May 1, 2016

House of Cards May Challenge


I'm so late getting this posted.  By the time I got my card finished yesterday, it was too dark to get a photo.  I volunteered to babysit for a couple at church, and didn't get home until late, and then had to be up early to help with the two year olds at Sunday school this morning.  A nap sounds great, right about now. lol

This months challenge at House of Cards is clear papers.  You can use vellum or acetate, or anything that is transparent.

Here is the card I made.

I waited until the last minute possible to get my mom's card made for Mother's Day this year.  I've been so busy, that I actually had to schedule it into my week this week. lol  The weather has been awful, so I wouldn't have been able to get a good picture anyway.  I've kept this one simple too.  You can see the beautiful chevron patterned paper underneath the vellum, and I wanted to keep it that way.  I love this patterned paper!  I'm sure my mom will be happy with it also. She's my biggest fan.  

Anyway, sorry this post is so short.  I have things to do, and need to get them done before tomorrow, because my supervisor will be out all week.  I hope you'll head over to the HOC blog to see what gorgeous cards my friends have made for you this month.  Hopefully, you'll get the chance to join us for this months challenge. :-)

Take care!

April 1, 2016

House of Cards April Challenge

Greetings y'all!

Happy Friday!  How has your week been?  I'm so glad the weekend is here.  I sort of get to sleep in tomorrow, and Sunday, and will try to relax as much as possible.  I'm volunteering at our local food bank tomorrow morning, and doing some house work, but that's pretty much it.  The weather has been a bit rainy this week, but this weekend is supposed to be awesome.  Maybe I'll see if a friend wants to go for a walk at Tyler State Park.  I should try to take advantage of the great weather, before it gets too hot and humid.

I can't believe it's the first of April already.  This year is going by so quickly, youch!  Since it is the first of the month, the next challenge at House of Cards has been posted.  This months challenge is to incorporate script and/or the colors in the inspiration photo below.  It's such a pretty picture, and the colors are so very spring.

Here is the card I created.

I tried everything, but couldn't get a picture where the script stood out any more than it does.  I think the ink I chose was a bit too light, to get a good picture.  There really is script on this card though.  The cover up and the sentiment panel both have script on them.  I love the gradient of colors these two distress inks created when I blended them together.  I can't say it enough, but I think distress inks are my favorite.  They always look amazing!  I added a small bow and popped everything up on foam tape for added dimension, then called it done.  I'm going to send this to my mother.  She's awesome.

That's all for me today.  I'm off to start my chores, and hopefully make it outside for something fun.  I do hope you'll head over to the HOC blog to see the cards that are posted for you.  As always, they're pretty spectacular.  Since this challenge is a month long, hopefully you'll get to play along.  I'd love to see what you create.

Stay crafty my friends!

March 25, 2016

Just Us Girls Challenge #336: Photo Week


How's your weekend, so far?  I hope everyone had a great week, and were able to get crafty.  I am thankful that the craziness is over, and I got to relax a bit this week.  Unfortunately, my R&R will be short lived.  I have been given several work projects, and will be mostly MIA for a while.  I will try to get some stuff made, as time allows though.  Fortunately, as you read this, I am out and about having a great wonderful time exploring with a friend who is visiting for the weekend.  I'm going to take advantage of every opportunity I get, to do fun things. :-)

So there is another Just Us Girls challenge posted today.  This week's challenge is: Photo Week.  The photo inspiration this week is beach themed, and so lovely.  It's a little bittersweet for me.  I've had a great time guesting, but this is my last week to be featured.  Here is the beautiful photo we got to work with.

And here is the card I created.

I was hoping to create something more "beach" looking, but for the life of me, I couldn't find any stamps or embellishments that were beach themed.  I then decided to pick a few colors and elements from the photo, and created a nautical, masculine card.  I love how this turned out.  I love the white on kraft, and will be using this again, with other stamps.  I'm excited to have another card to add to my stash.  Never know when someone will need it.

That's all for me today.  I hope you'll head over to the Just Us Girls blog to see what beautiful cards are posted.  They're nothing short of awesome, as always!  Hoping you'll get a chance to join in the fun this week too.

Have a great weekend!