Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Embrace The Crooked Card

Don't you just hate it when you spend all day making a card and it does not turn out! This card is a perfect example of why my blog is called Crooked Card Creations. I thought I was putting the layers on straight! I guess my head was tilted when I was putting together this card. Now I will have to give this card to my Mother. My mom is 83, she is in great shape and still has all her wits, whenever I give her a card she takes it apart and puts the main image in a frame. I don't know why she does this, she also hoard tin foil so go figure!! So she usually gets any card that is crooked, because I know she will take it apart. Thanks for looking and just tilt your head and everything will look straight!

Supplies: SU Embrace Life and Canvas, Liquid Pearls Petal Pink, Shimerz Opal, Martha Stewart Fern Punch, Paper Leaves, Pink Pearls that Don't look pink in the picture, Pink Crystal EP, Nesties, Offrey Ribbon,

Sunday, December 28, 2008

It Was A Good Day For Ducks

After battling flood waters for the second time this year, I thought it was fitting to make a card with ducks on it! Isn't this the cutest paper! It is all one sheet from Sassafrasslass and is available at i {heart} papers! This duck stamp is one of my favorite images and it goes perfect with this paper. Thanks for looking!

i {heart} papers Supplies Sassafrasslass Golden Love Paper
Other Supplies: Ducks Stamps Happen, Paper Source Ribbon Butter

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Hearts and Flowers

I put all of my Christmas stamps away today, I am just about Holiday-ed out. I know I say this every year, but I really am going to try and start earlier next year! I made this card for the Limited Supply Challenge at SCS. The challenge was to make any card that did not have a Christmas theme. That worked out perfect for me since mine are stashed away! The main image is from Inkadinkado called Romance Frame which is available at i {heart} papers. Kate has some great new Valentine goodies in the store, stop on by and take a peek!

i {heart} papers supplies: Inkadinkado Romance Frame, Nestabilities
Other Supplies: Prism Paper, PTI Brown, Prima Flower, Brad, Martha Stewart Heart Punch, Cuddlebug Embossing Folder, PTI Brown Ribbon

Friday, December 26, 2008

i {heart} papers sale !

Happy Friday! i {heart} papers is having a one day sale today! 15% off your entire order, just enter the coupon code IHPgift! Also please welcome Dee Jackson to the i {heart}papers Design Team. Stop over at her blog and give her a warm welcome!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Masculine Valentine

I wanted to make a Valentine that would be suitable for a man. You know, no ribbon or sparkle! This is what I came up with! I actually dragged out my Cricut for this card to make the love sentiment! Thanks for looking!

I'm Ready For Sping!

I made this card for last weeks SCS Sketch Challenge! I don't know about you, but I have already had it with winter! If it is not snowing here it is -20 below zero. So I am really, really ready for sping!

Happy Birthday

I have been making cards, I just have not had a chance to post them! I need a whole bunch of Birthday cards because pretty much everyone in my family has a bithday within the next two weeks!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Look What I Got!

I was so excited when the doorbell rang and this was at my front door! These beautiful flowers are from my twin sister Catherine as a little early birthday gift! Our birthday is on Christmas Day and somehow gets lost in the shuffle, so this was such a delightful suprise!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Get Well

I made this card for a dear friend who has a terrible cold. I also made a pot of chicken soup to bring her. I thought this cute little image from The Cat's Pajamas would be perfect for this card.

Supplies: Paper My Minds Eye Aspire, PTI Kraft, Brown Stamp, Chicken Soup from The Cat's Pajamas. EK Success corner Punch, Buttons, Nesties, Rope Cord.

Monday, December 15, 2008

I Forgot....Again

This card was for the Inspiration Challenge at SCS. The Inspiration was from the Esty Store Block Party Press, and this was my inspiration piece called logs are the new diamonds! This cute little guy is from the stamp set called Bubs The Beaver from Our Craft Lounge and is available at i {heart} papers. Thanks for looking!

i {heart} papers Supplies: Stamps Bubs the Beaver
Other Supples: Copics, Pti White Paper, Bazzill Green, Cuddlebug, Brads, Leaf Ribbon

Christmas Thank You

I made this card for the i {heart} papers design team challenge. Our challenge was to make a holiday thank you card. I am starting to think I could use a lot more of these cards! These cute snow people are from the Winter Family Set, and could really be used all winter long! Stop by all the DT Blogs and check out the Holiday Thank Yous!!!

i {heart} papers Supplies Winter family Stampendous,Memoris Winterberry Paper
Other Supplies: PTI White, Bazzill red, Glitter, Copics, EK Success Flourish Punch

Friday, December 12, 2008

Thank you Hearts

I made this card for the Limited Supply Challenge over at SCS. The challenge was to use or recycle something on your card. I had started the layout for this card a few weeks ago right in the middle of preparing for my holiday parties so it wound up in my scrap pile. I am so glad I went through my scraps because this brand new sheet of GDD Studio paper from i {heart} papers was in there. I love this paper, as a matter of fact I orders several sheets of this paper and I think I will need to order more. The sweet flowering heart image from Impression Obsession is also availabe at i{heart} papers. The wrap around the sentiment is the flourish punch from EK Success. I just punched out the florish and wrapped it around the oval. Thanks for looking!

i {heart} papers supplies: Paper GCD Studio Changing Colors, Stamps, Impression Obsession Sweet Hearts, Nestabilities
Other Supplies: Copics, EK Success Flourish Punch, MFT Sentiment, Sparkle Gems

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sorry I Forgot

Isn't this the cutest image! When my Niece Brooke saw this card this morning she was all excited that their was an elephant on it. She is just about nineteen months old and her vocabulary skills have just exploded. She wanted to kiss the elephant, so I had to upload really fast before it had kid kisses all over it! This image is from Our Craft Lounge and is available at i {heart} papers. Kate (the owner) has new items arriving almost daily. If you are like me I am already starting to think Valentine's, and i {heart} papers has some of the prettiest papers, images and ribbon for Valentine's Day! Make sure to check out Amber's Blog, she has some great blog candy!!!!

i {heart} papers Supplies: Stamps Our Craft Lounge Lil' Pea-Nut, Nestabilities
Other Supplies: Paper SU basic Grey, and Basic Grey Ribbon, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Bazzill Pink , Cherry Blossom DP

Monday, December 8, 2008

Tea For Two

After two days of hosting parties, I am really ready to get back to stamping! I am already holidayed out, so I decided to make a card with spring colors today. This image reminds me of the time my twin sister, Catherine, and I went to Marshall Fields on State Street in Chicago to have High Tea in the Walnut Room. We were Christmas shopping and knew that it would probably be the last year that the store would be Marshall Fields (before becoming Macy's). We sat next to the 45-foot tree adorned with Swarovski crystals as the waiters brought three-tiered platters of scones, tea sandwiches, and sweets--which were REALLY sweet! Everything was just perfect, until we ate the sweets, because of course, they were REALLY sweet. To top off our High Tea we had, obviously, tea. But this was not the herbal tea that you drink before you go to bed. This was the kind of tea that they made with the leaves in front of us and had some insane amount of caffine in it. Needless to say, my sister and I were bouncing off the walls of the Walnut Room with all of the caffine and sweets (they were REALLY sweet) that we had just consumed. It was such a great memory and I am so happy that we got to experience it before Marshall Fields closed.

Supplies used
Stamps: Inky Antics
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Paper: Bazzill yellow, GCD light stripe
Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Martha Stewart Border Punches, Corner Rounder Punch, Prima Flowers, Sparkle Gems, PTI Sweet Blush Ribbon
Ink: Memento Black

Edited by Sara

Thursday, December 4, 2008

It's A Dog's World

Isn't this the cutest image! These new images from Our Craft Lounge are available at i {heart} papers. These stamps are perfect for me, I am always making cards for my niece Brooke and now I am going to be a Great Aunt again in May, so I need a lot of fun kid images and these are perfect! This stamp set is called Pat The Dog, but you really need to check out all of stamps, they are so cute.

i {heart} papers Supples: Stamps, Pat The Dog, Nestabilities,
Paper Basic Grey Blush, Snaps, Brads, Copics, Cord

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Sara

This card is for my daughter Sara's 23rd birthday. Ever since she was a little girl she loved to dress up. I can remember going shopping when she was ten or eleven and she would stare at the high heels and the jewelry in the stores, and she would say "I can't wait until I am old enough to wear all of this." Well, I am happy to say that she dresses up every day for work in heels and fabulous jewelry!
When I saw this Rubber Romance image I knew right away that this was going to be Sara's birthday card. Thanks for looking and Happy Birthday Sara!

Supplies: Stamp Rubber Romance Paige
Paper: The Paper Company Artic White, Silver Metallic
Accessories: Copics, Fun Flock, Glitter, Silver pen, Cuddlebug Swiss Dots, Scallop Corner Punch, Pearls and Flowers Pretties Kit, Offrey Ribbon

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Five Golden Rings

I made this card for the Twelve Days Of Christmas Challenge at Paper Craft Planet. The Challenge today was to make a card with circles on it. I needed a 50th Anniversary card, so this challenge worked out perfect for me.

Supplies i {heart} papers Circle Nestabilities, s.e.i.Windsor Stack Paper, may Arts Ribbon
Other Supplies Cuddlebug Embossing Folder and Heart Die, The Paper Company Gold Metallic