Saturday, May 31, 2014
My grandson Russell turns 6 tomorrow and we are having his party today. One of his favorite things is dinosaurs, so I made this card for him. I used my paper scraps & Cricut Expression to cut it out using the Dinosaur Tracks cartridge. I haven't made a card without a colored image in a while, but I didn't really have any dinosaur stamps, and I thought this cartridge would be perfect. I just kind of made up the scene with the mountains & clouds. It's hard to tell in the picture, but I chalked around the edges of all the cuts except the balloon. I thought it would be really cute to make the dinosaur wobble, Russell should get a kick out of it! The only problem is the wobbly thingamajig was a little too large for him. It's sticking out behind the dinosaur in a couple of places, and even though it looks horrible in the picture here, you really can't tell at all looking at it in person. I printed the sentiment for the inside of the card from my computer. I hope he likes it!! Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!
Sunday, May 18, 2014
My oldest daughter Emily & her husband Jason celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary yesterday. I made this anniversary card for them using LOTV's Meant to Be stamp. I thought it was perfect for them....although they have adopted our six grandchildren in the last seven or so years, and life is always crazy for them because of it, they still hold it all together!! You think they would just want to cope with their own lives and leave it at that, but both sides of their extended families are large, and they just love to get together with everybody and have a good time! They must both have the patience of saints...I would never be able to handle all that activity!!! Thus I used the stamp "Meant to Be"! I think they'll like the card....I also tucked in some gift certificates to a restaurant they like, and offered to babysit when they go to use them! My card was inspired by this months YNS May Sketch. I used my Promarkers to color them, and popped them up on some foam tape. All the checked papers and sold papers I layered them on are from my stash as well as the two blue pearl dots in the upper corner. The Happy Anniversary stamp is from Printworks. Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!
My mother-in-law's 80th birthday is coming up next week, and we are having a party today to celebrate. I bought this Art Impression's stamp called "Giant Cake Stamp" with her in mind. They have some of the funniest stamps around...especially the group called Girlfriends. This stamp is from that group. I am always working at the last minute it seems, and I didn't start this card until about 10:00 p.m. last night!! I colored it up quick with my Promarkers and add the sentiment (comes with the stamp set). I cut out the number 80 with my Cricut Expression and added the three candy dots in three of the corners. I think she'll get a big kick out of it!! Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Hope all the mother's out there had a wonderful day today! We started out with rain & a slight chill in the air, but by the time we left church this morning the sun was shining bright! This is the card I made for my mother. Most of the times I try to make her something with her favorite color, lavender, but as I was flipping through my paper stacks, I saw this print with the butterflies & sparkle on it from the DCWV Mariposa Matstack. I thought it was pretty, and she loves butterflies, so it ended up being mostly brown & blue, which is one of my favorite color combos! I used two Spellbinder die cuts to frame the sentiment, & hand pierced around the inside of the sentiment layer. The sentiment is a stamp called "With Love" made by Printworks. I've had it forever and maybe only used it one other time, but I liked the idea of using it instead of the typical Happy Mother's Day! I used a Martha Stewart punch to cut out the butterflies, added pearls to their bodies, and spritzed them and the flowers with some glitter spray to match the glitter on the paper. My mother loved it, and asked me..."did you make this one yourself....how in the world did you make all this?" She obviously hasn't seen the obscene amount of product I have in my craft room or she wouldn't ask that question!! I'm sure all of you cardmakers & scrapbookers out there can relate!! Anyway, I'm glad she liked it. Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!