Monday, June 19, 2017

Sympathy: Flower Shop and Petite Petals


A simple sympathy card is always the best.  A colleague just lost her husband of 40 years.  What a devastating loss.

Colors:
Wisteria Wonder
Concord Crush

Stamps:
Flower Shop
Petite Petals

Other:
With Sympathy embossing folder
Punches
Pearls

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Gift Bags for Father's Day Gifts


I used the Stampin' Up! gift box punch board for these cute boxes.  I can never remember how to use the punch board, so I don't use the punch board as often as I could.

The boxes use the small size on the board.  The card stock was cut 10" x 6.5".

You're Sublime is used for the tag.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Birthday: Eastern Beauty Rainbow


This my first card using the Eastern Beauty set with the matching dies.  I actually only used the dies for this rainbow card.

Colors:
Grey
Black
Melon Mambo
Bermuda Bay
Orchid Opulence
Hello Honey

Stamps:
Tiny Tags

Other:
Pearls
Punch
Eastern Beauty matching dies

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Father's Day: Loads of Love

Another Father's Day card. My go-to guy set is Loads of Love, especially when the guy loves cars.

Colors:
Crumb Cake
Real Red
Dapper Denim
Coastal Cabana
Cherry Cobbler

Stamps:
Loads of Love

Other:
Heart border embossing folder
Pearls
Wink of Stella

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Bookmark: Glittery Dinosaurs!


When my grandchildren are allowed to pick out their own paper, they usually have glitter paper in mind!  Jakob just finished kindergarten and is reading every day so he can be ready for first grade in the fall.  This is the bookmark he designed - until I can find a dragon stamp for his bookmark.  😊

Bermuda Bay and silver glitter paper are his colors of choice.  Old Bones and the matching dies (Dave's Dies) were his choice of designs. 

Birthday: Balloons on Watercolored Background


I used eight different greens and browns for the watercolored background.  Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, and gold glitter paper were used.  

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Father's Day: You're Toadally Awesome!


I love the set You're Sublime.  I also like puns!  I made three of these cards, one for each of my children.  All three of my children have become wonderful parents.  I am the luckiest!

Colors:
Lost Lagoon
Basic Black

Stamps:
You're Sublime
Gorgeous Grunge
Words (Paper Studio)

Other:
Bigz Alphabet Typeset
Dies by Dave
Punch

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Birthday: Watercolor with Botanical Blooms


The watercolor background worked perfectly with the Botanical Blooms set.

Colors:
Lost Lagoon
Sage Shadow
Dapper Denim
Pool Party
Island Indigo
Coastal Cabana
Marina Mist
Daffodil Delight
More Mustard
Night of Navy
Always Artichoke

Stamps:
Playful Backgrounds
Gorgeous Grunge
Work of Art
Vintage Vogue
French Foliage
Timeless Textures
Paisleys and Posies
Watercolor Wash
Confetti
Stacks of Wishes (for inside)
Thoughtful Phrases (Hero Arts)
Botanical Blooms

Other:
Pearls
Botanical Blooms matching dies
Wink of Stella

Monday, May 22, 2017

Sympathy: Loss of a Cat






My brother and sister-in-law's cat was euthanized recently.  It is always difficult to lose a member of the family.

Colors:
Early Espresso
Old Olive
Crumb Cake

Stamps:
C is for Cat
Never Forgotten (ODBD) for inside

Other:
Impression Obsession dies for cats
Mosaic Moments Here Kitty die


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Thank You: Celebrate Today


Patrick's sixth grade teacher, Mr. Slavish, was the most inspirational teacher ever.  He motivated Patrick and allowed him to love school and learning again.  His previous teacher had taken that away from Patrick.  Patrick made this card (with a bit of guidance from me) by himself.

Colors:
Bermuda Bay
Coastal Cabana
Silver Glitter

Stamps:
Wetlands
Celebrate Today
Thoughtful Branches (for inside)

Other:
Celebrate today matching dies
Star Border punch
Star punch
Bakers twine
Stick on stars