Customized gifts, cards, and mini albums. This blog represents a series of projects,styles,tutorials, and digital files. My passion is to make Art with Encouragement. You can find me on Facebook and Youtube sharing ideas and tutorials, as well as products I love to use.
I made this Christmas card with Hoot 'n Holler and I was determined it look "different". Well, I'm not so sure what happened, but in my quest for adding a little glitter to the card, I suddenly had a flashback to a television interview I saw years ago. All I can say is "Momma owl reminds me of Tammy Faye Baker!" I don't think this one will go on the "for sale" pile, that is, unless it's a personal request. Enjoy!
I made these birthday cards with the Cupcake image from Create a Critter. The circle and scallop are from Mini monograms, and I added a little button and twine to finish off the sentiment. I fell in love with the background paper, and can't wait to make more cards with it. I hope you like it!
"Jimmy cracked corn and I don't care"...I'm not sure what that means, but this popcorn paper inspired the use of the Corn on the cob image from Smiley faces to make what I deem to be a really cute card for just about any occasion. I left the inside blank so each person can write whatever "pops" in their mind ... TFL!
I'm really enjoying the Dude cart I just got and decided to use my favorite cut from it. This card will be for my older brother who is a former Marine and definitely has all the attitude to back up the boots. I designed it on my Gypsy, used he Cuttlebug for the dry embossing, distressed the papers and used Tim Holts Crushed Olive and Vintage photo inks to give it a more masculine look. I also added "screw" brads and twine. The sentiment is hand-written and I hope to have it available in the future as a stamp...Enjoy!
Hi there, I had a fabulous time at an all day crop on Friday where I got to see the new Fall collection for Close to my Heart. If you're familiar with this company, you know how great their stamps and inks are, and the colors are so fab.! Here's a little card I made with one of the sets I came home with. It's so versatile, and the banner is a choice of three. In this case I used the "Thanks" but you can really customize the look of this stamp to almost any occasion. I hope you like it!
I made this card for the Cricut Cards Challenge # 86 "Tutti Frutti". The challenge is to make a card with a fruit, with any cartridge and for any occasion. Keeping with the school theme, I used the Hello Kitty Greetings Cart for the image of the Apple atop the school books. I also used the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge map for this card. It's very simple but I hope you like it!
Here is the sketch :
This week I decided to enter some challenges that seemed too good to pass up. I love to look at the creativity out there and get inspired to make something new. On this card I used the sketch from Mojo Monday. (I totally missed the deadline last night) I combined it with the challenge # 103 over at Paper Cutz Challenge, titled "Schooldays-1,2,3". It required the use of 1 ribbon, 2 buttons, and 3 colors in a Back to school theme. It was hard to keep to the "rules" but nonetheless, I had fun making it. TFL!
For the scallop edge, I incorporated a twill 1 ribbon that has school-theme sayings. On the pennants, I incorporated the 2 buttons, and my 3 colors were Red, Brown, and Green.