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Saturday, March 16, 2013

One More Thank You

Happy weekend!!
For my last thank you card I used this wonderful sketch from The Deconstructed Sketches. Go here
to the Deconstructed Sketch blog to see cards from the DT for more inspiration using this sketch. You might even want to play along.
Here is my card using The deconstructed sketch #93
 The paper is from DCWV and I think I was able to use just scraps to make this card which is always a plus in my book anyway :)
The striped banner was a leftover piece from another project so I decided it would work for this card and I added the red scalloped border because the card just looked too plain.
Now I just need to get my thank you cards ready to mail.

Enjoy your weekend.

Teresa



Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A Cheery Thanks So Much


Hello! I have a very bright and cheery card to share with you today.
In my last post I mentioned that I had another card I had wanted to make but had run out of time. Well today I got around to using this Mojo Monday Sketch #284

And here is the card I came up with:
 I changed it up a bit from the sketch but it still is very similar.
I used a stamped tag for the focal image instead of a circle. I did some white pen stitching along some of the edges and stamped the sentiment in black ink. I couldn't find a stamp to go inside the tag so I just picked an over sized flower and cut off the excess on the top and sides. I used Watermark ink and white embossing powder on the flower to match the graphic red and white raised pattern paper. I adhered the ribbon bow to the tag instead of at the top on the strip of ribbon and I used pop up dots to adhere the tag slightly askew.

Thank to all of those who have left such kind comments on my last post. They warm my heart.
Have a wonderful day!

Teresa


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

Happy Tuesday everyone!

I am so excited to have something creative to share with you all once again. It has been forever since I have made a card. Although I have been crocheting a bit the last two or so days.
Any way yesterday I finally felt a creative spark and cranked out three cards. I made them all thank you cards as that is what I needed. I have found it very difficult to make any cards since I have a very tiny space to work in and a very limited amount of supplies. I will have to take a picture of my temporary space. I can't wait to get back to my craft room!!
It was kind of hard finding my creative groove again so I am not exactly happy with the out come of the cards. I guess it will take a bit of time to get my mojo going again.
For my first card I used the March sketch from A Blog Named Hero (http://ablognamedhero.blogspot.com/2013/03/march-sketch.html)
And here is my creation:
 For all three cards I used my new DCWV Cafe Mediterranean matstack.
I love the hummingbird and floral print. I used Walnut Stain distress ink on all the edges and used the Fiskar Treading Water border punch.
The heart is from an Autumn Leaves Heart and Star stamp set. I stamped the heart on pattern paper with Versa Mark Watermark ink and used clear embossing powder. I then cut it out and inked the edges before adhering it with pop up dots to the card. I forgot to add the twine so I just added a strip of pattern paper. Actually come to think of it I don't have any twine with me so I would have had to use paper anyway.

For my second card I used  sketch #201 ...

It's a pretty simple card, actually all three are pretty simple cards.
I just used a Spellbinders die and white cardstock to stamp the sentiment on and inked the edges with Firebrick Red distress ink and used popup dots to adhere it to the card.

And for my last card I used this sketch...
...from Freshly Made Sketches .

And here is my last card:
 Again another quick and simple card. By the time I finished this card I had ran out of sun and had to take these last two photos outside.
I used Spellbinder dies where I stamped two flowers (Inkadinkado- Doodle Flowers) and the the "thanks so much" sentiment (Papertrey Ink) in black ink. I popped up the sentiment in the middle of the flowers.and three layers of pattern paper.

I wanted to make a fourth card but ran out of time. Maybe I will get to it today but right now I need to get back to some house work. You know mundane things like the morning dishes, laundry and groceries.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting. Hope to hear from you again soon!

Teresa