Monday, May 11, 2009

Raspberry Color Challenge Week 5

Here is my attempt at Dawn's color challenge for this week. I actually made it and posted it before the deadline. Go me! These colors were a lot of fun, but I seriously wish I had ordered Hibiscus Burst. How on earth did I think I could live without that gorgeous pink? I guess I'm not dead yet. I used regal rose instead. And it too is a lovely pink. This isn't what I had originally envisioned for this card, but it works. Each little butterfly is different. I hope you like it.

Stamps - Good Friend
Paper - PTI Raspberry fizz, SU regal rose, basic gray, white
Ink - White craft, Raspberry Fizz, Regal Rose
Accessories - Swiss dots CB folder, MS edge punch, bling, PTI ribbon

Happy Monday!

I have two cards for you today. One is one of the few things I produced at the MI Mingle. The other is a sympathy card. I like the first card because I'm in love with this paper. It's so fun and it's a quickie card. Gotta love Thickers.

The second card is a duty card. My dear friend lost her MIL recently. I always struggle with sympathy cards. I wish I never had to send them. That being said; receiving a card is always a bright spot in my day so hopefully when she receives this, she'll know I love her and I'm thinking about her family.

Thanks DS strioes
Paper - Baja Breeze, Bo bunny, Regal rose
Accessories - Black twill ribbon, Thickers, SU! scallop edge punch

Thoughts of Sympathy
Paper - Baja Breeze, Choc chip, SU! DS paper, white
Ink - Choc craft, white
Accessories - PTI button, Su linen thread, MS edge punch, SU! ribbon, clear EP

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The bird is back

Today I will make a card without using a fat bird. I have skinny bird images, right? I like birds. What can I say? All their friends are full of it (exhibit 1 - my windshield) and yet they keep right on singing. So today - be a bird. Ignore the crap and sing a nice little song. Even if the best you can hope for for dinner is a fat worm. LOL. This is what happens when I post before I have coffee.
And you may notice I've got a new look. Bright and cheery. I just love it. Thank you Veronica!
Stamps - Cheep talk
Ink - Pacific Point, choc chip, summer sun
Paper - Good Morning Sunshine DSP, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories - Top Note Die cut, Scallop punch, circle punch, ribbon, Latte button, embroidery thread

Monday, May 4, 2009

Hero page and a plug

This picture isn't the best. And the star ribbon isn't so crooked in real life. It just needed another glue dot. LOL. At any rate, this is a page I made for my boys. These pictures were taken just a day or two before DH left for Iraq the first time. They were so happy and content then Dad said, "I'm going to miss you." Thing 1 started crying and Thing 2 followed suit.

Now here is the plug. I used my own handwriting on this page. I don't love my handwriting, but it is important to use it occasionally. My own mother died many years ago and every once in awhile I'll open a cookbook or find a list she wrote, and it makes me feel like she's here. It is a piece of her. Her handwriting was not all that pretty. It wasn't perfect, but it was hers. I can look at those cookbooks and see her notes about how I loved a recipe or how my dad thought it needed more garlic. It is something I treasure. Be brave. Get over the "I hate my handwriting" issue and jot down a little note in the kids' scrapbooks. It doesn't have to be every page, but don't let self -consciousness stop you from leaving this precious piece of yourself with your kids.

Chipboard - Basic Grey

Ink - Night of Navy

Ribbon - Making Memories

CS - white, real red, night of navy

other - dazzling diamonds, corner punch, buttons