Thursday, April 30, 2015

Welcome Baby!

I don't often get the opportunity to make baby cards, but when my cousin and his wife had their third baby boy, I jumped on the occasion!


If you follow me, you probably have seen these passport cards before. They are by far my favorite type of cards to make. My very first one was a Santa Passport, and then I just started creating travel passport cards and now I find I am making them for many occasions. Crafting is about progression after all.

Here is the inside of the card.


I found these cute little stickers at the $1 store. After I made this one, I had to go back and buy some more. This child stamp has gotten a lot of use through the years!


 I wanted the parents to be able to write in their baby passport book, so I created a little pull out card for my wishes for baby..

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Imagine That - April Progressive Challenge

I am running a bit late this month, but still enough time to get my card linked up over at Imagine That.

When I saw this months images, I thought to myself that the two little sailors would look so cute side to side. So this is the design I came up with.


I had a cute little anchor charm that worked just great with this design. Here is the inside:



The little note cards are tucked inside a pocket. They can be pulled out to write a little personal note.
I also added a few stamped post marks to make it look like these little sailors have been traveling the world.

Hope you like it!



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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Riley & Company - Birthday Challenge


It is that time again. Another challenge over at Riley & Company. This time our theme is Birthdays!

Theme: Birthdays
Riley Sentiment: Old enough to know better


Now we all have them...every year...so what age is "old enough to know better?"


Well, I don't think I have reached it yet, have you?


Want to play along?



If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!

To play create a card using Riley and Company images. If you upload your card/project to SCS (Splitcoast Stampers) don't forget to include the keyword RILEY 0915. We can't wait to see what you create.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today to see what they created for this challenge.


Friday, April 24, 2015

Celebrating 50!

In August, I will have been married for 23 years. That sure seems like a long time, and I guess it is. But can you imagine being married for 50 years?


My Mother-in-Law was short 1 week of making it to her 50th Anniversary, but what is a week right? So we are counting it. If you are lucky, you will marry not only a wonderful man, but into a wonderful family. I was one of the lucky ones.

These two people welcomed me into their family and treated me just like a daughter. Family was the most important thing to this wonderful couple and they lived it and shared it for 50 years!

I use vintage pictures in many of my designs. My family has two boxes of old photos that I will be going through. Rather than find old pictures to use, I have decided to use my own. So while they may be strangers to you, my family will be immortalized through my card making.

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So Suzy Stamps - Springtime Birthday Hugs

Hi everyone. I am sharing today another one of my favorite projects to create. My passport card.  Our theme this month over at So Suzy Stamps has been birthdays, so I made a special birthday card which would work great for a Mother or any special lady in your life.


I just love love love making these cards. They are so versatile and can work for so many occasions. I cry every time I sell one as they are each made with such care and personal touches.

This image called Anniversary Vintage Collage I had from Create with TLC and I used several of So Suzy Stamps throughout the card. I went with a Parisian birthday theme using an eiffel tower and Bonjour sentiment. I happen to already have an Eiffel tower stamp, but you can also find one in So Suzy's store in her Paris Collection.


I love her sentiments. They are just the right size. I really like the smaller sentiments. They are perfect and do not take over in your project, but are added elements when creating. Don't be afraid to try unique/different stamps. One might wonder how to use the sentiment Breathe, but this is my second design I have used it in. It is a creative way of saying relax and enjoy! 

 As you can see I also added washi tape, a punch out butterfly and some rub on's from Tim Holtz. I always add some sort of tab on the middle panel. It is a fun way to turn to the next page. 


Now these cute little girls get a lot of stamping. It is one of my favorite stamps from Penny Black called Sisterhood. As you can see I added another Parisian element in the corner using the Paris Post Mark.


And of course you MUST always decorate the backside of your passport card. 

Well, I hope you like my card. Don't forget there still are a few days left to play along in our birthday theme'd challenge. Don't forget you can also follow me on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter for more fun inspirations.



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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Missing You

Losing a loved one is always rough! I have been feeling melancholy and my recent posts have probably shown that. My Mother-in-Law loved to play with her stamps. Many of the cards I have created recently have been with my rubber stamps. They are truly what I love to play with and remind me most of her.

So I wanted to share with you a very simple card I made using an image from Stampscapes, Lakeside Cove and Stampers Anonymous Nature Walk.




Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Non Traditional Graduation Card

With Graduations around the corner, we will probably be seeing lots of Graduation cards popping up all over the place. I wanted to share with you today a non traditional graduation card I made using a few of my So Suzy Stamps.


If you love Peacocks, you will love this stamp. I stamped thi image using Powder Puff chalking inks and embossed both the image and the sentiment. From there I just matted the card onto Blue cardstock. The Glitter Peacock designer paper I picked up at Michaels. I cut out a piece and matted it to my purple cardstock.



Here is the inside of my card. So simple, yet so elegant. And definitely NOT your traditional Graduation Card.

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