Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Little Something-something

I really do not know where the time goes. Have been working on a wedding (invites, flowers, favors, and tablescape) for my nephew and his fiancee', and the time just gets away from me.

Have squeezed in a few cards and other things, though.

Tried to design on Gypsy and cut. Not too bad for a 1st try.

The card below was made for a wonderful neighbor who went through a "moment". Glad to see she's feeling better. The roses were handmade. Since I had such a ball with them, am making more -- some even in different colors and sizes. Will post when done.

Inside of neighbor's card.

This card was made for lady I used to work with. Hadn't heard from her in a while and wanted to connect by sending a card to just say "Hi".

The two cards in the outside pockets.

Finished two more mini albums. The one on the right can hold two dozen pictures and has many spaces for journaling. It covers baby's first: smile, bath, tooth, Christmas, and year.

The one on the right is a toilet paper roll that I made for myself. It is all about family, and has about 16 pictures in it.

Hope you enjoyed.  Don't forget to leave me a comment.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Just Because

Wow!! Time really gets away from you.  Can't believe it's been five days since my last post.

Did two birthday cards, but forgot to get pics (since they went out soooooo fast).

Did a "just because" for my big sis ('cause she is so special and the best sis in the whole world).  Gave her an assortment of six cards in a cute box for when she needs that special card on the spot.

The wings on the butterflies were eventually fluffed up - as if in flight.

Few of the cards that were in the box.

Hope you enjoy. 

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Finished card

Here's the second belated birthday I was working on.  It's all dry and ready to go now.

Hope you enjoy.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Mini and birthday card

Finished the birthday card to go with the mini album.  It is Betty Boop themed.  Hope you can see it in the pictures, although the pictures really do not do justice.

Hope you enjoy.

Soon as the other belated birthday card is dried, will post it.

Leave me your comments; let me know what you think.  Is there anything in particular you would like to see made?

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Belated Birthday

Finished the belated birthday card last night and it is in the mail to my daughter for her maintenance guy.

The front of the card appears to be a different color, but it uses the same paper as the inside.  The angle of the camera on the front gave it a slightly different coloring.  Need to work on my lighting.  Another task for another day. 

Will post the mini album as soon as I make the birthday card to go with it.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Back to School

With the end of July, I finished a batch of wedding invitations and calligraphied the envelopes. 

Now, I am back to getting the rest of my August birthdays out of the way.  Oh, and I added another one.  Will try to get that belated card out and sent as soon as possible.  Will post when done.

In the meantime, I did complete a card for "keeping in touch".  Had an idea of a plate and utensils -- it came out rather nice.  The front says "Hello" and the inside, "let's get together (soon)".  Used a clear embossing, so the camera does not really pick up the wording. 

My sister has a little girl and her family who pass in front of her shop everyday, and the little girl started school today.  So, she asked me to make a card for her.  This was done rather quickly, as I wanted to get it to my sister before school lets out.

Front of card

Inside, with place to put her first day pictures (2).

Back of card

Well, back to working on my next birthday mini album and two more birthday cards.

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sympathy cards

Two sympathy cards.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Forgot the card I made early, early this morning.  Hubby said it was okay to post.


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Thinking of you cards

I have a bunch of "thinking of you", "get well", and "sympathy" cards that I am working on.  Here are two of them.

Front of 1st card

Inside of 1st card

The "thinking of you" on the front is raised and "ribboned".  It sort of "flows" across the front of the card.  Believe it or not, that is a purple mat (same color as the embossing and distressing) on the inside of the card.  This mat and color is taken from the front (across the top and bottom, and the embossing and distressing).

(WOW!!! Got pretty "technical" on that one.  LOL)

Front of 2nd card

Inside of 2nd card

Both the front and inside of this card is embossed with a paisley print.

Leave me your comments or let me know if there are any other types of cards that you would like to see.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Just Because

Finished a special card for a special girlfriend.  Don't know if you can make out that the butterflies are "floating". Also, there is embossing on the white on front.  The wording on the inside has also been embossed.  Enjoy!

Front of card.

Inside of card.
  Also, was playing with cutting small layers on Kate's ABCs.  Since I cut it out small, some of the pieces were teeny, tiny -- but I did it.  Just used some scrap pieces to do it, so the colors are not the best.  I think they are just adorable!!!  Will be using this cart for some of my cards in the near future.
Let me know what you think.

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Another card and mini album

Finished the second birthday card and mini album for August - one more set to go. 

 Hope you enjoy.  Leave me a comment.

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