Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Dance Teacher Thank You card

Hello and happy Tuesday!

This is the final thank you card that I'll be sharing for my daughter Makena's dance teachers.  She graduated and after 14 years will not be dancing in the fall.
This card was for the studio owner who was her main teacher all those years.

I used a gate fold to make it a little more formal.

The inside didn't photograph well but it turned out nice in person.

And when you get the chance, I hope you dance.
I think this is such a fitting way to end Makena's dance career. 

Maybe she'll choose to dance at college.
She's planning to wait for now and see how busy her course load is.
Either way I just want her to be happy.
Love you Mahkey!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Happy Birthday Co-Worker!

Hello Ai fans! 

Today I'm sharing a birthday card that I made for my friend.

I work in a school so I don't usually see this co-worker for her birthday but I didn't think it's fair that she sort of gets "jipped" by never getting to celebrate at work.

The verse on the inside couldn't be more true!  
Grab this set now!  You're going to love it! So many cute sayings!

Copics used:
N4, C7, RV09, RV55, E33, E35,
G07, T1, BG0000, B01

Saturday, August 11, 2018

I Brake for Scruffy Dogs!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a fun little birthday card made with a set from I Brake for Stamps.  This can be found as 
or on 

I combined the cute dog set with a die set from Paper Smooches.

The verse I used on the inside is part of a sentiment from Turtle Set.
I masked off the part I didn't want for this card. It can also be found on Sea Critters Complete Set - 14 Stamps.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Art Impressions Reel Great Guys Set

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing

My card fits the latest challenge over at Art Impressions...card & envelope.

I wanted a fish facing both ways so I stamped the fish facing left, flipped my paper over and traced the fish on my light board so he'd be facing right.

I hand drew the dock to add a little something extra and used some of the same stamps from the card to decorate the envelope.

There's a clear piece of acetate at the top to add a little support and also give some of the clouds something to float on.

I think these two are very happy in their little fishing boat...not a care in the world.

G12, G24, G94, G99, BG01, BG10, BG11, BG49, 
R05, R37, YR14, YR15, YR21, C00, N2, E00, E15,
E35, E81, E93, W3, W5

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Dance teacher thank you card

Hello and happy Tuesday!

Today I'm sharing another dance teacher thank you card.

Dance was my daughter's passion. She's undecided if she'll continue to dance when she goes to college though.  She wants to get settled in and then see if she has time for it.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Art Impressions Bug Buster

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a card made with
4374 – Bug Buster

I recently got a new paper pad and it had this adorable ant paper.  The second I saw it I wanted to use the Bug Buster with it!

Here's the inside of my card.

YG07, YG23, YG67, B18, B24, Y15,
YR15, C0, N2, N4, E35, E41,E51, E93

Saturday, August 4, 2018

I Brake for Sunflowers!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a fun summer birthday card.
I used

Over at IBFS they have some really cool sunflower images.
Some are more traditional like the one I used and some are more "modern art" styles and even some stained glass.

Don't forget...you can always
when you use my coupon code

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Dance Teacher Thank You card

Hello and happy Thursday!

Today I'm sharing another dance teacher thank you card.

I just fell in love with this verse when I saw it.  This was so my daughter and her friends when they were goofing around during breaks.  I'm going to miss all the dance moments!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Dance Teacher Thank You

Hello and happy Tuesday!

Today I'm sharing another dance teacher thank you card.

I used a Quickutz die for the dancer and mounted her on acetate so that you could see through to the dance paper on the inside.

I placed a spot on the back of the card where I could
jot a little thank you for the teacher.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Floral Birdhouse Wedding card

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a very special wedding card.
One of our good friends oldest son is getting married in September.
I know, I'm a little early but when inspiration strikes...you make the card.

I've used two different Art Impressions sets on my card.

I decided to make a step card but with a little twist.  Each step is a little smaller than the one before it.

You'll notice some gold paper on my card. My kids graduated high school in June '17 and June '18.  I had used various spray paints to make some decorations.

I decided to give something a try.  I took some plain white paper and sprayed it first with the gold spray paint and then with the Gold Glitter Blast.  I LOVED how it turned out!  Bonus...it's so cheap to make.  No more paying $2.00 for a sheet of metallic paper!

I took a hat pin and added some beads to it.

It's tough to see all of the layers of the card in the photos so I laid the card out flat so you could see it all.

I think this is the most extensive card I've ever made.  I actually made two of them and together they took me about 12 hours to complete.

Here's the "envelope" that I made for it.  Due to the bulk of the card I decided to do a gift "bag" envelope.  The card is 1 1/2" thick when closed.

E31, E33, E35, G20, Y11, YG03, YG63, W5,
R32, R83, R85, RV52, V0000, V06, V12