January 25, 2015



How are you doing today?  Have you had a good weekend?  I hope you've been able to get some crafty goodness in, and are creating stuff like crazy.  It was a gorgeous day yesterday here in NW Iowa, so I did lots of things outside.  I am so thankful to have caught up on some much needed cleaning, and we finally took down all of our Christmas decorations.  Today is gray and dreary, and I have been in my craft room most of the morning.  I've been organizing, and purging.  I purge twice a year, and donate whatever I'm not using anymore.  I love surprising people with random goodies. :-)

There are a couple of challenges I wanted to play along with, so here is a card that I made.  I'm happy to finally have a couple Valentine's made.  I was hoping to have them all done by now, but it's been busy.

I wanted to keep this CAS, and let the shaker and sentiment be the focus.  This is also my first attempt at any kind of ombre type effect.  I am digging it, and hope that the recipient loves it too.  I'm going to submit this card for the following challenges.

The Card Concept #27: Photo Inspiration
As You See It #71: Sketch
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Have A Heart
Just Us Girls #277: Photo Inspiration

I also have another card to share, that I made a week ago, but hadn't gotten around to posting it.  I took an idea from THIS post from Amy Rysavy, and changed it up a bit.  I love how it turned out.  This is R's Valentine this year.  I hope he likes it.

So, that's all for me today.  I'm off to make a big pot of veggie beef soup and then I'm going to try to get more Valentine's done.  Maybe then I'll feel like I'm caught up. lol  I hope all of you have a great day!



Chris Dring said...

Amazing cards, both! Love the ombre on the first and the die cut LOVE on the second - and they are both SHAKER cards! Awesome! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Heather Cooper said...

These are striking cards, particularly the hombre one! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at As You See It Challenges!

Judy Woodland said...

LOVE shaker cards. They are so much fun to make and to give. Yours are beautiful! Great take on the challenge, thanks for playing along with us this week at Just Us Girls!

Cheryl said...

Both cards are beautiful shaker cards! Would be hard to pick a favorite here!
Love that ombre look to the top one.
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Jingle said...

These are just awesome! Totally fun and playful! I particularly love the second one with the fun mix of shaker elements! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog for the Have A Heart Challenge!

Kristie Goulet said...

I LOVE your ombre heart shaker card. Perfect for The Card Concept. Great mix of shaker elements on the second card. Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, these are fabulous , what fun beautiful shaker cards!!

Crystal Komara said...

Hi Steph, I LOVE shaker cards, so yours really caught my eye on the Card Concept challenge this week! Nicely done.

Geri said...

Oh yeah! I'm diggin' this card! The tri panel background colors are great! Fabulous shaker elements and sentiment. Thanks for sharing your card with us at CCC!