Monday, May 9, 2011
I really didn't know what page I was going to make and was going through a stack of baby pictures of my son and found these pictures with my grandmother. The picture on the left was taken the day after we brought Brady home from the hospital and the picture on the right is Brady at 9 months at his first Easter.
Brady calls her "GG" which stands for great-grandmother and I'm so happy that he has gotten to spend so much time with her. She'll be 97 in September and is such an amazing part of our family.
As for the layout itself, the paper is from DCWV and the "Remember When" is a Fiskar's stamp. I used Simply Charmed to cut the hearts at various sizes. The one that is between the pictures is stamped with the phrase "Forever Family" which is actually two stamps combined from My Pink Stamper's friends and family stamp set. The "Happy" on the little scallop sticker is also from the Friends and Family stamp set.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
My hope is to "shower" her with cards every few weeks to help lift her spirits.
This card it actually "Cricut-free." The paper is one of the the 6x6 paper pack from My Mind's Eye's Stella and Rose collection and the felt flowers are from Pebbles. The "Believe" stamp is from My Pink Stamper's Family and Friends set, which you can find on Robyn's blog. It's one of her older sets.
I'm hoping to complete a few more challenges today, but I'm not sure how many I'll get done since today is Mother's Day. I'm going to try for three, but will have to see at the end of the day if that happens.
Happy Mother's Day!
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Right now he is like lots of four years and is into dinosaurs. I love the dinosaurs from Create a Critter and thought it would be cute to add a little party hat on top of his head. I used Robyn's Punnilicious stamp set for the "Dino-mite."
The card itself is made entirely from scraps. My scrap pile has been rapidly growing and I figured now was as good a time as any to start putting a dent in it. I added a little faux stitching on the pie plate and some Glossy Accents on the cherry.
It has been a crazy couple of days with lots going on at work so with today being National Scrapbook Day, it was a great opportunity to work on a bunch of cards and projects.
This is a little cupcake card I put together using paper from Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934 line and my Simply Charmed cartridge. I'm entering it in Robyn's Challenge #1 over at My Pink Stamper.
The "sweet" sentiment at the bottom of the card is actually punched out from one of the Circa 1934 papers. Unfortunately, i don't have a 3/4 inch circle punch, but what I was able to do was use the Center point feature on my expression to cut out each of the letters...so much easier than cutting by hand.
Friday, April 22, 2011
The album is about my recent trip to NYC with my best friend, Kim. Neither of us have been in the city in years. Honestly, you'd think we lived half way across the country instead of just a few hours away, but I hadn't been to NYC since I was pregnant with my son and he'll be 12 in July! Yes, I know shame on me, but we had such a great time, I know we'll be back soon.
This is us at the Top of the Rock and that's the Empire State Building in the background. It was a cold day, but there wasn't a cloud in the sky and you could see the entire city.
See my little cupcake tag? I originally made this because on our way home from NYC, we stopped in Hoboken to visit....
Buddy, the Cake Boss! Unfortunately, this is as as close as we got because the line to get inside was more than two blocks long!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy!
Monday, April 18, 2011
"Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail...."
This bunny from the Simply Charmed cart is just adorable. I'll admit, the little paw prints are a pain in the you know where, (You've been warned) but the overall look makes up for it. :) I made this card for my nephew, Kail.
The patterned paper is from DCWV's Nana's Kids mat pack that I got last summer. Because I don't own a Gypsy, I had to cut the paw prints and face two separate times...one on the pink paper for the paw prints and then again in an ivory piece of scrap paper for the face because I wanted to use my Peachy Keen Wide Eyed Kids stamps. I thought this would help it look like a little boy dressed in a bunny costume.
I inked around his face a little with some Distress ink to give the face some shadow. I also inked around the carrot to help it stand out a little. The "Some Bunny Loves You" was printed on the computer and then I notched the edges so it would look like a banner.
Now I just need to get this in the mail and hope it gets to Kansas by Saturday!