Sunday, February 19, 2012

A Few Cards

I am so glad it is Mid-Winter was nice to relax and make some cards today with a couple of my friends.  I was in need of birthday cards, so that was my goal today. 

This first cards is just a simple birthday card.

For this card I used the Simply Charmed cartridge for the Happy Birthday.  I used my Gypsy to delete the faces on the a and the d.  I cut out the image at 3".  I then used my Peachy Keen Everyday Character Face Assortment stamps to add the faces.  The paper I used at the top is from 3 Bugs in a Rug.  I then added the three brads to the bottom.

The next card I think I'll use for when the boys have birthday parties to go to.

To make this card, I used the Create-a-Critter cartridge.  I cut the terrier at 2 1/2".  I cut the hat and present from the same cartridge.  The hat was cut at 2 1/2" and the present was cut at 1 1/2".  I added a bone brad for the collar and then two paw brads for something different.  I think I bought these brads at Michaels.  I added stickles to the hat and the present for a little bling.  The Yappy Birthday stamp is from My Pink Stamper's Even More Punny-licious stamp set.

I think this next card just might be my favorite....the koala is just too cute. I figured I could either use it as a birthday card OR as an everyday "just because" card.

For this card I used the Create-a-Critter cartridge.  I cut the koala at 3".  The background paper I had left over from a banner I made a while ago.  The paper is from Pebbles.  It's their New Arrival line.  I decided to mat it just to change up the look my cards usually have.  The G'day Mate sentiment is from Scrappy Mom's "Amusing Animals" stamp set.

This last card I made over winter break for my grandma.  She LOVES penguins.  I think they're pretty cute, too.

For this card I used the Simply Charmed Cartridge.  I cut the penguins at 3".  The igloo was cut at 1 1/2".  I tore the white paper to give it the look of snow.  The have an "ice" day sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's Winter Punnies stamp set.

I hope everyone is enjoying the long President's Day weekend! 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Don't Go Breakin' My......Elbow and Iowa Hawkeyes Barn Star

What a day!  Yesterday Nathan (my 13 year old) had his first junior high basketball game.  He was really excited about it!  He is also playing on a rec team, but this was his first junior high school sponsored game.  Anyway.....I couldn't go because his game time is still while I'm in school.  So...during his game he decides to go up for a block from behind, misses it and the keeps running with his arm extended in front of him.....and goes full force into the wall behind the basket.  Ouch!  He calls me after the game to tell me that he's hurt and then proceeds to put his coach on the phone.  After a long night of Nathan being in a lot of pain, elevating the arm and icing it, we decided this morning to go to the doctor to have it checked out.  We spent the entire morning at the doctor getting find out that he has fractured his elbow.  Ouch!!!!  From the doctor's office, we were sent to see an orthopedic specialist for a treatment plan.  They decided just to sling it for the next 6 weeks (thank God there is no surgery involved), and to start physical therapy right away.  Happy Valentine's Day to us!  :-)  I am so very thankful that it isn't as bad as it could have been. 

Today I'm posting a project that I actually made this fall before football season started.  I made yet another barn star with an Iowa Hawkeye theme.  I actually LOVE how it turned out.  I did ink the edges of the paper to give it a different look and added ribbon to the top for something different.

I think I had to Google search Iowa Hawkeye Scrapbook paper to find this particular pattern.  I know that Reminisce has a line of Iowa Hawkeye paper, as they are based out of Iowa.  I have used a lot of their papers and love them.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day.....the hubby and I are going to snuggle up on the couch and watch some GLEE.....LOVE that show!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wow!  I can't believe it's Valentine's Day already!  I love having the opportunity to tell people that I care about them....a couple of those people are my two boys, Nathan and Josh.  I just LOVE them!  They are so full of life and make everyday an adventure.

This first card I made for Nathan. 

To make this card:

Squirrel from Create-a-Critter cartridge cut at 3 1/2".
Acorn from Create-a-Critter cartridge cut at 1 3/4".
Nuts About You stamp from My Pink Stamper---Punnylicious
Mini Heart Punch

This next card is for Josh.

I used Create-a-Critter to make this card, as well.

Dinosaur cut at 3 1/2"
Palm Tree cut at 3"
You're Dino-mite! stamp from My Craft Spot---Build a Valentine

I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day filled with love! <3