Monday, June 28, 2010

Sympathy Card

Hi everyone! We are back from vacation and let me tell you, we had a wonderful time. We went along the north shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota and it was absolutely beautiful. Loved every minute of it and a great time together as a family.

So, since I have been gone, I don't have a recent card for you but I do have an older one for you that I did for a submission call but it wasn't picked up. The call was for a sympathy card, and for these kind of cards I like to keep them simple. I usually always put some kind of flowers on the card because they make me think of peaceful things, and we all want reminders of that when a loved one has passed away.

This daffodil stamp is from Papertrey Ink from their year of flowers stamps. Every month Nicole Heady introduces a new flower for that particular month and this flower was from the month of March. You can view it HERE.

cardstock, patterned paper, stamps, ribbon, scalloped border die - Papertrey Ink
ink - Tsukineko
gems - Kaiser Craft
markers - Copic

Friday, June 18, 2010

All Star Dad

Happy Weekend Everyone!! I figured since Curt never gets on my crafty blog I am OK to post his Father's Day card on here a little early. I am going away this weekend for a girl's weekend but I wanted to make sure to post my card.

I always put a lot of thought and love into the cards I make Curt. Even though he loves all my creations (being the awesome husband that he is) I still want to make stuff extra special for him. When I thought about his card I new it had to be sports oriented since that is so him, an all around athlete. I normally go with the lovey dovey stuff but this one was all about what he loves most besides his family. So, I hope you all think this card is super because that is how I think of him. He is super Dad, super Husband, and just a great all around person. Love him with all my heart and couldn't have picked a better man to be the father of our children and the love of my life.

For the pennant I made I had to use Hawkeye colors in it since he bleeds black and gold for his beloved team. And lately I have seen a lot of loose string being used to connect buttons and other embellishments and so I had to try it and I love the ending look, kind of a carefree and casual feel.

I hope all the Fathers have a wonderful day on Sunday.
cardstock, stamps, buttons - Papertrey Ink
twine - Stampin' Up!
ink - Papertrey Ink, Tsukineko
letter stickers - American Crafts

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Two Wheelin

Got a layout for ya today. This one is of Riley trying to ride without training wheels. When she was four she thought that she was ready to ride without training wheels, but come to find out, she wasn't. So we put the two wheelin aside for a year and come this spring Riley was bound and determined to ride with only two wheels. And there must have been some sort of feeling in her that knew she was ready because once she got on her bike she took off on her own and she was riding like a pro. AAhhh, sweet success.

Photos are from last year on this layout. But, I updated the journaling to this year to explain the whole story.
Love those craft butterflies that I cut out of Jillibean Soup Paper. And also have to love those flair badges from American Crafts.
Have a wonderful day!!
kraft - Stampin Up!
patterned paper - Jillibean Soup
badge and rubon - American Crafts
letter stickers - Pink Paislee
pen - American Crafts

Sunday, June 13, 2010

For You

Hi everyone. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was very uneventful. It is actually the only weekend we have free for the next 7-8 weeks. So, a little bummed that it rained most of the weekend, but good family time.

I don't know about you, but I never think of decorating the insides of my cards. I went ahead a tried it out and loved the end result. It does make the card quite a bit thicker if you are sending it through the mail, but oh such a fun thing to do if you have the extra time.

Once I picked my color combo I just went with it. Just added stuff here and there and loved making my word background. That took some time stamping all of that but love the overall look of it on the card. The letters I used to stamp are from the new stamp set by Lawn Fawn called Harold's ABCs.
Isn't it cute to open up this card and see the decorations inside as well? I may have to make more of these kinds of cards.
Hope you have a wonderful week!!
cardstock, ribbon, felt, flower dies patterned paper - Papertrey Ink
stamps - Lawn Fawn
letter stickers - Jillibean Soup
brad - craft supply
border punch - Martha Stewart (half daisy), EK Success (flower chain)
corner rounder - EK Success

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Trying to keep at it...

Hi everyone. I am trying to keep at my blog for all of you followers, but I am failing miserably. Sorry for that. :(

But, at least I bring a new card for you today. I just made this card for a recent family anniversary. I always try my best to make the card part masculine and part feminine, best of both worlds I guess. So I try to go with colors that are soft with a punch of bold. My soft in this case is the aquamist color and my punch of bold is the pure poppy red.

Don't you just love that stamped border towards the bottom of the card? My new favorite background building stamp from Papertrey Ink called A Little Argyle. So many neat things you can do with this stamp set. The other stamp set I used is from the anniversary set that Papertrey Ink sends out free to their customers if they purchase 12 or more stamp sets in a year. I far exceeded that number, can't get enough if their stamps.

cardstock, stamps - Papertrey Ink
ink - Papertrey Ink, Tsukineko
pen - American Crafts (white)
label die - Spellbinders
metallic gems - Hero Arts