Friday, May 14, 2010

Best Friends

It's been a long week. In addition to being the end of the school year, it's also been 5 days of stomach flu for the boys. Yay ... Happy Mother's Day to ME!

Sooo, between the million loads of laundry, there was very little stamping time for me. I made this card for Janet J's High Hope card kit swap about two weeks ago, and I'm sharing him with you now. I hope to be back in the stamping saddle soon.

Card Supplies:
Stamps: High Hopes: Sir Dustin, Phrase: Hambo
Accessories: ribbon, CB folder, CB fancy corner die, button, copics, sewing machine

Monday, May 10, 2010

Extra ... Extra ... Joanna buys a digi image!

A few days ago my DH asked me to make a card for his best friend, who got married on Saturday. The only catch was there was a theme ... Alice in Wonderland (what can I say, they are artsy people!). Unfortunately, I had zippo in the Alice stamp department.

I happened to be on the phone with my friend, Michelle and she sent me 12 links to digi-stamp companies with ... you got it, Alice themed stamps. Is she a computer wiz or what?!! I really liked a vintage themed one I found but the seller's link stated that she would send the image in 36-48 hours after receiving payment ... time I did not have.

So I settled on this one. It's Briarly from Louby Loo. It's probably cuter than Ken wanted but ... more time would have been good! I thought that the images were perfect anyway since this card is definitely going to be "late for a very important date."

I CASEd the layout from Jacque's friday post. I thought her ribbon treatment was really cool!

Louby Loo: Briarly, Rabbit, and clock
Accessories: MS punch, ribbon, card brads, copics, pop dots, sewing machine.

Monday, May 3, 2010

I Need a Calendar in the Worst Way

I made this card for two reasons...

The first was because my mom's dearest friend recently had a stroke and is in the hospital. I'm trying to send him one get well soon card each week.

The second reason is that Whipper Snapper Stamps was (note the use of the past tense here) having a contest with a Spring theme. I thought that this little Whipper Snapper cleaner would be perfect because when I think of Spring, I think of cleaning. Well, as I got ready to package up this little baby to send ... I noticed that the closing date on the contest was, well, yesterday. Whoops.

Then, I took another look at my card and realized that it MAY not be terribly appropriate for Eldon. It has the word "sucks" on it. He's 86 and it may offend him (heavens knows that my own MOTHER would be horrified by it).

Soooo, I guess that I'll enter it into the KL SNS inside/out challenge.

I hate when I'm disorganized ... I suppose that I better get a calendar! Do you think that I'll find one now that it's May?!!

Stamps: WhipperSnapper Designs
Accessories: MS loop punch, SU Corner punch and circle punch, copics, brad, crystal clear, sewing machine

Saturday, May 1, 2010

I have four kids over.... well, my two and then two additional boys and it just started snowing.

I finally had to break down and turn on the TV. Three out of the five of us were crying, there is still 45 minutes left of this play-date and I can't find my "good" camera. It's been a rather long day.

But on to the cards. I have two to show you. First, I decided to answer Lori Boyd and the rest of the gang at The Pink Elephant's challenge to use Aqua. I made this card. It's lovely but ... not very aqua-ish. It's more yellow, green and a smidgon of light blue (again, my apologies for the icky picture) . This is another card kit so I can't really say whose image it is (though if I had to guess, I'd say Stampavie, maybe Sarah Kay?)

Back to the drawing board ...

Now THIS is aqua. This is Maude from Art Impressions. Isn't she a riot?!!

Have a great day!

Card One~ unknown card kit contents
Card Two~Maude, Art Impressions; Fashion tip: Eat Cake Graphics, ribbon, brads, crystal effects, copics