Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Get Well Soon...take care of yourself

Wow!  It's been over a month since I posted last!  I can't believe how fast the summer has come and gone.  School has started back and I am back to working.  With the beautifully, mild summer we had, I didn't have the desire to coop myself up in my craft room.  I did however, want to make a card for a co-worker who is in the hospital.  I was shocked at how fast this card came together.  With the awesome sketch at MFT, this was a breeze to create.  

I searched for a card in my stash to give, but they were all too girly and I was in need of a masculine card.  This color palette seemed to be manly enough, in my opinion.


Here is the sketch I used from MFTWSC193.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

MFT Color Palette Challenge #7

Hello again!  It's been a month since I posted last.  This summer has been very busy for me and school will be back in session before you know it.  I'm looking forward to a new school year and being able to see the kids from last year as well as meet the new kids starting in the fall.  I count myself lucky to have a job that I enjoy going to each day. 

 With that being said, I have a card to share that I made nearly three weeks ago and didn't have the time to post.  MFT has their color palette challenge up and there is only a few days left to play along.  I squeaking in under the wire.  

The yellow and orange patterned papers were stamped using MFT stamps.  I have loved creating my own patterned papers with their array of stamp designs.  One can NEVER have too many birthday cards, right?  Now if i can only remember to send them out and not let them accumulate in my craft room, I'd be golden.



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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Congratulations on Your New Job

WOW!  It's been two weeks since I posted last.  I didn't intend to be MIA for so long.  I started a new summer job on the 13th and it's been crazy ever since.  I didn't work last summer and ended up regretting it.  I can only sit around for so long until I start to go crazy.  As you know if you follow me regularly, I work at my local high school and that means summers off. I decided to take a job working with severely, mentally and physically disabled young adults.  This is totally different than anything I have ever done and is mentally and physically taxing on my body. Needless to say, I haven't felt much like heading to my craft room on my days off.

On to the card I am sharing today.  One of the assistant principals at the school I work at took a job as Principal at another high school.  I made this card to congratulate him on his new journey.  He was in charge of special ed, so we saw him on a regular basis throughout the year.  He will be greatly missed.

I used one of my Flourishes sets called Old Tea Rose, it's one of my all time favorites and I love coloring it.  Since I used a rose, I tried to keep the rest of the card masculine.  I haven't colored since I left the Flourishes senior design team and hadn't felt much like doing so until now.

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Happy Father's Day 2014

Just popping in to share the card I made for my son to give to my husband on Father's Day.  I wanted something very simple and not over embellished.  I'm happy with how it turned out.  

I hope you all have a wonderful Father's Day with your husbands and fathers!

Dimensional adhesive was used behind the mat layer and sentiment label.  While creating this, I found out that Fuse Green cardstock and Summer Starfruit ink from SU are a perfect match!  The label is stamped in Island Indigo with Summer Starfruit for the sentiment.


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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Color Q #245

Hello, my sweet blog friends!  I have a card to share that I made at my friend Marsha's this afternoon, using her Stampin Up products.  This is the first time I've used Stampin' Up stamps and the coordinating punches.  I have to say it was pretty easy to stamp the flower and then punch it out with a coordinating punch.  

****I've not been happy with my photos lately.  Is it possible that the bulbs for my light tent can lose their brightness before they burn out?  I haven't changed anything on my camera or in my light tent, but my photos are looking duller.  I tried a black background as well as white.  Which do you like better?***

I love these pretty colors together, but the Pacific Point I could do without.  I always have the hardest time using darker colors like that.  It isn't in my nature to like or use the primary color family.  If you notice, I used as little of it as I could to participate in the challenge.  ;)

Here are the pretty colors that I used from The Color Q Challenge.

My friend, Marsha, that I was referring to at the beginning of the post, sells Stampin' up.  You can find her online store HERE.  I used those exact ink pad colors as stated in the Color graphic below.  The stamps set is called Flower Shop and I used the clear mount.  The fabulous embossing folder that I am in love with is called Textured Arrows.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Deconstructed Sketch 154

Three posts in three days, I can't believe it!  Haha!  I spent some time yesterday creating this card using my pretty PTI Simple Sunflower stamp set.  I adore this set and have used it more times than most of the sets that I own.  The good thing is, it's only $5 for the stamp set and $7 for the coordinating dies.  Score!


I used the sketch at The Deconstructed Sketch, but for some reason wasn't able to capture the image of the sketch.  So make sure you go check it out and play along.  I love that Jen keeps the link open for a VERY long time just in case you forget to link up or type your post right away.  We've all done that a time or two, haven't we?

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