Thursday, March 9, 2017

A couple of birthday cards

Hi everyone.  I hope you're all doing well.  Nikki asked about my dogs recently, so I thought I'd give you an update.  Riley is as rambunctious as ever, although her age has mellowed her out a bit.  She doesn't torture our cat as much as she used to, which I am especially thankful for because he is pretty old and recently had to have one of his rear legs amputated.  He has been doing great since the amputation though!

Baxter is as sweet as ever, but I don't think his fears and anxiety are going to improve any more than they already have.  He is still very fearful of any person that isn't my husband or me.  He doesn't ever really let his guard down.  When we are all in the living room watching television, he is always darting his eyes to the windows by the door as if he's fearful the boogeyman is going to burst through at any moment.  Sometimes I think he would be really relaxed in a sound and sight deprivation unit!  He is such a loving dog though.

Here are some recent photos - bear in mind that spring has just come and Riley is due for her summer cut!  I keep putting it off though  because the weather keeps changing.  They are even calling for the possibility of snow this weekend!

Here's our cat.  He is looking pretty good for 15 years old!


Here's Riley - looking at a squirrel in the tree


And here is Baxter.


I do have a couple of birthday cards to share with you.  The first one uses a Bugaboo image.  I love Bugaboo images, and they have so many fun ones to choose from.  This was made for a former co-worker of mine.



And here's one with a cute hedgehog - I can't remember the name of the company who makes these.


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Spring Birthday Cards

Hi everyone!  I have been battling a case of the flu this week.  I am not one who gets sick often, and let me tell you - this kicked my butt!  I am happy to say that I'm better now!

The Paper Ala Mode challenge this week is celebrating Spring.  I can't say with all the pollen that spring brings I think there's too much to celebrate, but that's just my opinion.  In any case, the flowers are budding and the trees are blooming.  The birds are mating and the insects are buzzing; at least it is here in my neck of the woods.  

Paper ala Mode is lucky to have two wonderful sponsors this week.  Digi Stamps 4 Joy and Odd Ball Art Company.  I hope you'll take a little time to visit their stores and see what they have to offer.  I used a wonderful image from Digi Stamps 4 Joy called Daisy Moon and created two birthday cards.

For both cards, I duplicated the image to create an oval design and then added a sentiment in the center.



My second card was printed on black card stock with a toner printer.  I then foiled the image and used colored pencils to color in parts of it.  Once that was completed, I embossed clear embossing powder around the edges and added some gold pearl ex to it.  The photo doesn't do the foiling justice - this is so much prettier in real life!



Sunday, February 19, 2017

Eleven candles

A special birthday card for a special girl.  It's a double z-fold card.


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Rainbow Floral Birthday


Here is a simple birthday card, but one I really like.  Super easy and fast to make!





Monday, February 13, 2017

Mini Pivot Twist cards

Here are some mini versions of the popular pivot twist cards.  I just love making these.  They are a great way to use those little images you have.  The tutorial I followed can be found here.  She has a lot of great tutorials on her channel.

and here they are opened up


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Birthday Glow

 Just wanted to share a birthday card I made for a friend.  







Saturday, February 11, 2017

Funny Cards

Hi everyone.  This week's Paper Ala Mode challenge is to make funny cards.  We are being sponsored by Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.  If you're not familiar with their images I highly recommend you go check them out.  They have some of the funniest stamps available anywhere. 

I made two cards.  The first one uses an image called Derek Clapton.  Don't you just love the title of the image?  I thought my husband would like this one since he's a guitar player


My next card uses an image called Blunder Woman.  I made a double slider birthday card for this one.

and here it is opened


Come check out all the funny cards made by the design team - they are all a hoot!