Christmas Cards Part the Second – Here’s Three More

16 11 2017
  1. This card was super simple but has a wow effect. If you’re pressed for time, this is a good one to try 🙂 And to help keep it simple and quick, I used my Silhouette Sketch pens for the greeting.img_3526

 

2. This card was supposed to be a trifold card, but I could NOT figure out how to make it work. I ended up taking the pieces apart and layering them with foam tape. And I like how it turned out 🙂

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3. This card was old school stamping and card assembly for me 🙂 I used a Stampendous stamp, colored with markers and pencils, and used a few metal dies and put everything together.

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xoxo

Links for projects

Card 1: Flexi card file

Card 2: Silhouette file

Card 3: Stampendous stamp

 

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I Made a Pineapple

20 08 2017

School started Wednesday. It’s a weird mish-mash of schedules now, and I’m not sure how I’m going to make this school year work, but I’m sure it will 🙂

School break down:

3 graduated. Of those 3, 2 are enrolled in college classes. All 3 working and sharing a car.

3 in school. They’re spread out over 3 different schools. 2 of the 3 have extra-curricular activities.

1 still at home.

The one I’m most worried about is the little guy who started kindergarten this week. He’s had a rough beginning and that still plays out in cycles in our home. Right now, we’re in one of our good cycles. But change is SO HARD on this kiddo, I’m waiting for us to start spiraling downward again. Maybe he’ll surprise me, like everyone suggests while I’m gearing up for another round of power struggle battles.

In preparation for these rough times on the horizon, I made a paper pineapple box for his teacher. I put a few goodies in it. He has the same teacher two of my other kids had and I’m so grateful 🙂 But I want to show her my gratitude ahead of time while things are good 🙂

Here’s some pictures of the box.

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We got him started in school and that first week went well. Next up is the solar eclipse and we’re in the path of totality, so the schools are teaching around it. My next success will be my boy getting through this amazing event with out burning his retina’s. I think this it totally doable 😉

Stamp and Die set, Pineapple

 





Hello Card

19 05 2017

I’m taking an online copic class. Yesterday we were supposed to practice coloring things with circles in them. I don’t think I have any simply shaped circle images so I used some flower stamps (and coordinating dies) by Stampendous.

I also tried out different color combinations, which was nice.

So I stamped and colored everything. In this picture you can see all the pieces. You can also see the difference using colored pencils to darken shadowed areas and lighten the highlighted areas makes on the flowers (compare the bottom two flowers on the right to the other flowers).


After coloring all the pretties, I used the coordinating die set to cut them out. I then used  a metal die from a Sizzix set I have to cut out the brick work in the top left corner, then addded the flowers and leaves to the bottom right.

Finally, I used a stamp and metal die set from ArtC for the Hello.

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Xoxoxo





For My Foster Son’s Birth Mother – A Mother’s Day Card

17 05 2017

I think about her a lot.

I wonder how she’s doing.

I wonder if she’s safe and healthy.

I wonder if she’s happy.

And on days like Mother’s Day, I wonder how she’s survived the loss of three children, and potentially a fourth.

I’ve wanted to reach out on previous Mother’s Days to let her know the children she gave birth to are safe and happy. That they’re doing phenomenally well even though we’ve had our struggles.

But I’ve never had a way to reach out until now.

So this is her card. I’m not sure what I’m going to write in it, but I may not get another chance to do this, so I don’t want to squander it.





Something Simple

19 04 2017

I needed something simple after all the wonderful Mad Hatter Tea Set work.

The stamp and die sets are from Stampendous 🙂

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I Appear to Like Hummingbirds

8 02 2017


I have another hummingbird card. Used my copics and twinkling H20’s.

I used one of my metal dies to cut it out then designed the background in Craft Artist 2 which I then moved into my Silhouette design space and cut out a few separate pieces and put it all together 🙂

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