Saturday, June 22, 2013

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #8

This is the first time that I am entering the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge.  As soon as I saw the sketch; I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  My niece Krista who is a CTMH Consultant is a design team member.  I would love to be on this design team.  I think it would be a lot of fun.  Without further ado, here is the sketch:

Here is the card I made:

Card stock and design paper is from my stash but the design paper is from a sheet of 81/2 x 11 inch paper and did not have a name on the back.  I've had it for so long that for the life of me, I can't remember where I bought it!  The die cut is from Memory Box - Tilth (is that even a word?) Floral.  I attached it to the circle which I cut with a Spellbinders die.  The rose was stamped with Tsukinek Clear embossing powder and then heat embossed.  The sentiment was stamped with CTMH Hollyhock onto a Spellbinders Grommet Tag.  The pearls are from my stash.  The main image as well as the sentiment were popped up onto foam squares.

I'm quite pleased with this card and I hope that the lovely ladies at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge will consider me for their design team.
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Happy Birthday Brooke!

The challenge this month at the One Crazy Stamper blog is to make a summer card.  I made the following card for my 2nd granddaughter, Brooke.  I'm sure that the ice cream cone designer paper qualifies for a summer card.  The paper is all from Cool Summer by Carta Bella which I bought at One Crazy Stamper.  The sentiment by My Favourite Things (Polka Dot Greetings) which also came with the matching die, was stamped with CTMH Hollyhock.  Button, bling and twine is from my stash.  It wasn't until I had finished this card, that I found a turquiose button which probably would have been a better choice.

Brooke was born 07/07/07 and she  has been a source of joy for all of us, but especially for her Opa.  She calls him her BFF.  She and Opa love to tease each other.  She enjoys dancing and she is the spitting image of her mother and I have the pictures to prove it.  She is a real girly girl but also enjoys running (like her mother) and playing outside in all kinds of weather.  She loves making cards with me and I have to watch her like a hawk or she will cover her cards with all kinds of bling!  Lately she has been telling us that she wants to take guitar lessons.  She received a guitar for Christmas from my son. Unlike my daughter, however; she is not shy at all and can be quite cheeky at times.  One day while we were at their house, after listening to her father ask her to do something, she told him, "You're not the boss!"  He got down on her level, looked her straight into her eyes and said, "But I am the boss!"  Opa and I struggled to keep from laughing.  

Opa and I are looking forward to seeing her and her 2 sisters soon.
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Friday, June 7, 2013

Happy Birthday Sierra!

Tomorrow is my eldest granddaughter's 8th birthday.  I remember the day she was born like it was yesterday.  Opa and I were so excited on becoming grandparents.  When my daughter told us that she was expecting in December of 2004; I told her that I wanted her child to call us Oma and Opa as a way of honouring  my Dutch heritage.

The challenge at the One Crazy Stamper blog for the month of June is Summer.  I thought that the card I made for Sierra fit this category.  Here is my card:

I used a Popsicle stick for the pinwheel.  Card stock & ribbon is from my stash.  Design paper is from a 6 x 6 paper pad - Flower Box by Doodlebug Design which I bought at OCS.  I love this cheerful paper pad and will probably use it to create a birthday card for my 2nd granddaughter Brooke who will be celebrating her 6th birthday next month.  She was born on 07/07/07.

Sentiment is from Penny Black - Sweet Wishes.  Here is the inside of Sierra's card which I personalized with the alphabet clear stamps from Your Next Stamp which I bought at Scrapfest in April.  I also added some blue glitter stars which I punched out.

Here is the clear stamp set from Penny Black.  I've used it quite a bit:

Sierra will be getting roller blades from her parents so Opa and I will be getting her elbow and knee pads along with some pajamas which she needs. 

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