Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone.  I hope you had a wonderful holiday.  We had a nice weekend here.  A couple of egg hunts for the boys and wonderful, warm weather.  Luckily the Easter bunny brought the boys a slip and slide!  Here are a couple of photos:

Stamps: Easter Eggs (Close To My Heart); Mega Mixed Messages, Fillable Frames #1 (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)

Patterned Paper:  Pretty Pastels (PTI)
Ink: Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides
(PTI); Petal, Blush (CTMH)
Accents:  3D Foam Squares, Rhinestones (CTMH); Ocean Tides Ribbon (PTI)
Tools: Fillable Frames die (PTI); Cuttlebug (Provocraft)

Thanks for looking,

Monday, March 29, 2010

Valentine's Day-Part 2

Connor had to decorate a shoe box for his Valentines at school.  Well, he really wasn't interested in doing it so I covered the box with patterned paper and he put the stickers on himself.  He did a pretty good job I think.  I couldn't even tell you where I got most of the things I used on it.  No clue what kind of paper it is, the stickers and ribbon are from Michaels, and the letter stickers are Making Memories, I think.

 This is the card I made for Brian (not that he gave me one)!  I started with a black card base and used my heart Nestabilities to cut out a large heart from the middle of the card.  I used a smaller one to cut out a heart from red cardstock and embossed it with my Cuttlebug then attached it to the inside of the card.  The sentiment is embossed with silver embossing powder and the red dots are red Liquid Applique. 

Stamps: Heart Prints (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: True Black, Pure Poppy, White (Papertrey Ink)
Versamark (Tsukineko)
Accents:  Silver embossing powder (CTMH); Red Liquid Applique (Marvy Uchida)
Tools: Heart Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Swiss Dots embossing folder (Provocraft)

Although our anniversary was in December I'll post the card I made for Brian since I forgot to do it before.  I started with a red card base and stamped the polka dots using Polka Dot Basics from Papertrey Ink.  The rectangles are cut from Nestabilities and the heart is from Heart Prints and is embossed with silver embossing powder.  The sentiment is from the same set.  As an accent, I added three buttons at the bottom but it wasn't quite enough so I added a smaller button inside each one. 

Stamps: Polka Dot Basics; Heart Prints (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: True Black, Pure Poppy, White (Papertrey Ink)
Pure Poppy (PTI); Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark (Tsukineko)
Accents:  3D Foam Squares (CTMH); Silver embossing powder (CTMH); Buttons (PTI)
Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug (Provocraft)

Thanks for looking and have a great day,

Valentine's Day-Part 1

I know, I know, I promised I'd keep up with my blog better and I've failed again!  Sorry about that.  I really haven't been making much lately, just a bunch of Valentine's Day cards for Connor's class last month.  I made one for each of the kids in his class and put a heart-shaped lollipop inside.  I used Papertrey's Tiny Treats:  Valentine, an adorable set for making kid's cards.

Stamps: Tiny Treats: Valentine; Background Basics: Hearts (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Spring Rain, Melon Berry, Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Ripe Avocado, Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, Kraft, White (Papertrey Ink); Indian Corn Blue (Close to my Heart)
Ink: Spring
Rain, Melon Berry, Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Ripe Avocado, Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz (PTI); Indian Corn Blue (CTMH); Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accents:  3D Foam Squares (CTMH)
Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Markers (Copic); Scorpal

Thanks for looking,

Monday, February 22, 2010

The very last of the Christmas cards until next year...promise!

And the last of the Christmas cards:



I had to go to an ornament exchange before Christmas and at the last minute I realized that I didn't have a gift bag to put my ornament in so I decided to use one using one of the free templates I got from Papertrey.  I would have decorated it more but I ran out of time.


These are the gift bags I made for Connor's kindergarten class.  I thought I took better pictures, but this is it.  In each bag was a candy cane, notepad, pencil, eraser, and some chocolate.  The tags are all from Papertrey.


For each of the neighbors around us I made some cookies in a jar.  I just used my Spellbinders Labels 1 to cut out some patterned paper and the recipe printed on regular printer paper.  The tops of each jar are covered in fabric and tied with ribbon.


Have a great day,

I was wrong...even more Christmas cards

Well, I took the card out of my camera and found even more Christmas cards that I'd made.  Most of these ones were cased from Nichole Heady or Debbie Olson....they're both so awesome!




Thanks for looking,

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The last of the Christmas cards

Oops, I forgot to post the last few Christmas cards, and here it is, almost Valentine's day!  I promise to post more often because I have tons of cards that I've made and never posted!



If you have any questions about how I made any of these or the products I used, just let me know.

Have a great day,

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Christmas Cards-Part 2

Here are a few more of the Christmas cards I made.  More to follow tomorrow!





The last one is copied entirely from the Close to my Heart catalog.  I loved the card, paper, and non-traditional Christmas colors.

Thanks for looking,

My Christmas Cards-Part 1

I know, I know...I'm WAY late on posting my Christmas cards.  I made about 25 different cards, which took me forever!  I think next year I'll have to make just one card and mass-produce it.  Much quicker but not nearly as much fun.  I'm not going to post the recipes for the cards because it will take me forever.  If you have any questions about how I made anything or what materials I used, just send me an e-mail.  (Don't forget, you can always click the picture to enlarge it.)

And the inside:

This one was CASED from one Niki Estes did:


Have a great day,