Thursday, October 21, 2010

Another Day, Another Birthday

Its a miracle, I've now posted something a few days in the row. The world must be coming to an end ha ha.

It appears that birthday season at school has started. I hope to heck that my kid does not get invited to every other kids birthday party, that she knows from school. First I don't want to go to 15 birthday parties, and I certainly don't want to buy presents for them all. But making cards, sure I'll do that.

She has a birthday party this afternoon for a little boy in her class. Now being the Mom of girls it is actually really difficult for me to come up with cards for little boys. I have very few non feminine stamps in my craft drawers, and I'm used to all things pink.

So I went hunting, and I found my very seldom used SU Wagon Full of Fun stamp set and went from there. I decided to make a wagon full of cupcakes. Pretty straight forward. The cupcakes ended up looking kind of weird in the middle the way they are stacked up but I still think it looks pretty cool. My daughter helped me pick out the colours for the cupcakes, and gave me the brilliant idea of using buttons for the wheels (ahhhh what a good little crafter)

I know the kid will not really give a crap that he's getting a homemade card, that took a lot of thought and actually a lot of work (cutting out nine little cupcakes was a bit of a pain), but it gave me something to do to get my creative juices flowing.
Paper: American Crafts; Backyard Drip
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip
Stamps: SU Bitty Basics, SU Wagon Full of Fun

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Happy Happy Birthday

We have the best babysitters in the world. We were lucky when we moved into our house. We moved in to a house that was next door to a house that had three teenage girls living in it. All of them have babysat for us for the past four years. They have all been awesome and my kids love them to death. Unfortunately we are on the last one and she is almost ready to go off to University. I don't know what the heck we are going to do when that happens.

Anyway it was our sitters birthday two weekends ago. My kids and I made her this little card, just to say thanks for being such a great kid. I wanted to do something bright and fun because that is what our babysitter is.

The kids picked out the pink cardstock, the ribbon and picked out the ink and buttons that we used for the flowers. They helped me stamp the flowers and glue the buttons on. The rest was up to me :)

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. If I could have changed one thing I would have maybe added a couple of more flowers and made the sentiment a little bigger, but otherwise I think it did the job

Monday, October 18, 2010

Going to the Chapel.....

This weekend we are going to a wedding. I really don't know much about the couple that is getting married. I haven't seen either of them in about a year, I have no idea when the last time my husband saw the bride was (they are friends from MBA school).

So trying to personalize a card for their upcoming nuptials was a bit hard. The only thing I really had to go on was their wedding invitation. So I went with that. The invitation was Black and Green and had swirlies on it

I always try to make these beautiful wedding cards whenever we go to a wedding, and they never really turn out as well as I expect them to. So this time I decided to go with a bit of whimsy and kitch and I went with hearts. In June I made a card for my husband for father's day that looked like a suit (I can't remember if I blogged about it). So I decided I'd make one heart the groom and one the bride. I could have done a way better job ont he groom heart, I could have made the tux look better by making it with lapels, but I only had about 1/2 an hour to pull this baby together, so I went simple. I also had different paper to use for the bride heart, but it just didn't pop enough so I went with sparkly instead.

I think it turned out alright. Its not my favourite card I've ever made, but hey at least its something.

Paper: Bazill Basics Bank Roll
Ink: SU Certainly Celery
Stamps: Baroque Motif