Sunday, January 31, 2010

Preschool Valentine Cards

After Fisher and I finished making the Valentine treat bags he took off to play with toys. This gave me some time to work on making the valentine's for his preschool class. I used the Doodlecharms cart and found all the little animals too cute to pass up. These were super simple and I really like how cute they turned out to be.

I created 4-6 of each style. After looking at all of them together, I wish I had made the ladybug with some pattern paper like I did the others. The dragonfly was a little difficult. I sometimes have problems cutting thin patterned paper. I can't seem to get the settings just right. All in all though I am pleased with the results. I really like the faces on the bug and dragonfly. They are from my new PeachyKeen stamps I got for Christmas. Here are close ups of each one.

They have already called a Teacher Workday for tomorrow. Normally I would go in, but I can't get my car out yet. I plan on a few projects so hopefully I will post again soon.
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Valentine Treat Bags

Another snowstorm has hit. As I was leaving work on Friday the snow was already coming down. Many were stopping at the grocery store for milk and bread. What did I do? I stopped at the craft store and purchased some adhesive. I knew I was out and did not want to spend days in the house without a way to do some papercrafting. I cleaned house yesterday so I could play today.

Today I planned on helping Fisher make treat bags for his teachers and the ladies in the main office. We cut a tag from the A Child's Year cartridge at 1 1/4". Fisher found one of the Valentine stamps he liked. He stamped it six times and colored them all with colored pencils. I cut them out for him and we assembled the bags - chocolate, Tootsie Pop, Starburst, and Skittles.

When they were completely assembled Fisher wrote his name on the back. He did the F and i on his own and only a little help with the other letters.
We had a blast and he did a great job. I know the ladies at the school will enjoy these.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Doggie card

As we were going through some of my stamps, Fisher found a stamp set with this dog, phrase, and accessories. He just had to make a card for Papa. Fisher is a determined young boy and knows exactly what he wants. He chose all of the colors, including the ribbon. He even decided where to stamp the images. He will hardly take any advice. I did suggest and tie the little bow but that is about it. I am glad my son likes to make cards with me. It is something we can do together that is just our time. I think he did a fabulous job and I know his Papa is going to love it!

A Simple Card for a Sweet Girl

After watching the newest video on I was inspired to use Robyn's simple design to make a birthday card for a little girl. Fisher watched the video with me and wanted to help me make the card. We used A Child's Year cartridge to cut out the silhouette of a girl with an ice cream cone at 4". We then repeated the cut on pattern paper to make her dress. We trimmed the legs, arm , and head to get just the dress portion.

After piecing the girl together we used the cuttlebug to emboss the layer with spots and dots. Following Robyn's design we left a portion of the top without embossing. We then added the green dotted ribbon and stamped the phrase "You're so sweet".

After putting the whole thing together we felt it needed a little sparkle. We put a few dots of glitter glue on her hair and made a small heart pocket. This card is just perfect for the little princess whose birthday is coming up soon.
Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A Gift for Mama

The Pink Stamper issued a challenge to make something for someone. My mama loves to receive the cards I make so I thought I would make her a set. I chose to use the Snow Friends cartridge. I added something special to each one. One holds a heart (compliments of a Creative Memories punch) that says "LOVE", another has cute ear muffs with flowers on the shirt, and the last holds a sign saying "LET IT SNOW." (Which truth be known we do not need any more snow. My driveway still has an inch of ice from the snowstorm two weeks ago.) I enjoyed personalizing each one. I also used glitter glue on each one to make them sparkle.

For the background I embossed using my Cuttlebug with the snowflake folder. I also tore some white card stock to create a textured snowbank for each of them stand on. I made two of each type giving her a six card set.
I wanted to package the card set for a nice presentation. I found a clear envelope that was just the right size. I made a topper with a stamp that says "Snowmen melt your heart." I added a few snowflakes on the sides and sealed it all up.
I went into this without much of a plan. I just let the cards develop with each stage. I do hope my mama likes it and that I can surprise her before she reads this (HA HA).
Well, it is back to work tomorrow. They have already called a two-hour delay because it is going to be extremely cold and the buildings are going to need some time to get warm after being vacant for the past two weeks. I'll still have to get up a lot earlier than I have been. Hope I can continue to create a share with everyone. Thanks for taking the time to look and please leave a comment.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Thinking of You

The Pink Elephant actually hosted two sketches for this week's challenge.
Here is a card for the second sketch. I cut the bird and branch from the Home Decor cartridge. The circle was cut from Plantin Schoolbook. The stamp is from a new set for me from Inkadinkadoo called "Just Saying." I really like the medallion. I added a little sparkle to the medallion. I am not sure you can tell in the picture. I also added some to the bird. I am pleased with how the card turned out. Thanks for looking and Happy New Year!