Sympathy Card for a co-worker

Hi there! It's been a little while since I've posted anything! I haven't even checked on any challenges! I really have to get started on my personal Christmas cards for this year : ) Well, this last weekend, one of my co-workers suffered a great loss, her mother passed away due to heart disease. All of us at work are close knit and we were all so sad to hear that she was having to go through this. I decided I wanted to make a card for her for us all to sign at work. I used Basic Grey paper from the Porcelain collection and Distress ink in Walnut stain to ink the edges. The rose and frame are stickers from the same collection and then I added some pearls and dark green ribbon. Inside the frame I stamped "with sympathy" from the sentiment sampler from Paper Smooches. Thanks for taking a look and happy crafting!


This is Halloween!

Well, Halloween is right around the corner! I love Halloween and the whole holiday time that follows : ) The challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays was to create a Halloween theme card with no orange at all. Which was actually perfectly fine with me, because I mostly lean more toward the whole purple and green look.
I started off with a black card base and two black and white pieces of patterned paper. I thought the bats and the stars would look cool together, kinda like a night sky kinda thing. You can't really see it, but behind the label with the sentiment, I taped the two different pieces of paper together with some silver duct tape. In real life, it's neat looking, because it has that chrome-y look. I stamped the webs and sentiment with black dye ink and adhered some cool sparkly spiders. I set the purple piece with foam squares for that little bit of added dimension. I glued a purple bling to the top of a green paperclip and used it to adhere the green paper to the purple (I put glue underneath too). Below are the pictures, and a close up of the sparkly spider and paperclip and of the dimension with the foam squares.
Well that's it for today and thanks for stopping by to check it out! Till next time, happy crafting!


CAS-ual Fridays

This last week CAS-ual Fridays is having a special challenge with a blog hop. Head on over to their blog to get all the details, it's for a good cause! The theme was about smiles. They provided a sentiment that you could use with your card if you wanted. Below is the card I created for this challenge. I started with a white card and matted with a patterned paper from Basic Grey's Porcelain collection. I used my Spellbinders dies for the labels and the letters & the one circle sticker are from the sticker sheet from the same collection. I tied some embroidery floss in steps, then cinched them together and added some green bling. Well, that's my card for today, thanks for stopping by!


World Cardmaking Day & Paper Smooches Sparks

Happy World Cardmaking Day to everyone! Hope you had fun making cards or even just browsing the ones on the web that others have made = ) I wasn't sure this morning if I was going to make since I woke up with a horrible headache, the last from a bad cold I'm getting over. I ended up making a few cards today though = ) I'm not sending any in to the World Cardmaking Day contest over at Papercrafts Mag though, maybe next year. 
Today is also the release day of Paper Smooches stamps, yay! As a surprise, they released an extra set called "Hope" in honor of breast cancer awareness month! If you head on over to the PS blog, there is a chance to win this set. This was a great set for her to release, so many people have been affected by this condition. As if Paper Smooches isn't already so awesome, they will be donating 50% of each set sold to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
While making my cards today I decided to make one for the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge. Below is the inspiration photo and the card with the mug and the hearts is my entry for that challenge. Following are the other cards I made today! Well, till next time, happy crafting!