All posts tagged: card

Teacher Thank You

My son gave this card to his Grade 6 teacher.  I hope she liked it! I used my My Memories Software program  to create the note and sentiment and added in my VINTAGE SCHOOL BOOKS image, coloring in only the apple. I printed this top layer, punched two holes in it an inch apart and tied the black ribbon in a bow, then mounted it to a black base card.  I used a piece of white  4″ x 5.25″ cardstock for the inside. Thanks for stopping by!   Have a creative day!! Deena

A New Image, BUY ONE Get TWO!

Did you know that  October is BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH?  I wanted to do my *small* part in showing my support and helping spread the word.  Research is so important, and we  can  be a part of the movement to end all cancers.  Just by sending  our cards to those fighting cancer can do so much to help!  As you know there are many card drives going on in our crafting community and they need all of our support.  Will you join in? SCS is having their 2nd annual Hope You Can Cling To Card Drive and I made this card to show my support.  The image I’ve used is a new one I drew after a little birdie whispered in my ear that it would be a good idea to draw something for cancer awareness.  She is absolutely right!  I hope that the sale of this image will benefit ALL OF US!   HOW WILL IT BENEFIT CANCER RESEARCH?  $1.00 from every sale of this “Hope Branch” image  from my ETSY shop, will be …

Back To School ~ A New Image

I drew this image yesterday, as back to school is heavy on my mind! My son asked me if it was him?  ” Because I have a backpack just like that!”  🙂 I made this card inspired by a few different challenges tonight; I’ll list those below.   I can’t wait to hear what you think of  my new drawing! I colored him with copics and did my best to do some proper shading since he is a pencil drawing and there’s plenty of indication as to where to shade when coloring.  When I clean up the image digitally, I  try not to take away most of the original sketch lines/shading.  I love the look.  If you have ever colored any Flourishes images you’ll know what I’m talking about, since their images have those extra areas of dark lines that naturally show where the shading belongs. I made this card with my older son in mind, and since he’s 10, I didn’t want it looking to0 ‘kiddy’.  No primary colors, no cute school icons etc.  I …

Cotton Candy

Hello everyone!!  I’m trying to entice you with cotton candy today!  Mmmm, pink and sugary sweet! The Crafty Creations Challenge Team would like to recruit a few new members for the design team – Would you like to join us…? Here’s what you need to do: (1) Enter the next 2 challenges (2) Add DT after your name when you link up the challenge If anyone has any queries please feel free to email us and we will answer as best we can!  Good luck everyone – we look forward to seeing your entries! Now on to the CHALLENGE!   I am a day late with my DT entry this week, sorry!! The challenge is “It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3”  which is 1 technique (stamping, distressing, etc.), 2 embellishments, 3 pattern papers.  For my technique, I paper pieced her dress, using Jillibean Soup Blossom Soup dp. I also punched the flower in Basic Grey  Bittersweet dp, and October Afternoon Ducks in a Row dp for the hearts.  My two embellishments are the paper cord …

CAS birthday in Orange

Today’s CAS (clean and simple) challenge was to make an orange birthday card.  You can find the challenge gallery on SCS. Paper: Bo Bunny Gypsy, white cs, kraft cs Stamps: Live like you mean it SU!, Stampendous tile set Ink: Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango (SU! ) Accessories: orange button, twine, scallop punch Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!!  I always appreciate your comments and I’m happy to answer any questions! Deena

A Cricut Easter Project and a Card

Hi again!  I’m so excited!! I have two new projects up on Custom Crops I want to tell you about.  The first is a Mini Bunny Basket and the second a Spring/Easter card. Both are made using the Cricut and the mini basket only uses one cartridge (Easter 2010).  If you would like all the details and the simple tutorials for either one just click on their links.  I hope you like them!  I’d so appreciate your comments on Custom Crops if you have a moment to log in!   Check out the other wonderful new tutorials/projects while you’re there by Susan and Megan from Above Rubies Studios!  Yes, I’m in great company over there!!

Impressions of Christmas Past

Here’s my latest project for Custom Crops…a vintage inspired Christmas card.  You can see all the details for this card and many other new Christmas cards, FREE templates, cut files and project tutorials at Custom Crops. Pssst…hey you guys … I might get into a lot of trouble for this… Kelly over at Custom Crops asked us to keep this top secret but I just couldn’t  do that to you… I guess it’s too late for them to keep it hush hush because you can see the info has already been leaked and the Internal CONFIDENTIAL Employee Video has been posted to YOUTUBE!!  There is definitely going to be a Custom Crops employee (NATALIE) being tacky taped and glittered after this is all over!!  (OUCH) Anyhoo, as long as it’s not me….here it is… There  is a huge PINK TUESDAY SALE at Custom Crops starting a 12:01 CT November 24th!!  It lasts only one day so don’t miss out! Oh, I really hope Kelly doesn’t find out about this…Shhhhhh!!! I’m hiding my tacky tape and …

A Birthday Cupcake

Hi everyone!  Hope you all had a great weekend! It’s tuesday already and my youngest son  is finished school and the other only has this week and two days left!  I am as happy as he is to find there is no homework this last week!  Time to kick back and relax a bit!   It is really starting to warm up too and I am loving it!!   Life is good. O.k onto my card for today!   You will be seeing a lot of birthday cards from me this next week!  I have an order of 15 to make.   I am really happy about it, because all the money is going to The Weekend To End Breast Cancer!!  My friend walks the 60 k walk to raise money for cancer research and this is her third year!!  She needs to raise a minimum of $2000. ,  so I have been helping out each year by selling  some cards for the cause. Here is the first of the 15 birthday cards… I used Pretty in Pink cs …

Making Time For Family

Goodmoring! I am flying out the door this morning for doctor AND dentist appointments! Aargh! So I will post the deets on this new card later this afternoon! Have a better morning! 🙂 Deena I’m back! After needles and drilling and a crown…what fun! My 6 yr old also had dental work done today. He was an angel about it too!! He had his two front teeth pulled to let his adult teeth grow in behind them! He also needed a small cavity filled  😦  unfortunately he has soft teeth like me. He brushes diligently! He was sooo good about going to the dentist, no fuss, no tears, sat still in the chair and thanked the dentist when it was done! He was all excited afterwards, because he got two rows of stickers which he immediately gave half of to his little brother. These are the moments that make a mommy proud! Awww. Well, now, on to more interesting stuff for you! The deets on this card! I used Beate’s sketch challenge from last weekend …