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.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Last round of August VLV cards...

I have used the August VivaLaVerve sketch for so many cards this month, but I think this will be the last of them.  I am hoping to get some scrapbook pages done, so that won't leave any time for cards. 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

VLV Thank You Cards

The sketch that just keeps on giving... 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Anniversary cards using VLV August sketch

My parents are celebrating 48 years of marriage this month.  I used the current VLV sketch to make a card to send them.  Since I had everything out, I made a second card to add to my stash. 

 Here is a blank masculine card I am adding to my stash.  I used my new tiny attacher on this one. 
Just another card for my stash using the August VLV sketch.  I like the layered flowers here. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

More VLV Cards

I decided I would stick with using the August VLV sketch for most of the cards I am making this month.  However, my husband did ask me to make a masculine card for a friend and I made a couple of options for him that didn't involve the sketch. 

 This is the card my husband chose to use this time.  I am putting the other card in my stash and will add a sentiment when I need it. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

More VLV August Sketch Cards

I made a few more quick cards using the August VLV sketch and some scraps of paper.  These were for some church family members. 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Viva La Verve August Sketch

I've missed the Mojo Monday sketches, so it was so much fun to see a return of the Viva La Verve Sketches for August.  I had lots of cards to make for church family and several thank you cards to make last week, so I used this sketch for several of them.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Fun Scraps

I had some scraps of paper lying on my desk, so when I sat down to make cards for the week I reached for those.  I also pulled out some dies I purchased this summer at our local scrapbook store.  I find that when I am making cards, especially, I don't want to take time to cut anything with the cricut. 

The coffee cup birthday card ended up going to the mom of one of the graduates I made a card for this year.  Funny enough I used the same papers for both cards...

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Busy couple of weeks.

July is a popular month for birthdays and anniversaries.  I've been enjoying the chance to create some new cards, but I am looking forward to scrapbooking some pages for my youngest daughter one of these days.

 It was fun to pull the teddy bear stamped image I've had for ages and make it into a card for a sweet little girl that turns 2.

I made this card for a gentleman in our church that has his own carpentry business.  It put some stamps to good use. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Lots of Birthdays...

 Every once in awhile there seems to be an abundance of birthday cards that need to be made for church family members.  This happened to be one of those weeks. 

I especially enjoyed making the guitar card for our song worship leader.