Sunday, April 27, 2008

kids birthday

April is the kick-off for children birthdays in my circle of friend, which means it's given me plenty of time making kid cards. somewhat difficult since i don't have that many stamps geared towards younger ones, so it may be time start looking into some. any suggestions of favorites for little boys? yes, unfortunately only one of my girlfriends has a daughter which means i can stock up on elzybells!

with that, this card was for Sophia, she turned 3 yesterday.

i chose this particular card for wyatt because his mom sent out invites stating "their little monkey was turning 1!" I'm a tad bummed about the eyes, i had meant to buy those wiggle ones but never got around to it and then just had to use my signo pen to make little white dots. i must add those eyes to my shopping list next time I'm at the store.

a few notes on this cards because i don't think the picture shows this: the 1 was die cut from the cuttle bug then colored with Marvy Wet Looks embossing markers. as a precautionary measure i did go over the 1 once more with the Versa-Mark pen and then embossed. also, the branch as well as the monkey are popped up with dimensionals.

The Deets:

Elzybell card:
Paper: Cameo Coral, Whisper White, Regal Rose
Ink: Cameo Coral, Ruby Red, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, India Ink Black by Superior
Stamps: Elzybells Birthday Girl, Stampendous Little Sweetie
Copics: Y11, E00, RV11, R32, R27, W3, C0
Other: Coluzzle, Brad from $1 section at Target

Monkey Card:
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Green Galore, Very Vanilla
Ink: Green Galore, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Stamps: Autumn Leaves clear stamps, Amuse Stamps - Grazz, Spring Solitude
Other: Fiskars Grass Scissors, Cuttlebug Diecut "1", Marvy Wet Looks Markers, white gel pen

Saturday, April 26, 2008

kris' 40th birthday

i really am the worst blogger but unfortunately, i just lack the time to sit down and upload my photos, so please be patient with me.

a good friend of mine turned 40 on the 9th of April and since she has everything she needs/wants, and she loves sending cards. i thought some customized stationary would be the best bet. plus, she totally values the time and energy spent on crafts so that alone made me want to spend extra time on creating the best gift for her!

and these two are my favorite:

and these were presented to her in this lovely gift bag!

The Deets:
Paper: Papertrey Cardstock, K Marcella Patterned Paper from Target, Only Orange, Real Red, Old Olive, So Saffron, Certainely Celery
Ink: Real Red, Only Orange, Very Vanilla Kraft
Stamps: Papertrey Ambassador Monogram Edition, Borders and Corners Monogram Edition, "Happy Birthday" I believe it's Stampendous
Ribbon: Green Galore 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, 5/8" Chocolate Chip and Brocade Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale and Jersey,
Punches: Scallop Circle, 1-1/4" Cicrle
Misc. Paper Bag from Target

Sunday, April 6, 2008

What a challenge!

Seriously...I've been working on this card since Friday! I had such a rough time with it. It finally came together this morning when I was going through my sketch book and came across a card from Martha Stewart. Tangent: remember when Michaels used to carry those inspiration sheets, gosh...I miss those!'s the card!

Did you see what I did? I used my scorer to add those nifty lines! Seems like everyone is doing them right now and I just had to too!

I really like the card, maybe I'd leave out the stamped stars next time, but oh well...I was hoping they would tie in with the stars in the yellow paper (you probably cant see them in this photo).

The Deets:
Paper: Chocolate Chip, misc. SEI, and some other paper from the dollar section at Jo-Anns
Stamps: Quick Thinking, Much Appreciated
Ink: Whisper White
Punches: 1"