Monday, February 25, 2019

thank you cards

Happy Monday!  I am hosting the challenge over at BBTB2 this week, and I selected a thank you card theme.  I've used up all my thank you cards in the stash after Christmas, so this will help me get restocked.  I got several amazing craft related gifts for Christmas, including some awesome Stampin Up stamp sets and thinlit dies, as well as my new Cricut Explore Air 2.  I had so much fun working with my new supplies on all the cards below, especially learning to use Cricut Design Space with my Explore to attach cursive letters.  Our design team over at BBTB2 has shared lots of great projects and you can link up your own thank you anytime over the next two weeks.

Card #1

Wild Card-many thanks
Stamps/thinlit-SU Swirly Bird stamp set and thinlits for flower and wave

Card #2

Beyond Birthdays-merci
stamp set-SU Abstract Impressions 
Inks-melon mambo, mango melody, calypso coral, wisteria wonder, flirty flamingo, granny apple green

Monday, February 18, 2019

Happy Monday!  It's a cold, snowy President's day here in KC!  I am just over this whole winter thing!  It's nice to have the day off with the fam though and I'm rewarding myself with crafty time after doing laundry :).   I think I mentioned a few weeks ago that I'd been sick with bronchitis and ordered a whole bunch of Stampin Up goodies while doped up on the good cough syrup.  Truthfully, I wasn't even sure what I ordered later, so it was an exciting moment when the SU box arrived full of goodies, to see what was in there!  There were several new stamp sets, some new ink colors, embossing folders, and thinlit dies to use in my Big Shot.  Plus some free stamp sets for the SU Sale-A-Bration!  Such fun to play with!!!!  It was like Christmas all over again, lol!  I'm sharing two cards below that I made with some of my new things.  Hope you all stay warm and have a wonderful week!

Art Philosophy-scalloped circle
Thinlit dies-Sizzix for SU stitched circle, congrats from SU Sunshine Wishes set
ribbon-calypso coral from SU
Paper-CTMH smoothie and white
embossing folder-Pinewood Planks
Stamp set-SU Abstract Impressions
Ink-SU Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Granny Apple Green

Art Philosophy-scalloped circle
Thinlit dies-Sizzix for SU stitched circle, heart and love from SU Sunshine Wishes set
ribbon-SU Calypso Coral
Paper-CTMH smoothie and white
embossing folder-SU Pinewood Planks
Stamp set-SU Sunshine sayings
Ink-SU Calypso Coral

Monday, February 11, 2019

Valentine Hearts

Happy Monday!  While it's been an icy cold last week in KC, my heart is going to be warm at least as Valentine's Day is coming this week!  Time to celebrate your special person....or persons, as I usually give my kids a little love too.  I know either me, hubby, or the kids will take some silly iPhone pics, so I've got my Valentine's layout all ready for hugs and kisses :).  I used the Wild Card cartridge as well as an SVG from Miss Kate's Cuttables.  I'm enjoying finding SVGs, now that I have a Cricut Explore!  The design team has layouts and Valentines you can see over at BBTB2 for our Valentine hearts challenge.  Hope you join us with a project!

Wild Card-Hugs and Kisses, heart with arrow, stack of heart
Miss Kate's Cuttables- tree with hearts SVG
Paper-DCWV All Seasons stack prints, CTMH solids

Monday, February 4, 2019

Happy Monday!  It was a crazy weather week in Kansas City, with Polar Vortex cold (do you capitalize Polar Vortex?  I feel like I should.....).  and temps into the negative numbers midweek and then a nearly 75 degree temperature swing into balmy for the weekend!  Of course I had to work all weekend and did not get to enjoy the warm days!  My teens were thrilled to have school cancelled for a day last week due to the extreme cold, leaving me nostalgically remembering the thrill of the snow day as a kid.  It's most unfortunate adult life does not get cancelled for snow and cold days.  I'm NOT a fan of temps below zero and wind chills way below zero, so I am really longing for spring.  I did some crafting while huddled up in front a space heater in my fleece PJs one night and found myself only wanting to stamp things with flowers!

One of my Christmas gifts was a stamp set from Stampin Up called Abstract Impressions.  I love art from the Impressionist painters and this stamp set kind of gives me an Impressionist vibe.  I have made a bunch of cards with it already and I'm sharing two here.

Stamps-SU Abstract Impressions stamp set
Ink-SU Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green

Stamps-SU Abstract Impressions stamp set
Ink-SU Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape