Friday, August 31, 2012

We Made It Through Isaac!

Here is my Craft room- safely boarded up for Isaac. We evacuated to Montgomery, AL and had three fun days with the cousins. I came home to find all well on the home front. All my craft supplies weathered the storm and I was able to jump back into card making once the yard was picked up! Here's what I've been working on...

Sketch #133

Sketch #134

Sketch #135 +ghosting+ Mid-Week Masculine

Mid Week Challenge: Patterned Paper & Dies

 Thanks for stopping by! Please join us this weekend for our Labor Day Virtual Card Making Party! I will be here with a fun challenge and my first Give-Away! See you Soon!

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Welcome to our Pizzazz
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I am so excited you stopped by! 

Before I get to my Pizzazz card I wanted to share a quick story with you all. Hopefully it will provide an added measure of inspiration. 
I have been making cards for OWH since January of this year. I love it! My own sweetheart recently deployed again and the first piece of mail I received from him was this card from OWH! WooHoo!

These were not available during his previous deployments and he was so excited to find the box of cards especially since he knows I help make them! Only, do you notice something a little funny about this card I received just this past week? 
It's very pretty and it's a Mother's Day card!
I jokingly asked him about that and he replied, 
"It could of been a Father's Day card. My choices were limited!"
Let's make sure our heroes have lots to choose from! 

Now for some pizzazz. I thought this was going to be an easy task, but I was mistaken. I made my card and I liked it, only I kept worrying if my card had enough pizzazz or if it would pale in comparison to the other cards on the skip. I kept asking myself, "Is it fancy enough?" 

I decided for me it's not so much the "flash" but the care and effort put into the card!

I hope you like it!

This card has a lot of fun things going on. There are 6 different papers (I love to layer and mix patterned paper), inked edges, dimensional butterflies (there are 2 punches per butterfly: one lies flat and the other is bent), and a little bit of bling. 

Paper: All six pages come from Die Cuts with a View, Fun in the Sun Glitter Pack
Paper punch: Martha Stewart
Stamp: Stampin' Up
Ink: VeraMagic, Mango Magic

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Please head over to Lee Mae's blog for more Pizzaz skip fun! 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Mid Week Challenge: Kraft + Color

I am really happy with these little fall cards. I think they are super sweet. 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Matthew's Selflessness Project

The inside reads: His tricera-bottom!

I made 2 cards for Matthew's Selflessness Project! I was so happy to help. Sandy let us know about this project on facebook. I took her advice and added a joke. I sure had fun searching "kids jokes" on google! When I came across a dino joke I knew it was the one I wanted to use. Then I searched for free dino digital stamps and found this one with the paper to match! Last time I checked Matthew had received over 200 cards even one from Great Britain! I am so glad to be part of teaching a child that there it truly good in the world! Click on the link if you'd like to help. He needs the cards by September 30, 2012. 

A Little Bit of Everything...

Sketch #131

Mid Week Challenge (8/8): Cards for Kids
Our Daily Bread Designs August Challenge: Masculine

The following three cards were just for fun. I found an old punch out sheet that had all these great images. I had forgotten I had it!

The following card is my attempt at sketch # 132. There was just something about the sketch that kept holding me up. I tried others before and even this one doesn't really match. I guess it's okay. The point of the sketches is to inspire, right? :) Mission accomplished! 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Back into the Swing of Things

I haven't really felt like making cards lately. 
My own sweetheart has recently deployed.
I have been busy with back to school for my three older children and settling into our new normal with the littlest one. I normally love to be at my desk making cards any spare moment I have, but just before and just after he left I did not make a single card. It was a very weird week for me! Then I saw a post by Pam which she had shared on facebook. Her card inspired me to get crafting again! So here is the card she inspired me to create. I am so thankful for her post. Since then I have slipped in moments here and there and I am almost caught up on all the challenges and sketches I have missed. I'm not back to where I was before the hectic pre-deployment time, but at least I am on my way. I will post my recent cards soon. Until then, I hope you enjoy this little creation!
This card is my Mid Week Challenge (8/1): AnyHero mail contribution as well!