Sunday, January 26, 2014

A Valentine Post

I finished the Valentine's Day cards for work ~ Yippee! These are
 the cards the babies will be giving their parents at the NICU I work
 at.  I also made little candy tents to hold Hershey hugs and kisses ~ 
super simple.  I am trying to use up some of my stash of
non-PTI and non-SU papers this year.  The red paper for the 
tents is from this stash of paper.   The die I used for the cards
is "new," so I am entering these at Addicted to CAS.  I did make 
one more card using the same layout and die, but with a
minimum of patterned paper.  I am entering this one at CASology 
 for their cue word of "contrast."  One more "to do" crossed
off my list, now I can start the St. Patrick's Day cards for work ;).

This weekend my son's wrestling team had their home tournament,
so yesterday was a long day.  I volunteered before and after the times 
he wrestled. I am happy to say that he took second.  This is the 
best he has done this year.  They usually wrestle in 5 man brackets,
so fifth place is last.  He has had 2 fifths and one fourth place so 
far this year.


Card Supplies ~
Paper:  PTI White, Pure Poppy & Pure Poppy Pattern Pack
Dies:  Die-Versions "Love You" Sweet Spots & Spellbinders Circles

Candy Tent Supplies ~
Stamp: PTI 2010 Love Tags
Paper: PTI White & Red from my stash
Ink:  SU Cherry Cobbler
Punches:  Corner Rounder & Recollections Heart

We're heading into another severe bout of sub zero temperatures in Wisconsin.
Hope you are staying warm wherever you are and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

A Christmas Thank You

A Christmas thank you card that just happens to 
work for the CASology "Dot" challenge this week.
(I honestly did not make it for any challenge!)
There are a few dots on one of the ornaments.
I am also entering this at Simon Says Stamp!
Monday Challenge where anything goes.
I know I have been MIA lately in blogland.
Work is really busy and my son is in the middle of 
wrestling season, so not much free time for 
card making or blogging.  I am also trying to 
re-organize my stamping supplies.  I finally found
a system that I am happy with for my dies and clear 
stamps. I will post that after I am done.  I have taken
parts of systems that I have seen posted on other blog
and Pinterest.  I am hoping to get in one more post
 today with the Valentines that I am making for work. 


Supplies ~ 
Stamp:  Printworks Watercolor Ornaments (an older one made in 2000)
Paper:  PTI Rustic White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, various Copics, at you Spica gold pen

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Love You

Oh, it seems like forever since I have made a card.  This
one was quite easy, and I made it for three challenges.
At Addicted to CAS the cue word is "die cuts,"  which
is just perfect for me, as I often make cards with no 
stamping and only die cuts.  At CASology the cue word
is "bubbly," and I chose an embossing folder with tiny bubbles.
The sketch at Freshly Made Sketches is another classic,
that I definitely will use again.  We have finally moved out
of the deep freeze that affected the midwest ~ actually most
of the country ~ yippee.  We're having a heat wave today ~
in the 30's!  I think the low in our area of Wisconsin
was about 47 below with the wind chill.

Supplies ~
Paper:  PTI White & Pure Poppy
Dies:  Die-Versions "Love You" Sweet Spots
Additional Supplies:  Cuttlebug Tiny bubbles embossing folder

Thanks so much for stopping by!