Saturday, November 29, 2008

Masculine Card Set

When I had my card class a few weeks back I had some left over kraft cs ready for cards so I decided to use them up. I took the remainder of the dp that I had cut into and made these last 3 cards. So in all I had 5 different cards all from one sheet of dp that I used both sides of :) In my book you can never have too many masculine birthday cards, so I will be doing this again with some more of this great Manchester dp from Stampin Up!

Have a wonderful holiday season and I hope to be back with some more stuff soon! Thanks for stopping by and for all your sweet comments!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy 12th Birthday Angel!!!!

Today is my oldest daughters 12th birthday, boy that makes me feel old just typing that ;) Her birthday began at 3:49 am when she was delivered by c-section after being breech and refusing to was only the first time she would be so stubborn :) I really can not believe that was 12 years ago today, a Tuesday morning and we ended up having Thanksgiving in the hospital that year. I am so very blessed to have her in my life and can't wait to celebrate this special day with her always!

Happy Birthday my sweet angel!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

10 card wonder cards

Hi everyone! Hope you have had a nice couple of days, mine have been fun and busy!! Our scavenger hunt at the mall went well and then our cousins took the girls shopping for a few outfits, so that took an extra hour or so... The other day we turned in our 10 card wonder cards for the Eye-Let's Etc. design team and I wanted to share them here. We were given 5 sheets of cs, 1 12x12 sheet of double sided dp and some embellishments along with an 8.5x11 sheet with a grid on the back to cut all the blue paper for the cards. I really liked the challenge of having all the paper cut to specific sizes, took me out of the box a bit! This card turned out to be my favorite of them all, but I like them all of course!

I have a few more cards that I will try to share over the next couple of days, so check back when you get a chance! Thanks for stopping by and for the sweet comments :)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy 10th Birthday Baby!!!!

Today is my baby's 10th birthday (isn't she gorgeous?! sorry it is kind of blurry, not quite awake yet!) I just really can't believe that 10 years ago almost exactly, around 11, my water broke while we were getting ready to stroll the mall (all those great tricks to induce labor ;) We spent most of the afternoon watching funny movies and just hanging out, by about 4 I was ready for some pain medication and by 7 I was pushing and there she was at 7:33 pm!! What a great day and I hope I never forget these details or miss getting to see her on this very special day!!!!

This week leading up to it has been kind of tough on me. First thing Monday morning I found out some news about myself that has turned my thinking around a bit about life and how short it could be. So with that in mind I have spent time this week trying to finish stuff up that has been sitting around only partly finished, because WHO knows when our last day will be???? Sorry to get all morbid, especially on such an important day...



Thursday, November 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad!!

Today is my Dad's birthday and we are going to swing by to see him today and then celebrate with my brother and his girlfriend on Sunday. I made this card from the scraps of the 12x12 paper I used for my card class last night and the baja breeze paper I had left over. I used a retired stamp set for the sentiment, but I really liked the way it looked so I went for it.

That is all for today, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Stamp Class cards

Here are the 2 cards I had for my card class tonight. I had a VERY small turnout, but that will not keep me from trying again next month. It is very hard to get people together during November and December with all the holidays and parties going on :)

This was my very first try with an acetate card and I just love the way it turned out. I used Mellow Moss and Riding Hood Red together with Whisper White cs, great color combo and of course my new favorite xmas stamp Snow Swirled!

I really like this masculine birthday card that I came up with, so nice when you think of something and it turns out like you planned!!! My dad's birthday is tomorrow HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!!! (the 13th) so I actually made a little bit different card for him with the scraps from the 12x12 paper I cut to make the rest of these. I might post that card tomorrow if I remember to take a picture before giving it to him.

Thanks for stopping by, sorry for the long delay but that is how it goes sometimes!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Birthday Card

So, I tried to do both the card challenge for Angel and the color challenge for Kristina....not so sure I like the card. I know I will use it, or one of my girls will :) I also went back to a card I made last year for Angel's challenges and re-made it with this card this year. There is some crystal effects on the sprinkles and the candle (which is pumpkin pie along with the ribbon)

Off to the Dr. with hubby, so gotta run!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Gate Fold Card

Now I realized when I was taking the picture that I did not follow Angel's sketch exactly, but the sketch reminded me of a gate fold I went with it. Since both of my daughters have birthdays this month, I figured I should get started on birthday cards for them. This one is for my oldest, she loves black....and cupcakes! I used my souffle pens to color the image on the bazzil cs and layered it on the white cs. Pretty simple card and the scor-pal made this super easy to do, might have to do more of these soon.

Thanks for stopping by and letting me know how I am doing!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Bird Challenge

Today's challenge was to use birds, and this is the only stamp I own that is a bird. My BBB Pam is having a birthday this week, so I just had to make a card for her that I will give her when we get a chance to meet up! (Hi Pam!)

I used Kraft cs and my pattern paper pack (hostess) along with craft white and real red inks and real red ribbon.

Have a great day, thanks for checking in!

Monday, November 3, 2008

A bit behind....

Where did the weekend go??? All the sudden it was Monday morning and I was getting the girls off to school! At least they only have a 4 day week this week, so only 3 more early mornings and then we can sleep in again :)

The first card is from today's sketch from Angel....I must make sure to do other challenges once this is over to keep my mojo from leaving me ;) I don't usually make cards in this shape, this one is 3 x 8 and would fit into a long envelope. I have had the thicker frame for awhile and thought it would work good with this sketch along with the sentiment from the hostess set (love that set!) I used Cranberry Crisp, Basic Black and Whisper White paper on this. Very simple but beautiful card.

The second card is another sketch that Angel posted, and I really love the way it turned out. I was going to go with all red(riding hood red) and green(wild wasabi) but felt that it needed a splash of another color so I added some pink pirouette snowflakes.

The last card is a one layer card that took me forever to be happy with. These are my favorite types of cards, but they can be tricky. I just used my pocket silhouettes set with black ink and added the ribbon for a splash of color.

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!!!