Saturday, September 18, 2010

Simple Saturday

Happy Birthday_3_September 2010


This card last night with scraps left over from the card I posted last night. I wanted to play around with the Banner Day Die-namics that were part of a recent My Favorite Things order. I think the card would have been cuter had the pennants been cut from patterned paper. It could be personalized with alphabet stamps, providing I give it to someone with either a five- or three-letter name. Bjorn, maybe? Cam?

Materials & Tools: White Daisy Textured and Holiday Red cardstock; DCWV Indian Summer Fall Matstack; Star Spangled Blue ink pad; Happy Birthday stamp set; Cranberry Waxy Flax; Cuttlebug w/My Favorite Things Banner Day Die-namics.



Thinking of You_September 2010


This card is a sampler of Close To My Heart’s new colors. I was inspired by one of the cards in this post on the Less is More blog. The new colors are pretty. However, I like many of the colors they replaced, too, so with the new, I am feeling a bit of loss as well. Of the new colors, I think Sky and Pear are my favorites.

The circles and sentiment were adhered to the card with foam mounting tape. I scored the detail on the right side with my Martha Steward Scoring Board.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy cardstock; Black, Sky, Cotton Candy, Smoothie, Gypsy, Pear, Lagoon, Pacifica, and Sunset ink pads; Hero Arts Antique Brocade stamp and Thinking of You Stamp set; Sparkles; Martha Stewart Scoring Board; 1-inch circle punch; Round sponges; 3M foam mounting tape.




Butterflies_September 2010

This next card was inspired by a card in this post on the Inky Doodles blog. If you look at the link and do not see a card that looks anything like mine, it is OK. Now you know what kind of memory I have. I remembered the verse. My butterfly should have been a leaf. Or, maybe not. The verse – a favorite – is certainly appropriate for a butterfly.

The butterfly was stamped on smooth white cardstock and sponged with Gypsy and Sky inks. Actually, the butterfly was stamped and sponged several times. I don’t know if the new inks are different somehow or what the deal is, but they don’t seem to “sponge” well. I will have to play around some more before passing judgment, however. The sentiment was computer generated. The butterfly’s antennae are wire.

Materials and Tools: White Daisy Textured and smooth cardstock; Black, Sky, and Gypsy ink pads; Grey Wool marker; Hero Arts Butterflies stamp set; Computer generated sentiment; Black Wire; Glitter Stack; Quickie glue pen; Round sponges; 3M foam mounting tape.



Say it in Style_Sept 2010

This card was inspired by Jeanne (of Creative Bliss fame) on this post. Again, I was playing around with a new Close To My Heart color – Lagoon. Other than the fact the paper was embossed by Mathias, who still loves the Cuttlebug and Grandma’s punches, there isn’t much to explain.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Black,and Lagoon cardstock; Black and Lagoon ink pads; Hero Arts Antique Brocade stamp and CTMH Say it in Style stamp set; Sparkles; 1 and 1-1/4 inch circle punches; Cuttlebug w/Swiss Dots embossing folder; 3M foam mounting tape.

A Slice of Life: The boys were here until after lunch. We had a fun morning. This afternoon, I am gloriously home alone. Husband is at a family wedding in Grand Forks – his cousin’s son’s daughter. He isn’t without a date, however, as he had to pick his mother up at the bus terminal in GF about 45 minutes before the ceremony was to begin. I mentioned earlier in the week, that I might stay home, and while he wasn’t crazy about the idea, he didn’t even ask today. Woo hoo. He must have instinctively know I was in need of some peace and quiet. I guess I probably don’t need to tell you what I have been doing. LOL. The fun needs to end for a bit though while I do some housework. The cleaning fairy didn’t show up again this week.

I hope you are having a great Saturday. Thank you so much for stopping by.


Marie said...

Wow, Kathi, you have been busy! These are all gorgeous. I recently got the CTMH SS with pennants so may have to CASE your card :) The butterfly is probably my favorite (they are all fabulous though!)

Laurel said...

They are all simple but oh so pretty!

Alanna said...

What a treat to come and find 4 fabulous cards on your blog today. I love each of them.

I hope you had a great day!

Sharli said...

Hooray for you!!! I love these cards! Each one - the birthday banner is wonderful (a short name would be fun!) the butterfly is so glad it's not a leaf! (tee,hee) The last card is so elegant - I love they way the folder looks when inked up in lagoon! So rich!

Why can't we get good help these days? My cleaning fairy has been MIA for quite some time - and the garden gnome left me as soon as the temps got over 90 degrees! BUMMER!

Have a great Sunday!

Jeanne said...

I am so glad you had some quiet time! All of your cards are fantastic! The pennant one is so cute and I like it without the pattern paper, although I can see where it would be lovely that way too. Thanks for the link on the second card's inspiration (added that blog to my reader). You know how I love me some butterflies and I own that stamp...gonna play with that technique for sure! And finally, I love that last card with the different color! Woweee!

Hope you have a lovely Sunday, my dear, wonderful friend!!

Carolyn Christie said...

They're all very pretty!! Home alone days are fun!! Love the scripture, it was on my wedding invite.
I'm sending the cleaning fairy. :)