Saturday, February 25, 2012

More Birthday Cards...

As promised... here are the cards for adult birthdays that I did for a recent swap. This first one is for a man. I love doing cards for guys, probably because I have 3 boys! This is my favorite stamp set, "Lovely As A Tree" from Stampin' Up! Gorgeous. I have used it for some many different types of cards. Very versitile. I love the colors of this challenge, too!

The next set is for a woman. I was really hoping for spring when I did this one! LOL I love these colors as well. I'm really trying to stretch myself in my color choices. I look in a lot of different places for color combinations: I have the Stampin' Up! Color Coach, I use magazines, and my biggest inspiration is nature. I love looking at the colors that God has used, can't go wrong with those combinations.

I hope you enjoy these card and challenge yourself to be creative today!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Happy Birthday to YOU!

Here are a couple of teen birthday cards that I recently finished for a swap. They were a lot of fun to do and I hope the ladies I swapped with enjoyed them. I know I sure enjoyed what they sent me!

My teen girl card was bright and fun. Lots of gorgeous colors and the lacy edge hints at the girliness that lurks! I don't think you can see it, but there is a colored sheet behind the lace that really makes it pop. Couldn't get my camera to show that!
This card for the boys was lots of fun. What teen boy doesn't love things with motors? LOL I know my sons sure do. Thanks to my wonderful daughter, Olivia who helped me color all these little quads!
I hope you enjoy these cards. I have more to share so stay tuned!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Looking For a Great Read?

I want to share with you a great young adult book I just finished! It is called Michael Vey: Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans (publisher Simon Pulse, Simon and Schuster). What an amazing story! Michael is an average 14 year old with an average 14 years old's problems, except that he has a special power. He is electric! Michael finds out that he isn't alone and becomes hunted and captured. When tempted with worldly goods and the safety of loved ones, Michael had to make some serious choices. Check this book out and let me know what you think. You can get more information at