Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Giraffe Wishes

Sorry for taking so long to update. I've been working some serious overtime, and then when I get home, I'mm just exhausted. Couple that with some serious artist block when it comes to card ideas, and you have long times between updates. :(

 This cardbase is from Bazzill, and is called 'Lizard'. I really love the shade of this cardstock, and I've used it many times before. It's great for many different projects. The jungle themed paper was one from Hobby Lobby's Clearance bin, but I found a great alternative for it! I layered more Bazzill cardstock beneath the main image, in the shades of 'Simon' and 'Parakeet', respectively.

As for this cutie, I believe I found him on a Google search, but it's been a while, so I don't quite remember. I colored him with Prismacolor Pencils, and blended the colors with Gamesol. I love his little heart sewn on! I places some metalic pearls at each corner, and tied the entire card with a pretty sheer ribbon..and voila!

I really like the possibilities of this card...it's great for son's, husband's, Doctor's, Teacher's, etc. The list could go on and on.

Hugs and Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Live in the Sunshine

Tonight I wanted to do something a bit more simple and streamlined than my other cards.

This cardbase is once again from Bazzill, in Blush Red Medium. The black and red plaid paper was from Hobby Lobby, but I have found you a FREE alternative! You just have to print it out! The scrolling frame is an old on from  Spellbinders, so I don't think they offer it anymore. I did find one close though! I added a fun quote, a bit of ribbon, and ... VOILA!

Simple, elegant, and something anyone would love to receive! Took me a total of 30 minutes, so it's fast too!

Hugs and Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Spring In Full Swing

I know it's been a few days, but like I said in my last couple posts, there is a bunch going on right now! So I'm trying to get some cards out on the days I can. I meant to a couple nights ago, when I had some downtime from work, but it just so happened a tornado hit about a mile from where my daughter is. Needless to say, I was watching the radar like a hawk, and waiting for a phone call. Thankfully, her, her boyfriend, and my grandbunnies are ok.

Now, onto the Card!

This cardbase is from Bazzill, and since I decided to go with a color scheme that was fun and funky, I thought the cardbase should be just as fun. I found a cardstock called 'Jubilee', and I thought it was perfect! The striped paper I layered on top is an old clearance paper from JoAnn's, so I couldn't find it for sale anymore. I did find one that you could print out and use though! The other layered papers are from my scrap pile. :)

This image is a digital stamp from the Paper Shelter, and she's called 'Spring Swing'. I colored her with Prismacolor Pencils and blended the colors with Gamesol. I love her little dress and the tiny daisies! Not to mention that sweet little bird! I put some metallic pearls at the corners, and called it done! It's a great card for friends or teachers, I think.

Hugs and Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lighthouse Love

I aimed pretty high this time, but I think I nailed it!

I decided to try my hand at a more masculine card tonight, and wanted a bit of a change up as well, so I'm using a cardbase made from Gina K's Luxury Cardstock in White. I love the 120 lb. cardstock, and prefer it to anything else I've ever used to be honest. I layered a piece of extra cardstock on top of the base, then used a plaid paper from the Marjolaine Paper Pack, which is put out by Basic Grey.

As for the lovely Lighthouse graphic, it is actually a stamp from Gina K, and is part of her By The Sea Stamp Set. I used a die cut to create that perfect circle, then just stamped on top of that! I just some glitter accents using one of my glitter pens I had lying around. I put some soft blue ribbon around the lower third of the card. and used a tag made with a Spellbinders die-cut. Both of these die-cuts were used on a previous card of mine, 'You're Just My Style!'.

Hugs and Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sweets For My Sweet

I'm back to posting on a regular basis! Whew, I kind of forgot how much work this was. A card a day may be more than I bargained for when I started this, but I'll keep on doing it! I need to challenge myself to get better and better...

This cardbase is Bazzill, in a lovely hue called 'Lime Sherbet'. The layered paper is from Hobby Lobby, I think. But I found a very pretty alternative from Pebbles that would look just as lovely! The white cardstock I used in the layers below the image are both Bazzill White, with the pink layer being from my scrap pile.

As for those pretty scallops around the edge, I used the 'Classic Scallop' from Edgeabilities , and cut them in such a way that they would line up at the corners. I got it perfect except that one tiny corner. >_<  I added a ribbon to cross the card, and some little jewels to add some sparkle! The graphic is one you may have seen before, as I used her in my 'Birthday Blessings' post way back when I first started this blog. She's called 'Molly's Cupcake' and is made by the Whimsy and Stars Studio. She's colored in my normal fashion; Prismacolor Pencils and Gamesol.

Hugs and Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tulips in Spring

Wow...it has been a while. I'm SO sorry for not posting in so long, but we've had some things happening at home! My youngest child, Kristopher, was finally given his deployment date into the Air Force! He'll be leaving for Basic Training in June, and we've just been so busy making sure to get everything ready, I guess I let the blog get away from me a bit. You know how it is, when you already have one child who lives a state away and is busy with college and a hunny bunny...you do everything to make sure you have the most with the time you have left with the youngest who's getting ready to become a man. But I digress...CARDS!

This card stock is once again Bazzill, but in a color I don't use too often; 'Whimsy'. The striped paper I layered on top is actually from Hobby Lobby, but since I don't have a way to link it, I found a free to use and print paper online that would look great on this card! To be honest, there isn't much in way of linking on this card, since almost everything was a scrap from another project. :)

The image was a free coloring sheet off of Google, though from where, I honestly can't remember. I colored her using Prismacolor Pencils, and blended the colors together using Gamesol. A couple little jewels were added, to add some sparkle, and I finished by adding a fun tag.

Again, I'm so sorry for taking this long to post, but I have mothering to do!

Hugs and Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Spring Has Sprung

It's been a long process doing these cards night after night, day after day...and I think I'm ready for a change. So in the near future I'm going to stars posting tags, envelopes, and other super fun surprises to come! Make sure you stay tuned for my newest creations!

This cardbase is from Bazzill, in 'Fawn'. The layered paper was hard for me to remember, though I know it's an old K&Company design. There are many wonderful papers in this book though, that would go with this card beautifully! This is  pretty simple card, but it makes such a wonderful gift all the same.

The image is another free coloring, which I colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamesol. I just love how she came out! SO cute and sweet! You can find her here, free to color for yourself! The blue ribbon is from Hobby Lobby, and the flowers are Reflections.

Hugs and Happy Scrapping!