Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A Quick Card

I received a Pocket full of Posies Matstack by DCWV a while back in some blog candy I won. I have flipped through it over and over again, admiring the papers. But for some reason, I was having a difficult time putting them together to use.

I needed a quick birthday card and was determined to use some of that paper! And I succeeded...at using it anyway. I think I like how this turned out. Maybe not my favorite card, but I'm ok with it. I hope the recipient likes it!

I had the metal flower and the jeweled brad in my stash - not sure who makes them. I swiped the ribbon off of a gift I received. Stamp is Studio G.

Monday, August 27, 2007

A Simple Birthday

This is a pretty simple birthday card. It's not quite as long as the ones I usually make like this that fit in a business envelope. The envelope this went in was a little shorter, so I made it the same length.

I used my scallop scissors for the strip in the middle - it's not perfect - I obviously need some more practice with those, or a better tool! Then I used my Signo gel pen to add the dots. The papers are Rob & Bob. The stamps are Studio G. Not sure about the ribbon - it was a piece in my stash.

I have GOT to get some more circle punches! I only have one - that's the one I used to cut out the inner circle. I then mounted that on the darker cardstock and had to hand trim around it. It's definitely not perfect, and it aggravates me! So I really need to add circle punches to the top of my list to make this quicker, easier and to get a perfect circle!!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Best Fishes

I'm slowly gaining some time to work on stuff again. The website is very close - it would be done, but I really needed to take a break from it to catch up on some other things around here! I'm hoping it will be ready by this time next week. Still working out some details!

I needed a card to send to one of the young cousins in the family and decided to use the fish from SU!'s Very Punny set. I really like this little guy - he looks like a happy fish.

I used my Cuttlebug for the background and added stickles to some of the circles for a little sparkle. It's hard to tell, but I also added them to the fish bubbles. Simple card, I hope Jackson likes it!

I have a couple more cards I need to make today, so I'll be posting them in the next day or two. And hopefully I'll be back to creating on a more regular basis soon!!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

I Really Will Be Back Soon!

I know I haven't posted here much lately - but I have a good reason. I am diligently working on my website for my business. It is taking a LOT of time, because I'm very slow at this sort of thing. I'm no expert web designer or anywhere close, so it is slow going. I am making progress and it will be ready to launch soon. However, I've not had much time to create anything with paper. But I'll be back to that shortly and posting.
I did get one 8x8 LO done last week for a sketch challenge at Paper Petal Memories. Seeing how for now, I'm hosting the challenges, I figured I'd better produce a LO too! It is very simple, but one more done!!!

This little pink bear was my daughter's favorite - until we lost it. So just a quick little LO remembering the delight that bear brought her!

Misc. papers, Creative Elements flower, Spare Parts letters and Misc. letter beads.
The sketch I used was from April '07 by Becky Fleck

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Birthday Soup

There were a few stamp sets I've been wanting from SU! but that are now retired. I've been able to pick a couple up from ebay - which is making me very happy. I'm desperately hoping to win the auction for "Right at Home" today.

Anyway, I got Alphabet soup a week or so ago, and this is my first card using it.

I used the Birthday embossing folder for the background. It's kind of hard to tell, but the darker cardstock is brown. The ribbon came from Wal*Mart. Simple card, but I like the way it came out.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

My First Origami Shirt

For some reason, I tend to struggle with making masculine cards. My FIL's birthday is Sunday, and of course, need to make him a card. I sat down and started thinking about it. Then I remembered the flood of cards at SCS that I had seen around Father's Day of the origami shirt cards. I went to look at a few for inspiration and find the instructions. Success! And I think this turned out pretty cute. (Cute and masculine go together, right?)

I used some older pattern paper I had on hand - I think it's by Provo Craft. I started to use brads as the buttons, but decided to see if I had any real buttons small enough to work first. I really would have liked to have 4 buttons so I could have put one right under the collar, but I only had 3 to work with. Oh well, I suppose 3 are fine. The stamp is from one of the clear Studio G $1 stamp sets.

Anyway, I think he'll like it.