Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Pet Sympathy Cards

Hi all!  Just wanted to share a couple of pet sympathy card I unfortunately needed to make.  My sister lost her dog and just a day later my daughter lost one of her cats.

This first one, I cut the large paw print out with my scan n cut.  The inside paw with the heart is a die that is actually a charm, but I cut the little hanger hole off.  I cut out several and stacked them for dimension.

I found the verse for the cat sympathy card online.  I really like it, and feel like it is so true.

and the inside

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Some thank you cards

Hi everyone!  I recently asked a group of people to make a card for someone who was ill if they had time and so many people came through for me!  I wanted to make each of them a thank you card so I came up with a design that was easy to mass produce.

Here's a close up of one

These were super fast and fun to do.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Fall Colors at Paper Ala Mode

Hi everyone.  This week's Paper Ala Mode challenge is the colors of Fall.  I adore Fall and certainly can't wait for it to arrive here!

We are being sponsored by two great companies - Eureka! Stamps and Digi Stamps 4 Joy.  Come play with us!

I printed out the pretty Anemone Corner from Digi Stamps 4 Joy three times and cut some of the flowers out and layered them for more dimension.  This was colored with colored pencils.

This card was made using a cute Pumpkin Raccoon image from Eureka! Stamps.  I colored this with Copic markers.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Anything But A Card

Hi everyone!  This week's Paper Ala Mode challenge is Anything But A Card.  I struggle with anything that isn't a card, but with school starting next week I thought a couple of bookmarks would be cute back to school gifts for a couple of girls I know.

Our sponsor is Digi Stamp Boutique and I used Bookworm Abi

I colored the images with Copic markers and then used stencils and distress inks for the background.  I almost laminated them for extra durability, but decided against it.  I hope you'll come play in the challenge with us!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Anything Goes at Paper Ala Mode

The Paper Ala Mode challenge this week is Anything Goes.  We are being sponsored by Conie Fong Art and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  I used this Coneflowers And Butterfly image from Sweet 'n Sassy and made these two cards

On this card I painted the image with masking fluid after coloring it and then used distress inks and a stencil to create the background.  I was going for a little bit of a bokeh look.  Unfortunately when I rubbed the masking fluid away it kind of pulled some of the paper off with it.  It's not that noticeable, but I don't think I will ever use masking fluid again.

My second card is more clean and simple

I hope you'll come play with us!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Christmas In July

Hi everyone!  The Paper Ala Mode challenge this week is Christmas in July.  I love making Christmas cards ahead of time, and it's so darn hot outside that staying indoors and making something that makes me think of cooler days is a nice way to spend the day.

We have two wonderful sponsors - Dollar Graphics Depot and QKR Stampede.  My first card is a pre colored set from Dollar Graphics called Country Snowmen Christmas Cards.  I don't use pre-colored images often, but I think they are a great time saver when you are making lots of cards or when you need a quick last minute card.  I added a little extra shading with colored pencils and had fun using glitter, snowflakes, and buttons.  I added the sentiment with the computer.

Here is a 2nd one I made.  The snowflake background was made with a stencil and texture paste.

My last card uses Sledding Bear from QKR Stampede.  I used the snowflake stencil and texture paste for the whole front of the card and punched a circle out to let the bear peek through.  I also added little red pearls here and there.  The sentiment is computer generated.  I hope you will come play with us!
There are a lot of Christmas in July challenges out there - I'm entering this one in Penny's Challenge as well.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Summer Fun

Here's a card I made for the Monday Greeting challenge at the Outlawz.  The theme is summer fun, and what's more fun than ice cream in the summer?  The image is from Bugaboo.  I added glitter to the ice cream and crystal effects to the sun glasses.  The inside reads "We all scream because it's so dang hot!"  I hope you are staying cool this summer!