Sunday, June 23, 2013

Lavender memories

This is a card I made for my daughter's best friend who recently lost her mother.  She is like a daughter to me (she calls me "Mama Sharron") and loves purples & pinks so I thought this was a fitting card to show her how much I care.  It's always so hard to lose a loved one but we know that she is in a much better place & she's comforted by her memories of her mom. 

For my card I used simple lavender & purple cardstock & ran the lavender cs through my Vagabond machine.  This was my first time using a new Cuttlebug embossing folder by Anna Griffin called "Poppy".  It also came with an embossing border that I used for the side panel.  The flower is a Recollections floral embellishment from Michael's.  I distressed the embossing & edges with DI 'frayed burlap' and finished it off with satin ribbon & a little bling.  I think it gives it a more vintage feel.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody:  #23 Anything Goes
Pile it on:  #25 Vintage
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT challenge:  Flowers & Ribbon
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog:  #58 Add some texture (embossing)
Divas by Design:  Distressing
Pollycraft Challenge:  #1 Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delights Challenge Blog:  'S' is for Sympathy card
Crafty Catz:  Pick and Mix (Anything Goes and Embossing)
Sister Act Card Challenge:  #12 Card ~ Anything Goes
Totally Paper Crafts:  #172 Flowers and Bows
Craft Lovin Challenge Blog:  #2 Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge:  #231 For a Friend
The Hobby House Challenge Blog:  #1 Anything Goes

As always.........thank you for taking the time to comment & leave some love.

Huggies & Sweet, Sweet Blessings to you  ~♥♥♥~

Sunday, June 16, 2013

A Timeless Father's Day card

Happy Father's Day to all the Daddy's who deserve special treatment today...........especially my hubby Frank who is the best Daddy in all the world to our three children as well as to our grand kids.

This card was made using a Tim Holtz Timepiece Clock as the focal image.  I love how jute just seems to go perfectly with the Kraft paper.  The clock represented my Timeless love for my hubby.  We've been married almost 40 years (next month) & I'm so very blessed that he is my best friend.

I used some Recollections brads that resemble screws & the paper was from two 6x6 paper pads by My Mind's Eye called "The Sweetest Thing" and "Follow Your Heart - Be Amazing".  My hubby likes the more simple style so I tried not to add too much to it.  He loved it.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create:  #24 Anything Goes or for a Male
Challenges 4 Everybody:  #22 Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges:  #59 Father's Day / Male Theme
Hobby Cutz Challenges:  #8  Masculine and/or Father's Day
Joanna Sheen Challenge:  Father's Day
Pan Pastel UK Challenge Blog:  #24 Male Theme
The Squirrel and The Fox:  #46 Use Something Metal
Craft your Passion challenges:  #166 Father's Day / Masculine
The Pink Elephant:  #203 Father's Day
Anything Goes Challenge Blog:  #94 Father's Day
Mema's Crafts:  June ~ Anything Goes / Father's Day
Get Inky! Challenge:  #6 For Boys and/or Men
Lexi's Creations:  #92 Father's Day
Clear It Out Challenge:  Male card / Stash item:  Metal (brads, clock, spinner)
Creative Card Crew:  #38 Metal (brads, clock, spinner)
Creative Craft Challenges2:  #12 We love you, Dad (Father's Day)
Cuttin and Stampin Challenges:  #23 Father's Day
Scrap-Creations:  Father's Day
Papertake Weekly Challenge:  Hello Boys (Male cards)
Top Tip Tuesday:  #103 Masculine
Tuesday Throwdown:  #151 For a guy
Ladybug Crafts:  June - For the men in my life

Thanks for joining me & I hope your honey is having (or did have) a FABulous Father's Day! 

Huggies & Sweet, Sweet Blessings to you  ~♥♥♥~

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Birthday card Tim Holtz style

My oldest son's birthday is this coming Sunday and I just couldn't wait to make him a card using this Picture Wheel Sizzix Alterations Tim Holtz die that I just got from JoAnn's.  I spent a whole day just looking through pictures to find some that represented his 38 years of life.......from birth to becoming a doctor.    I think he'll get a big kick out of it.

I used a lot of Tim Holtz products on this one.........the embossing folder, film strip, spinner, gears and of course the die cut.  All distressed with black soot Distress Ink.  The small checkered cardstock came from a pad of paper from Graphic45 (calendar).  I had just a wee bit to play with but I liked how it tied everything together.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Clear It Out Challenge:  Theme: Male cards / Stash item: Metal (grommets & spinner & staple)
Creative Card Crew:  #37 Punches/Dies (Picture Wheel diecut)
Creative Craft Challenges 2:  #11 For the Fellas
Papertake Weekly Challenge:  Anything Goes with the Option:  Non Square card
Love to Create Challenge Blog:  #68 Special Guy in my life (my son)
Melonheadz Friends:  Male inspired creations challenge
Mema's Crafts:  June's Challenge "Anything Goes"
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges:  #11:  Use Foam Tape (behind Picture Wheel & under corners)
Country View Crafts challenge site:  #4 June ~ Die cuts
Ladybug Crafts:  June ~ For the Men in your life (my son)
Sandy's Crafty Creations:  June ~ Anything Goes with the twist of Embossed Background
Scrap It Girl:  June ~ Use your Dies
The Crafting Cafe:  June ~ One for the Boys
The Cupboard Trilogy:  #12 Birthday (my son)
Crafty Creations Challenges:  #225 One for the Boys
Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Masculine

Huggies & Sweet, Sweet Blessings to you  ~♥♥♥~