Saturday, July 13, 2013

Home is Where You Hang Your Heart

Hey y'all! I'm popping in today to share another recent card I made with you. I made this one for my aunt and uncle's housewarming party. They recently build a log cabin (with a red roof and a red door), so I made them a card congratulating them on their new home. Their new home is so beautiful! Here's a photo of my Aunt Mary with their cake. 

I used the Day or Night stamp set by There She Goes Clear Stamps for this card. I always use a card sketch when I make a card, but this time I kinda had this layout in my head and just went with it. I love how it turned out. :) The background is embossed with the Perfectly Paisley embossing folder by Cuttlebug. The patterned paper is one of my oldest favorites - October Afternoon Farm Fresh. I pretty much have just scraps of this paper left, but I knew it would work perfectly with the country-feel of their home. I did some stitching and finished my card off with a big, loopy bow and some rhinestones. 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend! :)

Paper: PTI Kraft, Taylored Expressions Choice Buttercream, October Afternoon Farm Fresh
Stamps: Day or Night by There She Goes Clear Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Accessories: ribbon, Kaisercraft rhinestones, sewing machine, kraft thread, Cuttlebug Perfectly Paisley embossing folder, Classic Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, foam dots

Friday, July 12, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Hi there! Wow, it has been so long since I last posted to my blog! I haven't given up card-making, but as I'm sure many of you can understand, it is definitely harder with a newborn. :) I try to get my house-cleaning and card-making done during naptime now - when I'm not taking a nap myself! Haha! My customers have been keeping me busy ordering monogrammed notecard sets, so even though I haven't posted to my blog lately, I have been doing a good bit of card-making! 

A customer asked me to make a religious birthday card for her. I used the Flower Blocks 2 stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I love this stamp set! I treated myself to it recently...not like I needed another stamp set *especially when I haven't been stamping lately* but y'all know how it is. :) I am actually really happy with how this card turned out! I am not good at coloring flowers at ALL, but I tried, and hopefully with practice I will get better! I wish you could see it because this flower has SO much sparkle! I used some Mix-ables Sheer Sparkle Glitter Glaze by MFT Stamps on it. So pretty! The paper is from Echo Park Country Drive. Of course, I did some stitching. I finished it off with some pearls and a ribbon. I put a religious birthday message and a Bible verse on the friend to fit my customer's request. 

Alright, that's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Paper: PTI Kraft, Georgia Pacific white, Echo Park Country Drive
Stamps: Flower Blocks 2 by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Accessories: Kaisercraft pearls, ribbon, Mix-ables Sheer Sparkle Glitter Glaze by MFT Stamps, sewing machine, white thread, foam dots