Today is DH birthday - and this is perfect for the handyman he is!!! Every year for our birthday my boss, friend, and stamping buddy get together at home and "create" for our birthdays!!! We have so much fun and she has things I don't have and visa-versa. She has a cricut - plus this hammer sizzix die so the components were all there - just make a card. We used the Tim Holtz woodgrain embossing folder, added the hammer and nails and a cute screw brad as well as the Happy Birthday. I think he will like it - and I know he will like his birthday cake - Earthquake Cake!!! I only make this cake on special occasions as it is LOADED with calories but...since it is birthday it was his request.
Another Mabelles Image Lucy's Cheese - which makes up into such a cute birthday card - and love the sentiment for the inside - "Age is not important unless you're a cheese. She was so much fun to color with my copics, I matched her outfit to a DP I had from a DCWV pack and love love love the absolutely ticket die from AMuse - and the set of sentiments that you can purchase to go along with, it worked perfectly for this card. I send a lot of birthday cards so just trying to get a few ahead so I don't slammed during the busy holiday season. Enjoy.
We had a "special" request for chemo angels for a lady that had fallen and broken her leg - she loves cats and since it is getting close to Halloween and it is fall I decided to use an Image from Mabelles collection - I love Fibi and Lilly - especially with these lovely pumpkins - I went with Halloween colors and used my nesties to cut out the focal image then used my new Amuse dies to cut the scallop border - how much fun it was to layer the colors to match my backgrounds. A little bit of bakers twine tied at the corner and a card is ready to go in the mail today. When I mail my cards I really "need" to keep the embellishments simple so I don't have to add 20 cents extra postage, you see I probably send out at least 30+ cards a month so cost comes into play.
My hairdresser knows I LOVE to stamp and create and she asked me to make her up a few Halloween tags so she could put them on her grand childrens gifties, I knew that I was going to use the set from AMUSE Too cute to spook and I think they turned out just darling. I used (or cased) a lot of the ideas directly from the holiday Catalog but there were a couple that I came up with on my own. With the beautiful cs, embellishments, dies, bakers twine they came together so easily and quickly. I can't wait to take them to her tomorrow. Got my fingers crossed XXXX that she will want some Christmas Tags too!!!
Since Oct. is breast cancer awareness month I have one more card to show today - this one is using a TAC image and the words from MFT (My Favorite Things), I love how the image resembles a cross and an angel - so simple but so powerful. I colored the ribbon with copics the halo in gold mounted it on nesties labels then a piece of shimmer (Hobby Lobby 40% off), and had already cut and tied this pink ribbon for another card and it just didn't look right but fit perfectly on this one. I already have an envie addressed and ready for this card to go to a Chemo patient.
As some of you know I am a Chemo Angel, "special angel" and a "sub angel" I send a lot of cards and never seem to have enough little boy cards. I found this stamp at Hobby Lobby from Stampabilities and it was 40% off (even better) and thought perfect image for boys. I worked it up in green and yellow - very little coloring and the card went together very easily. I am hoping this will make a smile appear on a little guy.
I think this should just be Dessert Weekend - I love all things sweet - the DT over at PaperWings is having a hop using Mabelle images and for this one I chose Cupcake Cuties - you see I also love Mabelles images and I am so happy she is making rubber images available to us again. This little cutie was colored with copics, the DP is from DCWV - ribbon is a MS ribbon, nesties to showcase the image and the saying is from TAC Sweet Sayings. I love chocolate and blue together so that is the theme I kept with. I added the dots around the image and I think it makes it stand out just a bit more.
Did you know that today is Dessert Day - WOW I am glad that Dessert Day is not everyday because I LOVE sweets. For my card I used a sweet image from My Favorite Things from Pure Innocence - this little girl is so cute and is one of my favorite. I paper pieced her dress and cupcake liner with paper from TAC, colored her skin tones with copics, hair and shoes with prisma pencils and OMS. Of course she needed a bit of bling in her hair with a hear sparkle from Amuse and another one on her shoe buckle. The cherry on the top of the cupcake has liquid accent to make it look real. I had this cute cupcake ribbon and it just worked perfect. Enjoy Dessert Day.
Every month Doodle Pantry there is a monthly challenge and I usually take part - you see I LOVE their colored images!!! For this month I used the treat box which I printed out on magenta cs, cut out then used printed DP that came with the set Candy Corn Ants - purple ghosts and green candy corn paper - this worked perfect cut out my main focal image with nesties, tied together with bakers twine and filled with candy corn. What a cute giftie for a co-worker or for a very sweet special grand daughter!!!
Just had to share a couple of pics from "the wedding" yesterday. My beautiful 24 year granddaughter got married and of course Grandma is very proud. She is simply beautiful and the ceremony was stunning. The other pic is of my youngest granddaughter Megan that I am always mailing fun stuff to - she will be 10 and was the junior bridesmaid and she is going to be as pretty as her sister.
A couple of weeks ago on the Hero Arts Blog there was this darling Halloween Tri-Fold card - so packed up my new Too Cute to Spook set from AMuse and my new bat trio die set and some onxy gingham and slate cs again from Amuse and off I went to my friends Patti house just down the road and after some delicious cappuccino we got our creative mojo flowing and we each came up with our own version of this absolutely cute tri-fold card. I choose to use the cat in my window and Pat used the little ghost. How much fun is this card and I already know which granddaughter is going to get it in her Halloween treat box. I got my card home and decided it needed just a hint of color so I colored 2 buggie eyes green with my copic markers (love those copics) and my kitty has green eyes for a little extra spook. Go on over to Pattis blog and check out her darling tri-fold card.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness and I am a chemo card angel to 2 women that are currently battling breast cancer so these 2 cards are already on their way - these limited stamps are from MFT and they were just perfect for my chemo angel crusade that I am a part of. Love all of the sayings and the images speak volumes. I chose to stay simple with my card - so I could easily mail them in a regular card envelope.
My week has been very busy - and although I didn't forget this special card making day - I simply didn't have the Mo-Jo or the time so I quickly put this together this am and this is what I love about AMuse stamps, you can make a card truly in under 10 min. No coloring, just a bit of fussy cutting, nesties dies - some pop dots and how cute did this turn out. This will be sent on to a special chemo patient that is needing some special prayers, and hugs right now. I can't wait to go visit other blogs to see what everyone has posted for their Happy World Card Making Day.
I am a hopelessly addicted stamper that has to work to fund her addiction. I work pt as a home health nurse and nursing is my second passion. I am married to a wonderful husband who loves to fish (more stamping time for me) and we share our home with a big red ugly dog (aka Bella), her adopted "sister" Stella, and 3 cats.