Sunday, December 28, 2008

Another big batch

Well thank you notes were the order of the day the last few days. Mom was all in to her cuttlebug that we gave her for Christmas. Lots of folders and she is all set. Here are the cards we have made.

Here is the whole pile.

Here are mine.

I got this set of dog stamps from mom for Christmas because the reminded her of Delilah. They were so much fun. I used them to make Delilah's thank you notes. I think in terms of number of gifts, she got more than I did :)

I made this one for a couple that we are having dinner with tonight. It is their anniversary.

Here are some thinking of you / sympathy cards I made. I love that embossing folder. I might have to get one.

Here are some more thank you notes.

Here are Mom's cards. I like what she did with my initial stamps.

Here is a thank you note.

This last one is her first Valentines day card.

Birthday cards mom made.

Hope you all have a great end to the new year.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Been way too long

My camera broke and I got out of the habit of taking pictures and posting cards. Here area few catch up cards from the fall as well as a whole batch Mom and I made in the last few days.

I got on a bright and happy pink kick for a while this fall. Nothing says happy like monkey cards. Here is a sample of them.

I also started the task of filling my sister-in-laws box of cards. Here are some of the more masculine cards for the set.

I also made her this pretty set of simple thank you notes.

Here are the cards from Mom and I this weekend. I love stamping with her over the holidays.

Here are some closer looks at my cards.

I found this happy hopper stamp in the clearance bin. I was not sure what I would do with it, but I really like how it turned out. It took the words from a pun stamp set from StampIn Up. The result should be a good Congratulations or Way to Go card.

This was in the sale bin too. Love the mice!!

I found the paper for the next two sets in Mom's stash of paper. The papers were so pretty the cards come together easily.

Here are some of Mom's. I love the flower on this and the way she made the tag effect with the ribbon.

Simple, cute and fun. They are even better in person where you can really see the dimension and glitter.

I like these two cards. We were playing with the different looks of markers and water color pencils. Both are great.

These are some of the cool cards my Mom has made this year. I wanted to copy some of the layouts at home, so I snapped some pictures. I thought I would share them as well.

I love this first layout. Too cute. I have most of these things and would have never thought of doing this.

The lighting does not show this one off well. It is a stunning card all in purples.

This one is a work of art. All of those flowers are punched out and glued on. A little glitter in each one. It looks great!!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

All the details

Ever have one of those weeks where you want to curl up in bed and pretend the world will go away??? That has been mine. I decided some stamping therapy would help tonight. It did :)

So my mom's best buddy has the same birthday as my dog. Mrs. R. is pretty fun loving so we pick on her about it quite a bit. I decided that this year I would send a card from Delilah and I. I actually really like the way it turned out. It is pretty simple but the embossing and dots on the ribbon seem to tie it together well. I added a little stickles on the candle for some shine. I wanted it to be from the dog too, so I added a little bone brad at the top of the otherwise pretty card. Inside I wish her a happy birthday but divide her age by 7 (sort of like we multiple a dog age by 7 to figure out their comparative people age). I guess great cards are all in the little details.

Last year I made my sister-in-law a whole box of cards for Christmas. She loved it and tells me all the time how she is using them. She also has started hinting that she wants more. I decided to start early this year so I would not be scrambling at the end when I am trying to grade finals, shop, make and mail Christmas cards, etc. Here are the first four of the year. I am not positive what occassion they are for, but she will find a good use.

BTW, then I came down stairs to take pictures of the cards, I busted Delilah who decided my bed was better than her own :)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sometimes you just need to make your own card

There are times when only a homemade card will work. For example, Hallmark does not make a "Sorry my dog ran through your screened" card. Delilah did just that the other day. There is a big doodle size hole in my friends screen out back. I was mortified. Delilah has no idea she did it. I made this card to mark the occasion and deliver the Lowes gift card we bought to pay for the damages.

Also, her dog sitter did a great job staying with Delilah last week so I made her this card.

Finally, I had a baby card. Nothing too original here. Just a cute little baby card.

Hope you are having a good day!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sleeping doodle

Today Delilah went to get a bath. The groomers put little bows in her ears. Normally she has them out in minutes. Today she has not cared. Here is the sleepy doodle.

I was playing with my new camera last week and took these too. You will see by the end, she was totally done :)

Pun Fun!!!!!

I am learning to use orderless mineral spirits and the new colored pencils I have. Love it. I thought I would start with some fairly simple images and work up. Here is the first pass with my pun fun set. Hope you like them. The were all pretty simple cards, but really fun to make.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Some more cards - monkeys and gina k

Even though I have not been posting, I have been creating. Here are some of my prior card. Hope you like them.

The first are one of my new loves....monkey stamps. He is so cute. The cards always make you smile. Some were for friends having a tough time. Others were anniversary cards.

The others are from my Gina K stamp stash. Love her stuff. Very different but both good cards.

Have a great day!