Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Birthday Card for A Good Friend

One of my long time friends has a birthday coming up and I made this card for her.  It is the perfect sentiment, and the graphics are spot on.  I used Stampin Ups Just Kidding stamp set to represent me.  (The only thing that's a tiny bit off is my characters weight - but hey, it's a small card!)  Then I used the Cookie stamp from Stamps of Life to represent my little dog Jazzie.  I reduced the size of the stamped image in my computer, added a little bit of coloring and she looks just like my little girl!  I embossed the background of my card and did a little bit of shading to make it look like wall paper, then added the stamped image of me and my sentiment.   She will get a big laugh out of this card and I hope it brightens her day. It's anything goes at Simon Says Stamps so I am entering this card in this weeks challenge.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A Different Kind of Easter Basket

I made this Easter Basket for one of my grand children and plan on making more as they are so cute.  I used a svg cut file that I got from a wonderful lady at  Her files are always so well done and she is so generous with her talent that I get a lot of my cut files from her website.  She calls these designs Belly Boxes because the have a belly to hold treats, and she has a lot of them.  Some of my favorites have been her Halloween series, but I love them all.  So here is my basket.  This basket is so funky that I know my grand children will get a big laugh from them.  The colors that I used for this one are the way that she had hers displayed, but I think that for the other baskets I need to make, I will mix it up a bit since I need both boy baskets as well as the girl baskets.  I am entering this in an anything goes (but cards) challenge in the UK.  This challenge site it called Creative Moments and this is their website link crafty people  are so talented and I enjoy seeing their creations. I also entered my basket at Paper Take Weekly for their current challenge.  They offered a choice of using pastel colors, technique (which is my style), product theme, or a sketch.  What a great choice of options.