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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Create with TLC: Just saying Hello

Hello
Greetings!

I hope your Thursday is going well.  I have another busy day (and weekend) ahead of me.  I don't always get to take a minute and just say HI or Hello.  So, this card is dedicated to all my crafty friends out there...HELLO! 

I used a 6x6 lilac cardstock base for this card.  I then layered on white and black cardstock and dp.  I used some leftover cardstock and dp to mat my sentiment from Create with TLC.  This card truly is a CAS card.  I really just wanted the sentiment and the dp to do all the talking. The colors were such a contrast of light and dark. 

Hopefully this card will cause a contagious wave of Hellos to those individuals who you think of, but don't get to talk to very often. 

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Now get to creating...


Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Create with TLC: You're the Stuff...

Men are made of

Greetings!

Happy Hump Day!  I am back again to share another masculine card with you.  I don't know what it is with me and all these "manly" cards, but I love the challenge of them.  Honestly, the papers I recently picked up lend themselves to masculine themes.  I also think that the right dp or sentiment can make for some lovely CAS cards. 

I was really inspired by the colors in this dp for this card.  I started out with a dark grey 6x6 cardstock base.  I layered on some teal and yellow cardstock and then dp.  Using a strip of the teal cardstock, I cut it on  an angle and added it to the corner of my card.  I matted my sentiment from Create with TLC on the teal cardstock as well.  I think it is simple, but yet perfect for that manly man in your life.

Thank you for looking and commenting.

Now get to creating...

 
Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Create with TLC: Be the Sailboat

Be the Sailboat

Greetings!

Happy April Fool's Day!  I hope that you haven't fallen victim to someone's foolery today.  I use to be good at pranking people.  I would get my older sister all the time.  However, I haven't done that in a while.  I definitely didn't have time today, because as I mentioned a bit ago, I started a new job and I'm still adjusting my sails.  I am also training to be President of our local Rotary group in 2015.  It is so much work that goes into this role, but I am looking forward to it. 

Today, I am sharing another masculine card with you that is inspired by the dp and the sentiment at the same time.  I saw this paper on sale at a crop I went to recently and immediately thought of Create with TLC's "Be sets."  I love these sets.  They are truly my favorite because they are perfect "stand alones" on cards.  Male cards don't require all the embellishments and frills that female cards do so these Be sets work well. 

I created this card using a 6x6 kraft cardstock base and layered on this yummy deep red cardstock.  I then layered on the dp that has these beautiful red and blue sailboats on them and an antique finish.  I emobossed this really cool blue cardstock that has a sparkle sheen to it and matted it behind and across the card.  I also used a coordinating dp to put behind the sentiment which was matted on red cardstock and cut out using Spellbinder's Wonky rectangle diecut.  As I stated previously,  the sentiment is from Create with TLC's Be Set and it comes with an image as well.  Head over to the store and check them out.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Create with TLC: I'm Sorry...

Aliens took my brain

Greetings!

Yep, it is Monday and I do feel if though aliens took my brains.  I needed my weekend to stretch out a little bit longer.  Oh well, I am please to see that it is finally starting to look like Spring here in Michigan.  The sun is shining and my spirits are lifting.

Today, I am sharing a card that I am sure that several of you out there can relate to.  I actually could have checked all the boxes.  I started out with a 6x6 grey cardstock base and layered on black cardstock and dp.  I wanted to make a masculine card and this color scheme actually can be male/female.  I rounded off the edges of the card using my corner rounder punch.  I then layered another square panel of black and green cardstock.  I matted the sentiment from Create with TLC on dp. 

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Challenge(s):
Sister Act:  Anything Goes
613Avenue:  Anything Goes (optional twist)

Now get to creating...

 
Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!



Sunday, March 30, 2014

Create with TLC: I'ts a JOY...

It's a JOY...
Greetings!

I am still in the mindset of JOY.  There are so many benefits to having joy - physically, mentally and emotionally.  We really benefit from it when we share joy with others.  I believe we are strengthened when we can celebrate the good in others.

Today, I am sharing a card I made using Create with TLC sentiment "It's a JOY to celebrate you."  This would make a good "just because," "thinking of you" or "birthday" card.  The papers were the muse for the card's color scheme.  I started out with a chocolate cardstock base, layered on some peach cardstock and then light blue.  I topped the card off with this wildflower dp, which lends itself to a variety of color themes.  I took a strip of the chocolate cardstock and layered on an opposing strip of dp.  I finished the card off with this lovely sentiment matted on the chocolate cardstock.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Now get to creating...


Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Create with TLC: Live in Joy

Live in JOY

Greetings!

This is a good rule of thumb, live in joy; however, I know that it is easier said then done.  I am teaching myself to focus on those things that bring me joy.  For instance, today I plan on going to see, for the second time, the movie "God's not dead."  I enjoyed this movie so much that I highly recommend everyone to go see it at least once.  I love Newsboys music and this is one of my fav songs and the movie truly does it justice.  You will walk a way with a reinforced since of security and faith in God.

I used a 5/12 x 51/2 rose cardstock base and layered on a seafoam blue and cranberry cardstock.  I then layered on dp, which was truly the muse for the color theme of this card.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC and is matted on cranberry cardstock with a strip of seafoam on the side.  I used a corner rounder to round off all the corners. 

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Now get to creating...

 
 
Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Create with TLC: Happy Healing

Greetings!

It has been a while since I have posted anything.  So much has happened and I am hopeful that tomorrow will bring brighter days.  I was able to get back into the swing of things and make some cards.  A lot of people around me have been sick (including myself) so this card is dedicated to everyone who has been fighting some ailment.  My prayers go out to you for a speedy recovery and Happy Healing.

Here's my creation...

Happy Healing

I used a 6x6 grey cardstock based and layered on this really cool dp that I picked up from an all day cropping event.  I thought this would make for a really cute "male" get well card.  I matted the sentiment "Happy Healing" from Create with TLC on black and red cardstock.  I used the corner rounder to round off the edges.  I then used my Stamp'in Up label punch to make the pills.  I added some glossy texture over the top to make them appear to be plastic.  This is a simple card, but I think the paper and the sentiment really makes it stand out.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Challenge(s):
Wordart Wednesday:  Anything Goes

Now get to creating...

 
Remember:  There are no mistakes in card making, only opportunities for creativity!

Sue Nelson and I

Sue Nelson and I
2009 Rubber Stamp Convention