Friday, September 30, 2016

90, 80, 70 60 - Happy Birthday

Over Labor Day, I went back to Iowa for a big birthday celebration. My mom planned her own party so it would be just perfect. My Great Aunt turned 90 on Sept 2, my Great Uncle turned 80 on Aug 31, my mom turned 70 on Sept 4, and my cousin (son to my Great Aunt) turned 60 on Sept 2. The party was great. I haven't seen my aunt smile like that for many years. Mom had everything color coordinated - blue for the Sept birthdays and green for the Aug birthday. So I followed suite as well.

I had this idea but was going to cut the numbers out with my cricut and put the numbers back in the cut spots. I tried and tried but couldn't get them to line up properly. So plan 2 had to come to be. My uncle got tears in his eyes when my mom told him I made the cards myself. He thanked me and told me the cards were awesome. He didn't know I made handmade cards.

Of course I took the photo booth props.

Papers: Neenah, Bazzil, Recollections, The Paper Studio
Stamps: Studio G
Accessories: Cuttlebug, project life dies, acrylic dots, pop dots, SU project life corner rounder, Cricut, Martha Stewart seasonal birthdays cartridge
Ink: Memories
Technique: Cricut

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Thank You Austin

I was invited to my friend's son's welcome home party today. He just graduated Marine boot camp. Way to go Austin. Your mom (and all of us, too, are so proud of you).

I used this card as my inspiration.

Papers: Neenah, Bazzil, Recollections, The Paper Studio
Stamps: Studio G, River City Rubber Works
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilites, Project Life ef, washi tape, pop dots

Happy Birthday

This was the second card I made last weekend at crafty day. I loved this card when I saw it on Pinterest so know I had to recreate it.

Papers: Neenah, Bazzil, Recollections
Stamps: CTMH Cutie Pie, Studio G
Accessories: MFT die, Nestabilites dies, gem, acrylic dot, pop dots
Ink: Memories
Technique: paper piecing, sketch

Monster Crossing/Eye of Newt

This was one of two cards I made at craft day last weekend. Used a lot of new items on this one card.

Papers: Neenah, Bazzil, Recollections
Stamps: CTMH Monster Crossing, CTMH Monstrous Halloween, CTMH Purr-fect Halloween, Stampin Up Jar of Haunts, Inkadinkadoo Test Tubes
Accessories: CTMH Monstrous Halloween dies, C.C. Designs dies, pop dots, googlie eye
Inks: Memories, Colorbok