Thursday, June 26, 2008

For a very special dog

As nice as it is to send a personally made card, sympathy cards are always the hardest to make because there is so much sadness behind them. Hopefully, Bear's mom and dad find some comfort in a special memento of their beloved friend.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

So much little time...

As I look through my collection of papers, I get so many different ideas but then run out of time. It's not uncommon that I'll buy paper and not use it for months until the perfect project comes along. I find it's like looking in my closet - certain clothes appeal to me more depending on what day it is.
This card was made with papers from "ScribbleScrabble", a company whose products I have not used in the past. The colour combination is very striking and works well on its own with minimal embellishments. The butterfly is from the Cricut cart "Home Accents".

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Oh Baby

I always like making baby cards because the colours are so soft and pretty. This card uses K&Company papers which are neutral enough that they work for either a girl or a boy. The rattle is cut from Cricut "New Arrivals" and the ribbon is Anna Griffin silk. It's finished off with a little metal bootie and some rhinestones - pretty as a picture!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Housework should be banned

I am doing everything within my power today to procrastinate as I know a ton of cleaning awaits me. It seems like I just get things clean and the dirt settles, really, why bother?

I made this pretty card yesterday from some K&Company paper that I bought quite awhile ago. I added a lot of lacy accents cut from my Martha Stewart punch (officially now my favourite punch) and some rubons for the sentiment and the black edging. I find I sometimes get carried away with the embellishing and, when I'm done, the card won't fit into the envelope. Then I need to either make a bigger envelope or just attach it to the gift sans envelope.

I went to one of my favourite local scrapbook stores yesterday and, to my horror, found it to be empty. No sign, no nothing. Scrapbook stores are so few and far between in this city that I was quite surprised to see it gone but I guess you just never know. Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Stormy Weather

Talk about a storm! Those last night were pretty scary. It's bright and sunny this morning but I can see some dark clouds rolling in so I think we're in for another round today.

This is a very pretty sympathy card made with HOTP papers; unfortunately, the photo doesn't really do it justice and proves my picture taking abilities are getting no better. The frame around the sentiment was made with Cricut "Home Accents" and the "lace" edges with my Martha Stewart punch.

It's back-to-work Monday but, hopefully, I'll post again later in the week.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Every dog has his day......

Even dogs need to have their own personal cards. This is for a german shepherd who hurt his paw - written in both English and "dog". I have been trying to use up a lot of bits and pieces of paper that I just can't throw away. The five paws I cut out with a punch and "WOOF" was cut with Cricut's Animal Kingdom cartridge. The stitches and "sorry" are both rub-ons.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

How pretty is this....

How pretty is this card done up in lace and ribbon! I purchased one of the Martha Stewart punches the other day and I just love the finished product. It reminds me of a lacy doily and the punch is so easy to use. The butterflies, corner edges and cutout are all done using Cricut "Home Accents" cartridge. I think I will get a lot of use out of this particular cartridge although it can be a bit fiddly trying to pry the cutouts from the paper when they are cut in the smaller sizes. I'm off to do my weekend errands - just hope the rain holds off til I'm done.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Happy Father's Day

I can't believe it is almost Father's Day....I mean, where does the time go? After all those storms last night, I wasn't sure we were going to live to see another day but we made it through. My poor cat, Kenya, is terrified of thunder and lightning and slept in the closet all night. Kona, on the other hand, could care less and slept peacefully through it all.

This card is done with HOTP papers - I love the combination of brown, black and tan. I bought a new Cricut cartridge yesterday - "Home Accents". It has all sorts of fun swirls and borders and I'm sure I will get a lot of use out of it. I also bought a couple of new punches. The heart border on this card is made with a Fiskars punch and is a nice finishing touch.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

There's a heat wave coming

Finally, they are predicting some summer weather for us. After all this cold and rain, it's going to be a shock to the system. I'm ready for it though, with air conditioners in windows. And, I know, the first hot day we have everyone will be wishing it was cool again. I made this card for a very special birthday. The flower paper is Anna Griffin and the striped is Melissa Frances. I like that there are lots of fun edges and then the flower and bow to finish everything off. "Happy Birthday" was cut from Cricut "Beyond Birthdays". Stay cool!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Cards just for fun

Someone asked me to make them a card for the guy who fixed our pop machine at work. It's hard to go into a store and find a card with such a theme, but I thought this fit the bill perfectly. Sometimes, it's fun to stray from the usual baby/wedding/birthday. I was able to use up some scrap paper of which I have tons and the coke can is an image I found through Google.

What a Weekend

What a busy weekend! It started out well yesterday with a viewing of "Sex and the City - the Movie" which was just as good as I had hoped. I thought the theatre would be packed so we got there plenty early but it was surprisingly (and thankfully) empty. I got home to find my cat, Kona, had thrown up about five times then started throwing up blood so we had to make a run to the emergency vet. Total cost - $20.00 for movie and snacks; $280.00 to spring Kona. Anyway, he is much better today and back to lazing outside in the sunshine while mom cleans windows. Kenya watched his video this morning so all is good again.