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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Happy 9th Birthday Zack!!!!

My oldest grandson, Zack's birthday was April 9th and he turned 9!!!! He's a great guy and I have sew much fun playing and teasing him!!!! NOW, making a card for a 9-year old presented a challenge tome as he is no longer the "kid" type card nor is he a teenager and trying to make something age appropriate presented the challenge but finally I came up with what I'm hoping was the purrfect card!!! (Of course, putting a gift card inside for Toys R Us ensures it was a homerun!)



RECIPE:
  • card was cut 6 x 12 inches using DCWV The Countdown Stack which of course was then scored at 6 inches and then folded in half and chalked around the edges
  • background paper was cut 5.25 x 5.25 inches with the other background set as a "diamond" was cut 4 x 4 inches using DCWV Girl Stack which was a find at the register at Joann Fabrics and Crafts for $4 - this stack not only has great "girlie" designs but also some great ones that can be using for the male gender!!!
  • cupcakes were cut using Recollections Cupcake Punch
  • Deacon Cake from BugaBoo Designs and colored using Spectrum Noir and Prisma Markers with Prisma Colored Pencils and fussy cut around the edges and puff-dotted on the card
  • birthday sentiments were from Create with TLC which were chalked around the edges. One of my very most favorite sentiments that Create with TLC has at her store, Birthday a Treat Sentiment, is purrfect for young and old alike! "Do I Smell Cake?" had previously been offered as freebies on the blog
God Bless and thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate and love reading your comments . . is your comment the next one I read??? 

Much love, hugs, and friendship
Lynne 

this card has been entered in the following challenges:

 Color Me Creative Classroom Challenge #90 Anything Goes

Monday, March 31, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!! Here's a sweet little Irish Lass to celebrate this day along with her daffodil that she's holding!!!


This image, St. Patrick's Day Vintage Lass Collage, is an oldie but goodie from Create with TLC




RECIPE:
  • card was cut 4.25 x 11 inches using Mambi Sheets 12 Months
  • side eyelet was cut using Martha Stewart Eyelet Border Punch on scrap paper
  • Irish Lass' flower was colored using Spectrum Noir  Markers with gel pens, chalked around the edges for antique vintage look
  • sentiment, "My Irish eyes are smiling" was a freebies from Create with TLC which was chalked around the edges 
  • ribbon is Holiday Inspirations from JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts
  • pearls were added along the edge to complete my card
By, the way - April Fool's!!!

God Bless and thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate and love reading your comments . . is your comment the next one I read??? 

Much love, hugs, and friendship
Lynne 

this card has been entered in the following challenges: 

A Gem of a Challenge: Ribbon and Lace

Happy Birthday Amy

Bob's daughter also had a birthday in March. She lives in OR which meant we didn't spend her birthday with her but Bob called her to wish her a HAPPY and of course, I made her a card . . . .



RECIPE:
  • card was cut 6 x 12 inches using Kumari Embellish by Dena Designs, Inc. which of course was then scored at 6 inches and then folded in half and chalked around the edges
  • background paper was cut 5.25 x 5.25 inches using an hydrangea flower print in the purples
  • gate was cut using black Recollection cardstock and Cricut Ornamental Iron 2 Cartridge
  • Anastasia from Lacy Sunshine was colored using Spectrum Noir and Prisma Markers with Prisma Colored Pencils and fussy cut around the edges
  • birthday sentiments were from Create with TLC which were chalked around the edges and had previously been offered as freebies on the blog
  • flower is Recollection Floral Embellishments
  • pearls were added to her hat because she just needed to have her vintage pearls
  • feather was added to her hat to complete her vintage shabby chic appearance which reminds me of a Dickens character
I know I haven't been around or creating much this past month and I thank you for visiting me today. It's been a rough past two months both mentally and physically. I'm hoping and praying that things are on the upswing because I sew love to create and to read your comments. 

God Bless and thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate and love reading your comments . . is your comment the next one I read??? 

Much love, hugs, and friendship
Lynne 

this card has been entered in the following challenges: 

Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog Challenge #30 Add Flower(s)