Showing posts from June, 2011

WW: A Trip Back In Time

{Not-So} Wordless Wednesday
I came across this abandoned retro gas station a while back and couldn't resist stopping to take a few shots. I thought the building was rather unique.

Linking to Wordless Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday

I ♥ Faces: Boys

I trust you had a nice Father's Day weekend. Later this week, I'll be sharing the Father's Day cards that I made. In honor of Father's Day,  I Heart Faces is hosting a challenge, "Let's Hear It For The Boys".  This is the photo I'm submitting...

Little Owl Card

**Not sure why this post is showing up again. Blogger is weird! :) **
The card I'm sharing today is a little different from my normal style. I ventured out and just had fun with this one by mixing colors and patterns.

Since I used the Storybook Cricut cartridge for the little branch and owl, it made this card super easy!

When I made this card, I had no idea what I would use it for so I made it just for fun. I think that because I wasn't bound to time constraints or have a specific "need" for the card, I was able to just design and be willing to throw it aside if I didn't like it. I guess I should try that more often...!

Linking to: Strut Your Stuff Show Off Your Stuff Party Happy Thursday!!

Quick Father's Day Card

While this card was originally made as a Thank You card, it could very easily be changed to a quick and easy Father's Day card!

For this card, I simply chose two patterned papers and cut 3 squares from each one. I temporarily arranged the squares on the cardstock background so I could stamp the sentiment in the center. Then, all I needed to do was adhere the squares - notice I used 3-D foam adhesive on the striped squares to give them a little pop. It's that easy! Give it a try and share your link in my comments section if you do! I would love to see your work!

Linking to Somewhat Simple

Maculine Card

With Father's Day coming up, I thought I'd post a card I made recently - a masculine card! I find it very challenging to make masculine cards, as I much prefer using flowers, ribbons, and pretty papers. :)

This card is actually very simple to make. I simply cut to size a striped paper and adhered it in the center of the card. Next, I drew the stitching on by hand with a brown pen (I used Creative Memories Cocoa). For the sentiment tag, I printed my sentiment onto plain white cardstock using a font from my computer. Then, I just cut a rectangle strip of paper, notched one end, inked it, and adhered it with 3-D foam squares. It was quick and easy and could be used for lots of occasions - even Father's Day!

Linking To... Strut Your Stuff Show Off Your Stuff Party