Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Memory Lane

I have been working on some new projects but they are "top secret" right now (they are a surprise for someone) so I have nothing new to post :(  However, I wanted to share some of my favourite cards from the past!  Most of the stamp sets are retired but I still love them.            Enjoy!

This card is cased from Heather Summers.  I love the colors and the little cookie makes it fun for kids of all ages.  I gave this to my friends daughter and it was a real hit!  Of course she pulled it apart to get the cookie (that will teach me to make a little door on the back). 

This is a card I made for my Bird Loving daughter on her 6th birthday  (this year she got a parrot card).   I love the bryer and sponging look although I have yet to perfect it I really like how it turned out!
Speaking of the brayer and sponging technique, below is the first card I made using these.  I cased it from Michlle Zindorf (I love her cards). It turned out really well I think.  I gave it to my nephew for his birthday last year.  

This last picture is of two baby cards I made when my cousin had twins (a boy and a girl). I do not get to make baby cards very often anymore and I love to make them.  When I heard she was having one of each sex I thought it would be fun to make two cards!  Onesie and bib cards are always super cute!

Well thanks for walking down memory lane with me.  Hope you enjoyed it!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Love is in the Air

Only one month to Valentines People!! Really those Flower/Card/Candy Companies are already bombarding us with ads and displays in stores (heck I saw Valentines Cards out on Boxing Day!).  So I am getting on board with this and posting a few of my recent projects!  

I have seen these Heart Groom/Bride Cards for a while now and have always wanted to give it a shot.  They are just so pretty and simple!

I made this card with some friends last night.  It is super cute because what you cannot see from the picture is the "heart flower" spins!  Cobbler is my favourite red and I am very sad this ribbon from the Christmas Mini did not make the cut but the new embossing folders in the current mini make up for it! Not to mention the very cute Fashionable Hearts embosslits! 

This was just a little card I wanted to play with. I love the gate fold just for something different and the glitter hearts I mean OMG!  Yes it is simple but I roll like that!

Thanks for Looking!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Back in the Swing of things

Ok the kids are back to school, Hubby is back at work and I am back to a routine (well almost).  We have been eating out a little less (but still too much) and I have gotten rid of all of the junk food in my house so it is time to keep busy too keep myself from wanting to eat crap and just watch TV all day.  I am reading 1984 right now but it is slow going, I am trying to clean my house and organize toys and clothes but my heart is not in it so it is also going slow!  One thing that I have been doing lots of is crafting!  Somehow all the nagging housework and self-improvement crap just seems to fade away when I am in here!

Ok so I have been playing with some of the new products I got for Christmas and I have been working on some new cards.  Hope you like them.

I found this tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers for a Spring Card (as in "Boing" not the Season).  I really do love the DSP from the new Sale-a-bration mini and I find I am using it for everything these days.  Maybe I just really want some flowers and butterflies around!  The tutorial is here if you want to give it a try it is really easy.

The next card I made was a Birthday Card, because you can never have enough of those!  I love the color combo and the Perfectly Penned Stamp set is such a beautiful font.  But the really yummy thing about this card is what you cannot convey over the internet, it smells delicious!  The new Occasions Mini has scented embossing powders and one of them is cherry!  I embossed this card with the cherry powder and it smells wonderful. 

The final card I have for today was more of an experiment than anything else. I was playing with a new Die for my Big Shot call "Large Paper Doily" and at the same time I was playing with the Simply Scored Tool that SU brought out last fall. I made a large lolly to go under the doily just to see what the effect would be.  I added some of the new Baja Breeze Stitched Ribbon from the mini and a label from the new Labels Framelits die and a stamp from the Apothecary Art set.  I like the Lolly but I feel it looks like I just tacked in on a card front and that was that (which is in fact what I did!).

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