Monday, March 30, 2015

Baby Born Sleeping (Sympathy Card) - and a coupon






Last week, my nephew and his wife gave birth to a stillborn baby boy. I was at a loss as to what sort of card to make for them. One of my colleagues volunteers in a leadership capacity with our local Pregnancy and Infant Loss support group and I am thankful for the direction that she gave me. I also really wanted to include a teddy bear on the card and was thrilled to find just the right image at SrappyDew.



The "Baby boy born sleeping" is computer generated and I used my Silhouette to design the wording to curve around the moon. I also used print and cut (with the pattern fill from Lettering Delights) for the moon, stars and little cap. Clouds are inked and embossed. The image is popped on the card too.



I used Craftin Desert Divas’ Simply Said stamp set for the "With Sympathy" sentiment. I stamped it in blue and then went over the sentiment with my Stardust Gelly Roll pen. I also coloured in the "string" on the blue star.

Thanks so much for visiting me today. Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

You're Turtley Awesome





I used one of the sweet little turtle images from Totally Turtle and coloured it in for this birthday card that I created for my niece. The faces on the turtles are interchangeable. (There are three of them!)  I also stamped the hat image a few times to create my banner, and used some baker's twine to string it along the top of my card.


I used a Fiskars punch for the star border and used some of the negative pieces in the stars on my patterned paper (which is actually from a Christmas pack!). The fun sentiment is from the new Totally Turtle set too! I've always been a sucker for plays on words.  

Thursday, March 19, 2015

I Turtley Love You


I made this sweet card for my husband. 

The NEW Totally Turtle stamp set has images and sentiments. I recently jumped on the alcohol marker bandwagon and decided to try one of the sweet turtle images. (This was done with my first two sets of 6 markers. I've since gone out and purchased another 72 markers. Oh dear!!) The little hearts are from the same set too! (I just used Sharpies as I didn't have any red or pink alcohol markers when I was making this card.) Each stamp set comes with a FREE SVG file to easily cut shapes for the images. No more fussy cutting!



Here's a close up of the fun sentiment. I made this card for my husband. We met 26 years ago last weekend! After all these years, I still "turtley" love him. 

Here's today's free pattern for those of you participating in the CDD release:



Monday, March 16, 2015

Mini Easter Cards






For my project, I created a small set of Easter cards using part of the lazy bunny file from Little Scraps of Heaven.




The blue background was cut and embossed with a cloud folder and I added some grass made with a Fiskars punch. The fun frame around my bunny was stamped on pink paper using Craftin Desert Divas’ Picture That stamp set. I love the fun chevrons on this stamp!!

Thanks so much for visiting me today. Have a fabulous week!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Bone Appétit!


Happy Sunday! 


I found this sweet dog box at the Silhouette Store (#60219). It was so quick and easy to put together - and looks so fun! I get occasional comments from the boys when I'm crafting, but they were all (my husband too) quite impressed with this project. I used a couple of fun stamps from the Craftin Desert DivasFur-ever Friends set. This set has a number of sweet animal-themed sentiments - plus a few co-ordinating images! I couldn't resist adding the happy bone above the "Bone Appétit" sentiment and coloured it in to match the colour scheme of my box. Yes, you read that correctly. I coloured!! I finally decided to give colouring a go. I've got two sets of six markers and will definitely be getting more. I didn't think I'd like it much, but it's actually quite therapeutic - and I like that! Anyway, I'm sure things will get a bit more challenging than a bone!!



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Monday, March 2, 2015

Hugs





For today's project, I created a card using this week’s freebie from Treasure Box Designs. I used the print and cut feature, but cut extra images and then cut out the dress, shoes and hair bows for added dimension. I also embossed the hair bows and dress using my Cuttlebug.




he mat for my card was created using the FREE svg file that is available with Craftin Desert Divas’ Tag It stamp set. I used the internal offset feature of Silhouette software for the inner layer. The “Hugs” sentiment was added using a stamp from the Simply Said stamp set. I finished things off with a few little hearts above the sentiment and some gems on the hair bows.

Thanks so much for visiting me today. Have a fabulous week!