♡♡ bacon ♡♡

June 27, 2013

Here today to share a card for the  CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.  

I had so much fun playing last week that I had to join in again.  
Everyone is so friendly, creative, and supportive over at this challenge.
Thank you to everyone who left comments and visited my 'mapquest' cards.

I'm kind of racing to the finish line to get this linked up in time.
Only one good photo...  But, lots of fun goodies.
I'll edit in details about these goodies later today, 'cause I gotta run!

Okay, I'm back...  and supplies have been added below.

How about that badge?!?  If you know any bacon lovers, then you will want to check out some of Kelly Purkey's bacon themed supplies.  So fun!  They are hard to resist though.  Kind of like bacon. 

Overall, this was a super fun challenge.  I really like designs were elements hang off of the card front...  But, I struggle with the whole 'fitting in an envelope' thing.  Anyone else out there with this crafty OCD issue??  Well, I think I conquered my fear here and I had a great time doing it.  Now, I'm off to see the other fabulous cards entered this week.

Thanks for visiting!


:: Love Bacon supplies ::
(misc supply: Pebbles Sunnyside 6x6 paper pad)

Midas Touch

June 25, 2013

Hi!  I'm so glad you decided to visit.
And, I'm guessing that you probably made your way here from this month's 

If not, check out the inspiration for the challenge.

Fun, right?!  Well, here is the card I created...

I really like all of the trendy gold goodies at the moment.  
So, I hope I didn't go too overboard.
There are a few different gold touches used on this card...
Some gold embossing, a little gold color mist, and a sprinkle of gold sequins.

 Here's a little close up of this fun grouping.  
Yes, if you look close enough, the print on the leaves is about fishing.  I tore a page out of one of my husband's old fishing club newspapers.  That's all I could find in the house for newsprint!  I'm sure the recipient and/or her sons will notice and enjoy the little detail.  There are many members of my family who really like fishing.

Thanks again for the visit & enjoy hopping!


::Golden Birthday supplies:: 
(misc supplies: newsprint & ribbon flower)

All good dogs

June 22, 2013

~ Hello ~

Warning: Today's post is a little on the sad side.
My hubby's parents recently had to say goodbye to their dog.  It really came suddenly.  And, no matter what the situation, it's never easy to say goodbye.

Since we live roughly 5 hours away, I had to make and send a card in place of the hugs that we really wanted to give.  I found this sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp set to be just perfect.  Overall, I tried to keep it simple and loaded with love at the same time.  
I really hope the card did its job.


::Good Dog supplies::

Baby Girl

June 19, 2013

Hello!  Baby girls are showing up everywhere around here these days.  I swear there's something in the water...  So, I have a sweet little baby card to share with you today.  It is for my dear friend who recently gave birth to her beautiful daughter.  Almost too much cuteness around these parts I tell ya.

I've been noticing a lot of people out there using white on white these days with a little foam in between.  And I really like this look.  I've also noticed people using layers that are not perfectly centered on the card front.  And I really like this look, too.  So, I gave both a try here on this card.  And I'm pretty happy with the results.

The goodies include some super fun crepe paper from Dear Lizzy, the gorgeous 'baby' die from PTI, the Happiness in Bloom stamp set also from PTI, and a perfectly matching brad from October Afternoon.  I really can't get over how lovely the font is on this die... ♥!

Today, I get to hand deliver this card and meet the little cutey for the first time.
Can't wait!!!

Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll come back again soon.

More Love for Dad

June 18, 2013

Hello!  I've got more cards for Dad to share with you today.
Below is the card I made to give my hubby for Father's Day this year.
I'm also adding this to the 'mapquest' challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays.

A few new goodies were used to create this card... 
These are the grid die & tilted banner die from Simon Says Stamp, and the vellum map piece from Studio Calico.  A little modification was done to extend the banner to fit the sentiment though.  Which seemed to do the trick.  The sentiment is from PTI and so are the rest of the die elements (blue label backdrop, letters, & arrows)  Plus, a couple of MME dots thrown in for fun.

A little close up view to show the layers and dimension.

And, for fun, here is the card I made for the hubby last year.  I happen to come across this a couple weeks ago & thought I'd share.

I just love the textured stripe background and this label element.  

Well that's it for now.  I appreciate you stopping by!  And I hope you are having a beautiful day.  I'll be driving across the state with my daughter to spend a couple days with my mom & sister. Chick Fest!!!

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