Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Chickens!

This evening I had to quickly (hahaha) make a birthday card to get in the mail tomorrow morning...or else it would be late. I do have a reputation for sending cards late, but I am trying to change that! So this card is not very complicated...except for the fold. I had to experiment with that for a while to get it to come out right and still fit in the envelope!

The chicken stamps are Bildmalarna called "3 hen", the HAPPY BIRTHDAY is Storybook Alphabet from Stampendous Inc., the sentiment inside is a stamp from Stampabilities. The paper I used is, once again, from DCWV "Indian Summer/Fall Stack and some textured card stock I have oodles of...I love it! And of course the little Twinkle Jewels are from StampingScrapping.
I wanted to do more but ran out of time! Sometimes simple is better anyway, right?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

1 Birthday Card...changed! Improved?

Yes, after looking at this card on my blog I decided the stamped image was too I colored it! Now, tell me what you think.

And thanks!

2 Birthday Cards Done!!

Today is the birthdate of 2 of my children...and they are NOT twins! They were born 2 years apart. Linzy (28) still teases her "little brother" John (26) that he so rudely interupted her birthday party.

Linz is quite the "outdoorsie" girl, loves leaves, flowers, trees, etc. so I had to include her favorite: oak leaves. John is an excellent fisherman so the lighthouse seemed appropriate.
For Linzy's card I used DCWV "Indian Summer" paper, Twinkle Jewels (from StampingScrapping), the leaf stamps are Hero Arts & Stampin' Up! and the design I "borrowed" from Jan Hunnicutt on someone elses site (hers?) THANKS! The Happy Birthday sentiment is Stampabilities.

Note: on the inside of this card I purposely did not center the sentiment because my husband
and I like to write personal notes to our adult children
and let them know how proud we are of them, or offer
encouragement...whatever. So I like to leave a little extra room if possible.

For John's card I used card stock from my stash, a stamp that I bought recently at the Big Sable Pt. lighthouse (while we were camping at Ludington St. Park),
a shortened version of a tag stamp from Cindy E. and her Twinkle Jewels.
Oh, and the folded-frame idea I also got from seeing it on someone elses THANKS again! I really appreciate all you artistic people sharing your ideas AND techniques!

You would not believe how long these 2 cards took me!
I had several other versions that never reached completion but these I'm happy with and just hope my kids like them too!

Please let me know what you think of them and any suggestions you have for improvement I would truly appreciate!

WAIT! Before commenting, see above! (my next post) I changed something.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Birthdays! Birthdays! So many birthdays!!!

Yikes! I need to get busy! In the next 11 days there are 5 birthdays that I need special cards for. Its a good thing I'm doing that Blog Hop that StampingScrapping is sponsoring...I am stocking up on creative many things I want to try! So...real soon I will have several cards posted on my blog. At least that is the plan. We shall see!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

House Mouse Get Well Soon

Here is my very first post of a card I made AND it is the very first time I am submitting a card to a "challege"...I'm entering it in the House Mouse sketch challenge! It is a Get Well card for my sister who had knee surgery. I did put the ribbon (pink w/diamond design) on vertically instead of horizontally...hope that still meets the requirements! The stamp is "Contented Mudpie" which I got from StampingScrapping (Cindy), on it I used colored pencils (Copics are still on the "wish list"!) ; the 2-layered cut-outs are Nestabilities, Labels four; the main paper is from DCWV, the rest is from my stash of scraps; the sentiment stamp is from Stampabilities and I double stamped it to get the color I wanted; the punched edge was done with a Martha Stewart punch. The felt flower I got at but don't know what brand.
Please leave comments! Even suggestions!

Well, Stephanie suggested I enter my card at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central too, for the "Anything Goes" I guess I will! Thanks, Stephanie.