Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Crazy in Love

Hello all my crafty friends, I hope you are having a wonderful hump day!! I am trying to catch up this morning with some commenting and going through emails. I was away on Monday all day, then away again yesterday all day. We went up to DS's college to look at apartments with him and boy was I exhausted when we got home! It was in and out DS's car what felt like a 100 times, in and out of his dorm room many times, up many flights of steps every place we went, sometimes to a third floor and back down. This momma is getting to old for that!! lol But it was good to spend the day with him looking at apartments. We took him to lunch and then before leaving we took him shopping to buy him some snacks/food for in his dorm. I think he was a happy camper. lol

It is my turn to post over at Cardz TV Gallery today and  I made a couple of cards. The first one is a Valentine themed, anniversary or just a love card. The stamp set I used on this one is Heart to Heart and you can find it here. I used some new Anna Griffin Cuttlebug folders that had came in the mail to me yesterday. So beautiful they are, they are for 5x7 cards, but this card is an A2 card, so not the whole embossing area is on this one. I still love it. The heart die is a Simon Say's die and I took a finger dauber with Hero Art's Shadow ink in Pale Tomato and inked the center of the heart, then I use what a left on my dauber to lightly ink the edge of the heart and around on the embossing. The heart is popped up. 



My second card is a Christmas card. Yes, Christmas is done with and over, but I vowed to make Christmas cards all year long so I would have some made and ready to go when the time comes. lol  I used two of Mary's Cardz TV stamp sets on this one, Snow Day and Christmas Joy and you can find them right here. I used blue gold foil paper and silver/white glitter paper by DCWV. This is the oddest glitter paper, it is so smooth but so sparkly and no glitter comes off what so ever. But it had a plastic coating on the back which is a little hard to die cut through. This die is a Spellbinder's die, Picture Perfect and I won it back a spell at the Pixie Playground for using snippets. Love, love, love this die!! This card looks so much prettier in real life. I didn't get home last night in time to take my pictures in the daylight, so my lighting isn't very good on either card. The inside I used some left over glitter paper to punch with my Martha Steward snowflake punch. Now believe it or not this glitter paper punches awesome with a punch. Go figure, you would think it would die cut easier, not punch easier. lol I stamped my sentiment and call this one done. I was in a hurry to get these cards done, and since I was out all week, this is all I came up with. lol 





Well I want to thank you for taking time out of your busy day just to visit me. It sure means a lot to me and I hope you visiting as well. I'm always up for visitors!! Crafty hugs, Brenda

23 comments:

Joan Smith said...

OMG Your cards are Gorgeous!!
You totally did an outstanding creative job on both. I'm totally In awe of both of them. You really are one super talented gal. YOU so ROCK!!

Joann6274 said...

Both of your cards are so gorgeous Brenda.... I love the gorgeous embossing on that first one and the sentiment is just perfect, especially for Valentine's day. The second one is so pretty too... I think you did a great job with them both! Glad you also had a good time with your son and were able to look into something so important with him... and now that it is over, you can rest up!
Hugs,
Jo
xox

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

LOL I remember taking Dani to look at apartments at college. I feel your pain. Love the valentine card. The embossing and the heart are gorgeous together. Good for you for working on Christmas cards for next year. Love this one. So wintery! Keep up your awesome creatons. HUgs

jimlynn said...

WHOA! Brenda, this are both sensational plus! That embossing folder on the first one is so pretty and love the heart. The second.....another sensational beauty! LOVE both!
Lynn

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Brenda!! I love the embossing folder yo used on the Valentine's Day card!! So pretty!! And the sparkly scene on the Christmas card is so beautiful!! It's a great idea to get started on your Christmas cards early...I always say I will and then never seem to do it!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Geri said...

Gorgeous cards! Your heart card is so soft and pretty with the intricate embossed design. I love the dark navy blue paired with shimmery silver - a stunning combo!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I really appreciate that you took the time to give me feedback on my 'photo quality' issue!

Happy crafting!

:) Geri

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty cards!

and You brought back some memories for me. Our daughter went to college in the city, and her dorm room was on the 11th floor! She had an elevator to use, but it was still a lot of up and down to the car...and since it was in the city...we could not find a parking place close to her dorm, There were three of us, and we had to take turns guarding a car packed full of stuff, and wait for each other to come back down from the top floor. It goes without saying it was a long day.

Vickie said...

Very pretty cards. What embossing folder is that from Anna Griffin?

Carol L said...

What a pretty pair of cards today! I love that heart die and how you added some slight color to the edges with a fun sentiment inside! Beautiful embossing, and the blue card is over-the-top elegant and so beautiful in that rich blue color! The inside looks pretty too, but I don't think anyone from New England would be appreciating this snow-themed card just yet :) Your apartment hunting escapes have me tired just listening to you describing them! Take a break and relax now :) Have a good evening!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I just LOVE the way you brought out all that scrummy embossing by lightly inking it Brenda . . . inspired! Your Christmas acrds are perfect too! Hazel xx

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful valentine card :) Yep nothing wrong with making Christmas cards and that blue foil is gorgeous against that silver :) Will have to give that a try :) I do like the DCWV foils and glitter. Glad all is well with your son and hoping the apartment hunting is going well too :) Take it easy and do stay warm don't like the temps they are calling for tonight :) Hugs my friend :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

You know, Brenda, Valentine's Day IS in the winter time, so it's not THAT much of a stretch to have both VD and CD in the same post! Expecially when they are both sensational and so perfect for their respective selves!!

You remind me of when we got our son all set up at college. Fun memories for you and for him!! Rest your bones when you can!! Hugs, Auntie D.

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love this embossing folder! Aren't Ann Griffin's folders pretty? Love how you've done the heart in the center! A beautiful Valentine! And good going on the Christmas card. Never too soon to get started on them. (I found that out a few years ago when they were almost New Year's cards.) Love all the glittery goodness!

MaryH said...

AWE-some! Love #1 with the beautiful heart & that lovely embossing. You made it your own, with the special touches you've added with the soft coloring. #2 really is outstanding and that paper is so sparkling. Can't imagine how much better it looks IRL as it's stunning in the photo. Yay on using your Playground die. Pixie will be so proud of you! Interesting to know that this foil paper punches better than die cutting. Is there a 'name' on the paper pack? Is really very striking. WTGo! TFS & Hugs. MM

Brenda in IN said...

Both of these cards are terrific. The Valentine is so pretty. I love that E/B folder. I have seen her on TV but don't have any of her products.. May have to rethink that! The Christmas scene is beautiful and the inside is well done too. Hearing about your trip with your son wore me out too! I hope he finds a nice place. We still get snacks for our grandson in college!

Glenda said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda! Love the heart card! Such a pretty embossing folder and heart die! Lovely die cut on the Christmas card. You did a great job with both cards!
Thank you for your visits and comments on my blog!
Hugs!
Glenda

Anita in France said...

What a romantic valentine, Brenda ... gorgeous heart and what a lovely EF ... the subtle sponged pink over it is fabulous! Beautiful wintery Christmas Card ... so striking with the deep blue shine and shimmery silver! Hugs, Anita :)

Sharon said...

Love how you inked up the heart on your first card. Such a pretty card. Your Christmas card is wonderful! I so love the glitter paper and the Christmasy scene!!!! :)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Two gorgeous cards, fabulous Valentine's card and a very beautiful card for Christmas, the blue colour and the glitter gives a lovely frosty feeling.

Love
Maarit

Irish Cherokee said...

Love both cards Brenda. That second one is a stunner. - Jim

Georgiana said...

Both cards are so pretty, but I sure do like the embossing on the first one. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

cm said...

I confess to chuckling at the image of you trudging up and down steps, looking at apartment after apartment for your son! How sweet that he wants his mom and dad's 'seal of approval' before he makes a choice. I'm sure that whatever he chooses will suit him to a 't'! The snacks haul: too special! You've shared a duo of delights, Brenda! The heart is stunning; soft and delicate, nestled in lovely embossing. The wintry scene is incredibly eye-catching; navy and white is such a pretty combination! Happy sigh in seeing these, my darling friend!
Hugs~c

Hettie said...

Wow Brenda what a gorgeous set of cards you have here. Love the Valentine's Day one and the Christmas one is absolutely stunning.
Hugs
xx