Friday, March 31, 2017

Birthday Cones

Hi everyone.  The Paper Ala Mode challenge at the Outlawz this week is anything goes.  The challenge is being sponsored by Angie's Digital Stamps.  I chose to use this cute Daisy Mae With An Ice Cream Cone.



I computer generated the sentiment, and found this cute ice cream cone paper on line.  I think this will make a sweet birthday card for just about anyone.  Come play along with us!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Balloons In A Jar

Here's a birthday card I made for a teen girl.


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!