Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Get Well Card

I made this card for my friend who is having surgery today. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He loved the card I made for his brother a few months ago, so I decided to make him one too.

I hope he has quick and speedy recovery.
 Inside

Thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cardmakers! You know that card that you just couldn't get right? Well this is mine! First of all, I can't color worth a flip and second, it's a cutesy animal card!!!  I don't do cutesy animal cards!!! Ok, rant over but this took me all day and part of another. I had the nerve to try to use the honeycomb paper too. That went waaaaayyyyy South, but anyway here is a card for my group Creative Card Angels. The recipient will never know all my trials and tribulations with this card but I hope it makes her smile.

The stamp is Inky Antics Balloon Buddies
 Inside
Again, Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Army Boot Camp Card

Creative Card Angels card request from a Mom who wants to send uplifting and encouraging words to her son that is currently in Army Boot Camp.

Front:

Inside

Supplies used: DCWV The Shimmer Card Stack
                         Stampin Up Godspeed stamp set
                         Spellbinders Kicking Rubber Embossing folder

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Cards for Tate

I made this card for Creative Card Angels as a request from a mom for her son who has Cerebal Palsy. She wants to make his 16th birthday special for him.

You can read the details here: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/national/mom-issues-plea-birthday-cards-son-cerebral-palsy/nnHK8/

Join in, if you like and send a card!!!
Inside


Sunday, August 16, 2015

More Cards!!!

Here's the second set of cards that I made for the card group I joined, Creative Card Angels . Some are Sympathy Cards and some are Thinking of you Cards. They are ready to go upon request.

If there was ever any doubt in my mind about the cost of #Misti Stamping Tool, it has all been erased!! This is an absolute must when you are doing multiple cards. It makes mass producing quick and easy! I have never, ever made 9 cards in one day!! Go get you you one! You can find it at My Sweet Petunia.












I used the Stampin Up Swallowtail Stamp on all the cards
All the cards are heat embossed although you can't tell it here.
The inside sentiments are from JustRite With Sympathy Stamp Set and
Stampin Up Thoughts & Prayers Stamp Sets


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Quick Sympathy and Get Well Cards

I joined a card group on Facebook whose focus is on sending out cards to those in need. Here are samples of the first set I made. There are 5 Get Well cards and 5 Sympathy Cards ready to go. 

 I think the card group is a great idea because not only does it allow me to use up my stash of crafty goods, it will also help to lift someone's spirits. 



     


Inside of Sympathy Card
Inside of Get Well Card


Supplies used:

The first two cards were made using the Making Memories Neon Craft Stack.
The third card was made with the DCWV Pocket Full Of Posies paper stack
and the fourth card (masculine) was made with All My Memories background paper - Studio Collection
All of the card sentiments were created with:
Stampin up Thoughts & Prayers 1 & 2 Stamp set
Justrite With Sympathy Stamp set
Justrite Sympathy Vintage labels
Viva Decor liquid pearl pens

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Afrocentric Masculine Birthday Card

Hello everyone.

I know it's been a while since I posted anything but my Mojo went on a leave of absence and hasn't completely returned yet.

Anyway, I wanted to share a card I was asked to make. It was a little difficult because it had to be:
1. Afrocentric in nature - so off to Google I went
2. Masculine - yall know I hate masculine cards~no bling.
3. Have features 1 and 2 and still be a Birthday Card.

This is what I came up with. Thankfully the requester loved it. I hope the recipient did too.

Inside


I used: Stampin Up Bohemian Designer Series Paper
Stampin Up Island Indigo card stock 
Gold foil Candi Dots     
The image is one I traced off of Google and cut with my Cameo. 
I came up with the wording.
I popped up the oval to give more deminsion

Thank for stopping by!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Cards made with the Misti Stamping Tool

I finally got to try out the Misti Stamping Tool on the retreat I went on last week. I must say that I am impressed! I never would have gotten these images this clear without it. The red flower one is a 3 layer stamp. While I didn't choose the best colors for it, I like the effect. I have always had trouble with stamping on dark cardstock. I either put too much ink or not enough. I stamped the black one very light at first, then repeated it until I got a clear, solid white image.
This is the white ink on black cardstock. The stamp is Stampin Up Thoughts and Prayers 1.
This is Stampin Up Lotus Blossum. Like I said before, I didn't you the best colors but you get the idea. lol
The Misti is pricey (you know I got it when she had a sale) but I think it is well worth it. If you buy it direct from the seller, My Sweet Petunia, it's about $10.00 cheaper than the other vendor that is selling them.
Now if you Google it, there are a few DIY stamping tools out there that you can use instead.

Thanks for stopping by! 



Monday, June 22, 2015

Embroidered Fraternity Towels


I tried my hand at towels for my husband for Father's Day. I watch plenty of videos before completing this task. He was surprised as he had gone out of town to visit his father. I finished these right before he walked into the house late last night. I'm tired!!!
I want to thank my friend Nadia aka With Glittering Eyes for doing a very informative tutorial on working with the Multi-positional-hoop and the Embrillance software.  I would never had made it through without it!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Embroidered Key Fob

Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there! I salute you today. Happy Father's Day to my wonderful husband, my Father-in-law and my Dad, Rev. L.C. Hines, who is resting in paradise.

I just learned how to do this yesterday so it's far from perfect. I had fun learning it though. It was trial and error and about 6 or 7 trashed ones but I made it through!

This is for my Father-in-law. We call him Buck! Just a little last minute something to add to his day.

Here's the link to the video by Sandra Cobb that I followed. It is short but very informative, click here.

I used the free key fob file from The Bean Stitch.  Click here for the website where you can  purchase files at a very decent price and also have a Facebook group where there are Freebies!!

The Mini Antlers can also be found for free on Boutiquefonts.com  . I used my embroidery software, Embrilliance Essentials, to merge the name to the antlers.

The Kam snaps and hardware are from MikriWorld, Love their customer service and prices!!! They also ship very fast!

The material was very, very soft so I hooped one layer of cut-away stabilizer, then added a layer of
Peltrex Ultra Firm Stabilizer between the the top layer and the backing. This made it stiffer and more suitable for wear and tear.  You can get the stabilizer for Joann's Fabrics. It's usually on sale or you can use a coupon.

Thanks for stopping by!!!