Friday, May 31, 2013

Bear Hugs

Do you remember ever getting asked, "Do you like kisses or hugs better?".  My answer would always be "both", lol.  But I'd never turn down a great hug, thats for sure!!

My family just spent a long weekend at my brother's house in Williamsburg, Virginia.  It was our first family trip in years!!  We had such a great time visiting with family and seeing the sights of the town.  My brother and his wife were kind enough to open their hearts and their home to us during our little mini vacay, so I wanted to send them a card to thank them for allowing us to stay with them and showing us a wonderful time.

I used the new Wednesday Stamp Club sketch for MFT as inspiration along with the PI Bear Hugs stamp set from MFT as well.  This is what I came up with for their card:

Isn't she just the sweetest thing???  I used some new papers from Simple Stories called Vintage  Bliss.  The cardstock is a mix of DCWV The Linen Closet Collection and DCWV Self-Adhesive Textured Brights matstack.  My little cutie is colored in Copics.  I added a Sukura Gelly Roll pen in White to add some polka dots to her leggings and her matching bow.  I've also given her and her little teddy some cheeks with the same pen.  Up in the corner is the heart that was leftover from cutting out the SVG polaroid file on my Cricut Expression.  I added an EK Success puffy heart sticker in the center for dimension.  The sentiment was lightly inked in some teal Studio G Chalk Ink.

Here is a peek at the inside of the card using up some of the scraps from the front:

Hoping you all have a fabulous weekend ahead of you!!  Thanks for stopping by :)


MFT *SCS* - Wedensday Stamp Club Sketch #126
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Monday, May 20, 2013

How Do You?

Make a card for someone that you care about that you know is dying?  Well, that was my task at hand.

A friend of the family has been sent home today with Hospice care - she has been battling stomach cancer for a couple of years now, and it appears that her fight is coming to end. 

She has been so wonderful to my family....she was at our wedding, at each christening for our children, made meals after I delivered them and after surgeries.  Always kind; always smiling and happy.

In her last days, I wanted her to know that we were thinking of her and sending her some love.

I used the adorable stamp from Elisabeth Bell called Spring Pick, which you can find in the Whimsy Stamp's store, by clicking here.  I colored her with Copics, added Pink Liquid Pearls to the flower centers, and also added some Glossy Accents to the cherries in her basket.  The corners were rounded with my Creative Memories corner rounder and softened with some Studio G chalk ink.  You'll have to forgive me, as I made the card, and snapped a pic late tonite without the best lighting :(  The papers are a mix of DCWV The Linen Closet and Authentique's Delightful collection.  I added some roses from Recollections and the green flower I had in my stash was centered with a K&Company pearl brad.  The butterfly is also from Recollections as are the pearls in the corners.  I used a Fiskars punch to finish it off.

I hope she sincerely knows that she was cared about...and tho I can't be with her, that I am there with her in spirit.

Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Johanna Sheen Challenge Blog - Girls, Girls, Girls
Squirrel and The Fox - Here comes the girls
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Blooms and Blossoms

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Isn't Mother's Day Over?

Perhaps, lol, but I'm still posting some cards that I didn't have time to show you all! 

Short and sweet, here is one that I made for my mother using this adorable Maggie and last week's Cupcake Craft Challenge sketch.  Unfortunately, I didn't make it into the challenge, but the sketch is definitely a go-to:

Isn't she just too cute?!  The beautiful papers are a mix of Bazzill, DCWV and the Color Crush paper collection by American Crafts which is definitely one of my new faves.  The butterfly was intended to be a yellowish color, but ended up matching her hair :(  So instead of scrapping the image altogether, I just added some sparkle with an Atyou pen on the butterfly and on the trim of her dress.  I used a Fiskars punch and added some pearls at the top.  The flowers by her feet are Prima and the blue panel behind her was embossed with a flowery Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek.  Hope you have a wonderful day today!


Cupcake Craft Challenges - Lots of Layers
Marvelous Magnolia - Anything Goes

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Day After

Good morning my crafty friends!!  Hoping all you mommies out there had a fabulous Mother's Day weekend complete with family, friends, good food, and laughter.  Hopefully, you got some time to unwind and relax as well.  Mine was wonderful; my family did everything to make it very special for me. :)

Today I am sharing the card that I made for my MIL using the new stamp from The Greeting Farm called Hatter Bean.   I used the sketch for the Garden Variety Challenge on their blog as inspiration:

This little cutie is colored in Copics.  I tried a new hair combination that I absolutely love to bits but forgot to write the colors down, lol!  I added some Cotton Candy stickles and Pink Liquid Pearls to the flowers on her bonnet.  The papers are a mix of Wassau cardstock and the new paper pad by Pebbles called Family Ties - yum-o!!  I added some self-adhesive pearls from Michael's on there as well.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!  Have a wonderful day :)


TGF - Garden Variety - Sketch
Sentimental Sundays - For a Special Woman
Corrosive Challenge Blog - Sentiment on front
The Squirrel & The Fox - Mother's Day
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes