Thursday, February 26, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

A couple weeks early to say Happy St. Patrick's Day! but you know being a crafter you have to start projects a bit earlier than usual. ;p

Here is a set of cards & matching gift box I made with this amazing printable stamp set made by the very talented Regina for her The Cutting Café.

All the clovers, jumbled words, lucky me frame, flower pot and circle stamps are from her huge St. Patrick's Day Printable Stamp Set and I didn't use everything! There's actually more!

I absolutely LOVE this shimmer paper by Heidi Grace!

I love the design of Regina's clovers:

Here's one of the circle stamps from this set which you can use a 1 1/2" punch with it:

I printed the Lucky Me frame and then cut out the frame from some gold cardstock and I just had to cut out more clovers from this gorgeous shimmer paper:

And another one of the circle stamps:

I printed a couple of the Jumbled Words stamp together on a PP and then cut out more clovers with this gorgeous shimmer paper (can you tell yet how much I love this PP!) and added a few rhinestones:

And of course I just had to add another big clover with, yes you guessed it, the gorgeous shimmer PP and also some rhinestones:

I printed the pot on some PPs and CS, but them out and popped them up:

I combined the flower pot of clovers with part of one of the circle stamps:

And the matching gift box I made holds all 4 cards and matching envelops. This also can be found by Regina from her Box for Quarter Fold Cards template/cutting file.

Lucky Pot of Gold:
-CS: Bazzill Basics "Capers", "Palo Verde", "Safari" & "Curry Spice"
-PPs: Heidi Grace Shimmer Paper "Harvest Row/Mini Floral", Anna Griffin Ivory Floral and Kelly Panacci "Mini Daisies-Chocolate"
-Fluid Chalk Ink: Colorbox "Yellow Ochre"
-Primacolor Pencils: PC1005 Lime Peel
-Ribbon: Sweet Petites Grosgrain Moss and Offray Simply Sheer Willow
-Misc: Gamsol, Gold & Moss Green Rhinestones, Gold & Brown Thread, Sewing Machine, Adhesive, Chipboard, Mini Pot Dots & MM Sticky Squares

This set is available on my Etsy store here.


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Birthday for an Aunt...and Taylor's Sketch Challenge #56

My aunt (who just celebrated her 25th anniversary with my uncle) is celebrating her birthday this week. She was born on Feb 29th, so does she get a birthday this year??

I did this based on Taylor's Expressions Cupcake Challenge #56. You don't have to use a cupcake (although I usually do when I participate in one of her challenges) just as long as you go along with the sketch, which this is #56:

You really should check out her challenges, they're a lot of fun!

So here's my take on the sketch:

First time I got to use the cool clear stamp set from Stampendous:

Just a little embellishment to the inside:

And of course a little more embellishment to the envie (on both sides):

Cake Mix:
-CS: The Paper Co "Antique Rose" and Bazzill Basics "Tutu Pink"
-PPs: Sandylion Kelly Panacci "Daisy Stripes" and "Floral Crochet-Cream"
-Stamps: Stampendous "Feminine Friends" perfectly clear stamp set
-Cricut carts: Storybook for A & M letters @ 1 1/2"
Opposites Attract for the rest of the letters welded and cut at 1 1/2"
-Misc: Adhesive, Colorbox Black Pigment Ink, Embossing Powder, Heat gun, mauve thread and sewing machine


Saturday, February 21, 2009

25 Years - WOW!

My favorite uncle and his wife just celebrated their 25th anniversary and are still happily married, WOW! So for making a card for them I thought that it deserved a card on both sides. Not sure what I'm talking about? Hopefully the pictures will...

This is the back, or could be the front...just depends on which you like better:

I used CDS to weld the numbers to the back of the card and then again for the decorative frame to another back and then adhered the two backs together.

If you choose to have the 25th side as the front and you are able to look around to the back, this is what it looks like:

My sentiment to them is on the other side of the above black frame.

Those of you that know me...I can't make a card without a matching envelop:

Although I have to admit the above statement is not entirely correct, I didn't make envies for the thank you cards in the below post. ;p

Silver Confetti:
-CS: DCWV Black and The Glitter Stack and Making Memories "Poppy"
-PPs: Sandylion Kelly Panacci "Friendship Word Plum"
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox "Warm Red" and "Merlot"
-Punch: Fiskar's Heart Border
-Cricut carts: Storybook for 2 & 5 cut at 5 1/2" with a shadow
Opposites Attract for the "th" cut at 1" with a shadow
Beyond Birthdays for "Happy Anniversary" cut at 1 3/4" with a shadow
-Misc: Michaels Faux Pearls and adhesive


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Thank You

Here's a couple thank you cards I made, in which I did a test on myself to see if I could make each card within 30 minutes. I did this because I'm so picky and always changing my original design so it winds up taking me hours to make one.

They came out simple but I'm pleased with them:

Isn't this flourish frame stamp gorgeous! It's by 7Gypsies and then I added the sentiment from Lockhart Stamps:

Card 1:
-CS: MM Smooth Grapevine and TPC Plum Tree
-PP: K&Company Scrap Pad to Go "K-Ology Peabody"
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox Wisteria, Dune and Olive Pastel
-Stamp: Inkadinkado Classic Expressions set
-Blossoms: Colorbok "Family Blessings" and Prima's Got Flowers?
-Rhinestones: Jewelry Essentials
-Misc: Versafine Black Onyx ink, Colorbox Black Pigment Ink, Ranger Embossing Powder, heat gun, adhesive, MM Rhinestone brad, red marker

Card 1:
-CS: Bazzill Basics "Capers"
-PPs: ProvoCraft Slab XI and Deja Views Fresh Print "Plum"
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox Deep Green, Warm Red and Merlot
-Stamp: 7Gypsies "Nottinghill" set
-Misc: Versafine Black Onyx ink, Colorbox Black Pigment Ink, Ranger Embossing Powder, heat gun, adhesive, Sheer olive ribbon, red marker

TFL!! And Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Someone special birthday

Here's a relatively quick card I made for DF for his birthday that was on Monday. I'm please with it as it's so hard to make a card for a guy without making it too embellished and frilly. ;p

Such a cute stamp from Stampabilities, his name is Maxwell:

A bit of stitching around the stamped image and the Say Cheese deco paper:

Inside of the card, appropriate paper, huh?:

-CS: Bazzill Basics "Lily Pond", "Desert Marigold" and TPC Black
-DPs: DCWV Glitter Stack, Paper Pizzazz "Say Cheese" and "Green Lines"
-Stamp: Stampabilities House-Mouse Maxwell Say Cheese
-Primacolor Pencils: PC939 Peach, PC945 Sienna Brown and PC1003 Spanish Orange
-Fluid Chalk Ink: Colorbox "Dune", "Yellow Ochre" and "Olive Pastel"
-Computer doodlebat: DB Borders-Birthday using the character "Y" @ 55 pts
-Cricut carts: Mini Monograms for the Smile cut at 1 1/4" with a shadow and Scott cut and welded at 3 1/8", 2 1/2", 2", 2" and 2 1/2" with a shadow/blackout
George for It's Your Day cut at 2 1/2" with a shadow
-Misc: Adhesive, gamsol, yellow thread, sewing machine

Monday, February 2, 2009

Chase has arrived!

Baby Boy Duey is finally here and no longer needs to be referred to that, he now has a name...Chase John, so his nickname is CJ (so very cute, plus I love the name Chase)! But he's even cuter than his name! He was born last night, February 1st at 11:45 PM and weighed 6 lbs 1 oz and measured 18 3/4". Everything thing went very well for both mommy and baby, exhausted but doing very well. So here's what you really want to see...the cutie himself!!!


Brand new proud daddy:

I wasn't able to get a picture of baby and mommy because between everyone taking turns holding baby Chase, by the time he could have been handed over to mommy the doctor came in to do a follow up. So I'll get some (many actually) when they get to go home on Wednesday.

1st time and very happy Grandma:

1st time and also very happy Grandpa:

1st time and excited Auntie:

Now I gotta get to work on that baby book!

Have a great evening everyone!

My to do list...

*Become a Project Corner & Spotlight winner on the Cricut™ Chirp Newsletter (or at least a highlighted thread)
*Ongoing Memorial Journal for Morgan
*Scrapbook for my favorite moments at DisneyLand and DisneyWorld (my other obsession, big, big, big Mickey fan!)
*Scrapbook for my trip to Europe
*Scrapbook for the last two years of the kids for my DF's mom and one for his Dad.