Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Busy Times

Sometimes as one goes through the day-to-day stuff one forgets how blessed they are.  I don't know why.  It was not a significant birthday by any means, but it did reflect a number rolling over and this year I realized just how old I am starting to become.  I had a lot of well wishes on my birthday and I just want to send a great big thank you to my friends and family, especially since I've been very forgetful and haven't been good about remembering to send well wishes to others on their birthdays.

This was a very simple card.  I've been so wrapped into distressing and coloring my cards that I wanted to make a simple and colorful card so I pulled out some colored paper and added it to my white card stock and then stamped some flowers in Stampin' Ups Rich Razzleberry and then punched it out with a flower punch from Stampin' Up.  The scroll punch is also from Stampin' Up.  

 I haven't sent this card out yet.  I wanted to use one of my new stamps from Our Daily Bread and also I wanted to use the Spellbinders Nestabilities tool I got.  I colored in the middle with Distressed Ink Tattered Rose, The middle was punched out with a scroll puncher from Stampin' Up and distressed in Old Paper.  I love the ribbon that I got from Stampin' Up.  I colored the butterflies in a variety of Distressed Inks and punched them out using a Die Cut from Stampin' Up.  I gave them a sprinkle of Stickles.  The outside of the card was inked using Distressed Ink Tea Dye.

The verse is Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.

I wish you a very blessed day.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

For My Husband

My husband just had another birthday recently.  I always finding making masculine cards a challenge.  Recently, however, I purchased a package of Crumb Cake paper from my Stampin' Up friend, and I thought that would be perfect.  I had left over paper from a designer pack that I bought a couple of years ago which went really well with this paper.  I distressed the light blue paper in Distressed Black Soot from Ranger Ink.  I also used Distressed Ink Spiced Marmalade around the smaller Crumb Cake rectangle and then placed an April sticker from Tim Holtz idea-ology Salvage Stickers Lost & Found set.  I sponged a little color around that circle with distress ink and also used Perfect Pearls - Heirloom to make the 29 stand out in addition to framing the date using Ruby Red Liquid Pearls.  It looks more pinkish or orange than red.  I also used a small piece of the Crumb Cake  and Distressed it with different Ranger Ink Distressed Inks (spiced marmalade,  tea dye, and chipped sapphire).  I then went over it with Perfect Pearls - Copper so it gave it a metallic effect that I was looking for.  I used my decorative puncher from Stampin' Up and I went around the edge in Gum Metal Stickles.  I finally stamped Happy Birthday from an old Stampin' Up set that I picked up through someone on Etsy.