September 20, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Well, this card is still at home on my dining room table waiting to be mailed. Love you Mom! My Mom's birthday was last month (the end of the month, so not TOO bad, huh?) and this is the card I made for her. The main image is stamped and then covered with mulberry paper that is mod podged on it. It's a beautiful effect and turns out to have the effect of a piece of art work. I got this idea from another stamp company's blog (I believe it was Flourishes blog), and I fell in love immediately. I'll get this card mailed eventually. Too pretty to just sit there waiting for the mail. :D

Adorable backpack

this was a very fun little project I found at Splitcoast stampers tutorials page. A word of advice, though, it's a bit tricky so read and FOLLOW ALL instructions before you get started. I tried to cut some corners and work ahead and ended up starting over. Well, this was a back to school gift for my preschooler's teacher. It was filled with little mini candy bars. My child was so proud of it he had to give it to the teacher himself. I used velcro closures on this, but the instructions say to use magnetic buttons and I would definitely recommend those. The velcro works, but it's a bit cumbersome on something so small.

September 15, 2009

Some photos I like

Well, anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE to take pictures. I take pictures of evvvverythinnnnggg...much to the sometimes annoyance of my family. I once took a picture of an elevator sign just because I thought it was cool. While I'm not exceptionally great at photography, I do come up with some on occasion that I like to share.

Christmas cards

Here are a couple of Christmas cards that I recently put together using current and retired SU sets and some Unity as well.

This first one uses a set that I love called Peaceful Wishes. It's the first time I've used it, though I've had it for about a year. LOL. Anyway, I paper pieced the pinecones on to the main image. The ribbon is retired Stampin up riding hood red taffeta ribbon that I have stashed away. I honestly believe it's one of my very favorite ribbons. There really isn't much I can say about this card, it's pretty self-explanatory.

This next card uses the Winter Post set. I absolutely love this set! It's very versatile and it has a very vintage look to everything in the set. The background is trees from Unity. They made a beautiful background to this image. I love how peaceful and intimate it feels! I believe the sentiment is from a current SU set as well that is in the new mini catalog. The name of the set eludes me at the moment, though.

Birthday Chic!

Okay, so it took me a little while to get around to posting the cards, but here's one of them. A friend recently had a birthday and this is the card I came up with. The stamps are all Unity stamps from the Birthday Chic set. I used paper piecing on this card and I love the way this card turned out. The background on the card base is a stamp out of Unity's kit of the month for September. The layering of the gifts was a little bit tricky, and took some figuring out, but I got it and love the effect. All the paper is Stampin Up! paper and cardstock.

September 09, 2009

I'm baaacckk!!! It's been a while. So sorry to keep you all waiting. Life has been happening here and we're coming back to a normal routine now I think. Well, at least a new normal routine anyway. LOL. So much happening here. It's been a "when it rains it pours" kind of month. All is well, and we are on the back edge of the storm now. So I'm still looking up to the Maker for all His providence and guidance.

So I have managed to squeeze in some projects and things along the way and the next few posts are about those. So stay tuned...