Sunday, November 24, 2013

Shoe Birthday Card

My husband comes from a big family, and on some months it feels like we're celebrating someone's birthday every week.

Not in November, though.  With 18+ people in the family (parents, siblings, and nieces/nephews), the honor of celebrating the only birthday in November belongs to my brother-in-law (he's really my husband's brother in-law, but for simplicity's sake, I will claim him as mine.  Lol.).

My brother-in-law, A, loves basketball shoes.  He loves the sport, but he loves the shoes more, so I made him this card:

Okay, it really is more of a sneaker than a basketball shoe card, but I'm sure he'll get a kick out of this, card, anyway.  Get it, "kick"? :p  Awful, I know.  Sorry, I can't help it.

I used the following products to make the card:
White, red, and black cardstock (Recollections)
Embossed red card mat using Cuttlebug embossing folder (Traffic Jam)
Shoe cut with Cricut cartridge (Boys Will be Boys)
Stampin' Up's Celebrate in Style stamp set for the sentiment (I love this sentiment -- and this stamp set is one of the first Stampin' Up sets I owned)
Memento ink (Tuxedo Black)
Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the shoe and the sentiment

Actually, now that I've thought about it, I think he loves Michael Jordan the most, but I really can't put Michael Jordan in a card, right?

Thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Get Well Sooner!

When I was a student, the secretary of our program's director was very kind to me.  She let me bend her ear as I whined about my coursework, the countless exams and presentations that I had to prepare for, in addition to my regular coursework.  I talked to her about the stresses in my life as a lowly student, and she listened, offered advice and friendship, despite being busy with the demands of her own job.

I've climbed a few steps up the career ladder since then, and she still remains to be very kind to me.

I recently found out that she's been sick and is undergoing a barrage of tests in order for her doctors to arrive at a diagnosis.  I know she's a strong person, and she will rally through this, but I made her this card to let her know that she's in my thoughts, and that I wish for her to have a speedy recovery:

The three little flowers were die cut, and were adhered to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals for a little lift.

I used the following products on this card:
Turquoise card stock base (Recollections)
Whisper white card stock mat (Stampin' Up!)
Designer paper (DCWV, Nana's Nursery Baby Boy)
Background stamp (Hero Arts Shadow Stamps)
Sentiment (Stampin' Up! Sweetly Said)
Bahama Blue ink (Memento)
Sea Breeze ink (Versamagic)
Stampin' Up! Sizzlit Floral Fusion
Turquoise rhinestones

I'm entering this to the Less is More challenge this week, 146 - to use a designer paper in a clean and simple way.

I'm looking forward to checking out the other entries here.

Monday, November 18, 2013


Oh, my goodness.  I could not believe it.  The card I made for my cousin's bridal shower was showCASed at the Less is More blog!

And now I can proudly display the badge here, and on my sidebar:

I saw the other cards that were showcased, and they blew me away!  They are just beautiful!  I feel very honored that my card is displayed with theirs. :)

Thank you, ladies (fellow LIMettes), for being constant sources of inspiration.  And to the blog creators, Mandi and Chrissie, and to Jen, who is their designer, thank you for coming up with awesome challenges that make us push the creativity envelope further.

Hugs to everyone, and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Less is More Bridal Shower Card

One of my cousins is getting married in the next few months, and her bridal shower will be held this Sunday.

What an awesome reason to make a card!  I've been meaning to make a card with a black background -- I think it will be so elegant.  I know black is not your typical bridal shower color, but it really makes the color pop.


Here's a close-up view of the lattice die cut and the red hearts:

The sentiment is stamped in white chalk ink:

I used the following on this card:
Basic Black cardstock (Stampin' Up)
Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up)
Whisper White cardstock (Stampin' Up)
Lattice die (Stampin' Up)
Heart to Heart Punch (Stampin' Up)
Cloud White chalk ink (Versamagic)

I'm entering this card into this week's Less Is More challenge (Week 144).  The challenge this week is to make a card with a dark background with a splash of color (or colors).

Dark background (black cardstock)?  Check.
Splash of color (red hearts)?  Check.

There are so many inspiring cards in the challenge blog.  It's a treat for the eyes.  Check them out!

Thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Sympathy Card

Like I've said before, I feel very sad whenever I need to make a sympathy card. :(

My co-worker's mother passed away, and since I could not go to the viewing, I'm sending her a card to let her know that she's in my thoughts and in prayers.

It's a very simple card, in white cardstock and Old Olive card base:

I stamped the images and the sentiment in Versamark, and embossed with black embossing powder.  The flower images are from Stampendous.  The sentiment is from Pink by Design.

Here is the inside of the card, stamped with a sentiment from Stampin' Up:

Thanks for looking.