Saturday, March 30, 2013

Special Card for Jordan

My 23 year old grandson Jordan is going through some rough times right now with Chemo to fight his cancer. This is a special card I made for him.

The design inspiration for this came from this weeks Verve Sketch Challenge.

I have a very hard time making masculine cards. But this one seemed to turn out pretty well.


All products are from Close to my Heart.Card Chatter_Sympathy
Surf's Up Paper Pack
Hemp bakers twine - Mini Medley Accents Collection
Frame Flair
Square Studs
CTMH Exclusive Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Be Still and Happy Flowers

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.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Friends Forever

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.

My card today was inspired by the Mojo Monday Sketch challenge.
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.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Buzzing with good wishes

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.