Saturday, June 22, 2013

Paying the Love Forward.....The Liebster Blog Award

I found a sweet comment on my blog a couple days ago from Jill at Greenwood Girl Cards asking me to pay her blog a visit.
 And guess what I found there!!!
Some "BLOG" love in the form of the Liebster Award.  You can see Jill's post:  Here.
Thanks Jill for nominating me for this blog award!
You are so kind to think of me!!

To accept the award, you need to thank the person who gave it to you and link back to their blog.  Post the award on your blog.  Give the award to five other bloggers who have less than 200 followers.  Write a comment on their blog to let them know they have been nominated. 

Here are the five fabulous ladies I would like to honor with this award.

Tonya Jasted -The Heart Desires 

Lawrie Hammer - Blue Yonder Designs

Colleen - {Kroppykat} Stamps

Sonia Yabiku - Alegria Studio

Please visit their blogs for some fabulous inspiration!!!!!!!!
Thank you again Jill for nominating me!!


Monday, June 17, 2013

Teacher Thank You Card

It is hard to believe that school is out and Summer is in full swing!  I don't know where the time went!!  This school year seemed to fly by!  I am so sad that Emma will be leaving her teacher, she was amazing!  Emma has really lucked out the past two years and had fantastic teachers.  Anyhoo, here is my card, I hope you like it!

 I packaged the card in a glassine bag topped with a doily and tag.  I love packaging cards like that since I feel they are a gift in itself.  The tag was tea stained and topped with an apple die cut from the Teacher's Apple die.

 I got the idea for the little garland from a card that Melissa Phillips made some time ago.  I can't seem to find it otherwise I would link you to it. The paper I picked for the card is from Basic Grey's Oxford Collection.  I also used Classic Kraft and Vintage Cream from PTI.  The stamp sets I used are PTI's Teach & Inspire and Heart-2-Heart #3.

The "Thank You" sentiment was stamped onto a banner from the Bountiful Banners die.  The "ABC" was die cut using the Block Alphabet die and adhered to tags die cut from the Tiny Tags die.

 I love this saying!  It is just perfect for teachers of young children......precious!  I stamped the Library Card onto Vintage Cream cardstock.  I also stamped the tree image from the Teach & Inspire set.

I tucked a gift card behind the library card inside the pocket.  I die cut the pocket from the Library Pocket Die from PTI and stamped the lined image from the Teach & Inspire set across the pocket.  I also stitched around the edges of the paper.  I love how this turned out.  I played around with layers and pattern paper for lots of texture.  Emma was so excited to take this little gift to her teacher.

I hope you enjoyed stopping by today!

Linking up to:Ella Claire Inspired

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Make It Monday: Overlapping Ombre

Hope you are having a wonderful day so far!  I played along with the Papertrey Ink: Make It Monday: Overlapping Ombre challenge over at Nichole Heady's blog.  This was a super quick card that I whipped up for a masculine birthday card.  Hope you like it!

I kept it really simple and only used one stamp set,  Sketched Shapes Stamp Set from Papertrey Ink.  I used Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado and Smokey Shadow ink from PTI along with Olive ink from Close To My Heart.  I finished the card off with a bit of twine tied through the top of the card.  I punched a few circles out and stamped them with the images from the set.  I popped them up and adhered to the banners to add a little dimension.

Enjoy your day with your special loved ones on this Father's Day.  We are going to keep it simple and relaxed today, the way my hubby likes it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Transport

Hello everyone!  Hope all is well.  I played along with the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Transport over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog.  I thought it would be fun since I had to make a Father's Day card and who wouldn't like a chance to win a gift certificate, right?  So anyhoo, here is my card, hope you like it!!
 The little banners under the tag were made with the Epiphany Crafts punch.  I also used the circle bubbles from Epiphany Crafts to add a little extra dimension.

The car was stamped twice, once on the tag and again on some cardstock from the Basic Grey Oxford Collection.  I then hand cut the car and popped it up on dimensionals.  I used some rhinestones from Stampin' Up! as the headlights.  The car stamp is from the On The Move set from Kaisercraft and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.
 I also stapled some banners randomly on the inside of the card for a fun look.  I then added a strip of coordinating cardstock to the inside to finish it off.

My next project was to make a gift box for my Father-In-Law.  It is 8x8 and I made it with my Martha Stewart scoring board and two 12x12 sheets of cardstock.  The card was also made from the same coordinating paper pad "The Guy Stack" from DCWV.  I packaged the card in a clear bag and adhered the card to the belly band that went around the box.  That way it could be part of the packaging instead of using a bow.  I tucked a personalized T-Shirt from InkPixi in the box.  It fit perfectly!
Hope you enjoyed today's projects!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Rosie Posie Birthday Card

Hello Everyone!!  Hope all is well in your neck of the woods!  I just wanted to pop in and share a card that I made for a friend of mine for her birthday a while back.  I love the minimal use of color.  I think it makes a bold statement against the white cardstock.  Hope you like it!
Since I hand delivered the card, I stamped the flower and leaf images on the envelope front for a little extra something special.

 The stamp set I used was Rosie Posie from Papertrey Ink.  The sentiment is also from PTI, it is the Think Big Favorites #14 Mini Stamp Set.  The ink I used was Ocean Tides and Classic Kraft. 
 The inside sentiment is from PTI's Big& Bold Wishes Stamp Set.

I finished the card off with an Ocean Tides threaded with some twine and nestled it in the pair of leaves.

Thanks for stopping by!