The crazy card maker would be me, I have needed a lot of cards lately and so I have gone crazy making tons of cards...which ok by me since it doesn't take much to get me to make a card :). The first card I needed was a wedding card for a good friend of my dh, she is getting married tonight but as it turns out I cannot go since my little sweetpea (dd) is sick and won't let me out of her sight. But my dh is going to goto the wedding with his parents, while I stay home and make my little one feel better. I also am trying to get rid of one of those nasty sinus pressurized headaches...or is it a migrane? The "Bride/groom" stamps and the heart stamp came from Studio G clear acrylic stamp set from Michael's, I LOVE it :)!!!
The second card that I made was from a MFT stamp set called "Serenity Now", that I borrowed from Kim but will HAVE to get. It is a stamp set that is all about Yoga, my great Aunt is into the yoga thing along with some of her friends and so I just HAD to make her a card. Well, once she opened up her card she asked me to make 2 more cards for her to give to her other yoga pals :)! So The first card is for my Aunt, the other two cards are for her friends :)! Hey Julie, I layered the last two cards...more so than I usually would actually. Thank you Kim for letting me borrow this set :)!
I used versamark ink pad to stamp the leaf sprig from the "Embrace Life" stamp set from SU onto the purplish colored cardstock. The patterned paper that you see, that I used as one of my layers, was from the "Asian" patterned paper slab that I got from Michael's. Not too sure if I am a fan of this color, especially in the picture, it makes it look almost neon and it was far from being neon in real life.
I used a smaller style card for this one I made, it worked out well :)! I did a different layering for this card than the other cards...I also used a lot of dimensionals for this layering. I was really happy with this card, but I think the next time I would add one one of those coins that you can get!
This card I made was a card for one of my cousins, his wife just had a baby and my mom wanted to send them a cute card. So I made this cute card for my mom to give my cousin and his wife...LOVED this patterned paper, I have seen several of you bloggers use it on some of your cards.
The next card I made was a for a good friend of mine, whom I hadn't seen since Jr. High days and we bumped into each other at the grocery store one day4 months ago...they have been going through a tough time lately. Anyways, I thought they could use one of my cards to cheer them up :)! I used the SEE D's Coffee Stamp set, since my friend and I go for a lot of coffee's together...can't get enough of this stamp set!! Oh yeah, the sentiment that I used on the coffee cup came from the fun retired SU set called "Fancy and Flexible Phrases".
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I made several cards over the past couple of days for several of the gals in our usual SU night crew, they either have a birthday coming up or they had one (tee hee, late I know...sorry). Here is the Birthday card that I made for Kim (over at www.creative-diversions.blogspot.com ...sorry I had to do it this way since the "link" button is trying to test my patience). The butterfly stamp is from the "Stamp Barn" company, and I got it over at Carousel. I embossed it with gold embossing powder, and cut out the 4 stamped butterfly images. Then stuck 2 of the four butterfly's onto white cardstock, and then used little dimensionals for the other 2 butterfly's so they would create a 3d look to the card. I cased this card idea from beate (www.beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com), I found this card on SCS site (love that site).
This next card that I made was for Deborah, and I used the stamp set by Basic Grey to make this card. I also used my Creative Memories Corner rounder punch to make the corners rounded. The corner flower you see there, actually is only stamped once, even though it looks like I stamped it twice and then raised the middle part. The patterned paper I got from Photo Memories I believe...and the inks I used were SU Bravo Burgundy and Archival jet black ink.
The third card I made was for Val, her birthday is coming up but I didn't think I would see until after her Birthday, so I gave her card to her last night. I used the SU "True Friend" stamp set to make this card, and the patterned paper came from Photo Memories. I really LOVE that "True Friend" stamp set, and if you think you have run out of ideas for ways to use this card...pop on over to SCS to check out the hundreds of pictures of cards with this set. I now check out SCS before I buy any stamp sets...I check out the card samples in the gallery according to the stamp set and it either makes or breaks the deal. Lol! I made one for Louise too, but as it turns out I didn't take a picture of it to show you guys. Hmmm...I really thought I did!!
This next card I made was for Julie, because she was at Michael's the other night and she came across the Cuttlekids dies that are usually $16.99 or there abouts. She picked up 2 sets for me for $3.00, and I wanted to thank her for them. LOVE these 2 stamp sets that I used for this card :)! I used my "Touch Markers" to color in the cup and the coffee in the cup and the cup stamp set is from SEE D's and the little sentiment and the coffee bean stamps were from the Hero Arts clear stamp sets that come with a few little "bling", the set is called "Sparkle and Clear" stamp sets.
Last night was our monthly SU night get together, lol, and we had a challenge for each other which was to onto one of our blogs and case a card. So, I cased Julie's card...and here is my version of her card! Love how this card turned out :)! So we draw names, and whose ever name we draw, it is their card that we get to keep from the challenge. I drew Julie's name, and I believe she said that she cased Kim's blog for her card. Here is the card that Julie made :)! Thank you Julie, I really like it :)!
The first thing we made was a cute little candy holder, it would be perfect for a wedding favor or some sort of special event. The second picture is of this candy holder opened up, cute eh?? Kind of hard to see, so I hope that one of the other girls will have better pictures of our candy holder on their blogs. Sorry, about that!!!
The second thing we made was this really beautiful card with a slot to put either money or a gift card in. We used the SU "One of a Kind" stamp set for this project, gotta love this set too...it is on my wish list. We also used the SU "Stitched" background stamp, which I had to order this time around...couldn't let that sit another month :)!
The final card we made, was for our Dad's or men in our lives...hence the "golf" theme...but several of us didn't know any guy that golfed. So those who didn't have guys that golfed were going to take their cards home and stamp something else on them.
Our night was full of laughs, and near trips off of "steep banks", and good food too thank you so much Louise and Kim for having us over :)!
So this morning, I had to make a quick Birthday card for one of oldest son's best friends from school. They are having his Birthday party this afternoon as soon as they get off the bus, lol, so I needed a card. I made this card using one of the "Cuttlekid" dies that Julie got for me...too cute :)! LOVE how this card turned out, but I think I would make it a larger card that what I made this one. Anyways, we will see if the little boy will like it :)!
Take care everyone and that is my creative catch up for you all :)!
Posted by maiahs_momma at 9:06 AM
Monday, May 26, 2008
on her mouth...
I am sure that there are thousands of pictures like these one's that I took of my dd, I know that my parents have a few like this one of me probably even close to the same age she is. The only difference is that I had the egg over my nose and I was holding it with my mouth, my dd seems to have gotten the egg stuck on her mouth. Lol, had to share...
Have a great night :)!!
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Yesterday morning we tried to vacuum our house, well our dd wouldn't let us vacuum unless she was involved. Which meant that she had to be holding the vacuum handle...so here is what my dh came up with to get the kitchen vacuumed and boy was it funny. I couldn't stop laughing, because this is how he vacuumed pretty much the whole house...with our dd in his hands like this and him steering it all. I had to share it these pictures with you all :)!
I have made a card for a challenge that Louise has given us for our next SU night, which is tomorrow night and it was to goto one of our friends blog and case one of their cards. So, I can't share this card with you until Tuesday morning...
Hope all is well with you :)!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
~White flat cardstock from Carousel
~SU Certainly Celery
~Black flat Cardstock
~SU True Friend
~Clear Acrylic sentiment "Mom"
~Clear hero arts stem stamp
~SU Mellow moss
~Archival (Jet Black)
~Cuttlebug flower folder
~brown ribbon from Michael's
I am also in the process of trying out a new technique that I spotted over on Splitcoast and also on Karen B. Barber's blog ( I will find her link to her blog for you all and will post it), the technique is called "Black Magic". What an amazingly beautiful technique, and it is one of those "oh I gotta try that" kind of techniques and it is one that looks harder to do than it actually is. Gotta love that kind of project too :)! So here is my first attempt at the "Black Magic" technique, and I have to say that I didn't use metallic colored pencils for this technique which other's have been using. I used my prisma colored pencils, but you do have to press kind of hard to make sure you get the nice deep colors :D...let me know what you think??