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Nuts over you – a PDCC Submission


Hey, internet! I’m back this week with another card, this time a submission to The Play Date Cafe! If you’re not familiar with The Play Date Cafe, be sure to roll on over there and check out some of the awesome cards that are my competition this week! Because this week was the last of the month, we’re working with a color splash palette – black and white, with a splash of brown, as you can see in the inspiration image, below. Clicking this image will take you right to this week’s challenge post.

 This week’s color story drove me absolutely crazy, having never been much of a fan of brown, myself. But, what I love about The Play Date Cafe is trying to work with a combination of colors I never would have thought of myself. Luckily, being crazy helped to inspire me, too. Speaking of nuts, the acorn on this card has a hand-embroidered cap and outline. Thanks for looking!

Mojo Monday 234 Submission


Happy April Fool’s Day, internet! Today’s post is just a short one; it’s my submission for the Mojo Monday blog! This week, we have two great options to choose from regarding our card shape: round or square. I chose square for this one.

This is an extremely late birthday card for my good friend, Brandon. I never thought I would ever forget his birthday, but lo and behold, my craftin’ got me pretty distracted, and I feel heaps of terrible. Hopefully I can get this to him soon. Thanks for reading!

This week’s card is a twofer


This week is an exciting one! Tonight I’m coming back from my carder’s block, I guess you’d call it. As per the usual, I’m entering this card into the weekly challenge over at The Play Date Cafe, as well as taking a step in another direction and submitting this one to the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge! This is my first entry ever on the Mojo Monday blog, and it looks like I’ve got quite a lot of great competition on that one already. Here goes…


I chose to leave this card blank, because I’m considering listing it as the first item on my Etsy shop and I’d like to leave customization options open.

The textured paper here is actually light grey on dark grey, but in this picture the fuzzy parts of the paper reflect the bright yellow color of the cardstock I’m displaying my card on. Here’s the inspiration photos with direct links to this week’s challenge pages. As always, thanks for reading, internet!


Valentines for Gamers and Stinkers


Brad has been full of surprises for the past week. Craft-related surprises, which are the best kind. On top of my new stockpiles of felt, floss, card-stock, and brand new shelves(which are perfectly naked and ready to be attacked by any of my new s’plies!), I got two bouquets from him – one last night that he couldn’t wait until today to give me, and one today, which he decided I needed for my desk at work. To top that off, he made me a card with my own paper. It’s beautiful.

And so, I had to make him a card to express my eternal love for him and how very awesome and incredible he is and how much he means to me. The problem here is that… I had a lot to say, and I couldn’t decide what the most important thing was to put on one card. I also needed to wrap his valentine in a really sweet way. Ladies, the Omni-card, for your gamer boyfriends.

This PS3 game is wrapped in fabric. The ribbon around it is decoupaged paper that I doodled, stickered, stitched on, and the card that’s holding it is hand-stitched by yours truly, accented by my favorite craft-supply, brads. Brads brads brads. I love him. Anywho, by moving the card or ribbon around, he can see some, but not all of the great things that he is.

I should’ve bought him something bigger so I could write more stuff. Oh, and never forget to make valentines for little brothers.

Blue and beautiful – A PDCC Submission


This week I’m cutting it pretty close again for my  Play Date Cafe submission. At least this time it’s not because I put off making the card until the last minute, but because I procrastinated my blog post instead. Either way, I need  some more motivation. Find out some of the awesome recent motivators I got in my next last-minute post, a V-Day-related one. But for now, my card.

This week I’ve made a birthday card for my future sister-in-law, Lee. Her birthday isn’t until next month sometime. Now there‘s something I didn’t procrastinate!

I lost one of my yellow chipboard O’s while working on this card at home, and found it in the parking lot outside of work today. Weird. Here’s this week’s inspiration picture!

This week’s colors actually influenced a few early Valentine’s Day gifts from Brad. Awesome holiday. Thanks for reading.

Don’t be deceived! A PDCC submission


I decided to sit out last week’s challenge over at The Play Date Cafe, mostly because I didn’t have any sort of event to make a card for. I’ll let it slip as my last lazy week, since I’m back at work in the office now, after all. This is a special birthday card for Brad’s younger brother, Alex. He’s 20.

I’ve outdone myself again, I know, but I couldn’t have managed this beautifully ironic card without this week’s lovely inspiration image. Thanks for reading, internet.

Submission for The Play Date Cafe Challenge 114

Submission for The Play Date Cafe Challenge 114

Crafting has been slow since Christmas. I’ve tinkered with some ideas for cards over the past few weeks, but I haven’t really been able to put my mind to it for quite some time. While looking for some inspiration online, I stumbled upon The Play Date Cafe. Although I was up for a challenge, I wasn’t pleased with the color choices for my first week’s submission, fearing I hadn’t all the right supplies. This is the part in which I show you their color scheme.

Despite my initial troubles, I’m glad now that I took the plunge. I’ve got a pretty sweet valentine made up for my pretty sweet valentine. Here’s my very first submission to The Play Date Cafe Challenge #114! Front…

…and back.

Warning: do not use this card design for your sweetheart if he/she has been known to replace meaningful thank-yous with Matrix jokes. Unless, of course, that’s your thing. Thanks for reading, internet.