Monday, February 17, 2014

Light house cards

Recently an elderly friend gave me all her old calendars and pockets calendars that had pictures of light houses on them.  She asked me to make cards with all those pictures.
She wanted NO embellishments, buttons, bows or anything like that.  She wanted them very flat so she could mail them.  I was WAY out of my comfort zone here!!!!  Some of the pictures were very dull so I tried using busy paper or bright paper to jazz them up a little.  These were probably the hardest cards I have ever had to make!!!  I made her a total of 35 cards.  I am so READY to get back to ribbons, flowers, buttons and jewels!!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Just Because

I am in the process of moving my craft room from the basement, up to the second floor in my daughter's former bedroom.  In the may-lay of moving I found a bunch of these white circle sentiments already cut out.  I decided to jazz them up with 2 different dies and there you go a perfect little card.

The black and white paper and the polka dot ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.  The rest of all the paper came from Hollo's paper store.  The border punch is from Fiscars.  The dies I used are a plain circle for the white paper, the black die cut is Nestabilities lacy circles and the pink die cut is Nestabilities scalloped circles.
I liked how these turned out so I made 9 of them for my next box to Operation Write Home. 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

OWH Sketch #210

I made this card from sketch #210 for the Operation Write Home Card Bowl.
I had to hurry up and put it together after that ugly Super Bowl so I could link it up before they chose a winner!  It is not my best job, but not bad for a 5 minute card!

Our Daily Bread

This is my card for this month's Our Daily Bread Challenge.

Masculine Birthday

This is a masculine birthday card in the colors of the Seattle Seahawks who were playing in the Super Bowl this weekend.  I actually want the Denver Broncos to win but I could not bring myself to make a card in blue and orange!