Saturday, April 20, 2013

Summer time fun

This was a card that I sent to my Sister.  I don't know why I picked this stamp set but for some reason it just reminded me of her and I when we were younger.

Although, after she received the card, we both realized that we never remembered her pulling me in a wagon.  Oh well, it was the thought, right??

Now to think of someone else I can send a card like this to!!
Have a Great Day!!!
Char

Friday, April 19, 2013

Spring time RAK

I received this happy card last week and it just makes me think of SPRING...which is exactly what it was supposed to do.

You can't really see it too well, but the black layer is embossed with an embossing folder.




Just love the tree and birds!!!

Have a Great day!!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Anything Goes Swap

 I joined an Anything Goes swap on one of my Yahoo Groups and this is the darling card that I received.

It is just so bright and cheerful that I have it sitting near me when I am on the computer.  I love the crystal flowers and she carried them onto the inside of the card, as well.

Isn't this just GREAT???   Love it!!!

Have a Great day!!!!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pink and blue butterflies

I found this little unmounted stamp, an old TAC stamp, the other day and decided to make a card with it.  I stamped it three times, once with pink ink and twice with blue.

Then layered it onto a piece of  blue cardstock and then layered that onto a piece of pink card stock that had been embossed with the S. U. Cloudy Day embossing folder.

I attached a blue piece of ribbon and added a bow.

I already sent off the card and forgot to write down the colors I used that day.  :-(

I need to be more mindful to do that, at least before putting it in an envelope and sending it on it's way.

Have a great day!!!
Char

Monday, April 8, 2013

Perfect as you are!


Came across this dark brown and gold colored designer paper and decided it was perfect for a stamp set I had recently purchased from S.U.

I used Crumb Cake card stock and Whisper White card stock.

I used the Marvy Giga Scalloped punch and the Mega Marvy Scalloped punch.

Then the Modern label punch and Word Window punches for my verse.

Quick card but thinking I'll try different papers and colors of card stock and create some more easy cards like this.

Have a great day!!!
Char

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Umbrella Card


I made this card for a challenge on a stamping list I am on.  The criteria was something pink, an umbrella, glitter and a border punch of some kind.

This is what I came up with.

I had just recently purchased a stamp set from Amuse from a friend of mine and the name of the stamp set "Day's Like This" and this was one of the images and the verse that went with it.

I used S.U. card stock and glitter paper and ink.  The background paper, I am not sure where it came from.  It might have been some TAC designer paper that I still had left.

You can barely see it but there is also a rhinestone at the top of the umbrella.

Have a great day!!
Char

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Is it spring yet??.

I don't know where the idea for this card came from.  I guess I decided to use my Bird Builder punch from S.U. and some flourish type stamps and this is what transpired.

I love blue and white cards.  Something about them reminds me of Spring.

Spring as of this writing hasn't arrived yet but maybe by the time this posts actually posts....we'll have seen some sign of it.

What about you?  Any sign of Spring yet??

Have a great day!!
Char

Friday, April 5, 2013

Just playing around

I came into my stamp room and just decided to play around with papers and punches and I came up with one design and used it with different papers from the S.U. set Print Poetry!

So, I am sharing those today!






It just amazes me how you can use different colors, ribbons, paper etc. and come up with basically the same card but they look different.














Have a Great day!!!!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Dandelion Card

I recently received a card from a friend of mine who is a demonstrator for Amuse stamps.  Isn't it just too pretty??  I loved the stamp and verse so much, I had to have it!!

Well, when I received it, I didn't have all the necessary components to copy her card so I decided to do something a little different.

Here is what I came up.  Totally different colors and using the Resist Embossing Technique on Whisper White card stock.  I hadn't done any embossing for a long time.  I forgot how much fun it is.

I am going to send her this card back and see what she thinks.  I hope she likes it.
Have a great day!!!
Char

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Happy Birthday!!

Fun and easy Birthday card for just about anyone.

Just emboss some card stock with your favorite embossing folder.  Cut into little strips for the 'candles'.  Then, punch some flames using the Blossom Petals Builder from S. U. and attach them to the top.  Use a fine line sharpie or marker to make the 'wick'.

We used a punch for the bottom of the card and had designer paper on the inside of the card so that it showed through.
Sorry, but didn't get the name of the punch or the inside one, either.

Then, we just attached a ribbon going through the punched out part and around and tied a bow.

You could do them in your favorite colors and even add glitter to the flames to make them seem more real.

Have a great day!!
Char

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Cute Dog

At our monthly class, we made these adorable dogs!!  I had to come home and make a couple more.  They really are fun and quite easy to do.

Again, I didn't have all the punches we used at class, so I improvised but I had the majority of them.

I think you can tell we used the Blossom Petals Builder punch, Ornament punch, modern label punch and word window punch plus some circle punches.

We also used the embossing folder "Stripes Forever".
What a fun card!!!

Have a great day!!
Char

Monday, April 1, 2013

April Fool's Day!!!

One of my favorite days of the year because I used to LOVE to play pranks on people.  It was all in fun, nothing dangerous or scary or humiliating.  But, I have grown up a little so will probably only do it to my family members :-)

Here are just a few pranks if you are up to the challenge:

1.  Block the remote signal with a piece of opaque tape.
2.  Plastic wrap shampoo/salt shaker- Unscrew lids, place a small piece of   plastic wrap over opening, replace lid, and tear off the excess evidence.
3.  Glue a quarter or dollar coin to the floor or the ground in a busy place. Sit nearby and watch as people try to pick it up
4.  Scoop about an inch of deodorant from the top of the victim's stick deodorant. Then take a slice of cream cheese and carefully insert it into the deodorant container, sculpting it so it looks like deodorant. Put the top back on and wait for the fun!
5.  Sneak into the victim's car and adjust everything: radio at full volume, wipers on high, air conditioning on max setting, seats pushed forward and reclined all the way back, etc.

See?, they are completely harmless but you can have fun and no one gets hurt!!

And, for those that aren't up to this kind of nonsense, here is a card we did at stamp class.  Easy peasey and so cute!!

Have a great day even if you aren't a prankster like me :-)

Char