Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Why Haven't I Used This #7

It's Wednesday and I made a card. Woo hoo! Hurray for inspiration. It's the last week of school here for my kids and they are thrilled. My oldest is getting ready to head to 7 weeks of flying in Florida and I'm trying to be the brave mom while wishing I could huddle all my little chicks in the nest and make them stop growing up. How do people do this? I'm so proud of him and I can't wait to see where he goes and what he does in life but I also want him home with me. Ha ha! He's one awesome kid and he gets so much of what makes him amazing from his dad. That is who my card celebrates today, my wonderful husband. He's simply the greatest, hands down. He is my rock and my best friend! Life just wouldn't be as fun without him. Especially with his great love of cowbell and the hilarious SNL skit. When my oldest got his first drum set, my husband just couldn't wait to add a cowbell to it and we've enjoyed the lovely sounds of the cowbell in our home ever since. This one's for you, my love:

How fun is this? I started by stamping the cute starry focal point on white card stock. Next, I stamped, colored, and cut out my cowbell and positioned it in the sky. After getting the sentiments stamped in place, I trimmed down the white and layered it on navy and olive card stock to fill out the card front. I added some stars and enamel dots to add a little extra fun and it was done! Here's another look:

Thanks so much checking out my card today. Have a great day!

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Monday, May 24, 2021

Monday Funday: The Card Concept

Today I'm playing along with another fun challenge, The Card Concept! I saw the inspiration photo and I just couldn't help but play along. How cute is this:

 I just love this summery picture and I had a set with bees that I have been dying to use!! Here's my card:

I started my card by stamping my bee skep and then masking it so I could add the blue distress ink halo. Then I colored in my skep and started stamping bees all around. I just love these little guys!! I stamped my sentiment and then it still felt like it needed something so I filled in with some hearts. It almost felt like a wreath! Here's another look:

Thanks so much for checking out my take on this awesome challenge and I hope to see you over at The Card Concept. Have a great day!

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Friday, May 21, 2021

Frantic Friday #4!

It's Friday and I'm SO happy! It has been a long week and I'm ready to unwind for the weekend. I hope you have all had a great week and have something fun planned for the weekend. I wanted to jump on and share another awesome group of products from the Frantic Stamper release. You really won't regret checking it out. Here's my card for the day:

I loved creating with this card and using this awesome hot air balloon die! I started by creating a sky scene with my cloud stencil. Next, I cut my balloon from three different pieces of patterned paper and then trimmed out bits to merge into one balloon. I wanted to make sure the center part stood out so I outlined it with a black pen. After adding the balloon to my card front, I stamped the sentiment and added some cute hearts to finish it off. It is all attached to a black card base for some contrast. Here's a closer look:

Have a great weekend and thanks for checking in with me!

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Why Haven't I Used This #6

Good morning! I hope you are having a great week. How is it only Wednesday? I swear it feels like it should be Friday already. I'm coming at you today with another graduation card. I really think this is the last one I need this year...maybe? I got to go to my first grad party of the year and it actually felt good to have some of that normalcy back in life. I'm not usually a fan of big get togethers because I get anxious but it was nice to see people again. I was in such a people mood that I decided to use one on this grad card. Check it out:

I started this card by embossing my image on some watercolor paper. Next, I used my Karin markers to color my grad and the background. I have to admit that I bought the Karin markers on a whim and it wasn't until this card that I would even say I liked them. They just weren't my "thing" but for some reason using them really clicked on this card. When everything dried, I stamped my sentiment in pace and layered my water color paper on cardstock in school colors. Here's another look:

Thanks so much for checking out my card. I hope you have a great rest of the week!

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