Tuesday, February 22, 2011

sweet candy treat

I made several Valentines Day cards this year, but never got around to posting them before the 14th, but I figured I'd still share them with you. I love the sweet treat cups, they are so much fun!

I tried the rock n roll technique to add a little bit of detail to the bird and the flower stem. I really love the end result.

Stamps: Sweetheart
Inks: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Real Red
Papers: Whisper White, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Blushing Bride
Misc: Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Full Heart Punch, Heart Treat Cups, Exacto Knife, Stampin' Dimensioinals, Cinnamon Hearts Candy

Friday, February 18, 2011

Birthday Beware!!

Did you miss me?? I'm hoping that some of you are still out there. I did not mean to take that long of a break from my blog, but life just got in the way. I've still been creating as much as I can, but I never seemed to get a chance to photograph it, let alone get it up here.
I had to create a ton of these for my baby's birthday, I can't believe he's 5 already!! Where has the time gone? He really wanted a pirate themed party, so I ordered the set Beware Pirates for the invites and then asked him what colors he wanted to use. I had a lot of fun creating the first one, but by the time I had done about 15 of them I'd had enough. Doing that much distressing and tearing and sponging takes a lot of time.

Stamps: Beware Pirates
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Real Red
Papers: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Misc: 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Cutter Kit, Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals

I think I scored a 10 on this one, not only did I use the entire stamp set on one card, my son said it was the best card I've ever made. He sleeps with one on his headboard every night, it's been almost a month now and he still has it up there. Is there anything better in the world than your child telling you how much he loves something you make?

Thanks for sticking with me over the past 2 months, I promise to get back to posting more often. Hopefully I'll be back to every couple days in no time.