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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Remember September

Wow....September...already.  The weather here in Germany has been pleasant and making me wistful for fall (Herbst is the German word for fall).  Our son starts Kindergarten on Tuesday so that is a milestone of fall for sure.  I will be posting obligatory photos of him on the first day but not of me in the car with a box of tissues (sniff).
Want something else to look forward to....how about a Glitter Queen blog hop focusing on fall and Halloween?

Our hoppers will be

I'm the caboose on this hop so why not take a quick trip to these blogs today...hey it's a free trip!  But don't forget to come back and see us after Labor Day and get some great ideas for fall and Halloween.  Dawn will be starting us off that day and I can't wait to see all of the great ideas from my fellow Glitter Queens.  See you soon!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

SUO challenge #77

I was so honored last week to be named top 3 on the SUO challenge for back to school cards so I thought I'd play again.  This card I made as a double challenge to myself - make a masculine birthday card.

The card base is Sahara Sand with a layer of Sweater Weather DSP (I love that name...mostly because I love sweater weather).  The tag is cut using the Chalk Talk die out of Crumb Cake CS.  I applied some of the Epic Day washi tape and then some  7/16" trim and a retired button tied with some linen thread.
The sentiment comes from the Sweet Essentials set.  The tag is popped up on dimensionals.
I did distress the card with a stamp from French Foliage and sponging.
I hope you've enjoyed today's card.  In a very short few weeks the Glitter Queens will be hopping again so stay tuned!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Simply sketched birthday

This was another quick card where I let the DSP do most of the work.  The DSP is from Soho Subway and the image is from the hostess set Simply Sketched.  I stamped it onto water color paper and colored with copic markers then cut it out with the chalk talk framelits.  Since the card base and DSP are in summer starfruit I used the summer starfruit ribbon as well.  I also added some of the delicate lace tape for some more interest.
Thanks for stopping by.  I hope to be creating more cards soon.  On Wednesday I threw my back out and have been living with my heating pad and muscle relaxers but slowly getting better.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Hello you.

This is a card that came together really quick and easy.  The main image is not SU but most everything else is.  The card base is primrose petals and the inner card is pretty in pink ( I do miss it).  The image was colored with copics and paper pieced with PIP DSP and Comfort cafe DSP.
The hexagon holds the smaller card shut and embellished with the button.  The greeting is from Regarding Dalhias.  Thanks for stopping by again.  This card is on its way to Missouri to my college BFF who is having her third girl.  I'm feverishly working on a crocheted blanket to go along with it.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

SUO challenge #76

I had this card on my desk as I am trying to get ready for the start of school.  My son will be starting kindergarten in a few weeks and we are so excited for him to start this adventure.  The card base is crumb cake and I used a piece of DSP (retired Storybook) for the main focus.  It needed to be popped off of the base and so I used some scrap Real Red and cut narrow strips and attached to the top and bottom of the DSP.  The greeting comes from regarding Dahlias.  I used the hexagon punch to cut it out and then mounted it on pool party and used my paper snips to mat it.  A little retired bakers twine and a couple dimensionals and it is finished.
I am not sure if I will make a couple more to have on hand to send to his teachers or to make a gift set to give to a teacher.
Now everyone gives teachers apples and I'm sure they are obliged to accept them with a smile but if I were a teacher I would be really excited if someone gave me a coffee treat.  I had this project on my desk also to give to a friend who is moving to Germany soon.  The jet lag getting here is pretty hard and they arrive on Sunday afternoon and have to start work the next morning before 7.  I think these little packages of instant espresso might come in handy for a traveler or a teacher.
This is a 3-D pouch using the retired petite pocket die, chevron EF, raspberry ripple DSP for the belly band.  Tiny teacup stamp (retired) and the greeting is from Storybook friends.  I say yippee when I have a good cup of coffee...don't you?

Thanks for stopping by today in between trips to get clothes, backpacks and crayons.
Check back in the next few days I have some more cards (kid and feminine) and a too cute baby card.