Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sporty cards

Hi friends!  I've been sick with a cold for the better part of the week, but I didn't want my blog to get neglected so today I'm sharing some masculine cards I made a while back.  The first one was for my co-worker's 7 year old son who had been hospitalized for a little while.  His dad mentioned he loved soccer, so I cleared out the cobwebs in my brain and tried to remember how the field was laid out.  Of course it's not to scale, but before I added the DCWV soccer ball sticker (that's a dead giveaway!), I asked my dad what it was and he knew right away, so at least my field wasn't unrecognizable!  :)  I used some plain green paper and a white gel pen over my pencil sketch.  

For the inside of the card, I added another strip of the green paper and some more DCWV stickers.  

The next card was requested by my friend for her father's 60th birthday.  I used a punch out from a page-a-day calendar and some vintage-y papers from K&Co.  I added some DCWV number stickers to a tiny tag and attached it to some turquoise ribbon.  I don't remember what the inside of the card said, but I'm sure I put something punny like "have a swinging birthday!".  :)

I hope you enjoy these masculine cards!  I'll be back tomorrow with a thank you card I made a while back.. it feels good to post these older cards!  :)

-Suzanne :O )
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Monday, March 28, 2011

Enjoy the little things

Hi friends!  This week's Woodware challenge to do a Clean and Simple card was just that for me, a challenge!  I'm not comfortable with this style so I'm not thrilled with how my card turned out, but at least I tried!  :)  The bear image is from Get Well Soon and the sentiment is from Garden Greetings.  I embossed a Nestabilities directly on the card but I'm not sure how well you can see that.  The flowers came about because there were a couple of smudges on the card I tried to hide, and then I added more flowers for balance, but I think I would have liked the card better if I had kept it to just the image and sentiment.  If you're into the CAS look, please play along and link up!  You can view the challenge here:

Woodware Challenge #20

Thanks for stopping by!

-Suzanne :O )

Friday, March 25, 2011

Just because

Hi there!  TGIF!  It's been a busy week- it took me a few days to actually get this card together, but I finally finished it today.  I'm playing along with the current Riley challenge:

I only have one non-seasonal Riley, so you're going to see a lot of this image!  :)  I've been wanting to try paper-piecing Riley, so I stamped him on kraft cardstock and cut him out.  I like the look of it, especially when I use kraft as a subtle border, it really goes together without being obvious.  I also paper-pieced his mug, but the rest of the image was colored with my Copics.  I used my Nestabilities to die-cut the main image, mat, sentiment oval and its mat.  The sentiment is a rub-on from Joann's and all of the patterned papers are MME (Pretty Please).  I really love this sketch!  It's fairly simple but you get to display Riley and several patterned papers together, and it really makes for a fun combo.  :)

Tomorrow I'm taking my mom and boyfriend to see James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave in Driving Miss Daisy.  I'm really looking forward to seeing a play; usually we see musicals, so this will be a nice change.  We may or may not stop to get some cupcakes at Crumbs.  And Tasti D-lite for dessert.  Ahem.  :)

Hope you all have a great weekend!!  Thanks for stopping by!

-Suzanne :O )  

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Kitty

Hi friends!  We have a 2-hour delay this morning, which is a huge treat this time of year!! :D  This card is probably a year old- I'm trying to go back and post any cards I haven't shared yet.  My friend had gotten 2 kittens (which she has since returned, actually! lol) so I got her some cat toys/treats and made this card to go with the gift.  I used several DCWV Pet Stack papers, some lime green ribbon from Target, a Making Memories epoxy tag (tied on with some twine) and a couple of buttons from my stash.  

Now I have to go back and see what other cards have to be shared... I have this thing about not deleting pictures off my camera card until they've been blogged- doesn't anyone else do that?  I get nervous that my computer will crash or something and all of my creations will be gone!  (I do have a lot of my pictures backed-up, but my boyfriend needs to save my newest pictures.)  Anyway, now I can delete this picture off my camera.. yay!  lol  Thanks for stopping by, I hope you're having a great week, snow or not!

-Suzanne :O )
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Floral thanks

Hi friends!  The fabulous and talented Rae Barthel sent me a TON of SRM stickers when I won her blog candy, so I dove right in and used one of the stickers to make her thank you card.  The piece of glittery floral paper is actually a scrap I cut out from some packaging (it was a pack of double sided stickers and little tubes of glitter.. the packaging showed you how the flowers could look).  It was so pretty that I had to cut out a salvageable piece and then it was sitting on my desk forever.  Apparently I had planned to use it once before but didn't because I had that blue die-cut sitting right with it.  :)  I wanted to use green cardstock to pick up the green in the flowers, and that's not a color I use very often, so it just felt right.  lol  I embossed it to make it less boring, and added a bit of yellow cardstock behind the teal scalloped square so it wouldn't blend into the green cardstock.  I added the sentiment sticker to a scrap of pink cardstock and cut it into the flag shape.  I used orange, dark pink and light pink floss to wrap around the card and tied the strings into a bow.  A matching yellow button was added to the center.  I hope you can tell that I left a bit of a white border around the perimeter of the card, but it might be hard to see with the white background of my lightbox.   Anyway, I hope you enjoy my colorful card and hope it inspires you to save packaging for your cards!

-Suzanne :O )
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Monday, March 21, 2011

Woodware challenge 19: Micey nice day

It's Monday again!  You know what that means... time for another Woodware USA challenge!  This week we were asked to use black, white, and another color.  I choose a deep pink, but it looks kind of red here..  you'll have to trust me that my color was pink!  :)  Though I cannot stand actual mice (just ask my boyfriend! lol), these little critters are adorable!!  Here's the set I used, Micey mice:

I paired both images together to create a party scene and colored them with my Copics.  I hesitated to add the brown because of the color challenge we were given, but I didn't think it would look like a cake otherwise.  The sentiment was stamped below the images since I ran out of room elsewhere on the card!  :)  I used some K&Co scraps of black & white patterned paper and some ATD pink cardstock which came pre-embossed.  I sanded the dots so they would stand out.  (Does anyone sand anymore?  Remember when that was all the rage?  Ahhh trends.  :) )  I used the March Sketch for You to Try for my layout:

I hope you'll join us over at Woodware USA, can't wait to see which color you choose!  Thanks for stopping by, have a GREAT week!

-Suzanne :O )

PS-  Don't forget Woodware is still offering a 15% discount on any size order.. just enter "DISCOUNT" when you check out.

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

TCP Tuesday 150

Hi everyone!  Here's my first Easter card of 2011! :)  This week, The Cat's Pajamas challenge was to use this  sketch: 

I used some DCWV patterned paper and lots of cardstock layers.  The image is so sassy, don't you love Sprinkles and her enormous Easter bonnet?!  :)  I colored her with Copics and added some pink polka dotted ribbon to match her bonnet.  I have to admit this sketch was quite a challenge since I don't have any banner dies, but I'm surprisingly pleased with the results.  I love when challenges open your eyes a bit... I never would have done a layout like this without some prompting!  :)  I hope you enjoy my Easter card, thanks for stopping by!

-Suzanne :O ) 

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Parade (of cards!)

Happy St. Patrick's Day, friends!  I used lots of scraps and older products here, it felt great to use stuff up!  Enjoy!

-Suzanne :O )

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Rainbow's end

Hi friends!  Just popping in to share a preview of my St. Patrick's Day cards (I'll be sharing the rest tomorrow)!  These two are just about identical, except for the cardstocks matting the sentiment.  :)  I'm not sure who manufactured the sentiment stamp because I got it in a toss, but the rainbow brads are Recollections and the patterned papers are DCWV.  The glittery green cards are also DCWV- they've been hanging out in my stash, and you'll see tomorrow that I really wanted to use them up!  :)  I added a bit of gold twine as my finishing touch.  I've been enjoying the twine look lately- I wish I had some that looked like baker's twine though.  The next time The Twinery has a sale, I'm going to have to take the plunge!  Anyway, hope you enjoy these two cards.  Check back tomorrow for the rest of my SPD cards!  Thanks for stopping by!

-Suzanne :O )
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Monday, March 14, 2011

TCP Tuesday Retro!

Hi again!  I'm back to share with you my TCP Tuesday card (I'm getting it in just in time!).  This week the challenge was to use any previous TCP challenge, so I chose #94, this sketch:

I hadn't inked up my bunny friend yet, so out he came to make this silly birthday card.  I used a scraps of dusty pink and yellow cardstock and yummy patterned papers by DCWV (The Celebration Stack).  I stamped the sentiment on the yellow strip and added some bling-y brads.  I actually made this card before I went to work this morning... I woke up 2 hours early and couldn't get back to sleep, so I made good use of my time!  :)  

I hope you enjoy my little creation, thanks for stopping by!

-Suzanne :O )

Woodware Challenge #18: Springtime!

Happy Monday, friends!  I'm so excited to share this card with you today, as it's the first sign of spring (for me, anyway!)!!  The challenge this week is to make a spring themed card, and while I do love winter, I am more than ready to embrace warmer weather and extra daylight hours! :)

For this card, I used Ted in the Garden and Garden Greetings, two sets which go perfectly together:

I used lots of Making Memories' Garden Party patterned paper scraps and some kraft cardstock.  Of course my Nestabilities and Copics came out for this card too, and for the final touch, I added some Making Memories clips.  I've had them for a while now but haven't figured out how to use them.  I think they look perfect in that empty space.  :)

I hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, we'd love to see your spring-y creations!  If you use a Woodware stamp, make sure to put an asterisk by your name if you want to be a guest designer!  Thanks for stopping by!

-Suzanne :O )

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Simple thank you

Hi friends!  Just a quick post today.  My uncle (an accountant) does my family's taxes every year, so my mom asked me to make this thank you card for him.  I tried to keep the card simple and masculine, so I used this deep turquoise (I guess it didn't photograph as turquoise, this looks blue to me!) card base I had in my stash.  I embossed some cream cardstock and added a scrap of K&Co patterned paper behind the sentiment embellishment.  I matted cream cardstock with a similar toned scrap of deep turquoise cardstock and stamped the Fiskars sentiment with brown chalk ink.  It was a pretty quick card to assemble.  I like how simple it was, but I think the touches like the embossing and die-cut shapes make the card feel thoughtful.  I hope you enjoy it, thanks for stopping by!

-Suzanne :O )
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Monday, March 7, 2011

I scream, you scream!

Happy Monday, friends!  It's time for another Woodware USA challenge and this week we are featuring sentiments!  But first, I want to share some exciting news!  Woodware has teamed up with and our stamps are now being sold there for 20% off!  They also have their own line of stamps, which include Nestabilities-coordinated images!  You may be seeing some cards made with their stamps on my blog pretty soon... so stay tuned!  ;)  They have tons of other stuff, so make sure you check out their site!!  

Now on to the challenge.  :)  I used my Ice Cream Parfait set and stamped the heck out of this card! :)  For the background, I stamped the cherry pattern on the edges of some kraft cardstock and colored them in with my copics.  I die-cut some white cardstock with my Nestabilities and stamped the sentiment several times with pink chalk ink.  To make the sentiment stand out, I stamped it again with red.  My ice cream was jazzed up with a cherry and a pair of straws (makes me want a float right now!), and colored with my copics.  I popped it up on foam tape, though it's hard to tell in the picture.  To finish off the card, I added some lime green gems from my stash.  

I hope you enjoy my "sweet" card!  We'd love to see your take on our challenge this week, so get out your sentiments and make them the star of the show!  If you have a Woodware set, put an asterisk next to your name when you link up and you'll be entered to be a guest designer with us!  Thanks for stopping by, I hope you all have a great start to your week!

-Suzanne :O )
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Friday, March 4, 2011

TCP Tuesday 148

Hi friends!  Here's my card for The Cat's Pajamas challenge this week to make a St. Patrick's Day card.  I've made 10 or so for SPD already, but this is the first one I'm sharing.  I used some yellow cardstock and patterned papers by DCWV.  PJ and his accessories (yes, he has a mustache!  hehe) are from A Beary Good Year.  I colored him with my copics and added a little Doodlebug glitter to his shamrock.  The yellow cardstock behind the image was distressed with a Glitz polka dot stamp.  To finish off the card, I added some orange gems from my stash.  I hope this card brings you makes you smile- his mustache still cracks me up!  Thanks for stopping by! 

-Suzanne :O )
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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Old supplies.. new baby cards

Hi there!  Just a quick post to show you some baby cards I made last weekend.  I went through my stash and pulled out some older supplies.  Hopefully these cards don't look "old", but I really want to get rid of the supplies I don't love anymore.  :)  Hope you're having a good week so far.. I'm looking forward to Friday, that's for sure! :) Thanks for stopping by!

-Suzanne :O )
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