Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!


I used three different stamps for the first time on this one card.  Since it is my first time stamping in months I decided to break in as many new stamp sets as possible.  I keep seeing a lot of awesome cards using the Gorgeous Grunge stamps and I wanted to try it out for myself.  Not so successful, I had to turn my paper over because I pressed the stamp too hard.  It looked a little busy too on my first try so I simplified it and only used the splatter looking image.  I fussy cut all of the flowers from the Peaceful Petals stamp.  This is not what I had in mind when I started but I think it works.


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Happy Watercolor


It is my first time making cards since early February.  It has been way too long.  I've been so busy with work, I haven't had any time to let out my creative juices.  I have a bunch of new stamps sets that I had not opened until today.  When I saw the colors in the ColourQ challenge, I knew I wanted to try out the Happy Watercolor stamp set.  I like the simplicity of it all.


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Monday, February 3, 2014

You Mean the World to Me


The Sent with Love DSP was one of my favorite paper collections from Stampin' Up! last year.  I really wanted to show off the airplanes on this card, no special reason except it was one of my favorite prints. I incorporated the globe image from the Love You More stamp set and I think they work together perfectly with the sketch from The Deconstructed Sketch.  This is my favorite card that I made this weekend!


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retrosketches #100


We have a lot of birthdays in February in my office so I have been on a birthday card making mission.  I used the sketch from retrosketches 100th challenge sketch to make this card.  Sweet Sorbet DSP has a few sheets that make me want to party so I had to incorporate it into my card.  I also love the sentiments from the See Ya Later stamp set.  This sentiment used on the card is perfect for an upcoming birthday girl, she told me her 20th class reunion is this summer and she looks sooooo good!  It must be all of the yoga... 


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Language of Love


Love is in the air and on all the shelves in every store... I decided to break out my Language of Love stamp set.  When I saw the colors from the Dynamic Duos color challenge I thought it would work out well together.  Sent with Love is a favorite DSP of mine and I was able to incorporate that into this card.



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Sending Good Thoughts Your Way


I am in love with the Sweet Sorbet DSP.  I think I even have some clothes with similar prints and colors.  Here is my take on the PPA 189 sketch.  There have been a lot of deaths in my extended family recently and I need to send this to someone just to cheer them up.  This card is so simple but it brings a smile to my face every time I look at it.
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Happy Engagement!


This week I found out that one of my co-workers got engaged over the weekend and I wanted to make a card to congratulate her.  I noticed a rock on her finger and had to ask.  She didn't make an announcement yet because she was waiting to tell all of her family and friends first.

I combined the Color Throwdown colors with the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  It is kind of hard to tell from my bad photo but I inked the sentiment in regal rose ink and then colored in the smaller font with brown.  I kind of like that it helps the pink to pop a little more.

 

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