Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Lots of stuff - Overdue B-day Card, Updated pic of my nephew, Soon to have a new Crafting Station and finally back to posting

Hi everyone, sorry I've been so quiet, things have been very busy this summer and unfortunately not much too time to craft. :(

But anyway, I did get to doing a birthday card for my Aunt Joan, but of course it was a belated and I'm posting it much later than I made it. I made it mid-October and her b-day was at least two weeks prior to that. Oops! But at least she like it. :)

I actually used one of Taylor's sketches (#86) but unfortunately didn't finish it in time so I didn't fully stick to the sketch. I also used one of her stamps which is the Happy Birthday sentiment from her really beautiful Fresh Flowers set. You really should check out her store, Taylored Expressions, she has beautiful stamps that are unmounted so they are extremely reasonably priced and they come with an EZ Mount cling cushion AND they are already die cut, unlike SU! (which are great stamps too, but you have to cut them out yourself and mount them on blocks).

So anyway, here's the card:

Just love Stampendous' Scrumptious Shoes:

Here's the inside, the scrolly frame is from Cricut's Storybook cartridge with some doodling I did with a white gelly roll pen and some rhinestones:

And here it is again showing the back of the envie:

Scrumptious Recipe:
-CS: Bazzill Basics "Brandy Wine" and "Rain"
-PPs: K&Company "Brenda Walton "Madeline"
-Stamps: Stampendous' Scrumptious Shoes "Sundae" (just the shoe) and Taylored Expressions "Fresh Flowers Set" (Just the Happy Birthday sentiment)
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox "Celadon"
-Prismacolor Pencils: PC943 Burnt Orchre, PC950 Metallic Gold, PC914 Cream, PC949 Metallic Silver, PC1005 Lime Green, PC928 Blush Pink, PC925 Crimson Lake, PC930 Magenta, PC916 Canary Yellow
-Ribbon: Offray "Kendra Lt Pink/Opal"
-Punches: MS "Doily Lace" edge punch
-Cricut: Storybook "Vine" (pg 51 of the manual) cut at 2 1/2" and the letters at 1" using the Shorty/Holes feature
-Misc: Black Pigment Ink, Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Adhesive, Gamsol, Rhinestones, Pop dots, Thread

PS - My DF is finishing my new crafting station today, FINALLY!!
He started it last summer, had all the materials but ran out of time. We both have the day off today and plan to not stop until it is done.
Currently this is what I have had been using, look at that tiny workspace! ;p
This is in my upstairs hallway:

This is one of the closets I've been using that is in the room that my NEW USER FRIENDLY station will be (No longer in the hallway!), I've also been using the hallway closet. All of this will be part of and/or in my new workstation:

So stay tuned for pictures of my NEW USER FRIENDLY crafting station!!!

And while I'm at it I would like to share a current picture of my cute nephew, Chase (sadly this is only the 2nd time I've had a picture of him with me), I plan to have more!:



DonnaMundinger said...

Welcome back chickie! Glad to see you've been crafting and boy am I jealous! That crafting station is fantastic!. Love your b-day card. That shoe is the CUTEST!!!!!! Hugs, D P.S. your nephew is precious!

Enfys said...

Hi Nikky,, welcome back, missed you. Love your craft station, the card, but most of all that gorgeous cute little baby.
big hugs
En xx

Crayola58 said...

Nikki, Nikki, I am so glad to see you back. You were very VERY missed, believe me. I love your work and we all need the inspirations you give us. Love your new space...and oh my, what a cute little boy ...

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.