This is just the Cutest Box EVER! I used the tutorial at http://www.fabulouslyartsy.blogspot.com/ to make the box. It has 3 compartments in it. I used the middle one for the envelopes. The cards are just 3x3 in size but so fun. I used paper from my stash. The ribbon is Chocolate Chip Taffeta from Stampin' Up! and so is the Corduroy button on the front of the box. This was such a simple and easy project. When I make it next time I would make the cards a little more elaborate. I think this would be a fun class. I might have to see who would be interested!?!?
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I decided that I wanted to share some of the flowers starting to bloom in my garden. These are called Califormia Poppies and totally seed themselves. I actually didn't plant any of these. I have a space that is by my garage, 1 foot x 22 feet and it is covered with these. They are really pretty.
I have 3 pots that I just put some simple Marigolds in. My boys wanted Yellow, Orange and Red flowers and these fit the bill. I love the color combination, makes me think of cardstock colors.
This is a pretty special Poppy. I was just going to take a picture of the flower but that wouldn't show you just how big it is. So instead as I was taking the picture I put my hand next to the flower. Just so you know I do not have small hands, this Poppy is huge. I only have one plant and there are 10 more flowers just like this one getting ready to open.
This is the last flower picture for today. I really love the color of these Iris's. It is a small plant yet it still has many flowers on it. The colors are great. I am hoping to get some stamping done in the next few days to show you. I just started working last week and it is a bit of an adjustment for me.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I used the same layout as the Boy birthday card from yesterday. I find the single cupcake more boyish and this tower of cupcakes more for girls. This card is not super girly by any means but it is bright and fun. I really love this set and I don't even own it. I stamped a bunch of images at a retreat when I borrowed it from a fellow stamper. I need to make a bunch of Birthday card to replenish my stockpile.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Having 2 boys they get invited to a lot of Birthday parties and I have since run out of boy cards. I was just trying to play with a layout and switch it up for a boy or girl. I just started using the Basic Grey more often and I really enjoy how it makes things turn out. I am making a girl version of this card that I will post tomorrow.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
I bought this set - Enjoy every Moment, a long time ago. I really like it but seem not to use it to much. The only thing I changed between the cards were the Felt Flowers and the small sentiment under Enjoy. I used the retired designer paper Hawaii Papaya. This is a great layout and so simple to change it up.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
This card uses the hostess set Darling Dots from the current catty. I have to say that I love to use Black in cards, just a hint of black makes such a difference. This is a fun card that I am sure would brighten someones day. It is very simple but I really like the way it turned out.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I decided that I had many stamp sets that I hadn't used lately. I went on Splitcoast and pulled off some ideas and spent the afternoon making cards. I ended up making 11 cards in total. Here are 2 of them using the Wow Flowers set. I just changed the ribbon and the dimensions where I stamped the flowers. I don't really like these cards very much but still thought I would share. I will post the rest of the cards later this week.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
These are the two cards that I am doing for club this month. The first is a gel card. I love the fish from the Just Beachy set. The designer paper is the Good Morning Sunshine, I thought the dots looked kinda like bubbles. The second card is just plain fun. Last month after club one of the ladies saw this card in my craft room and asked if we could make it. Of course I said yes and I updated it with current colors. It uses the Pick a Petal set. It just goes to show you that you sometimes need to think outside the box.
Monday, May 11, 2009
I had to post these wonderful pictures from my Mothers Day weekend. I took the boys up to Kelowna this weekend to visit some family. We stayed at my Grandmas house who lives just outside Kelowna in Ellison. She backs onto a park that has a stream/river running through it. You can hike all the way up to the waterfall, which is where the first picture was taken. As we walked back the boys wanted to pick some flowers for Great Grandma. We found a field with a ton of the yellow flowers in it. Not sure what kind they are but they are quite pretty.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
This card also uses the Good Friend set. I have been having a hard time using it for the bird. The flower stems are the birds feet upside down. It uses Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss and Summer Sun ink. It is hard to tell in this picture but for the grass I used the scallop edge punch and then cut it to look like blades of grass.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
This is the other thing that I made at my friends last weekend. It is an accordian gift bag and we made 3 cards to coordinate with it. I used the stamp set Great Friend and the paper is Parisian Breeze Specialty. I am planning on giving this one away and making myself another one. Once it is done I will post the pictures for you.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
This page actually has both my boys on it . They are wearing the same little outfit, sitting in the same spot in our house and roughly the same age. Again no journaling done on this page yet.
I really just love the colors and the way I put the pictures on this page. I wish that I maybe had used more embellishments but it is still a fun page.