Thursday, July 11, 2013

Seize the Birthday Anything Goes Celebration!

I wanted to create a really special and fun birthday card for my cousin. It was a perfect card for the Seize the Birthday challenge because this week you can do anything birthday. My cousin loves dogs and purple. Also my whole family loves cards with Lawn Fawn critters so I went with Critters at the Dog Park and a few accents from other sets such as Hats Off to You and Sunny Skies. The sentiment is a Paper Smooches set and the paper is a combo of Lawn Fawn Bright Side and Basic Grey Fact or Fiction.

Monday, July 8, 2013

What I Do Even though I Rarely Post

I mostly make cards for Operation Write Home. It's really helped me use up a lot of my stash while giving my cards purpose. I could never use all my stash if I just made cards for me. 

Here's some non-Halloween cards with Halloween paper. I have the summer off and last Wednesday I got together with my mom and sister and crafted together and that's some of what I was working on. 

Here's some cards to use up the massive amounts of flowers and some of the flair I've collected over time.

I've also been trying to make a few pages from photos that I've had printed and I always strive to make cards from the scraps.

I've also been running lately though the heat is putting a big damper on that and I'm working on scanning a lot of my family old photos in so we have digital backups.

Jingle Belles Cardstock Christmas

I'm beginning to work on some Christmas cards for Operation Write Home and I decided to join in the Jingle Belles challenge this week. The challenge is Cardstock Christmas which is basically use no pattern paper. So I got out some cardstock and used my Impression Obsession background stamp to add a little interest and then used this very large chipboard embellishment from TPC Studios.