Saturday, March 16, 2019

Sunshine Girls


I was going to make a St. Patrick's Day card to mail to my favorite cousin, but ended up having to complete a couple of other projects and ran out of time to get it there by tomorrow. But, having that on my mind, I went with a pretty green background and a 'blessing', don't know if it's Irish or not, but it reminded me of this one!

May the road rise up to meet you
may the wind be always at your back
may the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields,
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

I fit this into three challenges:

Frilly and Funkie: Pass the Tissues Please - I used Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap Plain to soften the image behind the window frame.  (I received the die cut window frame from Linda at The Funkie Junkie Boutique as a thank you for ordering product a while back!)

Simon Says: Feminine/Girly - I added the lace, the buckle slider, and the paper dolls to make it a little more 'girly'.

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Whatever the Weather - Sunshine

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Ski Monster


Just a quick birthday card for my grandson who just last week learned to ski...and loves it! Happy birthday to my favorite six year old! (He loves getting treats in his cards!)

I like this one for the Wednesday challenge at Simon Says: Whatever the Weather.


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Catch a leprechaun!


I made a couple of St. Patrick's Day cards for my two grandkids. This one is for my granddaughter, who is three years old.  I've gotten them spoiled into expecting treats with their cards from 'Grandma Cutie'.

This follows this week's Wednesday Challenge,  Simon Says: Create a Scene. I've always loved silhouette stamps, and this one is a really old, retired set from Stampin' Up; I just blocked out the sentiment and the little butterflies so it looks like she is trying to catch a Leprechaun.  The Leprechaun is also from a retired Stampin' Up set called Pinch Proof. I sponged the background with Ranger Distress Ink, Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn.

Thanks for looking!

Happy St. Patrick's Day

This is the first of two St. Patrick's Day cards for my grandkids. This one is for my grandson, who just turned six years old.  I've gotten them both spoiled into expecting treats with their cards from 'Grandma Cutie'. 

This follows this week's Wednesday Challenge,  Simon Says: Create a Scene.  The Leprechaun is  from a retired Stampin' Up set called Pinch Proof. I sponged the background with Ranger Distress Ink, Tumbled Glass and Mustard Seed for the sun rays from Tim Holtz Layering Stencils.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Blue Birthday Butterfly


The current challenge at Frilly and Funkie is Winter Blues, mostly monochromatic in shades of blue. I need a birthday card for my Mother-in-law next week so I decided to try out my Tim Holtz Framelits Butterfly and Die.  My Mother-in-law is 85 and I think probably doesn't appreciate the Funkie style as much as I do, and the ribbon I chose ended up not so Frilly, so it is a little more simple than I would normally have gone for.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Vintage Truck Inspiration


When I saw this amazing tutorial from Sara Emily Barker I just had to have the Lumber 3D Texture Fade embossing folder.  In trying to locate this particular tutorial I came across several other projects where Sara Emily used this folder, and all are quite amazing!

This particular card is for a nephew's birthday, and there was a vintage truck on the property where he grew up so I was inspired to use the Tim Holtz Clear Stamp set, The Journey.  I was in a bit of a hurry to get the card in the mail and feel I could have spent a little more time on the Lumber background, but I will definitely play with this folder again!

Current challenge at Frilly and Funkie: Inspired by


Thanks for looking (and thanks for the inspiration)!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Birthday Carousel


As I mentioned in my previous post, I broke away from the holiday themed cards to create a couple of birthday cards. This is for my sweet grandaughter, who just turned 3. We took the grandkids to Disneyland recently and all she wanted to ride were the carousel horses. So I found this cute image and colored it, matted it with some black card embossed with swiss dots, cut out an oval for a frame and added a birthday tag.


If you look closely, you can see that she has 'pink hair' which explains the pink mane on the carousel horse!


Anyhow, sweet birthday card for a sweet birthday girl!

Thanks for looking!

Simon Says: 'B' is for?