Monday, February 23, 2009

Get well Uncle Sonny!

My uncle fell and broke this elbow (I think that's what Mom said, correct me if I'm wrong). He is having surgery this afternoon. So I created this card for him.

I used SU's Chocolate Chip & Old Olive papers, along with a DSP. I cut several pieces out with my Cricut using the Accent Essentials cartridge. Love, love, love my Cricut!!! The stamp set was SU's Trendy Trees from the spring/summer catalog. First time this set saw any ink!

P. S. I thought of something while I was doing this. In college I was used to doing DPS's - double page spreads - for the yearbook. Now I'm using DSP's - designer series paper. Guess I'm getting dyslexic!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Didn't really care for the other one, so...

I decided to try again with the sympathy card. Like this one better. Still used SU's Thoughts & Prayers. Used the flower that I'm so fond of from Eastern Blooms. Cardstock is Chocolate Chip, Old Olive & Tangerine Tango. Surprisingly, I like this color combo! Also dove into the Stylized Silver Hardware Box. Gotta stop hording supplies, they're taking too much space!

Another Sympathy Card

Did I mention that I really don't like making sympathy cards? Good thing I bought SU's Thoughts & Prayers set though.
Charlotte Staubs posted on Facebook that her mother-in-law just passed away. For those of you who don't know...Pastor and Charlotte were the minister and wife at the Church of the Nazarene in Franklin while I was in high school and part of college. They are really special people who I really miss. Charlotte is also retiring from her job today. She will be taking care of her mom who has Alzheimer's. My thoughts and prayers do go out to them during this difficult time.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Since I'm late already...

This was a Christmas card that Mom sent to someone. I made cards for everybody but me it seemed like!

This was SU's Sleigh Bells Ring using Pale Plum. Decided I liked that color after all!

Little Bit Late, But...

Here is the card that I made for Aunt Isabelle's b-day last April. (Thank you to all who sent cards to her. She really enjoyed them!) I used SU's Bloomin' Beautiful set. I watercolored the flowers. It took quite some time, but she liked it. That's all that matters!

Another Valentine's Day Post

This jar full of cinnamon hearts is what I gave to my aunts who came to the lunch on Saturday. I found these jars at WalMart. Simply added a ribbon and a tag stamped with SU's Very Punny set in Riding Hood Red.

Got the little red bucket in the Dollar Spot at Target. Filled it with candies for Dad and added a red striped ribbon from SU.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Love Shack, Baby!

When I saw this stamp on A Muse's website, I knew I had to have it. In my freshman year at Mt. Vernon, Love Shack by the B-52's was on the radio every time you turned it on! So I had to make it into a Valentine's card for Kimberly.
I printed the lyrics onto pink cardstock I got at Hollo's last week (Thank you for taking me Tina! I really enjoyed the day with you and Abbi!). The image is stamped in Riding Hood Red from SU, and the red layers are Riding Hood Red as well. The white layer was stamped in Pink Passion with a flower(?) from Sweet Serendipity from SU. The paisley layer is a great paper from Doodlebug I bought @ the scrapbook store.

Friday, February 13, 2009

I haven't forgotten!

I know I haven't posted in a couple of days. I have been working on Valentine's items and would like to wait until after I have given them away to post them! So I'll probably post again at the beginning of next week!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Third post today!

Making up for all the times I didn't post, I guess. This was done using a House Mouse stamp and sentiment. I adore House Mouse - so cute! (But I'd better not see a mouse in my house.) This is going in a box of cards for my great Aunt Pearl. I used SU cardstock in Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red and Chocolate Chip. The edges are done using a punch from Martha Stewart. The ribbon is from SU as well. The background stamp is chocolate chips from SU's Oh So Sweet set.

Valentine's for Abbi!

This is the gift that I'll be giving to Abbi this year. Couldn't resist the adorable doggie when I spotted it at WalMart. I made the box using an envelope template that I just got from Oriental Trading. The paper was from SU's Candy Cane collection. The box was much easier to do that I thought it would be!

I actually made something!!!

Just when you thought I would never do anything on here, I finally made a card! Unfortunately, it happens to be a sympathy card. My cousin's wife just lost her dad. So I decided to try some of my new stuff.

The stamp set is Thoughts and Prayers. It is new this year from Stampin' Up (to be referred as SU from henceforth). The background is stamped with Eastern Blooms from SU. The cardstock and ink are chocolate chip and old olive. (The first time I have ever used either color!) The ribbon I bought at Big Lots and the brad is from Oriental Trading. I hope you like it! Just wish it had been a happier occassion.