Sunday, February 16, 2014

50 - Happy Day

This card was created for my soror's 50th birthday. All of us were supposed to wear stilettos to her party, so I thought it only fitting to put a sassy shoe on her card. 

I pulled out my *gasp* Cricut and used Summer in Paris to cut the shoe. The "50" was done with DIY Thickers and some really ancient Martha Stewart glitter. All of the paper, including the portion with "Happy Day", is from the DCWV Haute Pink and Green Tea stacks. I added the embossing on the background panel using a Cuttlebug folder.

And this makes Project #21 of my 50 Project challenge. Not too shabby considering it's only the middle of February!

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Happy 60th Birthday Baby!

My handsome man is turning 60 today, and of course I had to make him a very special card (using only stuff from my craft room). This card was made using the DCWV Decor Noir stack, Spellbinders Labels Two, Thickers, distress ink and some gold heart-shaped brads I found in my box that may have actually been give to me by my good friend Mary Joyce! I also made an envelope using my DCWV Envelope Punch and paper from the same stack.

Needless to say he loved it!

BTW... here's a little hint! If you happen to have cardmaking software (I won't name names, but they're probably one of the biggest card sellers in the world) on your computer, it's the perfect place to look for sentiments when you need ideas!

Thanks for stopping by as I continue on my quest to use what I have....


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Love is the Dance...'s been a little over a month and I have managed to stay out of the craft stores and online sites. I haven't purchased ANY craft supplies in 2014. Remember, my goal is to use supplies from WrinkleFreeDiva's Workshop to complete at least 50 projects before purchasing any more craft supplies. As of today, I've completed 18 projects (this includes a couple of very time-consuming digital albums) and am feeling pretty good about not purchasing anything. Hopefully I can get 50 projects done before CKC gets here in June.

For my sweetie's card I used my Glimmer Mists to create the background papers, rubber stamps and heat embossing for the hearts and music staff, and my computer to print the sentiment on the paper. Oh, and let's not forget the metal enamel dots that have been in my stash for at least five years, because after all, that is one of my use my stuff!

The inside reads "You're the melody... the magic... the meaning in my life. 

And now I am on to the next project!

Thanks so much for looking!