Wednesday, April 13, 2011

cards cards and more cards!!

Happy Hump day blogging world!!! We are on the downhill slide to the weekend!!! That is always cause for celebration in MY world!!!

Today, as promised, are a few of the cards I made at the crop I attended a few weeks ago! It has been so crazy I haven't even had a minute to take pictures of them, much less post about them!! So - here they are!!!

I surfed several sites for ideas for cards! Most of these ideas came from Splitcoast Stampers (here). They have some wonderful creations over there! Be sure to check them out!!

Some are birthday cards and others are just plain and simple cards for everyday use!!

I love the simplicity and elegance of this country set!! The colors do not show up well at all but I chose reds and browns for the rooster, and a light grey for the jars and a light purple for the flowers. You will just have to believe me!!

Well, I will share more another time!! Happy scrapping friends and thanks for popping in!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Tuesday blogger friends!!! I think Spring has finally sprung here in Maine! It is absolutely beautiful here! I hope it is where you are too!

Today I want to share the birthday card I made for my hunny, whose birthday was yesterday!!!

Once again I used my big shot machine to make the embossed background. I got this awesome embossing folder at AC Moore and after I ran it through the machine, I sanded the top to highlight the words. I punched the corners with the Stampin' Up ticket punch and adhered it to the card! I used some dark blue and white card stock to make the mats and then stamped the large cupcake (from Stampin' Up's crazy for cupcake set) onto white and hand cut it out! I colored it with watercolor pencils and used dimensionals to add it to the mat!

Inside (which I rarely ever do) is simply matted with the same dark blue and white and stamped in black ink. I colored the Happy with a blue watercolor pencil and voila!!

Plain and simple - easy peasy!!!

Thanks for popping in today! Tomorrow I will show you some of the cards I made at the crop I attended a few weeks ago!