Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Back in the groove...

So, we're back for reallsies!  I got all the laundry done and the house cleaned.  I just didn't fold the laundry.  Is that bad?  I'm one of those people who feels that as long as it's clean, you can fold it yourself or else grab it out of the basket.  I need to make things--namely cards and crafts! ;)  So, that's what I did!  I made FIVE cards today!  One is a DT card for later, but I'll show you 2 of the other four tonight!

Here's the first card~


For these fabulous challenges~

(Find my scrumptious digi HERE)

This card was fun to make.  I started by creating a panel with a photoshop program using the delicious strawberry digi from Free Vintage Digital Stamps and then printed it out.  I then colored the strawberries, dry embossed the panel with a folder from Stampin' Up!  I then added some ribbon, a twine tied button, and a cute sentiment from the Fresh Fruits set by Fiskars.  Voila!  Card finished and it looks oh so delicious!  And now for another card!

Second card~


For these fabulous challenges~

Hero Arts: CAS w/ sketches
 (I've used a sentiment by Hero Arts & Basic Grey
 from the Kissing Booth Collection
in a set called "Friend Your The Best".)

This was such a fun card to make!  I just grabbed a bunch of bright cardstock and ribbon, dry embossed the blue panel with a Darice folder, put the papers and ribbon together, added a sentiment and some rhinestones, and here you go!  SO much fun!

Thanks for coming by and saying hi!  I've missed everyone and cannot wait to really get back into the groove!  I hope to be back tomorrow night with some more cards, but it's my first day back to work after summer break and we'll see. BOO.  I want more summer!  Happy stamping! ;)

PS: I had to post this darling picture of my fur baby!  I've missed her so!  Isn't she a doll?!


Lisa said...

Hi Mynnette, so nice to have you back and getting your card making groove going again! These are great,love those yummy berries. Hope it's not too tough on your 1st day back to work ;)

Your pup is a sweetie! Is she a cockapoo? She has a face just like the black & white one down the street from us ~Max's doggy friend Baxter!

Tracy said...

Beautiful cards Mynette! I love the interesting placement on the first one and the crisp clean styling of the second. Thanks so much for your visit to my blog! :-) Hugs!

Danielle Vincent said...

Lovely cards Mynnette - you came back with a bang! I absolutely love that ribbon treatment on the top of your strawberry card - very cool!

Pia S said...

Love your cards, Mynnette! The first one is so sweet with its decorative strawberry border, lovely colors and great design. Your second one is fab CAS. The woodgrain embosses paper is such a nice feature, with its bold color and clean design.

Crea-Sandra said...

Wow, just wow! Your strawberry card is soooo yummy!!!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven this week!!
Hugs xx Sandra

Jacqueline said...

it's great to get back to crafting isn't it - fab cards Mynnette - Jacqueline xx

Sandy Trefger said...

Love your embossing on both of these cards! Thanks for sharing your card with the Digi Haven Challenge this week!
sandy's crafty creations

Denise said...

Mynnette please email me at DigiHavenDT@Yahoo.com Thanks!

Tabitha Davis said...

Great job on your project!! Love it:)
Thank you for joining us at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge # 111

Carly said...

Two sensational cards! I love them both. and one totally cute fur baby ... :)

Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous projects and your cute dog with us over at Creative Craft Challenges.

xoxox Carly

Patty Gorka said...

Your fur baby is adorable! What a sweet puppy dog face :)

Love the embossing on your cards and the ribbon treatment on your first one is awesome!

Dana said...

Love how you made the strawberries on the edges and the sentiment is perfect. Thanks for playing at Digi Haven. By the way, your fur baby is adorable.

Jeannie said...

This is just gorgeous and your little furbaby is adorable! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Haven.

Peace & Luv,

Valerie said...

I LOVE the berry card! So elegant. The other card is beautiful too! I really like using embossing folders.

Shannon White said...

Gooness these are both Fabulous! Love the first one! Soo Pretty and Sweet all at the Same time! And nice touch with the gems on both! 8-) So glad you could join us at Tuesday Throwdown! 8-)

Karen said...

Oh my Mynnette, love the berry card and the purple shades you used. Very elegant. Thanks for playing along, again at Digi Haven.

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely cards, both of them. Simple but effective.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges.

Come back again soon.

Susan x