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

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Birthday Wishes Just Fur You

Happy Sunday! Today I bring you an adorable birthday card with a nostalgic feel and a pair of BFF's. My first and dearest friend from the 2nd grade is Tracy Ciganek (Swart), we met back in Florida in 1979 and are still the best of friends today. She is the owner of Elegant Blooms in Naperville, IL. We were inseparable back then and we LOVED everything Garfield! 
SVG Cutting Files - Garfield & Odie from BFF Hop (No longer available)
Jaded Blossom - Card Mat Dies & Party Animal 
The Paper Studio - Quatrefoil Embossing Folder 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Wishing Mew A Happy Birthday!

I'll be the first to admit I'm not a cat person, but this file is too darn cute! 

SVG Cutting Files - Present Box Kitty Slide Card
Jaded Blossom Stamps - Meow and Forever & Supersized Birthday Greetings
Patterned Paper: Present- Echo Park Paper - Rainbow Stripe from the Sunny Days Ahead Collection by Laura Passage & Nicole Seitler
Cat - Doodlebug Designs - Starry Stripes from the Patriotic Parade Collection
Metallic (ear piece and nose) from The Paper Studio in Mountian Rose Metallic

I Could Gopher Some Cake & Ice Cream!

I love a good pun and this sentiment is perfect for the cutest gopher birthday card! It reminds me of the cute gopher from Caddyshack which always brings a smile to my face. :) 

SVG Cutting Files - Gopher Cake Slider Card
Jaded Blossom Stamps - Party Animal & Supersized Birthday Greetings

A Happy Birthday You Will Have

I'm back with another male birthday card today. Yoda was always one of my Star Wars favorites. 

SVG Cutting Files - Yoda from the 3rd Annual May the 4th Be With You Hop (No longer available)
SVG Cutting Files - Wavy Card Base
Jaded Blossom - Card Mat Dies and Candy Wars
Digital Paper by Luna Blu Designs at 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Happy Bird-day!

Happy Belated Bird-Day to my Auntie! I was short on time and whipped up this quick birthday card for my mom's twin sister before I took my mom and daughter to the airport so she could visit her this week. I know she will love it since flamingos are her favorite bird.
SVG Cutting Files - Flamingos
SVG Cutting Files - Trapezoid Card Base
Jaded Blossom Stamps - Supersized Birthday Greetings

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Hello! Today I bring you another cute card! Pinkie Pie from MLP! Wishing someone sweet birthday wishes! 
Patterned Papers: 
Hasbro's My Little Pony "Friendship" found at Michael's
Doodlebug Designs - Petite Prints in Bumblebee dot-grid 
SVG Cutting Files Freebie - Pinkie Pie
Jaded Blossom Stamps - Supersized Birthday Greetings

Monday, August 10, 2015

Frozen Birthday Card

I made another card for my birthday stash! Elsa from Frozen is awesome! I am partially biased because Cymbre Walk (the little girl I used to baby sit) is now a grown up and works for Disney as a casting assistant. I couldn't be more proud of her! 

Bazzill Basics - Navajo (card base)
Recollections - Lavender Blue Plaid (insert)
The Paper Studio- Snowflakes Embossing Folder
Elsa Head from Frozen Mini Hop (no longer available)
SVG Cutting Files - Ornate Card Base 
Jaded Blossom Stamps - Supersized Birthday Greetings

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Happy Birthday Momma!

I've been so busy lately with my summer course I didn't want to forget to wish my beautiful momma a happy birthday (and her twin Janice)! I won't say how young you are, but thanks for those genes that make me look young too! 

Generic green cardstock for the card
Craft paper for the top piece embossed with the Forest Branches Cuttlebug Embossing Folder 
Giraffe from SVG Cutting Files Chibi Jungle Animals 
Balloon from SVG Cutting Files Kawaii Balloon
Card Base from SVG Cutting Files Trapezoid Card Base 
Giraffe paper from Grimmhobby Animal Print Origami Paper