That’s right, it’s spring . . . well at least on the calendar!! This is the time of year where we do get some lovely sunshine and warmer days, letting us know we are past most of the winter, and warmer days are coming. Where I live we will still get some more snow, but I do love those warmer days we are treated to. My card today has a real spring feel to it with butterflies and flowers.
It’s almost Spring, and soon (we hope) the weather will be warm enough for the motorcycles to come out of winter storage. I don’t ride, but MSH (my sweet husband) does, and I know he has a buddy at work that wants the snow to go away and the nice weather to start so they can ride together. It is those thoughts that inspired today’s card.
It is always nice to have some extra birthday cards on hand, because let’s face it, sometimes we forget someone’s birthday until the last minute. It is then that you really appreciate the fact that you made a few extras a while ago, and have a beautiful handmade card ready to send!
I love when I find the perfect sentiment already in a stamp. It makes card making simple, and helps create a card that is just right for the person I want to send it to. This masculine card has just the right amount of teasing fun!
The Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge #SUOC218 right now is a colour challenge, and includes some beautiful bright colours, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, and Lovely Lipstick. You could also use Mango Melody, but for this card I did not.
I used to own a 1966 Mustang coupe. It was Tahoe Turquoise, and I loved it. When spring arrives and all the old classic cars hit the road again I really miss having it. Since I was playing with the Classic Garage Suite, I decided to make one with my car on it
A good friend of mine belongs to the same ski club I do. Many Wednesday’s through the winter you will find us together on a ski hill in the Collingwood area. Read the full post to find out why I made this card.
I have spent some time playing with the Classic Garage Suite. I got this a few months ago, and used it for our Girls Get Away Weekend in January, (see the card we made here), but I haven’t used it much since and it was calling to me. Today’s card could be used for Father’s Day (if you are really organized and want to make one now!), or for Dad’s birthday, or any time you want to let your Father know you think he is great.
Do you have a collection of beautiful tea cups? My Mother had lots of beautiful tea cups that she used on a regular basis. When I was little and her friends came over they would always have tea in lovely china cups. I used to love seeing all the pretty colours and patterns, and picking which ones I liked best. I decided to create a pretty china tea cup for my card for the Global Design Project Sketch Challenge.
I have been playing with the Floral Romance Suite from the Occasions catalogue, and it is wonderful. I couldn’t stop creating!! I have put together a tutorial of nine cards and I would love to share it with you for FREE.
Last month at this time (as I’m writing this post) I was getting ready for my wedding. Since then I have been to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic for my fabulous honeymoon, skied several times including a trip to Quebec, and started to settle into married life! As we celebrate our one month anniversary with Date Night, I wanted to make a special card for MSH (My Sweet Husband).
Each year a group of us do a ski trip to the Eastern Townships in Quebec. My friend’s Dad lives in Magog, and we stay with him, have a great visit and some awesome skiing. I always like to make them a Thank You card to let them know how much we appreciate their hospitality.
I don’t send a lot of Valentine’s, but I usually try to get a few cards out to some friends or family to let them know I’m thinking of them and appreciate them in my life. This year, with the wedding and honeymoon, I have been somewhat behind in my ‘general’ card making, so I haven’t had a chance to make many Valentine type cards. Here is one I did make.
I had so much fun preparing for our wedding. It was a very “paper-crafted” wedding, with lots of handmade decor that reflected the joy MSH (My Sweet Husband) and I felt as we shared our vows with family and friends. These were the table favours and name place cards I made for each of our guests.
Dragon Flies are beautiful insects and I love to see them at my cottage. When the dragon flies come out, we know the blackflies are gone, and they eat lots of mosquitos, so they are a wonderful sign of early summer. This card shares a pretty, shiny dragonfly and lets a friend know you are thinking of them.
We all find inspiration in many places. All sorts of people, places, events and activities can inspire and motivate each of us to try something new, work towards a goal, help others, and much more. I am greatful to everyone that inspires me in some way, and sometimes they don’t even know it.
I have many amazing friends within and beyond the crafting world. Each one is very special to me and makes my life better. I’m grateful to have them in my world. Today my card celebrates all my friends.
I mentioned in a recent post that I love the new Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper that you can get free during Sale-a-Bration (SAB) with any $60 order. While I was making that card, I punched several butterflies from the paper, and this card uses some of them.
It’s here! Today is my wedding day. There has been lots of fun going on as we have prepared for this very special day, and I want to share some of it with you. As a crafter, and mostly a paper crafter, you know I was happy to have lots of opportunity to paper craft many things for my wedding.