Mothers Day 2013

Just wanted to share 3 Mothers Day cards with you.

4-29-13 MD Flowering Tree

5-5-13 MD Monochromatic

5-5-13 MD Tea

I won’t tell you which one goes to who as one of the wonderful women might see, but there is one for my mother, my grandmother and my mother-in-law.  The purple one has tissue paper on the square, which was interesting to work with.  The teal/turquoise one is monochromatic (MFP Speedy TV Simple Salutations Challenge), though it does have touches of white and green on the flowery paper piece and you can see a bit of the white base card around the edges.  The first is more of a scene card as I used several stamps out of one set to do it.  Love that stamp set, called The Giving Tree (Gina K.).  The flowers on the other two cards are from different flowered stamp sets by Gina K. and the teapot and cup die and stamps are from (MFT).

Thanks for spending some time with me today!

For the Birds

The Simple Salutations challenge on MFP SpeedyTV this week is to use a winter bird.  That kind of had me stumped as I figure birds live all year.  Anyway, I went with this cute bird button (3D sticker) that I thought went well with the greens I used.


The greens go together much better in person than in this photo.


  • Ivory Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight Card (Gina K.)
  • Green Paper (Recollections)
  • Hairy Green Thread (Adornments – EK Success)
  • Green Ric Rac (??)
  • Bird Button/Sticker (K&Company)
  • Tree Silhouettes Stamp Set (Gina K.)
  • Bamboo Leaves ink (Memento)
  • Brown Brush Marker (Marvy Uchida)

On the tree stamp, I used the brown marker to go down the center of the tree and out along some of the branches, then used the green ink pad to tap over it.  I was pretty impressed with how the green kind of softened the brown without covering it completely.

Thanks for spending some time with me today.  I have been playing with a sketch in my head and trying to figure it out for a few weeks, so hopefully I’ll get that one done tonight or tomorrow.

O Christmas Tree

Wait, it’s still July!  Oh well, got stuck in the Christmas mood, though I think I’m out of it after this. . .


Products used:

  • Recollections card stock in red, green and white
  • L9075 embossing template from Lasting Impressions
  • Green and yellow glitter glue from ??
  • Tree Silhouettes stamp set from Gina K. Stamps
  • Sentiment is a Stampin’ Up stamp, but I don’t know which set it is from as I got it at a yard sale.

I still haven’t figured out which card I will do for Christmas 2012.  Thanks for spending some time with me today!

Quick and Personalized

This card was done very quickly, but still personalized, in a way.  I used stamps from 3 different sets to create this card.  I wanted to use this critter (not quite sure what it is, beaver?  woodchuck?) so I took a light variegated green paper and stamped a tree all over it.  Did this by inking the stamp, then stamping twice for the lighter trees.  Next I took a lightly variegated brown paper and stamped the image in brown, then colored it with colored pencils.  Last, I stamped the sentiment in green on the same light brown paper, and highlighted it with a dark brown paper.  The button has dark green thread through it and tied.  (Nothing thicker would go through the tiny little holes.)

The picture was taken at night, so the card looks much better in person.

Very quick and easy for a very busy weekend.  Thanks for spending some time with me today!