For this card, I chose to use this wonderful Poppy Stamp (Delicate Blossoms), which is a favorite from Hero Arts. Once I had it stamped I began to color and used a variety of Reds, Coral and Pinks along with some Yellow and Greens. Being that this is a rather large stamp, putting a card together is actually very easy, (once the image is colored). I actually grabbed some scraps that I use for my matting and also for part of the card front. Once I made up my little design I simply put it all together on a Hero Arts Card, from teh Foliage Set.
(Courtesy of Moxie Fab)
I am submitting my "Poppy" card to each of these challenges and welcome everyone to play along:
- Moxie Fab World - Trigger Tuesday - Inspirational Image
- Fresh Brewed - July Challenge - Summer Theme
- Paper Pretties - Celebrate - Any Occasion Card
My next card is one I started on this morning and it was inspired to today's Twisted Thursday Challenge at The Outlawz. This week is "Anything Goes", but with the Twist of "FISH", which you can use in any way. I wasn't even sure if I had any stamps or images that had a fish on time, but once I started searching through my digis I found this adorable image that I bought from Polly Craft, right before they closed. I don't know about you, but I loved many of their sweet images and will miss the store. I was also very excited to buy a huge bundle they offered during their final week and this sweet image was part of that fabulous 100 image bundle!!
My final card today is actually a personal card I made for Hubby for our Anniversary which is coming up on Sunday. We will be celebrating 22 years on Sunday, which is really hard to believe - time surely does fly by. As with all the cards I make for him and my boys, I always find any Male cards a struggle, so I have been working on this on/off for a few days, but was not coming up with anything I really likes. That's when I again decided to turn to my Cameo and see what fun or new ideas I might find in the Silhouette Store.
I searched first under Anniversary, but they was very little, (I guess I'm not alone in coming up with ideas or images in that Category), so I next searched under "Wedding" and that's where I found the super cute (Pop-Up Card), pictured above. I had never made a pop up card, and this is my first, but it cut-out wonderfully and was super easy to put together! To make it more my "own", I changed the colors and also added two sentiments and some embellishments to the front and inside of my card. In the end, I was very pleased with it and that I had successfully created my first pop-up card!
I also realized that this week's Midweek Throwdown Challenge, for OWH, is an "Anniversary Theme", so I will be submitting my card to share there too! This is a different view of the inside, where you can see that I added my on bling, and also some die cut black hearts. I am so excited that it came out so well, and now I'll be very comfy in creating more cards in this pop-up style! I totally LOVE my Silhouette Cameo and all the new ways of creating it has brought into my life! And the best part is that there is so much more, I have not even started on -- Vinyl, Fabrics, Rhinestones and much more! I also love the they add new shapes every week to the store and whenever I'm really struck, I always seem to find something that works perfectly. This has been such a wonderful investment for me, and I could not be happier about buying this awesome machine!!
And now I am off to go and let Delilah out of her cage for some playtime. She is our newest addition to the family she is a sweet little ferret that Acacia bought for Alex a month or so, ago. Whenever, Alex is home, she has free run of his room, but when he's at work etc., she sleeps in her very large cage and a cute little hammock. I also let her out a few times each day and wish should could roam the whole house, but we are too afraid, she would get lost in some little nook and we'd never find her, plus, we do not want her to fall down the stairs or get hurt. He has gates in his room, to keep her out of trouble and away from danger, so it's ideal. We also do take her downstairs form time to time, for exercise and to run. Overall, she a great pet, an pretty easy to care for. She has her own little litter box, but still does not always make it to it on time? Another reason, she can't roam the house all day and night. Maybe as she gets older that will change, but only if we can figure out a way to keep her safe!! They can get into the tiniest places and I would hate for her to somehow get lost or get outside and have a dog or something kill her. She's really cute...and super playful. I was not sure if I would like her, but I'm already attached to her Love to hold her and play with her too!