Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Paper Pumpkin July 2016

Getting ready to head to my craft room to make these!! Super cute and great way to gift those little "somethings" ;)

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Swirly Scribbles So Versatile

I've seen the stamps that coordinate with this thinlit set and they are sooo cute, but with the need to be frugal at this point in time, I decided on just buying the thinlits.  I will probably change my mind about the stamp set, Swirly Bird, as I see holiday projects that I know will be popping up, but for now I'm satisfied with my decision.

So...the project I came up with was actually inspired by an Independence Day card I saw on Pinterest, and I knew this would be the perfect way to make my gift for a dear friend of mine who has now "fully" retired from his career with the U.S. Army and the school districts for which he served.

This gentleman put in many years in active duty, protecting our right to freedom, and then took on the responsibility of teaching my child, among many, through the JROTC program at our local high school, how to grow while learning about respect, discipline and competing on the Drill Team.  He gave countless hours of service through the school week and then traveled on weekends to competitions throughout the Midwest so that our children could grow and learn something that they would not necessarily have ever been exposed.

I love the swirly scribbles in Real Red.  They make this piece pop, as do the Night of Navy Stars that were punched using the Medium Star Punch in the Annual Catalog.

I embossed the military pieces from one of my retired sets, in black, matted the 2-sided invitation on Night of Navy and added intermittent white card stock stripes lengthwise throughout the piece.

I carried the military theme into the card and chose to just keep it simple with black and white.  The sentiment and soldier are both heat embossed, which gave this card a step up in quality.

Let me know what you think.  I'd love to hear your thoughts:)


Friday, July 1, 2016

Birthdays, Love You Lots, and Dapper Denim

I really do love this set LOTS!!  How cute is that little elephant?!  My youngest daughter just celebrated her 27th birthday, she loves elephants and this blue is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!

Since this was definitely a celebration of life I wanted to bring the party to the card. These silver sequins and trim were just the ticket.  Plus, blinging up the butterflies with the Wink of Stella pen and adding a little "retired" hardware brought the celebration up a few notches;)

I borrowed the birthday sentiment from our Tin of Cards stamp set and added some background attention with Kinda Eclectic.

I know you're visiting this site because you love stamping as much as me, so have fun making your cards and other special projects using these sets, colors and of course, feel free to CASE what you see!  Add your twist and feel free to share with me.  I'd love to see what you come up with!!

Have a great Friday!!