paper pad.  In hindsight, my doily looks a bit like some kind of blood letting took place on it, but that was NOT my intention!
 
Anyway, I want to get this linked up over at Winter Wonderland for their Warm Winter Wishes challenge.
 
I'll be back tomorrow to add more...and I'm back to do that!

Challenges:

Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Blue Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra:  Anything Goes for Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper:  Anything goes, as long is card front is covered in patterned paper
Jingle Belles:  Fa-La-La-La-La (inspired by song title, "Winter Wonderland")
 
 
~Marie~
 

Another birthday card...

This time for a good friend from college!  We share the same birthday month, so I like to send her a card each year.  This year it is late, but I warned her ahead of time...she was renovating her kitchen too, so she knows what we were going through!  LOL!  Anyway, here is her card this year:
 
 
I wanted to play with Distress Inks again, so I grabbed Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, and Mowed Lawn.  I channeled my inner Kristina Werner:  I inked the paper, making sure to blend well in between.  Then I splattered some water droplets on top and dried the paper.  Next, I smooshed each inkpad onto my craft sheet and spritzed them with water.  I grabbed a brush, ran it thru one color at a time, and flicked it onto my paper, making sure to clean the brush in between flickings.  I made a heck of a mess (think ink splatterings all over my palms!), but I had fun, and I love the result!  The words and tag were cut with my Cameo, and that's about all there is to this card!  I really hope Laurie likes it!
 
I couldn't find any challenges to link this up to, so I hope I'll still get some comments!  Thanks for stopping by!  :)
 
~Marie~
 
 
 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Thank you card

I told you I would be back shortly!  Here is the card I want to show you:
 
This card was made for a very special lady I've gotten to know over the past year at my new job who retired just last week.  I wanted to make sure she knew what an impact she had on me in just a short time!  Obviously her favorite color is PINK, so the color choice was a no-brainer!  LOL! 
This is the first time I have used this Darice embossing folder, although I don't know why I waited so long to do so!  I embellished the dots with some Cotton Candy Stickles, added some hot pink cell phone pearl bling, and a butterfly cut from a Silhouette file.  She is also covered in Stickles.  The sentiment (also never before used...you see a theme building here?), is from the set called "Card Crafting Thank You," from The Paper Company.  Cindy really liked her card...she came over and gave me a hug, and said, "Way to go, you made me cry!"  :) 
 
I'm adding this card to Darnell's NBUS #4 as well:
 
 
Thanks again for stopping by...it's time for me to hit the hay!
 
~Marie~
 
 

Happy birthday set

Happy Monday bloggers!  We are beginning another week of spring here in PA, but the temps are still a bit chilly...brrr!  I'm popping by really quick to share a set of cards I made for the Activity Committee fundraiser this month at work:



My inspiration for this set came from this card on Pinterest here.  I wanted something I could replicate easily and just change out the colors.  The stamps I used came from the Fiskars set called "Put on your Party Hat."  I added some coordinating Stickles to some of the confetti images.  Also, I used Spellbinder's squares and scalloped squares to cut and mat the images.  That's about it for this set...I hope the person that gets it will like it!

I would like to enter this card set into Darnell's NBUS challenge #4:
 
 
 
I have not before used the little present and confetti images from this set.  LOL! 
 
Thanks for stopping by...I have another card I wish to share here in a little bit, OK?
 
~Marie~