Tuesday, June 7, 2011

VLVJUN2011-1 and PDCC84

Well, I've been creating, but not blogging! So... I have lots to share today!
First of all, hope everyone is doing OK. I'm great, except for the hot weather we have been having. Thank goodness for air conditioning (and my craft room)!!!!!

June is a BIG BIRTHDAY month for me. Most of my family and friends, including myself, have birthdays in the month of June. And a wedding and a graduation! So I'm gonna have lots of fun, and excuses for stamping!

My first card that I want to share with you was made for a very dear friend, who is having 
the Big"50" Birthday on Friday.  So I had to make her a special card! Instead of being too mean with the "Over the Hill" stuff, I decided to make a pretty card with a little humor added in.

As you can see, this card was designed with this week's 


And I chose the color scheme from the colors that were asked to be used with the


I thought the papers from the "Me and My Big Ideas-Bliss" paper pad were perfect for the Play Date Cafe Challenge , as well as a festive birthday card. 
(As a matter of fact, I use this paper selection again in another card that is included with this post.)

The numbers were stamped on Neenah paper with a stamp set by Stamps of Life called numbers4cake. I colored the numbers with Copic Markers. I added some dots around the middle paper panels with some silver Liquid Pearl. Added some green pearls to the left side to balance the green bow.
The "50" is framed by layers made with the Scallop Oval, Oval and Label 16 Nesties.

This is a closer look:

And the inside sentiment:

This sentiment above is from Stamps of Life -greetings4birthday.

 Hope my friend likes this card!

Paper: Me & My Big Ideas-Bliss; Bazzill
Stamps: Stamps of Life "numbers4cake" and greetings4birthday
Spellbinders: Petite Scalloped Ovals, Petite Ovals, Label 16
Liquid Pearls, Su Punch, green pearls, green Snug Hug seam binding

 Next.. is a Birthday card that I made for my very sweet niece! She is going to be 10 years old!
  I wanted to make her something fun and not too babyish, but not too old.
I saw this on my favorite punch art blog-Punch Art Addiction and fell in love with this bird! Perfect!
This bird is made with Stampin' Up punches! Go check out this blog for lots of fun ideas!

Isn't this the cutest card????? The bird is so silly, but adorable!
I hope she likes it ( I know she'll like the $ surprise inside!).

Paper: Stampin Up Baja Breeze, Tangerine
  and Me & My Big Ideas-Bliss
SU Punches, Sizzix Dies, SU Baja Breeze seam binding

...and  finally a Graduation card:

This  graduation card was very simple to make. 
The cap, stars and sentiment are from a Jolee's Boutique sticker set.
The lined paper is from a Jennibowlin Memo Pad
The background paper was designed on the computer and printed onto cream card stock. 
It just says his name, year, school and congrats over and over. I also got this idea from the internet.

Hope you have enjoyed viewing my cards.

Thanks for stopping by! I love, love, love reading your comments!


Jaclyn Miller said...

Amazing use of your DP's on your card; so fun and bright. Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

Tracey said...

LOVE your use of patterned paper!!! WOW!! Your card are so fun and really make me smile big! Thanks for joining us at The PLay Date Cafe :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

You really do have a lot of excuses to stamp away during the month of June! I love the paper you used on the PDCC card. It reminds me of a soft, vintage quilt. That birdie card is cute, too! Thanks for sharing these with us at The Play Date Cafe.