Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Feliz Cumpleanos

I have been busy. Extremely busy. Seriously. Busy. I am sure, though, that so many of you out there can say the same thing. Teacher's appreciation that just passed...Kindergarten graduation for my class...end of the year projects for my boys...end of the year projects for teachers...Scrapbooks for all the kids in my class... blah blah blah blah blah... etc... :-)
Now, I have added card making to my list - and after making those few handmade cards - now that is what is expected and my OCD has to live up to that expectation. I'm not complaining...I'm just saying! Hahahahaha!
On to my card -
This card is for my father in law in New York. Of course, I could've sent him a store bought card, but now my husband requests handmade stuff! So this is what I came up with. I didn't like it at first. I know a few ways I could've made it better. Do you all feel that way? It's been sent too late!
Details: The card base is SU Baja Breeze. The DP is SU Muirfield. The stamp is from SU Thoughts and Prayers. I colored the tree with Old Olive and Chocolate Chip SU onto SU Whisper White backed on SU Kiwi Kiss. The Feliz Cumpleanos stamp is SU Felicidades Siempre. The netting is Champange Net you can get from Stamp and Create. The buttons are from my stash.
I am entering this in Our Creative Corner Challenge - Masculine Birthday. Also in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge 112 - Someone Special because my father in law is a pretty special guy!
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Girl

I made this card during the week of this sketch challenge by Cute Card Thursday. I just never got around to cropping and posting it. It just so happens though, that it works perfectly for Stamp and Create's first challenge - Use ribbon. I certainly did. Lacey - the owner of stamp and create - introduced me to the world of stamping. She is awesome and so is her family! Go check out her blog!

This is a very simple card. The card base is PTI Lemon Tart. I used a stamp from The Greeting Farm set Happy Day. It was embossed on watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2Os. I added stickles on the stars on her belt, necklace, and boots. This card was for my friend's daughter's birthday. This is totally an outfit that she would wear! The DP is from DCWV Flower Shower Stack. The brads and ribbon are from my stash.

I added a strip of paper on the top of the inside of the card for a gift card and just put little strips on the bottom. The blurry part is what I had written. I seem to be not very good at taking pics BEFORE I write in them. :-)
Thanks for looking!