Thursday, June 30, 2011

Enjoy The Ride...

I apologize for this card being posted without any explanation!!  Blogger crashed right in the middle of it, but, for whatever reason, the pictures still posted.  So frustrating!!

Anyway, I have seen other bloggers using the Clean and Simple Stamping sketches for quite some time and was finally able to check out their blog for myself.  It's not my typical style, but, I just fell in love with their sketches!!  This is my first card using their blog as inspiration, but, I know it won't be my last!! ;O)



Paper:  Paper Loft-Cosmic
Cardstock:  Olive, Kraft, and White Daisy
Stamps: Horizon, Happy Birthday, Enjoy Life, and Vintage USA 
Ink:  Olive, Outdoor Denim, and Cocoa
Other:  CTMH Rubons and EK Success Corner Rounder

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

I feel like I haven't done anything crafty in FOREVER!!  We had amazing weather the last week of May when my son was out of school and I got to spend it all at home.  Unfortunately, I felt obligated to work in the yard until every muscle in my body hurt and I had blisters everywhere!!!  I spent the next week trying to recover from that and then got hit with a cold that knocked me on my rear!!  I'm still not 100%, but, I am much better.  

Anyway, thanks to the help of a "Thank You" card by Kimberly Crawford published in the May/June 2011 Paper Crafts magazine (which I noticed she also posted on her blog here), I was able to come up with my Father's Day cards for this year.

I wanted either "Happy" or "Father's" day in the stars...but, I couldn't make it work with so many letters regardless of how big the card was.  I don't know how Kimberly got "Thank" in stars on hers...the magazine says its the same size as my card 5.5"x4.25"!!  All I can figure is that her letters are super small.  Anyway, I loved the colors and all the layering, so I went with it anyway.

Hope you all have a wonderful day spoiling the dad's in your lives!!  I'm off to make my husband filled pancakes for breakfast...he's the best dad I've ever known! ;O)



Paper:  Martha Stewart Valentine (not really named...Red with White polka dots)
Cardstock:  Craft, Cranberry, Black, and Colonial White
Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Black Tuxedo and Rich Cocoa, Cocoa, Bamboo, and Cranberry
Stamps:  Say it In Style, Wish Upon a Star, Universal Backgrounds, Small Friendship Alpha, and Pennant Alpha 
Other:  Spellbinders (circles), Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge (Stars), Black embossing powder and brads from JoAnn Essentials, and hemp.