Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine's Day 2010

What a crazy week this has been.  I only worked four out of five days due to the wild and woolly ride on the Snow-Coaster that we've been on around here.  I did use some of the time to produce about half of the Valentine's Day card needed.  I took my son to Target in between storms to pick-up a few things and I asked him if he wanted to pick out some Valentine's for his class.  He said no, he would rather have my home-made cards 'cause they were better and that he would help make them.

Here is what "we" came up with.  I put we in quotes because he mostly acted as a design consultant and occasionally punched something out.

This was made using some spiffy V-Day themed paper by K & Company.  The large robot is a digistamp from My Favorite Things.  I colored with my Copics and embellished with a silver heart brad.

This next one was made using the Sock Monkey from SU with some scraps left over from some unknown DP pad of paper.  The heart balloons are brads I had and I simply drew strings on.

This one uses an image from one of SU's "punnier" sets.  I think there is something warped with my sense of humor because I love puns.  It is a pretty basic card.  The heart punch was on clearance at Michael's.  It is a Martha Stewart product.  The flower been embellished with a crystal sticker.  The background is embossed with hearts using a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

I have more to post but will probably wait until Sunday night to do so.  We have a busy weekend ahead of us.

Monday, February 8, 2010


My son has a birthday party to attend this Sunday.  While I will probably come up with something more masculine this one I made with a DeNami stamp and bright colors.  The background is embossed using the Happy Birthday folder and the Swiss Dots can be found on the red mat.  I used a Sizzix die for the yellow piece...Top Note cut in half.  With another 12-24 inches of snow forecast for tomorrow night into Wednesday chances are I'll have some more crating time on my hands.  It is a good thing...I'd rather be safe at home when it counts but I will be whining in June when I am still in school long after everyone else.

Save the Date Cards

A dear friend who I've had the privilege to watch grow up is getting married in the fall of 2011.  She wants to send out "Save the Date" cards.  She bought one of the invitation kits from Michaels/ACMoore and after looking at it I was pretty sure I could make something that would be in the same color scheme (black and white with a damask pattern).  She is thinking of having burgundy/maroon bridesmaid dresses so I wanted to tie that in, too.  Overall, the card is pretty conveys what it needs to and would lend itself to mass production.  The other card I've posted is a B&W birthday card I made at one of my friend Marge's workshops.  I like it a lot and while not complicated it does have several more steps than the other.  With a few changes it could easily be pressed into duty as well.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Snowy Creativity

Here is a page I put together highlighting some fall fun my son had in the leaves.  I am using my stash of stuff slowly but surely, including the sticker sheet that forms the majority of the page.  I added some brads that covered up the pictures of brads used in on the sticker sheet and matting and am pretty pleased with the outcome.  The title was cut with my Cricut Expression--Stretch Your Imagination.  I started the page Friday night and finished it up the next day.  Philadelphia and the surrounding area got whollopped with the second biggest snow storm ever.  Around here we got about 26 inches...we are expecting more Tuesday into Wednesday.  No work for me tomorrow...snow day!  Will enjoy the chance to get in some extra craft time.  Will be interesting to see if my son's school calls the day, too.