Sunday, May 30, 2010
Anyway, I always struggle w/ male cards, and when I sat down to make his card, I wasn't sure what direction I wanted to go to. Then, I went through my new vintage paper from Graphic 45 that I found at a local scrapbook store, and found the clock paper. I found my direction! The stamped clock and hands were from a set I found at Michael's. The "H" and "B" are from My Favorite Things' Alphadots set. The "to U" is from Kitchen Sink Stamps' Mix It Up alphabet set. I also used black and Kraft c/s. Onyx black ink. Hardware from Tim Holtz.
Have a STAMPTASTIC day!!!
Hi there! I'm sorry I've been MIA for SO long! It's been quite interesting and busy these last few weeks. W/ the end of school came lots of events, programs, play dates, and exhaustion! Thank God summer has arrived! I need a break!
For graduation for my son's preschool, I was asked by his teacher to make something for each student. She told me what the morning class was doing, so I took that idea and ran w/ it. I bought 4x6 frames and used some Kitchen Sink Stamps (apple from School Days and graduation cap from Graduation). Oh and the ABC123 is also from School Days. I made a chalk board in the back w/ black paper and stamped the ABC123 w/ Frost ink. I stamped and cut out all the apples and graduation caps, 18 in total. The picture and green c/s behind was cut from Labels 13. Cool shape to work with!
Monday, May 17, 2010
Hi there! Today I am sharing w/ you a recipe box I made for my husband's co-worker. She LOVES the beach, so that was the theme I went with! I used Melanie Muenchinger's new seashell stamp set Gifts From the Sea for all of the seashells on the outside of the box. On the inside, I used the Kitchen Sink Stamps 3 step Seashells. I only used the first layer, as I just wanted the shape of the shell.
For the outside, I drew my own palm tree, and created my own net w/ hemp twine. The water is torn Core'dinations and then diamond stickles spread over the top to signify the foam on the waves!
For the top, I stamped the words Bonnie's and Recipes from KSS Adore Alpha on white paper. I cut them into two towels and ran them through my zyron and adhered white flocking so it's like fabric. I drew the umbrella to add some detail to the beach scene.
The card is just a culmination of the recipe box embellishments!
Here are two more Mother's Day cards, using images from Vintage Image Craft. I'm too late in submitting them, but I at least wanted to show them here!
Have a STAMPTASTIC day!!!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Hey there bloggers! My sweet friend KerryJ is having a blog candy celebration! Her blog has turned 3 this month! Go on over and enter to win!!!!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Happy Mother's Day to all of you mothers out there! My post is late, so I hope that you all had a wonderful day with your children and families!
I had to make several cards for some of my family for today. I still have to make a few cards and send them out! I know, it will be after the fact, but hey, it's the thought that counts, right? RIGHT?! Ok, so some of these cards have images that I downloaded from Vintage Image Crafts. They are having a contest right now for Mother's Day cards, so here are mine!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
This past week I have been busy making two recipe boxes. One for a friend, and one for sale! Whoo hooo! Finally, I am FINALLY selling my recipe boxes!
Anyway, the first box is for a friend for her birthday last month. At the end of the month, it finally dawned on me how to make her box. She likes to garden, according to her blog posts, so, I went in that direction!
Today was Teacher Appreciation Day at my children's school. I created two cards today for my son's teachers. There's the regular teacher and then her helper. My son has a crazy class and LOTS of boys! So, they have their work cut out for them!
I'm into apples today because of something that I will post next, so the cards just fit into that theme!
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Today we are attending a 40th wedding anniversary celebration for friends of my parents. I wanted to make a special gift, and since the only thing I know how to make are cards, well, that's what I made!
Here's the outside, using Fifth Avenue Floral from SU!.