Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Celebrating Dad

Hey crafty friends!  We have had a wonderful few weeks off with my husband around, but he headed back to work this morning, so I suppose I should get back at it too :)  I wanted to show you the card I made him for Father's Day.  Taylored Expressions released some great stuff for dads back in May, so I paired up some 'new to me' goodies from TE with an older Paper Smooches Set called Word Up.  I used an embossing folder called Brick and two Little Bits dies:  Grill and Sun & Clouds.  I used Distress Inks rubbed along the images to add the dimension.

I was pretty pleased with how easy this card was using a basic sketch, and using the dies made it come together quite quickly.  Thanks for stopping in today.  We have a busy week of baseball, but I'm going to make the effort to get creative.  I can feel my need for it, so I better get my fix :)

Have a great week!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

We have a 15 year old now!

Hey everyone!  It's been a while since I last posted, but it's not from lack of creating.  We've been busy, and with no formal obligations to blog, I've been out of the loop.  I've been creating in my art journals, painting with my PanPastels, and generally just making whatever I want.  It's been liberating and fun!  

Last month my son turned 15. . .wow, it's been a bit hard to swallow but it's only because the older he gets, the closer he gets to leaving the nest.  He's my goofy kid, so I had to make a goofy card for him.  When I first got this squirrel in one of the kits from Studio Calico (which I no longer receive), I thought 'what the heck am I going to do with this?!'  It turned out to be the perfect focal point for my son's card.  As you can see I didn't do much stamping.  The sentiment is actually from a Simon Says stamp called Big Birthday Wishes.

He loved the card, and I'm pretty fond of it too.  Over the next couple of days I'll show you what I made for Father's Day, and hopefully I'll get a chance to create some stuff just for fun and show you that.  My husband has been home after graduating from a recent military college (about to start his second Masters), we've had some wonderful visitors, and I spent some time with my sister after she had her third baby.  As you can see, we've been keeping busy.  

Thanks for stopping in!