June 29, 2014

Operation Write Home - Sketch Challenge #231

The Fourth of July is looming, and so in celebration I'm filling an order for some Any Hero Cards.  Since I do try to relax on Sunday, I enjoy Operation Write Home's Sunday Sketch Challenges - they allow me to accomplish a lot of crafting with very little thinking on my part.  Today's Sketch Challenge is #231.  You'll find their sketches are always useful - really versatile - and their linky parties provide you with plenty of inspiration - perfect for birthdays, celebrations, and general everyday card needs - not just for Any Hero cards!

Bursting with patriotic colors, I decided to forego the usual gorgeous embellishments and floral papers for a simple red, white, & blue card with a splash of sparkle with the silver foil background. I also turned the sketch upside down.

My second card adorns a dog tag - compliments of my financial advisor who always sends a little something for the 4th of July.  I included a small envelope on the inside of the card to hold the dog tag chain so the recipient can use the dog tag for some other purpose.

Check out Operation Write Home's Sketch Challenge - and don't forget to join in the fun and share your creation(s) with us all on the Operation Write Home blog!

Another Page for Damien

Good morning, All!

For today's post, I'm continuing the scrapbook for my grandson-to-be, Damien.  Because his room will be green, I'm using a selection of green solids and prints - a variety of companies represented here including Bo Bunny, Pink Paislee, Studio Calico, and others!  I wasn't sure when I selected all these papers - couldn't find a coordinated paper pack that I liked....but I think papers I selected are so yummy! I debated making embellishments in natural colors (grey elephant) or stick with greens - I think it's a bit more coordinated using the same papers for embellishments. And I love the greens - so my animals are green! :)

The hearts I used on this page are from Miss Kate Cuttables.

Be sure to check back to see what Page 4 looks like! 

June 28, 2014

Welcome, Baby!

I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate becoming a grandma!  What could be better?  So, here is the second page of Damian's first scrapbook (of many to come, I hope).  For a focus on this scrapbook, I've been pulling from Miss Kate Cuttables happy animal patterns - making for a fresh and fabulous child's scrapbook.  I'm officially counting down the day - Damien's arrival can't come soon enough!

June 27, 2014

Memories Captured

When projects involve babies, they become more exciting.  From scrapbooks to room decor, from baby shower invites to 1st-year birthdays - there are always valuable memories.  Creating a scrapbook is perfect for baby memories.  This is the last page of my new grandson's first scrapbook album - I always begin with the first page and last page to encourage me to have a good flow of pages in between.  Two pages down - eighteen to go!

June 26, 2014

Seeing Green!

I just remembered I forgot to post the past couple days.  That's because I've been focused on green - adding lots of green to a 20-page album for my grandson making his appearance in September.

Mom decorated his room in green - and with no real theme, she did already add some woodland critters for accent.  I love all the critters Miss Kate Cuttables has - but seldom have a reason to use them....so they were first to come to my mind as I planned this album.  Here is the first page that I have been working on for the past three days (those baby owls are a little time consuming with their small size).


June 23, 2014

Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet

Hello, Everyone! 

With Hobby Lobby receiving truckloads of seasonal items, thoughts of Christmas are in the air here - and nothing says Christmas like candy canes, sugar plums, the Nutcracker Suite, and presents!  Create fun Chrismtas cards using Graphic 45's Nutcracker Sweet.

June 22, 2014

Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge #230

Hi, Everyone!

Today I am bringing you my entry for the Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge #230.  This sketch comes with circles, circles, circles.  My card has a patriotic flare, as I'm in need of Any Hero cards.

Have a creative week!  !'ll see you back here tomorrow.

Christmas Blooms

Hi, Everyone!

I hope your weekend has been so amazing.  Some Christmas cards today using some old red flowers in my scrap stash.

June 21, 2014

Summer Fun - Scraps to Treasures Linky Party

Today I'm sharing a birthday card with a theme of Summer Fun.  Summer Fun is the theme for today's Scraps to Treasures Linky Party.  Visit Scraps to Treasures to see other Summer Fun cards - and take a few minutes to join in the fun by sharing a card you've made from scraps with the Summer fun theme (and maybe win a small RAK).

June 19, 2014

The Simple Christmas Card

Take a vacation to the simple life!  Pull out your favorite papers, dies, and ribbons.  Visit Tsunami Rose Designs for some beautiful Christmas images.  Die cut some snowflakes to add a bit of wintery flair!  Simple!

June 18, 2014

Christmas Galore!

Hi, Everyone!

Hope your week is going well.

Have been busy, but not much crafting

And last week I was treated to a few days off work and a trip to the Grand Canyon for our tenth wedding anniversary.  Though we had only a short tme, any time with my hubby is cherished!

Needless to say I haven't had time to make anything new -hopefully will have time next week.  Even though I only work 35 hours a week, how is it possible it seems longer than the 70 I used to work?

Onto some cards!  Sharing some Christmas cards from last year.

June 16, 2014

June 15, 2014

The New Daddy Cards

Hello, All!

I thought I would share the Father's Day cards I made for my son and son-in-law - One became a daddy a month ago - the other to become a daddy in September.  How great being a grandma is still amazes me!  

Unfortunately, they all live in other states - I sure do miss my Adrian!  :(

Anyhow, enjoy the simple Daddy Day cards.

June 14, 2014

Nutcracker Inspirations

It doesn't have to be Christmas to appreciate fun Christmas cards.  Today's - Nutcrackers from Graphic 45 are here!

June 13, 2014

Simple Christmas Cards All Dressed Up

It's always fun to get dressed and dolled up for the holidays!  Today's post features Christmas cards with liquid pearls, embossing, gold, and glitter galore - perfect for getting the holiday started early!

June 12, 2014

10th Anniversary Card - It's the originality that matters

Hi there, 

Hope you are having a very nice week.  My husband and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary today - spending some time up north with a train ride and visit to the Grand Canyon.  Today's card is the anniversary card I made for my hubby....any guesses as to what it is?

June 11, 2014

Birthday Butterfly

Daily I am faced with the challenge of coming up with a fun card to share.  Of course, my go-to place for designing cards is always Heartfelt Creations!  I dug into the stash Heartfelt sent me for being their Facebook winner and found this fun stamp.  Simple card, but inspiring!  Stamp is part of the Raindrops on Roses collection.

June 10, 2014

Once Upon a Birthday

Hi, Everyone!

Hoping you have a wonderful day today.  Been busy here making birthday cards.