Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sending Birthday Hugs & Wishes

On October 1 a dear friend turns 65. We first became friends in 1974. While we have not lived near each other in 41 years we can begin a conversation as if we saw each other daily. She has a collection of mice so when my new Christmas Critters set arrived I was ready to decorate her birthday card.

Card Menu: Papertrey Ink stamps, dies and olive twist card stock and a miscellaneous bit of patterned paper; Inks: Hero Arts Soft Purple and Grape Juice shadow, Brilliance Pearl Beige; a gold wink of stella heart.

After re-reading the CASology rules my card front may be a bit busy for a clean and simple look. I kept the layers to a minimum with the frame containing the big element of the "cute" mouse!

Linked to: CASology: Cute

Linked also to:   Seize the Birthday

Monday, September 19, 2016

Sending Just a Little CHEER

             Make It Monday #261
             Using Florals on a Masculine Project

                     It's not always easy to make a card for a man and in my family that is a concern 
                     as I have a husband, two sons, three grandsons, a brother, two BILs and uncles.
                     The challenge with Betsy Veldman at capture the moment  gave me some
                     tips on incorporating florals stamps from my stash to make a masculine card.
                     Usually I use geometric figures, trees or leaves but a flower in the right color 
                     and shape works too! I decided to also make the card larger, 4.5 x 6".

My idea for the banner came from a card design Dawn McVey made during the September release.

PTI Stamps & Dies: Basic Bookmark 2, Big Hugs,  Note Niblets, Painted Petals, Spruce & Sprigs


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Merry and Bright

Create Along with Us: September 2016

I thought these small square cards of Heather Nichols at Pine Is Here in the September Papertrey Ink release were adorable! Since my mouse critters have not arrived on the west coast, I adapted with a reindeer from the Make It Market mini kit: Holiday Folk. 

Heather Nichols

My card - couldn't resist adding a red Stickles nose!

Card Menu:
PTI Stamps/Dies: Make It Market: Holiday Folk, Noted: Scalloped Square, Tinsel & Tags
Inks: Distress Ink evergreen bough; Hero Arts  Cup O' Joe, Mint Julep, Frost White
Lawn Fawn "Snow Day" 6x6 paper pad, clear Wink of Stella (banner), Candy Cane tickles
SSS Falling Snow stencil, kraft card stock

Linking this to the Create Along With Us challenge.