Sunday, January 31, 2010

Valentine's Day Cards

Wow....I thought I'd be posting these last week but the last few days have gone by without crafting time to spare. I was waiting to make the last card, the one with the flower and blue mixed in. I must say, I'm delighted with the way it turned out. Now, that is in comparison to the other two cards which are really quite simple; a purposeful thing, as I am teaching an abbreviated class at my church and wasn't really sure what the experience people would have, so I made those two cards easy for all levels to assemble.

I used primarily Quick Quotes paper on all 3 cards as well as a die-cut sheet for the shapes and sentiments. The approach to these cards was different for me, as I usually grab my sketches and find paper that appeals to me or the theme, but I had the paper and the die-cut sheets provided and tried to design around them. Not my favorite process, but I like a challenge!

So, enjoy your week and I hope the weather is behaving...where ever you may be.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Beneath My Heart- a give away!

One of the blogs I follow- Beneath My Heart - is having a super give-away of fun stamped jewelry. Take a peek at the items Amanda has at Queen Bee Design and don't forget to read Traci's blog and enter her give away. If you have a few minutes to read her older posts, I think you'll enjoy them.

Photos for Valentine's Day cards tomorrow...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

New Crafting Ideas

Hello! I have been busy with all sorts of non-crafting things, like little boys and illness but that's not fun to put in the blog and the photos aren't as nice!

Here is the next craft I'm going to start:

And I love the Etsy seller's name, too! Puking Pastilles! Are you a Harry Potter fan? I am one of the most enamored fans! I listen to Harry Potter on my Ipod over and over when I'm a craftin'...except book 3. That one just didn't translate well into the "listening library".

I actually have the next class completed, I just haven't had an opportunity to photograph the cards. Enjoy your week!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Birthday Count-down Calendar

Next week my middle monkey turns 6. 6!!!

So I made him a cute little Birthday Count-down calendar, sort-of a mini advent calendar 6 days before his birthday. Today he had a slip of paper that said "Choose either the box or the envelope". He chose the box, and inside the shoe box on the kitchen table was another slip of paper that said "You need to choose the envelope". Inside the envelope was the movie Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Tomorrow he gets some gum. Kind of a let-down from today, but he's been home with a stomach bug, so he needed the movie today and not next week. Typically, we will put a chocolate or a few quarters or a little gift inside. I might need to make myself one of these in May...

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

3-D cards on January 26th

These two gorgeous cards are the TWO we'll make in the 3-D class held January 26th. The tri-fold (shown in this earlier post) is a time consuming card to assemble, but very much worth it. This other card is a "wiper" card and when you pull the ends the paper sandwiched in the middle pops up like a windshield wiper. This photo shows the card in "mid-pull". I put a flower on mine, of course! 16 kits/spots available

Friday, January 1, 2010

First Post of the New Year

Happy 2010! Hopefully you had some wonderfully things to reminisce about and you celebrated safely.
I lost the winning bid for "mother of the year, 2009" when I refused to let the boys stay up until midnight. Heavy sigh. As it was, they were out by 11:00 and didn't stir when the house was shaking from crazy-neighbors lighting off the illegal fireworks. Luckily, those fireworks are fairly expensive and the entire neighborhood quieted by 12:15.

One of the best presents I received this year was a photo light-cube from Mr. Dude. It allows me to take much better light diffused photos of my creations and I am ever so pleased with the quality.
And in addition to his thoughtfulness, he is undeniably awesome because he took the boys out today and I was able to create this lovely card. It will be the main card for my first class in January- 3-D Cards. Here are the two cropped photos and the one in-process, so you can see how it looks in the photo cube.
Hope you're enjoying time with friends and family.

Enjoy the weekend and please leave a comment!