Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Happy Birthday & Snow Pics

I made this card for Julie to go with the 3Girl JAM bag I made for her in My Take on 3 Girl JAM Cotton Bags since her birthday is coming up in February. The card base is Studio G Cards & Envelopes for Crafting. The PP is Pebbles Lakeside 6x6 in Paper Pad. The flowers is Pebbles Die-Cut Wood Pieces- both bought at TJ Maxx on clearance! The Happy Birthday stamp is Skipping Stones Design (no longer in business) Peeps collection stamped with Versa Fine Onyx Black Pigment Ink. The twine is from Housecalls by Scrappin Madge September Hello Gorgeous Kit ( http://heartstringdesigns.blogspot.com/). I cut two holes in the fold of the card on the inside/outside to feed it through twice and then tied it. I wanted to give some detail to the front of the card to separate the Chevron pattern a little! I made this card for the Chevron January Card Challenge for Scrappin-n-Chattin (http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/scrappin-n-chattin/info). Now for the inside spread:

I added My Mind's Eye Bella Bella by Carina Gardner 12x12 PP that I cut down to fit the inside and back of the card. I didn't measure it, I just placed the paper on the card and then folded it and cut the part of the paper I didn't want off and then trimmed the edges and used Elmer's Craft Bond Glue Spots and Studio G Multi-Purpose Glue Stick to adhere it to the card. The "happy day", birthday cake, and  "celebrate" I fussy cut out of Simple Stories Happy Day 6x6 Paper Pad and used my XYRON 1.5" Create-A-Sticker maker to adhere them to the card. You can see how I criss-crossed the twine to make it straight across in the front. The message square is also fussy cut out of Simple Stories. I thought the border on the paper would look good on this card and kinda match with the Chevron paper on front. A piece of the Chevron paper is hanging over the back, but I didn't take a picture of the back. All I put on the back was my Hero Arts Handmade from the Heart stamp and 2014. Not much to see on the back anyway.

Here are some pics of our snow we had last night. Well, these are actually taken this morning after the 4 in of snow fell. We have about 2 in of ice under the snow. It sleeted for a long time last night until it finally changed to snow. I took a picture of the ice, but it's not wanting to download. This is our vehicles. Yes, there is a car under all that snow. The first 2 pics are taken from inside the garage, so excuse the spider webs on the pictures. They're on the outside of the windows. The windows are small, but big enough to take pictures through!
 This is the front yard and some of the neighbors yards as well as the cul-de-sac & road to our house! It's somewhat clear now since kids have been playing out in the cul-de-sac.
 This is the view of our back yard from my bedroom window. I was holding the shade up with one hand and took this picture with my cell phone! The fish sun catcher was a VBS craft one year from teaching Pre-K! I forget it's there because my shade is pink and it's an older shade so it keeps my room dark at night! I can't wait to get out there and play in it soon. I'm hoping I can make snow cream if I can't make a snowman or maybe a snow angel! They're saying on the news that the snow is powdery. The town is pretty much shutdown except for DOT. It's too cold to go anywhere.
TFL and have a good day!

5 comments:

ScrapYourWorld said...

Great job on your Card Amanada!! to cute. I hope you enjoy the snow today, and eat some snow cream. I had some for breakfast!!
Paula Driver
Scrap Your World

Ruth G said...

What a great card! That paper is awesome (super fun chevron) and I like the way you used the twine to give a home for your sentiment! Awesome idea!
TFS!

Noteable Scraps said...

Love them! :-) Enjoy the snow!

Kristie @ mypaperlife.com said...

I love the chevron paper you used. It's such a happy card!

Stay safe and warm!

Emily Leiphart said...

So pretty, Amanda! Great colours and the snow looks so pretty. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes with Twine or String! Please remember to link up to our challenge to be eligible for the prize. :)