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Welcome to my blog! Here I'll be occasionally showcasing some of my work and letting you know when & where I'll be at craft fairs. I hope to see you there!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Austyn's 2nd B-day Card

I made this card for my husband's cousin's 2nd birthday. As you can tell, he's a big Sesame Street fan - Austyn, not Dale! LOL Anyways.... I used my Cuttlebug for most of this. I embossed the background, and then used die cuts for the rest. For the characters I used a circle scallop from Nestabilities. Both sets of eyes were cut using the smallest Nestabilities circle die. The black part of the eye were punched with a regular old (and I mean old!) hole punch. The mouths were made from cutting a punched circle in half. I free-handed Elmo's nose.

Tools used: Cuttlebug embossing folder, die cut, Nestabilities

La~La Land DT Call

Don't you just love that name? La~La Land Crafts! Very cool! I feel like I'm in la la land all the time! tee hee In any event... they are having a Design Team call. Their store (located in CA) is having a grand opening Aug. 12th. Their online store will open the same day at 11pm (CA time, I presume) You can check out their blog here.

Head on over and check it out...who knows, maybe you'll be the next DT member! Good luck!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Welcome Baby Owen!

When I went to my friend Katie's baby shower, there were votives on the tables as favors for the guests. Each votive was wrapped in a soft cotton material and tied with a brown ribbon. I saved mine to make a card for the day that baby Owen entered this world. This is what I came up with and my friend Katie recognized right away that the ribbon and material from her shower were used. I thought it was a really nice touch - and she seemed to think so too :-)

Tools used: Cuttlebug - background embossing and to cut the circles out (including the material); JustRite stampers for the small circle

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Megan's Card

Here's a card I made for another one of my daughter's friend's 5th birthday party. Gotta love the school ages! LOL Anyways... you may recognize the ice cream images - they are the same stamp that I used on my 'thanks for your support card'. Here, I just stamped them as usual and cut them out. I left the inside blank so that my daughter could write inside. At 5 she needs lots of space! LOL

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I'm Back!

Well, we had a great time in Cancun, but as they say, all good things must come to an end. Oh well... Cancun will still be there - we'll just have to find the $$ and time to go again! :-) We stayed at the incredible Dreams Resort in Cancun, Mexico. We LOVE it there! So relaxing...and the best mojitos around! That was my drink of choice for the whole time we were there. Yum! If you go, tell them I sent you...and ask Alejandro to make your mojitos 'cause he's the best!

I'll be adding some new posts soon...once I get my act together again! Hope you're enjoying your summer!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Cancun Here We Come!

3...2...1....it's Cancun time! Yay! My hubby and I got a certificate to come back to Dreams Resorts from our trip last year to celebrate our 10th anniversary. So, tomorrow we fly out to use our certificate for 3 nights/4 days. I'm so excited! I've been dreaming of mojitos for weeks now! LOL Needless-to-say, I won't be posting anything this week.... But I'm sure you all understand! LOL

Have a great week!


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Jay's Thank You Card

I made this card for our good friend Jay after our basement was finished. My hubby and Jay worked two days a week on finishing our basement. Without Jay's help it would've never gotten finished. We gave him this card with a small token of our appreciation. Just another reason to use one of my new favorite sets from SU and my new favorite brads! :-) Oh, and the background is actual sandpaper that I found laying around. I'm sure Jay appreciated the token more than the card, but I'm sure his wife Diane appreciated the card ;-)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Baroque Motifs

I hadn't played with this set (Baroque Motifs - SU) for awhile, so I decided to bring it out to play with again...after all, it is one of my favorite sets. Di - can you play with yours again yet? I promise not to tell! :-)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Pet Sympathy Card

A friend of mine had lost her cat and so I wanted to make her a sympathy card. Although I have some sympathy sentiments, I don't have any pets, therefore I don't have any pet sympathy stamp sets. However, my good friend Diane has pets and just happened to have the set that I needed! Thank you Di! Here's what I made, and I made a bunch to have on hand...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thank you for your support! ;-)

I love this card! So fun to make! I originally did one by stamping the bra, but then I got creative with my Silhouette. I took the stamp (it's the ice cream for an ice cream cone from SU) and scanned it with my scanner. Then I imported it into the Silhouette software, autotraced it, and got the outline of the ice cream. Then I made a whole sheet of the ice cream and cut it out with my Silhouette. Now I can make a whole batch of these cards! The straps are made from the candles in the stamp set. The 'jewels' on the bra are just stickers that I punched from glitter sticker paper.

Tools used: Silhouette

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mom's Kitchen Card

My parents recently finished redoing their kitchen - and by redoing, I mean REDOING! Complete renovation! It looks incredible! My poor mom is notorious for burning herself on the oven racks, and just before their kitchen was finished I saw oven guards. How cool is that?! They fit on the outer part of the rack so that you won't burn yourself on the hot metal. The company I bought them at apparently doesn't have them any more, but you can get them at Target here. In any event, my mom loved them, and her card too!

Tools used: Mat pack (from SU) to pierce around the 'window'

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Construction b-day card

We had a surprise 50th birthday party to go to for a friend of ours who's a builder and was recently part of an Extreme Home Makeover episode shot in the next state over. The theme was Bob the Builder - and it probably helped that our friend's name really is Bob!

Tools used: Just Rite Stampers - Happy Birthday to you! insert