9/9/10

I've Been Carding

LoL... I am enjoying cardmaking and feel that I am getting better with each card...  I think.. giggling

September is a busy Birthday month in my family and with my cardmaking in full throttle, my Mom asked me to make a Birthday card for my sister and with that took the slow approach to keeping it simple.  I must say that it's easy for me to overthink a project and end up with a motherload of embellishments.  For the card base I used Colorbok multi-stripe cardstock, and also Colorbok cream cardstock to print the digi stamp from Bird's Cards, she has such lovely circle frames which has channels to add a sentiment.  Again I used a digi sentiment stamp from Bird's Cards and used WordArt for Dear Daughter.  Now on to the good part, coloring takes me back to my childhood, being an introverted child I had tons of crafting gadgets to placate me and one being coloring books.  I immediately pulled out my stash of Glitter Gel Pens & Colored pencils and presto a simple card with pop.




This card is from me to my Sister incorporating a bit of fun. My sister is all about a good time and full of fun and tried to show that in my card. I used a girly digi stamp I believe from my google search for free digi stamp images. I used Colorbok Argyle cardstock and DCWV 6x4 Matstack. As I'd mentioned earlier, I enjoy coloring with my colored utensils and colored away a hectic day.  Of course, I had to add bling (My Moments Petite Gems) on one of the balloons & her belt… too cute. For the fonts I used Inkadinkado Clear Font Rubber Stamps
I have been looking at the Copic Markers which offers a variety of shading markers in earthtones, but not sure if I can handle the price of them.... just yet.


This card is for my Brother.. again I went with simplicity using Colorbok cardstock & DCWV 6x4 Matstack, together with Bird’s Cards Digi Sentiment stamp. For the name I used WordArt in Powerpoint and finished off the fonts with Black glitter gel pen… could I get any more masculine than that.

Off to see what other craftiness I can tangle myself up in... Have a Great Week.

13 comments:

Cennetta said...

Lovely cards, Sheila. I'm sure all will be pleased with their very own special greeting.

Lori said...

Those are great cards.

Heather said...

So cute! I love making cards too and can just get lost in doing it! I think they are so special.

Shari said...

Great cards! I'm sure they will be treasured by all.

Rosie said...

Great cards Sheila!

robin said...

Fantastic cards!! That is one hobby I've never really tried (yet.)

robin said...

Fantastic cards!! That is one hobby I've never really tried (yet.)

Angela said...

Nice cards! I'm sure they'll enjoy them!

Aminat said...

Lovely Cards Sheila.... I love making stuff for my family.... You will see the love right in their eyes, am sure they will treasure the cards

Myra said...

Beautiful cards Sheila! You should start an Etsy shop if you don't have one already!

Patty said...

Love your cards! I enjoy cardmaking too, and when I get my supplies all spread out, I get on a roll and make several at a time. I am better making batches of them than making one at a time :-) Yours are much more personal!

Olga said...

Pretty cards and lovely blog! I'd love to own some Copics as well. I'm thinking about asking my husband to get them for X-mas!

Tany said...

Beautiful work!