Monday, April 27, 2015

Sympathy: French Foliage and Spritzing

Another sympathy card, this time for Malanie.  I made the spritzer with alcohol and Early Espresso ink.  I had to be very careful to barely press the sprayer.  I didn't want too much color. 

Early Espresso
Always Artichoke
Crumb Cake
Very Vanilla

Thoughts and Prayers
French Foliage


Circle die
Scallop punch
Leave embosslit

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sympathy: You've Got Courage

A co-worker lost her grandfather; Aaron gave her this card we made at card club.

I love the leaves made from ribbon.  I really like the two layers of offset flowers.  Great design.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

St. Patrick's Day: Test Tube Treats

I am a bit late in publishing this.  This year for St. Patrick's Day, my grandson Patrick made these cute treats for his classmates.

Wild Wasabi and White were used for the colors.  The test tubes were filled with Sugar Babies.  A fun project.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

All Occasion: Learn from Yesterday

I made this card at card club.  My mom used it for my aunt's birthday.  I love all the detail on the card.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Retirement! Retirement! Retirement!

I have three co-workers retiring this year.  Of course, I gladly volunteered to make the cards.

Cog Card:
Colors: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand
Stamps: Clock from Rubber Stampede, Gorgeous Grunge, Cogs from Stampin' Up!
Other:  Cog punch, Cog embossing folder

Butterfly Card:
Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive
Stamps: Butterfly Basics, Gorgeous Grunge
Other: Butterfly thinlit, word label punch

Starburst Card
Colors: Blackberry Bliss, White
Stamps: Starburst Sayings
Other: Designer Series paper, Starburst thinlet dies

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Birthday: 3-D Box with Balloons

What a fun die!  It gives a 3-D effect when it is folded together.

Night of Navy
various scraps for balloons

Stamp: Hero Arts Handwritten Notes

Neat and Tangles Box die
Darice embossing folder
7/8" scalloped punch
1" circle punch
Martha Stewart balloon punch
Baker's twine

Scrapbooking: Basic Training at Fort Sill

 Malanie is still working on the hundreds of photos from Jason's time at Fort Sill for basic training.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Bokeh Bokeh Bokeh!

My challenge this month was to create a card using the Bokeh technique.  I did not want to use circles for my template, so I chose hearts and cogs.

I used Blackberry Bliss and Strawberry Slush for the heart cards.  Lost Lagoon and Baked Brown Sugar were used for the cog card. White craft ink was used for all three cards.

Same technique but with vastly different results. 

Scrapbooking: Make Me Giggle

Aaron's challenge this month was to create a page that makes her giggle.  She knew immediately which pictures to use!  My son Adam, his daughter Ella, and Aaron's sons Patrick and Jakob all had Adam's hat on.  The middle picture was photoshopped - because that is what Adam does!

All of the sentiments are Stampin' Up, but all are from different sets.  Gorgeous Grunge was used for the background.

I still giggle when I see this page.