Saturday, April 24, 2010

Vintage Chocolate Birthday

Whoohoo! I'm now done with all my cards for May. This little vintage chocolate beauty is for my sister who lives in Boise, Idaho. We share a passion for dark chocolate and when I saw this image on the internet when I was surfing, I knew I had to have her so I could create something special for my sister. This was hard to photograph, especially at night. The color of the image is a bit redder than real life. I may try another photo in the daylight and swap it out if it turns out closer to the real thing.

Anyway, here are the card details:

Paper: Dark chocolate linen from Archiver's, Basic Grey Cappella DP, Kaiser Scrapbook DP (for sentiment), Paper Studio shiny copper

Spellbinder label die, MS border punch, SU sentiment, choc flower accents, trim and ribbon from JoAnn Fabrics, CB embossing folder for papers behind image. This was just my second vintage card and I was quite happy with how it turned out. Hope you enjoy peeking at it.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Daughter-in-Law Birthday Card

This card is for my daughter-in-law, who loves frogs, especially "Kermit the Frog". This isn't exactly "Kermie", but it's the best I could come up with from my stamp selection.

The the frog images come from my Simon Says acrylic frog stamp set. You can find this set at I added some red bow ties to my frogs, just to dress them up a bit and to add a contrasting color. My daughter-in-law is a piano and guitar teacher so I added the musical notes for fun. I used several CB embossing folders to give texture to my background and a number of nesties on my sentiment and to finish off the inside. The black and white dotted background on the inside of the card was made with SU's top note die. The corner accents were done with an EK success punch and finally, I added some black and white dotted ribbon loops on the right side and glossed up the frogs' eyes with a little Diamond Glaze.

Now I'm down to just one more card for my sister and I will have all the May birthdays done. Whoohoo!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Birthday Card for Max

This card is for my precious grandson, Max, who will be 5 on May 2nd. Max is autistic and just the sweetest little boy you'd ever want to know. He's smart as a whip but a bit behind in his language skills. He has really come out of his shell over the last 6 months and we are so happy to see him starting to interact with the other children at school. He seems to have a very special connection with one of the little girls in his class who has downs syndrome.

Back to the card...I always have fun with Max's card each year. I get to use stickers of his beloved Sesame Street characters. I love kids cards with primary colors and these stickers were just made for a card like that. I dug through my papers and found this fun piece that worked out perfect. I just had to figure out a layout so I could use all the characters, then I added the stamped and punched "5" circles and the "Happy Birthday" greeting. At first I wondered if it was a bit too busy, but the more I looked at it the better I liked it. I know that he will take time to examine it very carefully and it will bring a big smile to his face. I had fun with the inside too.

One more card done...two more to go.

Birthday Card for Great Niece

Just a quick post with a card for my great niece, who will be 2 in May. Her grandma tells me that she loves "Wow Wow Wubbzy", so I went searching online for an image to use to make her a Wubbzy card. This was actually the top of a cake image I found, but it worked out nicely. Nothing too fancy here, just the birthday CB embossing folder and the newest SU border punch. For the inside I used some Nesties and a Fiskars punch to finish it off. The sentiment was done on my computer. Along with the card I'll be sending a super soft small Wubbzy blanket that I found at Target online.

I'll be back tomorrow with another card to post for my grandson. Then two more BDay cards and I'll be all set for May.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Mother's Day Card for Mother-In-Law

This is a card we did at at recent SU "Stamp-a-stack" put on by Jen Sannes. I love the colors she chose for this card; pale plum, rich razzleberry and mellow moss. It turned out to be just the perfect card for my Mother-In-Law. I think she's going to love it. We used the new SU Vintage Vogue stamp set. The sentiment is from another new SU set called Well Scripted. I had to order both of these sets when I first saw them. I think they will both be favorites of mine for years to come.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Baby card

Today's card is for my great nephew who is due at the beginning of May. The paper is Baja Breeze from SU. The teddy bear is from a clear acrylic set by Recollections called "Bouncin Baby Boy" and is colored with copics. The sentiment is from Studio G and the cute button brads are from Making Memories. The embossing was done with a CB embossing border from the "Frills" pack of borders.

The inspiration for this card came from a darling card I saw on Amy Sheffer's blog, Amy has the most amazing cards and I always find inspiration there.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Bithday Card for Hubby

Just a quick post of my husband's birthday card today. I totally cased this card from the website. It was created by Debby Yates. That card is no longer on the website and I couldn't find a link to it on Debby's blog, but I put the picture of her original card below my card. Debby is a member of the Simon Says design team. You can check out all of her fabulous cards on her blogspot, They're inspirational.

I had been eying up this Simon Says stamp set for a long time and decided to finally buy it late last year when they had a sale. I usually try to use frog images for my husband's cards as his nickname in High School was "Froggy". He got that name because he was the lead triple, long and high jumper on the high school track team. And yes, I did know him then as we started dating late in our sophomore year of high school. Next year we will be celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary.

Anyway, as you can see, he turned 60 this year and I will follow suit in September.
How we got here so fast is beyond me. Life just happens that way.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mother's Day Card with matching gift card holder

Sorry it's been so long since I posted last. I think I may have my mojo back and just in time. I did manage to get some Easter cards done, but didn't have time to post them. I have two birthdays coming up this weekend, then 4 more in May, Mother's Day and a brand new great nephew on the way. Lots of cards to get done. To top it off, I'm having a hip replaced on April 29th, so I don't have any time to spare.

I will try my best to get all the cards posted.

Back to this card. Here are the details: I had an idea for this card when I found the rose paper at JoAnn Fabrics a month ago. I found the layout in my idea folder from a card that was on Amy Sheffer's blog. I used my brand new MS border punch, which I think is very classy. The circles and scallops are all nestabilities and the flowers are from my stash, as well as the brads. The black background was done with a new CB 5x7 embossing folder. The little flowers behind the brads on the right hand side were embossed with that same folder and then punched with an EK Sucess flower punch. The sentiment is a new SU sentiment. The ribbon is by American Crafts.
Doesn't black and red always make a classy looking card? I know that mom will love this.

Now on to those cards I need to have done by this Sunday. Wish me luck!