Thursday, January 31, 2013

A "just because" post

Well, I'm about to see you guys less. :(  It'll be okay, but I won't be on as much anymore and I will be posting less "just for fun" cards.  I've been asked to be the compassionate service coordinator at Church and this is going to take up quite a bit of my time.  On top of that, my husband and I have decided that we need to make God a more important part of our lives and so we will be spending 2 Saturdays each month serving in our Church's temple.  It will be WONDERFUL.  It will be hard.  It will be worth it.

Anyway, as part of my duties as compassionate service coordinator, I have been asked to send a birthday card to each woman in our congregation as well as coordinating meals, child care, house work, etc., when needed.  I have decided to make simple thank you cards to give to those who help with these efforts.  So, each month on the last{ish} day of the month, I'll post these cards.  They'll be simple but I hope they'll be cherished.  :)

Here's the birthday card for January~
(2 variations with different papers)

My simple "Thank You" for January~

There you have it!  Not linking them to anything, just wanted to share!  Hope you all have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!  HUGS and happy stamping! :)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Inkspirational: Anything Goes!!!

Hi!  Welcome to another new week at Inkspiraitonal!  We've been blown away by the amazing entries we've had this far and cannot wait to see what you make for us this week!

Don't forget that we have a super duper fabulous prize to give away to one participant this month!  The monthly winner for January will receive a $12 Gift Card to the fabulous A Day For Daisies digi store!!!


Please play along with us all month long for your chance to win!  More details on how we choose a monthly winner is in the rules tab up top. :)  Don't forget to check out our Followers & Facebook Friends Giveaway, too!!!

Well, it's the fifth Wednesday of the month, and that means that this week ANYTHING GOES!!!  So, grab out that craft project that has been forgotten and FINISH it!  Then link it up--it can be literally ANYTHING!!!

Here's my card~


I've used an image by our sponsor (A Day For Daisies), patterned papers by DCVW and an unknown company, glitter gel pen by Sakura, sentiment by Basic Grey, rhinestones by Studio G, and all other supplies by Stampin' Up!.

Thank you for taking time out of your day to come and see my card--I cannot WAIT to see what you create this week!  Please come and play along for your chance to win and don't forget to say hello to the other DT gals!  Happy stamp{ink}! :)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Two more then goodnight...

Okay, so I took a "break" to schedule some DT posts for February.  I don't want another mishap like what happened today!!!  I've got just two more cards to show you then I'm getting off to spend time with my amazing husband and darling fur baby--HUNDIE!!!! :)  I love those two...

Here's the first card~


For these fabulous challenges~

2012 Create Thursday-016

All supplies are by Stampin' Up!.  I used a leaf image and sentiment from the Just Believe set and a flower from the Vintage Vogue set.

Here's the second card~


For these fabulous challenges~

(NEW layout and color combo for me!)

I used three Hero Arts sets for this one, a doily, twine, and pearls from my stash, a Sizzix dry embossing folder, and all other supplies are by Stampin' Up!.

Thanks for taking a peek again--won't bother you again until tomorrow, lol!!!  HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

So far behind...

So, I've been MAKING the cards, but I haven't had time to BLOG the cards, lol!  Ever get that way?  I have a folder of never blogged cards on my computer because I got way ahead making them over the summer and missed deadlines--oops!  Maybe one day they'll get their day in the sun! ;)  So, the point is that you might hear quite a bit from me today.  Hope that's okay!

Here's the first card~


For these fabulous challenges~

(Use a heart on your project.)

(Must have at least one heart on project.)

I used stamps by Jillibean Soup (globe), Pink Paislee (arrow), and Stampin' Up! (sentiment).  The twine and heart rhinestone are from my stash.  All other supplies are by Stampin' Up!.  I LOVE the pop of red with all the neutrals! :)

Here's another card~


I added glitter glue--you can't really tell...

For these fabulous challenges~

(Inspired by the super fabulous bright colors!)

So, I got to use some NEW gelatos (you can find some HERE at a great price) that were sent to me in a RAK package from Michelle, the owner of Can You Digi It? to color in this gorgeous bloom.  They were super easy to use and I LOVE the way the yellow blended with the neon pink!  I also used a Big Brush pen for the leaves.  Both of these products are by Faber Castell.  The flower stamp is by Martha Stewart and the leaves and sentiment are by unknown companies (that's what you get when you buy stamps at a garage sale!).  I used a dry embossing folder by Sizzix, die cuts by Spellbinders, black embossing powder from my stash, and all other supplies are by Stampin' Up!.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my cards!  I hope you enjoy them and that you're inspired to create something today!  I will be back with one more post with two cards soon--happy stamping, friends! :)

Getting Green with CYDI?

Can You Digi It?

EEK!  I'm so late and I apologize to the DT at Can You Digi It?!!!  I forgot to schedule my DT post for our challenge this time around!

Here's our challenge for you~

My card~


Products Used~

Good Friends

Check out the Can You Digi It? online store for more amazing buys and please come and join us for our challenge--just make sure to use a digital stamp!!!  We've got prizes for our winners and can't wait to see what you create for us! :)  Happy {digi} stamping! :)

TSOT: God Bless

I'm back with another amazing sketch inspired creation for this week's Try Stampin' On Tuesday sketch challenge!!! 

Here's the sketch~
My card~


I once again used a sentiment from a Paper Smooches set (HERE), paper and twine from my scrap drawer, the rest of my supplies are by SU!.

I went for bold and bright colors as I'm sick of the dreariness that is winter.  Sorry, winter lovers.  It hasn't snowed here, it's just barren.  This card went to a dear friend of mine thanking her for her sweet friendship. :)

Thanks for taking time to pop over and see my card!  I hope you join us this week and don't forget to say hello to the other DT gals!  Happy stamping! :)