Saturday, March 30, 2013

Card for the Hubby

So...I've been making cards for years now, and I have never made one for my husband. (I know...I know...bad wife, but I honestly never thought he would want one! Whenever I would show him a card I make, he'd say "that's nice" and that was the end of the discussion.) Needless to say, as I started making more cards recently, he has been giving me a bit of a teasing about how nice it must be to receive one of my cards, and how you must be someone pretty special to get one of my cards. I got the hint and set out to make him a super-special card!

This one is for him! I used the Penny Black hedgehog stamp set again, and colored him with my Copic markers. The paper is another one of my favorites from CTMH. It is the retired pack called Splendor. I added a bit of bling with some silver glitter paper, and finished the card off with hand-stitching in matching embroidery floss. The corners are adorned with some CTMH adhesive studs in antiqued brass.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Card for a Co-worker

I am blessed to have some pretty awesome co-workers! One in particular has been invaluable this year to myself and my niece, who also teaches third grade with me. We decided that we wanted to do something special for him to thank him for all he's done this year to help us, and to keep us all on track. This is my first year teaching third grade in a while, and I came into a classroom with no files left behind. I know that if I didn't have him helping us, I would have been lost for the first half of the year!

This card was made just for him, and was presented to him with a small token of our appreciation for all he does. It was created using the Dakota paper pack from CMTH. The image is a pre-colored image from Fred She Said Designs, called "Nolan with a sign." The card is embellished with black sparkles in each corner, and silver glitter paper to add a little something extra. There is a hand-stitched design in black embroidery floss around the edge of the card. Enjoy!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Hedgehog Birthday Card - SSS203

Although I have been working on a few projects lately, unfortunately, they are things I haven't been able to post for various reasons!  Some are super-top secret and can't be revealed just yet. I promise as soon as I can, you will see them sooner or later.

One of the biggest things I have been working on for the past few weeks has been samples for my niece's wedding! I am so excited that she loves my ideas and she wants me to make her invitations and her guest book. You'll have to wait a while to see those though...

Today, I would like to share a card that I made for a very dear friend of mine. This card was created using the Sweet Stop Sketch #203 for the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Sketch Challenge Blog. Please click on any of the images for a closer look!

The card was made for a friend's birthday, and I wanted to make her a super-special card because she is a super-special person. Nancy is the reason for my hand-stitching addiction, and I can't give her a card that isn't stitched! In fact, lately, I've been having a tough time making any card that isn't stitched. (Thanks a lot, Nancy!!! LOL!)

This card was created using some retired CTMH paper, called Mayberry. This is one of my all-time favorite paper packs, and I am so glad that I still have a bunch. The hedgehog is from a Penny Black Acrylic Stamp set called Wonderful Day. This image was colored using my Copic Markers. The embellishments are all CTMH, and the card is hand-stitched using matching embroidery floss. It's hard to tell on the photo, but there is lots of dimension, and the bee's wings are glittery.

Here is a close-up of the stitching. is a peek at the inside of the card.

Hope you enjoyed my card! Stay tuned for a few more posts in the coming days...I had a productive weekend :o)