Sunday, March 28, 2010

Spring on In!

WOW! Time is just flying by.... only one week until Easter! I have been busy with some custom graduation announcement orders, and haven't had much time to just have fun in the scrap room. But, Easter has always been one of my favs! I love all of the bright, fresh colors, and thoughts of summer. So, I just had to make a little time for a fun card.

I used Ripe Avocado Perfect Match cardstock from PaperTrey Ink as the base card, measuring 6" square. The plaid paper is by My Mind's Eye and is called, "Check Him Out" from the Just Dreamy line. I used my Scalloped Oval Spellbinder die to make the "egg" shaped shaker. A simple oval cutter was used to cut the window, off-setting it slightly to mimic an egg shape. The adorable image is a Huggabugg from Stampingbella. I colored it using my prismacolors and mineral spirits.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Suzanne's Thank You Cards

A very good friend of mine, Suzanne, recently celebrated her 50th! You go girl!!! She had a wonderful party hosted by some friends. The theme was animal print along with her favorite saying, "Whoo Whoo!" She asked me to create some Thank You cards that she could give to her friends. Here's what I came up with.....
The cardstock is Bazzill in shimmer sandy tones. The flocked leopard cardstock is Anna Griffin Peyton Collection from Hobby Lobby. I embellished with gemstones and Prima flowers. I recycled and embellished a plastic box to place them in. Enjoy!

And, I'm BACK!

I cannot believe it's been a year since I've posted! I know I've lost some followers, but live happens and family is the most important. It was a rough year for me... the oldest left for college at the US Air Force Academy, and then changed his mind. Praise GOD - he is now enrolled in Youth and Family Ministry at Lubbock Christian University and is loving it! Those events swallowed my entire Spring/Summer, and next thing I knew, it was Christmas. Hopefully, I can get back in the swing of things with my creativity.... Stay tuned!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

V-Day Stuff

Here a few pix of things I did for Valentines Day. Enjoy!

Time Flies.....

I can't believe it's been more than six months since I posted last! This fall was a whirl-wind, and the time just keeps flying! We finished up applications and interviews for Brody to attend the US Air Force Academy in October. The week before Thanksgiving, he received his letter of Appointment! We couldn't have been more thrilled. All of his hard work has finally paid off. He will graduate in May, 2009, and has to report to the Academy on June 25, 2009. I have less than 4 months left with him. I always thought sending your kids to college would be fun and easy, but the closer it gets, the worse it feels!
Dad finished his chemo in November as well. He has since had repeat CT & PET scans, and is cancer free! We have many blessings to be thankful for this year!
I haven't had a lot of free time for papercrafting, but stayed tuned... I will try to get some things posted.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Thanks A Latte!

I just LOVE this set from SU. It's an old set that has since retired. I found it the other day when I was cleaning out one of my stamp drawers and thought I mind want to dust it off a bit! A friend of mine recently gave me a gift card to our local Coffee Depot, and I needed to thank her. I thought this make the perfect card. I used Birdie Collection double-sided cardstock from Crate Paper, along with some mocha colored cardstock. The images, with the exception of the steam & sugar cubes, are stamped in burnt umber. I stamped the coffee cup three times, once on the cardstock, once on patterned cs, and once more on a sherbet colored cs. I paper-pieced the final image together. The steam and sugar cubes are stamped using cotton white Stazon. I then outlined the images with my glue pen and covered in Stampendous ultra fine crystal glitter. I tied a small Martha Stewart ribbon in Cloud around the handle of the cup by punching a hole just inside and tying the knot around the edge of the paper. The layout is last week's SCS Sketch Challenge.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Mom's Birthday Card

This technique was actually fairly simple. I used a piece of patterned cardstock - source unknown - and scored it using the ScorPal from TAC. I then folded on the score lines and lightly sanded following with a light inking with both an umber and white ink. I layered the patterned piece onto brown and tan cardstock. I tied a piece of sheer tan ribbon around the entire card. I added a layered Prisma flower in a rust color. I embellished all of the intersecting folds with pearl colored Bella Baubles. Mom LOVED it - hope you do, too!