Sunday, August 29, 2010

Thank you cards gift

My brother and his wife are expecting their first child soon. Very soon. I made them some cards to use for their thank you's. I used a few different colors to create some different looks.

For cardstock and inks I went with Certainly Celery, Marina Mist, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip and So Saffron. The stamp set Baby Bundle worked out perfectly for this. I used some of the Nursery Suite Quick Accents and I loved the way they fit with the Baby Bundle set.

The last one is a bit blurry, but I had to add it because I like the little dangles I hung off the bar. I stamped both sides, did a little watercoloring and punched them out.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bookmark Agape

In July my friends and I got together to do some crafting. We made a lot of agape (bookmarks) for a recent Emmaus retreat group. Basically you shower the retreaters with "agape" or love, and it can be done in many different ways (food, etc) not just making bookmarks :). I somehow don't have a picture of the end result but we made about 100 bookmarks and laminated them all.

I hope we'll be able to get together again soon to make some more agape! The Emmaus walk is a spiritual retreat that I would highly recommend. They have them all across the country as well.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Birdie!

I gave this little birdie card to a friend for her birthday. I used the Pun Fun stamp sets (this is one of my favorites because I love the cute little images). I used Pixie Pink, Old Olive and Barely Banana card stocks and inks (and Only Orange ink). I used Pink Passion ink for the flower border on the bottom of the card. I stamped the bird image with Jet Black Staz On so I could water color the image. I used all Stampin' Up! items except for the embossed flower border image which I dotted with Crystal Effects and drizzled with Dazzling Diamond glitter. I used an Old Olive Designer Button- Playground for a little added dimension.

Have a great day! Thanks for looking!

well that was a long break!

I didn't realize I had not posted anything on my site in almost a year! I guess you could say I've been enjoying my time on Facebook and catching up with friends, old and new.
I have been making cards in the last few months that I can share. This one is a case that I did for my sister in law for her birthday. I cased it out of a catalog, sometimes it just seems to work better for me that way. I use a card as a template and voila!

I used Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose and So Saffron card stock and for inks I liked Sahara Sand, Rose Red, Regal Rose and Chocolate Chip. I used the "It's beautiful" wheel and the "Party Hearty" stamp set. I didn't have any of the hemp or linen thread so I used some DMC floss for cross stitching. I used the Scallop Trim border punch I got from Sale-a-bration this year.
Thanks for looking!