Saturday, June 28, 2008

Reid is 1 year old!

We've had lots of birthdays this month! Little Reid turned a year old and this is the card I made for him in honor of his "big day". Reid is just the cutest little red headed guy who has one of those great big contagious smiles!

I wanted to make a card that showed the age he was celebrating on the front and went through tons of stamps looking for what I thought was the perfect one. I finally dug through some images that were given to me and knew right away when I'd found it!!! A cute little teddybear holding a frame that I could place his age into. A BIG thanks to my stamping pal Candy, who had given this image to me a while ago.

Stamp: Darcies

Ink: Black, Tempting Turquoise

Paper: Really Rust, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, designer paper by K&Company

I also used various colored pencils and markers, along with a piece of rainbow twine made by Lehigh. I cut out the center of the frame and backed it with card stock I ran through the computer so I could get the perfect size "1". I also did the same thing for the personalized greeting. A sponge dauber was used with Tempting Turquoise around the edges of the greeting to add a bit of color.


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Ladybug

I just love little ladybugs and couldn't wait to finish this card so I could post it to show all of you. Using the bright red rick-rack I think was the perfect thing to finish off the card, don't you agree? :)

Stamps: Itty Bitty Backgrounds (SU), and the greeting is from My Sentiments Exactly

Ink: Black Stazon

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, all from Stampin' UP!

This was really a fun card to make! I used circle and oval punches to make the ladybug, and added a couple of black brads for the antenna. The wings were stamped to match the red background paper using Itty Bitty Backgrounds. Then I decided to do some paper piercing, but I still think it's that piece of bright red rick-rack that gives the card a bit of pizzaz! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Happy Birthday Jocelyn!

Jocelyn's birthday is always a special day but this year she claims she isn't counting them anymore! Here is the card I made for her this year to help celebrate her special day.

Stamps: Terific Tulips,Warmest Regards

Ink: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Versamark, Certainly Celery

Paper: Very Vanilla, Whisper White,Pale Plum, Certainly Celery

I also used Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Birds & Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder, and a piece of organdy ribbon to finish it all off.

Sometimes I want one of my cards to simply "sparkle" and the Iridescent Ice certainly did the trick for this card.Unfortunately, it doesn't really show it in this picture.

I hope you had a wonderful birthday Jocelyn!!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

I've been really busy with lots of family events this month so it's gotten me a bit behind on blog posting. I'll be sharing some of the cards I made for the events during the next couple of weeks with you.

This card was made for Steven using a House Mouse image. He loves to golf every chance he gets so I thought this would be a great card for him this year.

Stamps: House Mouse image by Stampabilities, greeting image by Stampin' UP

Ink: Black Stazon, Brilliant Blue

Paper: Brilliant Blue, Whisper White, Basic Black, Ballet Blue. All by Stampin' UP

Also used on this card were various colored pencils,orange brads, photo corner punch by SU, and some blue & white gingham ribbon from Michael's.

I hope all dad's everywhere had a wonderful Father's Day!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Chocolate IS the answer!

Oh boy...isn't that statement the truth! Each day about 3:00 in the afternoon while I'm at work, I start to feel like I NEED CHOCOLATE!!!!!

Stamps: both images made by A Muse

Ink: Black Stazon

Paper: All paper by Stampin' UP. Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, and designer paper from the Cutie Pie series.

Also used were various colored pencils and markers, along with the Cuttlebug embossing folder called Swiss Dots, Marvy Giga and Mega oval punches, and Wild Wasabi stitched ribbon also from SU.

I hope you all had a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by my blog.