Wednesday, February 2, 2011

2011 Blizzard

We are all fine, just snowed in!  Had to go out this morning for photos to scrap.  Here is my favorite.


Pretty cool huh?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

1st Birthday - Boy

A friend asked me to make a b-day card for her grandson's 1st birthday.  The party is going to be a rock n roll theme.  She said he loves drums so this is what I came up with.

1st Birthday
The drum is from the "Joys of the Season" cartridge.  I found the star on "Accent Essentials" and the words "You rock" are on the Jubilee cartridge.  I use glossy red and glossy gold cardstock for the images.  Gold stickles were added to the corners of the cuts but that is hard to see in the photo. I made the card 5x7 so that the images weren't so small.

The inside of the card reads "Grandson, Sound the trumpets, beat the drum.  Happy Birthday, today you're ONE."

I also stamped some music notes on the inside around the verse.  I'm going to take the card to her tomorrow.  Keep your fingers crossed.  Hope this is what she had in mind. 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Birthday Fiddle

Here is a card that I made for my son's 30th birthday.  I wanted a card that was masculine but still slightly humerous. 


The "fiddle" was stamped onto Stampin Up Very Vanilla cardstock with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink and embossed with clear EB.  The edges were inked with the Aged Mahogany and Walnut Stain inks.  I added the music notes to tie the image to the saying.  The striped paper has a glossy shine.  I found this at an expo 2 weeks ago.  I love the colors for a masculine card.  Embellishing a guy card is always hard for me.  No flowers, bows, etc.  I had the metal buckle and threaded 3 ribbon strands through it.  Gives the card a finishing touch without being "girlie", don't you think?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Minnie Mouse birthday card

Hallie's 3rd

My Granddaughter's 3rd birthday is coming soon.  I dusted off my cricut for this one.  Using the Mickey & Friends cartridge I cut out Minnie Mouse.  I used a glossy black cardstock for the base of the image.  It sure makes the other pieces "pop".  The roses are a border image from that cartridge also.  I flocked the roses then added glitter to them.  The Happy Birthday is from the Beyond Birthdays cartridge. 

The background paper was some that I had made for me at a convention 2 years ago.  I had been hording it for a special occasion and decided this was that occasion. 

My cricut started making this "clunking" noise while it was cutting.  Sure hope my baby bug is not getting ready to croke! 

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sympathy Card

My friend's brother passed away and I wanted to make a nice card for her.  I realized I didn't have any stamps for making sympathy cards so I took an afternoon and went to Michael's, Hobby Lobby, and Joanne's.  The pickins were slim but I managed to come up with a couple of stamps.  I know what I'll be looking for at the next expo I go to.

I used Black Magic cardstock and a Cuddlebug embossing folder to create the background. I sanded the embossing to bring out the green design.

The flowers were stamped in Olive Green Stazon then colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  I went over the image with a Versamark pen and heat set clear embossing powder.  I used a script background stamp and Dove Gray Stazon to add the script on top of the flowers. 

The cardstock is Stampin Up River Rock.

Here is the inside of the card:

It's hard to be creative when you are sad.  But I'm sure she will appreciate the thought.