Thursday, April 17, 2014

It's Almost Easter!

Hello, and happy Thursday, crafty friends.  I'm posting today on the 3 Girl JAM blog.
Easter is just around the corner! We're having an Easter egg hunt at the nursing home where I work tomorrow.  A couple of young children are coming in to help with it, and I wanted to make some cute treat boxes for them, filled with some chocolatey goodness, of course!  And ANYTHING is cuter, decorated with 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon! 
This bunny belly box is a file from My Scrap Chick. It's from the "Trio of Bunnies" set. And what bunny doesn't need a little hair bow to really dress it up?  This one has some 3 Girl JAM Ribbon Candy Green ribbon from the Ribbon Candy Bundle.
Need some of this glorious Ribbon Candy Bundle for yourself?  Or some other special Easter treat from 3 Girl JAM? Use coupon code JO10 to get 10% off of your order.  Go ahead! Treat yourself!
We're just over 1/2 way through with our "All Things Spring" challenge on the 3 Girl JAM challenge blog.  Use the linky below, or link up on the challenge blog.  I'd LOVE to see your creations!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Rain Boots... for My Scrap Chick

Hello, crafty friends.  Thanks for stopping by.  I'm posting today for My Scrap Chick. I decided to take a break from Easter projects and make a Spring-themed card.

How's that for cute?  The frog/rainboot/umbrella image comes from the My Scrap Chick set, "Rainy Day Kids".
All the papers from the card are from Close To My Heart.  They retired several years ago, but I've been hoarding that cloud paper.  The sentiment is a stamp by Great Impressions Stamps.  The bling is from my stash.   
I hope you enjoyed today's card.  I had a great time making it!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Cards -- for SVG Attic

Today is my first official post for SVG Attic, and I'm very excited to be on their design team. I discovered their files in January, bought a bunch of them in February, only to discover the owner was closing the store. Lucky for me, and everyone else who loves the files, the store was purchased by Mike & Kenzie Daley, owners of Snapdragon Snippets. And, even luckier for me, they decided to have a design team and offered me a position.  So, HERE I GO!
As you may know, I work as the activity director at the local nursing home.  I try to make as many cards as I can for each holiday and hand them out to the residents there.  I used the SVG Attic Easter Elements kit on all 3 of these cards:

Everything in this Easter Elements kit went together very quickly.  Before I knew it, I had three images cut out and cards assembled.  I stamped some appropriate sentiments, added some ribbon, and they were done and ready for the Easter holiday. 
Check out the wonderful variety of cutting files at SVG Attic!  I can't wait to start my next project!

Monday, April 14, 2014

A really LARGE gift box -- for The Cutting Cafe

Hello, and happy Monday, crafty friends.  It's Holy Week.  A week, for me, as church organist, of many rehearsals and many church services. Plus, we have some special Easter activities planned at the nursing home.  So, it's a busy week coming up.
This week, at The Cutting Cafe, Regina gave us two choices of files to work with.  Our choices were: the configuration box template & cutting file or the large gift box template & cutting file. I chose to work with the large gift box.
 And, it IS large! It uses 2 12x12 pieces of cardstock for the lid, and and another 2 pieces for the box. Designer paper is by My Mind's Eye.
I also used the Cutting Cafe file "Loopy Loop Bow - Flower".  The tag pictured in this close up is part of the Large Box File. The "for you" sentiment was stamped on the tag.

The brad on the Loopy Loop bow is by BoBunny.  The ribbon is from Close To My Heart.  The twine is "naturally white" twine by Timeless Twine.
What's more fun than a homemade gift in a handmade box?  I LOVE this cutting file!
Don't forget to visit The Cutting Cafe blog Thursday to see the rest of the inspiration from this talented design team.  Leave a comment and you could  win a chance for 3 sets of your own from The Cutting Cafe.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Easter Greetings, Sketch #202 for Sunday Sketch & Stamp

It's time for a new sketch at Sunday Sketch and Stamp. With only a week until Easter, I had to go with an Easter-themed card this week.  And, it's a great sketch, so I hope you join in!
Here's my card:

I used stamps from Unity Stamp Company's February 2014 Kit of the Month.  The papers are Webster's Pages, as is the button and twine.  The butterfly is a die from Cheery Lynn.
Check out the blog to see the great sketch, then link up with us.  There's prizes to be won!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
A Gem  of a Challenge -- Spring is in the Air
Get Inky! Challenges -- Spring/Easter
Open-Minded Crafting Fun -- Easter or paster
Pumpkin Spice -- Easter
Alphabet Challenge - 'E' is for Easter

Rain Dance -- a new release for DigiStamps4Joy

It's Sunday, which means New Release Day in the DigiStamps4Joy store. This week's whimsical release was particularly fun for me!

The image of the girl and the umbrella, titled 'Rain Dance' can be found in the DigiStamps4Joy store starting today.  She was sooooo fun to color with my Copic markers.

The sentiment is from Unity Stamp Company. The papers are My Mind's Eye -- 6x6 Fine and Dandy pad.  There's 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon and some Timeless Twine, a Memory Box die and several Spellbinders dies. The card base is Sunflower card stock from Close To My Heart.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
A Gem  of a Challenge -- Spring is in the Air
CMC Copic Challenge -- ATG
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards challenge blog -- Yipes, stripes (piece of paper behind the image is striped)
Get Inky! Challenges -- Spring/Easter

Friday, April 11, 2014

It's Friday! and it's Friends With Flair

Since my father died a month ago today, it seems like I've been needing more than enough sympathy cards.  The one I'm sharing today is for a DT sister on one of the teams I'm on. I realized anew the importance of  sympathy cards and the handmade ones I recently received were, of course, my favorites.  So, I set to work making this one:

I used the Unity Sentiment Kit, "May Hope Sustain You".  I used Marvy Uchida brush art markers on the image to get the different colors.  The sentiment is stamped with Close To My Heart Barn Red Ink. Papers are by My Mind's Eye and so are the Enamel Dots. Both are from the Collectable collection.  The ribbon is some I've had forever  -- maybe Fancy Pants? I used several Spellbinders dies and a CTMH corner rounder on this card, too.
Have a great weekend, everyone! I hope you find some time to get inky!
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Sweet Stamps monthly challenge -- inking stamps with markers
4 Crafty Chicks -- use polka dots
Just Be Creative Crazy -- April Linky Party
D.L. Art -- April linky challenge
Emergency Crafters -- polka dot