Friday, March 21, 2014

Happy Friday!!

It's been awhile since I posted anything ~ I've been taking a little break but I'm ready to get back into things.

I've been working on Easter cards.  I know it's a little early, but I donate 99% of my cards to Snail Mail for Seniors and they need special holiday cards in advance to have time to deliver them.  Snail Mail is a card charity that a wonderful lady in Michigan started to give seniors in nursing homes "snail mail".  They love getting "real" mail and it's the only mail some of them get.  We get so many wonderful little notes from the seniors and their families and it's a wonderful way to feel like the cards I make are going to a good cause.

I you'd like to check out this charity, they're on Facebook ~ Snail Mail for Seniors.

Here are some of the cards that I've created.  All of them are based on sketches by Bev Code.

And one more:

I made a few more, but I'll show them to you another time.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

~ Cheryl ~

Monday, March 17, 2014

One-Layer Card

Howdy, Nesters!  After a vacation to Disney World (yay!) and a bout with a stomach bug (boo!), I'm back with a new card to share.  This quick, one-layer card is inspired by the latest class at Online Card Classes, Clean & Simple 3.  After discovering this site about a year ago (here is a review I posted last April), I have become addicted.  If you're a card-maker (or would like to become a card-maker), I highly recommend their classes (I'm on my ninth one!).

Here is my card:

And here is a very quick walk-through of how I made the card:

If you're interested, here are the supplies I used:

Inks: Soft Sand (Hero Arts), Blush (a•muse), Grapefruit (a•muse), Poppy (a•muse), Onyx Black (Versafine)

Stamps: Modern Zinnia (a•muse), Tool-rific (a•muse), Hexagon Background (a•muse)

Cardstock: Sugar (a•muse)

Note: I'm an a•muse consultant, so if you're interested in any of those products, you can purchase them through my website.  

As I mentioned in the video, the whole process only took about 10 minutes, and that includes cleaning the stamps in between ink colors.  This was the perfect project for this crazy week.  :)

What have you been working on lately?  Have you been working on Easter decor yet?  (I really hope I'm not the only one!)

P.S.  Please don't forget the glitter challenge that's running throughout the month of March.  I'd love to see your sparkling creations!
Images by Freepik