Happy Ides of March! And Happy Birthday to me!!!
This month’s theme is Birthday cards (since March is my birthday month).
I wanted to share a few cards with you… I’ve been on the design team over at http://cardadaychallenge.blogspot.com/ so I’ve been making quite a few cards lately… so these are a few of the birthday cards I’ve done for them…
So I’ll give you a few 🙂
Wanted a simple black & white card with just some color. Wanted to make the balloons pop, and have it be just a cute little card. These are great adorn it watercolor sheets I picked up at CHA.
Supplies – Adorn It watercolor sheet, Zig clean color pens, ATG, water & paintbrush.
I am obsessed with the Zig pens – I had bought the 24 set at the scrapbook expo – and now have bought the 60 set on Amazon (cheaper than I paid for the 24) – Zig
I thought this would be a great use of a paper pack where all of the papers coordinate and the paper is double sided. It needed more pop after it was done so I added some embellishments and wink of stella. I used the deco foil with dies for the first time – super easy!!!
Supplies – Close to my heart Sangria paper pack, craft easy tear tape. icraft Deco foil, i craft easy cut adhesive, wink of stella gold, queen & co pearls, banner dies from stamps of life & sizzix. Birthday dies (Not sure of brand).
Elizabeth craft designs sticker,
Forever in time chalkboard stickers
Zig Kuretake Markers
Stampin’ Up wildflower memory, sketched birthday
Detail white embossing powder, clear embossing powder
Zig Kuretake Markers
And I wanted to share with you that I’ve been working on some “not cards no paper” crafts – I feel like I’m cheating on cards – but wanted to share with you that I’ll be posting some stuff with items I got at CHA – and I’m excited. It’s been pretty challenging for me (outside of my comfort zone)… but I wanted to try something new (and do scary stuff – a la Year of Yes
– a great book if you haven’t read it yet).
I’ve also gotten quite a few new crafting goodies (I bought the Mint, and some other cool stuff) so there will be some new things 🙂
So stay tuned!
Have a great day! I think I need to go find some birthday cake!
Welcome to the Crafty Card Gallery Fall themed blog hop!
We have 9 very talented card makers who have each designed a fall themed card.
If you’ve never done a hop before, it’s a group of bloggers that have joined together. You hop from blog to blog using the links in each post.
Be sure to visit each of the blogs and comment on the posts. Some of the bloggers are giving away prizes – so you want to be sure to comment so you can be eligible to win.
Be sure to read the full post because I’ll be doing a giveaway!
You’re at the first stop!
I’ve been sort of slacking in the blogging department (don’t know if any of you can relate to that)… and I wanted to have a blog hop to celebrate the fact that Crafty Card Gallery App has been in the apple store for 5 years! I can’t believe it’s been that long – and it’s been a great time! I’ve met a ton of cool people and had a lot of great opportunities from the App. If you don’t know about the app – it’s an iPhone app that has cards so you can look for ideas. You can find designers and read their blogs…
I also wanted to celebrate the app being featured in Craft Industry Today
. Sort of cool to have your app in the magazine for the Craft & Hobby Association! I’ve been a member of CHA for a few years now and it’s been a great opportunity!
So I know you’re here for the card….
I recently went to scrapbook expo and took a watercolor class and bought these Zig Kuretake Clean Color Pens
(note – much better price on Amazon than at scrapbook expo)… and I also bought a ton of other fun stuff – including some super cute stamps from Stamps by Judith & Heather
. This was my first time seeing their stamps and I loved a ton of them (so of course I bought them)!
So here’s my first attempt at using the watercolor pens & the new stamps:
Twine on the leaf that was a Lawn Fawn Die Cut – and the letters are Lawn Fawn as well….
Wink of stella on the leaves
And the leaf in the corner is on an Action Wobble…. Those are always fun!
I will be selecting 2 winners at random on Monday night from the comments on my blog.
Prize #1 – Free copy of Crafty Card Gallery App
Prize #2 – envelope with some mini stamps
Thanks for joining us in the hop!
Here’s the full list in case you get lost: