Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sympathy Card

I think I have just about the best son-in-law in the world and his sweet Mom died very unexpectedly and very suddenly last week.  I did a card for him (forgot to take a picture of it) but totally struggled with what kind of card to do for his Dad, who lost his wife one month after their 50th anniversary.  I ended up doing this card and it just happened to be the colors for the weekly challenge at Rene's blog.
I have a tremendous problem with bows so a present from my sister of Becca's Bow Maker was appreciated and will be used a lot!!

Card Recipe:
Patterned Paper (from my sister's stash so I don't know the maker); Ribbon using Becca's Bow Maker ( ); Pearls by Recollections; Bias Binding; SU paper used for the card base and mats; Sentiment by My Favorite Things; Nestabilities;
Momento Tuxedo Black

Monday, April 9, 2012

Weekly Color Challenge

This is my entry into Rockin' Rene's color challenge  at  using Basic Grey, Melon Mambo and Old Olive. The flowers are done using the Cricut Flower Shoppe, the swirl is a die from My Favorite Things as is the sentiment and the border punch is by Stampin' Up. After taking this picture I added two more flowers.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Revised Milk Cartons

I added belly bands and a little rabbit on the milk cartons I did for my sisters for Easter. The bellyband is trimmed with a Stampin Up border punch, the bunny rabbits were cut a few years ago from a package of cookies I was given and the sentiments are old stickers by Susan Branch. I love her designs and her blog and have requested that ProvoCraft look into doing a cartridge with her art. Don't know if they'll ever listen to me but I can hope!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Rockin Rene's color challenge

This is my color challenge entry for and I think I kinda like it. All the elements on the front of the card are from the Life is a Beach cartridge. This week's colors are ruby red (bottoom of the boat), baja breeze (the waves) and so saffron (the sails). I inked the edges of all the cuts and used a signo gel pen on the saying.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

These were done for my youngest grandson to give to his pre-k classmates and teachers. The gable box is done with TBBM2 and the sentiment is a dollar stamp I got a few years ago. The pillow boxes..well, I cheated on those. I have a pillowbox cut file and a pillowbox on at least one other cartridge but when I went to WM the other day, they had this purple pillowbox kit on markdown for $5.00 for 50 of them. And they were made out of a thick vellum so I knew they would be perfect for this project. The embellie in the middle of the pillow box was done using Enjoy the Seasons Imagine cartridge at 2" and then I ran them through the Xyron. So far they are holding well. I handwrote the "from Brayden". I probably should have let Brayden write his name on the teacher's gable boxes and may redo the stamp on those so that he can. I'm not sure he can write small enough but I probably should try it

These milk cartons were also done with TBBM2 and the felt flowers were from the bridal aisle at Michael's. They already had a foam pop dot on them so I just stuck those on some little, tiny clothes pins that I found at a local party store. I think they need something a bellyband or I may add those later today if I can decide what to do!