Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Money Card

I can't believe it has taken me this long to post something.  I don't know how you working women do it?  I started working last may, and although I have found time to make cards, I just haven't found the time to post them.  Hopefully things will change in the new year, especially as my job will be coming to an end.

Here is a Christmas card I was asked to make for a friend who is giving money to her sister as a gift.  The first picture is the card closed, and the second is open showing the inside. 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Mother's Day Card & Gift Box

I'm a little slow at posting, but this is what I made for my mil for Mother's Day.  The first is her card, and below that is the 2-4-7-10 box that I made for her.  We used the box for a pair of earrings we got for her.  It was such a nice way to wrap up something so tiny.  These boxes are made out of a single sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock, and are extremely easy to make.

I used pearl embossing powder and Versamark ink for the butterfly, and for the sentiment I used a mauve pigment ink with the pearl eb powder.  The flowers were made with the Martha Stewart hydrangea punch.


Bridal Shower Invitation

My niece is in her friend's wedding and is hosting a bridal shower for her so she asked me to make the invitations.  The bride chose a tangerine orange for her main colour, so this is the invitation I came up with.

Bridal Shower Thank You Card

These are the thank you cards for the bridal shower.

Wedding Favours

My niece's friend is getting married so she bought 50 boxes of chocolates to give as favours, but she didn't know how to dress them up and put a thankyou tag on them.  That became my job, and this is the final result.  The tag sentiment is, "Sweets to end the sweetest day.  Enjoy!"  It also has their names and wedding date on it.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sympathy Cards

I needed to make a sympathy card for a friend who lost his mother.  I made a card and then decided it was much too froo-froo for he and his wife.  They are a couple who loves the country and being outdoors, and recently bought their first home on a beautiful piece of property with woods and a stream.  I decided to make another card that suited them a little more.  Can you tell which card I decided to send to them?
I masked and sponged the oval and moon, then stamped
the tree using my Lovely As a Tree stamp by SU.

I stamped the roses (Judi-kins) and coloured them with pencil crayons and gamsol, then sponged ink on the edges.  I layered plain cs with a sheet of HOTP printed vellum.

Spring Birthday Card

I was asked by a friend to make a birthday card for her to send to her sil, something pretty with bling.  I thought it would be nice to use some bright spring colours.  This pp from Hot Off The Press was perfect for that.  The rest is from my dollar store.  Sentiment is computer generated.  TFL!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Baby Bootie Tutorial

I figured I better get this posted tonight since I have a busy weekend ahead.  Here is the tutorial for the baby bootie shower favours below.  The pictures are pretty self-explanatory.  They are very simple and easy to make.  I got everything I needed for them in the dollar store.

Supplies:  Jumbo cotton balls (2 per bootie), plastic shot size cups (2 per bootie), cocktail size napkins, ribbon in a matching colour, and scissors.  
**For the ribbon, you will need approximately a 12"-14" length per bootie, depending on type of ribbon.  Wider ribbons will take a little longer piece.

Spread out the napkin and set one cup and 2 cotton balls on top in the centre.
 Bring up the back corner and tuck it into the cup.
 Bring up the front corner around the cotton balls and tuck it into the cup.
 Snip off a little bit of each tip, but not too much.  This helps it be less bulky when tucked into the cup.  The top cup fits better by doing this.
 Bring up the left side and tuck it into the cup.
 Bring up the right side and tuck it into the cup, smoothing it out as you tuck it in.
 Place the second cup in the bootie, leaving a little bit at the top the width of your ribbon.
Tie your ribbon around the top of the cup with a bow.  Fill the cup with candies or items of your choice.

If you make these, please comment and post a link for me to see what you did! 

Baby Shower Favours - And Lots of Them!

Finally, the last item I worked on for my niece's baby shower, and it's not a card!  It's the favours which were baby booties.  I made them out of napkins, plastic cups, ribbon, and cotton balls, then filled them with rainbow mints.  I had to make 120 of them so it is a good thing they were very cheap and easy to make.  They really didn't take alot of work at all.  I will post a tutorial tomorrow if I can.  We decorated with a spring/ducky theme so we used lots of colours!

This is half of what I made!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Baby Shower Card

This is the card I made to go with my niece's baby shower gift.  Image is from TPC Studio and sentiment is from Kolette Hall.  Swiss dots CB embossing folder was also used.  The square was made with my Marchy Uchida punch.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

130 Thank You's!

Are you starting to see why I have been so busy and unable to post for awhile?  This is just part of what I've been working on since the end of January!  Some really cute baby shower favours and a tutorial for them will be posted as soon as I get the next chance.  

This is 130 baby shower thank you cards:

Baby Shower Thank You

This is the thank you card that I made for my niece to give after her baby shower.  Actually this is one of 130 thank you cards I made for my niece!  Because I had to make so many, I kept the design clean and simple.  The image is from TPC Studio, and is cut and embossed with a circle Spellbinder die so the yellow ring looks raised up.  I had no idea how hard it would be to find a yellow ink!  This is a little dark for my liking, but it was all that I could find.  Here in Canada our choices are pretty limited unfortunately.  There is a double embossed line across the card and under the ducky.  The border was punched with the MS lace border punch and the sentiment was done with a Penny Black stamp.  TFL

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Baby oh Baby!

I finally can start posting what I have been working on for the past couple of months!  I have been a busy girl and have lots of exciting things to post, including my first tutorial.  

First:  It's a Miracle!
My niece was diagnosed about a year and a half ago with breast cancer, and before she started her treatments the doctors informed her that the chemotherapy would destroy her eggs, and any future hopes of having a family.  She and her fiance took steps to try and save some eggs before the treatments began, but it just wasn't meant to be.  Sometimes God has miracles in mind instead, and 5 months after my niece's last chemo treatment she and her fiance defied the odds and found out they were expecting their first child!!!  She is due next month and everything seems to be going extremely well with her pregnancy.  Tomorrow we are having a humongous baby shower for her.  It's going to be a wonderful celebration of life as both my niece and her baby are cancer survivors!  I was given the special honours of making the invitations, thank you cards, and favours for the shower.  I've had so much fun making them, and I can finally share them with you.

Here is the invitation:
Front and Back Views (Sorry but I had to delete some private information.) 
The back pocket contains a map with directions, and a card with her registry informaiton.
The theme for the shower is duckies with all the spring colours. 

Black Magic Technique

I finally had a chance to try the black magic technique.  I stamped the butterfly with white ink, dried it with my heat gun, then coloured it with pencil crayons.  I outlined it a little too much with the white gel pen because it just wasn't working right, but for my first attempt I guess it will have to do.  Image is from Studio G, sentiment is a CB die cut.  TFL!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

70th Birthday

A friend asked me to make a card for her mom's 70th birthday.  I had been wanting to break in my new Penny Black Floral Gallery stamp set so I used the iris one to match my purple cs/pp.  I coloured the image with pencil crayons and gamsol.  TFL

Sweet 16!

My daughter just turned 16 and is anxious to start driving.  So, of course I had to include a fancy sports car on her card!  Image is computer generated and is from Printmaster.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Finally, Some Birthday Cards!

My son and daughter just celebrated birthdays in January and these are the cards I made for them.  My kids each bought me flower soft in different colours for Christmas so I had to use that on my daughter's card.  My son is really into penguins so I used a computer graphic from my Printmaster program, added a computer generated greeting and some diamond glaze, and layered it on different coloured cs for his card.  For some reason the camera makes it look like the diamond glaze on the balloons didn't line up properly, but it actually did irl.  TFL!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Info For Vanessa

Vanessa, if you send me a an email privately, I can answer your question and send you a template for the card you asked about.
Happy Stamper

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Update/Good News

I just thought I'd make a quick post as it's been awhile. I've been busy creating still, but just haven't gotten anything ready to post yet. I do have a couple of items left over from Christmas and a couple of birthday cards that I will post once I get my pics taken and organized. I also have a birthday and engagement card to make for this week.

In the meantime, I have been the recipient of wonderful news. I have another great niece or nephew on the way! Yep, it's very exciting as my niece is expecting her first baby. This is actually a miracle in my books as my niece is a recent breast cancer survivor and was told by her doctors that she wouldn't be able to have children after her chemo. We are thankful that the doctors were actually wrong in this case! It was only 5 months after her chemo was finished that she actually found out she was expecting so we are praying for a happy and healthy baby. While we wait for the baby to arrive in May, I get to help plan a BIG baby shower. We are having one huge shower combining all sides of the happy couple's families. This means I have 135 favours to make, 110 invitations, and 110 thank you cards!!!! I have my designs all figured out (which are really cute so stay tuned!) so it is just a matter of getting to the work. Now that my craft room is cleaned, purged, sorted, and organized I am ready to start making them tomorrow.