Monday, September 07, 2015

Baby Girl Pop-Up Gift Card Box

When I go to craft fairs I have found that the main item that people want to purchase is baby cards. For some reason, my creativity reaches it's limits when it comes to baby items. Maybe it is because the Lord has not blessed us with children yet, or maybe it's because my stint of living at the Student Health Center at MBU has gave me a permanent disgust of things all PINK and things all BLUE. (The boys floor of the Student Health Center was ALL BLUE, and the girls floor was all pink, not just any pink, Pepto Pink.)  Anyway, I struggle to make baby items and struggle to buy baby stamps. I found this sweet image from Lili of the Valley. The image is called "Snuggle Time". I really enjoy Lili of the Valley images. They only downside is that they are a company based out of the UK so waiting for them to come in the mail is a KILLER! But once I can get over my antsy need to use them, the wait is so worth it. The stamps come unmounted, (Which was a shock when I got them.) I was able to purchase some mounting foam from Amazon.com which was super easy and works great! After I applied the mounting foam, I could use the stamps with my acrylic blocks.New Composition-6
The idea was to make another slider box, but I had the worst time getting it to work, so I changed mid-project and made a gift card holder inside the box that pops up.  I don't know about you, but when I go to a baby shower, I always think that no matter how many cute outfits and baby blankets you can find, the mother appreciates money more so she can get the brands and stuff she prefers or needs. So I try to do gift cards over actual gifts. The downside with gift cards is that they are boring to give and open. So why not put it in a super cute box that can be displayed for years to come!? New Composition-10 New Composition-11
I had some silk daisies from Walmart laying around so I decided to add them for some dimension and accent. I used a brad with a plastic rose on it for the drawer handle. New Composition-7
I made a gift-card-sized insert for the picture, but any standard gift card will fit just perfectly. There is also room in the drawer for some treats for the mom to be. (Lets face it, pregnancy is an occasion that calls for lots and lots of chocolate.)
Hope you Enjoyed!! Thanks for reading.
Nikki

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Thank You for the Music Gift Box

One of the gifts that Lord has given me is the ability to play the piano. I love playing as much, if not more than I love crafting. (That's saying a lot too!) I have had the ability to play the piano for our church services for several years now. A few years back, my husband took over as song leader for our church and since then we have been able to work together and organize our church music services. One of the things we like to do, but fail to do as often as we should, is show the other musicians appriciation. We understand how much time and work goes into preparaition for the music service and sometimes the hard work goes without mention. So I decided to make something special for them as a way to say thanks. I also made one for my Etsy Shop.
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When I discovered SVG Cuts, I found this template for a Piano box and since I LOVE the piano, I knew I had to have it. All of our musicians play piano so I thought it was fitting. I also made cooresponding tags as well. I plan to fill those boxes with chocolate which I know they will very much enjoy!New Composition-6
Thanks for reading!!
Nikki

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Have a Heart Tissue Box Cover

I rarely make anything for myself. I am usually working on a gift for other people, or something to sell in my Etsy shop. In the spirit of making different things, I decided to do a project for my bedroom. I've been tossing around the idea of a tissue box cover. I keep a tissue box in my living room and my bedroom. I decided to use the latest Tiddly Inks Challenge to make my box. My bedroom colors are purple and gray so I decided that the tiddly inks image were most appropriate for my bedroom and easily done in purple.  For this project I used Wryn - Have Heart and Wryn- Grow a little Love. Wryn-Grow a little love was the first Tiddly Inks image I ever seen. I didn't know where it came from at the time, but when I went searching for another image one day I ran across her. I just LOVE Christy's images. They are so much fun to color and I aspire to have them all one day.
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I colored the images with prismacolors and odorless mineral spirits. I have been trying to get the guts to draw my own backgrounds for digital images. I decided to make gray striped wallpaper for these cute little girls to stand in front of. The darker one was my first attempt. I decided I like the lighter colors for the second attempt so it looks like they are in different rooms which is ok since they are on different sides.New Composition-2
The last thing I discovered was for the cover of the tissue box, I wanted a very intricate flourish to go across. The Cricut (R) explore is so much better than my Cricut (R) Inspiration 2 when it comes to cutting intricate designs, but even still I have always had a little issue with any image that has tiny lines. I ruined half of my last sheet of deep purple cardstock and was about to give up when I decided to give the "Custom" setting a whirl. I discovered that they have a setting under custom for Cardstock Intricate Cut. I used it and it worked PERFECTLY! I was ecstatic!. Just another facet of my Cricut Explore (R) that I LOVE and will use again!
Well I hope you enjoyed my project! Thanks for Reading!
Nikki

Monday, August 31, 2015

"Just about the coolest thing I've ever done"


In the spirit of trying new things, I decided to branch out as far as I could and tackle a very LARGE 3D project. After I was all done all I could say about it was "This is just about the coolest thing I've ever done." It took me about 8 hours to complete the whole project, and then about 3 hours to decorate. New Composition-7 - Copy
I got the diecut template from SVG Cuts.  I cut it out with my Cricut Explore. It is actually supposed to be a haunted mansion, but I'm not much into Halloween so I decided to make it a Christmas House. I think I am going to make a whole Christmas village eventually. New Composition-6New Composition-4New Composition-5
Since I am a stamper at heart, I couldn't just decorate with die cuts, I had to put a stamp on it somewhere. I used Tiddly Inks "Winter Wryn and Extra Snowman"  on the front of the house. I also added snow to all the roof edges. I couldn't find a template that I liked so the snow is hand cut and of course, glittered.
All in all, I still say that this just about the coolest thing I've ever done and am looking forward to doing it again soon!
Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Slice of Heaven- Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge

I am still working on finding new inspiration. I love making cards, but I do not want to lose my zeal for card making so every so often I need to do something different. Here lately I've been trying my hand at some 3D projects. This project was inspired by the monthly challenge over at Mo's Digital Challenge Blog where challenge #254 is Anything Goes with a Mo Manning Stamp and this month the optional challenge was something tasty. I tried to depict that in both the project and the image chosen. I have yet to get a ton of Mo Manning stamps, but one of the first I bought was "what's cooking". I was so glad to finally use this on a project.
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I chose to make a cupcake box that is in the shape of a cake slice. I used my Cricut Explore and the Sweet Tooth Boxes Cartridge for the template. Then I decorated with my Digital Stamp, ribbon, and flowers.
I do hope you gained a little inspiration too! Thanks for reading!
Nikki

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Hedgie Slider Birthday Box

I've been on a search for some new inspiration lately. I love making cards, but I have been wanting to do something different. So I've been spending lots of time searching blogs and websites trying to find something different and fun. I stumbled across this project and couldn't wait to do it.  This project is called a sliderbox.
I got the template from Splitcoaststampers. At first I followed the directions explicitly, but when my finished project didn't turn out, I did some research and found someone in the comments that made some tweaks. I tweaked my project a bit, and it worked just fine.
I found that instead of using a strip Plastic Grocery Sack that a Satin Ribbon worked even better and was much easier to use adhesive with. I also found that making the slider card a little more narrower held the slider base in place. If none of this makes sense, read through the Splitcoaststampers tutorial, and it will.
So after I got my Sliderbox to work, I had the fun privilege to decorate it (My FAVORITE PART!!)
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The challenge over at Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog is "Paws for Thought." Since I LOVE Christy's images I figured I would use one for my box anyway. I thought about using one of her super cute Doggy images, but I recently lost my sweet, 3 year old, miniature dachshund - Fudge - due to a HORRIBLE accident while we were away from home for a week, and I am struggling very much still with it all so a Doggie was too painful at this point. I chose to do something different. I used a Hedgehog.
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I thought the image called for some reds and pinks, So I thought the red an pink flower paper that I picked up from Michaels was a nice touch, and I even put a Hedgehog on the secret slider!
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And Here's the whole thing slid out. The drawer is perfect to put some goodies or a gift card.
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I hope you enjoyed my card because I sure enjoyed working on it!!! Oh, and another side note, I made a new watermark too. I thought I needed something with my website on it. Cute eh!?
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Thanks for Reading!!!
Nikki

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Red, White and Blue Challenge

I recently lost my job, I have another one lined up at our local school, but I am free until school starts so I have been enjoying the time off by working lots at my church, and putting extra time into my cards. I was able to get my ETSY shop back up and running (Link in side bar). I've also been enjoying trying my hand at several challenges. This week I decided to make a card for The Greeting Farm's July challenge
The theme is Red, White, and Blue. I chose to use the Rubber Stamp image called Cheeky Cherry Pie. I decided to do my old standby easel fold because it looks great when displayed. So here is how it turned out. 

I colored the sweet little image with Prismacolor pencils. For her hair I used a blend pallet that I learned from the pencil class I took from Kit and Clowder. I do say it's one of my favorite hair coloring I've done yet. 
Thanks again for reading!
Nikki

Monday, July 13, 2015

Wizard and Wizardette Make

I'm not gonna lie, I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan. I have read the books, listen to the GB version of the audio books (because Stephen Fry is the BEST narrator ever), I've watched all the movies multiple times, AND I am registered to Pottermore.  Anyway, when I discovered that Tiddly Inks had  wizard and wizarette stamps, I had to snatch them up right away. The only problem was that no one in my life is as much of a Potter Nut as I am so I was unsure if I could find an occasion to use them. I decided that I would take the Tiddly Inks recent challenge  as a proper occasion to pull these babies out. 
The challenge is # 161 "Anything Goes." 
 
I had the opportunity to play with my "Tim Holtz" paper distressed for the first time, the outside of this card is simple but I liked the way it tuned out.
 I was able to practice my coloring as well. I have been taking the pencil class from Kit and Clowder
   
  
I decided to do the pop up book layout. I used the template from this blog. And I colored the images with my favorite medium, prismacolors and OMS. 
Thanks for reading!!!! 
Nikki

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Super Survivor - The Power to Overcome

I decided to through my hat into the ring once again over at the tiddly inks challenge blog. This time the challenge, challenge 159,  is all about Super Powers. Christy has several great super hero digi, and of course I own pretty much all of them because I am a major lover of all the super hero movies and TV shows running now. So, while lying awake one night imagining what I would craft, I had a layout all planned out. My cousin's little boy was about to turn 2 and I needed to make him a card anyway so I thought I'd do a super power themed card for him. My idea totally changed and went from being a birthday card to something so much more. My Aunt runs a lot of marathons/5Ks for breast cancer and she will be participating in one this July, and it got me to thinking, you know what is really SUPER? Someone who is able to fight and survive breast cancer, I know several amazing ladies that fought tooth and nail to win and have survived, and sadly I know some who gave it their all and did not survive. I thought my super power card would honor those who have fought.  So without further ado....
I give you SUPER SURVIVOR. Anyone who has went head to head with Breast Cancer and has survived is a superhero in my book.
SuperSurvivorThis card was made using Avenger -Masked Hero which right now is one of Christy's $1 images so hop over and get yours today.  I picked her because she is a girl and I couldn't get over how adorable that star wand was. I colored her with prismacolors using a different blending technique than I've ever used with my images (just using a blending pencils, I've always used Odorless Mineral Spirits.)
I also used PicMonkey to design my printed graphics for the card, and I used the Cricut cartridge "POW, CRASH, BOOM" from their digital subscription.  Well I hope you enjoy my card! It was certainly fun to make.
Thanks for reading!
Nikki
PS. You can pick this OOAK (One of a Kind) card up in my Etsy shop!

Friday, June 05, 2015

Father's Day Snipit

So for once I am actually on the ball and have all my Father's day cards made ahead of time. Now if I can only motivate enough to get them in the mail on time I will be doing good. So I normally don't post cards until the recipient has received them, but I am making an exception because I decided to enter the card I made for my Father into the Tiddly Inks "Take it Easel-y challenge". I am super excited because the challenge uses Easel cards which are my favorite to make because easel cards are more of a little gift than cards. You can set them up and display their beauty for all the world to see. I am also excited because I used the stamp that helped me discover Tiddly Inks, it's called Father's Day Vintage Truck. I was looking last year for an old truck stamp and came across Tiddly Inks. Of course, I bought the truck stamp right away because I LOVED it, and then I started browsing all the other amazing images Christy has to offer in her webstore. I became a HUGE fan and now have tons of her wonderful images.
Truck Cardwm1I have to admit, The vintage truck is one of my favorites because it reminds me of a truck my dad used to have. I learned to drive in the truck and I loved it as much as my dad did. It was our "thing" I am so excited to give this card to him for father's day.
As usual, I colored this with PRISMACOLOR pencils and odorless mineral spirits. The card itself is nothing fancy, but that is just the way my dad would have it and I know he will love it.
Hope you all are having a great day!! Thanks for Reading!
Nikki

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Precious Moments Pilot Thanks

When I was in 1st grade my teacher had a giant coloring book with Precious Moments (R) images that we would get to color if we finished our work early. I looked forward to coloring those cute little people who seemed to have a fun life similar to mine. It was no surprise to me that as I learned to make cards that some of my first stamps were Precious Moments (R) and have since found several coloring books to use images from as well. 
The card I made here is using one of my coloring book images that I shrunk down. I made this for a delightful couple in our church who have recently gave us meat for our freezer and have been a huge blessing to my family. 
So here is my card!!!!
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The sentiment on the lower half of the easel card was word art that I designed on the Photofy app on my smartphone. I really loved the way this guy turned out.
Thanks for reading!!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Mother's Day 2015

So I think it is safe to post my Mother's Day cards now. I LOVE LOVE LOVE making one of a kind cards for my family, but I stink getting them out in the mail on time. I mailed them the Monday after Mother's Day so it took a bit for them to get them and I don't want to post the card until the recipient has received it. (Just my thing, I guess.)
So these are my designs for the dear sweet ladies in my life. For my mom I used the new Tiddly inks stamps. My mom likes colors like mauve and rose so I tried to incorporate that into my design.
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This next card was made for my dear Mother-in-law. She is into bright colors and loves her flower garden so I figured the Precious Moment's image was fitting. 
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The last Card was for my dear grandma. It saddens me that out of my husband's side of the family and mine we only have one grandmother left, but she is a gem and I will cherish her forever. The Precious Moment's girl with the lamb made think of how sweet and tender she is. I just love her to pieces.
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I am so blessed to have these lovely ladies in my life and I am so thankful that I could have the opportunity to honor them in this way. Hopefully soon you will get to see the cards I will make for the dads and granddads for Father's Day, who knows, maybe I'll even mail them out on time. 
Thanks for reading!!!
Nikki

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Party Prop Anya Birthday Greeting

You may have noticed that I have posted a few cards with images from The Greeting Farm. I absolutely LOVE their images, They are for sure one of my top favorite images to color. I have like 6 of their rubber stamps and like 10 of their digis and every time I get some spare cash I buy more. I even find myself browsing eBay for retired ones. I am addicted. So the other day when I was browsing their website. I decided that maybe I should just subscribe to their blog. Of course I stumbled on a challenge. I've never been one to do challenges before because I don't feel like my cards are as good as other's, but I am finding that I like to do them, not to win, but because it provides inspiration. This week it was anything goes challenge, I read the terms and instantly this card design started working itself out in my mind. I have a couple Greeting Farm images that I had not used yet, so I decided to try one, and this is by far one of my fave's will be using her a lot more in my future I am sure.
So, without further ado, here she is....
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You can buy your own copy of this lovely girl at the Greeting Farm Store.
As usual, I colored this girl with my Prismacolor pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits.
And for anyone interested, Here is a shot of the inside.
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Let me tell you, I had so much fun designing and making this card! I hope it provided you with some inspiration.
Love and Peace! Thanks for reading!
Nikki

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Thanks a Latte - Tiddly Inks Design Team Call

So I am totally jumping out of my comfort zone and treading into scary territories. One of my favorite digital stamp designers is doing a design team call and I figured it wouldn't hurt to try, so here this is my entry post. The challenge is to make a card using your favorite Tiddly Inks Stamp. Let me tell you, it was hard to pick a favorite but I decided to use "thanks a latte" (you can purchase your own copy here at http://www.tiddlyinks.com/thanks-a-latte/.) I chose this image because it makes me think of one of my besties from college who shares my great love for coffee as well as crafting. She has since moved to Guam as a mission school teacher and I only see her once a year in the summer. I think I will send her this card after a bit.
So here is the card I made using this delightful image. IMG_20150418_203027
I colored it with my favorite method of coloring, Prismacolor Pencils and odorless mineral spirits. Since the image made me think of my friend, I tried to color it to depict us sitting at one of our favorite coffee places. The girl on the left is supposed to represent my friend, and the girl on the right is supposed to represent me.  These are the colors I used.
For the girl on the left:
Skin: PC928 (Blush Pink) - PC1085 (Peach Beige) - PC927 (Lt. Peach) - PC1092 (Nectar)
Hair: PC997 (Beige) - PC914 (Creme) - PC942 (Yellow Ochre) - PC943 (Burnt Ochre)
Clothes: PC1099 (Espresso) PC931 (Dark Purple)
For the girl on the Right:
Skin: PC1083 (Putty Beige) - PC927 (Lt. Peach) - PC939 (Peach) - PC928 (Blush Pink)
Hair: PC1080 (Beige Sienna) - PC1081 (Chestnut) - PC937 (Tuscan Red)
Clothes: PC930 (Magenta) - PC1068 (10% French Grey)
For the Rest:
Chairs: PC905 (Aquamarine) - PC949 (Silver)
Table Cloth: PC905 (Aquamarine) - PC941 (Lt. Umber)
Cups: PC918 (Orange) - PC1070 (30% French Grey) - PC910 (True Green)
Here is a shot of the inside: I like leaving a large blank space so one could write a personal message. Sometimes I would put a scripture or inspirational saying, today I chose something about coffee.
IMG_20150418_203140 Well, wish me good luck on the DT call, and if you have a creative itch you need to satisfy here's the link to the DT call! Good luck if you try!

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Java Girl Coffee Card

Well it is time for another card posting. I made this card for another girl in our church who is gone away to college. This stamp I got from The Greeting Farm made me think of her. I have a ton of stamps, some are about 20 years old, and some are new because I cannot quit buying them, but I am always at a loss of which stamp to use next. I decided one night while I was lying awake in bed that I should close my eyes and draw out a stamp each time I am ready for a new project, then put the ones I use into another box until I've drawn all my stamps. This helps me go through all my stamps and it also keeps me from doing similar cards over and over again. I have several drawers of stamps, one drawer is filled with wooden block stamps, one drawer is filled with unmounted rubber stamps, one with clear cling stamps, and a file on my computer filled with digital stamps. I rotate each drawer each time, this time I drew from my unmounted rubber stamps and this little girl was the stamp I drew.
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When I draw a stamp I look at the image and try to decided what kind of card it will be, if I am going to use a fancy fold, if it makes me think of someone special, and what colors I am going to use to color it. Then I color it and then I work my scrap magic around it to create a card. I felt the colors were appropriate for the time of year, and the accessories I used seemed to fit the personality of the girl I was making it for. I did a hand written sentiment on the front because I felt it was more personal for someone I n my life, and I used my Cricut (r) to cut out the coffee image. The only thing I am not crazy about on this card is the bow. I struggle with making bows. I bought a bowdabra mini (r) over Christmas but haven't gotten much time to practice with it. If I follow the tutorials step for step, I am able to make something that at least resembles a bow, but I still have plenty of room for improvement.  Here is the inside.
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I like that the inside of my cards resemble the outside pretty well. I feel it gives a personal touch to the cards and I like that the insides are just as pretty as the outsides.
Once again, thanks for reading!!
Nikki

Friday, March 20, 2015

Harvest Easel Card

Back before my last craft fair, I discovered that I really like to make intricate cards. I worked on this harvest card the week before the fair, it took me several evenings of crafting to finish it, but I dare say it is my favorite of all the cards I have made yet.
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I actually made two of these exactly alike. I wanted to sell one and then send one to someone special. I never did either, they are both still stowed away for next year, but this is the card that inspired me to be more intricate in my work. It also inspired me to stop duplicating my work. I have never liked doing the same thing twice, plus I thought, "what a better way to sell than advertise that all of my cards are one of a kind." (I have since learned that the official abbreviation on Etsy for one of a kind is OOAK.)
On this card I used the diagonal easel fold. This particular fold is one of my favorites because it makes displaying the card super easy, and the card becomes more of a gift than a card. It also makes any card look super fancy, and I love fancy things. With this card I also tried my hand at mini handmade paper roses. This is where the bulk of my time was spent. It takes me a few hours to make just a few roses. I like being able to say that the roses are handmade by me, and if I am in need of a certain color I will still make them, but I have found that it is way easier to buy them online than to make them.
The image I used was from MelJen's Design, you can purchase your own digital stamp here. I colored the image with my prized Prismacolor pencils.
Here is what the card looks like when the easel is open.
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I put a verse on the inside along with more roses and then I lined everything with  beautiful harvest themed paper and lace. I cannot wait for fall so I can whip this baby out and give it to someone.
Thanks for reading!
Nikki

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Using Scrapbook Layouts for Cards

After my craft fair in November, I had hit a very dry spell in my crafting. I had no inspiration, and I could not figure out any designs for cards. I think part of the reason was because I did not do as well at the craft fair as I hoped, but at the time I chalked it up a learning experience. I love crafting so much, there is nothing more special to me than being able to spend time in my craft room making something pretty, but what happens when you have no pretty ideas flowing through your head?
After Thanksgiving my good friend Tasha came back from her last scrapbooking retreat that she ran and gave me a binder full of printouts from pinterest of different scrapbook layouts. I thought to myself, "Maybe I should catch up on my scrapbooks for a bit and put my cards and gifts on hold." The first day I went to tackle a scrapbook I spent a good hour or more flipping through the look-book that Tasha gave me. I still couldn't get my creative juices to flow. There were tons of really neat layouts, but what I really wanted to do was make cards. So then I started browsing through my many cardmaking pinterest boards. I still couldn't get the juices flowing so I resorted to organizing my thousands and thousands of pictures on my computer. I figured that if I ever did get the itch to catch up on my scrapbooks, It would help to organize pictures.
I organized pictures for weeks, then my computer started acting funny. In the process of waiting for my computer to get fixed, I was browsing pinterest one morning on my phone and saw a post that sparked my creative interest. It was a scrapbooking post, but the inspiration started for a card I was going to make.
Here is the original link to scrapbook page that rekindeled my creative flame.
And this is the card that I made with inspiration from it.
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With my computer out of commission, I had to hand write the sentiment, and I hate my handwriting, but I guess it's cute. This is what the inside looks like.
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After my last craft fair I started making the insides of my cards blank so there is room for people to write their own sentiments. I loved putting verses into them, but a lot of people mentioned that they would rather put their own verse in them. So I am stating that I can customize with a verse and other things like names, dates, and ages if people would like me to.
After I made this card, I got inspired with the look-book and decided to make one for cards. I then ended up putting them in the same binder because Both cards and scrapbook layouts can inspire me for either cards or scrapbooking.
Another thing I decided after my craft fair is that I want to make more cards for people in my family and church as gifts of encouragement rather than selling. I will still sell them, but I want to be able to use my talents for good and to help others, and this is a way I can do it. This card in particular was made for Bee who is gone to college and I miss her tons!!
Once again thanks for reading!!
Nikki

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Happy Birthday Mom!

February 9th is a very special day in our family. This day marks the birthday of the most wonderful woman I know who has sacrificed so much and given all of her heart and soul for our family, this woman is my mother. Every year my dad and I collaborate to make the day as special as possible for her, but this was not alway the case... I remember back when I was a kid,  my mom was teaching at the Christian school that I was attending and on a Tuesday they had everyone after chapel sing "Happy Birthday" to my mom, I was shocked. How was I supposed to remember that February 9th was my mom's birthday? The day progressed, and my 6-year-old nature totally dismissed the shock from the morning and by evening I had totally forgot until my dad came into my room that night after he got home from work, as he normally did, to see how everything went at school. I rehursed the day's drama about how my friends and I played on the dirt pile, and how I read a whole book on my own, then it hit me "Oh yeah, and everyone sung to mom for her birthday!" His heart sunk, It was one thing for a 6-year-old to forget a date like that, but it was an entirely different thing for the husband- the head of the family - the love of her life -to forget something like that. I do not quite remember how the rest of the evening went or all the back pedaling my dad had to do to smooth things over, but since then, it's been a pretty good joke in our family.
We try to make an effort to do something special for mom, this year she wanted to stay home so I came over and cooked buffalo wings since that is one of her favorites. And in honor of the special occasion I made a One of a Kind Card. 
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I have been more into making intricate cards and only one of a kind. I used to do a lot of bulk cards, but I find it more fun to design one card at a time, plus it makes it way more special. Here I used a brand new stamp from Whimsy Stamps. Half way through the making of this card, my computer crashed so I ended up being stranded without my cricut so all the die cuts are either hand cut or punched. The sentiments are all hand written in my "not-so-awesome" handwriting, but for my mom, I think it was a great personal touch I would dare say that this card has been one of my absolute favorites.  Up next will be a post on how I colored this very image for my mom's cards.
Thanks so much for reading!!!!
Nikki