Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mother's Day

I needed a bit of a study break after writing a seven page paper about tree dispersal patterns.  Doesn't that sound like fun?  Now all I have left is to study for finals, which are next week.  So, here is what I made on my little study break:

The card base is made using the Arched Top Card Base from SVG Cutting Files.  It is about 5 5/8" tall by 4 1/4" wide.

The girl and the window box is also from SVG Cutting Files, it is the Flowerbox Girl file.  She is about 5 1/8" tall.  I hid her eyes and used a Peachy Keen stamp for the face.  It is from the Cherub Face Assortment.  I inked around the edges of her hair with wild honey Distress Ink and around her dress, hairband, face, and body with tea dye Distress Ink for some dimension.  I added a little pink chalk to her cheeks.  I colored her eyes green and her lips pink.  I then covered the eyes and lips with glossy accents.  I finished her off with a yellow gem bracelet and some gems for the flower centers.

The sentiment on the flowerbox is from a clear stamp set in my stash.  I then used a stamp from My Craft Spot for the sentiment on the inside.

I made this for the following challenges:
My Sheri Crafts: card shape other than square or rectangle
Die Cuttin' Divas: flowers and/or bling
Crazy 4 Challenges: springtime flowers

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Wow, it has been a long time!  I have two weeks left of school, so things are piling up with tests and papers, which leaves little time left for crafting.  However, a friend of mine at work has a birthday coming up and I had to make her a card.  She loves cats, so this is what I made for her:

The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4."  I used Card Mat Dies from Jaded Blossom for the purple mat.  The white mat is made using the Fancy Topper Die.  The sentiment is from the Kitty Kitty stamp set by Jaded Blossom.

The cat is from SVG Cutting Files.  It is from the past Hello Kitty Blog Hop, so it is no longer available.  She was cut at 4" and I hid the face.  I used a Peachy Keen stamp for the face.  It is from the Here Kitty Kitty Face Assortment.  I inked around the edges of the kitty with pumice stone Distress Ink and used some foam tape to adhere the head and part of the front leg.  I then used some gel pens to color the nose and mouth.  I added some Wink of Stella to her eyes.  The bow is also from Jaded Blossom, the Bow Dies set.  I added a purple pearl to the bow and a clear gem to the collar.

The polka dot mat on the inside was also made using the Card Mat Dies.  I used part of the Goody Bag Die to create the white mat.  I then stamped it with a sentiment from Party Animal by Jaded Blossom and paw prints from Kitty Kitty.