Sunday, February 23, 2014

More February Birthdays!

Happy Sunday everyone!  I've got a couple more February family birthday cards to share plus a sneak peek at how I've been spending the past week:)

I decided to take advantage of a few sketch challenges currently out there to provide me with some inspiration.  CAS(E) this Sketch #65 helped me finish up my niece's birthday card:



At first I was going to go literal with either a canning jar or vase stamp and then I decided to make use of a cute little set I won at a Stampin' Up workshop:



I masked off the other 3 goodies in the image before stamping and embossing.  They were colored using Stampin' Up coastal cabana, calypso coral and crisp cantaloupe.  The dotty paper is from an Echo Park Dots and Stripes collection and it makes a good match with SU coastal cabana.  
Other Supplies Used:  Spellbinders Labels 4, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Making Memories eyelets, Papertrey ink white cs, SU calypso coral ribbon

My next card uses Seize the Sketch #14   :


This is for my brother-in-law who spends as much time as he can on his boat:


The computer generated sentiment was printed on some vellum.  This phrase is another one I saw online somewhere - I really need to get going with Pinterest so I can start remembering where I see these things!  I die cut the Paper Smooches anchor die several times and then glued the layers together for some dimension.  The life preserver was made using Spellbinders circle dies.  Stampin' Up kraft cs was stamped with Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain in SU chocolate chip.
Other Supplies Used:  Theresa Collins enamel dots, Martha Stewart baker's twine, SU bashful blue and real red cs and vellum and pp, Papertrey ink white cs and Cuttlebug anchors aweigh embossing folder

And here's a peek at what I've been doing the last week:


The hubster finished building a new work station for my craft room!  I've spent the last week emptying out my room so he could finish putting it together - what a mess (er, I mean project!) that's been!  It's definitely a work in progress and I'll share more pics when everything's done.  I'm just so excited to no longer be sharing half of my desk with my paper cutter:)
  

23 comments:

Lin said...

Love that nautical card and punny sentiment, Robin, and your new craft space is looking GOOD! (And love your gingham curtains!)

Barb said...

Both cards are adorable, Robin! Love the colors on the first and that fun sentiment on the second!

So exciting getting a new work station for your craft space! Can't wait to see it when it's all filled with your goodies! ♥

Nancy said...

I LOVE your cards Robin! You have such a colorful and cheerful style! So exciting to have a new craft space too! Looking good!

joy said...

You made good use of those sketches, Robin! I love the sweet one for your niece and the nautical one is a winner for any masculine card!

Your new work space looks great - so nice of your hubby to make this for you. Have fun organizing!!

Broni said...

Cute cards! I love the boat themed one especially!

Michelle said...

Robin, I must admit...I am envious over your craft room! You must show us when it is complete!
Both your cards are so funny! Love the sentiments! Great coloring of the desserts!

Kelly said...

love your interpretation of the circle for the STS sketch!

Rosemary said...

fabulous set of cards, robin! love the nautical theme on the second one! like michelle i'm a bit envious of your crafty space.. can't wait to see photos of the finished product!

Rose said...

fantastic cards and looks like it is going to be a wonderful crafty place!!! Thanks for joining us on Seize the Sketch!!

svelteSTUFF said...

Never heard so many WONDERFUL names for my favorite color...
"coastal cabana, calypso coral and crisp cantaloupe" ~ LOVE IT!!!

Diane said...

Both cards are adorable, Robin looks like your work space is going to be wonderful.

Hugs Diane

Greta said...

Hurrah--the desk is in the room! Oh what fun you're going to have, Robin! Hubby earned a lot of bonus points, for sure! Your cards are so creative & perfect for each family member--love them!

~amy~ said...

I love your cards! I simply adore anything nautical so your take on STS is fabulous:)

You may have seen that sentiment via a Simon Says Stamp set :)

Your workstation is awesome!

Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

Ginny said...

Robin, your cards are fabulous as always. Love how you made that life preserver with spellbinder circle dies - very clever!! And how exciting to have a new set-up in your craft room. I'm so envious, but actually very happy for you. It must be a great feeling. Thank you soo much for stopping by for a blog visit - you are such a sweetheart!

Deepti said...

Aww this is such a fun take on the sketch, love the polka dot BG :)

Michelle said...

Two beautiful cards…. love the aqua/coral combo!
Many thanks for joining in at CTS! Would love to see the finished craft room- always curious/envious re: other's creative space!

Lori said...

Robin, I love how your craft room is turning out and your card for Seize the Sketch is awesome! Thanks for joining us :)

Lori said...

Great projects! Your nautical design is perfect for a masculine birthday card. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

Mom2Two (Jenni) said...

this is super cute! Love the life preserver!!

Trinh said...

Your nautical card is awesome! And yay for a new craft space!

Nancy said...

Love your card and congrats on your win over at STS!! Great workspace too! Glad I stopped by your very talented Robin!

Nancy said...

Love your card and congrats on your win over at STS!! Great workspace too! Glad I stopped by your very talented Robin!

Ginny said...

I'm so excited and happy for you about your new craft space! Can't wait to see more pictures whenever they're ready to post. And your "oh ship" card is fabulous as well I can't believe how you made the life preserver!!! You're amazing.