Thursday, April 9, 2009

A Few More Birthday Cards

Played with one older and two of my new stamp sets from MFT.  Still working on building my birthday collection. 

I love this new Flopsey (Flopsey Flowers).  He's not really set up to be a birthday stamp, but I think he's precious offering up a birthday bouquet.  Papers are Making Memories Sabrina.

I paired the Girls Night Out stamp with a Celebrate stamp from Stampin' Up.  I want to be able to use the card for a birthday card if needed, but thought by using the Celebrate sentiment, I have options.  Paper is DCWV.

Used the ice cream sundae from Here's the Scoop for this last one.  I stamped the scoop of ice cream as a background.  And the pp is Scenic Route Garland.  Yes, it's a Christmas line, but this one in particular reminded me of an old-fashioned ice cream parlor.

Monday, April 6, 2009

A lady at work asked if she could commission me to make some cards for her.  Uh, yeah!  LOL.  The only criteria she seemed to have was the theme.  She wanted cards she could send her friends back home.  So I took some liberties and put together an eclectic collection of cards for her, complete with a clear box with a band around it that matches one of the cards (my favorite one).  I hope she likes them.

This is Gina K's Tree Silhouettes

Sweet little MFT's Tea With Flopsey:

Stampingbella's Billboardabella:

Flopsey again, this time Reading Flopsey:

GKD's Hand-in-Hand by Melanie Muenchinger (my favorite):

Friday, March 6, 2009

MFT Tote-ally Fantastic card in pink and silver

This MFT Toteally Fantastic card was for a co-worker to thank her for a lot of help she's provided lately.  I love the sparkly silver and pink papers (DCWV All Dressed Up and Sweet stacks).  I used colored pencil and OMS to color the image, and brushed Angel Wings Shimmerz over the portion that is supposed to be the window.  Isn't she so glam?  

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A couple birthday Bella cards

I make the birthday cards for my fellow co-worker's birthdays.  I started back in August last year, and am about 3/4 of the way through the birthdays.  So far I have used a Stampingbella on each of them.  If possible, I choose one that best depicts the girl whose birthday it is (we only have one male, and he's "one of the girls" anyway...LOL).  
These two cards were for the most recent birthdays.
For this one, I added Superbella's head (because she reminds me so much of the birthday girl) to Balloonabella's body.  I used a Mojo Madness sketch, and some cool teal and red-orange papers from Martha Stewart.

This one is Savvyshopabella in teal and brown (one of my fave combos).  The birthday girl for this one is a total shopping diva and loves Tiffany's (she's anxiously awaiting an engagement ring).  Thought this was perfect.  Those are Lucky in Love papers from GKD.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

My recent creations

I haven't posted in a while, and haven't gotten to craft as much as I'd like. We've been working on our house remodel, and in addition to being so busy, our house was a wreck and I didn't have much room, especially clean room, to work in. But I have my stuff in it's new space now, and while I didn't get to work on much, I did create a few works over the last six weeks or so.
So I'm posting here to catch up.

This is a card using Melanie Muenchinger's Hand-in-Hand set that I made for my neighbor, whose grandson was recently diagnosed with Children's Leukemia. He has a wonderful family and lots of people praying for his recovery, and is doing well.

This is a Stampingbella birthday card for a lady I work with who also likes to craft.

I made these two altered notebooks for Christmas presents for two ladies I work with. One is definitely the "princess" of the bunch, and the other, the "diva." Used Melanie Muenchinger's Little Tees set on both.

And this is the card I completed tonight...another using Melanie's Hand-in-Hand set. Long story, but my son has once again been kicked out of his daycare. His teacher is amazing, loves my son, (and he adores her), so I made her this card to thank her for all she did for him.

and the inside of the card:

I have one more card, a baby shower one, but need to find the pictures of it. I believe my husband photographed it for me, so it's probably still on his camera. It was, what else, but Melanie's Hand-in-Hand set again!!! I love this set. It is versatile and touching and unique.