Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Birthdays, oh, birthdays!!

This first card was made with the Card Maker birthday kit. I love having materials on hand to make a 10 minute card, most of my other cards take me a minimum of 3o minutes to design and create. Some take up to an hour, but I don't fret about the time, it's totally worth it to me (and hopefully the recipient)!This card was for a Broncos fan, so I folded a piece of brown cardstock and cut it to a football shape, then I sanded the folded edges, marked the "threads" with a white marker and added two strips of white paper.

My oldest daughter LOVES monkeys and I found this super cute digi-kit at http://www.designerdigitals.com/ called Monkey Do by Mindy Terasawa. I used both the kit and the stickers to make this fun monkey birthday invitation!
Acrylic, or acetate, cards are so much fun too!! It is hard to see the acrylic piece, but if you look closely you can see the outline of it. Remember this acrylic card I did? The blue mesh at the top of the card was cut from body poof material, this one happened to come as a liner in a gift basket, but you could cut up a regular poof just the same!

I attached the smaller white card that came with the acrylic card by punching holes in the fold of both cards and tying a soft fiber through them.

Thanks for coming by today!!! I hope your having a wonderful summer!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I'm always in the process of trying to liven up my craft room. I've seen wooden words of inspiration in many crafters' rooms and enjoyed the feeling it made! So I grabbed me some wooden letters, some Tim Holtz crackle paint and created my "CREATE"!!! lol :P
Up close you can see I did not paint them solid, I wanted a shabby feel to the letters.The inside of the letters I left white. These pictures really don't show the crackle texture very well. I just zoomed in with my camera and snapped these close-ups. Opposed to standing on the counter top to take a better pic.I certainly have made WAY more cards lately than anything. I haven't actually scrapbooked in a very long time...it sort of saddens me, where does my time go??? REALLY? This card is full of lace, vintage trims, stitches and frilly goodness!! It is so hard to loose a loved one and I wanted a card that was comforting to touch and filled with lots of Love. The rose is a remnant of the arched lace at the top of the card and I bundled it and hand stitched it to a sheer leaf by Creative Impressions. The yellow paper lace trim at the bottom was from one of the super cute packages that Shelly wrapped my purchase in. She always puts lots of love and care into her customers packages!! You should check her out...I squealed when I saw her cute alphabet soup kit, I didn't win the giveaway...harrumph, and when I went to her shop to purchase one...they were already sold out, that Chicky is one HOT commodity!!To mimic the cute yellow trim on the front of the card, I used a Fiskars lace border punch on a piece of yellow paper on the inside of the card.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope to hear from you!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Oh, Baby Pt. 2

Hi, I'm still here...just haven't been feeling in the mood to post a blog. Well, that, and the time too! I'm sure you all understand.

I can't believe it...but I sewed a crib bumper....yay me!!! (Too much Zach and Cody for me) I used a pattern and checkered fabric I bought from Wal-Mart. It goes perfectly with their Disney Cars Nursery theme! I was a bit disappointed that the fabric faded considerably with the first washing after I was done sewing, even using the oh-so-gentle and yummy-smelling Dreft baby soap.

I had to make my cutie-patootie nephews these super cute banners to hang in their nursery! They were a "Peachy-Cheap Deal" that I took advantage of a while back!! You gotta love that site...I could almost buy the daily deal....daily! I used leftover fabric from the crib bumper and some cute "racing" themed striped material.

The first Banner is for Carson.

The second banner is for Camron.
Thanks for stopping by today!