Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sad Day For Me

I'm really missing my shadow and my faithful friend. Today we had to put down our Shihtzu, Pepper. She was only 8 1/2 years old, but had cancer and woke up today not doing so well. She was the smartest and sweetest dog I have ever had, and was a real family dog. Some dogs tend to stick closest to one person, but she loved all 4 of my kids. I think my oldest son is going to find it hardest tonight when he heads to bed and she isn't with him as she has slept on his bed for most of her life.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Cuddlebug Flowers

I've been playing around with making my own paper flowers still. These were made using the CB flower die cuts. I've curled up the edges of each of the petals to give it more of a 3D look. I'm amazed at how much it changes the look of the flower just by curling or bending the petals a little bit. I'm not sure if it shows up well enough in the photo, but I really like it better than just leaving them flat.

Card Details:
Top - CB flowers die cut; CS & Pearls - Recollections; Memories ink; Fiskars threading water border punch; Stamp - unknown.
Bottom - CB flowers die cut; CS & bling - Recollections; MS lace border punch; Pamass ink; Stamp - unknown.

Friday, March 26, 2010

2Sketches4Y - Bonus Sketch

This card was made using the bonus sketch at 2Sketches4Y. I turned the sketch on it's side because I wanted to fit the flower I made as well as a larger oval. I received the pp in a prize I won through an anniversary challenge over at Cuppas and Cards. TFL!

Card Details: Marvy flower punches, centre punch unknown; Oval Curvy Cutter by EK Success; CS - Recollections, Cricut Rainbow, pp unknown (RAK); Scrappy Cat stamp; Memories ink; Kaiser pearls.

Birthday Cards

My sister asked me to make a card for her to give to a friend, so I made a couple to give her a choice. I had also been wanting to try making a card using some flowers I made. I've been experimenting with flower making so you will be seeing lots of flowers on my upcoming cards!

Card Details:
Top - Inkadinkado Stamps; Fiskars Border Punch; Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle Nesties; Colourbox, Versamark and MS Inks; Ranger Seafoam White EB Powder; Diamond Stickles; Recollections CS.
Bottom - Inkadinkado Stamps; Fiskars Border Punch; Marvy flower punches; MS leaf punch; Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle Nesties; Memories and Colourbox ink; Recollections CS and bling; White Opal Liquid Pearls.

Bridal Shower Invitation Samples

As you can tell these are just rough samples of some invitations I made. In fact, they aren't even taped down and the crafty tack that I used to hold the paper in place even shows through. I used paper for the printed part, rather than cardstock since it is just a sample. The actual invitation the bride chose to go with is posted below. TFL

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Tying the Knot!

Bridal shower invitation which is actually a pocket card.
The pocket card with the envelope.
The invitation out of the pocket.
The whole ensemble.

Someone is tying the knot! Actually my friend's son is, and I was asked to make the bridal shower invitations so I was thrilled! I love big projects like that. The bridesmaids will be in black, carrying red flowers (fall wedding) so I used the colours the bride asked and white with a hint of red. The wedding invitations have flourishes on them so I tried to keep with that theme. The mother of the groom who is co-hosting the event asked for "swirly hearts". I think I did okay meeting all the requirements! Actually, I showed the bride and the groom's mother several sample ideas and this is the one they liked the most. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. I had to make 40 in total so it has kept me busy lately.

I've been asked to make the wedding placecards next so I've already started working on some samples for that. I will be sure and post them when they're done, but that won't be for awhile.

Card Details: CS - Bazill (shiny grey), Recollections (black and white); Colourbox silver ink; Fiskars border punch; Stamp - Artemio; Emagination heart punch; Swirls CB EB folder. Invite was computer generated.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Cuppas Anniversary Challenge "One"

For one of the anniversary challenges at Cuppas and Cards, we had to use the word "one" on our card. This is my take on this challenge. The black strip has an embossed line on each of the longer edges that doesn't show up well in the picture.

Card Details: CS - Recollections; Fiskars Border Punch; Spellbinders Labels 1; Stickers - Miss Elizabeths; Gelly Roll Pen - Diamond Dust.