Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Monday, December 30, 2013
This card uses Inspired by the Front Porch ~ Spring stamp set from MFT Stamps. I lightly colored the apple blossoms with my copics. The scalloped oval is from Spellbinders and the lace ribbon is from RRR. It was refreshing working with spring colors again! Thanks for visiting. Blessings~ Birgit
MFT Plaid Background Builder to create yet, another lovely plaid background. The flowers are one of the Flower Fusion sets from PTI. The little booties are from Sweet N' Sassy Stamps and I popped them up using dimensional dots. I've really been enjoying this new set! Thanks so much for visiting! Blessings to you for a healthy and Happy New Year! ~ Birgit
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The penguins are an old Quickutz die and the Merry Christmas die is from MFT. The stamped images are from PTI. Thanks for looking! Blessings ~ Birgit
As you can see I left space on the bottom for my sentiment. Since my Christmas cards are all sent out, I think this one will be a Christmas "Thank You" card. The chickadee image is from Sweet N' Sassy stamps That I colored with my copics. Thanks for visiting. Blessings to you and your family this Christmas season! ~ Birgit
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
This card uses lots of different stamp sets from My Favorite Things, Craft's Meow and Papertrey Ink. The leaf and pine punches are from Martha Stewart. Thanks for looking! Blessings~ Birgit
Friday, December 6, 2013
I see the obvious white and red but also the natural tones in the chair and pile of wood. I love anything Kraft so here's a card that's perfect for this challenge.
I wanted them simple to mass produce, as I made multiples of each style. Here's a close up of each tag.
Here's my card
It meets the challenge using a "Button, Image or Text and Polka Dots". Thanks for looking! Blessings~ Birgit
I thought the sentiment from Papertrey Ink was perfect for this darling image from Crafty Secrets. Afterall, it's got to take some "Holiday Magic" to allow dogs to sled and ski like they are. And, pay no attention to the horrible bow!! I can't make a decent bow to save my life. Anyway, it's the thought that counts, right? Thanks for looking! Blessings~ Birgit
Isn't this snow couple adorable! I added some burlap underneath to add texture and some punched leaves and rolled flowers. Thanks for looking! Blessings~ Birgit
This image makes me think of when I was little and my sister and I would sit at the top of the stairs (when we were supposed to be in bed) on Christmas Eve, waiting for Santa to arrive. We would fall asleep at the top of the stairs waiting and never did catch a glimpse of that jolly ole' elf. Ah well, some things are better believed and not seen. Thanks for visiting! Blessings~ Birgit
I know it's a Valentine's card but I forgot to take a picture of the Christmas card I made and they're already in the mail so I thought I'd enter this one. It could still count as a Christmas entry couldn't it, since Christmas is all about God's love for us and giving us the most perfect gift ever!! Anyway, thanks for looking! Blessings~ Birgit
I instantly fell in love with the image for this challenge. Here's the challenge image.
Here's my card
I used SU! Lovely as a Tree. The sleigh is an oldie from Cornish Heritage Farms and the sentiment is from MFT. I used the masking technique for making the snow drifts using distress inks and added some stickles to the sleigh, which I fussy cut. The pine sprigs were punched using a Martha Stewart punch and the flowers are from Prima, I simply added some white pearl beads in the center. Thanks for looking! Have a great day! Blessings~ Birgit
Saturday, September 28, 2013
The background image was stamped using snowflakes from Papertrey Ink and the sentiment is from PTI as well. Thanks for looking! Blessings~ Birgit
I used my new Timeless stamp set and dies, which are quickly becoming my fast favorites. They can be used with almost any card style! The bird is from Easter Elements and I also used their lattice fence die cut. The banner is from Simon Says.
Thanks for looking! Blessings~ Birgit
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
I knew I wanted my card to have a crisp, clean look with white as my focal color. I used the Spellbinders "Poinsettia" dies and embossed the background with a wood design by cuttlebug. I added just a hint of sparkle in the center of each poinsettia using stickles.
The sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink. I double stamped the sentiment first in a matching green and then again with black, stamped off once. I wanted it to have a shadowy look to it. Thanks for looking. Blessings to you~ Birgit
Thanks for visiting. Blessings~ Birgit
Sunday, September 8, 2013
I instantly fell in love with the cheerful image and because the image was large, I didn't have to add too much else to make a pretty little card with a lovely sentiment. Thanks Crafty Secrets for always offering such beautiful images! Thanks for visiting. Blessings~ Birgit
Thursday, September 5, 2013
The Christmas ornaments are from My Favorite Things and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. It feels good to have begun my Merry Christmas Card making! Thanks for visiting. Blessings~ Birgit
As you can see on this one, I didn't forget to take the picture of the three bookmarks that slip out of the little pocket I created on the front using torn scrapbook paper. (See the post below for the referred to project). They'll all have a bookmark to keep their place in whatever book they're reading. I used various ribbons I had on hand to add to the bookmarks as well as the little sentiment tag. Thanks for looking! Blessings~ Birgit
For this card, I started with an old flashcard, library card and some other "school" things I could find. The ribbons and such are a ruler ribbon, black plaid ribbon and the green pom pom ribbon from RRR. I also added a twine bow to the underside of the button that was also from RRR. I forgot to take a picture of the library card that slides out of the pocket and says "YOU CAN DO ANYTHING!". I will be sending this card off to my niece and nephews as they start school for the year. Thanks for visiting! Blessings~ Birgit
Friday, August 9, 2013
This reminded me so much of my own son, who is in his last year of college with a major in exercise science. He too, has been learning about diet, nutrition and to count calories, while building the toned body that he would like to have (to be the image of someone who is successful in nutrition) so he can help others. He is in excellent health and very muscular, however he is not as BIG as he'd like to be. Sometimes I have to remind him that he looks great and is in very good physical health. He doesn't need to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger. So, that being said, here's my card for the A.R.T. challenge.
You must click on the image to see it larger to appreciate the adorable little boy in the image! And here is the inside.
I mentioned that I found the image online and it was on Pinterest. I don't know where it was originally pinned from because I don't know how to find the source but it is in my "Printables" on Pinterest if you're interested. Thanks so much for visiting! Blessings~ Birgit
Friday, August 2, 2013
I found this great rooster image at Ephemera's Vintage Garden and loved how it had all the colors for the color challenge.
Here's the color challenge:
Here's my card:
For the colors, I used Dark Chocolate, Limeade Ice, Blueberry Sky, Pure Poppy and Spring Rain, from Papertrey Ink. The stamps I used were Postmarks from PTI and Vintage Postcard from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I also used the polka dot stencil from Heidi Swapp on the background.
Here's some close ups of the ribbons and fibers I used.
A strip of old measuring tape
and some brown checked ribbon. Thanks for visiting! Blessings~ Birgit