Monday, May 30, 2011

Late Mother's Day

Hello everyone, here with a new creation...i know i know, it's a bit late, I forgot that I had made this card!! I made this for my cousin who was in town the weekend before mother's day! He is one of three boys, so I figured I would give them a hand (and I wanted to make something, but needed some proper inspiration!!). So, I got out my supplies as we watched TV, where he proceeded to be the peanut gallery as I created..."You got a sweat shop going,eh?" "what in the world are you doing?" "What does that do?" etc it was kind of funny, that he was slightly interested in it...ha ha ha...I finished the card and gave it to him, he seemed pleased...maybe it was because he didn't have to buy a card, but he was a bit impressed that it could be made...ha ha ha...
anyways, I got a note back from my aunt saying that she really appreciated my part in the gift, and she was almost brought to tears because all three of the boys wrote there own name on the card...ha ha ha...oh boys...thank god I have at least one girl!! ha ha ha...the only reason they all got there names on it was A. because i made it earlym, that way as my cousin was driving home he could stop at his brothers house so he could sign as he went through (which is seven hour drive from their parents). Then the other brother signed when it got home! so it was actually pretty neat how it worked out. my cousins are the kind that stop on the way to breakfast on mother's day morning to buy a mothers day card! ha ha yeah...needless to say I felt pretty good about the card, even though it's not my personal fave!

Recipe: Cardstock: Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant.
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant.
Stamps: Four Frames, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Eastern Blooms, Always Elegant, Occasional Quotes.
Ribbon: 5/8" Satin Old Olive
Tools: Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Decorative Label Punch, MS Border Punch (can't remember the name), Sponge, I rock Tool and silver glam rocks, cuttlebug, cuttlebug embossing folder "spots", SNAIL adhesive, Stampin Dimensionals.
A few techniques that I used on this card are: Dry embossing, Sponging, "Rock and Roll", adding dimension.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Name on the Wall

Wow, I am on a roll!! ha ha ha...well today isn't paper crafting per say...but secretly it is!! i have had this project on my back burner for about 14 months!! ha ha husband and I started this when my daughter was 2 weeks old!! He was HOUNDING me to get some letters cut out using my cricut so that he could use them as a template to cut out the wood letters!! So...the journey begins...and like all things with good intentions...there is always a delay! So anyways, i cut them out and he took about two weeks to cut the letters out of wood (he was working full time too!! ha ha ha), and then he wanted to try and match the stain to the crib...alas...the first delay! ha ha forward to about February 2011 (Paisley was born in february of 2010)...we finally decided that we couldn't match the we decided on colours to pain the letters (to match a quilt that my mom is making for her for her big bed...) so we chose a bright pink (similar to melon mambo) and a navy blue...picked out ribbons to match...then it was about another month before we actually painted the letters. The letters then sat in my craft room for another month-2 months...until today...when i was cleaning up (tidying so that I could walk around), and decided enough is enough, we are getting this hung up today!! so....after much discussion on how we would hang it (banner style vs how it is hung now), I "won" and we hung it how it hangs now, looking back I think this is still th better choice! but yeah...super fun and it looks sooo cute!! It is of course deliberately hung would be super hard to make it any other way!! anyways...yay! my daughters name all hand made!! This would be a super fantastic personal gift for someone takes some time, but it is really easy...Although my husband and I took so long to make it. the second time around, it wouldn't be bad at all!!! i'm sure it could be done in a weekend (with paint drying times and timing it outside of nap times also) just have to know what you want to do before you start it! ha ha ha...we will definately be doing this for our next child also...only we will be prepared and will have all the supplies prior to starting so that it can be done right away!! ha ha ha..

Recipe: Plantin' Schoolbook Cricut cartridge (letters cut to fit page at 12x12...I cut it on vellum so that it would be easier) and blue acrylic paint, pink and plue 1-1/4" ribbon, nails, foam paint brushes, stapling gun (to staple ribbon on the back of the letters).

The bumper pads is something that my mom made for us before paisley was born, and there is a matching crib quilt, they are an under the sea theme.  Also, I actually made the bed can't really tell but they are fantastic, I actually made about three or four sheets for her...I just couldn't help myself once I found out how cute they are and they are sooooo sooooo soooo easy to make, made me wish that I hadn't purchased three sheets for her!!! I didn't match the sheets to the bedroom decor (for the most part) but making your own sheets is a foolproof method of ensuring matchiness!!!  ha ha ha...if you want the pattern for the sheets email me and I'll gladly give it to you! thanks a ton for checking it out!!


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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Welcome Baby!!

I am back, this time within a week! yay!! (first time in a while) But I am back to you with a set of baby cards that I made in the last little bit...One for girl, one for boy and one for not knowing the sex...aka - pink, blue and yellow!! ha ha ha...Super cute! this is just going to be a quick and dirty post...I will post all the recipe stuff at the end together, it is all the same except for the colours of paper and ink for the it sould be pretty self explanatory...but yeah...this was a fun set of cards to make and really simple and quick, so especially when it's baby season and you start needing a lot of baby cards!! ha ha ha

(The inside of the blue is exactly the same as the pink except the orientation -ie tall intead of wide, not sure that makes sense???)

Recipe: Cardstock- baskful blue, pretty in pink, so saffron, very vanilla, subtles Designer paper pack.
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Bashful Blue.
Ribbon: Bashful blue 1" double stitched grosgrain ribbon, so saffron 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon, pink pirouette 5/8" striped grosgrain ribbon.
Stamps: Word Play (inside of yellow card), A word for you (inside of boy and girl card), Welcome baby (elephant image).
Misc Tools: SNAIL adhesive, Sponges to ink edges, Cuttlebug Spots embossing folder, and the Cuttlebug machine, stamp-a-ma-jig.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you liked my cards!! have a great day!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Thank You Card

hello all!!
sorry it's been a while since I last posted here!! I have been crafting and taking pictures, just haven't really had a chance to get it posted online!!! So....without further ado...if you've been following for a while, you'll know that I was recently trained at work for being the charge nurse on nights...whew...stressful!! ha ha ha...let me tell you charge nurses don't get paid enough...just thinking about a trauma coming in made my hands shake! ha ha ha...not that I can't handle it...but the responsibility of decision making is different than being a staff nurse!! ha ha ha...anyways...I made it through...
so I come to you today with a card I made for my colleague that actually trained me! (this was like almost a month ago!! ha ha ha) This was a fun card to make, and it turned out beautifully...but looking at it now, I feel like it's missing the stamp from the four frames stamp set (I got it shortly after I completed and sent this card off!! ha ha ha)...anyways, it still looks good, and hind sight is twenty twenty!! Everything is stampin up except for that i stitched with a sewing machine on the ribbon to give it a nice flat effect (easier to put in a standard envelope) but the dimension of a folded ribbon!!

Supplies: Paper - subtles designer paper, old olive, perfectly plum, pumpkin pie, very vanilla, early espresso.
Ink: Perfectly plum, old olive, pumpkin pie, early espresso, basic gray
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Punch Potpourri, Fast and Fabulous, Fine Filigree background stamp.
Tools: Word Window punch, Modern Label XL punch, decorative label punch, boho blossoms punch, stampin sponges, SNAIL adhesive,
Ribbon: Pumpkin pie 1/4" Grosgrain, Old Olive 5/8" Satin.

Thanks for visiting!! have a great day!


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