Bad Habits and Great Cards

Hello friends!  Happy Thursday to you all!  I hope everyone is well...even on this wet and gloomy day here in Montreal...

I've been busy getting some work done since we got back from our small (but much needed) vacation.  It seems I have developed a bad habit of making a card, putting it aside to post later, and then forgetting about it...
So this post will contain 3 cards!  I can't believe I've been doing that!  I noticed my little pile of cards was getting kind of high today and then realized what was happening...I'll have to nip that one in the butt rather quickly!

With Mother's Day this weekend, I was inspired to make one more card.  I wanted to make one for the expecting or new Mother's since this is a special day for them.
I used the adorable Ice Cream and Pickles image from Saturated Canary.  Such a sweet image.  I wanted soft neutral colors for the card so I went with a peach tone.  She is colored in with colored pencils.  The frame is cut from my Lacy Labels cartridge.
Then I cut out some spiral roses and added some peach glitter to the tips.  I think I'm getting pretty good at those things.  I've learned to let them loosen or "bloom" once I've quilled them up so they look more open and fuller...the first few I made were quilled so tight they just looked like a blob of!
I typed up and printed out the sentiments on my computer.  Then added some white paint dots in the corner and around the frame and covered those with the peach glitter.  There is also some glitter in her hair...just enough so she has a little glow.
The inside is very simple with the Mother's Day sentiment.
This card is entered in the following challenges:
    Sweet Sunday Sketch #158
    Saturated Canary #17-May Flowers
    The Paper Variety-May Flowers
    Through the Craftroom Door #25-Happy Mother's Day
    Critter Sketch #114-Mom
    Daisy Doodles #59-May Flowers
    Kaboodle Doodles-#118-Honoring Mothers
    Love to Create #14-For Mom/Special Lady
    Paper Makeup #35-May Flowers
    The Pink Elephant #147-All About Mom
    Celebrate the Occasion #62-Mother's Day
    The Cuttlebug Spot-Flowers for Mom
    Tuesday Throwdown #97-Motherly Love
    Simon Says-Sweet Tooth

My next card is for Father's Day.
I was attempting to follow the sketch at Mojo Monday and it sort of worked out, but the subway art (found at A Proffittable Life and available in a few different colors) ended up being so much bigger than I expected it to be that it left little room for the other elements.  But I had to use that image.  It fit so perfectly...especially for my dad.  How many times have you heard all of those quotes?  They are forever embedded in my brain!
This card is entered in the following challenges:
    Mojo Monday #240
    Paper Pretties-Use Ribbon
    Crafts for Eternity #70-Maypole Ribbons

This last card was so much fun creating!  I got the inspiration from a couple of cards I saw using the Taylored Expressions Green Acres stamp set.
One of our cousins is graduating high school this year.  Makes me feel old...he was our ring bearer in our wedding!  And now he's graduating!! Ugh...but he loves farming and plans to make that his when I saw the Green Acres stamp set, it sparked some ideas.  I cut out the tractor from the My World cartridge and then cut some hay with the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, inked the edges with a golden yellow ink pad and layered them around the tractor.  It turned out so cute!  And it makes me smile :)
This card is entered in the following challenges:
    Tuesday Morning Sketches #145
    Divas by Design #34-One for the Boys
    My Craft Spot #55-Down on the Farm
    Pixie Dust Studio #126-One for the Boys

Did you make it this far?  Congrats if you did!  This was a big post!  Now hopefully I will stay on top of my creations and postings...not be lazy :)
Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. All your cards are so cute, but I love the tractor card best. What fab sentiments! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  2. Fabulous cards ..LOve the tractor and the bright colours

    Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week
    Lisa x

  3. they are all fabulous!!!
    thank you so much for popping in and playing along with us over on the SC challenge blog!
    hugs Lou xxx

  4. Fabulous cards! Thanks for joining us at crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

  5. These are all sweet. Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

  6. Three stunning cards Emily, I love the top one what a fabulous image, your fathers day card is super and what a great idea for the third card well done Hugs Elaine

  7. The first one is fantastic for a soon-to-be mom, absolutely love the image for the Father's Day one and the tractor is adorable. So glad you shared these with us at Paper Makeup Stamps' Digi Makeover Challenge this week.

  8. All stunning card although my favourite is the pregnant girl. Loving the spring/summer colours.
    Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  9. Gorgeous cards!
    Thanks for joining us at SC challenges!

  10. I love all 3 of your cards! But especially the Father's Day card - where did you get the subway art? I would love to know! Thanks for sharing your flowers at TPV :)
    -Suzanne, TPV dt (

  11. All three of your cards are fabulous. Love the take on the Tuesday Morning Sketches sketch. Your nephew will really get a kick out of it.

  12. Fab card Emily! Love the tractor! Thanks for joining us at Divas. Laura x

  13. Great cards, Emily. Love the 'Green Acres' card, it makes me smile, too. Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  14. Oh what fabulous card, they brilliant.

  15. What a great bunch of cards you've posted! The tractor is very fun and unique for graduation too.... Thank you for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  16. So adorable! Great graduation card. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  17. Love the Mother's Day Card! I just bought that Digi last week, but haven't gotten to use it yet!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge!! Please Come Back and play with us again really soon!!

    Many Blessings,

  18. What a cute grad card - love the tractor. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  19. Holy crop - what a great group of card!! Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  20. Fabulous cards, Emily. Thanks so much for joining Digi Makeover Challenge at PMS with your card with flowers. It's beautiful. I also like your Father's Day card. I love blue :) Hope to see you in PMS again soon.
    Hugs and smiles, Eret

  21. What fabulous cards! The farm scene is terrific and your hay looks fantastic!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  22. They are all great cards! Love the tractor card! The sentiment is too funny :) Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

  23. All your cards are great!! Love the sentiment on the tractor card. Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot.

    DT Member

  24. I just love that image and the combination with your pretty colors has made for a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Mother's Day" Challenge :)

  25. Darling card!
    What a fun image with the pickle on top of the ice cream :)
    Thank you for joining CTO this week!

  26. Great cards! Love them all. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp.

  27. Absolutely gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in a the Cuttlebug Spot this week.

  28. Adorable!! I how you built your tractor scene in the circle! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot


  29. Beautiful creation sweetie, looks fabulous, thank you for joining us at Saturated Canary this time ♥ Pops x

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