Wednesday, November 25, 2009

and more cards

It seems that all the crafting I do anymore is card making! I really enjoy the creating process and love the final results in most cases but I have to find time to scrap!! but first I have to do my Christmas cards....ugh.

This first card is a get well card for a friend's niece that recently had brain surgery. The inside says "HOPPING YOU ARE FEELING BETTER!" This one I rejuvinated from a card that was made during a stamp camp several years ago. The hair gel that looks like water had dried up so I peeled off the layers and squeezed a dollop of hair gel into a little baggy and ta-da! usuable card. This accompanied a package of goodies I sent out to Avra from my NSSS group on the Cricut messageboard. Shh - dont tell her that I posted it here!
This was my sister Lisa's birthday card - papers are from Cosmo Cricket, scalloped oval is a SU! punch and the buttons and flowers were things that were just hanging out waiting to be used. The ribbon is PaperTreyInk - love there stuff!

This is the birthday card I made for my brother Michael. Too bad I didn't make it in time for him to get for his birthday....I was late as usual. Paper is Basic Grey, stamp is ...I dont remember!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thank you card

My niece Sierra is the best person I know. She is such a caring sweet girl. She takes such good care of everyone around her. When my furbaby Shadow died suddenly, she rearranged her plans for her day off to come to my house and help me through what was the first in a long line of utterly miserable days. I grieve him still as he was my best friend, my constant companion for the past 15 years and the reason I came home most days. Some days have been unbearable with the sorrow I feel and others breeze by without a single tear, only a sweet memory of the cuddliest cat God ever made.

I made her this card as a thank you for being there for me when I needed a shoulder to cry on and someone to try and distract me from my loss. She is really the best!

i used glossy accents on the bubbles and cut out four layers of the piggy on the right to add dimension to the card.

It took me several hours to get everything colored (old fashioned Crayola pencils) and layered. I loved the results.

An assortment of cards

This card was made for Chuck's cousin Adam and his wife Amanda - they welcomed their second child, a girl, on October 27th.

This card was made for my co-worker Pat who had knee surgery recently.
This card was for my co-worker Vickie's birthday.

And this was my friend Rachel's birthday card.

mini altered notebook

I made this mini altered notebook for my sister Susan's birthday - dotted paper was from a stack from HL the striped paper was a scrap from a K&Co stack that my NSSS Sara gave me earlier this year. The bella is colored with various markers, SU, Bic & Sharpie.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Happy Birthday to my oldest sister Susan!

Today my sister Susan is 49....poor thing! I made her this card using a stamp set from SU! the glitter background paper is from the Fun in the Sun Glitter Stack by DCWV.


my lastest creations

Once again I signed up for the Cards For Soldiers challenge - this time the challenge was to use scraps from our stash and make birthday cards This card was made with Cosmo Cricket paper and embellishments -
I used newly purchased Martha Stewart double loop corner punch

Cosmo Cricket again

more Cosmo Cricket

This is my favorite - swiss dot Bazzill background paper and a Tilda image.

SU stamp and background paper; MS punch

Love this little hedgehog - its from a SU set that I picked up at a garage sale this summer for $5.
Used my nesties for the scalloped ovals and my SU photo corner punch.

SU stamp set; scalloped round nesties

SU stamp set; DCWV adhesive cardstock and DCWV Fun in the Sun summer stack.

SU stamp set, unknown origin of background paper; MS Doily Lace deep
edge punch - its new too and I am lovin' it!

This was a stamped image from a swap; scallop round nesties and DCWV background paper

more of the Cosmo Cricket - really not my style but it came in a pack from QVC

this is another image from the swap - really cute- unknown paper...scalloped oval nesties

Cosmo Cricket

another hedgie...scalloped oval nesties