The first Monday of every month I take  class from a friend of mine who teaches card making, her name is Denise and she is da bomb!!!!! She designs for Sheetload each month and she makes some of the most gorgeous cards I’ve ever seen in my life…..and she lives right here in my hometown! Yup……lucky me!!!!! Anyway….she helped me with a template for a card I’ve been wanting to make to welcome new arrivals >wink< You can see both color versions below…..
Welcome Baby Boy!

Welcome Baby Boy!Welcome Baby Girl!

Welcome Baby Girl!

Welcome Baby Girl!

I loved how these two cards turned out! Thanks Denise !!! I love you man….I mean friend!

I was also asked to make a card for a young man…29 years old. That was an easy one for me because I have a 29 year old son! I knew I couldn’t use pink, fluff, lace and stuff like that so here is what I came up with….

Happy Birthday Masculine*ish*

Happy Birthday Masculine*ish*

At class on Monday….we got to make two of the CUTEST cards!!! The first one below is an Easter Egg card and I’ve made dozens this week already…in all kinds of colors! The second is a take off of Denise’s original….she taught us how to make a folded card…I don’t know the technical term for it…..it had several folds…..so so cute but I didn’t want to re-create it with so many folds so I did it straight up with a standard sized card. I LOVE the feel of this card and you can see on the bottom, there is room for a sentiment….I left it blank bcause I wanted to be able to put what I wanted there for that special reason or occassion. Again….thanks Denise for all the fun and inspiration you provide us!

Easter Egg Card

Easter Egg Card

Spring!!!!!!!!

Spring!!!!!!!!

OK…..last but not least….a birthday card I made for a gal in a neighboring town for her mother in law……I really like the brown, pink and green together!

I wish my camera would behave...sometimes these pics are great...other's...not so much.....can't be operator issues....nah! It's that dern camera...I just know it!

I wish my camera would behave...sometimes these pics are great...other's...not so much.....can't be operator issues....nah! It's that dern camera...I just know it!

I hope you enjoyed my parade of cards tonight….I’ve got a lot of bloggin’ catching up to do……it’s been awhile!

Happily In His Grip~

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I’ve been MIA for about a week and a half and I finally found my way back to my computer to do some posting on my blog.

I missed last weeks challenge, boo hoo for me!!! But this week it’s pink, brown and green week at the Pink Elephant Chalenge!

Here is the card I made for this weeks challenge. I really love how it turned out and will be making several for different occassions and possibly with different color themes!

Happy Birthday in Pink, Brown and Green

Happy Birthday in Pink, Brown and Green

I started with double sided card stock in green. (5.5×5.5). Then I made a cut (about 1/4 of front) and used my edge punch from Fiskar. Then I added a strip of pink behind the punched edge. Used a layer of pink to matte some awesome pink brown and green printed paper. I used a nestability circle and ran it through my cuddlebug with the swiss dots folder. I backed the computer generated Happy Birthday with chocolate cardstock and punched three flowers in green and pink, using a paper punch, I made the flower centers in brown. Added a cute pink bow and voila! I am thrilled!

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In His Grip~

I just found the neatest site! It’s called *The Pink Elephant Challenge* 🙂 They have a team of designers over there who challenge their readers to make prize winning cards.  Now I haven’t been at this card making thing all that long, but I decided to roll the dice and give it a try! Here is my attempt at the Black/Pink/White card challenge! I liked how it turned out myself! I know several friends who might like it for their birthday cards too! >wink<

Happy Birthday to one of my favorite *pursons*!

Sentiment: Happy Birthday to one of my favorite *pursons*!

I started with a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card from Best Occassions cardstock: then added a black matte, followed by some wonderful checked pink paper I got from Martha Stewarts *Playful Pink* pad. I cuttlebugged the next black layer, then added some more of that yummy pink checkered paper. I got the ribbon from Michaels and the pink flowers from the craft section at Walmart. I had fun, lots of fun!!

Wander on over to the Pink Elephant site and give this challenge a try! You might win something!

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In His Wonderful Grip~