Thursday, July 7, 2011

My Poor Popsy...

My poor father isn't getting any younger, yet, between the two of us girls, he's moving someone at least every year (and he thought that would end when we moved out of the dorms... ha!).  I just moved two weeks ago, and wanted him to know that I appreciated all of his hard work.  I made him this card and stuck a Lowes gift card in it.

I drew my inspiration from the Mojo Monday sketch for this week.

All paper is from my scraps
Jolee's Boutique dimensional stickers "Moving"
EK Success border punch
Stampabilities stamp
Staz On Jet Black ink

Birthday Card

I am virus free, have an internet connection, and a newly organized craft room!  I'm ready to rock and roll on some projects!

I made this card for my cousin's 6th birthday.  My parents hosted a surprise party for him 2 days before his actual birthday.  Mind you, this is a 6-year-old going on 30.  He walked in, ran straight to his mom and said, "But Amy [he calls his parents by their first names], it's not my birthday yet."  After she explained that we did it early to surprise him, he said, "Did you just use grandma to distract me?"  I'm telling ya, my 2nd graders don't use that vocabulary at the end of the school year!

Echo Park Rockstar and Awesome Dots paper and Bazzill solid cardstock
Birthday Bash cartridge; octopus cut at 4 in. and tag cut at 2 in.
The Ribbon Boutique ribbon
Martha Stewart punch and corner rounder punch
The Paper Studio red brad
Black Diamon, Diamond, Midnight and Lime Green Stickles

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

All Virus-ed Out

I was all prepared to make another post, but... my computer came down with a nasty virus.  It took her two weeks to recover!  Yuck! 

Then, last weekend I moved into a new apartment (much nicer - I'm moving up in the world!) and won't have internet hooked up until Thursday.  Just a few more days away!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Welcome Baby

Two days in a row?  What?!  Welcome to summer vacation!

My good friend had a baby girl on Tuesday!  I made this Mojo Monday-inspired card for her!

Paper:  Colorbok and scraps
Baby carriage:  Simply Charmed (cut at 1 3/4 in.)
Scalloped circle:  Sweet Treats Flower5 shadow (cut at 2 in.)
Ribbon:  The Paper Studio Ribbon Trends
Stamp:  My Pink Stamper Everyday Life
Ink:  Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip

The paper strips are 1 in. by 4 in..  I used a 1 in. circle punch for the scalloped border (I cut out circles and layered them underneath the ribbon.)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

My Summer Resolution

This school year was so busy and stressful, with grad work piled on top of my grading and lesson plans.  I'm ready for a refreshing, craft-filled summer!

I participated in my first online challenge!  This color challenge comes from My Pink Stamper.  The challenge was to use orange, green, and turquoise.  I made this card as a thank you for a student who gave me a gift at the end of the year.

Cartridge:  Paisley (cut at 4 inches)
Paper:  Colorbok
Ribbon:  The Ribbon Boutique
Stamp:  My Pink Stamper Everyday Life
Ink:  Staz On Pumpkin
Orange Peel Stickles

PS - My next summer project?  Figuring out why my camera is taking fuzzy pictures!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Easter

I've been working on Easter cards for my family!  I settled on one design with different background patterns. 

Bunny: Doodlecharms cartridge (cut at 3 3/4 in.)
Tag:  Winter Frolic cartridge (cut at 2 1/2 in.)
Patterned papers:  top & bottom- The Paper Studio; middle- Poteeka Souffle stack
Solid papers:  Hobby Lobby and scraps
Ribbon:  The Ribbon Boutique
Staz On Jet Black ink; stamp from Hobby Lobby
Brads:  The Paper Studio
Tropical Tangerine Stickles

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thank You card

I had a couple of thoughtful students give me gifts last week, so I made this super quick and simple thank-you card for them.

Cricut cartridge:  Locker Talk
(scissors cut at 3 inches; glue bottle cut at 2 3/4 inches)
Embossing folder:  Sizzix
Stamp:  Stampin' Up Greetings 4 U
Ink:  StazOn Royal Purple
Ribbon:  The Ribbon Boutique
Paper:  Colorbok and scraps
Edge punch:  Martha Stewart