Friday, February 14, 2014

You make me smile

Happy Valentine's Day to my favorite Valentine of hubby Frank.  It's our 41st Valentine together........imagine that. Doesn't seem possible.  This is a super simple card as my hubby doesn't like a lot of 'stuff' on his I had to really restrain myself. lol

I recently told you about the Anna Griffin chalkboard stamp set that I ordered from HSN.  I was really happy that they came just in time to make this card.  I think they stamped up very well.  I used the black ink pad that came with the set.  The red ink is a Tsukineko Versa Magic dew drop called "Red Magic".  The background is a Cuttlebug embossing folder called "Chicken Wire".  I thought it added a bit of a manly touch.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Craftitude:  #58 Valentine
Craftyhands Challenge Blog:  Heat or Dry Embossed
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge:  #107 Valentine
Jo's Scrap Shack:  #37 Valentine's Day
Sister Act Card Challenge:  #44 Anything Goes
Stampin with the Dragon:  Love is in the air (& I do love my Valentine)
The Stamping Boutique:  #4 Valentine/Love card
Totally Paper Crafts:  #206 Valentine/Love
2 Sisters Challenge:  #173 Embossing
Creative Card Crew:  #55 KISS (Keep It Simple & Sweet)
Cuttlebug Mania:  A Touch of Red
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog:  #71 Love is all around
Stampotique Designers Challenge:  #134 Perfect Pairs (the pair of red buttons)
Creative Moments:  #36 Anything Goes / Love
Crafty Girls Challenges:  #11 Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey:  Love is in the air
Sassy Studio Designs:  #216 It's Valentine's Day

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day with your special someone today.  Thanks for visiting!
Huggies & Sweet, Sweet Blessings to you  ~♥♥♥~

Friday, February 7, 2014

Chalkboard style card

I can't believe that my baby boy Shawn is 30 years old today.  Wow!  Seems like only yesterday that he was just a cute little toddler.  I don't do too many masculine cards so it can really be a stretch for me but when I found this 'Me & My Big Ideas' chalkboard sticker set at Michael's I knew it would be perfect and I couldn't believe how quickly it came together.  I had to make some adjustments here and there with the red glitter paper and of course add the numbers.  His favorite football team is the San Franscico 49ers so I wanted to use those colors in his card. (We were pulling for them to get to the Super Bowl but they didn't quite make it through the playoffs. ) 

I just love the chalkboard look to the embellishments. It's such a hot trend right now.  I broke down and ordered some Anna Griffin chalkboard stamps from HSN.  I had some Christmas money left over and missed the sale when she was on HSN.  So I've been stalking their site every day until they came back into stock.  I was so excited when they did.  It's such a versatile set with 30 stamps.  Here's a little peek at them.  They even come with the dark green and black ink pads that are reminiscent of the old chalkboards. Can't wait to get them and start stamping.

I used my trusty diecutting machine to cut out the squares & circles.  Where would we be without those amazing machines.  :)

 I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Allsorts challenge blog:  #245 - Colours beginning with 'B' (Black)
Crazy 4 challenges:  #222 (card for loved one with lots of glitter)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog:  #15 Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas:  #80 Make it Sparkle
Jo's Scrap Shack:  #36 Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge:  #43 Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges:  Anything Goes
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes/Add some Sparkle
Cuttlebug Mania:  Touch of Red (used square & circle diecuts)
Papertake Weekly Challenge:  Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart:  #6 Anything Goes/Use Red
Love to Create Challenge Blog:  #101 Birthday

Thanks for visiting with me today.
Huggies & Sweet, Sweet Blessings to you  ~♥♥♥~