Sunday, January 30, 2011

Foxy Friend

I was definitely struggling with this card but I really like how it turned out.  It's very clean and simple!  I love this little fox!  Isn't she just the cutest!

Stamp:  Hero Arts Fox
Paper: PaperTrey Ink
Sentiment: Hero Art ClearDesign Thinking of You Messages

Doggy Thanks

Isn't this little guy just the cutest! I love him!  Everything about him makes me smile so I felt he's perfect to deliver a message of thanks!  

Stamp: Penny Black A Romantic Dog
Dies & Paper: PaperTrey Ink
Buttons: Doodlebug Boutique Buttons & PaperTrey Ink.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Fuzzy Balloon

I decided to use my new PaperTrey Ink dies and make a cut-out in my card and actually put my stamped image on the inside of the card!  I kept it pretty monochromatic, mostly because I am obsessed with pink and I got a new pink Copic marker today.   If anyone has suggestions of the perfect Copic shade, I'll gladly take them.  So far, they have all been very bright...

I just thought this picture was cool!

Seriously, can this cat get any cuter?  I used Glossy Accents on the balloon!
Cat: Penny Black Fuzzy Balloon
Sentiment: Hero Arts ClearDesign: Friends
Paper Trey Ink Dies
Copic Markers, Glossy Accents

Party Animal - Alligator

This polka-dot paper from PTI completely inspired me!  I love the color and I knew exactly the image I wanted to pair with it!
I did some crazy stitching and used a pinked circle to make it a little more WILD too! 

Paper, Buttons, Die, & Sentiment: PaperTrey Ink
Alligator Stamp: Hero Arts Playful Animals

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Happy Elephant!

I'm starting to figure out how what works for me when I'm making cards and I have to admit this was my 2nd attempt at this card!  My first attempt, I tried to stitch clouds... that ended terribly!  Going to have to practice that skill!  Anyways, I sketched out this card while I was in a SUPER boring meeting at work!   FYI- apparently super boring meetings at work are good for something!


Elephant: Hero Arts Playful Animals
Sentiment: Hero Arts Happy Day Animals

A Great Day

I've decided I love this sentiment from the Hero Arts Friends stamp set because it's so versatile!  It can be used for a birthday but also still works for any other special occasion!  

Hero Arts: Hello Flags, Three Girls, Clear Design: Friends
Copic Markers

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lucy's Sketch Challenge

Feeling very inspired by Lucy's challenge and my paper delivery today, I knew I really wanted to participate in my 1st challenge!  I used Sketch #4.  Hurray!  I feel like a major milestone has been achieved!  
Here's what I came up with!
Somehow, my image and sentiment moved up a bit, but I think (or hope) it still works! 



Saturday, January 22, 2011

A few more...

ok, enough pink... i gotta branch out.  but it's hard, i LOVE pink. TFL!

Birthday Candles

I needed a card for my Father-In-Law's birthday early next month.  I know cards can be tough to get manly enough but I used inspiration from this week's Friday Inspiration on the Hero Arts Blog, click here.
Hero Arts Hip Hip Hurray!
Doodlebug Boutique Buttons Limeade & Swimming Pool

Friday, January 21, 2011

1st card COMPLETE! Hurray!

I love owls.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE owls!  In fact, my daughter's 1st birthday party is OWL themed.  So, I had to buy this stamp for her upcoming invitations...

Actually, that's what got me going on this whole card thing.  In the past, I've always been a big paper crafter, huge scrapbooker in college.  I remember lots and lots of nights sitting on the floor of my sorority house bedroom scrapping away.  Fast forward almost 10 years (yikes!) and here I am, crafting at my kitchen table while my 2 little ones sleep!  I don't have much time and I always get interrupted so it took me a few days to get this one together!

Now that it's all put together, I'm actually pretty happy with how this turned out.  I wanted this card to be multi-purpose as I am planning to donate some cards for son's school auction.

Hero Arts, Sweet Owls & Happy Day Animals, Doodlebug Buttons, Copic Markers

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Here I go...

Ok, here I go!  I've decided to start upon a journey of paper crafting.  It should be an interesting ride and I look forward to sharing it with everyone!