Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Here's what's inside the bags- our annual Holiday Planners. I got the RSVP pens and put matching paper inside, then glued the pen tops on the fronts with Crystal Effects. These planners were a $4.00 bargain mid-July at a Hallmark store.
Ah, yes... what the girls are really looking for, of course, is the stash in the chocolate bar wrapper- ha! Black Friday is one of the most fun days of the year for me!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Now, the mom is over 80 years old, and I'm not telling how old I am (but she was way young when she had me, ha!). When I see pictures of her, I am thankful I came from some youthful looking genes!
I also think it is funny that we cut our own hair, and it looks so 'good' in this photo! Actually, she cuts her own, and Craig cuts mine...
So, at Stitches, there was a vendor selling fingernail paint to put decorations on buttons. Yes, indeedy, I can find card making supplies anywhere I go! They had a set in pastels, too!!
Here's another one, girly this time.
Papertrey's Bitty Baby Blessings stamp, Pretty Pastels paper, Pink Shimmer cardstock, Guidelines paper and the scalloped oval cut from Plum Pudding.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I wanted to make a clear card, like Nichole did in her video here.
I started with PTI's clear card stock, and cut and folded as per Nichole's instructions. Rather than stamp and color, I wanted to see through the card, so I used a large rub-on directly onto the front of the card. Since there is no glue to see from the back, I didn't need to put a layer on the inside.
You can exit now, or read my little story that follows~
Next I took a piece of Stamper's Select white cut just a bit larger than the front image, and put a matching rub-on rose on the bottom left corner. I put Tombow on the back, and stuck it to the inside. Next I put the Happy Birthday rub-on directly under the big rose, so you can't see the sentiment from the outside. Of course, now there was glue to be seen from the back, so just like Nichole, I put a layer of Berry Sorbet on the very back, and it forms a mat for the front as well.
All of my grandchildren are very, very, intelligent, and by golly, they can be pretty smart, too! Every once in a while I can be startled by how smart they are- like yesterday, for instance.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
First up: Oh Thank Heaven for Little Boys. Single sided- double sigh.
Tried to go quick and easy; this is a card I have done before. I love the little train from SU- put a score line about one inch up from the bottom of the card and you have a 'ground' for the train. The sentiment is from PTI's Baby Button Bits. The ribbon made a nice big bow, but I lost some of the sentiment because i was too cheap to move it more to the left- I would have lost a lot of the ribbon when I trimmed up the bow. I know, I know, the goal was to get rid of it- but still, I couldn't bring myself to cut so much off!
The second card is another quick and easy. Hard to tell, maybe, but the blue Nesty oval under the image is PTI's new Blueberry Sky- it just happened to match the ribbon! Used Copics on the Lockhart image. Tied the ribbon into a knot because I could see the end coming, but I didn't want to waste too much!
Last up- just wrap the ribbon around some card stock and call it done!! Lol, I let the ribbon be the sentiment, and gosh, no stamping here!! That is a MS punch, and the darker blue is Enchanted Evening. My MS punches don't all work on PTI paper, but this one did ok since it is a bigger image punch, I think. The white carriage is a big plastic one I got from the dollar store (like a hundred of them for a dollar, lol, guess that should be my next challenge to self!!