Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Little Note

My nephew's wife called the other day with a request for a letter. My sister was going on a weekend retreat and part of the weekend involved receiving letters from family and friends. My sister lives in Ohio, so I had to make a quick card in order to get it out there in time. Even though this was quick, I'm happy with it. I really like the look of the vanilla ink on the purple. And since one of my favorite color combos is green and purple, the olive twill was a perfect choice. Thanks for visiting! I hope you are enjoying the anticipation of Spring as much as I am.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Blackbird Birthday

I used an embossing folder on this card and then sponged ink on the raised areas to color them. I'm not really sure if I like it or not. I embossed the bird portion again using black and cut it out. I popped the bird up with dimensional tape. Maybe the bird needed a bit of red on it's wing. I don't know. I ran out of time as the recipient's birthday was looming and I needed to get the card in the mail. Sometimes I feel bad about sending a card that am not completely pleased with. Do you ever feel that way? I try to remind myself that the thought is what counts and any card is better than no card at all. The photo was taken in the waning light of day. It's hard to get home from work early enough to take a decent photo. But the days are getting longer, little by little! Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A 90th Birthday Celebration

This is a card for a very special birthday. Sue is surprising her husband for his 90th birthday and people from all over are sending cards to help him celebrate. I met Sue and John a few years ago at a Splitcoast dinner in Milwaukee. If you'd like to make him a card, see this post for details.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine Treats

I like to send my boys who are away, and their girlfriends, a little something for Valentine's Day. This year, I didn't have as much time to devote to this since I'm working full time now. But I tried to plan ahead, and I worked on them a little bit each night. It's not my best work, but the kids enjoyed getting a little something in the mail, and they know that I am thinking of them, and that's all that really matters.

The plastic test tubes came in very handy, since they were really fast and only required ribbon. The Hershey kiss bag uses the SU Top Note as a topper. The image is SU and is colored with Prismacolor pencils. The candy bar is wrapped in Bella Rose DSP and tied with Pomegranate ribbon.
The white chocolate covered cookie is wrapped in a glassine bag from PTI. I decorated the edge of the bag using a scallop punch, and the tag was created with the SU round tab punch.
The best part is that I did get these out in time and everyone got them before Saturday. I hope you all got to show the people that you love how much you appreciate them this Valentine's Day. Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Happy Heart Day, Have A Heat, Party Punch
Ink: Rose Red, Pixie Pink
Bella Rose DSP, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red
5/8" Regal Rose grosgrain, Pure Pomegranate Double Stitched ribbon, Round tab punch, Martha Stewart Lace Edge punch, Scallop punch, glassine bag, plastic test ubes, Big Shot, Top Notedie, large oval punch

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Little Something

I am leaving one of these on each of my coworkers' desks tomorrow. There are 7 of us that work together, so I made six of them. They are very simple, since I was busy making a few things to send to my boys and their girlfriends for Valentine's Day. I'll post them some time this weekend.

These are recycled Starbucks Frapucinno bottles. I used PaperTrey Sweet Love for the cap and SU Bali Breeze DSP for the band around the jar. The ribbon is PaperTrey Sweet Blush swiss dot.

I am hoping my coworkers enjoy these.
Sorry for the quick post, but being full time doesn't leave much time for blogging. But I am so loving my new job! Thanks for visiting!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

A Papertey Challenge

I've been checking Nichole Heady's blog this past week, but today is the first chance I've had to play in the challenges. Today's challenge was a sketch, and the prize is a complete collection of all the Papertrey ribbon. A beautiful prize!

I chose PTI Aqua Mist and SU Mellow Moss for my cardstock. I stamped an image from PTI Guide Lines in PTI Fresh Snow on the Aqua Mist. For the sentiment panel, I stamped the smallest polks dots from PTI Polka Dot Basics in Plum Pudding, stamping off first. The sentiment is stamped in Plum Pudding. This is the first time I used the Guide Lines set. You can make some very pretty patterns.

I have to get this posted, since the contest ends tonight. If you get a chance, check out Nichole's blog and join in some of the 2nd anniversary celebrations! Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: PTI Birthday Basics, Polka Dot Basics, Guide Lines
Ink: PTI Fresh Snow, Plum Pudding
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist, SU! Mellow Moss, Whisper White
Extras: PTI ribbon, SU! rhinestone brads, corner rounder

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Birthday Books

I made myself a birthday calendar book a few weeks ago using the instructions on Nichole Heady's blog here. I liked mine so much I decided to make one for my sister too. Now that she is retired, she wants to start sending birthday cards to everyone in our rather large family. I think there are about 45 of us now and trying to keep up with everyone's birthdays can be challenging.
The actual calendar pages I downloaded from Nichole's blog. Inside the envelopes you can store stamps, and labels for the month. I like to hand address all of my birthday cards, but I am going to store the addresses in the pockets so that they are handy.

This was the first project that I used my Rubicoil for. I've had it for along time, but I never even took it out of the box. It was incredibly easy to use. Simply punch the holes and twist on a coil. Easy peasy!

I recently started a full time job (which I am liking very much so far), so I have less time for stamping and blogging. But I am hoping to still post. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods! Thanks for visiting!