Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fast and Fabulous

I made this birthday card for my friend Tina using all Stampin Up products. The flowers are from one of my new sets (Fast and Fabulous), and I borrowed the script background stamp from Wendi. Nothing like a productive, impromptu stamping session to accomplish exactly what you needed to do!

The inspiration for this card came from 2 I saw on Splitcoast Stampers: this one and this one.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Butterfly BD

I made this butterfly birthday card last night for my husband's partner at work. He said she still has the one I made her last year for her birthday because she'd never received a hand-made card before. :) Happy dreary Monday.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Grandmother's BD gift

These are my latest creations, all part of my grandmother's BD gift set of cards. The first one is based on a card from the Autumn 2010 Take Ten magazine. I used a different border punch but was happy with the way this one looked in layers.

My other grandma passed away last week, and I made these cards to write thank you notes for friends who came to the viewing or funeral. I like simplicity of the design and the pop that embossing the tree gives the card.
My friend Amy and I went to the rubber stamp show here in town last weeked and bought the template and brushes to make this card base. I had fun combining colors, but I couldn't get a clean image from this stamp with the template. Oh well.

The final 2 cards incorporate elements of cards I saw at the recent make 'n take from the local stamp/scrapbook store.

Thanks for looking. Have a great week!

Saturday, August 28, 2010


My dear friend and nurse Elizabeth is also having a baby girl. I'm working on a set of these cards as her baby announcements. I love the sparkle paper and embossed buttons. Any suggestions are welcome. :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Baby thank you notes

My husband's mother and her family threw me a baby shower this past weekend, so I made these cards for the thank you notes. The paper is by The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby - love it! Sorry the pictures aren't that good. I had already sealed the envelopes before I uploaded the pics and realized they weren't great. Oops.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Clean and Simple (with COPICS!)

I did it.
I've been admiring everyone's Copic markers for a while, but I resisted starting a collection because they're so expensive. I've played with them at the local stamp store a few times during Demo Days and can't believe how well they work. My friend Amy also got some Copics, so after playing with hers too, I decided to jump on board! I'm starting with 7 markers and figured I'll build the collection slowly.

Below are 3 clean and simple cards I made for my Grandma's gift set. They're pretty basic, but I got to play with my new markers, so that was half the fun.

Happy Sunday, friends.

TE Sketch challenge

I made my Grandma a set of cards for her birthday, including this one based on the Taylored Expressions sketch below:

Saturday, July 24, 2010

July Birthdays

Two of our friends have July 23rd birthdays, so I made these cards for them. The first one is based on the Taylored Expressions sketch #122. I was having fun with my new butterfly punch and pearls.

The next one is based on Sketch #128 from Sketches by Tamara. I love the paper but am not exactly crazy about the way the card turned out. I think it would have been better with less yellow and a strip of an additional paper. Oh well.

Thanks for looking, and hope you're keeping cool in this blistering heat!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Round butterfly card

I told my mom that if she used the cards I made her, I'd make her some more. She just sent me a thank you note in a card I made her, and the PS said, "This is the last thank you note I have. Hint, hint." She's subtle. :) I based this card on one I saw on the Cards and Things Challenge Blog. I borrowed the script stamp from my friend Wendi and used my new butterfly punch to add a little 3-D quality to it. Have a great evening.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Wedding and Baby

I needed a wedding and a baby card, so I went to Splitcoast Stampers (one of my favorite sites) for inspiration. I saw multiple versions of both of these cards and loved them. The first card is for my friend Linda who just got married. My friend Val and I were the photographers at her wedding, so once I Photoshop 1200 pictures, I'll give her this card with the edited DVD of pics.

This second card is for my brother and his wife, who are also expecting. I love these baby carriage cards; I, however, couldn't get the handle right, so I left it off. My husband thinks it looks like Pacman, but hopefully they'll get the idea.

Happy day!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Father's Day 2010

I made these 3 cards for my dad, my father-in-law, and my stepfather-in law. (I'll let my hubby choose who gets which ones.) They're all inspired by cards I saw in recent issues of PaperCrafts magazine. I just have one more Father's Day card to make, for my hubby... the father-to-be. :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Good luck

Since I loved this paper from my last post so much, I made another card with the scraps using Taylored Expressions Sketch 116. It's a good luck card for my friend Karen who's taking her School Administrator's test this weekend. Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Teal and Brown

Good morning! I love the color combination of teal and brown, so I knew when I saw these Basic Grey papers, I would like them on a card. I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch to make a card for my sister-in-law. Hope she likes it. Have a great day.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

At the crop

I spent all day yesterday making cards at a scrapbooking crop with friends - always fun! Of course, you'd think I'd have made more than just 28 cards in 12 hours, but oh well. I borrowed a great Inkadinkado stamp from my new friend Vicki and made a bunch of Mother's Day cards. Here's one of my favorites:

I also made a set of Patriotic cards for my aunt (who uses them for her VFW ladies auxiliary), and it took me 5 prototypes to find one I didn't hate. Here are 2 cards for her:

Finally, I saw an idea in an issue of Paper Crafts magazine on combining patterned paper, and I made a few cards based on their sample. Here's 2 of them:

Enjoy what's left of the weekend.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

April Make and Takes

A local scrapbook store (Photo Scraps in Eldersburg, MD) offers make and takes on the 3rd Saturday of each month. I see the email invitation each month, but this is the first time I went - I loved it! I made 4 of the projects and got lots of ideas for future projects. Here's what I made:

If you're local, let me know if you want to go with me in May. :)