Thursday, March 25, 2010

Come on Spring!

Well...we had what seemed liked Spring weather for just a bit...but it has, of course, disappeared! I told my husband several weeks ago that this was the "fake" Spring that Illinois experiences every year. I hate to say that I was right, but today was down right freezing!I received a new set of Hero Arts stamps in the mail last week and have been making flower cards like crazy! I think that what I like most about the Big Flowers set (CL375) is that the flowers are BIG! They stand out fairly well and make a great focal point for lovely Spring cards! Below are several of the cards I've made. I look forward to giving them to several friends who have been such a great support and encouragement to me during the last couple of weeks! I thank God for them everyday! Other supplies: "Find Joy Everyday" and "You Can Be Yourself..." Hero Arts CL129 Dragonfly and Butterfly Hero Arts CL379 Challenges: All Sorts-Spring Hero Arts-Spring

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Proud to be Irish!

Being part Irish is something that my grandfather is very proud of! Because of this, I decided to attempt to make him a St. Patty's Day card that would show him that I, too, am proud to be Irish! First, I cut a card from the Don Juan cartridge with my Cricut Expression machine. I wanted to use the sentiment, "Top O' the Mornin'" so I wanted the cover of the card to mimic a sun. The rays of the sun are paper strips and "Kiss Me, I'm Irish," is suspended in the middle of my green Irish sun. When you open the card, you see the sentiment again and a message to my grandpa! This card was made with the Paperplay Challenge in mind (seeing double), as I have two butterflies and two "Kiss Me, I'm Irish," sentiments. Hopin' my grandpa, who I call Grandbobby, sees how proud I am to be Irish too! "Top O' the Mornin'" and "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" (Studio G) Flourish Background (Hero Arts)

Friday, March 5, 2010