Sunday, August 24, 2014

Country Girl Birthday Greetings

I have one more to share with you today that I completed while taking advantage of indoor activities due to such wet weather conditions outside.   Birthdays galore for this month.  Yikes!  So here is another small sized birthday card I put together to send out to a dear friend of the family who shares a birthday on same day as my Granddaughter.  I wanted to use polka dots because it had special meaning to it, as well as the colors of yellow and green too.   I knew that if I used those elements mentioned it would bring a smile as well as a giggle regarding the meaning and story that goes behind it.   And to add to special messages, I made it a blonde and blue-eyed country girl which would make it even more special meaning to it.
So here is the creation I came up with ........

Card is a smaller sized card of yellow textured cardstock which was embossed with a Darcie embossing folder, and a design paper for background elements.  I then used two other design papers to paper piece onto my stamped character and the rest was colored in with colored pencils and white gel pen.  Stamp is Country Chrissy from the Mashi's Muffins Series that I purchased from CC Designs awhile back.  And the finished it off with a little strip of the Happy Birthday ribbon that  I think I purchased at Michael's Store.

The Party Girls

I just love the AI's Girlfriends series of stamps.   What better time to stamp one out and color it up for a BFF's upcoming birthday and to make it even better timing was the fact that it was bad weather that called for indoor activities.   Hip, hip hooray!!  Lol. 
Card is made up of white cardstock, and lightweight pink cardstock.  The background is made up of two Darci embossing folders.  Stamp is Art Impression's Girlfriends Series named Party Girls which I colored with colored pencils and used glitter clue as embellishment.

Retro Birthday Wishes

HI everyone.  It been a rather wet weekend, so I guess it makes it perfect for some card making I needed to do for several more birthdays both past and present.  I am first posting the past birthday that I somehow forgot to get a card out to a girlfriend who was turning the big 50.  I was stumped on what to make her for this special birthday....... cute, funny, or ...... hmmm uncertain on what I wanted it to be.  I started going through some of my stamps and ran across one that kind of jumped right out at me...... almost a pick me, pick me  kind of thing.  lol.   The stamp of choice is the La La Land Retro Marci.  Yep, right then and there a plan came together and I went for it.  I stamped up the Retro Marci and started coloring away with the colored pencils.   While sitting back, relaxing and coloring away,  I gave some thoughts on what it was I wanted the sentiments to be on this belated card.  I decided on the inside of the card about this card being fashionably late.
So here is the finished card

I decided on a smaller size card than I normally do.  I wanted to keep it fairly simple because of mailing purposes.  Card is made up with a white cardstock base, two layers of pink lightweight cardstock, and a designer paper I had within my stash. Stamp is Retro Marci from the La La Land Crafts Company.  I added a Happy Birthday bright pink ribbon as an embellishment that I had in my stash. I think the ribbon was a mini roll I got from Michael's Store. 
I hope you like it.  Thank you for stopping in to visit and view my latest creation. 
I hope you have a happy and scrappy day.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Salon Celebrations

I love the humorous stamps of AI stamps.  When I saw the AI Girlfriends Beauty In Progress stamp set, I knew it was a must to add to my stamp collection.   I have several family members which this would make a great card for.  I had a lot of fun to try to find some fun design papers to use with these gals.  I hope you like my latest creation. 
The stamp is Art Impressions Girlfriends Series - Beauty in Progress.  The sentiment is also from the Beauty in Progress Set.  Design papers are from my stash and I know these came out of a large packet I bought but I do no know manufacturer and had taken off labels when I first purchased it. 

Country Birthday

Hi to all.  I can't believe it is already the middle of August.  Wow, time sure does fly by!  My Granddaughter and I had to get in some much needed craft time before school starts up again. 
We have quite a few birthdays for the month of August, so we had alot to keep us busy for our  crafting time.  We are practicing with some new markers to see how we like them. 
I kept the card rather simple.  The card is made up from two different design papers, the little girl stamp is from The Greeting Farm - the You're Wanted stamp set.