Monday, August 31, 2009

Happy Birthday to myself!

Today is my birthday (age will remain unmentioned) and when I got up this morning, there was HAPPY BIRTHDAY written in marker on a piece of used printer paper sitting on my computer. Next to it was a Hostess cupcake with a little umbrella stuck in it-LOL! Guess the hubby forgot to buy me a card. So I made my own! I've had this image for years, along with some glass micro beads. I decorated the red rose with the beads, and used mini pearls on the wrist. The background was embossed and punched. I popped up the Jasmine corners and the heat embossed sentiment. Really hard to get a nice picture of this with all the dimension and shine. Anyhow, I think I made myself a decent card and thought of having the hubby sign it for me. But my chemo buddy has a birthday soon too, so I'm going to pass this on to her. It'll go nicely with the Jim Shore angel I bought her. Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

3D kitten & roses

This adorable image is from a 3D sheet I printed up and cut out. I love the contrast of the pink roses against the white kitty and I didn't want to take away from that, so decided to go with white on white. I added some stickles to the roses--really made them pop! The scalloped ovals are cuts from Storybook, and the flower and flourish in the corner are cuts from Home Accents. Of course I had to emboss with Swiss Dots--doesn't it look so sweet with the image? Added a few pearls just in case it still wasn't girly looking enough yet--LOL! Sure hope my chemo buddy is a girly-girl or I'm in trouble otherwise! The inside says, "Wishing you a purrrfectly nice day!" Wishing you all one too. Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Peachy Keen BIG HUGS

Here's another cute Peachy Keen stamp. It looks like it's more for spring, but this little feathered friend is too adorable to not use year-round. This is a pretty simple layout so I colored a bunch of these at once so I'd have extras on hand for Cricut Card Fairies (which I'm embarrassingly behind on). Added some primas and it's set to go out to my Chemo Buddy. I think this will make her smile. (((BIG HUGS))) to all my blog buddies too. You're what makes me smile! Thanks for taking a peek!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Pink, blingy birthday

Yaaaah, I finally had a chance to make something and post it! We've been so busy with vacations and stuff, I'm really missing my scrap room! So here's a card for my daughter who just moved back overseas for her hubby's hockey season. Her birthday is tomorrow and she loves pink and brown and BLING. The papers are Smitten by K&Co, and they are the ultimate girly papers! All pink and heart, and swirls, and flowers and glitter--totally yummy! I also used some hot pink mica paper that has sparkly specks in it. Anyhow, I used this girl image from A Child's Year cartridge cut at 2 1/2", then shadowed. That's on layers of nestabilities cuts. This card is heavy--12 layers thick from the card stock base to the pink girl! The pretty flower is also from K&Co and has been sitting around for the past year--isn't it just a perfect match? I used paper scraps for the inside and used A child's year for the grass/flower cut as well. What a cool effect looking like a silhouette against the rising heart "sun". Love these papers--did I already say that? The little wheel barrow and flowers were cut from Walk In My Garden. Now I have to email this card to my daughter (well, after I sign it) since I don't have an address for her, so I hope she sees the love I made it with. And now I have to finish packing to take some grandkids camping for a few days. Thanks for taking a peek!