Thursday, September 3, 2015

CTMH Shower Flowers Thank You Card Set - Card #1

Typically Brent's extended family has their family reunions every even year.  With having Boston in June last year, we knew we wouldn't be able to make it.  The reunion was scheduled in July and was going to be in Wenatchee, WA.

Due to forest fires going on in the area, the reunion actually got cancelled.  While I'm sure most were disappointed, it actually worked out better for us to reschedule it for this summer.  They decided to have it in Newport, OR, which is along the Oregon coast.

To help fund the next reunion, we always do a silent auction.  Every year I've made cards for our auction contribution and this year wasn't any different.  Except I didn't color and solid stamped everything.  Grandma Wilma {always} out bids everyone to win my cards. :)

I made a set of 5 thank you cards for the auction, so I'll slowly be sharing them with you all.  My MIL has also been wanting thank you cards, so I made her a set as well.  I used up my scraps and just pieced these backgrounds together randomly.  I got this paper pack while I was in Salt Lake City and love the color combo.  I hope you all have a great Monday!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hang 10 Sparkle Creations Surfing Oliver Card

This is another of my cards that I made last summer.  While I was shopping at a local craft store, A Joy Forever, I found all the embellishments for this paper pack on clearance.  Since I also still have a limited supply of stuff, it's really nice to have a full matching set.

I'm not sure how Ollie ended up in a pink outfit, lol, but I love the color combo on this card.  My mom loved purple, so it reminds me of her.  My friend Shaela got me the Tiny Attacher last year and I really love it!  I don't know how I waited so long to get it!

I need to go find my SU paper so I can have colored backgrounds again.  I asked Brent twice to go get my PTI paper out of storage and he refused. :(  I have 6 packs of white cardstock...but no worries, I just ordered some.  In the big picture, I figure I'll eventually use it all up.

I'm up in Seattle this week for work.  We're teaching a new workshop for the branch managers and I get to see Tami, our trainer from Las Vegas.  I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

With Sympathy Stamping Bella Calliope Ketto Card

One of my MIL's co-worker's dad passed away and she asked me to make a card.  I'm always kindof late to the trends, lol, and this is my first sunburst card.  At one of my card classes at Kandi's, we did a card with it and I thought I would try it out.

Though these colors are bright, I thought it would be a cheer summer sympathy card.  This paper pack from Basic Grey is still one of my favorites.  I love the pop of bright colors!

Here is a link to a tutorial for the sunburst technique if you'd like to try it.  I was amazed I couldn't find one on Splitcoast.  It does require quite a bit of cutting, but it's not too hard!  I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday!