I'm a little behind in my card making due to my shoulder Surgery but I'm forcing myself to get caught up. Here is a card I made for my Grandson who just turned 16. I guess now he's more interested in driving then his skateboard!!! Kids grow up too fast!!! I used the CTMH Later Sk8r Workshop on the Go for the card. The Happy Birthday is also CTMH and called Joyful Birthday.
I hope all you mothers out there had a fabulous Mother's Day. Mine was wonderful. Nice quiet day. Scott and Tracy brought me some flowers for my garden, daughter Andrea had us down for dinner and hubby bought me a VitaMix blender since my NutriBullet bit the dust. Even got a call from #2 son! Life is good!!! Here is one of the three cards that my May hostess club is making. The prep of these cards was a little tricky since I'm only into the second week of my shoulder surgery and still don't have the use of my left arm. But, I'm right handed so all is well!!! I used the May Stamp of the Month, Pinwheel, for this card. The sail of the boat is actually one of the pinwheels cut apart. The paper pack is called Surf's Up. The boat itself is a 1 1/4" circle punch cut in half from the CTMH's National Scrapbook Month, Dream Pop paper pack that is on special this month only. The paper I used is actually honey colored with a wood grain resist design on it. I sponged over the half circle with Honey Ink to give it a dimensional look. The Hemp Bakers Twine is from the Mini-Medley Wooden Accents collection.
I'm finally trying to get caught up with my blog posts. I had surgery on my shoulder a few days ago and haven't been able to do much. Great Pain Meds!!! The stamp set used is Country Born. The paper pack is Buzz and Bumble Here is a card I made and taught for the Spring Fling that my friend Joyce had last Saturday. It is called the Diamond Fold Card. It's quite simple to make. Unfortunately, I only have one arm and can"t make a photo tutorial for you right now. You start with a 4" x 12" piece of CS. Score at 2" and 10". Mark the center at 6" top and bottom, on the back side, with a tint pencil mark. The rest is just an Origami fold. Fold the right side down at the pencil mark. The edge should also line up with the bottom pencil mark. Fold the left side at this same pencil mark. Open fold and turn paper 180 °. Then fold the same way at that pencil mark. Make sure folds are crisp. Open up all folds and using your thumbs and forefingers, press in around the diamond shape on one side and press the point. Then do the other side. Use my photo as a guide. The belly band was just something extra I added to this card. It's not needed but I liked the finished project.
I wasn't able to play along with the Stamp of the month blog hop this month. This is the first chance I got to even play with this set. This is just one of the three cards my clubs will be making this month.
I had some of these Beautiful Fred She Said pre-colored Happy Flowers all printed and cut out. So, when I decided to use the Be Still stamp from Close to my Heart, I decided to use the flowers I already has ready instead of stamping them. My club however, will have to stamp their own flowers. Maybe the Cricut will cut them out for them. *Ü* I used the retired Dotty for You papers layered on Sunkiss cardstock. I stamped the sentiment with Lagoon ink and clear embossed it. The sparkles are from the Blue Green Assortment .I used the lightest green It was all tied up with Sinkiss Organza ribbon. I did the hand stitching with yellow matching Embroidery Floss.
I hope you all had a great Palm Sunday. It seems really strange to have Easter only a week away and still being so cold outside. The weather man is predicting 3 to 6 inches of snow again tonight into tomorrow.
I added the corners and the strips of paper with stitches instead of paper. I used lots of different Hand Stitched designs on this card. I just realized that I missed a stitch. I'll have to fix that tomorrow.
The stamp set I used is a Close to my Heart set called Fabulous You. Friends forever is part of this stamp set also. The paper pack is Clementine which is available until the end if July. I just love these colors of Sorbet and Twilight together.
I stamped the focal image twice. On the second one, I colored the bird and the flowers with the Close to my Heart Alcohol markers, cut them out and layered with foam tape. I used brown pearls from the Moca collection for the center of the flowers.
We're having a very rainy and dreary day today so I thought I'd share a cheery card that my card club will be making this month. Bees and roses makes me think of Spring and I can't wait for it to get here. The design inspiration started with a sketch challenge from Repeat Impressions. The focal images is a new stamp from Close to my Heart called Bumble Bee. The rose is the smallest rose from the March Stamp of the Month, Floral Happiness. The papers are from the Buzz & Bumble paper pack and the glitter paper is from the brown & tan collection.
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The design of my card today started with a sketch challenge from Stamp with Fun. I used a New paper pack called Chantilly. This paper pack also has matching fabric, which I used to make a ruffle around the rose image. I cut a butterfly from the Close to my Heart exclusive cricut cartridge "Art Philosophy". I stamped on the butterfly the Love Doily image in Twilight ink. I need a birthday card so I chose to use the Birthday greetings from theJust a Number stamp set. The body of the butterfly and the lower corners are adorned with Pink Glitter Gems. I also added a few dots of Pink Glitz Glitter Gel to the center of the rose. I did a bit of hand stitching with matching buttercup embroidery floss. If you'd like to pick up any of the products I used or the Stamp of the month, Please visit my website and check out everything that is in our NEW catalog. Now Hop on over to Annette's Blog and see her gorgeous Eye Candy
I just need to make mention, that all content is by me, Nancy Brown, and I ask that you do not copy or re-create any of the artwork posted on here to sell, or for submissions to contests or publication. But feel free to "case" for your own personal use! Thanks.
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