Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Can't forget to send out a BIG thank you

Happy Tuesday!
Last Saturday, my BF's mom, Arlene took a bunch of us out to dinner to the fabulous Elephant Bar. The food was delicious. The company/conversation was 2nd to none. The atmosphere was fun! I wanted to make sure I sent a thank you note to Arlene. I course, I broke out the elephants!


Card Recipe
-Standard A2 size card
-Layer of black cardstock
-Elephant Stamp
-Versamark stamp pad
-Clear embossing powder
-Heat gun
-Jungle patterned ribbon
-Orange bling
-Thanks stamps
-White craft ink

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Unfortunately, a sympathy card

These types of cards are not my favorite for obvious reason. My best friend from childhood lost her father-in-law. I didn't want to make the card to "girly".


Card Recipe
-5.5 x 5.5 card base in olive green
-5 x 5 layer of cordinations cardstock embossed with Cuttlebug folder (herrring bone), then sanded
-bird cut at 3.5 from serenade cartridge
-olive branch cut at 3.5 from Beyond Birthday cartridge
-Stickles (eucalyptus)
-inked edges with Studio G ink (sparkling green)
-sentiment stamp by inkadinkadoo

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Get Ready, Cuz here it comes....My first blog post! (San Jose Sharks Birthday card)

Welcome, one and all, to my new craft blog! I am super excited that I have finally started this. I want to be able to share my work. I hope you all take a seat, buckle the seatbelt and ride along this creative journey with me. I will post some of my past crafts very, very soon.
I want to share my latest project though. I didn't want to blog an entry and then not at least put something that is crafty in the entry.

This project was a birthday card that I made for my friend's husband. He is a die-hard, no-nonsense, crazy San Jose Sharks fan! Mad crazy!
Here is the SJ Sharks logo:
San Jose Sharks Pictures, Images and Photos
So, as I was looking at the logo, I was thinking....not very birthday like. The chomping on the hockey stick was a little harsh, even for me, mother to two boys that know no fear! So, I decided to use my Cricut
 (a.k.a. my partner in crime)
Here is the result!

The blower in his mouth made him less vicious in a way, don't 'cha think?

Materials Used:
*standard A2 size card
*Happy Birthday cuttlebug folder
*ColorBox Ink (Cyan) applied with brayer on embossed image
*Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Graphite
*Cricut Cartridge (celebrations) for the blower cut out
*UTEE and Versamark to make the blower sturdier and have a glossy effect
*Stampin' Up distress edger
*3M foam tape to pop up my image and the embossed folder

Thanks for looking!

And remember what Mama used to say, "Don't be a leader, be a follower!"
 The faster I get to the first 25 followers, I am licking the stamp, not the box, because, let's face it...that's gross,  and sending out some blog candy!