Monday, April 27, 2015

I think you're SPECTACULAR!

Swoooooon!  Ain't it GRAND!  
OMG!  I can't get enough of this card.  I just keep smiling every time I look at it.

I know, I'm crazy, but what can I say!  I made this card for my ever so SPECTACULAR son in law Doug!  Because he is just that - SPECTACULAR!  And I thought it was high time I told him so too!  I've been wanting to make this card every since I saw Jennifer's post HERE but I never got around to it.  Finally, this past weekend, I did.  And I LOVEEEEE it!  I know he will too!  Hey, that's why we're cardmakers right?  To let people know we're thinking about them.  Man, I love this little hobby of mine!

Here's a close up of the glasses.  I die cut 6 pairs from black cardstock and one pair from black fun foam.  This created the height I needed for the googly eyes. I also adhered a piece of transparency between the first and second layers too!  I added the eyebrows and mouth just like Jennifer did and I think that little touch MAKES the card!  Oh, and I decided to add the little bow tie on the bottom since Doug wears a suit everyday to work.  Too cute, right?  Okee dokee, that's it for me today.  I hope you hens have a GREAT day!  {{{hen hugs}}}


Friday, April 24, 2015

Wishing you the happiest birthday!

Mornin' hens!  Tomorrow is my mom's birthday so I wanted to make her a pretty card.  I know, that's certainly not my specialty so I had to step out of my comfort zone and try to whip up something.  I saw this idea on the Your Next Stamp YouTube channel and just had to try it out.

I did good, right?  And this is so simple to do too.  Your Next Stamp has this die set that cuts the stitched triangles and the heart too!  All you have to do is adhere the triangles onto a piece of cardstock in a fan pattern and adhere that behind the die cut heart shape.  That's it!  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and added this GORGEOUS platinum colored embossing powder.  Seriously, it's so pretty in real life.  Super simple but oh so purty!  LOL!  I'm a happy girl!  Okee dokee, that's it for me today!  I hope you hens have a FABULOUS Friday!  {{{hen hugs}}}