Friday, June 24, 2011

Art on Hiatus

Due to having to re-deep clean my basement! We had 4 1/2 inches of water in 3 hours Monday morning. The basement is pretty much dry and ready for me to start cleaning everything.
I do have to say thank goodness all the stuff on that bed was one the bed and not the floor. We just had to throw out a huge bookcase and all that stuff was in the case.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Amy's turning 40!

My little sister, Amy, is turning 40 this week. I wanted to make her feel like that turning 40 is a victory and not something to freak out about so here it is....
Yes it is the same cow from my post yesterday. Actually the cow was my inspiration. I was thinking all the things people have cows over. :) I used Rubarb Font in my Serif Scrapbook Artist for the wording. Boy is that program wonderful. I wish I had known about the newer Craft Artist version when I bought mine. Oh well.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Fresh Strawberries

So perusing my Blogger Reading list I cam across a post by the Pink Stamper. It made me smile and was perfect for a card I needed to make.
She was highlighting a new cart release, but Create A Critter has a cute cow on it too. I have that one. :) The words on her card front was from one of her stamp sets.
I just cut it out using Pooh Font.
But why did I need a Thank You Card you ask?

For the batch of wonderful sweet strawberries that were delivered to my door on Thursday!
The yummy paper strawberries were made using a Free Strawberry file from SVG Cuts.
The font is Frutopia! I can't wait to hand deliver the card in the morning!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Mustang Wedding

Here is the very unusual Wedding card that I have been working on for the past couple of weeks. Mostly ideas have been rolling around in my head.
It had to have a Mustang on it.

Good Friend Shelly found this great cut on Cricut Creations by Amkscrap. I cut several to make it layered with the Floral Wire inside of it. I tried to hide the floral wire under the paper. :( It didn't co-operate. Once again I found great use of this road SVG from Mommy Mel's Addiction. The Light Green Trees are from Einnej. They are a wedding invitation pocket but I cut off the side and bottom.
The darker front trees are from Cecil Badlands who no longer has a site. Sorry. I used paper and bits from an paper pack from American Tradition Designs called Road Trip and SEI's En Route.

When you pull the tab on the right the car pulls out and strings with "pop cans" (made from real pop cans appear behind the card. There is also a Bride and Groom in the car. I made them eons ago from a clip-art.

For the envelope I have to used 4 12 x 12 pages. Silly me made the card 12 inches wide. I added a scalloped edge from Stacked Scallops - My Scrap Chick.

I hope they like it!

Father's Day 1

Here is my Father's Day card for my Dad. I used my new Open Sea Stamp set from Stampin' Up. I love that set. Of course thanks to my Dad I am pretty much a sucker for any boat with a sail. Funny considering we've always lived right in the Middle of the United States. I got to have lunch with my folks and give him the card on Wednesday.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ladies Group

So last month I got a call to do a craft night with the ladies at church. I had about a week to prepare, but it was a very busy week already. I enlisted another crafty friend into doing soda can flower pins with the Big Shot. I came up with 3 cards to make. The hardest part was my friend picked up a package of pastel paper. I'm more of a deep, rich color gal.

All three cards used Stampin' Up stamp sets. Four Frames, Because I Care and Thoughts and Prayers. I also used my Textured Boutique for some dimension.

They all went over well. Whew!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Happy Annviersary

My son and his wife celebrated their 1st Wedding anniversary yesterday. I can't believe it's been a year already! Poor kids had their car break down on the interstate coming home from Chicago. What a way to celebrate. :( God was watching out for them and there were friends nearby.

This is the card I made for them. I used a My Scrap Chick cut for the card and the stamps are a friend's. Once again I used the Cherry Cobbler, Pacific Blue and Early Espresso color scheme.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler and Eary Expresso

While getting ready for Art Club on Tuesday, I was looking at my paper, trying to decide what to take with me. My eyes fell upon these three Stampin' Up colors and I decided to base all my cards on these colors. The stamps are a variety of stamps I've picked up here and there.
The second card I used the set Happy Together from Stampin Up. These pieces are all leftovers from another card I made but haven't shared yet. :)