Saturday, November 30, 2013

From the Heart Sketch #44

I needed an anniversary card for a special couple and when I saw this week's sketch at From the Heart Stamps I knew it would be the blueprint for my card.


Sketch044


I turned the sketch sideways because it fit the idea I had for my card.  I started with pure white cardstock and made it 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, A2 size.  Red is their favorite color so I used it as the first layer and mat.  Ok, who doesn't like glitter and this silver paper is very sparkly.  I had some Memory Box dies that I was itching to use so they became the focal point of the sentiment.  A simple happy anniversary statement stamped in black ink is the focus of the card.



I came across these little velvet brads and knew they were the finishing touch to a beautiful card.  I don't think you can tell but I used a superfine white diamond glitter around the white oval mat.


Everyone who participates in the weekly sketch challenge gets $1 to buy the cutest digital images.  You have until Sunday at 10pm CST to enter so get busy!  I'm heading over to FTHS facebook page to get a sneak peek at next week's sketch.


Thanks for stopping by!



From the Heart Sketch #44

I needed an anniversary card for a special couple and when I saw this week's sketch at From the Heart Stamps I knew it would be the blueprint for my card.


Sketch044


I turned the sketch sideways because it fit the idea I had for my card.  I started with pure white cardstock and made it 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, A2 size.  Red is their favorite color so I used it as the first layer and mat.  Ok, who doesn't like glitter and this silver paper is very sparkly.  I had some Memory Box dies that I was itching to use so they became the focal point of the sentiment.  A simple happy anniversary statement stamped in black ink is the focus of the card.



I came across these little velvet brads and knew they were the finishing touch to a beautiful card.  I don't think you can tell but I used a superfine white diamond glitter around the white oval mat.


Everyone who participates in the weekly sketch challenge gets $1 to buy the cutest digital images.  You have until Sunday at 10pm CST to enter so get busy!  I'm heading over to FTHS facebook page to get a sneak peek at next week's sketch.


Thanks for stopping by!



Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November Stamp of the Month-Balloon Ride

Hi everyone.  Sorry I haven't written a post for a few weeks.  I had an operation and was in the hospital for 4 days.  I'm doing fine but it's a slow process.  Any little task saps my energy.  Since I've had some down time I did get a few chances to work in my craft room.  From The Heart Stamps has the cutest image for November and I had the perfect opportunity to use it for my project.


Balloon Ride


Did you know you could get this digital stamp for FREE!  Here's the details.


This is a progressive challenge, meaning you need to play along to receive the next image for free, so be sure to read the rules so that you don’t miss out on any freebies.  Want some FREE digi stamps? Play along this month and you will get a new freebie next month via email. If you missed getting this stamp for free, you can purchase it in my the store and play along to receive the next freebies.  Please click over to From The Heart Stamps blog for all the information.  Everyone wins!!!



My granddaughter recently moved and I am missing her like crazy.  She found a teller position at a credit union and has just started her training.  I am very, very, very proud of her.  She is smart, caring and level-headed.  I know she will go far in her life.  So, to let her know how I feel, I made this card.



Purple is her favorite color so I started with my Balloon Ride image and some feminine papers.  She is also a bling girl so I added a strip of silver glitter paper and topped it with two strips of raspberry glitter paper.  I had a ball coloring the balloons and mice.



I don't know if you can tell from the photo but after I colored the balloons with various shades of purple I ran some diamond Stickles on top.  It ties the paper to the image and besides you can never have enough sparkle in your life.



I have a wonderful surprise inside the card but I don't want to give it all away because she hasn't received it in the mail yet.


Congratulations, my sugar girl!

November Stamp of the Month-Balloon Ride

Hi everyone.  Sorry I haven't written a post for a few weeks.  I had an operation and was in the hospital for 4 days.  I'm doing fine but it's a slow process.  Any little task saps my energy.  Since I've had some down time I did get a few chances to work in my craft room.  From The Heart Stamps has the cutest image for November and I had the perfect opportunity to use it for my project.


Balloon Ride


Did you know you could get this digital stamp for FREE!  Here's the details.


This is a progressive challenge, meaning you need to play along to receive the next image for free, so be sure to read the rules so that you don’t miss out on any freebies.  Want some FREE digi stamps? Play along this month and you will get a new freebie next month via email. If you missed getting this stamp for free, you can purchase it in my the store and play along to receive the next freebies.  Please click over to From The Heart Stamps blog for all the information.  Everyone wins!!!



My granddaughter recently moved and I am missing her like crazy.  She found a teller position at a credit union and has just started her training.  I am very, very, very proud of her.  She is smart, caring and level-headed.  I know she will go far in her life.  So, to let her know how I feel, I made this card.



Purple is her favorite color so I started with my Balloon Ride image and some feminine papers.  She is also a bling girl so I added a strip of silver glitter paper and topped it with two strips of raspberry glitter paper.  I had a ball coloring the balloons and mice.



I don't know if you can tell from the photo but after I colored the balloons with various shades of purple I ran some diamond Stickles on top.  It ties the paper to the image and besides you can never have enough sparkle in your life.



I have a wonderful surprise inside the card but I don't want to give it all away because she hasn't received it in the mail yet.


Congratulations, my sugar girl!