Monday, April 30, 2012

4 MORE CARDS TO SHARE promised I will post a few cards every day this week from the birthday book until I have shared most of them.  So, here are Monday's cards.

There ya go...more CAS inspiration....again...leave a comment if you want more info on any specific card details.
God Bless......Tammie

Sunday, April 29, 2012


Quick Quick post today.....saring a few  more CAS birthday card ideas...Here are a few more cards from the birthday book I made for my SIL:

I will not go into any explanation of the stamps and products used for these cards, but would be happy to give info if you need it...just leave a comment with any questions and I will get back to you.  I have so many new fun things I have been playing with, so will post more of these cards every day this week to get through them faster, and get onto some of my other projects...altering items being one of them.
So for today blogger friends, good evening...have a wonderful Sunday night!

Sunday, April 22, 2012


What a wonderful weekend! We flew to Denver for a quick 2 day trip to visit Roger's brothers.  Friday night we went to see a concert that was very fun, and then Saturday afternoon went to see "Wicked".
That was truly amazing!!  I enjoyed it soooo much.  The whole weekend was awesome.  We got back in time today to fly some kites with my precious grandson.  Really a packed weekend!  I thought I would do a quick post before I collapse to bed.
I will continue to post a couple cards at a time from the book of birthday wishes I recently made...scroll down to see the history of the book.  My friend Jean from work made me promise to post the cards so I will try to atleast post most of them over the next couple weeks.  Here are two more.

 As with all the cards I will be posting, the layouts will be very clean and simple.  Most of them would lend themselves to being good for sets of cards too.  Both these cards use the SU DSP from the sale-a-bration.  The first one uses scraps from what was left over from some of my other projects.
These were colors I never would have thought to put together, but SU made it easy, and I do like the combos.  The second card is Pool Party and Lucky Limeade.
Have a wonderful week!                                          Tammie

Friday, April 20, 2012

More CAS Birthday wishes

Happy Friday everyone!  As promised, I will continue to post a couple Clean and Simple birthday cards from the book of birthday wishes I made my SIL.  Here are the next 2 cards.

I wanted to do a quick card using the negative of a die cut and sponging.  So, for the first card that is what I did.  I thought although very simple, it turned out very elegant.  In the second card, I simply wanted to stamp on designer paper and see how it turned out.  It was fun.  I love that SU set don't you?  I use it all the time.  (Elements of Style).  The first card used the SU set Fabulous Florets.
That it for today folks!  Have a wonderful Friday!    Tammie

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Well, I have done terrible in my attempt to get back into posting some of my creations.  I really do plan to change that this time.  Not being on a design team has  given me lots of time to spend on creating and altering without deadlines.  This has been fun, but also negative in the aspect of never taking the time to post some of the items I have been working on.  So,  fellow card makers, tonight I will start a run of sharing a project I have been working on recently....a book of Birthday wishes.  This book was given as a 50th birthday to my very very special sister-in-law who introduced me to stamping a very long time ago.  When she turned 40, I made her 40 minature birthday cards and had such fun doing it....a box of birthday wishes.  Seven years later, I turned 50 and guess what!!  She made me 50 little birthday cards!  I was overwhelmed, and looked at them over and over, and still have them out in my stamping area to look at.  Well, she recently turned 50, and I could not let the tradition die could I?  So I set about to make her a book of 50 birthday wishes that she could keep in her stamping room to have for inspiration and to remember how very much she means to me.  You see....I was never blessed with a sister, but when my younger brother brought Dorena into our lives, he gave me my sister.  She is so very wonderful!  Thank you Cary! :)  Love you Dorena!
This past weekend she came to visit, bringing my Mother with her, and we had a girls weekend.  I gave her the book, and she gave me permission to share it with all my blog buddies.  So, we go.  I will start with the front and back cover.  I purchased a photo book from Michaels knowing it would not hold all 50 cards, but as I started completing it, I added a few extra pages as needed into the center using score tape, until I had all 50 cards in the book.  I decided to use it as a "standing book" of sorts since it was not going to close.  This is what it looks like standing up and open.

The pages fanned out in the back keep it standing upright.  Kind of an odd way to do it I know, but it worked out OK IRL.  I am thinking I will share a couple cards a day from the book until I have shown most of them.  Please remember, I was making 50 cards, so I kept them very clean and simple with very few embellishments since they were going into the book.  Many of the cards I got idea layouts from the vast number of blogs and talented people out there...just altering them my way.  Many I just was at my desk and started playing. Here are the first two cards in the book.

The first one I cased off the cover a Cards magazine so cannot take credit fore the idea there, but LOVED the doily and butterfly idea.  The second one was done after seeing many cards out there combining the bird punch and branch.  I also used the bitty flower punch from SU, but cut little lines toward the center of each flower on each petal to change it up a bit and add dimension.
So, that is the first two cards!  Stay tuned occasionally as I post more CAS birthday wishes.  Hope you all have a wonderful day and have a little time to do something creative!
God Bless..............Tammie