Monday, March 19, 2012

Card Collection

I decided to make a little card collection out of some DP that I have laying around here. I'm trying hard not to buy paper, but to use what I have instead. My craft room is over run with paper. So, here is a set I came up with. It's hard to see, but the base of the card is basic gray from Stampin' Up! I'm in love with this color combo.

A little bit of Love for the love of my life!

I absolutely adore my husband. He is always showing me ways he appreciates me by giving me flowers at least once a month, if not more (from the time of our first date 20 years ago), he always tells me he loves me, he leaves me notes in the morning if I am sleeping in. He does a lot. I'm not a romantic person at all. When I fix his lunch for him, I like to sometimes throw in a little love note in his lunch. After all, he appreciates it and the kids don't. I stopped doing it for them. LOL! It's just a little 3x3 card I made for his lunchbox. I love it. Not only did he show his construction worker co-workers, he took a picture of it and put it on his facebook. :D I'm getting better at showing my love, I did a little lipstick heart with an I love you message on the mirror for him the other morning. Baby steps...and it's only taken 20 years. Haahaa!!

Quick and Easy

I am trying to come up with quick and easy cards to keep on hand for certain occasions. I was searching Pinterest and came across THIS card. Of course, mine doesn't look 1/2 as good, but I'm ok with it for now.

I'm a bit behind in posting.

Let me see if I can remember the challenges that I have forgotten to post.

February 20th challenge was to make something with wheels on it. Here is my card. Sorry for the picture quality, it was taken from my cell phone. I just free hand drew the car and cut it on the fold of an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper then also cut out a shape for the window. I covered the window with transparency to give it a real 'window' look.

February 28th, our challenge was to make a card with a die cut on it. I used an old Sizzix Owl that I found laying in a drawer and added some googly eyes.

On March 11th, our challenge was to make a card using out "newest" stamp we purchased. Now, it has been SOOO LONG since I bought a stamp myself that I'd have no idea which one to use. I did receive the stamp I used as a gift for this card. It is the newest stamp in my collection. It's called Strength & Hope from Stampin' Up! of course. :D