Tuesday, April 5, 2011

4 cards and a Note...


Morning all! I just wanted to share a few Easter cards I have done today and a birthday card. I also realize I have a couple og Blog awards to attend to ~ I have not forgot about them! Im just going through all of the blogs I follow and its taking much longer than I expected (I have to gather 45 more blog addresses & names!!! to finish accepting). So please bear with me! Thanks! On to the cards . I did these quickly this morning. Two cards were made with the new Martha Stewart punches I picked up a couple weeks ago (listed under TJ Maxx Deals) The Bunny ear one came out as my favorite. I just found a bunch of Springy- Easter type patterns and punched and glued them on to a light grey diamond print paper and layered that on a lavender cardstock - I used Microsoft Publisher to create the sentiment and then punched sideways with the EK ticket punch (boy, that punch has sure got its moneys worth!! I use it soo much!). The second punch card , also used Easter 2010 cart, MS Egg & Basket punch and Storybook for the scallop ovals. I cut the litte blades of grass by hand & added some bling for the Bunny's collar, plus a little ribbon at bottom. The third Easter card, I am not sure i love it too much, but I used Holiday Cakes for the bunny and EK Real Estate punch for the stamped (studio G -2009 series) sentiment, plus the i-rock for the gold bling. The last card, a birthday card is an older Studio G cupcake stamp. I had it in my "extra cut" box and saw it today & was inspired to make something out of it. I layered it and used some Copics on it and the purple layer used an MS PAtP to make the pretty border.
Thanks for taking a look & I am hoping to finalize my blog awards this evening!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

40th B-day invites

Here are the invites i made for my sisters upcoming 40th birthday party. The polka dot paper i ended up using is a making memories glitter polka dot called Ella Glittered Dot. This is an older paper design. I got a 25 pack of 12 x 12 at Big Lots this past Fall for $1.99. At the time I thought "what would i ever do with 25 sheets of the same paper??" But when i remembered I had it and tried it out - it worked out quite well. My only regret with this invite is, I feel like i wasnt creative enough with party information and that I should have written something whitty. But I guess i cant worry about that now, considering they are already in the mail! I will share a pic of the butterfly jars I am making as soon as they are finished. thanks for looking. :o)

Stylish Blogger Award!

(updated post - I forgot to attach my list of recipients!!)
I have recently been awarded the Stylish Blogger Award from Tiffany @ http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/ 
Sometimes I find it difficult to describe myself,  but I think i have figured out a few interesting facts that make me - me!
Thank you Tiffany!! for this award. The requirements for this award are that I tell 8 things about myself, and pass on to 8 bloggers!

The 8 things about myself are:

1. I  am fascinated with ghosts & ghost stories and shows.
2. I love dogs (well ok almost all animals~ except ROOSTERS!!, and thats another story!)
3. I love sleeping in when i can
4.  I hate mushrooms...blech!!!
5. I love Sirius music station "Hair Nation"
6. I am total night owl - I tend to be the most "crafty" after midnight -hmmm...what does this say about me???
7. I am completely addicted to listening to Relic Radio (relicradio.com) especially when i craft - full of horror stories and mystery theatre.
8. I should have been born in the 1930's - 1940's - I love that era!

Ok, and here are the 8 bloggers I would like to pass this award on to:

1. Alexandra @ http://bananasaboutmysoldier.blogspot.com/
2. Gopi @ http://createmepink.blogspot.com/
3. Diana @ http://daisylovecreations.blogspot.com/
4. Melissa @ http://disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com/
5. Sarah @ http://liveloveandscrap.blogspot.com/
6. Kristen @ http://fantabulouslypink.blogspot.com/
7. Carri @ http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/
8. Jen @ http://www.purplescrapbooker.com/

Slideshow of Cards