It All Started 15 Years Ago…

11 03 2018

Before I was a mom, I had all sorts of free time and I drew. In art class at school my teacher had me on a different schedule of “Draw whatever you want, ask if you have questions. Next year take AP art.” It worked for me πŸ™‚

I wanted to keep doing it, but it takes a lot of focus and being in the zone for me. With kids, that just didn’t happen very often.

Then someone introduced me to stamping. I knew about stamping, but just the wooden block ones at the store. I didn’t realize people sold SETS. And that you could do so many different things with them. I was in love.

That was almost 15 years ago and I’ve been paper crafting ever since.

I’ve expanded my knowledge base and exceeded my craft corner space. I’ve added so many different options to my stamping journey, but with the cards on the blog today, I kind of kept it old school – mostly. I did use a couple of dies to cut a few things out.

 

My father-in-law just turned 90. His birthday party is in a few weeks. This might be his card. Even if it’s not, I channeled him a little as I made it.

 

I’ve seen these stamps – the girls with no faces – I’m not exactly sure why they don’t have faces – but it was on clearance and I was intrigued! It looked like a lot of fun to color.

 

I needed a quick birthday card. For the guy my daughter’s dating. It doesn’t really scream guy to me, but I ran out of time. But I like it anyway πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Xoxo

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Birthday Six-Pack Box Card

7 03 2018

I LOVE it when my husband asks for a card.

He needed one for his boss the other day and this is what we came up with.

I’ll let you in on the inside joke: we don’t drink. His boss knows that. This is probably the only six-pack his boss will ever see my husband carry πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Xoxo

File used for the card: Sunday With Dad





Only ONE Birthday This Month

10 11 2017

And here’s his card πŸ™‚

The background mats are created in Silhouette using a pattern from the store and then a solid mat behind that. I used a digital stamp and created the top “layer” of the card. I printed everything off and let my Cameo cut the different card layers out for me. I used my copics and pencils to color the image.

Thanks for stopping by!

Xoxo

Links to items used: pattern, digital stamp





Birthday Card

22 10 2017

This was my girl’s birthday card πŸ™‚

I used the plain box card file in one of the box card kits in have. I used papers and items from a CA2 kit to decorate it.

I added the papers to the patterns folder and the images I dragged in to the Silhouette workspace and traced.

Obviously, the box card file was altered to fit the project πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Xoxo

Link for box card file: card base





Paris Under the Stars Birthday Party

21 10 2017

I’ve beenΒ  working on things for my daughter’s birthday party. It’s finally finished. I’ve shared some of the pieces but not all, and not all together.

Here’s everything together.

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The tower and Hot Air Balloon together

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The tower close up

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The Hot Air Balloon Close Up

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Bag Close Ups

 

 

Links to the projects can be found here: Tower, Hot Air Balloon, Hobo bag and Clutch, Gift Bag





One Last Birthday Card

28 05 2017

A third of our family’s birthdays are in the month of May. We wrapped the birthdays up today with my oldest turning 20.

20!

I’m having a hard time believing that this amazing boy in now 20.

Anyway, here’s his birthday card. It’s from the kit named Sunday With Dad over at http://www.svgcuts.com.

The meat, cheese, tomato, lettuce, and onion were cut out on white paper. I used my copics and prismacolor pencils to color them (obviously, you can cut them out of whatever color you like. I just really like to color).

Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚





Keepin’ It Simple Still

24 04 2017

I wanted to focus on coloring, so I’ve tried to buy stamps and things that facilitate this πŸ™‚ So, the next time I need a birthday card, I’m ready πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Xoxo xoxo

***the stamps are by Sizzex