Thursday, August 20, 2015

Missing You

Today I made this sweet card for my cousin. I live in NV "The Silver State" and she lives in Georgia "The Peach State". She moved to Atlanta to take a job a Georgia State a year ago. We usually play phone tag when we try talking and I haven't sent her any happy mail for a while. I hope she likes it. :)
Jaded Blossom Stamps - United States MapSweet Travels
Cricut - Peach from  Preserves Cartridge

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Feel Better Soon

I whipped up this card today for my Aunt Linda who had knee surgery a couple of weeks ago. She's doing so well she's already home and ahead of schedule for her therapy. 

SVG Cutting Files - Classic Label Card Base
PPBN Designs - Operation Game (Paid Membership Group)
Digital Patterned Paper - Trish Yokum Designs - Etsy "Doctor's Appointment"  

Count Your Rainbows

So today I went WAY out of my comfort zone to try my hand at a stitched card. I was inspired by Gigi's Rainbow Dash card a while back on the SVG Cutting Files Galleria. I was doing great until I started to thread the needle. Oy vay! This was so challenging because I suffer from hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating of the hands. As a crafter I get frustrated that my hands can ruin a project or a piece of paper. I tried jewelry making and it was a total disaster. Sewing isn't my thing either. It took me a while to get each color threaded, but I did it, after many deep breathing exercises. I'm THRILLED how it turned out!
Jaded Blossom - Card Mat Dies
Sentiment - Inkadinkado Stamps - Friendly Advice 

Jaded Blossom: August Challenge: Back to School

I love that I have a week off between summer school and the fall semester. My laundry is piling up but I'm having fun being creative! My only daughter will be a senior on Monday so I'm not sure how to deal with that. She'll always be my baby girl though. She hates it when I baby her so I made her this cute first day of school treat. She has issues with hypoglycemia - this cute nugget easel card is filled with some chocolate for her first day as a senior.


SVG Cutting Files' Challenge : Thinking of You! Submission #2

My friends know that I have a sick sense of humor and nothing is off limits. Special thanks to Barbara Pahl Rouse for the inspiration for her cute use of the Poopeez files! So my sweet daughter is starting her senior year on Monday and what's better than kickin' off a new school year with some encouragement. I can't stop laughing at this card and Monday won't get here soon enough for me. I used her school colors teal and purple for school spirit and the penny slider for the wafting effect of a stink bomb.
SVG Cutting Files - Stink BombPenny Card Slide Bases
Jaded Blossom - Encouragement Stamp Set & Label Dies
Patterned Paper -  Studio G Paper Pack from Joann's

Monday, August 17, 2015

I Would Pick You Every Time...

So remember how I said I was early with the birthday card for my dear friend? Well I decided to make her a nugget easel card like Candace made in the BFF Hop. Since she's a florist I couldn't think of a better treat box and sentiment. 
SVG Cutting Files - Bambi & Friends from the BFF Hop (No longer available) & Easel Nugget Drawer Large

SVG Cutting Files' Challenge : Thinking of You!

Hello Sunshine! I made this happy card for the SVG Cutting Files Challenge this month, the theme is Thinking of You. Thanks for stopping by! 
Jaded Blossom - Encouragement Stamp Set and Label Dies