Sunday, June 30, 2013

Card sketch

Good Morning,
Let's Capture Our Memories posted a great card sketch last Saturday!

The sketch...
My take on the sketch...

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Bridal Shower Cards

Good Morning,

My daughter's bridal shower is this Sunday, so I really needed to get to work making two cards!  We didn't get back from Texas until late Sunday night, so I'm in a huge hurry to get things done and caught up!

My Mom -in - law sent home with me one of her first "pen and ink" drawings that she made roughly 60 years ago, called "Texas Wildflowers."  She's giving it to my daughter for her shower.   At 89 years old, the trip to Wisconsin is just too much for her.  

I used her picture for a theme for the two cards I needed (1 from me and 1 from my MIL).  I followed along with Mojo Monday and Tuesday Morning Sketches
The Mojo Monday sketch...
My take on that sketch...

The Tuesday Morning Sketch...

My take on their sketch...

And the drawing that started it all...

10 years ago at my wedding, she painted me a picture also, which my darling daughter keep trying to take! lol  I have a painting that goes with it for my daughter's wedding also, I post that when I make her wedding card from my MIL.  

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Photo of my In-Laws on their 70th Anniversary

Thank you to all those who wish my In-Laws a happy 70th anniversary!

While I'm so happy they had 70 wonderful, happy years together, I'm so sad to say we lost my Dad-in-law yesterday.  I had been working on a card for them when we got the call and I just can't bring myself to finish it.  He was the best Texan I ever met (second only to my husband and Mom-in-law).  The world lost a great person yesterday.

Friday, June 14, 2013

World is a Garden card

Good Morning!

Boys Rule has posted a sketch, it's been awhile for them, but it's a great sketch!!

I turned it into a card sketch this time, but I'm thinking I may use it again for a layout too.  :)  I just couldn't resist using my G45 papers and sticker for this card.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Friends card

Good Morning!

Let's Capture Our Memories has an awesome sketch posted.  I decided not to turn this one into a card sketch and get some of my pictures scrapbooked!

The sketch....

My take on it....

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Father's Day Cards

Good Morning!

Another wonderful sketch went up on Tuesday over at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Since I wasn't thinking about Father's Day, I didn't have any cards ready to go.  Oopps!  This seemed like the perfect "male type" sketch, so I made two.  lol

Because both my Mom and Mother in law cut off the tops of my cards and reuse them, I didn't add a "happy father's day" to the outside of the card.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Birthday card for Vicky

Good Morning, again!

Mojo Monday posted sketch # 297 today!  I stuck a lot of time and detail in this card making it a birthday card for my friend Vicky... Happy Birthday Vicky!  I also followed The Shabby Tea Room's Sweet as Sugar inspiration.
The sketch....
The color inspiration photo...

My finished card....

which started out looking like this...

which was way to plain!   lol  I added liquid pearls in blue and pink and used white and blue gel pens.
Detail photos...

The inside of the card....
It was embossed with the new Anna Griffin Rosa folder and lightly inked in pink over the top, although it's hard to see in the photo!

Part two of "Our new lawn boy"

Good Morning!

Yesterday I did a layout for SOUS on a piece of K&Company double sided paper.  Today I used the other side following a sketch for My Scraps & More Sketches.

The sketch...

My take on their sketch...
detail photos...
I added some ink with make up wedges to bring out the coloring of the bird.  The foam wedges worked out great... what made it so much better was I had a dollar off coupon, so 32 wedges only cost me $0.77!
 Bentlee didn't even care the the mower wouldn't blow bubbles, he was having so much fun!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Our new lawn boy

Good Morning!

StuckOnUSketches posted another sketch on Friday!

The sketch...

My take on their wonderful sketch...

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Spellbinder Marvelous Squares

Good Morning!

I picked up a new spellbinder die set the other day,  Marvelous Squares.  I cut out enough for several cards while trying out the dies, but only made a few of them so far.  I really love the corners and insides of the die.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

TMS #201

Good Morning!

Tuesday Morning sketches posted sketch #201.

The sketch...

My take on it...

Monday, June 3, 2013

Male birthday card

Good Morning!
Mojo Monday posted sketch #296 this morning.  I love this sketch!  As soon as I seen it I knew what I wanted to do with it.  I always need cards for the guys, and this sketch is perfect for that, thanks Julie!

I found another website this morning, Festisite.  It lets you take text and put it in circles or mazes, among other things... which fit in perfectly with the Mojo Monday sketch.  :)
My take on it...

and a close up of the swirled text...