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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

October Birthdays

We have more birthdays in October than most any other single month so I've been busy.  I still have a couple to do but I thought I'd share these two.  I did the yellow version first and it just came together so quickly.  They're small, cute but have a bit of sass.  I'll probably think of something to add after I send them off.  Hugs, Kathy

Friday, September 30, 2016

Birthday Balloon Bonanza or Party in an Envelope

Like that alliteration?  I was an English major.  Just a quick post.  I've been making cards but haven't posted because they need to be received first.  This one is for a very special lady who is turning 79 next week.  I was going to go all sophisticated and flowery but then I thought we can't be there to throw her a party so I'll send a party in an envelope.   This is the cascading 3D fold that's so fun and easy to make.  Doodlebug Sweet Shoppe dp,  a Martha Stewart edge punch some gold embossing and a few die cuts.  The gold glitter paper I found at Michaels.  I guess I could call this everything but the kitchen sink.  Anyway, have a terrific weeeeeekend!  Hugs, Kathy  ( P.S.  Click on image for a closer look.)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Kind Words are Sweet Tones

Every month I make cards for some little ladies at church.  This month's theme was using kind words at home, so I cut up some loving little words and stuck them in a vellum Mason jar with a pretty pink gingham topper with a little doodling.  So simple but I had to make lots. 


Saturday, August 27, 2016

It's a Good Day

I love this sweet little fairy from  A Day for Daisies.  I felt like some fussy cutting, so here is my card.  I was going to add some sequins and sparkles but sometimes it's good not to guild the lily....or daisy.  Hope you're having a great weekend!  Hugs, Kathy

Sorry the photo is a bit wanky.  K

Friday, August 26, 2016

Hugs times 8 (or maybe 4)

Trying out a new tentacled Spellbinders In'spire die for a hugs card.  Bit of ink splattering, some seaweed stamping and clear sequins.  I gussied him up with some coarse gold embossing powder.  Can't decide if this octopus is playful or menacingly real looking.  Anyway, Crafty Cardmakers have a challenge where he is a perfect fit.

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 171 By or Under the Sea

Hugs and Happy Friday!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Carby Card

I never posted this silly card (inspired yet again by Pinterest posts) which I gave to the hubs for Father's Day this year.  He doesn't like cheese but I stuck some in there anyway for color.  I dug out my chalks to give the bun and chips a bit of toastiness.  If I had to do it again I would ix-nay the slanted banner sentiment and just stick the thing on straight.  Anyway, easy fun card and it works for the guys in our lives (unless of course they're vegetarians). Heheh.

I've got an inky mess of a project on my worktable at the moment. Hope it turns into something worthwhile! Hugs and happy hump day,

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Happy Tree

This sweet image from A Day for Daisies was my first attempt at actually trying to do a bit of water coloring.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches and embossed in black.  The image is so adorable, my attempts to do it justice are lessened.  I'm practicing and having fun. So there.

I thought I'd enter this in the August DLART challenge just for fun.