Tuesday, June 26, 2012

CONGRATS!! You did it

Yep....it's time for all those graduation parties once again!  Last year, I was asked by a co-worker to make some graduation cards. She had see a previous card I had made, and wanted the card based off of that design.  And she loved how I incorporated the school mascot into the card.

This year - another co-work asked if I could make a card for her nephew.  And it so happen that he graduated from my alma mater!!  I couldn't wait to make this card. Our school mascot is a Raider and the school colors are Purple and Gold.  A few years back, sadly my school was torn down.  Maintenance for the upkeep on the old school built I think way back in the 1920's or 30's was way to expensive. And the mascot got an 'upgrade' as well. And being that this card was for a boy, I thought the Raiders on the front was perfect.
I used Versamark and stamped graduation caps on the purple paper. Bascially creating my own DP. It was just enough to make it 'pop', but not over the top.

Well, have to run. More projects to get going on !!


Party Time Tuesdays ~ Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Anything Goes

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Monthly Reveal

Welcome back for another monthly reveal at Designed 2 Delight!
I'm excited to share with you Faith's new images once again.  We are also trying something different this month. Instead of each DT member giving away an image, we will be having a challenge this month. You are invited to CASE one of the cards from the blog hop. Choose a D2D Designer's card from the blog hop and C.A.S.E it! C.A.S.E. stands for "Copy And Steal Everything." For this challenge you can C.A.S.E. the card, but please change at least one thing. Please link to the original card in your blog post or gallery description, and then link up your creation on the D2D blog. And then you will have two weeks to enter, and Faith will then select a winner or two from the challenge. Sounds like FUN!!

 Here are my creations for the June monthy reveal. 
Gathering Hearts
Happy Dance
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 Also, welcome to all of our new DT members! Make sure you stop by their sites and check out these talented ladies!!
Thanks so much for blog hoppin' with D2D! Remember, you can enter our Blog Hop Challenge for a chance to win some FREE Digis! Also, all New Release Digital Stamps will be on Sale until June 23.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Wishing all the dads, step-dads, grandpas and great-grandpas a wonderful Father's Day!!! I am blessed not only to have a wonderful father, but a great father-in-law and a step father-in-law.

I was able to get together with a couple of wonderful friends the other day and do some scrapping.  We don't get to see each other as much now that it's summer and we are all so busy.  And one of my friends happens to be on the Paper and Such design team.  She had a few stamps along, and I really like the Deer Dad set. I made this card for my step father-in-law I guess you would say.  He loves to fish and hunt and this deer just reminded my of him.

I wanted to stay with earthy tones, so I started w/kraft paper for the base of the card, and worked w/greens & browns.  The background of the stamped image kind of happened by accident.  When running the die thru the Cuttlebug, it didn't cut just right and actually left this 'layered' impression I guess you could say.  It turned out kinda of nice for a mistake! And I like the 'wood' background of the DP I used from DCWV's The Green Stack 70% recycled paper stack. And of course, men are not really into bows and bling, so I went w/a zig zag ribbon and twine from Jillibean Soup and added a button and some pearl like bling to the bottom.

I hope he likes it !!

Don't forget to come back on the 20th of the month to catch the new releases from Faith @ D2D!!  See you back then!


My Craft Spot ~ King of the Grill (Father's Day)
Fresh Brewed Blog ~ Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges ~ For that Special Guy
Scrappy Frog ~ Celebrate Men
DYSU ~ For a Man or Boy

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Going to the chapel......

and were gonna get married!! Summer usual means weddings and that's what I have for you today.  Sorry I haven't been around in awhile. My husband & son race stock cars on the weekends and we were having some issues with the car, but now I think we have things back in working order!!  I am usual the 'parts' runner - driving all over town to find the parts needed to get them up and running again  : )

I was asked by a co-worker/friend to make a wedding card.  I just love this stamp by Stampendous - Happy Couple. It's so simple, but can be elegant at the same time.

I used a pale peach color just to make her dress 'pop' a bit. Sprayed a few paper roses I had w/some glimmer mist and there you have it. I really like these colors together.  With just that little bit of red to make it make it come alive.  I hope she likes it!!

Don't forget - I will be back on the 20th for the Monthly Reveal from D2D. Faith has some awesome images as always and you don't want to miss it! See you then  : )


Craft Your Passion ~ Anything Goes
Bearly-Mine ~ Tic Tac Toe (mine is Die Cut, Flowers, Sentiment)
Pixie Dust Studio ~ Patterned Paper (3 or more)