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I am a SAHM mother of three...only one left home though. Paper crafting is my passion...I love creating things and saving memories. I also enjoy reading, baking, spending time with my friends and family, and walking my two furry children. My goal on my blog is to share something a little crafty, something yummy, and something fun every week. Thank you for visiting & comments are appreciated :)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Cowboy Birdie Card

Made this card for a western themed swap.  I love this little bird, I have used him before.

Here's the details - 
Image:  Cowboy Birdie from Doodle Pantry.  I used the already colored image and I layered the hat, beak and side wing for dimension.
Sentiment:  Stampin' Up, A Little Somethin'
Papers:  Kraft card stock, blue scraps, and a piece of digital paper from Doodle Pantry
Extras:  CM circle cutter, Spellbinder's Scalloped Circle, Cuttlebug wood grain emboss folder, CM double circle punch, Tim Holtz Distress Ink:  antique linen, Stampin' Up ink :  close to Cocoa, Cat's Eye Chalk Ink:  walnut, silver brads, twine, silver heart charm from my stash, and a sunflower.

Now to get in the mail so my partner can enjoy it!  

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Where I Live Card

Joined a new swap group on FB and this was for one of the first swaps I participated in.  We had to create a card that reflected where we live.  This was a little challenging as I wanted a usable card...

Here's the details - 
Papers:  I printed a Virgnia map for the background, I converte it to sepia in Photoshop, tore the edges, and inked with Burnt Umber Cat's Eye Chalk Ink
Extras:  Stampin' Up Bird punch, small heart punch (for the dogwoods), champagne rhinestones, and gray pearls.  

I really like the cardinal.  I found the directions for it here.

I hope my partner likes it.  I can't wait to see her's, she is from New York.


Monday, June 9, 2014

Hello Card with a Saturated Canary Image

Wow!  times really flies when everyone in the house has been sick! Started with son, passed to hubby and then I got it.  Nothing worse than a summer cold...it just lingers.  I am still coughing, but at least I do not feel like I would rather die then get out of bed :) Finally some crafting time!

Colored this image a bit ago, just now making it into a card.  I used a few of my new toys too.

Here are the details-
Image:  Jules from Saturated Canary; colored with Prismcolor pencils
Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Six Sides, CM hexagon punch
Papers:  all from my scrap basket
Extras:  Stampin' Up Delicate Designs emboss folder, Stampin' Up Large Scallop Edgelits, Close to my Heart Inks:  Hollyhock & topiary, recollections pink flowers, Lasting Impressions kiwi velvet ribbon, and pink rhinestones  

Hope your week is off to a GREAT start!