August 30, 2016
cricut, Cricut cursive 101 cartridge, daisy, embossing, embossing folder, flowers, gingham ribbon, hello, hi, ribbon trim
So I found a Swap thread called Angel Swap. It’s not a normal swap because you swap names of someone that could use “happy mail/encouragement” in their mailbox (like an elderly friend/relative, or friend/relative going through rough time, someone sick, etc) . Then you get a name and make that person a card. At first I thought “well I should just be making the person a card instead of some stranger” but God prompted me to play this month. This month was a little different as we sent cards to the other “angels” instead of someone we nominated. And it was funny because I got Ro and she got me!! So this card was sent to Ro because she loves daisies! I saw this trim at Hobby Lobby and thought of her and Sketch #1 of the August Card Sketch Challenge and thought they would work well together.
I also made 2 cards for sketch #1 (August Card Sketch Challenge). This was the 2nd ideal that came to me when I saw the trim!!
Link for Angel Swap – http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/1663047/
Link for August Card Sketch Challenge – Sketch #1 – http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/1663085/tp/1/
Cardstock: Bazzill and Paper Studio
Accents/Tools:Cuttlebug Wicker Weave embossing folder, daisy trim from Hobby lobby, gingham ribbon, Cricut Cursive 101 cartridge, Cricut, Glue Dots, Scor-tape
July 29, 2016
Friends, Gerda Steiner Designs, Hello/Hi
best friends, circles, fish, friends, hello, hi, mermaid, punches, shaker card, Sketch Saturday #420, swimming by to say hi, water
Well I have been wanting to jump back in the Progressive Challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs but just haven’t had the time. I’m hosting the August Card Sketch Challenge at Scrapbook.com so while looking for sketches I came across this one Sketch Saturday #420. So this sketch is #5 in the August Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com.
I thought it was perfect for the monthly image at Gerda Steiner Designs this month and couldn’t wait to put it together. I thought this image would be cute to send to my friend and then I found the saying “So glad you’re part of my world” and knew it was perfect to send to my Best Friend. I have also been wanting to make a shaker card since it was the technique challenge July Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. Well the first card I made I put some of the punched circles too close to the edge so it is not a shaker card. So the next card I kept the edges clear so I could put the double sided foam tape around the edges. I have learned after making my first ever shaker card that there must be secrets to this! I ran my images through my Xyron figuring they needed to be flat. Well the beads are sticking to the edges of the images. I’m so proud that I finally used these beads….I got them when the local store closed in 2006!! But I think my best friend will still like it. Last year I sent her a card every month but this year I have slacked but I’m going to send this one just so she knows I haven’t forgot her!!
- Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Challenge – use the digital image provided and get next months image free.
- August Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #5.
- C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #374 – Summer
Digital Stamp: Mermaid @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (shaker card – Sea Water, Bahama) (Swimming by – Blue Oasis, Tropical)
Inks: colored in photoshop and printed on a Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: EK Success punches (3/4″, 1/2″, 5/16″), foam tape, acetate, Art Accentz Treasure Beadz Turquoise