Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I just had to take pictures of Elizabeth last night! She was just too cute! So, I'm just sharing a picture of her!
This card started out very differently! I stamped Kitchen Sink Stamps roses to put on the blue, but when I stamped them all, then cut them all out, I put them on the blue and they washed out (they were blue roses). So, I put them away and the next day, I looked through my stuff and spied my new SU! bird punch and decided to go w/ a bird theme. I used hemp for the birds nest. Isn't that a cute idea?! I came up w/ it myself! The blue is the top note die from SU!. The small bird is actually the top part of the punch and I don't know what it's supposed to be used for. I was punching out the big bird on a scrap of paper, and the little bird was punched out too, and when I looked at the shape, it looked like the perfect baby bird!
For the inside, my friend Phyllis gave me the idea to use my scraps left behind from the top note. So, I used them on the inside! I punched out the big bird and placed it in there to tie in the front to the inside.
All right, off to finish my busy day!
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Tonight I have a quick card to share w/ you! I had some time this evening to create something, so instead of packing for my monthly stamp get together w/ my favorite buddies, I made this card! Oh well! I always like to participate in the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club challenges. Of course, the first Wednesday of each month there's a sketch (my favorite), and every month, I MISS THE SKETCH! What the heck is WRONG with me?! Maybe next month! So, since I missed last week, I really wanted to do this week's! The theme is April Showers! We had to do one of the following: Create a custom embellishment, Use Kim's layout (from her card), or do anything w/ April showers. Well, my cloud was made by me. I can't find a cloud to save my life, so I make my own! That scallop punch cloud just doesn't cut it. It's too scallopy! I like puffy clouds, not mechanical clouds! So, I made my cloud for this. I actually made two, but one got ink on it! I think though, that that was a good thing. Too much cloud cover for this girlie!
This girlie was paper pieced (I love to do that w/ MFT stamps!) from my newest favorite stack by My Mind's Eye HOME. I think I picked this up at Michael's. The pages have glitter! :D
All right, on to the card already!!!! Jeez! It's 11:30pm and here I am yakking it up! (eye roll).
Well, I couldn't stop at one vintage card. I had to make another one! This one didn't take at all to make! And I still think it turned out ok?
The base is Very Vanilla, w/ a Ruby Red overlay embossed w/ Stylized Flowers folder. I chose Ruby Red because I felt it matched the flowers from the Crafty Secret's Creative Scrap. The little butterfly, tag and clip on the tag all came from Making Memories Vintage collection (found at Michael's). I think I have every one of those envelopes full of vintage goodness! So, I just picked a few things and put them together. I added lace (how can you not?!) and some hemp twine to complete the look! The sentiment on the tag is from Crafty Secrets Mini Memories.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Can you believe it? Two posts in ONE day!!! WOW! I'm surprising myself! LOL! Today marked the monthly release for the Dirty Dozen Fan Club and challenges. I do have to give a shout out to my MFT friend Lisa Henke as she was chosen as the latest Dirty Dozen Design Team member!!!! Whoo hoo!!!!!
Ok, so back to my card. I created this for the sketch challenge. My sewing is getting better! I keep working at it! Maybe someday it will be completely straight! Let's hope! :D
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Hi there! It's been crazy at my house (I sound like a broken record! When ISN'T it crazy?!), and haven't had a lot of time to stamp. But, I HAD to make a card for my sister, who celebrated her 27th birthday on Monday! Happy Birthday Thera!!!!! Glad we got to spend Saturday together! Have you been working on your caligraphy? ;) Anyway, so here's her card:
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Hello strangers! I've been away and now I'm back! Easter just killed me. I had SO much to do, and of course, I'm still trying to get myself into a routine. It's just not happening! Well, anyway, on to the more important subject, my cards! LOL!
And last but not least, my card for both a MFT Rak birthday card and for the patchwork challenge for MFT. As it is, this card is late, so I apologize for that in advance. But, it worked perfectly to tie it in w/ the WSC challenge this week! Can I just tell you how much I LOVE the Origins paper from Basic Grey?! LOVE IT!!!!! And, you can find it in 6x6 form on the MFT store website. Just an FYI!
Although, looking at this card now, I should have used a white background. All I thought about at the time was taking a picture of this card in natural light. Which, to me, is outside. So, I took it outside and perched it on top of my rock wall, and where we have mulch on the other side of the wall. And shrubs. Can you see them? The card melts right into the background! DUH! Talk about photo taking 101! Oh well! Look hard! Maybe play I Spy and you can find the card among the mulch! LOL!
That's all folks! So, I've been a busy little bee! Now, my husband, who doesn't really like this hobby of mine, wants me to make 3 sets of cards for his 3 secretaries for Administrative Asst. day. Hmmmm, maybe I'll charge him! And buy more stamps! Hahahahaha! ;)
Have a STAMPTASTIC day! Thanks for visiting!