Mother's Day card

Here’s the cute card I made my mom for Mother’s Day.  The design came from silhouette design store – but said Mother. So I figured out how to remove it and change it to Mom.  I printed the Mom on white card stock & foiled it. 

I like how it came out. 

Hope all moms out there had a great mother’s day!


Birthday card

Hi!  It’s Jennifer. So I haven’t been doing much crafting lately – despite being inspired by all the cool stuff at CHA. Some cool stuff came so I got to play a little when I made my mom’s birthday card….

I printed a hummingbird image from my computer – from silhouette online store. I colored it with my watercolor markers. It actually came out good on the first try (I’m not a good colorer) and I was too afraid to try & cut with my cameo (lesson – cut out the item before you color). So I hand cut it. I hate cutting by hand but for my mom I’ll do it. 🙂
So then I took some of the thermoweb adhesive and cut it out with my big shot. I then added foil and attached to the card. I went with a understated background so that it would draw attention to the hummingbird and flower. 
Here’s the card:

Hope you like it!

Have a great day!!!

Sketch Hop, Day 1 AND 2

Welcome to the June Sketch Blog Hop. Everyone has had so much fun doing
these it’s turned into a regular event! In fact, they’ve been so popular, I’m releasing a new app, Crafty Card Galley Sketches & Challenges.  It’s been submitted to the iTunes app store, so I’m hoping it will be out in the next week or so – stay tuned, I’ll keep you posted! 

The
purpose of this hop is to show how all of these talented bloggers can
take the same sketch and come up with totally different cards. If you’ve
never used a card sketch before, give it a try! You are at the first stop in the hop so grab your favorite beverage and sit
back and hop along with us!
I’m trying something new – just adding day 2 card to the day 1 post…so if you didn’t stop by yesterday you only have to visit one spot! 🙂

Here’s the sketch:

Here’s my card for day 2 – a birthday card for a friend

Birthday stack, stampin up stamp, colored with copics, and sticker from a page I had

Here’s my card for day 1 – for a housewarming party for a guy (always hard to do man cards!

Paper from  a stack, stamp from stampin up, Happy New Home & Keys cut with Cameo.

And if you’re in the shopping and inspiration mood, be sure to check out Crafty Card Gallery-  an iPhone app (works on iPad and iPod Touch) that is also available for Android Phones. It is a card gallery for handmade cards. You can follow great designers, and look for ideas. It’s updated monthly so there’s always new great content for you… Now featuring over 800 cards!!! and growing every month!  New update coming soon!
You can get it in the iTunes app store and the android marketplace.
I will choose one comment (from a follower) randomly on 6/6 and the winner will get a clear stamp and some stickers.  I will announce the winner from the Quilling Challenge on Monday (so you still have a chance to enter)…

If you’d like to link up a card you can do so here for an additional chance to win.

Thanks for coming by  be sure to enjoy the rest of the great cards on the hop!

Thank you for visiting my blog – your next stop is Susan http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
Be sure to come back tomorrow since this is a two day hop!

In case you need the full lineup!
Jennifer http://craftycardgallery.blogspot.com/
Susan http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
Ashley http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
Kristy http://scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com/
Zenita http://scrappinwithz.blogspot.com/
Beth http://elizabethspapercreations.blogspot.com/
Kerry http://kerrysscrapplace.blogspot.com.au/
Tonia http://twcards.blogspot.com/
Jamie http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/


Cropped Challenge, March

Hi!
Welcome to the Cropped Challenge!
So if you’re new to my blog, a bit of explanation.  Back in October it was my blog-a-versary.  So I wanted to do something FUN!!! to celebrate.  I have a TV in my craft room, and I often watch/listen to the show Chopped on Food Network. If you’ve never seen the show, it’s quite entertaining. Chefs get a basket of mystery ingredients with just a few minutes, and have to come up with an amazing meal. I find the show quite entertaining, especially when the ingredients seem so… random…
So I posted on my Facebook page that I wanted to do something different and was looking for volunteers – and there were 8 ladies who were brave enough to join me in an unknown challenge!
It was such a hit that I’ve done it a few times since… Everyone seems to enjoy it and it’s definitely a challenge to use these random products together… And so cool to see how everyone does it differently!
Here’s what I told them:
The contents of the envelopes are:
1) Border strip, and a flower. Both were cut from my Cameo, and are white. You have discretion to add whatever color/texture to them; but they should be recognizable on your card. If you haven’t made a flower like this before, let me know, I can try & put a video up or something…  if you’d like to play, you can find them in the Silhoutte market – silhouette rolled rose

silhouette assorted decorative lace band

2) A toilet paper roll. Lots of people have been doing great things with them. You don’t have to use the whole thing; and you can change the color. But I should be able to tell that there is some added dimension to some object on your card (for example, you punch or cut shapes or letters out of it).
3) Some Stampin Up! silver stamping glass. This is a really chunky glitter. You can do whatever you want with it but I must be able to see that some of it is on your card.
4) One more thing – not in your envelope. You must have some sort of texture evident on your card – you can use your cuttlebug, make lines with a scoring tool, whatever you want to do. But the card must have some texture (doesn’t have to be on the whole card).

The only rules were:
You 1) can use any other items you like (card stock, bling, stickers, markers, stamps, etc) on the card. You clearly will need a card base 2) You must use all of the items I sent you, and they have to be identifiable (but you don’t have to use all of it in the card). 3) This challenge only – you can change the color of any item I’ve sent you. They don’t have to stay white. 4) Card can be any size, and any fold you like. 5) Card can be any theme you like….
I gave them a few weeks (just in case the mail was slow), and they created some phenominal cards!!! I have to say, when I was putting all of the pieces together, I couldn’t imagine any cards as awesome as what was created!

Here’s the contents of the envelope:

Here are the cards: (name of designer below the card):
Be sure to visit their blogs and give them some love!

 Donna Phelan

 Jamie Rogers Moore

http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com

Jennifer Restivo
(you’re already here – www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com

 Kimberly Scott

http://www.todianewithlove.com/

 Rachelle Larsen

http://creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com

 Robyn Yee-Tarjamo

Shawnee Penkacik

http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com

Regina Cooper Hardy
http://cardsbyregina.blogspot.com/

Crafty Card Gallery is an iPhone app (works on iPad and iPod Touch) that is also available for Android Phones. It is a card gallery for handmade cards. You can follow great designers, and look for ideas. It’s updated monthly so there’s always new great content for you… Now featuring over 800 cards!!! and growing every month!  New update was just released!

You can get it in the iTunes app store and the android marketplace.


Hope you enjoyed all of these beautiful cards!So, to make this more interesting, you, my blog readers get to vote for your favorite card……

Please put your favorite card in your comment… If you can’t choose one that’s o.k. too!
I will select one comment from a follower randomly for a prize.. I’ll be giving away:
1)  some Tim Holtz alcohol inks for one commenter…  
2)  some Tim Holtz alcohol inks for one card maker 
3) and if you want to play along, you can link up a card too! I’ll select one of those for a prize too!  
I’d love to hear if you’d like to participate in one of these types of challenges in the future or see more of these..
Voting will take place until April 3rd..

Thanks so much for visiting!  I hope you enjoyed the challenge!
Have a great day!
Jennifer