Monday, May 31, 2010

Don't Look Jen!

This card is for my NSSS JennyK's May package that will be mailed out tomorrow....just a tad late... I used the TGF stamp - Ebony - and paper from the new DCWV summer stack, card candy and the stitching is with my Pixie sewing machine. I glittered her skull and hairband -
a close up of the stitching....a hint for those of you that may want to try sewing directly on your paper - adhere the paper where you will NOT be stitching - this works for 2 reasons - the adhesive will gunk up the needle and it will hold the paper where you want it.

Meet Thursday

Meet Thursday! Isn't she cute? She is one of the newest stamps I have gifted myself from The Greeting Farm which is my absolute favorite new place for stamps.
I made this card for my niece Madison's 8th birthday (8 going on 22)....I even customized it by hand drawing the star on Thursday's top! The pp is DCVW newest summer stack - I used Nesties and some random ribbon along with the card candy that I found on EBay.
Here is a close up of the coloring - I really need to watch some Copic videos but at this point I only own 4 Copics so rush yet!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Today is Mother's Day and I was disappointed to not receive a handmade card from the cats this year......but the day is not over so maybe I will get a surprise.
I made this card for Chuck to give his mom, this is one of the digi stamps that I won from TGF.... Chipmunks Gather. The sentiment is from SU! The background paper is Paper Crate, the ribbon is of unknown origin.I

This card was made for my Mom - the stamp is from TGF - Hope from Hope & Grace. The paper is Cosmo Cricket, the tulle was picked up from the fabric department at Wal-Mart - it has a sheen to it. The sentiment is from SU! and the palest green rhinestones from M's. The white heart brad is from Oriental Trading Company.

Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers of human and fur babies!!

recent cards

I can not remember the last time I scrapped something! All I seem to be doing lately is make are my latest creations

I made this one for my NSSS Jenny's son, Isaiah's birthday - made with left over pieces from a Cosmo Cricket kit
Made this one to have on hand - the stamp is Gigi from TGF, all the paper is from my scraps, ribbon was something I found at M's last year and the black bling is something I picked up at the Expo I went to last month with my sister Lisa and friend Christina.

Here is a close up of the sentiment

and this is what happens when you run something thru the Cuddlebug AFTER you adhere dimensional flattened them like a pancake so her earrings are much larger than I was going for...

This was a sympathy card I made for a co-worker whose Mom passed away.

And this one was made for Wanda, one of Chuck's friends wife whose mom also passed away. This was a free digital stamp I found online.

Last Sunday was Halle's first communion - here is the card I made for her. The stamp was something I borrowed from my sister Lisa - I used Dazzling Diamonds on it to bling it up as Halle's loves everything that glitters. The gold paper is from SU!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

presents for Madison & Isaiah

My NSSS JennyK has two great kids, Isaiah who is turning 5 on May 5th and a daughter Madison whom is 11. I wanted to make them something so I picked up humongous initials at Joann's - the base is paper mache. Isaiah's room is decorated with construction vehicles so I searched high and low for paper - only found one single sheet at a Michael's in Latham with my MB friend Tini and real life sister Lisa. The shovels and hard hats are cuts from Everyday Paper Dolls which I borrowed from my sister Lisa. Yes there is a cart that I do NOT have!!

Madison is a girly girl - loves bling and her room is painted orange - even though her mother is wanting to change the color to something more "normal" - so I chose some paper that had orange in it - this is My Minds Eye -

I added black rhinestone swirls and some rhinestones and circles that I picked up at Michael's on the same trip where I found the construction paper.

I really like how they both turned out and Jenn said that the kids both loved them and after all, that is all that counts.

Bridal shower card

Today I went to a bridal shower for a friend's daughter - she was in the Girl Scout Troop that I worked with - man do I feel old! She looks wonderful - all grown up and such a sweet young lady - yep I'm even talking like an old lady.

Regardless of my tottering age, I can still make a mean card - this bride stamp is from DeNami Designs - looks a lot like a Bella to me but they call her Mimi. The patterned paper is from the Luxury Stack from DCWV, the blue is from the Linen Closet mat stack. I used the oval scalloped nesties; the Sparkle sentiment is from SU! - I used Diamond Dust from SU! on the Sparkle and on the bouquet, flowers in her hair and the veil.

This is the sentiment I printed off the computer - I used the Label 3 Nesties. The patterned paper is also from the Linen Closet DCWV stack.