Sailing? Definately A Guy Thing!

I'm still playing along with Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, because this week's theme really floats my boat.  [pun intended....totally]  In case you haven't caught on, the theme is "It's A Guy Thing".  And I believe this one qualifies....

Sailing, sailing, over the bounding waves....

And getting a jump start on Father's Day.  :)  Probably should be making Mother's Day cards first, but that wouldn't fit the theme!  ;)  LOL

I don't have time to relay all the details of this card, but I'd like to point out the cute message in a bottle.  It comes from a Flourishes stamp set, by the way.  I colored it first with Copic markers and then covered it in Glossy Accents to make it look like an actual glass bottle.  I love how it turned out!  It reminds me of old, green glass bottles and jars that I've seen in thrift stores and antique shops.  :)

And I can't remember where that patterned paper came from, but I just adore those tiny anchors!  Totally a guy thing.  ;)

Oh!  And I almost forgot about the sailors' knot I learned to make from this awesome tutorial post!  It's actually WAY easier than you would think.  And....no rope burns! 

Bon voyage! 

It's A Guy Thing

Tonight I'm playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, and this week's theme is "It's A Guy Thing".  In my house, the boys outnumber the girls, so this challenge is a breeze! ;)

 If video games aren't a "guy thing", I don't know what is!  Am I right?

This card was created using a Silhouette cut file and lots of random paper scraps from my stash.  I added Glossy Accents to the black control sticks to make them look a little more like the real thing.  I also added some small white markings to give the buttons some dimension, and some black lines and dots for the same purpose on the body of the controller.

The "game on" sentiment is from the MFT Stamps 'Masculine Graphic Tee' stamp set, and the "happy birthday" is from The Craft's Meow 'Zoom Goes My Heart' set.

And no card is complete without a matching envelope!  I had to hand letter my son's name on it.  {Please don't judge.}  I think that this card is most definitely a guy thing!!!  :)


Hippymom's Hippie Name

Just thought I'd share a fun little link today.  My mom shared this on my Facebook wall, and I thought it was a worth sharing.

Mine turned out to be Melody, because I "dance to the beat of my own drum" and "dance to my own groove". ;)

If you've got about 2 minutes to kill, give it a try! It's good for a smile at least.

Peace! :)


With Deepest Sympathy

I made this sympathy card a while back.  This was due to the loss of a friend....a woman who was very dear to many, many people. She touched the lives of so many, including me.  I miss her still.

Enjoy the Ride

This card was made using stamps, dies and paper from the PTI Make-it Market kid called County Fair.

Isn't the little ferris wheel  fun?!  :)

Birthday Mums

A beautiful card using PTI products.


Monster wishes

Here's a cute card I made for my great nephew's 2nd birthday.

If you look close, you can see the sparkles on his belly.  I used a Wink of Stella pen for that.  :)

I love these monsters from Our Craft Lounge!   Happy Birthday, Sam!

Happy Owl-idays!

I made this fun shaker card for my son this year.

I'm entering it in the Lawnscaping Challenge #97.
 The challenge is to use a winter theme on your card.  The snow flakes in the inspiration photo inspired me to use my snow flake sequins to make this shaker.  :)

The owl is from Lawn Fawn, and the holly is from the PTI Tinsel & Tags kit.  The PTI images do not have an outline and I thought the look was too different from the owl, so I used a black outline marker to create a bold black outline that would match the style of the owl stamp.  The sentiment is also from Lawn Fawn stamps, however, I had to use a couple different stamps to create "owl-idays" by masking off all but the portions of the words that I wanted to use.

Fun for the owl-days, eh?

Wedding Shaker Wishes

My oldest niece, Jessie, will be married in March, and her bridal shower was just before Christmas.  I made this shaker card for the shower.

I'm including this card in the Cure for the Monday Blues Challenge.

 The challenge is scattered sprinkles, and I think the fun sequins in this shaker card [which naturally get scattered when you shake it] are perfect for this challenge!  :)

The lighting didn't show it in the photos, but the heart is entirely glittered.  The inside of the shaker contains sequins that match the cute paper I used for the background panel.  The sentiment is from PTI and the little sentiment flag is from Lil' Inker, as well as the stitched rectangle I used to create the frame.

Congratulations to Luke and Jessie, and wishes for a wonderful life together!

Thanks a Hoot!

For Christmas, my friend, Tamara, and her daughters, Tarren and Alysen, gave me a cute, owl wall plug-in air freshener and the most adorable kitchen towel set with an owl on it.  So I knew that my thank you card had to feature an owl too.  :)

I thought I would make a fun flip-it card [I think that's what these are called anyway].  I didn't want to use the flip-it die that I own, but I found a tutorial video on YouTube that showed how to use any die to create one.

You can see that as it opens, the image on the front flips around and reveals the back side of that little panel that fills the window.

On the back of that panel is my sentiment, "thanks a hOOT!" from the PTI set called Wise Owl inside a frame from the Pretty Peonies set.

And here is what it looks like when it is folded open all the way.

The flowers, bumble bee, leaves, and owl are all stickers from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I placed the flowers, leaves, and bee on Glimmer Sheets [also from ECD] and then fussy cut them.

The owl was adhered onto double-sided tape and then covered in clear, micro-fine glitter and then colored with Copic markers.  These owls also come with image stickers of just their eyes, so I used those as well and popped them up with dimensional adhesive.

Super cute, right?!  :)  Hoot, hoot, hoo!

Christmas Thanks

Here are some Christmas thank you cards I created last week for family and friends.  I think the last one is by far my favorite!  :)

PTI Tinsel & Tags Creations

A while back, I bought myself the Papertrey Ink Tinsel & Tags Make It Market kit.  Here are some cards and ornaments that I made using the products included in the kit.