Saturday, February 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Wow

I made this card for my son's birthday. Wow, I am having a hard time believing my baby is now 24 years old. I really need to stop referring to him as my baby, he's probably 8 inches taller than I am (and I'm no shorty).
I really like the crisp contrast of the Pacific Point and Kiwi Kiss, with the white accents. I'm always looking for inspiration to make cards that are fast and easy. When I saw this card on my up-up-line's bulletin board, I thought "Ah-ha, I could make that card in less than 10 minutes!" I consider this card a success. 

Stamps: Wow Flowers, Short & Sweet (envelope)
Paper: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss
Punch: Circles: 1 3/8", 1 1/4", 1", and 1/4"; Word Window, Snow Blossom 
Other: Circle Ice brad

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I've been cased - How cool is that!

My little lambie card has been copied. What an honor!  Michelle from down under in Australia has copied my card. She has an adorable story about the changes she made in creating her little lamb cards.

My card was also posted on Patsy Waggoner's blog, my second-up-line. When I shared the card in the Definitely Divas shoe-box swap, we were suppose to include an embellishment, so that little lamb is feeling all fancy with a little bow on her head.

I've just gotten home from babysitting my youngest sister's little 6 month old boy who is sick with RSV. Please include all children who are suffering from an illness in you prayers. Thank you.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

So glad we are friends

Every weekend my hubby and I look forward to spending time with our friends playing cards or dominoes. We joke that we are in withdrawal if we are unable to get together and it's been more than a week since we last played. I felt the saying "Live with Passion", that comes in this stamp set, was calling out to be used in a Valentine card and it was perfect for the inside of the card for our newlywed friends. 

I love the stamp set "Inspired by Nature"; remember I used it on my little lambie card. I cased this card that Patsy, my 2nd-up-line made. It's crisp clean simplicity glows with elegance and style. 

So when you change the colors of the paper and ink, and the stamped saying, can you still call it a CASED card? Whatever it's called; you can certainly see that my card was directly inspired by her card. 

Friday, February 6, 2009

Triangular Gift Bags

The first time I made a 3-sided gift bag was for a Home Business Christmas  fair. But now trying to fill my new empty shelves, I decided to make a new triangle bag to display for Valentine's. 

While making it, I thought I should submit it in the SoShelli challenge. As I was setting it up to take a picture, I felt it was missing something. I literally only had minutes left before the deadline and I decided to quickly stick a bottle of wine in it. Rip went the bottom corners, and that was the end of trying to do a last minute entry. 

After letting it sit for a while, I decided to try and salvage it. I added the bands at the bottom to hold in and cover up the rips. 

I think that was the finishing touch it needed from the start. 

I'm planning to make an other 
triangle gift bag for Easter. 
I would love to see your 
triangle bags creations. 
Check back next month for 
my post and in the comments
leave a link to your gift bag.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My Craft room

This has been a busy year helping my family with their moving, remodeling, painting, and decorating projects. Plus I have enjoyed helping with the Christmas decorating at church. In January my daughter decided it was my turn to be helped and drove two and a half hours to help me put the boarder in my craft room. Isn't it perfect for a craft room? 

I'm such a recycler (some would say penny pincher) my mom had a shelving unit cut down so it wasn't so deep and I couldn't justify tossing the the shelving pieces that were only 4 inches deep. So with help from my hubby, he cut it in half, so I'd have two short ones. With the addition of angle brackets - ta-da, I had a whole wall of shelves to display cards and projects.