Monday, May 31, 2010

Footloose and Fancy, Foil Cards

I hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend.
Despite our local, terrible non-picnic weather, an extra no-school day and a persistent cough, I was able to not only get most of my crafting items reorganized, sorted and repositioned, but I was able to get 3 cards completed and photographed and now, posted on the blog (phew, that was a long sentence!) This card has a very subtle foil finish in white flowers-on-white paper. I used a metallic red paper for both the mat paper and the frame.

Card 2 has silver foil flowers and a contrasting yellow paper. I actually tore the paper for dimension! And this card has turquoise foil ferns on a white background. I used a silver finish paper to punch out labels and made a border with the layered labels. Adhesive gems were added to the label tips.
So, regardless of the state of our
weedscaping landscaping, I still feel like I was able to get a few things done this weekend.
Enjoy, and can you believe it's JUNE???!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Star Wars!

I made my nephew a birthday count-down calendar in a Star Wars theme. I took 2 photos of it. You can see the other photo here, and check out the Darth Vader video I posted. I have 3 more calendars to make this year and then I think I'll take a break.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Dancing Robot's the last card. I had a lotta fun making this one.

I made a card with similar paper (same paper line) a while back. I had all this paper I hadn't used so I thought I make another really cute little kid -or someone who really is into retro toys- card.


Monkey Business

My, oh, my. Busy day celebrating my *ahem* 36th (again) birthday with my boys. They treat me so well!

So, I'll get better photos tomorrow. Off to dinner with the men....


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Youthful cards

I was able to get two cards completed but I'll wait until tomorrow to drag out the photo equipment and get the 2 cards photographed in better light. Here is one card I took photos tonight on my craft table, and it''l do until tomorrow.

I don't know what the underlying theme with this card is...but loved the piggy and had to give him a crown.


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Good Golly!

I spent most of the weekend outside enjoying our wonderful weather. I have a list of things to-do longer than my leg, but I didn't get much done. I was able to garden some and read in the shade of the umbrella- very relaxing. At night, I spent some time crafting and made this Birthday Countdown Calendar for my favorite little lady, Miss Jolly Molly.
I make these for all the little dudes and dudesses in my life. See this post on how they work.

It's very pink and glittery.
She likes pink, so that's o.k. I hope she likes gold glitter.
Happy Birthday, Miss Molly!

I'm linking this to:
The Trendy Treehouse

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Here is card 3...
It is missing one little part, the sentiment strip that I want to wrap around the striped band, but the new printer Mr Dude got for my Mother's day present isn't being seen on the network, so I can't send print jobs. But card 3 still looks nice.

And to follow-up in this post, I'll include card 1 and 2:

Glitter Card #2

This is card # 2 in the glitter card class.

I layered 3 flowers and added some strands of spun glittery plastic (made by Little Black Dress Designs) and a gemstone. The background paper has glitter spots all over. The labels don't, so a message should be easy to write or stamp. Even the ribbon has glitter dots! I'm trying to stick to the theme. :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

My First Trash 2 Treasure

I've been inspired by a few blogs to not only try to revamp an old and nearly unusable piece of furniture and turn it into a gorgeous piece of stunning furniture, but to also try to find a piece of furniture in need of this make-over for free (or nearly free.)

Look what I found at the side of the road:

Now, some may say "go put that nasty piece of garbage back and wash your hands, quick!"

but I see... dead furniture something. I don't want to give it away, but I really think I can do something kickin' awesome with it! I hope to have it completed Memorial Day Weekend, but don't hold me to that date. It really depends on how much rain we get this month so I can get this project sanded and painted outside.

I'm linking this to:
Blue Cricket Design

A little birdie....

Here is card one in the "Color me Glittered" class.
The bird, wing and branch are punched from a Stampin' Up punch. I lifted the wing to add dimension and added foam under the sentiment banner which reads "Sending Happy Thoughts" You can't really see the glitter paper, but both the frame, wing and flower paper is covered in glitter.
Loving this one....