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Hi everyone! I am a veterinary technician living in NY who loves to pen pal and make cards in my spare time. I have never been good at crafts since I can barely draw a straight line with a ruler but I was determined to give it a go.  I love learning all the different techniques and ways to craft. Follow me on my journey as I grow as a card maker!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Who me?

How adorable is this smiling owls digital stamp? I saw this image at From the Heart Digital Stamps and just had to have it. I am a huge owl fan! I colored them with Promarkers.  All the paper and ribbon are from my stash.  I tried some new to me techniques with this card. I fussy cut around the owls.  I have to admit this is the best I have ever done with that.  Am I the only one that gets hand cramps while doing it? I also used a Martha Stewart leaf punch and glued together some flowers.  So much easier to do than I thought and very pretty.  I colored some white pearls with my gold Promarker to match the flowers.  The sentiment is from a new clear sentiment set that was sent to me by a good friend. I really enjoyed making this card and am happy with the way it turned out.  I followed Sketch 32 from I heart card sketches for the card layout.

Entering the card in the following challenges:

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Hoppy birthday

My first masculine card! It was so hard to not throw some pink in here! This cute little frog is from Inky Antics Honeypop Stamps.  I actually  haven't used the honeypop paper yet on the cards. Next time.  I colored in this froggy with my promarkers.  I added some brown flock to the cat tails.  I just love flocking powder. It really brings life and texture to the cards. It's my favorite way to add some texture to the cards.  I added an adorable bow and three pearls down the side because even masculine cards can have a little bling.  I used my stamping up punches on the sentiment.  All the papers were from my stash.  I used one of my new border dies along the edge for the scallops.  I had more fun than I thought I would making this masculine card.  I normally avoid them because let's face it, I love pink! I followed the sketch at Designed2delight for the card layout.

Entering this card in the following challenges:
Designed2delight -- sketch
The Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge 14
MIM #154
Card Mania #27 fave embell
The Cutie Pie Challenge 51 Anything
Challenges4everybody Challenge 27
Craft room challenge something new
Let's craft and create challenge 77 animals
Inky Impressions Challenge Masculine
Penny's paper-crafty challenge 141
Crafting with dragonflies challenge 9
Crafty Ribbon Challenge 58
Paper Crafting journey anything goes
ART Card Challenge 11 anything
Pattie's Creations Challenge 74
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 198
2 Sisters Challenge blog 158
Send a smile 4 kids animals
A gem of a challenge something b = bow
OneCrazyStamper August birthday challenge
Great Impressions August Challenge square card
Natalie and Amy Challenge and DT


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Birthday Cake

As some of you know I love to write snail mail to my pals and share my cards with them.  One friend asked me to make a birthday card for her daughter who loves frogs.  I saw the adorable Lacy Sunshine image and knew it would make the perfect image for her card. I colored the image with my Promarkers and used papers from my stash.  I used my new nestabilities dies to cut and mat the image.  Two of my favorite ways to embellish my card are with rhinestones and my jelly roll glitter pen so I used both on this card.  The glitter really helps make the white frosting pop on the cake.  I recently found these amazing paper flowers on eBay and had to get a pack. This is the first time I have used the flowers from my new stash! Love them. So bright and easy to use.  I followed the sketch at Feeling Sketchy for the card layout.   Hopefully my friends daughter will enjoy her birthday card!

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Feeling Sketchy Challenge 67
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog Girls, Girls, Girls
The scrapbooking queen challenge 26 anything goes
Stamp and Create August Challenge Glitter
Crafty Calendar Challenge Anything Goes
Onecrazystamper Birthday and GD Challenge
Great Impressions August challenge square card
Natalie and Amy Challenge and DT call
The Crafty Bloggers Network Favorite things challenge
Lexi's Creations Challenge 97 Sparkle and Shine
PPM Make it Monday #154
Card Mania #27 Fave embellishment
Songbird Challenge 25 fave thing
The Cutie Pie Challenge 51 anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge 27 Anything  DT
Craft-room challenge something new
Papertake Weekly Flower power
Paper Pretties Girly girl
Penny's Paper Challenge 141
Digistamps4joy Cahllenge 74 anything
Crafty Ribbon Challenge 58 Anything ribbon
Paper Crafting Journey Anything goes
ART Card Challenge #11
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge 74 anything
2 Sisters Challenge blog Challenge 158
Crafty Calendar Challenge Anything goes
A Gem of a challenge 94  something with a b = birthday