Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cards with meaning

Have you ever had a moment and creativity just struck you? I had that moment the other day while pondering a donation I had agreed to do. I heard about Laney Kate's Legacy from another military wife/crafter friend of mine and when I read the story I couldn't NOT do something. (You can read their story here. So I contacted the mom and offered to donate a card set for the auction they are having. After thinking about which stamp sets I have something just clicked...I had to combine two stamps from two completely different sets but I am in LOVE with the results. Here it is...

I think what I love about this card is that it could be used for so much! It's the remembrance ribbon with wings to signify that someone is now an angel. Change up the colors and it could be used for a boy, cancer, etc. It seems that almost every cause out there right now has a ribbon. I had some trouble figuring out which color was "supposed" to be for infant loss so I gave up and made it pink for sweet little Laney Kate. Text could be added to the bottom, etc. So many possibilities!

White daisy cardstock cut 8" x 6" and scored at 4" to make a 4" x 6" card
2nd gen stamping on the background in Blush (stamp from April 2012 SOTM You Are...)
Ribbon stamped in Blush, outlined with Grey Flannel marker - Always Remember A1095
Wings stamped in Blush, outlined with Grey Flannel marker - Princess Wings C1502

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Random Craftiness

Hi lovelies! This pregnancy is finally easing up on me a little and I'm getting a little more energy and motivation to actually accomplish things, amazing right? Right! So I could use that energy to clean the house and do laundry, orrrr craft! I've been choosing crafting maybe more than I should but it's more fun.
So the other night I was in my craft area and straightening up from a marathon of finishing up a custom order (future blog post on that coming soon!) and I got a little inspiration. There are a few birthdays coming up and I wanted to make some cards. I've been hoarding the Dotty for You paper from a special last year and figured I should start using it. Nobody can appreciate it just sitting in my paper box. I'm also waiting on our NEW products to arrive so I can start playing with I figured why not? Here is what I came up with...

It's cute right? Very simple...but I think as you follow my work you will see that I am a pretty simplistic crafter. More is not always better from my perspective.

Here's what I used:
White daisy cardstock cut at 8" x 6" and scored in half to make the base
Dotty for You chevron cut at 5.5" x 2.5" and then cut along a chevron line
Cupcake is a stamp from Artiste Cricut collection (there is a cut that matches on the cartridge but I hand cut around the stamp for this one)
---stamped in Buttercup ink, outlined with Grey Wool marker, colored in with watercolor pencils, and added a few Bitty Sparkles
Sentiment is stamped from the same Artiste collection stamp set
---stamped in Tulip