Sunday, December 9, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
3 years after we met, my best friend moved to Ottawa. She moved across the country from where I was. Despite the distance, we wrote letters, we even travelled to visit each other. Of course over the years distance has an affect on friendship. And while we are not as close as we were when we were 10 and 11 years old, we are still great friends. We have shared our lives.
My friend is turning 40 years old tomorrow. I can't believe it has been 3 decades since I first met her, and she is still the firecracker that she was the day I met her. So for this birthday I knew that I would have to make a pretty special card. I think I did. I think this is one of the best cards I've ever made.
I needed it to be eloquent, sort of fancy, fitting the occassion for such a good friend. I think it fits the bill. I hope that my dear friend appreciates and has the best 40th birthday ever.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The first one is a lima bean wreath that I made for my Grandma for her 93rd birthday
This one is a burlap bubble wreath (idea stolen from some random sole on pinterest) for my front door.
Next up, spooky halloween wreaths
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Except today I actually got off my butt because I had 30 seconds. I had to make a card for my husband's birthday. I left it to the last minute. Today is his birthday. I didn't feel like hauling out stamps and ink and all that jazz so I decided it was all going to be about the paper. When I found that I didn't really have that many coordinating solids with my "masculine" none girly patterned paper, I had to come up with something that would be pretty simple and festive. So here's what I came up with.
It kind of looks like a happy birthday card for a six year old, but that's the best I could do today with the limited time that I had before my 2 psycho crazies invaded my crafty space. My husband will love it no matter what because he always does.
Monday, July 2, 2012
My second attempt I'm not so happy with. The gnome was originally holding a potted plant. I used another TSG stamp set, Make a Wish, and got rid of the plant and added in the cupcake. My stamping and inking wasn't as successful, but still pretty decent. I think I'm not as happy with this one as I don't like the layout or the colours I chose as much as the first.
So off I go to send my online buddy a few pictures. Hopefully she likes either one of these, or its back to the drawing board (which is alright, its gotten the old creative juices flowing a bit)
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Of course, as per usual, I am not even close to being creative enough to come up with these on my own, but I adapted them from things I've seen in magazines, on pinterest and on splitcoast.
I'm kind of off of stampin at this point in time and I'm enjoying just using paper to craft the cards. Who knows how long this will continue. I have a few cards I need to make in the next little while, and I might have to turn back to stamps to make them.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
I had some time recently to sit down and do something other than cleaning my house, thanks to the glorious thing known as spring break daycamps. Both my kids were in them so I got to make a few crafty things. I made two wreaths that have been all over pinterest (my new obsession). The first one I made (and promptly forgot to take a picture of) was one of those balloon wreaths where there are a couple of hundred balloons pinned in. The second one I did was a pom pom wreath full of easter colours. Still hundreds of little things to put on the wreath form, but much easier and faster as a hot glue gun was involved. I think it turned out pretty good.
I'm now slightly obsessed with wreaths, which makes me feel like a 90 year old lady that lives in the country and has chickens all over her kitchen, but they are fun, and I was bored. I'm thinking of making one out of flip flops for the summer.
My daughter had her fourth birthday last week and for her party I had to do some more crafty type stuff. We had a cookie decorating party. Instead of loot bags (which I absolutely hate, its just junk that clutters up my house), I decided to make aprons for each of the girls that were attending the party. I had purchased a lot of Hawaiian print fabric on our last trip to Oahu so I decided to use that. I did each one double sides just for a little variety.
Realize the picture isn't the best and doesn't really show them, but they were a hit with the kids and the moms so at least it was time well spent making them
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
We are going away for three weeks starting on Sunday. We don't arrive home until two days before Valentine's day, which gives me no time at all to sit down and make cards for my husband and my girls. So I have had to get myself in gear and get down to work before we leave. I just ordered a whole load of new stamps from Taylored Expressions and from There She Goes, and just got them in the mail on Friday, so perfect timing.
To start my off I decided to go back to the trusty old Sweet Sunday Sketch for inspiration.
A while ago I had seen a card made with Red and a teal blue and I loved the colour combo, so I decided that was going to be my theme this year for my Valentine's cards. With two girls I have enough pink in my life, so I didn't want to do a bunch of pink Valentine's.
The first card I made was for my youngest daughter who is almost 4 years old. She's into all kinds of crazy things right now, and loves telling me stories about Monsters here and there and everywhere so of course I had to use Taylored Expressions Love Monsters. I kept the monsters in line with my colour theme.
I finished up the card, thought it was fantastic, only to realize that I had put it together and totally forgot one element of the sketch, the little banner. But I didn't have time to fix it, especially since I hadn't realized my mistake until it was too late to take it apart and add the element. So here it is sans one element. I think it turned out really cute, banner or not
The second card I managed to get done was the one for my husband. I've said it before and I'll say it again I have such a hard time making cards for men. I am so girl oriented that I'm always stumped for ideas.
Last summer my oldest daughter had a science themed birthday party and I had totally forgotten about the There She Goes Chemistry stamps I had used for her invites. But luckily found them for this little project and I think it worked out perfectly