Have a Good Luck

We usually get our lottery tickets from a local store and the guy always says “Have a good luck” when he gives us the tickets. He is so nice and he always makes me giggle. It doesn’t take much to humor me people. If you’ve ever met my husband you would know this. LOL

I found out a co-worker was leaving the company and moving on to bigger and better things for her. I knew I wanted to make her a card but had the hardest time picking a stamp to use. Since you all know how obsessed I am with all things Japanese I figured that was a good place to start. It seemed to fit too because whenever I am in the Japan store in Epcot (Disney for those that do not know…and if you didn’t know I am very sad about that!) there are always things that have saying and things for good luck. Ok, ok…so it is a stretch but I felt I needed to justify using a Japanese stamp, again.

I had one picked out from Recollections that I got at Michael’s on sale but when I stamped it…I just wasn’t really feeling the way it looked. So I took inventory again. I decided on Japanese Tilda from Magnolia. I just love her! I stamped her on PTI white cardstock and colored her with my prismacolor pencils and OMS. I added some papers from the Stampin’ Up- Cottage Wall DS paper pack and added Rich Razzleberry taffeta ribbon. This ribbon is fabulous! I love it. I stamped the sentiment using SU’s so happy for you set. I wanted to keep it super simple so I decided on a white card base, also PTI white. Its super heavy and works well for a card base. I threw some DS paper on the inside too. I just started decorating the inside of the cards so that’s a work in progress. I pulled out some prima flowers and added those too. I didn’t have any decent brads or anything for the center of the flowers so I used stickles.

Have a Good Luck 🙂

Inside

I used my prismacolor pencils and OMS to color her. I used PC935, PC1096, PC939, PC1078, PC912, PC934, PC928, PC956, PC917, PC927 and PC1060.

Sweet Tilda

I THINK I am getting better adding the fancy papers. I have been patterned paper challenged for-eva! I made another card today but its almost midnight and too dark to snap a picture of it so I’ll have to get it over the next few days.

Tomorrow’s Friday! Yeah buddy!

 

It’s a Sprinkle

Last weekend I went to a Sprinkle. It’s just like a baby shower, only not as big because it is for a second baby. I knew I wanted to make the card and of course I didn’t start it until the night before. One of these days I am going to do something in advance. 🙂

I really don’t have a lot of baby type stamps so I busted out this image from The Greeting Farm. I colored her with my copics and then cut her out with my circle nestability.

I used PTI white and the pattern paper is Berry Blossoms from Stampin’ Up. The card base is Crumb Cake, also from SU. I added some sheer white ribbon and found a few old eyelets that I had  from SU. They were discontinued a few years ago but the green in the flower matched the paper pretty close so I decided to add them. To finish it off, I added some lavender stickles to her headband, flower and dress.

Closer look

I also decided to add something to the inside of the card. I’ve seen this done online before but each time I attempt it…well lets just say it never ends well.

The picture is a little dark, sorry about that. I took a piece of the pattern paper and attached it to early espresso, also SU, and then took a sheet of the pattern paper that looked like a notebook page and attached that to the inside. I stamped sweet in the top left and baby girl in the bottom right. Not too bad for my first attempt! I have yet another card to share in the next few days too! This is some sort of record I tell ya!

Baby Shower!

A few weeks ago, I went to a baby shower for my friend Caryn. She lives out of state but grew up in NJ so it is nice to get a chance to see her. I knew I wanted to make her a card but I really don’t have a lot of baby stamps. I attempted one with a digi image and wasn’t crazy about it. So….at 2 in the morning I decided to start ALL over again.

I pulled out my Circus Circus set from Our Craft Lounge and colored the hippo and elephant with my prismacolor pencils. I added some stickles to the hippo to give it a little something. I cut it out with my circle nestability and while it was still in the die, I traced the inside with a sharpie. I’ve seen this done online and really think it adds a nice effect.

For Baby!

I cut strips of paper from SU Nursery Nest paper pack and I added some solids using Marina Mist and Pear Pizazz. Then I took some twine in Island Indigo, also from SU, and tied that in a bow. I used Crumb Cake as the base of the card as well.

The morning of the shower, as I was looking at the card I felt like it needed something else…so I added another small circle using the same stamp set- I stamped “sweet baby” and added that.

Now it's done!

I think that small little circle made a big difference on the card and I’m glad I added it.

Two posts in a row! Shocked aren’t you? Well I have yet another one all ready to go for tomorrow so keep an eye out!

The card that almost wasn’t…..

Ok so its March and I am just posting my Christmas Card. I am really bad about taking pictures and uploading them but today I had a few other cards to photograph so I grabbed this one too.

 

I had seen a few cards made with the Reindeer Lights stamp from C.C. Designs and had to have it. I also loved the sentiment that went with it, Sparkly Wishes. Of course just that wasn’t enough I needed to get the Christmas Bulb border die. I decided this was what I wanted to do well before Thanksgiving. However, because I have horrible luck…by the time I went to order the stamps they were sold out everywhere! I stalked every website and was finally able to get them. Of course then the die was out of stock! Here’s where it got dicey. I placed an order for it and after 2 weeks it still hadn’t come, so I ordered it from another website and got the 2nd one before the first one :/ It was a nightmare!

I almost didn’t add the die to the card because by the time I got the die it was probably 2 weeks before Christmas and the string of lights took forever to do but I think the card needed it and I’m glad I took the time to do it.

I stamped the reindeer in memento tuxedo black ink on PTI white cardstock. I colored him in with my prismacolor pencils. (I have to look up the colors I used) I used Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas paper pad for the one strip of patterned paper. I used just about the entire pad of paper so I had different designer paper on different cards. Same layout and style. The base of the card is Crumb Cake by SU as are all the other papers.(Sorry I didn’t look those colors up either..I will and I’ll update this later)

Merry Christmas!

Once I had the reindeer colored, I cut him out with the scallop square nestability and popped him up on pop dots. I stamped the Sparkly Wishes and just cut that out and matted it on a red sheet of paper. For the string of lights, I ran the die through my big shot with black paper first. then again in each of the colors. Then I cut the bulb part off the string and glued them to the black string. Once THAT was done…I added stickles. I only had frosted lace so that’s what I used. I also had cherry cobble twine from SU that I tied around the card. I wanted to decorate the inside as well but after all that I had been through with this card I skipped it.

Isn't he cute?

I only made 50 of these cards. I probably needed a few more but halfway through assembly I ran out of adhesive. I didn’t have time to order it and when I went to the store to get it THEY WERE SOLD OUT! I had to use my Tombo Mono Multi to finish the cards. I was so done. Overall, I really liked the way they came out and I’m glad I didn’t throw them out when I wanted to 🙂

I have two more cards to share! All done, photos taken and uploaded so hopefully I will get those posts up in the next day or so!