Friday, January 25, 2013

I spent this morning with my very crafty friend Christine. I haven't had a chance to sit and talk with her in a while, so I really spent most of the time talking as she created. I am not very good at multitasking when talking is involved. I find the same thing happens when I go to crops. I am lucky if I get one page or card done in an eight hour period. It's sad...I know. But I enjoyed spending the time with her, so the creative juices had to be postponed for later in the day.
I needed two birthday cards for a party my daughter is going to tomorrow. I finally got into a groove and  I put a card together. I didn't like it. So I ripped a little of this and a little of that off of the card (mostly bling and the original happy birthday tag) then added the white popped up butterflies, the new tag and the flower. I was pretty happy with the outcome. Then my daughter came home from school and said, "I don't think the girls like butterflies. Can you make something with peace signs?" So looking at the cards that just took a good hour and a half to make plus time to put all of the supplies away, I looked at her and said, "Sure."
This is the card that I originally made:
Butterflies: Amuse studio, embossing folder: Lifestyle crafts, Happy Birthday stamp and dots on butterflies : papertrey ink, blue tye dye cardstock DCWV. (I know that you cannot tell it is tye dye, I can't in real life either)
Off she went to her Basketball game and out came the new supplies. I really did not have any creative juices flowing for peace signs tonight. I searched frantically for inspiration and couldn't find what I needed to get started. At the end, I wasn't crazy about the outcome....but she liked the cards when she saw them and I guess that is all that matters.
This is what I finally came up with:

Peace sign and zigzag die: MFT, tye dye cardstock DCWV, green cardstock: Stampin up, Happy birthday was computer generated, and small peace sign stamp: CTMH
I hope the girls that get the cards like them. And on a positive note, I have two more cards to use for the next two birthdays! Thank you for looking!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Valentine Card for Parents

I have not posted in ages! I have been PURGING my WHOLE  house of all the unnecessary items and organizing it so I can finally sit down to create without looking around at the disasters that creep up from pile of stuff that I have been shifting from one place to another. I still have a way to go, but my main floor and the second floor are done. YEAY! AND all those piles have finally been shifted off to donations.
Today I am posting a simple Valentine card that I made for my parents and my mother-in-law. Along with Purging my home,  I am "planning" to have all of my birthday and mother's day/ father's day cards made by the end of March. That would be about 40 cards. YIKES! but I am  feeling positive. So I will hopefully have many posts coming up in the future.
My card is using memory box Dies, papertrey ink stamp (i love you), a heart from Stampin up, and memory box paper.
A very cool tip that I learned using my die cuts today, is that when you are using a detailed die, put a piece of wax paper between the die and the paper you are cutting and the paper cut comes right out! Very cool!!!!!!! I hope that you like my card.