My son turned 18 this week. Where did the time go?
I find that cards for the men in my life are the hardest to create, so I was happy to have CAS(E) this Sketch #109 to start with.
Card stock- black, orange Bazzill, Coredinations grey
Patterned paper- My Minds Eye Life of the Party
Stamps- Simon Says Stamp Happy
Ink- Versamark, Hero Arts Soft Granite
Other- Zing black embossing powder, Silhouette Cameo
Spent a little time this week on a card inspired by the retro sketches #91.
Bazzill Cardstock; Country Pumpkin Chowder patterned paper by Jillibean Soup; glitter paper by American Crafts; ‘A Tree for All Seasons’ stamps by SU!; Studio Calico / Hero Arts sentiment stamp; Cup O’Joe ink by Hero Arts; Gold Glory embossing powder by SU!
Here is the sketch:
It was quiet here this past weekend. I spent some happy hours in the craft room. My focus was Halloween– Halloween tags. I used lots of scraps and stickers to create three large tags to accompany treat’s for my niece and nephews.
And, I put together lots of little tags for my colleagues.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut all the tags and then layered cardstock and patterned papers from Bazzill Basics and Doodlebug with stickers from Doodlebug, Studio G, and other unknown sources. I tied them to little bags of candy corn with green curling ribbon
Here are close ups of some favorites.
My family volunteered at the fabulous Curtain Call Ball for Children’s Theatre Company this weekend. My daughter and I were well-positioned to admire all of the gowns as they came in. My daughter- 13 years old- likes bold colors and lots of bling. I prefer classic black. Here is my ball-inspired card:
I stamped Jazzy Swirls by Autumn Leaves in Versa Mark ink and then heat embossed with Zing black embossing powder. I embellished the card with a classy button from Bazzill Basics Paper, a tiny tag cut with my Silhouette Cameo and coated with Glossy Accents, and a scrap of ribbon from my stash.
I have a couple other ball-inspired ideas rolling around in my head, but I’ve been slowed down by a cold (courtesy of the aforementioned daughter). We’ll see if I get them made later in the week.
I set aside my Seattle vacation stuff for a while today so I could dig into a bag of goodies I picked up at Archiver’s terrific clearance sale a week ago. I used the Muse challenge as inspiration for these two cards made with Ki little things stickers and scrap card stock.