Sunday, August 30, 2015

Tag Tuesday

I recently found a new blog challenge, Tag Tuesday.  I used to participate in a couple of tag challenges years ago, and it was fun to put a decorative tag together again.  The theme was "jewelry" so I used a lot of pearls.

Stencils, Prima Color Bloom spray and Glimmer Mist, a clip art image in a microscope slide frame, trim, Prima flowers with pearls, "Hope" sticker and a ribbon tie all came together for the end result.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tuesday Cards -- Photos

I opted for a photo card this week for my Tuesday mailing.  The photo is an edited one of a bunch of lavender I bought locally in July.  The image was edited with a layer of "texture."

Monday, August 24, 2015

Less is More -- Sketch 16

Joining with the Less is More crowd today -- choosing pink and black, one of my favorite color combinations.  Details are pretty wide dotted ribbon from Club Stamp, a dry-embossed panel, and beautiful "imagine" die from Penny Black.  

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Freshly Made with Naturals

It's a celebration on Freshly Made Sketches...celebrating the 200th sketch!   A combination of cardstocks in naturals, plus "wordy" Washi tape, Petaloo burlap embellishment, and a stick-on sentment.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

In a Rush? Go Clean and Simple (Tuesday Cards)

Rush, rush to finish the cards in time for the 11 a.m. mail deadline at the local post office.  I started the cards last week, but they did not turn out well at all!  That meant I needed to start over, with only 30 minutes to spare.  Simple is the answer, so simple is what I did.   I found a card in my photo file of previous creations and decided on a flower (I have a lot of them!).  Then I had to find complementary cardstock.  As it turned out, it was already textured with dots.  Generally, I write a note in each of the cards but this week I stamped a sentiment instead.   My friends will forgive me.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch with a Purpose

Generally, I don't have a purpose in mind other than completing a challenge when I make a card for Sweet Sunday Sketch or any other challenge.  This week is different, however.  Our youngest son and his wife celebrate their second wedding anniversary and I needed a card!  Everything came together with the digi sunflower from Power Poppy.  Yellow and gray were the theme colors of the wedding two years ago; I made around 200 thank-you cards in these colors.  This sunflower image worked perfectly.   

Friday, August 14, 2015

Freshly Made with Buttons

The Bo Bunny Star-Crossed paper pad and matching buttons had just come in the mail, and I decided it would work for the latest Freshly Made Sketch.   In addition, I could use my favorite new die from Intricutz, the delicate "Smile."   (I would love to have a collection of these intricate words!)