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I'm a Mom, Daughter, Sister and friend and a Cat Keeper and an avid card maker and paper artist. I love the outside, gardening, visiting my friends and family and enjoy many other activities. My blog is about cards and so much more. I hope you enjoy visiting with me here.
Hello everyone, hope you had a wonderful week. Can you believe we are into September already and MMSC17? Today I want to show you my Midnight Madness Sketch card using this stamp from our Sponsor, D-R-S Designs, they are offering a $50.00 gift certificate. They will be sponsoring Midnight Madness all month and so you will be able to see even more great cards from the Design Team featuring stamps from D-R-S Designs. We also have a weekly sponsor for a $20.00 gift certificate from the '7 kids College Fund'. Thank you for donating some great prizes, I am sure the winners will have fun shopping.
I really had so much fun putting together this card, it has been ready for weeks now, I started it up right away when the stamp arrived in the mail, Yippy. . . what a nice treat from our Sponsor!!
There is also so much more going on at Midnight Madness: You may have seen that we have a new monthly guest designer Carol Hurlock and our own DT Charlotte has sweetened the pot with her own blog candy, hop on over to the Midnight Madness blog to get all the updated information!
I used Pastel colors and green gingham paper, some very nice green ribbon to border the image and nice layered green flowers. I popped the elephants head and the giraffes head also and coated it with the crackle to give it a wrinkle effect, I am not sure if you can see that here or not.
Thank you for viewing my sketch card as well as the other design team cards and as always I appreciate your comments. Also if you have not already signed up for my blog candy, there is still time to do that. The Blog candy offering is posted under this blog post.
This poor little kitten is finally getting a home, I have had her posted for a few days, thinking of a challenge for my little Angel and I have decided to place her at "Let's get Shabby", I am going to try and get better at entering more challenges and actually knowing more of them and summer is winding down, that should be helpful. Here is a kitten that 'claims' she is an Angel, we probably all know better than that, I have the buttons and then a few more buttons and some trim and ribbon and flowers and more flowers and pearls and notice that the 'frame' is stamped with a Cherry blossom image and heat embossed with a color of embossing powder called Ancient enchanted gold, how is that for a fancy name and then I used my Martha Stewart Doily edge punch to give it a more 'Shabby' look. Thank you for your viewing, I appreciate your visit and comments.
I just had a birthday, and yes I know I wasn't having any more of those but it just so happens that you either have one or you get dead so, I had one. You would not believe what my very good friend Geri left me in my mailbox on Saturday, a card challenge kit to make my own Birthday card, isn't she SO funny!!
I was very touched Geri went through all this trouble to put together a card kit for me, notice the letter that she wrote for me and asking me to accept the challenge, like the Midnight Madness challenge. She happens to be a card maker herself although she is not online with a blog but is a follower of mine and supplied me the 'tools' if you will to make the card. Using all the supplies given and none of my own, here is what I came up with. I am also supposed to sign it for her! Truly this is the best gift ever, this is so me and so thoughtful, I KNEW there was a reason that I keep her around, LOL or more like she puts up with me.
I hope this card is what you were thinking for me. Thank you so much! ~~~ Jane
Also I want to take this time to let you know that I am offering both girl and boy blog candy to my followers, please see that offering in the lower posts below. Thank you all again for stopping by, I can't wait to see all the other card artists and their take on the sketch. Blessings~~~ Jane
Something(s) borrrowed (OK, I didn't borrow any of it) and something(s) blue! I have some vintage items and ribbons and lace, that is bible pages in Spanish and a brooch and some esphemera (2 vintage greeting cards that are not reproductions, a seed packet unopened, a gold doily), great for scrap booking or card making and that all fabulous SHABBY CHIC look. I will be listing this lot on ebay when I get a moment to get my listing together. I also will have other lots available shortly. Please feel free to e-mail me privately if you have any questions. Blessings ~~~ Jane
While I normally do not do many children's cards, I really liked this airplane and I had a little man's birthday coming up so I made a card up for him. Notice the brad in the airplanes nose, it looks like a bolt and in the engines, smaller black brads - just one of the very many ways to personalize your card and digi image, I bet you have several ideas of your very own. I like the 'flyin in to say', and you can fill that in with whatever you need a card for. I did my card in red and blue, I like the background paper with the stars on it (and added a few of my own) to simulate an evening flight but you can do clouds or something else. I do have to say this was a hit, the little guy liked it but the Mom loved it, LOL. lot's of ohs and ahs, don't you love giving handcrafted cards?
"Simon Says Stamp" is our August Monthly sponsor, they are offering a very generous prize of a $50 gift Certificate for our monthly August winner, best of luck to all of you!
As always, we appreciate your support at MMSC and I always love hearing from you, Jane
The GOOD news, I did not burn down the house, the fire department was not called but I did do this outside.
The OTHER side: It is harder than it looks, it takes longer than you think!! Also your thumb gets sore by 'flicking your Bic' lighter, and I burned my thumb fingernail, I didn't feel a thing but I smelled it burning, not for you ladies that have manicures, you would have been very unhappy!
I did get them finished and I am fairly happy with them and I would do it again .. maybe. Let me know that you think of my first Chiffon flowers .. any advise?
I also finished a Midnight Madness card today which I can't show you yet. Tomorrow I will be leaving for a weekend away so I will see you all for sure for the Next Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!
We are also excited to announce that "Simon Says Stamp" is our August Monthly sponsor, they are offering a very generous prize of a $50 gift Certificate for our monthly August winner, best of luck to all of you!
I can't forget you tell you something about my card! The wood paper was a pleasure to work with and notice that I used a Martha Stewart edge punch on the front of the card. I colored in the digi's and added some sparkle and placed a half pearl in each of the flower centers. I also placed a orange button on the card front and to secure the beautiful brown lace bow, I placed a 2 prong brad in the two holes that are in the button. I did think that that was very clever of me but I am sure you other clever crafters already knew all about that!!
Thank you for viewing my card, visiting my blog and taking the time to leave your comments. Hope you have a great week.
I created an extra thick envelope for this card, if you need a template to create an extra thick envelope, Priscilla - our wonderful host at Midnight Madness is offering templates for purchase on her site right here. I love the front with the floral design embellishment and I shot a photo of the inside of this card, doesn't it make you wish for fall?
Thank you for your visit and please let me know what you think of using Glass tile on Your card. See you all next week for Midnight Madnesses next Sketch Challenge.
Simon says stamp is one of our sponsors this month, they have generously donated a $50.00 gift certificate to some lucky challenge card entry so be sure to enter a card and check back to the Midnight Madness blog often. You can see what Simon Says has to offerhere.
This tape was also used on my MMSC card above and when I created my extra thick custom envelope. This tape is a premium double sided adhesive and you can either cut the tape or tear it if you can't find your scissors.