quote of the day:

"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
- Maya Angelou

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Thinking of You with Warm Fuzzies

Hello friends!
Back with a couple of simple, but special cards for blog buddies I have known for a while through blogland.

These are very simple creations and since I've been enjoying the CAS style design lately, I'm trying to fit in these adorable House Mouse stamps to go with that style....
For the current House Mouse challenge, you were to create a "Thinking of You" or "Get Well" type of card but without coloring in the images...OR...I noticed they also have the optional theme of  "anything goes" so you can make it easy on yourself if you want too! LOL!  Not me...I like to challenge myself at all costs!! LOL!  And I did "cheat" a bit on the image to the right because I used some chalk to color in the flowers!

Here are the individual cards at a closer look:

For this card I was trying to go with a soft inked water-colored look for the background and I was still attempting to work with my distress inks...was trying to blend these two colors together to make an attempt at getting a purplish gradient in the middle, but it didn't work out that way!  LOL!  I still had fun playing with it though!  I will continue to improve as I go along I'm sure!


The tag is a pre-cut design that I stamped this HM cutie on, added the sentiment to it and some pearls.  It is topped off with the seam binding ribbon and popped up on the middle of the inked background.

Here's a look at the other card:
I think this little guy is too cute!!  I just stamped him in brown ink on the Kraft card stock and then I took some chalk to color in the lilac flowers.  The pearls at the top were colored with a Copic marker to match the flowers.  I took some ink to distress the edges a bit as well.  I also did some "faux stitching" underneath the greeting at the top of the card.

Here are a few challenges that I'd like to link the cards to:
House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge (HMFMC176) - "Thinking of You" or "Get Well"...or anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - CAS (Clean & Simple)
Crafts 4 Eternity - Something Old (I used an old tag at the top and pearls on both)
Less is More - Animal (Bottom card is probably more CAS than the top one.)

Let me know if you have any questions about anything or would like to know more about what I did.
Hope that they bring the comfort that they are intended to bring.
Thanks for stopping in today and I'll be back again shortly with something fun for ya!!

HUGS & SMILES
*Vicki*


Monday, August 18, 2014

Missing You - (More than just a little!)

Hello friends!!  Happy Monday to ya!
Hope you had a great weekend!  I wish I spent more time playing over the weekend, but family and other duties get called on first! drat!  I did spend some time in my room this morning and thought I'm not going to let anything bother me while I just have some fun stamp time...and I did!  (Also, I'm working on a video that I'll be sharing with you all soon this coming week, so be watching for that!)

I wanted to get this card done before a challenge ended this evening:
Oh yes, I have enjoyed playing around with some new goodies today that I haven't got to try out!  One of them is the CUTE stamp set and matching dies from Mama Elephant called In My Heart.  I had purchased it when OWH (Operation Write Home) was doing a special proceeds benefit with this set.
The other fun new thing I got to play with were my mini Tim Holtz distress inks...I love the affects you can get from them!  I still need to work with them a bit.

I colored the girl and turtle with my Copic markers and die cut them out to pop them up on the circle panel.  It's also hard to see in the photo, but the star has some Wink of Stella on it.  I also misted some water on the grassy part of the circle.  I enjoyed making this and hope someone from OWH will enjoy using it!

*BE SURE TO SEE THE PRODUCTS I USED FOR THIS CARD LISTED BELOW*

Here are some challenges that I wanted to link this card to:
Tuesday Throwdown - sketch/see below (there are only a few minutes left!)

Shopping Our Stash - "Back in the Day" - used the old Coluzzle for my circles, scissors
Brown Sugar - anything goes
SCS Cards for a Cause - Stamp from the Heart

Thanks so much for stopping in and sharing your thoughts with me!  Hope you were inspired today and I'll be back with another creation to share with you soon!


HUGS & SMILES
*Vicki*


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Your Heart Rocks!

Hello friends! :)
Wow, I wanted to thank you for showing your love here!  I'm very thankful and humbled that you all enjoyed my blog that much!  Sometimes you never know if you are talking to yourself or not! LOL!  Even though I still don't have my new craft room EXACTLY the way I'd like for it to be, I can still manage to make a card or two here and there!  So let's see what's up for today!


I have an attraction to these fun and quirky stamps from The Alley Way Stamps!  I have a small collection of them and haven't even used all of them as of yet, but I'll get there!
I've used two different sets here along with following their "BE Inspired" challenge blog to make my creation for today.
When I saw the photo for their challenge (see below), I was really attracted to the white wash brushed background and started my inspiration from there.  If I had more time to put one together, I would've shared a video with you on how I got the background done with the various steps.  So please let me know if this is still something that you'd like to see and I'll see if I can put a video together for it.

Here is a close up detail of that jar that I covered with some glossy accents.

I also have made this card for a special card drive that I happened to catch out in blog land.
You can CLICK HERE to see more details about it.
I may be making another card to send along with this one as well before I mail it out.

*Please be sure to view the items below to see what I used to make this card!*

These are places I would like to link this card with:
BE Inspired Challenge - always photo inspiration
(Holy cow!!  Talk about almost missing the deadline!  LOL!)

Crazy 4 Challenges (C4C248) - 3-D (pop-up dimension on your card)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I'll be back again soon with another special card to share!

HUGS & SMILES
*Vicki*


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

You're So Cool!

Hello friends!  Yay!  I made a card! LOL!

I was so happy when I got the August Simon Says Stamp kit in the mail and going through all of the fun goodies in it!  I couldn't resist making up a fun card with it!

I guess my mission was to use as much as everything I could from the kit as I thought well enough to make a card.  This is simple and so fun!  (Don't you love those smile faces on the pop-sickles?!)

I stamped the images from the stamp set in the kit with Momento Black ink and then colored them in with the two distress markers that came with the kit.  The distress markers were used by scribbling them on an acrylic block and using my water brush to color with.  I also added some of the same colors to the sentiment banner as well.  I did take some glimmer paper from my stash for a bit of sparkle border along the side.
Here's a closer view:
The heart chipboard was from the kit and covered with Stickles glitter.  I also used my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen over the Popsicle buddies and covered them with some glossy accents.  I think that stamp set is adorable and will be using again for sure!

*Be sure to check out the supply list below on what I used to make this card!*

Here are some places that I'd like to link this card to:
Simon Says Stamp "Work it Wednesday" - use the color blue
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Make it Sparkle
AAA Cards - Enjoy Summer Foods:
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - CAS (Clean & Simple) 4 kids

I have some major packaging of cards that I'd like to get sent out to different organizations and people in need of some cards.  I have a box that I've been meaning to go through and was hoping to do this before I moved, but ran out of time.  So it will feel good to get these all mailed out!
Thanks so much for stopping by and your lovely messages!  I do appreciate them all so much!

HUGS & SMILES
*Vicki*



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