Monday, August 19, 2013

Birthday Balloons

I realize I forgot to post the second birthday card I made on this post.  It used the same papers and supplies but a slightly different layout.  I used the Vertical Greetings die-namic but shortened it for the sentiment - love when you can do that with a die!  The middle balloon has a coating of Glitter Glaze Sheer Sparkle on it.  When it dried it had curled the edges a bit which made the balloon pop a wee bit more.

I am loving this set for fast birthday cards!


Stamps:  LJD Birthday Greetings, DC Party Balloon
Ink:  SU Marina Mist & Certainly Celery, MFT Wild Cherry
Paper:  SU Peach Parfait, Simple Stories "Happy Day"
Other:  Party Balloons die-namic, Vertical Greetings die-namic, Bakers twine, Glitter Glaze Sheer Sparkle

Friday, August 16, 2013

Bellariffic Friday - Polka Dots

It's Bellariffic Friday and I wasn't able to play along last Friday but I had a really good excuse....I was visiting DanaBella!!  I made this card for her to thank her for her wonderful hospitality and even though this Uptown Girl is called "Opal" I will forever know her as "Dana"...cause it reminds me of Dana :)

This week's theme is Polka Dots and I went full out - with the paper and the ribbon and the trio of bella dots.  I added some tiny specks of glitter to the flowers on her dress and of course her wine glass - a merlot, I think - has several coats of clear glaze pen.  I love the sentiment (which comes with it!).

I used a ton of copics on this and had a lot of fun personalizing it for DanaBella!

Have a great weekend.


Stamps:  Opal the Optimist
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black ink, copics
Paper:  Retired TE KI kit (love these!)
Other:  MFT Fishtail Flags STAX die-namic, ribbon, Bella dots, clear glaze pen, glitter

Thursday, August 15, 2013

It's the Busiest Birthday Month - MFTWSC137

August is the busiest month for birthday cards for me and I used this week's MFTWSC137 for two of them!

This came together super fast and I used some of my new MFT stamps and die-namics.  I love the balloon one with the matching die!  I added some glimmer with my GellyRoll Stardust clear pen to the stars on the sentiment.  These cards are perfect for the "masculine" cards I need this month - I do struggle with birthday cards for men/boys and the bonus is they are perfect for mailing - no bulky buttons or bows :)


Stamps:  LJD Birthday Greetings, DC Party Balloon
Ink:  SU Marina Mist, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  SU Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzaz, Simple Stories "Happy Day"
Other:  Party Balloons die-namic, Polka Dots embossing folder, GellyRoll Stardust clear pen, Bakers twine

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Heart Strings - MFTWSC136

I love making cards but I LOVE making special order cards!  This was for a young lady to give her boyfriend who was going to be away for a while.  I used today's MFTWSC136 sketch which was super fast to make!

The sweet PI was the perfect image as her boyfriend plays the violin and how cute is that sentiment?! 

For the flower I used MFT felt which really is the BEST and cuts so crisp and clean and, of course, some clear glaze pen on her shoes with a tiny rhinestone.

Here are the copics I used.


Stamps:  PI Violin Girl
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black ink, copics
Paper:  SU Baja Breeze, Real Red, MME Miss Caroline Dilly Dally
Other:  Fishtail Flags Layers die-namic, Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose die-namic, MFT felt,Tiny Twinkles, SU Perfect Polka dots embossing folder, clear glaze pen, Xmas Red stickles

Friday, August 2, 2013

Bellariffic Friday - Inspiration 4

I will admit that "inspiration" photos freak me out a bit...but then I remembered that sketches used to freak me out and now I LOVE them, so perhaps I'll learn to love inspirations too :)

For this week's Bellariffic Friday "Inspiration 4", I took the colours, the oval shape and the M for "Mom" from the Inspiration picture and made this card for my BFF.  She's "Super Mom" to her boys!  Not only is she a soccer Mom, but she's a hockey Mom, a track and field Mom, a swim Mom....the list goes on.  I don't know how she does all that she does - but she does!  Her sunglasses are super shiny with some Crystal Effects.  Here are the copics I used.

Here's the Inspiration photo.
I guess it's fitting that I'm using an Inspiration photo for someone who inspires BFF!


Stamps:  Soccer Mom
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black ink, copics
Paper:  SU Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze
Other:  MFT Oval STAX 1 die-namics, MFT Oval STAX 2 die-namics, MFT First Place Award Ribbon die-namic, Seeing Spots embossing folder, SU Crystal Effects, bonbons