Just Saying....

I love being able to create cards that are not the standard rectangular folded card.  Today's card is one of those fun shaped ones.....
 
For my card today I used the Chunky Curved Base Card from SVG Cutting Files.  I also used the Squaredy Scarecrow from SVG Cutting Files.  To add a bit of flair to the card I decided to create somewhat of a swoop  to help add some color and give me a place to add a sentiment.
 
Speaking of sentiments, the one I used is from the Cardz TV Stamps set Just Saying.
 
To finish off my card and add a bit more fall color, I decided to add a couple of orange skittles from DoubleClick Connections. 
 
And now I'm off to enter my card into the following challenges:
 
Thinking of You - SVG Cutting Files - Ends September 14th
 
DL Art - August Linky Challenge - Ends August 31st

Birthday Wish

I have a birthday card that I would like to share with you today.  This one features those infamous red slippers from the Wizard of Oz.
 
For my card I used the Wonderful Wizard Friends file from Too Cute by Jessica.  Since I was using the shoes for the focus of my card and the slippers were glitzy I wanted to try using different style papers to help my shoes look similar.  Unfortunately it shows up better in real life than it does in the picture.  But I used a combination of glitter, foil and plain papers for the various pieces of the shoes.
 
Then I wanted to kind of pull in that brick road feel so I embossed a piece of gold metallic paper and used it as an accent paper on my card.  Add a couple of red skittles from DoubleClick Connections, and a stamped sentiment from the Yellow Brick Road stamp set from Jaded Blossom and there you have it.  A birthday wish card.

Brighter Days

 
Today I have an encouragement card to share with you.  This one uses files from:
 
I wanted a different style card for this little cutie so that he really popped, and I think this center step card was perfect.  I also decided to do something a little different with his nose.  I wanted it to have that kind of wet, shiny look so I applied some black enamel accents and then after it dried I used the gel pen to add the white.  Of course this shows up much better in real life than it does in the photograph.
 
The stamped sentiment on my card is from the Encouragement stamp set from Jaded Blossom.

Encouragement Treat Cups

Today I have a quick project.  I have a couple of friends who've been going through some rough patches so I wanted to give them both a quick pick me up.  And what better to do it with than chocolate?
 
So I grabbed a couple of my mini coffee cups, covered them and stamped sentiments from the recently released Encouragement set by Jaded Blossom.  For the lid I used one of the circle shapes from George and Basic Shapes and attached a print 'n cut image from the Marjorie Ann Designs file Butterfly Kisses.
 
I then stamped sentiments from various candy stamps from Jaded Blossom:  Hello Candies, BFF Candies, Villain Candies, and the Wonderland Bundle.  
 
And now I'm off to enter this into the following challenge:
 
DL Art - August Linky Challenge - Ends August 31st
 

Hello There

 
Happy Monday everyone.  Today I have a thinking of you card to share.  This one features one of the adorable squirrels in the Bunch of Nuts file from Marjorie Ann Designs.  There are five of these little guys in the file and everyone single one of them are as adorable as can be.
 
My sentiment is from the Cardz TV Stamps set titled Mixed Messages.
 
And now I'm off to enter my card in the following challenge:

DL Art - August Linky Challenge - Ends August 31st

Our Adventure Together

It's the end of the week and we are almost there.  I have to admit today will have me nerve racked until it's over.  Today I have my first Board of Directors meeting with one of the new Associations that I just took over management for.  The first time is always the hardest right?  And it's been quite an adventure thus far so today's quick and easy card is fitting........at least in sentiment.
 
For my card today I used the print 'n cut feature for this great car with the family traveling.  It's from the Road Trip file by Marjorie Ann Designs.  I love how this cut worked perfectly for the background paper I found in my stash.  Talk about the perfect size and everything.
 
The sentiment is from the recently released Sweet Travels stamp set from Jaded Blossom.

Broom Flying

I love crafting for the holidays.  Years ago I'd never do anything for Halloween though.  It was just too gory a holiday for my liking.  But over the years I've seen more and more cutesy stuff and since it's my husband's favorite holiday I decided I'd play along.
 
So today I have another cute Halloween card to share.  For this one I used the Marjorie Ann Designs file titled Spooky Squeaks.  This file is full of cute little mice getting their Halloween groove on.
 
My stamped sentiment is from the Craftin Desert Divas stamp set titled Ghostly Greetings.  I even used the sentiment about when witches go riding on the inside of my card. 
 
And now with my cute little zombie looking spider riding on the broom I am off to enter this card into the following challenges:
 
Bug Challenge - DoubleClick Connections - Ends September 1st

Hiding in My Craft Room - Use Die Cuts - Ends August 22nd

DL Art - August Linky Challenge - Ends August 31st