Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Beautiful thank you...

Recently myself and several others had the privilege of staying with a family we did not know.  Their hospitality was beyond words.  I had the honor of making the thank you card we sent to this family.  These are the cards I made to choose from.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

November VLV Sketch

The month is already over half over and it wasn't until recently that I was able to play with the VLV November Sketch.  I am continuing to enjoy adding some texture to my cards through embossing folders.  I've got several other cards started using this sketch, but I need to add some finishing touches. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Playing catch-up

I have a few cards to share from the last few weeks...  During this process I found that my maple leaf die was cracked.  I took a trip to my LSS and purchased a new set of leaf dies.  I love to use them for embellishments this time of the year. 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sweet Sister-in-Law

One of my sister-in-laws has a birthday coming up, so I spent some time in my crafty space putting together a special card for her.  I have a bag I've been putting all my paper scraps in and that is where I started.  After sorting out the patterned papers by color, I chose some of my favorites.  Then I found a larger scrap of paper for the background.  I have been using my embossing folders more lately and I love the added dimension.  The sentiment is one from Verve.  After assembling the bulk of the card, I found a few other scraps to use for cutting flowers and leaves to put the finishing touches on the card.  This is one of those cards that I am so pleased with the final result.

This is the card I used for inspiration.

more October VLV cards

I am trying to get my stash of birthday and anniversary cards built up so I don't have to rush to try and get them made at the last minute each week.  I used the current VLV sketch and scraps for these cards. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Masculine cards

 I found an old Mojo Monday sketch from 2013 and made several masculine cards for my stash.  I have lots of guy birthdays this week at church. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Another take on the October VLV Sketch

 I needed some cards for friends at church, so I grabbed some paper scraps and used the October Viva La Verve Sketch to create these and several other cards.  I'll share those another day.  I had to get a quick picture of these before I filled them out and took them to church.

For the little boy cards, I actually cut into a full 12x12 piece of paper.  That's what happens when you have the perfect paper to go with a construction stamp set. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Milestone Birthday

I created this card for a young man that turned 18 recently.  The verse was fitting as he is a young man that loves and lives for the Lord.  For my background, I inked the embossing folder before sending it through the Cuddlebug.  I like how it turned out.  The leaves were ones I had cut for some earlier cards, but they added just the right touch for this card.

Monday, October 9, 2017

October Viva La Verve -- Sympathy

A gentleman from our church family went home to be with the Lord.  I didn't have any sympathy cards on hand, so I created these two options using the current VLV sketch and some Verve Scripture stamps. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Another group for the VLV September Sketch

As I work to make cards for our church family, I am trying to make extras to get my stash built up again for those weeks I just don't have extra time to make cards.

Monday, September 18, 2017

September VLV Sketch

 Well, I finally had a chance to use the September sketch from Viva La Verve.  I tried both horizontal and vertical options.  It's definitely a fun sketch to play with and a great way to use up more of the piles of scraps I have accumulated over the years.