Monday, April 29, 2013

Zebra Card - Great One For The Guys!

I needed some cards for our card ministry at church that could be sent to guys, and noticed our stash was short. I decided I would whip up a couple, so I would have them for the next shut-in mailing. I resorted to one of my favorite color, white, and lime green. I love the crispness and drama of these colors together.

Stop back soon!

Blessings, lynda

Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Thought Away Card

It's back to coral for this springy card! I seem to be using a lot of this color lately. Just a simple card with some stamping, a punch (EK Success) for the phrase ( Stampin Up), ansome dies, embossing folder, and, of course, some sweet little pearls...just so you know it's from me. Tee-hee.

This /'$&@/:~<£ fibromyalgia is really acting up today. We're celebrating Dans birthday with the kids today, so the little ones will keep me occupied!

Think spring!


Friday, April 19, 2013

Thinking of you card

I needed a masculine card for a coworker who is in the hospital. This was a bit of a challenge,as I am a 'no frills barred' kind of gal. I love to glam it up. I actually made this card twice....the first version is the same except it the other one has a bow and silkier ribbon, instead of a knot and this interesting ribbed ribbon.  This version is a tad more manly,I think. I had to hold myself back from adding more,but I am happy with it.

For the embossing on the right edge, I used a Cuttlebug narrow embossing template. I sponged some forest moss distress along the design to highlight it. The tree stamp is one of my old favorites from Magenta.

We're off to celebrate hubbie's birthday....but first I have to finish HIS card.

Till next time...blessings,

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Asian Note Card

Thought I'd go with an Asian theme for this simple note card. I started with a cream colored card, layered with a teal blue, then a narrow black border for drama. I ran the cream main Image piece through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder just three fourths of the way on the card panel. Then I inked the flower with teal and black inks and stamped it along the no -embossed side of the panel. It seemed to need something, so I scored along the embossed area between the image to create the score line which separates the embossing from the image. A little thing really, but really changed the effect a lot.
A coordinating floral image die cut and layered in circles for accent. With some ribbon,and, yes, a couple of pearls (colored with my Copics to match the teal). That's it...a simple Asian note card. I used the same floral accent circles inside with a black card stock strip.
Here it is:

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Thinking of you card...

Thinking spring here....thought I'd pull out some pretty coral card stock to use with a print paper from my stash. Tones of khaki, tan and cream round out the look and lend a feel of spring to this card. This stamp is from one of my favorite Stamping Up sets. I "colored" some white pearls with my Copic marker or match the card elements. Easy-easy and quick card.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Three cards, one stamp

I had a little fun with this early spring snowman, using three different color themes. He makes me smile, with his little kite, and It made me think about the hope that early spring brings. The warm, sunny days give us hope, something to look forward to.

i hope you enjoyed our gorgeous 70 degree day today. i opened my office windows at was bliss!

Here are the three cards. I hope they make you smile, too.


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Card Ministry Weekend

What a terrific two full days of stamping and card-making fun! It was a special two day card ministry meeting this month. We had lots of fun,food, and laughs....oh, and also lots of stamping!

We all got many cards made for the church card ministry. We would love to have you join us...just leave a comment or email me for details. We meet every month, on a Saturday, usually for the full day. This weekend was our first two day event.

We had a challenge this month to use three different elements on our cards. Here are some of the cards from the challenge. Hope to have you join us some time, or all the time. It's free and fun, and we all learn from and inspire each other.