May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day

Today I have a cute mom's day card to share.





I used products from PaperTrey Ink (for the lacy die cut), Penny Black (Flower Portrait die), and Sunny Studios (for the very cute pugs and the sentiment).  I die cut the flowers and frame from both light blue and white, colored the flowers with copics and then inlaid all the pieces.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there!

May 8, 2019

Birthday Butterflies

Today's card was made for a good friend, who is also an expert card maker.  Since she LOVES butterflies, I thought this was perfect.  OK, maybe she says she doesn't love butterflies on cards.  Maybe she says they look like cards for old ladies.  I've kind of made it my mission to somehow convince her that isn't true.  And since this was a BIG birthday for her, it's perfect either way.




It's hard to see in the picture, but the shaker pouch (from My Favorite Things) is filled with tiny clear butterfly sequins (Hero Arts Butterfly Sequin mix) along with swarovski crystals.  The Happy Birthday circle die is also from My Favorite Things.  For the background I used distress inks to create rainbow colors on a Concord and 9th Everday Tintables.

Dee, hope you have a great birthday!

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May 3, 2019

May Day

I have a card to share today that I made for May Day.  It's hard to see in the photo just how pretty that violet patterned paper is.





When we were young, my sisters and I had a "May Day" tradition.  We would pick a huge bouquet of deep purple wild violet flowers, take them home to mom, ring the doorbell, and then run away.  To this day violets are still my favorite flower.  When I had lunch with  my sister on May 1st she surprised me with a basket of violets - African violets, not wild - and she pretended to ring a doorbell.  So nice!!  I think that is the first time I've received a May Day basket. And of course, we talked about all those violets we would pick for mom.  Great memories!

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May 1, 2019

Tiny Fish

Today I have a simple card that makes use of some really pretty patterned paper.





You can see the shine of the tiny fish a little better in this next photo.  They were diecut (Impression Obsessions die) from silver metallic cardstock, with tiny black eyes.  There are 5 tiny fish, of different sizes.  This has special meaning for the person I made this card for. 







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Apr 26, 2019

Tropical Thank You

For today's card I used patterned paper from Dare 2B Artzy, and a thank you die from The Stamp Market.





To make the thank you die really stand out against the busy background I layered it three times.  Super simple and fast, but still very pretty.

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Apr 21, 2019

Happy Easter!

I have several cards to share today.  These are all very similar and use the Bixby Border and Bixby Arch dies from Simon Says Stamp.





















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Apr 19, 2019

Greyhounds, Take Three

Today I have a few more greyhound cards to share - made for my Etsy shop.




























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