Sunday, May 22, 2016

Colorful Thank You for Sunday Stamps

Happy Sunday! I've missed the last 2 Sunday Stamps challenges due to a busy schedule but I'm back and wow, I love the colors we have this week, they are totally up my alley!

My nephew graduated from high school on May 9th and one of my friends sent him a lovely card and gift so he needed a thank you card to send to her. She's got a fun and vibrant personality so I thought these colors would be perfect for her card!

I used MFT's Blueprints 27 to cut out my scalloped frame and the stitched window panel. The birds are from the MFT set Tweet Friends and I colored them in with the colors from the challenge (I chose to use the shades of green along with the turquoise). I used dimensionals to pop them up along the frame.

The sentiment is from MFT's Kind Thanks and I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. In person it really pops and looks great against the green and turquoise colors!

Head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with and then play along with us!

Stamps: Tweet Friends, Kind Thanks (Both MFT)
Paper: Old Olive (SU), Tempting Turquoise DSP (retired SU), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: B04
BG96, YG99
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Blueprints 27, White Embossing Power, Heat Gun, Dimensionals

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

I'm Alive!

Yes, it is true. I'm still alive and today I even managed to make a card, wooohooo! Life is starting to slow down a little bit so hopefully I'll be back to crafting everyday.

My nephew lives with us and he graduated from high school on May 9th. When my dad was alive he and my stepmom were my nephews main caregivers and when my dad passed my stepmom moved to FL to take care of her mother, and a few years later my nephew joined us here in Alaska. The miles has never torn apart the love we all have for each other and my stepmom sent a very nice card to my nephew for his graduation. He needed a thank you card to send to her so before he left to visit CO for 2 weeks he wrote up the note for the inside, and today I got the card itself done.

My stepmom loves giraffes so that was the inspiration behind the card. She has also been a huge supporter of my nephews through everything he has been through so this sentiment was perfect to send to her.

I used last weeks Freshly Made Sketch as the inspiration for the card layout.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Mother's Day Hello

I'm not stamping much right now, I have a ton of stuff going on taking up my time, but I did sit down today and create this card for my stepmom for Mother's Day. She loves the color red and enjoys birds so I combined that for this card. I kept it nice and simple, stamping the images and creating a little backyard scene. The images are from the MFT set I'm Tweet on You.