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Monday, August 20, 2012

A Few Birthday Cards and A Tear Panda For My Mom

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! I actually was able to spend some time in my craftroom this weekend and this is what I came up with. This first card is for my mom. For those of you that don't know, my mom is in a rehab and has been diagnosed with lung cancer and her only option is chemo, which she has opted not to do. I wanted something that she could set on her nightstand and when she looked at it she would know that she is in our thoughts and in our hearts. It had been awhile since I did a tear bear and I thought this little panda would put a smile on her face. Aside from the panda, the rest of the card is pretty simple. I used heart and circle Nestibilities along with the Spellbinders lattice border, pierced the background on the heart and added a few tiny flowers. The sentiment is computer generated---
I had this next card done for quite a while but didn't want to post it until our good friend Bob had received it. He is a train enthusiast so I thought the digital train image would be perfect for him. You can't tell from the picture but the train is popped for dimension. The edge punch is Stampin' Up, as is the paper. The little ties were around a silverware setup where we had lunch with him and Kathi awhile back...I wonder if he recognized them--- 
Our good friend Gigi loves birds so I used one of my new favorite dies, Memory Box Perched Reed Bird for her card, added a bit of a flourish, a couple of tickets and called it a day ---
And finally, our friend Eduardo,who is Gigi's husband and 1 day younger than her, also loves birds. I'm not sure the buzzard kind but I thought this would be appropriate for a man's card and he will appreciate the humor. I found the clip art image on line and colored it with Copics---
That's it for now...Thanks for stopping by. If you need more information or if you have questions on the recipe or the supplies I used, please don't hesitate to email me. Til next time...Enjoy your day, have a great week and I'll see you when I see you!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Something Other Than Christmas

Good Morning Everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by!  Remember when I posted the cards that I made for our neighbor with the heart bride and groom? I told you that was the last you would see it for a while. I guess I knew then, that wouldn't be entirely true. I knew in April that I had an anniversary card to make for our Disney enthusiasts Bob and Kathi. I wanted to put a little different twist on it using the Mickey heads cut with My Cricut--- 
I knew last month when Gina K of Stamp TV posted a video for the "Sunshine Background", I wanted to use it to make a card for my mom. Here is what I came up with. The flower and clouds are dies from My Favorite Things and the doily is a die from The Scrapping Cottage. The sentiment is computer generated---
I always try to keep a few quick Thank You card in my stash. I used a Michael's $1 bin stamp and A Cuttlebug embossing folder for this one--- 
Here's a Tiddly Ink image that I colored with Copics and paper pieced the dress. I added 2 different EK scalloped edge border punches, a Nestibility heart and and a few brads---  
I used a embroidery floss bobbin as a template for this card. I inked and added the swirl and flower from an EK  punch and added a pearl and embroidery floss The sentiment is computer generated, cut with an oval and inked---
That's it for now. I've got a few Birthday's cards to do for September then I'll be finishing up my Christmas cards. Working on my Christmas the whole month of July has really given me a good head start and I had so much fun, I want to finish them. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day, I'll see you next time...have a great week.