Thursday, July 31, 2008

A card for Dad's Birthday

I should have been catching up on reports and IEP's last night, but nay. Time to crank out some cards. Feels like a month since I sat down to make a card! It felt great!
Here's one that was made for my dad's birthday, which is today (Happy Birthday, Dad!).

On another note: YAY for Twitch making it to the finals in SYTYCD! Whoop!!!! (Although I wish that Chelsea had made it through instead of Katie :O(

Card Recipe:

Paper: Cornish Heritage Farms Ultra Smooth White, Chatterbox patterned paper, Bazzil Basics.
Stamps: Stampendous, MSE sentiments.
Ink: Brilliance Ink (Graphite Black),
Ribbon: May Arts
Embellishments: Stampendous A-Peel Stickers, Paper Piercing, Yellow and clear Stickles.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Unfinished cards

There is less than 1 month to go before school starts again.
I am trying (albeit unsuccessfully) to create a store of cards that I can use for various events as they come up.
Here's a few templates using reverse embossing... yep, here's the complete store of cards that I've only got!
No idea how life is going to fit all together come fall...
This blog may just become extinct! ;O)

Card Recipe:

Paper: Cornish Heritage Farms Ultra Smooth White, Bazill for all others
Stamps: Hero Arts, MSE sentiments.
Ink: Versamark, clear and black Tsukineko Embossing Powder, Cat's Eye Pigment Ink
Ribbon: Bobbin Ribbon from Michael's
Embellishments: Quickie Glue pen (picked one up for my sister and thought I would try it out- love it!!), Memory Makers Eyelets, EK Corner Punch, Stampendous Ultra Fine Glitter, Distress Ink, Paper Piercing.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Been Mail!

I love getting mail from my Been.
It makes my week! 
I never know when it will happen, but when it does, life just seems to burst with joy. It is amazing to think that maybe she was thinking of me when she made that card.  She is my girl, and I love her.

This is my Been card! It joins another one that now sits on my windowsill in my room.  I look at them each night as I get ready for bed and always feel like maybe we aren't so far apart.

One day, Beener, we will live so close together that I will belch at my place and you will hear it in your kitchen.

Ahh, I so can't wait!
4 more years!! :O)

Monday, July 7, 2008

Momma's Birthday Card and Family Thoughts

Today my family has been on my mind.  My bro's wife is back to work as of today (so hard! Such a tough transition from mat leave!) and he is now at home with their fab daughter.  Lots of thoughts of them today.
My sister is in AB with her family and she is always on my mind.  We are two peas that way...
My younger bro is elsewhere in BC, enjoying his bachelorhood, I think.  Thinking of my mom and dad as mom's card is on it's way back home. 

And here is the finished card for my mom.  I love the ribbon on this card- so pretty!  Seemed the perfect detail for the flower stamp too.  I wrapped the ribbon around the inside of the card as it didn't seem to shine enough just on the top (very difficult to make a bow with this ribbon too!).  Stamped the flower image twice; once on the white card stock, and again on the patterned paper.  The petals were then cut out one by one and glued to the flower only about 2/3 of the way up so that the tips of the flowers could be gently furled up.  Pretty effect.

I hope you like it, Mom!

Card Recipe:

Paper: Chatterbox (my fave!) for the petals, Cornish Heritage Farms Ultra Smooth White, Bazill for all others
Stamps: Stampendous, MSE sentiments.
Ink: Brilliance (Graphite Black, Mediterranean Blue)
Ribbon: May Arts (I think!)
Embellishments: Quickie Glue pen (picked one up for my sister and thought I would try it out- love it!!), Cuttlebug flower folder for the white paper, Copic markers for flower underneath the patterned petals, Making Memories brads, Yellow Stickles and Liquid Pearls (Lemon Yellow and Baby Blue), Foam squares and a little paper piercing to finish it off!

Friday, July 4, 2008

My Momma's Birthday! And... Kim and Jaco's wedding...

Today is the day that Kim and Jaco will be joined in holy matrimony forever.
(cue music)

It is a day to be remembered by all.
(music fades in)

There will be tears, there will be joy.  And I will catch the bouquet.
(cue Mission Impossible theme song)

Here's Kimmer's card!

The other super thing about today is that it's my Momma's birthday!
I will post her card shortly (hopefully she receives it before it's posted!). Stay tuned!