Monday, November 23, 2009

100th Birthday Card

Hello!! I was recently asked by my mom to make a special birthday card for a man that is going to be 100 years old. Wow, that is amazing isn't it. I gladly accepted the chance to do this. Of course, I hope he really likes it.

For some reason I wanted to make this card look like a bakery. I started off with figuring out my window, except I did not put it onto my card front yet. I then created my brick wall. I added chocolate chip classic ink with a stamping sponge to the bricks and also on the really rust base card. Someone recently shared a new technique on how to make bricks. It is easy to do, but it does take a little bit of time. At the bottom of the card I used sahara sand and sponged on chocolate chip to it to make it look somewhat like a sidewalk. I wanted a place to set my pot with the balloons in it. I thought the two tags and the window punch would make a very nice window sill.

Everything I used was Stampin' Up! products, except for the numbers on the balloons. To make those I used a stencil that I have had for a really long time.

If you have any questions about this card, please feel free to ask me. I am pleased with the end result. I hope the person I made this for will be just as happy as I am.

If you have a minute while you are looking, I would love it if you would leave a comment.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Match Box Die Turkey

I wanted to get this posted really fast. I have seen other turkeys made and this may be the same or similar to what someone else has come up with. If yours is like it, let me know and I will give you credit.

This is very easy to make and turns out soooo cute! I made this for the big sister of Joel. Since I was giving his parents a keepsake for Joel, I thought I should make something for her. She is still little also.

All of the supplies are Stampin' Up! except for the eyes. After I was done, I realized I could have used brads for the eyes.

These are the supplies I used to make this project.

Stamps: none; Ink pads: close to cocoa; Cardstock: chocolate chip, creamy caramel, ruby red, pumpkin pie, summer sun, and old olive; Tools: big shot, matchbox die, circles #2, scallop circle punch, and 1 3/8" circle punch; Accessories: 1/2" pumpkin pie striped grosgrain ribbon.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ohio State Tri Shutter Card

I am so glad I finally have something new made up to put on here. My daughter's fiance's brother and sister-in-law just had a baby. I wanted to make them a tri-shutter card similar to the one I had made for my daughter's baby when he was born. This couple loves Ohio State. I don't have anything Ohio State in this except for the colors I used. I hope they will like it when they get it.
I wanted to let you see more than one view of this. One is if you stretch it out and the other is when you are starting to close it.

The hardest part of making this was deciding how I was going to fit "Thomas" in. I didn't like it when I had the letter on the very front. That is why the h, o, and m are bunched up together.
Here are the items I used to make this project. All supplies are Stampin' Up!
Stamp sets: defining alphabet and cute and cuddly
Cardstock: real red, going gray, whisper white, and basic black
Ink: real red, basic gray, going gray, and staz on black
Tools: paper piercing tool, big shot, scallop circles #2, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" inch circle punches, 1/16 hole punch, large star and small star punches, and ticket corner punch
Accessories: silver brads, and bold brights real red brads
Well, now that I have shared with you I hope you will take the time to try to make a tri-shutter card yourself. You can do tons of things with them. Also please leave me a comment. You know I love it when you do.
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Christmas Jingle 60 Card Class

Hello everyone, once again. I decided I really needed to get something new on my blog. I took part of my simply scrappin' kit supplies with me to Wyoming. I wanted to start making some of the cards for my upcoming 60 Christmas card class. I have a few of them done, although I may end up adding more stickers to some of them. I don't like a lot of plain simple cards anymore. For some reason, they just don't look finished to me. Some of you may disagree, but that is what I think. Right or wrong.

These cards are made from one simply scrappin' kit. If you love to work with stickers, this is a great class for you. These cards are decorated with the stickers that come with the kit.

I hope all of you have been doing well. If you would, please take a minute to tell me what you think of the cards I do have done. I told you what I think about them. Thanks so much for your input.
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Monday, November 2, 2009

Beautiful Candle

I just found out about a lady, Monica, that has come up with a very beautiful way to decorate candles. You can view her blog by clicking here. She also has a planner that you can purchase. I hope you will take the time to look at her site.

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Where have I been?

It has been a while, once again, since I have posted anything new. I thought I would let you see in on a little bit of my life. I have told you in the past that I now have a grandson. Well, my husband and I had the privilege of being able to go out and see him for the very first time. Here are a few of the pictures I took while we were in Wyoming.

We had a very nice visit with my daughter, son-in-law, and their son. We ended up staying a day longer than anticipated, due to the weather. They were supposed to get up to 25" of snow. I do not believe we got that much, but it did make roads bad enough for us to have to wait one extra day to catch our flight to go home.

This is my daughter, son-in-law, and grandson.

Check out that smile! He has been smiling since about 2 months old, I believe.
Grandma is holding him! What a sweetie! I love babies!!
I was working on some cards while I was out there. I need to get some of them finished up. I will post them very soon. Please keep watching and following my blog.
Thanks for looking, my blog friends.
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