I'm very happy to be in my craft room and got up nice and early to do all my chores, So that I was done in time to play in the latest Scramble over at the Hero Arts Flickr Group. It was also a fun challenge, hosted by Cindy where we were asked to create cards using patterned papers, along with Hero Stamps and the fun part is that the idea was to make something other than another Christmas/Holiday card, something it seems like I've been working on for days.
Both of my cards ended up in a Hugs theme, which is always a favorite for me, because you can use these cards in many ways. I also used my pad of Hero Arts Patterned Paper on each of the cards, along with a variety of Hero Stamps.
The first card was done in assorted shades of green and started on a Hero Grass Note card I then added a piece of the green dotted paper and cut a matching green banner, with my PTI Die, that I stamped in Field Green Shadow Ink, using a new "Canvas Background" stamp. I then used a variety of punches to create the circles and hearts and also used the "Many Dots" stamp set to add a fun effect to the middle circle. The sentiment is from the Big Hugs Clear Set and was stamped on Layering Paper and then mounted on the same dark green EP Patterned Paper I used for the largest layer. I finished off the card, by popping up the little black heart and added the matching bling.
I used most of the same stamp sets for my second card, only this card was done in a Pink Theme, where I also started with a Carnation Hero Note card. This time I picked a pink floral pattern from my Paper Pad. I used the same Big Hugs and Many Dots sets and put everything all together to finish this card just in the nick of time.
I also have a fun little card to share that I worked on yesterday for my God-Daughter who just purchased her own home this week. It's also her Birthday tomorrow and I have a card done for that too, but forget to take a picture before I sealed the envelope....OOOPS!! This little card was inspired by a design I purchased from the Silhouette online store and I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the shapes I used on my little "Housewarming Card".
And this was the sentiment I
created and added to the inside of the card!!
I used the little red bow and some washi tape
to hold onto a gift check I am including in her card!!
And I even have this cute little matching envelope,
to make it a nice little set!!
And I also have two new pics of the puppies to share!! I found the MOST amazing "Weenie Pockets" online and when I saw they were done is an adorable little "Doxie" print, I had to order them for the dogs. I had planned to only buy two, and give Scout back his original one, which Skye kind of took over -- but, once I had them and felt them...oh my -- I had to get one more for him, which should be here any day! These are BY FAR the nicest, softest and more comfortable little pockets I have ever bought and I highly recommend if you are in the market to purchase one, (or more) you visit this store - Dog Inspired Rag Quilts, on Facebook and tell Wendy, that I sent you! I am so impressed and just LOVE the quality of her pockets. The dogs love these pretty much as much as I LOVE my awesome Polar Fleece Sheets, which are very much like sleeping on soft fluff! Heavenly!!
Please stay tuned for pics of Scoutie (the big brother), when his pocket arrives next week! I had planned to save these for Christmas, but could NOT resist once I felt them! I also bought them each a new bed for Christmas....yes, they may be a teeny bit spoiled, but I LOVE them!!