Monday, August 31, 2009

blog candy alert!

This is a whopper of a giveaway! Here's the link to check it out:
The drawing is Sept. 25th!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Quickie thank you

Well here's a little bit of a cheat! I bought the polka dot cards in a $1 pack at Micheals- but wanted to jazz it up a bit. Added the stamped sentiment (that costco-pack again!) in SU! close to cocoa stapled on with some brown MS twill behind it. Used some liquid adhesive to glam up some of the dots & the exclamation point with some glitter glass shards. Not sure how well that glitter mails, but it's the thought that counts, right?! ;)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

For baby Kaidyn

My girlfriend is having a little girl soon- she's due Oct. 1st. Her baby shower was last weekend & I made her a totally snuggly blanket, some diapers with the prettiest ribbon trim (burp cloth, nose wipes) and an altered 'k' that matches her baby bedding pretty well!
The card is a white base with PTI purple layer, stamped with damask designs in snow white, with a layer of vellum over it. I layered it with nesties cut ovals stamped in SU! purple and the 'k' is cut with my cricut (base camp I think). The vellum was cut on the bottom with the fiskars punch & stitched on. The 'k' is on dimensionals and I used the PTI tea dyes so the edges would show against the purple paper.
The altered 'k' is from Michael's- mod podge DCWV posies glitter print paper (yes I did just go grab it to see what it was called!) The ribbon is from my stash- probably from Michael's too- and the button is from a jar that my mom just gave me- it was my Grandma's button jar & it was about 1/2 filled with random buttons. :)
I will be buying the damask designs for sure- I burrowed the set from my favorite enabler (thanks Cindy!)- and also mega mixed messages, which I used inside (BABY & LOVE)
Thanks for chicking it out!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Happy 7th birthday to Sydney & Emma

My nieces turned 7 yesterday. I can hardly believe it- I remember their birth 7 years ago like yesterday. I can't remember what I had for lunch. Funny the things my brain has prioritized.... :)
White cardstock base, PTI sweet blush with text backgrounds in versamark. Fancy flourish in stampology pink. Sentiment from mega mixed messages. The daisy paper the focal image is mounted on as well as the cupcake wrapper are from a pp pack I picked up at Rubber Soul in Poulsbo last week. The cupcake is the Karen Lockhart stamp I WON a while back- colored with prismacolor pencils. Tiny rhinestones, ribbon (possibly PTI) crazy stitched on. I like how the ribbon turned out- that was my first try at it- I'm thinking there will be more of that! Focal image cut out with nesties.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

sympathy card

I had several sympathy cards I needed to make, which is always so sad.... I used Creative memories pink mounting paper, stamped with PTI background text in PTI chamomile tea ink. The focal image is from SU! long stemmed-very old- stamped in PTI chai tea ink. It's mounted on provocraft paper & a little stitching. Ribbon is from Amuse. Two different border punches- both fiskars.
I think they turned out pretty & soft. Thanks for stopping by!