Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Great Weekend to Make Cards

This weekend I was inspired to make cards and I have had fun. I thought I would share all of them with you.
Sweet Thoughts of You

I went to visit my Grandmother on Friday. She loves pink and flowers so I made her this card. The flower wreath is cut and embossed using a cuttlebug die that I recently picked up at Big Lots. (Thanks ladies for the heads up on the great sale.) I used my chalks from Stampin'Up to color the roses and greenery. I used an EK Success punch for the bottom border. The papers and ribbon are from my scraps. (I have been trying to use them more often.) Grandma was tickled "pink" with the card.

#1 DAD

Robyn, aka My Pink Stamper, has challenged us to create a Father's Day card. I am usually making this the night before so first a thanks for getting me moving. I made a card for my DH; however, I must confess it may be hard to keep this card from him until Father's Day. It is soooo cute. I used my new Gyspy (WOW!!! I love this thing.) Anyway, I have always liked the shaped cards I saw others do but I didn't have DS so I couldn't weld. So this is my first attempt at welding and making a shaped card. Actually it is the first thing I have made using my Gypsy.

My DH has this huge red Dodge truck so I chose a truck from Everday Paper Dolls. I copied, flipped, and welded two trucks together. I also made it a little taller. The lettering is from Old West. My son started driving it around my craft desk and making truck noises. Now just to keep it a secret until then. (I don't think my DH checks out my blog to often but in case he does - Hope you like it :) )
Heigh Ho...

I am so proud of my big brother. He went back to school and has worked hard the past two years to complete his degree. He graduated a few weeks ago and has found a new job. To celebrate I made him this card inspired by the song from Snow White - Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho... (come on now, you know you want to sing it.)
The lettering is again from Old West and the guy is from Everyday Paper Dolls.

Celebrate Today

I was going through some of my papers and found this beautiful green and black paper from DCWV Girls Night Out pack. No Cricut on this one. I did use my cuttlebug to emboss the black strip and die cut the tag. I also did a Z fold on the card. I like the sentiment and have a good friend that I think would enjoy this card. The butterfly is something I had in my embellishment caddy. (I am awful at remembering where I get everything.) The Celebrate TODAY is a My Pink Stamper stamp.


Okay, this is the last one. I used another die and embossing set for my cuttlebug for the wooden frame. I then stamped the adorable monkey. I added a little bling to her flower. The paper is from DCWV. Again the stamp is from My Pink Stamper and the ribbon is from my scraps.

Thank you for visiting. I get so much from the blogs and websites I follow that I hope others enjoy mine as well. Have a great week.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Thinking Out of the Box

Back from the wedding and finished the third challenge from MPS. The challenge was to think outside of the box and do something you do not normally do for a project. I decided to complete a scrapbook page. The challenge for me was to use only one picture. I usually load as many pictures as I can on a single page. However, for this picture of Fisher and his Dad I did not want to distract from the picture itself. I used a flourish border from Home Decor and another one of the EK Success punches for the side border. I also found a clear sticker (again something I don't use often) that had the best sentiment:
Between the
innocence of boyhood
and the
dignity of manhood,
we find a
delightful creature
of a boy.

Thanks for looking.

Thinking of You

Second project completed. For this project I decided to play with the MPS challenge #2. Everything I used were scraps. Fisher helped me on this one. The butterfly is from Indie Art cartridge. I am liking this cart more and more everytime I use it. The EK border punch is a new purchase for me from ebay. I really like to use these punches. I hope my friend Connie likes this card. Please keep her in your prayers. Thanks!

Wedding Card

My first project is complete. I fussed with the background paper. The colors of the wedding are purple and orange. I just couldn't find paper with those two colors that I really liked so I went with white and an accent of purple. The children are cut from A Child's Year at 3 3/4". I cut the veil out to make the little girl look more like a bride. The stamp is from the MPS set Simply Sweet Occasions.
Now off to my next project!

National Scrapbooking Day

I can't believe I haven't posted anything since March 2nd. I knew it had been a while but two months? Where has all the time gone? It has been a busy two months and I have made several craft projects. I made goodie bags for my fellow teachers at work for St. Patrick's Day. I had some really pretty cards for Easter. I have also completed a couple of scrapbook pages.

I would love to craft every day but I am just not able. I'll be finished with graduate school in July so maybe that will free up some time. Anyway.... I think I am rambling.

So here are my projects for today...
  • Wedding card for a wedding at 3 today (I think I will do this first :). Saw a great idea on MPS that she did for her sister's wedding. I don't have the same cart but I do have ACY which may work. We will see.)
  • You Are in My Thoughts card for a lady in our church family who is again battling cancer.
  • Fishing Scrapbook for the Relay for Life fishing package
  • A scrapbook page or two.

I also plan on following MPS and my other favorite blogs throughout the day. Oh what a busy day planned so I better get to it. Will post pics soon!!